Stuart Slotnick, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney New York litigation shareholder, was quoted in an article published on December 12, 2010, in Bloomberg Business Weekly and multiple international news sites. The article, titled "WikiLeaks Can Survive Swedish, U.S. Assange Probes, Lawyers Say," discussed the long-term viability of the hot-button website leaking classified U.S. documents.
Despite the arrest of founder Julian Assange, WikiLeaks "can replicate its data if shut down," and isn’t dependent on "a high-profile leader." The article went on to report that "the Justice Department was conducting a criminal investigation into the release of government documents."
Slotnick was paraphrased as noting that the U.S. would "likely charge Assange, and possibly WikiLeaks itself, with violating the Espionage Act of 1917," but that such a case could be useless.
"It might ultimately prove to be impossible to shut WikiLeaks down because of their network of 'mirror' websites," Slotnick provided.
"As soon as they shut one down, another one will appear."