McGuireWoods Washington, D.C., partner
Andrew Southerling was recently quoted in
Law360 and the
Chicago Tribune about a complete acquittal the firm won on Sept. 20, 2021, for client James
Needham, a former senior salesman for Chicago-based Power Solutions
International (PSI) following a nearly four-week trial in the Northern
District of Illinois.
In 2019, the U.S. Attorney’s Office charged Needham with 11 counts of
securities fraud and wire fraud, allegations he denied. On Sept. 20, the
judge in United States v. Winemaster, et al. found Needham and
other defendants not guilty on all counts.
"Mr. Needham has steadfastly asserted his innocence, and he is eager to be
able to put these allegations behind him. We are grateful for the court's
time and attention throughout this matter," Southerling said.