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The Litigation Storm Around President Trump

The Litigation Storm Around President Trump

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Cities, states, members of Congress, and watchdog groups are suing the president for a variety of claims, according to Bloomberg.

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Former White House Counsel Jack Quinn Joins Manatt in Washington

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Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP announced that Jack Quinn has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C., office as a partner in the litigation group and as chair of the firm’s federal regulatory and government practice.

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Energy Department Seeks Input on Regulatory Reform

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This is part of a government-wide initiative to overhaul the federal government’s regulatory regime, set in motion with an executive order signed by President Trump, reports K&L Gates.

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Emoluments Clause Lawsuits Could Expose Trump Tax Filings

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Trump’s refusal to divest himself of his business empire led to the suits, partly based on the use of Trump International Hotel in Washington by representatives of foreign governments, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

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More States Likely to Sue over Opioid Epidemic

More States Likely to Sue over Opioid Epidemic

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States will be very tempted by the significant potential damages that may be awarded in court to try to recoup some of the costs of treatment, says Kent Sullivan of Jackson Walker LLP.

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Industry Lawyers Were Granted Ethics Waivers to Work in Trump Administration

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Documents released this week reveal that lawyers, lobbyists and industry executives who can now shape policies benefiting their former clients and companies have been allowed to work in the Trump administration, even with the president’s vow to “drain the swamp” of influence peddling, reports The New York Times.

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White-Collar Lawyers See Opportunity in Trump Scandals

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Politico reports that the Russia investigations are bad news for President Donald Trump, but they’re a blessing for white-collar lawyers and crisis consultants whose careers are primed to take off as the criminal probes unfold.

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Client of Disgraced Lawyer: ‘Everybody Knew He Would Run’

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Disability attorney Eric Connd had told at least six people he would flee the country instead of going to jail and now he has kept his promise, reports the Associated Press.

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The Whistleblower Behind Caterpillar’s Massive Tax Headache Could Make $600 Million

The Whistleblower Behind Caterpillar’s Massive Tax Headache Could Make $600 Million

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BloombergBusinessweek reports on the story behind the accountant who might end up the best-paid whistleblower of all time, with a potential paycheck of $600 million, while Caterpillar, the 92-year-old pride of American industry, will experience something unfamiliar: public humiliation.

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Healthcare Developer Fined $155 Million for Lying About Compliance

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The settlement marks the first time an electronics health records vendor is being charged for the truthfulness and accuracy of representations made when seeking government certification, reports HIT Consultant.

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Big Law Attorneys Think Twice About Trump Labor Gig

Big Law Attorneys Think Twice About Trump Labor Gig

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The search for political appointees to the DOL appears to be impeded by a shrinking pool of private attorneys willing to incur a lifelong Trump association, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Supreme Court Suspends Wrong Lawyer Over ‘Mistaken Identity’

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When the Supreme Court suspended a prominent Massachusetts lawyer and threatened him with disbarment, it started a Boston legal drama that took two weeks to resolve, reports the Associated Press.

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CVS’s Omnicare to Pay $23 Million to Resolve U.S. Kickback Case

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Reuters is reporting CVS Health Corp’s Omnicare unit has agreed to pay $23 million to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that it took kickbacks from a drugmaker to promote two antidepressants, according to settlement papers.

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Emerging Trends Series: Offshore Wind

Emerging Trends Series: Offshore Wind

On-Demand
Foley Hoag’s Energy and Cleantech practice and NECEC have posted an on-demand webinar with offshore wind developers, leading public officials, investors and experts at the cutting edge of the Northeast’s emerging offshore wind market.

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Bradley Partner Paul Compton to be Nominated to Serve as U.S. HUD General Counsel

Bradley Partner Paul Compton to be Nominated to Serve as U.S. HUD General Counsel

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Paul Compton currently serves as leader of Bradley’s Affordable Housing and Community Development practice, a member of the firm’s Banking & Financial Services group and Chair of the firm’s Finance Committee.

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Forum: Examine the Risks and Rewards for Cross-Border Deals

Forum: Examine the Risks and Rewards for Cross-Border Deals

Event, June 20, 2017, New York
Bloomberg BNA and World Services Group will present the Cross-Border Deals Forum to hear about the current risk assessment, which deals are facing greater scrutiny and which deals are enjoying a more positive outlook.

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DOJ Threatens Immigration Rights Lawyers, Demands They Drop Their Clients

DOJ Threatens Immigration Rights Lawyers, Demands They Drop Their Clients

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In a letter last month, the Justice Department told the group it must ‘cease and desist’ providing certain legal assistance to immigrants unless it undertakes full representation of them in court. according to The Seattle Times.

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Benchmarking Your Policy & Procedure Management Program in 2017

Event, May 25, 1 p.m. EDT
NAVEX Global will present a complimentary webinar announcing the recent results from its new Ethics and Compliance Policy & Procedure Management Benchmark Report on May 25.

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Littler Survey Reveals Employers Caught in a Tangled Web of Federal, State and Local Laws

Littler Survey Reveals Employers Caught in a Tangled Web of Federal, State and Local Laws

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Littler’s sixth annual survey of more than 1,200 employers finds growing uncertainty as a new administration and various technological and social changes reshape the workplace,

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Lawyer Says Texas Law Banning ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Has Serious Constitutional Problems

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A trial and appellate lawyer says a recently passed Texas “sanctuary cities” ban set to take effect Sept. 1 is vulnerable to a Constitutional challege.

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