An impeachment inquiry of a federal judge has been set back by three months due to a conflict of interest between Holland & Knight's lobbying practice and a partner at the firm who is serving as counsel to the House Judiciary Committee. Alan Baron, a judicial impeachment expert, signed up with the committee in October. But in January, citing a House ethics rule, Holland & Knight decided Baron's work would interfere with the firm's lobbying, forcing him to choose between dropping the inquiry or leaving the firm.
Conflict of Interest at Holland & Knight Sets Back Impeachment Inquiry
April 27, 2009