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TALE OF TROUBLE Leesburg, Va., lawyer Bruce McLaughlin may be the victim of an outrageous injustice. Or he may be the cause of one. The facts surrounding his case are anything but clear. After the Virginia Department of Social Services concluded that McLaughlin had molested his own children, he was convicted in 1998 in Loudoun County Circuit Court. While in prison, he was assaulted by another inmate. At a hearing this year where McLaughlin served as a witness against the other inmate, he unsuccessfully tried to flee the courtroom. This summer, he pleaded guilty to felony escape. The Virginia State Bar didn’t like that, and summarily suspended his license on Nov. 22. At a Dec. 15 hearing, McLaughlin will have to prove why the bar shouldn’t continue the suspension or revoke his license altogether. If that isn’t keeping his attorney — Alexander Levay Jr. of Leesburg’s Moyes & Levay — busy enough, after an administrative appeal DSS has overturned its original finding of molestation, according to Levay. He is now drafting a writ of habeas corpus, in which he will argue that McLaughlin’s conviction should be overturned. Clearing McLaughlin’s name may be no simple task, though. The children are in New Zealand with their mother — his ex-wife — who violated a court order by taking them there, says Levay. SHORT STAY They were there for what seemed like a New York minute. On Nov. 27, biotech lawyers Robin Teskin and Samir Elamrami left Shaw Pittman’s Northern Virginia office for Pillsbury Madison & Sutro. They had arrived at Shaw Pittman from the Alexandria, Va., IP firm Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis just four months ago with law clerk Bonnie Weiss. What happened? Once at Shaw Pittman, their workload boomed. “We really needed more resources, especially in California,” Elamrami says. Shaw Pittman managing partner Paul Mickey Jr. concedes that Pillsbury has a larger platform in California and says he understands the departures. He adds that Shaw Pittman just promoted a biotech attorney to partner last week and will continue to expand the practice. At Pillsbury, partner Teskin and associate Elamrami join a group of about 15 biotech lawyers.

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