(Boston, 5/21/12) New England Law | Boston: A comment and note editor for the New England Law Review, Owen Sucoff ’12 didn’t realize that a memorandum he wrote while interning at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston would lead to him being a contender for a prestigious award. His article, “From the Courthouse to the Police Station: Combating the Dual Biases that Surround Federal Money-Laundering Asset Forfeiture,” published in the Law Review, vol. 46-1, was based on the memorandum and selected as a finalist for the 2011–2012 Scribes Law-Review Award, a national competition for student legal writing sponsored by the American Society of Legal Writers.
The memorandum’s subject, a hypothetical drug case involving money laundering and seizing of assets, intrigued Sucoff, and the research and writing of the article took him a semester to complete. “It turns out the laws are complicated and kind of vague,” he says, “but I began to realize that there were two very different influences pushing toward maximizing forfeiture.”
Sucoff has accepted an assistant district attorney position with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, NY.