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Giuliani Resigns from Greenberg Traurig to Focus on Trump

Giuliani Resigns from Greenberg Traurig to Focus on Trump

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Giuliani’s resignation from Greenberg Traurig signals that he may anticipate a more prolonged engagement with Mueller’s investigation than previously thought. according to The Hill.

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Analysts: Giuliani’s Media Blitz Gives Investigators New Leads, New Evidence

Analysts: Giuliani’s Media Blitz Gives Investigators New Leads, New Evidence

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Giuliani’s comments to media outlets underscore a growing tension for the White House: The FBI investigation of Cohen presents a legal problem for the president that his own lawyer might have exacerbated, according to The Washington Post.

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Dallas Lawyer Who Planted Niece in Government Job As a ‘Mole’ Gets 10-Year Max for Medical Fraud

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Prosecutors say Dallas lawyer Tshombe Anderson and his family members used trickery and outright fraud, according to The Dallas Morning News.

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The Biglaw Firms Potentially Caught in the Cohen Raid

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Above the Law reports that the names of some of the biggest law firms in the country have come to light after the Department of Justice seized records from the home and office of Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.

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Lawyer Convicted of Abetting Tax Evasion By Wall Street Executive’s Adult Children

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A Manhattan jury found Michael Little, 67, guilty of helping the adult children of a Wall Street executive tap into their Swiss bank accounts, which held millions in inheritance money, without alerting the IRS, reports Crain’s New York Business.

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Federal Bar Association’s Capitol Hill Day

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The Federal Bar Association will be hosting its annual Capitol Hill Day to confer with Congress about challenges facing the federal courts.

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Federal Contractors’ Guide to SBA Set-Aside Contracts, Size Standards, Size Protests, and Affiliation

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Fox Rothschild LLP has posted its Federal Contractors’ Guide to Small Business Administration Set-Aside Contracts, Size Standards, Size Protests, and Affiliation

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How Big Could Facebook’s Fine Theoretically Get? Hint: Four Commas, and Counting

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Some former FTC officials see a huge penalty in store for Facebook if the agency finds more violations of the company’s users’ privacy.

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Renewable Energy Deals Targeted for More Scrutiny in New Trade Report

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Even investments in renewable energy businesses may be affected by this broadening of interest in the industry, and should be considered by parties as part of deal due diligence and negotiations of investment and acquisition agreements, according to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

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Mueller’s Assurances That Trump is Not a ‘Target’ Don’t Mean Much

Mueller’s Assurances That Trump is Not a ‘Target’ Don’t Mean Much

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Mueller may not be able to secure an indictment against a sitting president, but his report could serve as a trigger to impeachment proceedings, Politico reports.

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Amazon Fires Its Lobbying Law Firms in Washington

Amazon Fires Its Lobbying Law Firms in Washington

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The change comes after passage of the tax overhaul bill last year and in the face of new challenges in the age of President Donald Trump, reports Bloomberg Politics.

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Barclays Wins Its DOJ Gamble With $2 Billion Mortgage Settlement

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Two former executives at the bank also settled Thursday and agreed to pay $2 million to resolve claims without admitting wrongdoing.

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The Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act: Understanding Federal Domestic Preference Requirements

The Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act: Understanding Federal Domestic Preference Requirements

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PilieroMazza has posted an on-demand webinar discussing compliance with new laws requiring or providing a preference for the purchase of goods, products, or materials produced in the United States.

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State Department Updating Contracting Language to Head Off Confusion

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The change is intended to head off problems such as the one seen earlier this year when a contractor would not comply with requests for an IT audit of security controls.

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Trump Labor Board Member Forgot About Conflict of Interest, Watchdog Says

Trump Labor Board Member Forgot About Conflict of Interest, Watchdog Says

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National Labor Relations Board Member William Emanuel violated a White House ethics pledge by participating in a closely watched case involving his former law firm, the NLRB’s inspector general concluded in a report obtained by Bloomberg Law.

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Former Jones Day Attorney Tapped For Position at the EEOC

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The top litigator position at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been vacant since December of 2016.

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Plaintiff Lawyers See Nationwide Settlement As Only End For Opioid Lawsuits

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The sheer complexity of the litigation raises questions about how the parties will craft an agreement that ends the threat of further lawsuits against the industry while distributing cash to all the varied entities who have sued, reports Forbes.

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Accepting a Pardon From Trump Could Add Booster Rockets to State Prosecutions

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In a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1915, justices stated that individuals have a right to refuse a pardon because “acceptance” of one carries with it a “confession of guilt.”

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For the Third Time, Supreme Court to Hear Mandatory Union Dues Arguments

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The case, appealed by an employee of the state of Illinois, comes after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit rejected his argument that the agency fee violated his rights under the First Amendment.

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Mueller Gets Plea, No Cooperation, as Skadden Lawyer Admits Lies

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Alex van der Zwaan faces as long as six months in jail under advisory guidelines, according to Bloomberg Law.

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