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Romantic Relationship With Fannie Mae CEO Prompted Firing of Fifth Third Lawyer
Ms. Russell was the top lawyer at Fifth Third since late September 2015, following work at Bank of New York Mellon Corp. BK -1.09 % as chief regulatory counsel and head of public policy and regulatory affairs. Earlier, she worked at law firm Skadden ...
Dutch-Based Rights Lawyer Says She Is Target of Threats
A Dutch-based lawyer for a Palestinian human rights organization has been the target of a campaign of intimidation she believes is aimed at discouraging her cooperation with the International Criminal Court, she said Thursday. Nada Kiswanson, who works ...
Just Starting Out As A Lawyer? Seven Tips From The Experts
You've graduated from law school, accepted an offer, and are ready to kick-start your legal career. But while it may look like it's smooth sailing from here, you still have a long road ahead of you, with plenty to learn along the way. The good news is ...
Lawyer, Engineer Say Even They Can't Afford Palo Alto
The living isn't so easy in Silicon Valley. ( (link) tight-lipped-startup-is-taking-over-palo ...
WSJ: Ex-Bank of America lawyer lost job over relationship with Fannie CEO
Fifth Third Bancorp last month fired its general counsel, a former lawyer for Bank of America, because she was having a romantic relationship with the CEO of mortgage giant Fannie Mae, The Wall Street Journal has reported. The relationship was with Tim ...
Lawyer: Teen girl, not soldier boyfriend, killed her mother
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- A lawyer for a soldier accused of killing his then-14-year-old girlfriend's mother after she objected to their age difference told a jury on Tuesday only the girlfriend is to blame. "Jamie Silvonek wanted her mother dead," attorney ...
Kenya: Watershed ruling on lawyer's disappearance and execution by police
Kenya: Watershed ruling on lawyer's disappearance and execution by police. 11 August 2016, 17:53 UTC. Responding to today's High Court ruling that Kenyan human rights lawyer Willie Kimani and two others were subject to enforced disappearance and ...
Pioneering Patent Lawyer Raymond Niro Dead at 73
At his peak in 2006, Mr. Niro was the lawyer behind more than 5% of patent cases that went to verdict, according to a legal memoir he wrote, titled “Go For It!”. The infringement and trade secret cases he brought involved products and services such as ...
Lawyer's new consulting firm for addiction and mental-health help serves law firms exculsively
Patrick Krill, the attorney-counselor who led the most recent survey on lawyers and substance abuse, recently opened a consulting business that provides law firm partners and employees help on addiction and mental health issues. Krill Strategies will ...
Lawyer calls suspect in neighborhood shooting 'George Zimmerman 2.0'
"Where Kouren was, he was legally entitled to be," the lawyer said. Asked if Copley might invoke castle doctrine or stand your ground laws -- self-defense laws that were key to the Zimmerman acquittal -- Bamberg flatly said it's "not even something ...
Lawyer says Sandusky will testify Friday in appeals hearing
BELLEFONTE, Pa. – Jerry Sandusky's lawyer says the former Penn State assistant football coach will testify during an upcoming appeals hearing about whether he was improperly convicted four years ago. Sandusky attorney Al Lindsay said Thursday he ...
Lawyer Lobby Will Now Disbar You For Making An Off Color Remark
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (C, bottom) speaks on stage after receiving the ABA Medal at the annual meeting of the American Bar Association in San Francisco, California August 12, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: ...
Prominent Delaware lawyer sued following bike crash
A prominent corporate litigation lawyer is being sued by a bicyclist who was struck by his vehicle on Kennett Pike near Wilmington two years ago. The lawsuit claims Wilmington attorney Thomas J. Allingham II struck Jennifer Vinton as he turned onto the ...
Trump lawyer: Advising release of tax returns would be 'malpractice'
Donald Trump is not releasing his tax returns until his audits are completed, his special counsel said Thursday. In fact, he said, advising Trump to do so would be “malpractice.” “I personally will not allow him to release those tax returns until the ...
Lawyer: Panel rules in favor of Vols' Johnson
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The lawyer for suspended Tennessee defensive lineman Alexis Johnson says a student disciplinary panel has determined that an allegation against his client was unfounded. Gregory Isaacs relayed that information Thursday in a tweet ...
Lawyer for Landlord Suing Tyga Says He'll Collect the Money From the Car He Gave Kylie Jenner
Boris Treyzon, the lawyer for Tyga's former landlord, who is suing the 26-year-old for around $480,000 in unpaid rent on his former Malibu pad, said that his client will collect the money from gifts the hip-hop star has purchased. “There's a lot of ...
UK Teen Who Joined Islamic State Was Killed by Airstrike, Family's Lawyer Says
LONDON—A British schoolgirl who ran away to Syria to join Islamic State is believed to have died in an airstrike, her family's lawyer said Thursday. Seventeen-year-old Kadiza Sultana made headlines last spring when she and two of her friends from an ...
Lawyer: Punta Gorda PD missed warnings, waged counter-publicity campaign for problem officer
PUNTA GORDA (FOX 13) - A lawyer says the Punta Gorda Police Department knew officer Lee Coel was "a problem and nobody wanted to fire him.” Coel accidentally shot and killed a woman during a citizens academy role-playing exercise, but this incident ...
Lawyer: NC Man who Fatally Shot Black Man after 911 Call About 'Hoodlums' is 'George Zimmerman 2.0'
The lawyer for the family of a black man who was shot and killed in North Carolina after a 911 call reporting “hoodlums” in the Raleigh neighborhood has blasted the alleged shooter as “George Zimmerman 2.0,” CBS News reports. Chad Cameron Copley, 39, ...
Delaware lawyer sued following 2014 bike crash
(AP) - A Wilmington corporate litigation lawyer is being sued by a bicyclist who was struck by his vehicle on Kennett Pike. The News Journal reports ( (link) 2b24HUf) Jennifer Vinton says in a lawsuit that attorney Thomas J. Allingham II ...
'ISIS Truther' Donald Trump Is Like A Lawyer's Dumbest Client Ever, Trevor Noah Says
“Last night you said the president was the founder of ISIS. I know what you meant,” Hewitt said. “You meant that he created the vacuum. He lost the peace.” Trump replied: “No, I meant he's the founder of ISIS.” A flabbergasted Noah quipped, “It's like ...
Kara Homes owner: Lawyer led me to bankruptcy
Zudhi Karagjozi, the owner of now-defunct Kara Homes, claims that the lawyer in his company's 10-year-old bankruptcy case deliberately eased him out of his company and prevented him from getting the financing he needed to stay afloat. The move by ...
On stand for first time, Sandusky maintains innocence, blames lawyer for questionable TV spot
Sandusky argued that then-defense lawyer Joe Amendola pushed him into a nationally televised interview with NBC broadcaster Bob Costas in which many felt Sandusky, while trying to maintain his innocence, came oddly close to conceding boundary ...
'Robot Lawyer' Gives Free Legal Aid To Homeless People
Lawyer's fees can be expensive, so this teen developed an automated service that gives free legal aid to people who have lost their homes. The DoNotPay website, created by Stanford student Joshua Browder, uses an online robot to provide legal ...
Bentley impeachment lawyer says governor, staff not questioned yet
Ross Garber, who is based in Connecticut and Washington, D.C., is the lawyer hired to represent the governor's office in the impeachment case, which is in the hands of the House Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Committee hired Jack Sharman, ...
Inmate admits assault of lawyer, but wants longer sentence
FORT EDWARD — A three-time felon who has repeatedly gotten in trouble for assaulting lawyers who were representing him in a stabbing case has pleaded guilty to felony assault for attacking one of the lawyers, but got his sentencing adjourned Friday ...
Johnny Depp's Lawyer Is Waging a 'Malicious War' on Amber Heard, Attorney Says
The divorce proceedings between pretty people Johnny Depp and Amber Heard continue to grow increasingly ugly. Heard's attorney, Samantha Spector, tore into Depp lawyer Laura Wasser in court papers filed Friday, accusing Wasser of waging a ...
'Making a Murderer': Steven Avery's Lawyer Reacts to Brendan Dassey's Overturned Conviction
Brendan Dassey appears in court Monday, April 16, 2007, at the Manitowoc County Courthouse in Manitowoc, Wis. 0 Shares. Email. News broke today that a judge in Wisconsin has overturned the murder conviction of "Making a Murderer" subject Brendan ...
Only On 2: Lawyer Says His Client Was Fired After Complaining About Receiving Explicit Sex Text From Priest
IRVINE (CBSLA.com) — A Stockman man claims he was fired after he complained about receiving sexually explicit text messages from a priest. The man has filed a lawsuit. His attorney is based in Irvine. The lawsuit was just filed. The accused priest ...
Ex-lawyer convicted of sexually exploiting teen tries for new trial; judge puts it on hold for six months
A federal judge has agreed to suspend all court proceedings for an additional six months in a former Manchester lawyer's bid for a new trial on sexual exploitation charges. However, U.S. District Court Judge Paul J. Barbadoro said he would grant no ...
Texas lawyer who lost all death penalty cases says he's done
HOUSTON – Texas lawyer Jerry Guerinot (GER'-uh-no) says he no longer represents people accused of capital murder after four decades of posting a perfect record. None of his nearly three dozen capital murder clients was found innocent. Some death ...
Texas Lawyer Who Lost All Death Penalty Cases Says He's Done ...
Texas Lawyer Who Lost All Death Penalty Cases Says He's Done ...
Texas lawyer who lost all death penalty cases says he's done
Texas lawyer Jerry Guerinot said he no longer represents people accused of capital murder after four decades of posting a perfect record. None of his nearly three dozen capital murder clients was found innocent. Some opponents of capital punishment ...
Amber Heard Arrives On Time for Deposition in Restraining Order Case Against Johnny Depp
Wasser claims that instead of testifying, Heard was "manic and irrationa," sat with her lawyers, and "paced in a separate room." A source close to Heard told ET at the time that the actress sat for "10 hours through intense settlement negotiations ...
Egyptian Lawyer, Journalist Released After Prison Sentence - ABC ...
Egyptian Lawyer, Journalist Released After Prison Sentence - ABC ...
Egyptian lawyer, journalist released after prison sentence
CAIRO – Egyptian authorities have released two prominent human rights activists who had been jailed for over a year for demonstrating against police brutality. Lawyer Mahienour el-Masry and journalist Youssef Shabaan were freed Saturday after serving ...
Tanoos to speak at Lunch with a Lawyer session on Monday
Tricia Rose Tanoos, business law attorney with the Modesitt Law Office in Terre Haute will speak during a Lunch with a Lawyer program set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in Wabash Activity Center, 300 S. Fifth St.Membership is not required. The free ...
'Relieved and gratified' - Steven Avery's former lawyer Dean Strang delighted Brendan Dassey could walk free from jail
Dean Strang, Avery's lawyer during his trial, said Dassey's statements were “wholly unreliable and flatly wrong on essential details”. He told The Huffington Post: “Our federal courts are often the last protectors of our liberties and justice. We are ...
Texas lawyer who never won a capital murder case calls it quits defending 'the very worst' clients
HOUSTON -- Texas lawyer Jerry Guerinot said he no longer represents people accused of capital murder after four decades of posting a perfect record. None of his nearly three dozen capital murder clients was found innocent. Some opponents of capital ...
Do you need a lawyer for disability appeal?
I was turned down for disability. Do I need a lawyer to appeal? You're entitled to hire an attorney if you wish to, but it is not necessary. And, you can file a Social Security appeal online without a lawyer. Our online appeal process is convenient and ...
William V. Eisenberg, 81, lawyer, volunteer
Since retiring as a Haddonfield lawyer in 2007, William V. Eisenberg was a voluntary counsel for the Camden Center for Law and Social Justice. "In our family-law department, he worked with clients on child support, child custody," said Jeffrey S ...
North Caldwell lawyer joins Hackensack firm
Decter, who was formerly a partner with Lampf Lipkind Prupis & Petigrow and was most recently of counsel with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, concentrates his practice in health care law. He counsels hospitals, health care providers and ...
From corporate lawyer to corporate critic: Ciara Torres-Spelliscy dissects Citizens United
In her book, Torres-Spelliscy makes the case that the decision to extend First Amendment protections to corporate “persons” — who, unlike real ones, can't be jailed and never die — is the latest chapter in a long history that has seen clever lawyers ...
Thomas Gibson Hires Lawyer to Pursue Lawsuit Over 'Criminal Minds' Firing
Thomas Gibson has hired a top Los Angeles lawyer to possibly pursue a lawsuit after the actor was fired from Criminal Minds following an alleged altercation on set, Us Weekly can confirm. The 54-year-old actor, who played FBI special agent Aaron ...
Former 'Criminal Minds' star Thomas Gibson hires lawyer
Former "Criminal Minds" star Thomas Gibson is enlisting the services of a lawyer in the wake of last week's firing. The actor — who was booted from the CBS crime series after allegedly kicking a writer — has hired the Miller Barondess law firm to ...
Mike Duffy's lawyer recalls 'daunting' challenge of intense media interest
OTTAWA — The lawyer who successfully defended Sen. Mike Duffy shared details Sunday of what is was like to deal with the "daunting" level of media interest during his client's politically charged trial. Speaking at the Canadian Bar Association ...
'Making a Murderer': Brendan Dassey's Former Lawyer Speaks Out on Conviction Being Overturned
The trial, verdict and overturned conviction of “Making a Murderer” subject Brendan Dassey is anything but over and done with. “I will not be further involved in Dassey's case. I have no opinion as to his factual guilt or innocence. I expect the State ...
Annapolis civil rights lawyer remembered as fearless, graceful
About 200 people gathered at a park in the Annapolis Roads community on Sunday for a memorial service honoring Alan Legum, a prominent Annapolis attorney who was remembered as a kind and graceful man and a fearless civil rights lawyer whose work ...
Lawyer finds flow in helping clients
“I think there is a stereotype that lawyers have to be very confrontational or argumentative. I really don't see it that way. You have to be able to put your foot down, for sure, but you don't have to be intense or angry,” she said. “To me, the ...
American Bar Association adopts guidelines that could censor conservatives
The American Bar Association recently adopted a provision in its Model Rules of Professional Conduct that reads: “It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to . . . engage in conduct that the lawyer knows or reasonably should know is harassment or ...