• National Law Journal

    'Diminished to the Point of Extinction': Trump DOJ's Retreat From Police Investigations Draws New Scrutiny

    June 8, 2020

    As thousands have poured into the streets nationwide to protest the death of George Floyd in police custody, the Trump administration's Justice Department has come under a renewed glare for shelving a powerful accountability tool.

  • Law.com

    Compliance Hot Spots: DOJ Wants 'Empowered' Compliance Programs | Flynn Case Puts Spotlight on Power of Judges | King & Spalding Resists DQ Motion | Who Got the Work

    June 2, 2020

    Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots. The US Justice Department has made some changes to its compliance guidance, and we've got a snapshot below. Plus: King & Spalding is fighting a disqualification motion, and Baker McKenzie has bolstered its white-collar team. Scroll down for headlines and more. Thanks for reading!

  • Coal. for Competitive Electricity v. Zibelman

    Publication Date: 2018-10-03
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Constitutional Law
    Industry: Energy | State and Local Government
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Dennis Jacobs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Plaintiffs‐Appellants: Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., Munger Tolles & Olson LLP, Washington, DC; Henry Weissmann, Fred A. Rowley, Jr., Mark R. Yohalem, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Los Angeles, California; Jonathan D. Schiller, David A. Barrett, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, New York, New York; Stuart H. Singer, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
    for defendant: For Amici Curiae Energy Economists, in support of Plaintiffs‐Appellants: Aaron M. Panner, Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, P.L.L.C., Washington, DC. For amici curiae American Petroleum Institute, Natural Gas Supply Association in support of Plaintiffs‐Appellants: Ben Norris, American Petroleum Institute, Washington, DC; Dena Wiggins, Natural Gas Supply Association, Washington, DC. For Amicus Curiae Independent Market Monitor for PJM, in support of Plaintiffs‐Appellants: Jeffrey W. Mayes, General Counsel, Monitoring Analytics, LLC, Eagleville, Pennsylvania For Defendants‐Appellees: Peter J. Hopkins, Jeffrey A. Schwarz, Amber L. Martin, on the brief, Scott H. Strauss, Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP, Washington, DC; Paul Agresta, General Counsel, John Sipos, Deputy General Counsel, John C. Graham, Public Service Commission of the State of New York, Albany, New York. For Intervenors‐Defendants‐Appellees: David W. DeBruin, Zachary C. Schauf, William K. Dreher, on the brief, Matthew E. Price, Jenner & Block LLP, Washington, DC. For Amici Curiae Electricity Regulation Scholars in support of Defendants‐Appellees: Ari Peskoe, Harvard Law School Environmental Policy Initiative, Cambridge, Massachusetts For Amicus Curiae Institute for Policy Integrity, in support of Defendants‐Appellees: Bethany A. Davis Noll, Avi Zevin, on the brief, Richard L. Revesz, Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law, New York, New York For Amici Curiae Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Defense Fund, in support of Defendants‐Appellees: Miles Farmer, on the brief, Thomas Zimpleman, Natural Resources Defense Council, Washington, DC; Michael Panfil, Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, DC For Amicus Curiae Nuclear Energy Institute, in support of Defendants‐Appellants: Ellen C. Ginsberg, on the brief, Jonathan M. Rund, Nuclear Energy Institute, Washington, DC For amici curiae States of California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington, in support of Defendants‐Appellees: Seth A. Hollander, Assistant Attorney General, on the brief, Clare E. Kindall, Assistant Attorney General, for George Jepsen, Attorney General of Connecticut, New Britain, Connecticut; M. Elaine Meckenstock, Deputy Attorney General: Kathleen A. Kenealy, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Robert W. Byrne, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Sally Magnani, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Gavin G. McCabe, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Melinda Piling, Deputy Attorney General, Myung J. Park, Deputy Attorney General, Dennis L. Beck, Jr., Deputy Attorney General, on the brief, for Xavier Becerra, Attorney General of California, Oakland, California For Amici Curiae Independent Economists, in support of Defendants‐Appellees: Samuel T. Walsh, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, Washington, DC For Amicus Curiae American Wind Energy Association, in support of neither party: Gene Grace, on the brief, Julia Dreyer, American Wind Energy Ass

    Case Number: 17-2654-cv

    N.Y.'s ZEC Program for Nuclear Power Plants Not 'Field','Conflict' Preempted by FERC

  • Daily Business Review

    Prominent Lawyers Back Prosecutor Over Governor in Death Penalty Decisions

    April 27, 2017

    Three former U.S. solicitors general, current and former district attorneys and two former American Bar Association presidents have their names on a brief challenging the removal by Gov. Rick

  • Daily Business Review

    Prosecutor Takes Anti-Death Penalty Fight to High Court

    April 19, 2017

    Gov. Rick Scott and State Attorney Aramis Ayala will face off in the Florida Supreme Court over her authority to reject the death penalty in murder

  • Daily Business Review

    Controversial Prosecutor Challenges Governor Over Removal

    April 13, 2017

    Central Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala is suing Gov. Rick Scott in federal and state courts over her removal from nearly two dozen death-penalty cases, including the high-profile case of accuse

  • Litigation Daily

    New Year, New Job: Top Lateral Litigator Moves in January

    February 1, 2017

    Nothing like a fresh start for the new year. Prominent litigators around the country made lateral moves this month, including a 23-lawyer group to launch Drinker Biddle’s off

  • Williams v. Johnson

    Publication Date: 2016-10-21
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Date Filed: 2016-05-27
    Court: 9th Cir.
    Judge: Before: Stephen Reinhardt and Alex Kozinski, Circuit Judges, and Ronald M. Whyte,* Senior District Judge.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kurt David Hermansen, Law Office of Kurt David Hermansen, San Diego, California, and Steven M. Klepper, Kramon & Graham, P.A., Baltimore, Maryland, for Petitioner-Appellant.
    for defendant: Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General of California, Gerald Engler, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Lance E. Winters, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Xiomara Costello and Stephanie C. Brenan, Deputy Attorneys General, Los Angeles, California, for Respondent-Appellee.

    Case Number: No. 07-56127

    Cite as 16 C.D.O.S. 11132 TARA SHENEVA WILLIAMS, Petitioner-Appellant, v. DEBORAH K. J

  • Corporate Counsel

    What's an In-House Attorney to Do if a Client Is Hiding Assets in a Merger?

    September 23, 2016

    In a recently filed lawsuit, the former general counsel of tech startup Lemon is accused of hiding intellectual property assets ahead of the company's sale to a larger company. Legal eth

  • National Law Journal

    FCC Gives 'Robocalling' Relief to Utilities, Schools

    August 8, 2016

    Utility companies and school districts on Thursday won some relief from the ever-brightening spotlight of "robocall" lawsuits, as federal regulators clarified the scope of automate