La. Lawmaker Accused Of Writing Bills To Aid Big Oil Clients

Law360, New York (April 20, 2012, 8:57 PM ET) -- Baton Rouge, La., attorney Don Carmouche filed an ethics complaint Thursday accusing Louisiana state Rep. Neil Abramson, D-New Orleans, of introducing legislation that directly and illegally benefits the energy company clients of Abramson's law firm Liskow & Lewis in environmental damage lawsuits.

Carmouche says Liskow & Lewis hired Abramson as a shareholder in February, about a month before the Louisiana Legislature convened. Abramson then personally authored five bills designed to benefit himself, his firm and the firm's primary clients, Exxon Mobil Corp. and BP PLC, the...
To view the full article, take a free trial now.
Try Law360 for free for seven days
Already a subscriber? Click here to login

Already have access?

  1. Forgot your password?
  2. Sign In

Get instant access to the one-stop news source for business lawyers

Required