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The Lawyer Behind the Wen Ho Lee Deal Last fall five reporters were held in contempt for refusing to reveal their sources to Wen Ho Lee, the former nuclear weapons scientist suing the government for violating his privacy rights by leaking information that he was allegedly a spy for China. Enter Andrew Marks, a partner at Crowell & Moring and a former president of the D.C. Bar… • Bad Day: Friedrich Goes Before Senate on DOJ Investigation of Journalists Pity the unlucky Matthew Friedrich. The top aide to Justice Department Criminal Division chief Alice Fisher was sent before the Senate Judiciary Committee to absorb the bile of senators angered by the Justice Department’s investigations of journalists. • Punting: Rosenberg Recuses in Jefferson Bribery Investigation Charles Rosenberg has recused himself from part of the bribery investigation of Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) because his nomination to become U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia is pending before the Senate, according to a source close to Rosenberg. • Inside Track: Kesselman Appointed GC for Department of Agriculture Washington is a town where who you know often matters more than what you know. That, at least, is what seems to matter in the appointment of Marc Kesselman as general counsel for the Department of Agriculture. • Beating the Odds: Enron Accountant Found Not Guilty “Not guilty” � two words rarely heard in a Houston courtroom at the end of an Enron-related trial. In fact, when a jury pronounced Michael Krautz, an accountant in Enron’s failed broadband division, not guilty last month, it was only the second time a jury had acquitted an ex-Enron employee. • Use Your Inside Voice: Complaint Lodged Against DLA Piper Partner Six DLA Piper support staffers lodged a formal grievance with D.C. managing partner Ann Ford on April 24 against white-collar defense lawyer Nancy Luque. • Second Chances: Government Could Appeal Certain Decisions by D.C. Superior Court Judges Tucked inside the massive crime bill that received initial approval last week from the D.C. Council was a little-noticed provision that would give the government the right to appeal certain decisions by D.C. Superior Court judges. • Smoke and Mirrors: Former DOJ Lawyer Disputes Tobacco Report A former Justice Department lawyer disputes a recent report clearing a top DOJ official of wrongdoing in the government’s case against the tobacco industry. • Time’s Up?: Steinbuch Suit Could be Dismissed Because the raciest anecdotes of Jessica Cutler’s blog appeared more than a year before Robert Steinbuch sued for invasion of privacy, Cutler’s lawyer says the suit should be dismissed because a one-year statute of limitations precludes all but one harmless blog entry from being considered.

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