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Wake Up Call: Trump Picks Kasowitz to Face Russia Probes

Wake Up Call: Trump Picks Kasowitz to Face Russia Probes

• President Donald Trump is said to have picked his longtime lawyer, Marc E. Kasowitz, to lead the legal team that will help him steer through investigations into his campaign and alleged Russian interference in last year’s election. (Washington Post) Kasowitz is a partner at New York firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, where Senator Joe Lieberman is of

A photographer photographs Robert S. Mueller, Director of the FBI (right) testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee Committee in Washington, DC, June 6, 2002.  Photographer:  Dennis Brack/ Bloomberg News.

Wake Up Call: Will Mueller Probe Create New ‘Star’ Lawyers?

• President Donald Trump is said to be nearly ready to hire an outside legal team to help him steer through investigations into his campaign and Russian interference in last year’s election. He and his advisers have approached several private attorneys about the job. (Washington Post) Robert Mueller’s special investigation for the Justice Department into Trump associates’ links

The Istanbul skyline. Photographer: Kerem Uzel/Bloomberg

Dentons Adds Four-Star General As Senior Advisor

One night in late April, Dentons partner Karl Hopkins was hobnobbing at the Swiss Hotel in Istanbul with Jim Jones, a retired four-star U.S. Marine Corps General and former National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama. The pair recently banded together and have announced that Jones will join Dentons as a senior advisor, a role in

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Two Former Federal Officials in Running to Become EEOC’s Top Lawyer

The White House has begun interviewing candidates for the EEOC general counsel vacancy, and two management attorneys who are former federal government officials are among those being considered. Lawrence Lorber, senior counsel with Seyfarth Shaw in Washington, and Esther Lander, a partner with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Washington, are among the candidates

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Pai, a Republican lawyer who was nominated yesterday by U.S. President Donald Trump to serve a second term at the agency, has been on the commission since 2012 and the agencys chairman since being designated by Trump in January. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Jenner Recruits Three FCC Lawyers, Readies for Transactions

Jenner & Block announced Thursday it has recruited three lawyers from the Federal Communications Commission, including Howard Symons, who departed as the agency’s general counsel in January. Symons, who also served as Vice Chair of the FCC’s Incentive Auction Task Force, started at Jenner on May 1st as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and

U.S. President Donald Trump pauses after signing executive orders in the Hall of Heroes at the Department of Defense in Arlington, Virginia, U.S. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Will Trump Hire a ‘Tough Washington Lawyer’?

• Better get a “tough Washington lawyer” to help with growing legal complications, a longtime private attorney for Trump said he advised the White House. (Washington Post) • Mayer Brown partners picked litigation partner Sally Davies to be the firm’s first female London senior partner. (The Lawyer) Appointed for a five-year term starting July 1, Davies replaces Sean Connolly, who is stepping down

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Lobbying by Trump Interior Department Nominee Raises Concerns

By Ari Natter and Jennifer A Dlouhy, Bloomberg News Donald Trump’s election has been a boon for backers of a controversial plan to pump billions of gallons of water from a Mojave Desert aquifer to Southern California — including one of the president’s nominees. David Bernhardt, nominated to be the No. 2 official in the Interior

Robert S. Mueller, Director of the FBI, speaks at the US Embassy while on a visit to Tokyo, Japan, 23 April 2003. Charles Pertwee/ Bloomberg News

Wake Up Call: Mueller Exits WilmerHale, Has Wide Latitude for Probe

• The Justice Department named former FBI Director Robert Mueller special counsel to lead the FBI’s investigation of Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 election. The appointment comes as the White House is reeling from President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey on May 9. (Bloomberg via BLB) • In order to take the


Law Firms Hire Chief Talent Officers

By Laurel Brubaker Calkins, Big Law Business Big law firms are stealing from the playbook of technology and private equity companies by adding Chief Talent Officers – a mashup position that combines human resources, recruiting and some aspects of den mothering. The Chief Talent Officer’s goal: Create a happy, healthy stable of rainmakers and foot