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D.C. Firms Move Fast With Hurricane Relief There are few D.C. law firms that have as close roots to New Orleans as Patton Boggs, whose founding family stretches back generations in Louisiana politics. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, they are providing aid in the form of $10,000 to the American Red Cross and shelter in the firm’s Dallas office to a handful of displaced New Orleans attorneys. • Feds Say Telecom Tycoon Trying to Move Assets From Jail Even from jail, Walter Anderson, the D.C. telecom tycoon accused of concealing $450 million from the Internal Revenue Service, continued to try to hide money overseas, federal prosecutors say. • Lawyers Slapped With Over $50K in Sanctions A Fairfax County judge has slapped lawyers from Williams & Connolly and Fairfax, Va.-based Blankingship & Keith with over $50,000 in sanctions for misconduct in their representation of Ringling Bros. chairman Kenneth Feld. • Echo Chamber for ‘Law Professors Against Roberts’ A press conference last week by a group billing itself as “Law Professors Against Roberts” appeared to have attracted only one reporter and a C-Span camera crew. • Indiana and Virginia Senators to Introduce Roberts Supreme Court nominee John Roberts Jr. was born in New York and lives in Maryland, but when he goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday, he will be escorted and introduced by senators from Indiana and Virginia. • Corrections Official’s Law License Suspended A local attorney who filed a defamation suit to defend himself against charges that he tried to bribe a corrections official has ended up with his law license suspended. • Wedding Reception Starts a Kosher War New Century Financial Corporation lobbyist Mark Siegel’s elaborate wedding reception for his daughter Rebecca took a bad turn when appetizers were served.

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