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D.C.’s Incoming Mayor Wants More Criminal Cases Prosecuted Locally D.C. Mayor-elect Adrian Fenty appointed a new D.C. attorney general as well as his general counsel on Nov. 9 as part of a strategy meant to gain greater District control over criminal prosecutions and remove several troubled District agencies from court oversight. • Quick Call: Virginia Senate Race Spared a Recount In the waning hours of election night, many thought Virginia was headed for a ballot recount for the second year in a row. But lawyers for both candidates didn’t find much reason for one, and on Nov. 9, Sen. George Allen conceded. • Crowell’s Catch: Firm Opens N.Y. Office and Adds Lawyers D.C.-based Crowell & Moring added 20 lawyers last week from health care and labor litigation boutique King Pagano Harrison. • Jack’s Guy: Abramoff Prosecutor Quits DOJ Another federal prosecutor involved in the fraud and public corruption investigations surrounding former lobbyist Jack Abramoff has quit the Department of Justice. • Three Days at Womble: New Partner Returns to Old Firm On Nov. 3, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice chirpily announced Brian O’Shaughnessy’s addition as a partner in their Tysons Corner, Va., intellectual property office. His stay did not last even a week… • No Honeymoon for Virginia Law: Legal Ramifications Ahead for Anti-Gay-Marriage Amendment Virginia voters passed the anti-gay-marriage amendment on Nov. 7 by a 57 percent to 43 percent margin, but legal reverberations may last for years. At issue: the second paragraph of the measure. • Exit Strategy?: Rumsfeld Departure Could Mean Same for Pentagon GC In the wake of Donald Rumsfeld’s resignation as secretary of defense last week, the rumor mill is churning about the future of William Haynes II, the Pentagon’s general counsel.

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