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Prosecutors: Jemal’s Lawyer Has Conflict Everyone in Washington knows that Michele Roberts is a formidable opponent in the courtroom. So perhaps it comes as little surprise that the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office is trying to get her off the defense team representing Douglas Jemal, a local developer accused of bribing city officials for contracts. • Powerful Loss: Williams & Connolly’s Vincent Fuller Passes Away Famed Williams & Connolly defense lawyer Vincent Fuller died July 26 from lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 75. • Lawyer Murdered: Former Covington Associate Stabbed Former Covington & Burling associate Robert Wone, 32, was stabbed to death Aug. 2 in a Dupont Circle row house. • Public Spanking: Lawyers For Mighty Firms Dressed Down in Senate Last week, lawyers with connections to two of America’s mightiest firms found themselves on the receiving end of a public dressing-down by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee for Investigations. • Try Harder: Judge Must Continue to Rehab Challenged Juvenile After D.C. Superior Court Judge Hiram Puig-Lugo gave up on efforts to rehabilitate a mentally challenged juvenile delinquent, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled last week the judge will have to try a bit harder. • Angering Urbina: Judge Denies Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Libya President George W. Bush may have taken Libya off the list of states sponsoring terrorism, but that was not enough to persuade a federal judge to drop a lawsuit alleging the country provided material support for the 1984 hostage-taking and eventual killing of Peter Kilburn in Lebanon. • Fast Track: Keisler Confirmation Hearing Moves Forward As promised, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee went forward with a confirmation hearing for Peter Keisler, nominated to the 11th seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, on Aug. 1, just 33 days after Keisler’s nomination. • In the Firms: Movement Amongst the Players The hot lateral market continues to spawn defections. Most recently, a 10-person IP group, including partners Mark Paulson and Paul Sharer, made the leap from Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw to Jones Day.

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