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BAACH ROBINSON & LEWIS:Name partner Jeffrey Robinson, a former deputy assistant attorney general under President Bill Clinton, joined Gore’s team for its contest of the official election results. BAKER BOTTS: Home to former Secretary of State James Baker, Bush’s point man in Florida, Houston-based Baker Botts was heavily involved in the Florida fight since Day One. Washington, D.C., partners Kirk Van Tine, Kelly Donovan, and Patrick Keel also arrived in Tallahassee early on, and Houston partners Daryl Bristow and G. Irvin Terrell stepped in to assist the GOP team in the contest phase. In addition, about a dozen associates and legal secretaries spent time in Tallahassee. According to one partner, the firm expects to receive payment for its work, although it has not reached specific arrangements with the campaign. BARTLIT BECK HERMAN PALENCHAR & SCOTT: Veteran litigator Fred Bartlit Jr. joined Bush troops in Tallahassee to prepare for the election contest. Partner Phillip Beck handled the examination of witnesses in the contest trial before Circuit Judge N. Sanders Sauls. Three of the Chicago firm’s associates, all former Supreme Court clerks, assisted behind-the-scenes in Tallahassee. BERGER DAVIS & SINGERMAN:Tallahassee attorney and Democratic supporter Mitchell Berger opened his firm’s office to troops of Democratic attorneys. Berger and firm partners John Newton II and Leonard Samuels played active roles in Gore’s legal effort. BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER:The vice president’s team turned to famed litigator David Boies after joining a lawsuit seeking to delay certification of the state election results. Throughout the next month, Boies served as Gore’s lead trial attorney, arguing twice before the Florida Supreme Court and once before the U.S. Supreme Court. COOPER, CARVIN & ROSENTHAL: Washington, D.C.’s Cooper, Carvin & Rosenthal jumped into the election fray on behalf of Republicans after receiving a call from former associate and Bush policy adviser Ted Cruz. Partner Michael Carvin, a former Reagan-era deputy assistant attorney general, represented Bush in the campaign’s first appearance before the Florida Supreme Court. Partner Charles Cooper, onetime head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, and associate Andrew McBride played active roles in Washington. According to Cooper, the firm has no plans to bill the Bush campaign for the work. COVINGTON & BURLING:Washington, D.C., partner Bobby Burchfield, who served as general counsel to the Bush-Quayle campaign in 1992, played a critical role for Republicans in Miami-Dade County. Burchfield made arguments before the Miami-Dade canvassing board on the morning that the board decided to cease manual recounts. Burchfield then assisted in opposing Gore’s motions to overturn the board’s decision. During the contest litigation, Burchfield and Covington associates Richard Smith and Timothy Keefer assisted with brief writing and trial preparation. Before stepping into the litigation, Covington requested a waiver allowing firm attorneys to work for the Gore camp in nonlitigation capacities. The firm expects to receive payment for its work in the matter. DOUGLASS LAW FIRM: W. Dexter Douglass, onetime counsel to former Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles, appeared on the scene as the Gore team mobilized its battle against Katherine Harris’ certification. While Douglass’ style is unassuming, his political savvy and connections to the Florida Supreme Court justices frightened Bush lawyers. GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER:Partner Theodore Olson, one of three national co-chairs of Lawyers for Bush/Cheney, has played perhaps the most visible role on Bush’s legal team, arguing twice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Several other attorneys in the firm’s Washington office — including partners Thomas Hungar, Douglas Cox, and Terence Ross — have had continuing roles in both state and federal litigation. GREENBERG TRAURIG: Barry Richard, chair of the firm’s national litigation practice and a prominent Tallahassee trial lawyer, was tapped by the Bush team early on and led the state litigation. One of the few Bush attorneys without strong GOP ties, Richard has represented officials of both parties. The firm expects to be paid for its work. MILLER, CASSIDY, LARROCCA & LEWIN: On the verge of a merger with Houston-based Baker Botts, Miller Cassidy sent three litigators to assist their soon-to-be partners on the Bush team in Tallahassee. Name partner Herbert J. (“Jack”) Miller Jr., Stephen Braga, and Stuart Levey played major roles in lawsuits over absentee ballots in Seminole and Martin counties. O’MELVENY & MYERS:Although the firm has not officially stepped into the partisan fray, several O’Melveny attorneys played key roles in the vice president’s fight. Gore called upon former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, an L.A.-based senior partner, to spearhead the effort. Fellow Los Angeles partner Mark Steinberg spent five weeks in Tallahassee coordinating litigation. Former Gore chief of staff Ronald Klain, a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, essentially ran the day-to-day recount operation. PATTON BOGGS: Partner Benjamin Ginsberg, general counsel to the Bush campaign, has played an active role in setting Republican legal strategy and overseeing litigation efforts. PERKINS COIE: Robert Bauer, managing partner of the Seattle-based firm’s Washington office, received a call from Gore adviser Klain on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Bauer, a prominent Democratic election lawyer and counsel to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, spent two weeks in Florida fighting to delay certification. Client business dragged him back to Washington, D.C., before Thanksgiving. RYAN, PHILLIPS, UTRECHT & MACKINNON: Partners Lyn Utrecht and Eric Kleinfeld served as general counsel to the Gore-Lieberman campaign. In the wake of Florida’s close election, both worked from Washington to coordinate volunteer attorneys. SIDLEY & AUSTIN: Washington, D.C., partner Karen Popp, a former Clinton administration lawyer, was tapped by Gore’s top advisers to lead investigations into voting irregularities in Palm Beach County. Popp flew down to Florida on Nov. 10 with five firm lawyers and began the task of sorting through nearly 8,000 voter complaints. With the help of hundreds of volunteer attorneys, Popp’s team interviewed 10,000 individuals and identified more than 500 pieces of evidence. After two weeks, the Sidley attorneys returned to Washington, but continued playing an active role in the Palm Beach portion of Gore’s election contest. SUTHERLAND, ASBILL & BRENNAN:Atlanta partner Teresa Wynn Roseborough, a former attorney in the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel, was tapped by Gore adviser Klain to assist Democrats in the Republican appeal to the 11th Circuit. Roughly eight firm attorneys, including firmwide litigation chairman John Fleming, pitched in. Firm lawyers expect to receive some payment for their work. WHITE & CASE: Washington, D.C., partners and former Justice officials George Terwilliger III and Timothy Flanigan were among the first to arrive in Tallahassee following the election. Both have remained actively involved at a strategic level throughout the litigation. Washington, D.C., partner Christopher Curran led a team providing research and writing support. Lawyers in the firm’s Miami office, led by partner Marcos Jimenez, served as local counsel on several matters. The firm expects to receive payment for its work. WILLIAMS & CONNOLLY:Although the firm played no official role in the litigation, partner Howard Gutman took on a series of projects for the Gore team, often turning to firm colleagues for assistance. Among Gutman’s contributions: portions of the briefs fighting certification and opposing Miami-Dade County’s first decision not to conduct a full manual recount.

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