A Davis Polk team led by partner and White Collar Defense & Investigations co-head Greg Andres, partners Uzo Asonye and Paul Nathanson and counsel Nino Stamatovic received a shout out in AmLaw Litigation Daily’s “Litigator of the Week” column for securing a non-custodial sentence for Emmanuel Palma, a former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) engineer. The government charged Palma in 2019 with allegedly conspiring to violate the Clean Air Act by manipulating U.S. emissions tests in connection with FCA’s diesel versions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 vehicles.

After initially facing over 20 years in prison based on the 2019 indictment, Palma pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the Clean Air Act in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371. Pursuant to a plea agreement, the government agreed not to object to a non-custodial sentence and did not oppose Palma’s recommendation of a time-served sentence.

The Davis Polk team also included associates Meredith Manning, Shiva Jayaraman, Brooke Theodora, Christian Hines, Michelle Musielewicz, Jennifer Butwin, Stephanie Hansen, Isabella Nolan, Akhil Sud, Ted Ibargüen, Paul Shortell, Kennedi Williams-Libert and Jessica Barragan.

Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs,” AmLaw Litigation Daily (November 17, 2023) (subscription required)