Stories tagged with Law

Trump turns again to one of his favorite law firms

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 7, 2017 at 9:22am   |   0 Comments

In tapping Christopher Wray to be director of the FBI, Donald Trump has again shown a preference for King & Spalding.

Mueller’s former law firm has many entanglements

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 22, 2017 at 7:05am   |   0 Comments

As a prominent D.C. law firm, WilmerHale was bound to face some crossing loyalties when Robert Mueller was named special counsel in the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Kay Hagan joins DC law firm

By Muckety   |   January 12, 2016 at 12:01pm   |   0 Comments

Former Sen. Kay Hagan, who lost her re-election bid in 2014, has joined Akin Gump as a senior policy consultant.

Obama connection to Sidley Austin still strong

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 20, 2012 at 9:06am   |   1 Comments

To those outside legal circles, Sidley Austin is probably best known as the Chicago law firm where Barack Obama and Michelle Obama met.

Cleaning up after the smartest guys have left the room

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 5, 2011 at 6:50pm   |   0 Comments

Different economic times make for different sorts of economic stars.

New business clients for former attorney general

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 31, 2011 at 9:36am   |   0 Comments

Once America’s top prosecutor, Michael Mukasey is now a top corporate defender.

Edwards’ legal team has years of media experience

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 3, 2011 at 1:52pm   |   0 Comments

If his defense team is an indication, John Edwards foresees a criminal case that will be fought in the press as well as the courtroom.

Hardship, as defined by NY law firm Paul, Weiss

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 31, 2011 at 9:11am   |   0 Comments

There may never have been better advertising for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison than the divorce story published today in The New York Times.

Attorneys face off in Barry Bonds trial

By A. James Memmott   |   March 22, 2011 at 8:09am   |   0 Comments

Home run king Barry Bonds went on trial Monday for perjury. Cue the sports analogies.

Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court justice, starts lobby firm

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 5, 2011 at 12:30pm   |   1 Comments

So much for Virginia Thomas distancing herself from politics.

Rahm Emanuel moves from one political sphere to another

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 26, 2011 at 8:35am   |   0 Comments

Thomas Kilbride, chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, set a record for the state’s judicial campaigns last year, spending more than $3 million on his re-election bid. About half came from the state Democratic Party.

Judy Clarke takes on another unpopular case - the Tucson gunman

By A. James Memmott   |   January 11, 2011 at 11:37am   |   0 Comments

Jared Lee Loughner had an experienced capital-defense attorney at his side when he made his first court appearance in Arizona Monday.

Conflicts surround health care ruling

By A. James Memmott   |   December 20, 2010 at 9:31am   |   0 Comments

A conflict-of-interest debate simmering since this summer heated up last week when U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson of Virginia ruled a key part of the new health care reform law unconstitutional.

Kerkorian agrees to pay $10 million in child support

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 25, 2010 at 8:42am   |   1 Comments

Sage words from gossip blogger Perez Hilton: “It sucks to get divorced when you’re a billionaire!”

Spouse’s activism stirs concern about influence on Supreme Court

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 10, 2010 at 7:28am   |   0 Comments

Virginia Thomas’s political activities are raising questions about possible conflicts of interest for her husband, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Abner Mikva’s many connections to the top

By A. James Memmott   |   October 6, 2010 at 11:02am   |   0 Comments

Adam Liptak refers to retired federal judge Abner J. Mikva as “the Zelig of the American legal scene.”

Gloria Allred at the center of another storm

By A. James Memmott   |   August 11, 2010 at 12:14pm   |   0 Comments

When Gloria Allred talks, CEOs, corporate boards and golfers listen.

Jeff Skilling wins one with the Supreme Court

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 24, 2010 at 9:49am   |   0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court handed former Enron chief Jeffrey Skilling a partial victory today in his effort to overturn a conviction on fraud and conspiracy charges.

New Yorkers may soon dominate Supreme Court

By A. James Memmott   |   May 12, 2010 at 7:59am   |   0 Comments

Take that, Trenton.

Obama nominates Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 10, 2010 at 10:08am   |   2 Comments

Two records are expected to weigh in Kagan’s favor.

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