The 3rd Circuit's special investigative committee investigating alleged misconduct by the 9th Circuit's Chief Judge Alex Kozinski has hired Robert C. Heim, head of Dechert's litigation department, to run the probe. Kozinski faces a discipline inquiry based on the discovery of sexually explicitly photos on his personal Web site. Kozinski asked for an independent inquiry of the misconduct allegations back in June, and Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts Jr. assigned the job to the 3rd Circuit.
3rd Circuit Hires Dechert Attorney to Conduct Kozinski Probe
The National Law Journal
September 26, 2008