Brownstein Client Receives Presidential Pardon

Brownstein Client Receives Presidential Pardon

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, congratulates Diane DeBarri for receiving a presidential pardon yesterday relating to events from more than 30 years ago. Shareholders Will Moschella and Alex Dahl assisted DeBarri with the preparation of her pardon application.

“I reviewed hundreds of recommendations regarding executive clemency in my former role as principal associate deputy attorney general,” Moschella said. “Diane’s is one of the most compelling cases I’ve ever reviewed.” 

“Diane is truly inspirational,” Dahl said. “She turned her life around by helping others to do the same, both by teaching and by her own example. It was an honor to get to know her as we worked together on her pardon application.” 

Moschella and Dahl said that the Office of the Pardon Attorney, the FBI and the White House Counsel’s office did extensive work reviewing Diane’s application. Their thorough vetting served President Obama well, allowing the president to see Diane for who she is: an individual of great integrity who overcame significant obstacles and someone who continues to make an incredible difference in the lives of many ex-offenders.

Moschella is a shareholder in Brownstein’s Washington, D.C., office, who served at the Department of Justice as an assistant attorney general (2003-2006) and principal associate deputy attorney general (2006-2008).

Dahl is a shareholder in Brownstein’s Washington, D.C., office who previously served as deputy staff director and senior counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and as an assistant United States attorney for the District of Columbia.

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