September 5, 2008 (iMEGA.org) — iMEGA, a not-for-profit association "dedicated to the continued growth and innovation of the Internet," has added a legal heavyweight to team of professionals seeking to challenge UIGEA. Stephen A. Saltzburg, professor of law at George Washington University and one of Washington D.C.'s most renowned and accomplished professional attornies, is the former deputy assistant attorney general in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
From iMEGA's website:
Saltzburg joins lead counsel Eric M. Bernstein, noted First Amendment and Internet Law attorney, and Edward Leyden, iMEGA's president and chief counsel, as an integral part of iMEGA's legal team in its showdown over UIGEA with the US Department of Justice. …
Prof. Saltzburg held the following governmental positions: associate independent counsel in the Iran-Contra investigation; deputy assistant attorney general in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Attorney General’s ex-officio representative on the U.S. Sentencing Commission; and director of the Tax Refund Fraud Task Force.
He was chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section from 2007 to 2008, and represents the section in the ABA House of Delegates. He was appointed to the ABA Task Force on Terrorism and the Law and to the ABA Task Force on Gatekeeper Regulation and the Profession in 2001, and to the ABA President’s Advisory Group on Citizen Detention and Enemy Combatant Issues in 2002.
In 2001 he was appointed by Chief Judge Edward R. Becker of the U.S. Court of Appeals as co-chair of the Task Force on the Selection of Lead Counsel in Class Actions, which published its final report in 2002. Prof. Saltzburg is the author of numerous books and articles on evidence, procedure, and litigation.
Prof. Saltzburg received his BA at Dickinson College, and his JD at the University of Pennsylvania. …
"Prof. Saltzburg is simply one of the best,” said Joe Brennan Jr., Chairman and CEO of iMEGA. "His experience speaks for itself. We are fortunate to have a true heavyweight advocate in our corner."
Saltzburg joins lead counsel Eric M. Bernstein, noted First Amendment and Internet Law attorney, and Edward Leyden, iMEGA's president and chief counsel, as an integral part of iMEGA's legal team in its showdown over UIGEA with the US Department of Justice.
"We always had a strong team representing us," said Brennan. "The addition of Prof. Saltzburg to our line-up demonstrates that iMEGA is serious about meeting the US Department of Justice on equal terms in court, and that we have strong advocates making a compelling argument as to why the court should overturn this troubling law."