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Wiley Rein partner's diligence helps Florida family recover lost camera


A Florida family is getting its digital camera and treasured photos back, thanks to the initiative of a Wiley Rein partner who found the camera on the Washington, D.C., Metro.

“I cannot believe that someone found it,” Cooper City, Florida, mom Sunny Riling tells the Washington Post. “I am so thrilled.”

In his quest to find the family, Wiley Rein partner Brian Pandya asked a friend to get the word out on social media, Above the Law reports. A photo of the family was tweeted and then retweeted by Twitter users such as SCOTUSblog and Above the Law’s David Lat.

But it was “old-fashioned detective work” that led to the camera’s owners, the Washington Post says. Two employees at Wiley Rein noticed birthday party photos on the camera from Dec. 2, 2012, and called the gymnastics studio in the pictures to find out who hosted a party that day.

Pandya credits operations staffer Lindsey Plummer and senior associate Rachel Hunnicutt for their detective work.

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