DC PulseAkin Hires Top BIS Commerce Department Counsel In DC
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has hired the former U.S. Department of Commerce's chief counsel for the Bureau of Industry and Security, who has joined the firm as a partner in Washington, D.C., the firm announced Tuesday.
California PulseLos Angeles FBI Head, Girardi-Bought Home's Owner, Retires
The head of the FBI's Los Angeles office, who owns a valuable house paid for by indicted ex-lawyer Tom Girardi, has retired after nearly a year and a half in the post, the agency said Tuesday.
CourtsAlito 'Concerned' Jurors Can Be Axed For Religious Beliefs
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said Tuesday he is "concerned" about the prospect of potential jurors being dismissed because of their religious beliefs, as the justices declined to hear a case in which Christian jurors were excused over their views on homosexuality.
CourtsPosner Seeks Harsh Sanctions For Ex-Staffer In Contract Suit
Retired Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner is asking an Indiana federal judge to impose "the most severe sanctions" against a noted pro se litigant who claims Posner reneged on a promise to pay him to run a short-lived pro bono services organization, saying the man has repeatedly lied during litigation and improperly accused opposing counsel of perjury.
California PulseFennemore Craig's 3rd Merger Of '24 Focuses On Tax Practice
Fennemore Craig PC announced on Tuesday it is continuing its rapid growth this year through a merger with Sacramento-based tax-focused firm Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans LLP.
Daily LitigationWeber Gallagher Adds 6 From Vaughan Baio In NY, Philly
A six-attorney team led by one of Vaughan Baio's co-founders and name partners has left the firm to join Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP in Philadelphia and New York.
DC PulseFBI Looks Within In Naming Its Next GC
The FBI said Tuesday that it has elevated one of its attorneys, who has worked in the government sector for a large part of his career, to serve as the agency's general counsel in Washington, D.C.
In-HouseComp For PPG's Top Atty Climbed By Over $1M Last Year
Anne M. Foulkes, senior vice president and general counsel for Pittsburgh-based paint and coating supplier PPG Inc., increased her compensation by more than $1 million from a year ago, bringing in a total of $2.3 million, according to the company's financial proxy filing released last week.
Modern LawyerSelendy Gay Taps Paul Weiss Bankruptcy Litigation Pro
New York commercial litigation firm Selendy Gay PLLC announced Tuesday it will be welcoming a longtime Paul Weiss partner with extensive bankruptcy and restructuring experience as its latest partner, effective Monday.
CourtsCooley Launches Congressional Investigations Practice
Cooley LLP is boosting its Washington, D.C., presence with the launch of a congressional investigations practice led by the former chief counsel to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, the firm announced Tuesday.