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Akin Gump Lawyer Accused of Trying to Sell Lawsuit Under Seal
A Washington lawyer at a prominent firm was arrested in a disguise while trying to sell a copy of a secret lawsuit involving a company that was under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department. Jeffrey Wertkin was picked up Jan. 31 in the lobby of a ...
Top Fed Lawyer Scott Alvarez to Retire This Year
Federal Reserve general counsel Scott Alvarez will retire this year after a 36-year career at the central bank, the Fed said Wednesday. In his dozen years as the Fed's top lawyer, Mr. Alvarez quietly became one of the central bank's most influential ...
The Fed's top lawyer — and Elizabeth Warren target — to retire
Scott Alvarez, the top lawyer at the Federal Reserve who ran afoul of Sen. Elizabeth Warren over bank regulation in the wake of the financial crisis, will retire later this year, the central bank announced Wednesday. Alvarez was described by the New ...
Melania Trump has "no intention of profiting" from her position, says lawyer
Melania Trump will not try to finanically profit from her new position as first lady, according to her lawyer in a libel law suit against British media company Mail Media, which owns The Daily Mail. “The First Lady has no intention of using her ...
Md. lawyer making 'Wednesday' happen
A Greenbelt lawyer wants to guide people trying to find their way and be proactive in the current political climate. Brian Markovitz, a principal with Joseph, Greenwald & Laake PA, has launched The Wednesday NETWORK, which aims to promote “responsible ...
Campbell lawyer admits theft
A Campbell County lawyer pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking money from clients' trust funds but will serve no jail time. A judge ordered Conrad Mark Troutman, 57, to serve 15 years on judicial diversion for three counts of attempted theft. Troutman ...
My Harrowing Encounter with Customs as a Pakistani Lawyer for the ACLU
I explained that I am a U.S.-trained lawyer, sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution, which is what I work to do. Still, he pressed. Why would someone working for this organization with “American” in its name and a focus on the Constitution travel abroad ...
CU Boulder students plan rally to demand immigration lawyer, sanctuary campus declaration
CU Boulder students plan rally to demand immigration lawyer, sanctuary campus declaration. Students plan Thursday demonstration against Trump's immigration executive order. By Sarah Kuta. Staff Writer. Posted: 02/08/2017 12:48:42 PM MST | Updated: ...
Lawyer, disguised in wig, arrested peddling stolen sealed lawsuit
A prominent Washington, DC, lawyer who once worked for the Justice Department donned a wig to disguise himself while illegally selling a copy of a sealed lawsuit for more than $300,000 — and then whined that his “life is over” when he was nabbed by ...
Civil rights lawyer Lawrence Krasner announces run for Philly DA
Lawrence Krasner, a longtime civil rights lawyer and death-penalty opponent, announced Wednesday that he will run for district attorney of Philadelphia. Addressing an enthusiastic crowd of fellow lawyers and liberal activists in Center City, Krasner ...
Prosecutors play recording in rape case against Montgomery County lawyer
Jurors in the trial of a Montgomery County lawyer accused of raping a female client heard an audio recording of the defendant admitting the two had sex. Vincent A. Cirillo Jr. 57, of Narberth is charged with rape of an unconscious person and related ...
Ex-lawyer, convicted in 2008 DWI death, appeals latest conviction
His lawyer argued in pretrial motions that the traffic stop wasn't justified, that the arresting officer wasn't trained to administer field sobriety tests and that the officer had targeted Fierro because of his history. But after those motions seeking ...
Lawsuit filed only now after 2014 incident because lawyer and alleged victim of Holyoke police beating connected ...
Lawsuit filed only now after 2014 incident because lawyer and alleged victim of Holyoke police beating connected ...
She killed her toddler because he was 'whining.' Now her lawyer says she deserves sympathy.
“This is a really sad case,” Starlight's lawyer, Alain Hepner, said, noting that he is barred from discussing specifics of the case before sentencing. “Lacking the skills to do the right thing, she bears the ultimate responsibility, but even the judge ...
Airport Lawyer website connects volunteer lawyers with travelers affected by immigration ban
A website created over the weekend by volunteer lawyers and software developers can connect travelers affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban with free lawyers who can help them. Airport Lawyer allows users to input information about people ...
Oklahoma lawyer and the woman he represented in a divorce are shot and killed
The victims are lawyer Bryan Young, 47, and his client, Cayann Patterson, 49, report the Norman Transcript and the Oklahoman. Young was an associate at Ward Glass in Norman and was previously a high school principal, according to other stories by the ...
Stanford Drops Lawyer Who Advised Students in Sexual Assault Cases
Stanford has cut ties with a lawyer who represented students in sexual assault complaints after she spoke out against the university's internal process for handling such cases. The lawyer, Crystal Riggins, is one of six the university has on retainer ...
Fillon's Lawyer Says Investigation Is Illegal, Should Be Dropped
A French prosecutor's investigation into presidential candidate Francois Fillon's employment of his wife as a parliamentary assistant is illegal, politically motivated and should be dropped, Fillon's lawyer said Thursday. “This inquiry is a serious ...
When lawyers fight over airplane armrest, legal threats fly
A pair of lawyers went loco aboard a Spain-bound airplane, causing a wild ruckus in a squabble over a shared armrest, according to a report. Footage of the in-flight feud aboard a Monarch Airways flight from Gatwick, England, to Malaga, Spain, starts ...
Egypt shuts torture victims treatment center: lawyer
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police raided and shut down on Thursday a prominent local organization that documents alleged human rights abuses and treats torture victims, the group's lawyer told Reuters. Taher Abu al-Nasr, who represents the Nadeem ...
Mom deported to Mexico amid Phoenix protests, lawyer says
“We're living in a new era now, an era of war on immigrants,” Rayos' lawyer, Ray A. Ybarra Maldonado, told the New York Times after leaving the immigration building. Puente Arizona, an immigrant advocacy group, said Garcia de Rayos came to the U.S. as ...
US Scrutiny of Banks Could Fall to Business Lobby Lawyer
The fate of remaining Justice Department probes of banks' complicity in the financial crisis, though, may fall to a lawyer who spent much of the Obama administration representing the interests of banks and other corporations. President Donald Trump ...
Nashville lawyer Bryan Lewis to admit misconduct involving judge
Bryan Lewis, a Nashville lawyer facing discipline for calling a local judge to get a client out of jail early, says he will admit misconduct in exchange for a public censure, documents show. Lewis had been facing punishment for a 2014 call he made to ...
Lawyer: Amber Alert dad had defensive wounds on his body; released on $3K bail
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Staten Island man who triggered an Ambert Alert after he allegedly took his daughter was covered in defensive wounds following an altercation with his estranged wife, his lawyer said. "He has all these marks on his body ...
Swallow's lawyer tries to shift focus about Pelican Hill trips to disputed testimony about Hughes, Reid
(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) John Swallow stands for the jury with defense team Cara Tangaro, Brad Anderson and Scott Williams in Judge Elizabeth Hruby-MIlls courtroom in Salt Lake City Wednesday Feb. 8 for the first day of his public ...
Why Artificial Intelligence Might Replace Your Lawyer
Sure, literature snobs may insist that Atticus Finch's flawless moral heroism should never be compared to the conflicted protagonists of contemporary legal page-turners, but in terms of the substance of how lawyers do their lawyering, the fundamentals ...
Stanford Drops Lawyer Who Criticized Its Policies
Stanford University has stopped using one of the lawyers who advised students in sex assault cases after that lawyer criticized the university's policies, The New York Times reported. The lawyer, Crystal Riggins, is the only one of the six who have ...
Lawyer's bitcoin bribe bid backfires after bizarre whistleblower info offer
A Washington DC lawyer was recently arrested after attempting to bribe a tech company for $310,000 in Bitcoin in exchange for details on a whistleblower case filed against it. Wearing a wig and using the moniker 'Dan', Jeffrey Wertkin wanted payment in ...
Watch: Two Lawyers Fight Over Airplane Armrest
It looks like these two lawyers didn't get the memo about how to behave in public. The Daily Mail has a video, filmed aboard a Monarch Airways flight from the United Kingdom to Spain on New Year's Eve, of two attorneys fighting over an armrest. Yup, an ...
Kansas City lawyers who were partners in business are now partners in crime
A Kansas City lawyer pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring with his former law partner to steal money from St. Luke's Health System. Mark J. Schultz pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Kansas City to a conspiracy charge. His former law partner, Alan ...
Viacom's top lawyer to exit company
Viacom's lead lawyer, who spearheaded the media giant's many boardroom legal battles over the past two years, is exiting the company, The Post has learned. General Counsel Mike Fricklas, a 24-year veteran of the New York company, is one of a handful of ...
Startup helps consumers evaluate lawyers by compiling win records
A startup company formed by a former Covington & Burling lawyer aims to help consumers choose lawyers through a free website that compiles the lawyers' approximate win rates in state courts. The startup, Justice Toolbox, currently offers data only for ...
Qatar slaps travel ban on rights lawyer: NGO
Dubai (AFP) - Authorities in Qatar have barred a prominent human rights lawyer and former justice minister from leaving the country, a rights group said on Friday. Najeeb al-Nuaimi was also a lead defence lawyer in ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein ...
Viacom's Top Lawyer Michael Fricklas to Depart Company
That ordeal tested Fricklas' loyalties, and for a while, it appeared as though Viacom's top lawyer would survive and be with the company's new administration into the future. In his employment contract, Fricklas had an "out" in the event that Dauman ...
The 9th Circuit is every lawyer's dream job
The 9th Circuit is headquartered at the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse in the South of Market section of San Francisco. By. MarketWatch. Much was said and read this week about the reputation of the federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals as the country ...
Administration Lawyers Are Arguing A Lawyer's Letter Overrules The Executive Order Trump Actually Signed
After Trump issued the refugee and travel ban executive order on Jan. 27, there was confusion — in airports and among officials and lawyers — about whether lawful permanent residents from the seven affected majority-Muslim countries were covered by ...
Washington Lawyer's Win Over Trump Immigration Ban Brings Sudden Fame
Noah Purcell could have landed a job at just about any elite law firm in the country back in 2010. A Harvard Law School graduate, Mr. Purcell had completed a year at the Department of Homeland Security and two elite federal clerkships, including one on ...
Montco lawyer accused of raping client says he'll testify
A Montgomery County defense lawyer accused of raping an unconscious 22-year-old client told his trial judge Friday that he will take the witness stand in a bid to convince jurors he is innocent. After prosecutors rested their case against him, Vincent ...
The Day The Lawyer Jokes Died
For the past two weeks, across the country, lawyer jokes have fallen silent. For the past two weeks, as attorneys from around the nation have poured into airports to assist immigrants caught in the crosshairs of a quickly implemented executive travel ...
Suspended lawyer accused of taking thousands from clients
A client he represented in a divorce proceeding claimed he gave Niehaus $1,800 to hold in trust and that lawyer never distributed the funds where they were supposed to go and never refunded his money. This client also claims he paid Niehaus $1,000 to ...
Lawyer: 'Pro-Trump' Attitudes Part of Voter Fraud Sentence
A lawyer for a Mexican national sentenced to eight years in prison for voter fraud in Texas said Friday that President Donald Trump's widely debunked claims of election rigging was "the 800-pound gorilla" in the jury box. Rosa Maria Ortega, 37, was ...
Lawyers, aiding those caught in Trump travel ban, sense new respect
Last week, Houston lawyer Monica Uddin grabbed an Uber to George Bush Intercontinental Airport, where she planned to help travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries suddenly barred from entering the United States by the order of President ...
Lawyer Uses Attention for National Expansion
Jeremy Diamond is the face of Diamond and Diamond, one of Canada's most well known Personal Injury Firms. Four years ago, his firm changed ownership and he opened up his new head office in Toronto. Since then he has expanded to several additional ...
Snowden's lawyer says extradition report is 'speculation'
Moscow (AFP) - Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer on Saturday dismissed a US report that Moscow was considering extraditing the NSA whistleblower as a "gift" to President Donald Trump. Anatoly Kucherena, who has represented Snowden since his ...
CCW Weekend: How To Search For A Self Defense Lawyer
Then, call a lawyer. If you don't have a lawyer, you should at least be aware of whom might be called upon as a self-defense lawyer should you need one – though it's not like you're going to be able to find a “self-defense lawyer” in the yellow pages ...
Snowden's Lawyer Denies Extradition Report
NSA leaker Edward Snowden's lawyer has denied NBC News' report that Russia is considering “gifting” Snowden to President Donald Trump by sending him back to the United States. “Russia has no legal basis to hand over Snowden,” Anatoly Kucherena, ...
Stanford dismisses lawyer following criticisms in New York Times story
Stanford University has dismissed an attorney it retained to represent students in sexual-assault cases after she publicly criticized the university's adjudication process in a New York Times story. Crystal Riggins of San Jose-based firm Hoge Fenton ...
Lawyer: Pro-Trump mindset behind 8-year voter fraud sentence
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A lawyer for a Mexican national sentenced to eight years in prison for voter fraud in Texas said that President Donald Trump's widely debunked claims of election rigging was “the 800-pound gorilla” in the jury box. Rosa Maria ...
Democrats elect civil rights lawyer as nominee for US House
WICHITA, Kan. — Kansas Democrats hoping to turn voter discontent into an upset picked civil rights attorney Jim Thompson to run for the U.S. House seat that Mike Pompeo vacated to become CIA director under President Donald Trump. Thompson ...
Shooting suspect challenges judge, dumps lawyer during hearing
Tommy Joe Davis III, 32, of Cape Girardeau argued with Judge Michael Gardner Friday and dumped his lawyer during a pretrial hearing in Davis' case for first-degree assault and armed criminal action. Davis is accused of shooting Christopher Watson in ...