OUCH - Plaintiffs lawyers booted off the NFL concussion leadership team are reeling from Judge Anita Brody’s decision in Philadelphia federal court to dismiss all but one attorney from the litigation’s class counsel cadre, Max Mitchell reports. “It’s sua sponte, and it’s without precedent. I’ve never seen anything like this in any class action,” says Gene Locks, one lawyer who got the heave-ho. Seeger Weiss lawyer Christopher Seeger now serves as sole class counsel.

WHEE! Talk about a revolving door. King & Spalding partner Paul Murphy is heading to the FBI to serve as director Christopher Wray’s new chief of staff, R. Robin McDonald reports. Murphy, whose practice in Atlanta focuses on white-collar criminal defense, civil investigations and government enforcement matters, will replace former K&S partner Zachary Harmon, who is returning to private practice and whom Wray appointed in January 2018. Wray is also a former K&S partner.

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