Nacchio v. United States

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New York Council of Defense Lawyers in support of granting the petition. In the case below, first argued in 2008 and reheard en banc by the 10th Circuit court of appeals, the defendant and amici argued that the trial court judge improperly excluded a defense expert witness who would have explained the former executive’s trading of Qwest stock to the jury.

Brief filed: 04/01/2009


Nacchio v. United States

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 08-1172

Prior Decision

Case below, 555 F.3d 1234 (10th Cir. 2009).



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Andrew H. Schapiro and Scott A. Claffee, Mayer Brown LLP, Washington, D.C. 10th Circuit brief below.