Melissa Jampol Quoted in “Sessions Memo Could Create Friction in Plea Negotiations”


Melissa L. Jampol, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences and Litigation practices, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted in Law360, in “Sessions Memo Could Create Friction in Plea Negotiations,” by Judy Godoy. (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

Melissa Jampol, a former prosecutor who now practices at Epstein Becker Green, said the memo marks a return to the strict outlook espoused by former Attorney General John Ashcroft.

“It's going to make it more difficult for defendants to present evidence of mitigation to prosecutors because it prioritizes the concept of the highest provable crime,” Jampol said.