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Patton Boggs is suing a former client in Virginia state court to recoup more than $200,000 in legal fees. The complaint, filed Oct. 28 in Accomack County Circuit Court, accuses BaySys International LLC of failing to pay $228,919 for legal... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Hacked: The NSA has intercepted communications at the point where the internet meets Google and Yahoo's data centers, accoring to a report by The Washington Post. The NSA is storing the data at its Fort Meade, Md. headquarters. The government... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Two Goodwin Procter lawyers, including the leader of the firm’s Washington litigation department, are leaving for Schiff Hardin. Elizabeth Geise and Valerie Ross, who focus on toxic tort litigation, join as partners in the product liability group. Their practice includes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Two Dickstein Shapiro insurance partners are leaving the firm to join Reed Smith. John Schryber and Andrew Weiner represent corporate policy holders in disputes against insurance companies. Schryber and Weiner have represented clients in a range of disputes—from environmental coverage,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Updated 9:10 a.m. 10/29/2013 Attorneys from Williams & Connolly and Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz are seeking more than $200,000 in legal fees and costs for their work fighting a libel suit filed in September 2012 against Foreign Policy magazine... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
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When it comes to justices stepping aside from hearing cases because of financial conflicts of interests, there's a single goal, Ken Starr said today: That should never happen in the first place. "The goal should be no justice should step... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Inez Tenenbaum, who leads the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is joining Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough on Dec. 1. Tenenbaum, appointed chairman of the commission by President Barack Obama in 2009, joins the firm as a partner. She said... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Drones: For years top Pakistani officials have known of and secretly endorsed the use of drone attacks, despite public denunciation. The Washington Post obtained CIA documents and Pakistani diplomatic memos which show that the Pakistani officials received classified briefings on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Lobbyist Mark Heilbrun has joined the Washington office of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres and Friedman as a partner in the government affairs practice. Heilbrun, a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer since 2009, focuses on regulatory and policy issues in the cybersecurity,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan opened its Washington office two years ago with four partners. Now, more than 50 attorneys work there. In September 2011, Quinn partner Jon Corey moved from Los Angeles to lead the firm’s Washington office. At... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Daniel Masur is taking over the leadership slot of Mayer Brown's office in Washington, the firm said today. Masur, who joined Mayer Brown in 1997, will succeed Michael Lackey, Jr. as the head of the firm's third-largest office in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
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Anthony Pierce first arrived at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as a summer associate in 1986. A year later he joined the firm fulltime, and he's remained ever since. Pierce, who's led the Washington office since 2008, focuses on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Kicks like a Mule: Senior Republicans told The Washington Post said that they are unlikely to challenge Obama at the risk of another shutdown. "There’s no education in the second kick of the mule," Mitch McConnell told The Post. Fully... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Two corporate finance partners are leaving Bass, Berry & Sims in Washington to join Morrison & Foerster. John Good and Justin Salon focus their finance work on real estate investment trusts (REIT) and business development companies (BDC). Morrison & Foerster,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
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Cooley's Ryan Naftulin & Joe Conroy with Dow Lohnes' John Byrnes Cooley this week announced the firm was picking up 54 lawyers from Dow Lohnes' Washington office. The acquisition, which takes effect January 1, gives the Palo Alto, Calif.-based Cooley... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Restart: After 16 days of a government shutdown and with the debt ceiling deadline only hours away, the stalemate in Congress finally ended. Late last night President Obama signed into law a bill that funded the government and extended the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
A New York firm that specializes in financial services is looking to bolster its appellate practice with the hiring of a Supreme Court advocate for the U.S. Department of Justice. Jeffrey Wall, an assistant to the Solicitor General who has... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Updated 4:52 p.m. Cooley announced today the firm is merging with Dow Lohnes' Washington office, making the Palo Alto, Calif.-based firm one of the 35 largest law offices in the nation’s capital. The acquisition, which adds 54 attorneys to Cooley’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Two Dow Lohnes partners have decamped for Venable's Washington office. Stephanie Loughlin and Ralph Hardy, Jr. join Venable's tax and wealth planning and corporate practices, respectively. Loughlin is the former head of Dow Lohnes tax planning practice where she advised... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Shell Oil Company has hired Beveridge & Diamond to lobby on energy exploration issues, according to a disclosure report filed with Congress on Wednesday. Beveridge & Diamond principal Peter Schaumberg will lobby on "federal outer continental shelf lease extensions." Schaumberg,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Shutdown: As the government shutdown drags on into its second week, House Republicans consider raising the debt ceiling temporarily while they negotiate a budget. The New York Times reports. Autonomy: D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray confronted Senate leader Harry Reid on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
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Rendering of the future development at 900 16th Street, N.W. Miller & Chevalier has inked a 15-year lease to be the anchor tenant in a new development two blocks north of the White House. The Washington-based firm, which has about... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
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A former associate counsel to President Barack Obama has joined Boies, Schiller & Flexner as a partner in the firm's litigation department. Michael Gottlieb, a White House lawyer from January 2009 to January 2010 and again from May 2011 until... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
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A short-term government shutdown isn’t likely to cut into law firm profitability, several Washington managing partners said in interviews about the ongoing impasse on Capitol Hill. "I'm not worried about profitability or the health of the firm," said Paul Kiernan,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
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Dentons' Mike McNamara; Hogan Lovells' Claudette Christian; Major, Lindsey & Africa's Jane Sullivan Roberts; Arnold & Porter's Thomas Milch; Covington & Burling's Timothy Hester Top attorneys at several major firms today said law firms must do more to help women... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times