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The Virginia Tech review panel charged with investigating the April campus massacre has called on the D.C. office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom for legal advice. Previously, the panel, which was created by Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D) to examine the shootings and come up with public safety recommendations, received legal counsel from the state attorney general’s office, posing a possible conflict of interest. James Kudla, the spokesman for the panel, says the move to independent counsel ensures “the integrity of the process.” Skadden litigation partners Amy Sabrin and Richard Brusca are leading the pro bono representation. In the wake of the April 16 shootings, the governor’s office asked the firm for legal representation after Brusca called the governor’s counsel and former Skadden attorney Larry Roberts offering to help. The panel is reviewing the events that led up to the shooting and the response by police, medical personnel, and university officials. The members, who include former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, are expected to make preliminary recommendations before the coming school year.
Attila Berry can be contacted at [email protected].

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