A flurry of press reports early Monday predicted that the firing of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was imminent, but by the end of the day, the overseer of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation still had his job.
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Deputy AG Rosenstein To Meet Trump Amid Firing Rumors

A flurry of press reports early Monday predicted that the firing of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was imminent, but by the end of the day, the overseer of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation still had his job. Read full article »

CEO Eyed In Stock-Pump Scheme Having 'Active' Plea Talks

The CEO of a Florida internet protocol security company on Monday denied fraud and conspiracy charges in Brooklyn federal court, but a prosecutor said he is in "active" negotiations to enter a guilty plea in what the Brooklyn U.S. attorney calls a $2 million pump-and-dump scam. Read full article »

PR Firm Ex-CFO Admits Skimming But Disputes By How Much

The former chief financial officer for an international marketing and public relations firm pled guilty to an embezzlement scheme that prosecutors say cost the four companies he worked for more than $3.8 million, even as he took issue with many of the specific allegations laid out during a hearing Monday in Massachusetts federal court. Read full article »


Bribery Indictment Of Manafort Associate Must Stand: Gov't

A Ukrainian national with ties to convicted Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort should not be able to use a recent Second Circuit decision to escape charges in an alleged bribery scheme involving a $500 million titanium mining project, prosecutors have told an Illinois federal judge. Read full article »



Trader Pleads Guilty In Kickback Scheme; SEC Seeks Payback

A stock trader pled guilty in New Jersey federal court Monday to bribing a broker-dealer representative in exchange for preferential access to much-sought-after initial and secondary stock offerings that yielded him big profits, according to the U.S. attorney's office. Read full article »

Ex-Barclays CEOs Escape Claims In Dark Pool Case

A New York federal judge on Friday dismissed the former CEOs of Barclays PLC from a class action alleging shares of the bank were artificially inflated by misrepresentations about the safety and transparency of its dark pool, citing a lack of evidence about the executives’ involvement. Read full article »

Ex-Akebia Analyst Jailed For Ignoring Probation Calls

A former biostatistician at Akebia Therapeutics Inc. will await sentencing for an insider trading conviction from behind bars after a fed-up Massachusetts federal judge ordered him jailed Monday for ignoring repeated calls from probation, even as he frequently chatted with his co-conspirator. Read full article »



Cosby Owes Quarter-Million In Fees, Schnader Harrison Says

As a sentencing hearing in Pennsylvania court for Bill Cosby kicked off on Monday in the wake of his sexual assault conviction, the disgraced entertainer faces another legal challenge as his onetime attorneys with Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP pursue what they say are more than a quarter-million dollars in unpaid legal fees. Read full article »







Avvo Will Change Ratings System To Settle NY AG Probe

Avvo, the website directory of lawyer reviews, has agreed to reform its rating system and improve how it discloses information to consumers after an investigation revealed that it boosted attorneys who voluntarily filled out their profiles, New York's attorney general said Monday.  Read full article »

Fla. Atty Tied To Penny Stock Fraud Suspended For 18 Months

The Florida Supreme Court has hit a Miami lawyer with an 18-month suspension for providing disclosure statements that falsely certified a penny stock company was not under any investigation despite his knowledge of a probe by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Read full article »


Prosecutors Can Tell 3rd NECC Jury About Meningitis Pain

Low-level pharmacists at the shuttered New England Compounding Center whose bosses have been convicted of causing a drug contamination that gave patients meningitis cannot preclude prosecutors from telling jurors next month about the horrendous pain caused by their supervisors, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Monday. Read full article »




Seyfarth Escapes Illegal Tax Shelter RICO Suit

An Illinois federal judge has dismissed a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suit accusing Seyfarth Shaw LLP of selling a client an illegal tax shelter, saying that the man had failed to establish that the alleged fraud was part of the firm’s usual way of doing business or that it was an ongoing practice. Read full article »



Ex-Soccer Boss Wants $50M Restitution Request Tossed

A former soccer official has urged a New York federal judge to deny requests from FIFA and two South American soccer organizations for $50 million in restitution after he was convicted of taking bribes, saying federal law precludes restitution for investigations by private entities. Read full article »


Mintz Levin Adds Ex-SDNY Prosecutor To White Collar Team

Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC has hired a former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York in expanding its corporate investigations, enforcement and white collar practices in New York, the firm has announced. Read full article »


8 Innovative Ways To Empower Jurors

Much time and attention have been focused on improving lawyers' abilities to communicate with and persuade juries in complex trials. But it is equally important to equip and prepare jurors to become better students in the courtroom, say attorneys with DLA Piper and Litstrat Inc. Read full article »



Why A Firm Would Shrink From Facing Off Against Kavanaugh

Former federal prosecutor Michael Bromwich simultaneously announced his representation of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, and his resignation from litigation boutique Robbins Russell over the weekend, in a parting of ways some say was likely an act of self-preservation by the law firm. Read full article »

Kavanaugh Denies Assault Allegations In TV Interview

D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh pushed back on several allegations against him Monday, saying in a television interview, “I have never sexually assaulted anyone” — an extraordinary move for a pending U.S. Supreme Court nominee. Read full article »

2,000 Female Attys Sign Letter Backing Kavanaugh Accuser

More than 2,000 female attorneys — many from top firms, including Kirkland & Ellis LLP, McGuireWoods LLP and BakerHosteller LLP — signed a letter of “support and admiration” for the university professor who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Read full article »

Morgan Lewis Chair Jami McKeon Re-Elected For 2nd Term

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP's partnership on Monday unanimously re-elected firm chair Jami McKeon, who in 2014 became the first female leader in the firm's 141-year history, for a second term. Read full article »

PwC, Fragomen Ink Global Immigration Partnership

Global immigration firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP will enter into a strategic partnership with the U.K. arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers to integrate and cross-market their tax, mobility and immigration services, the firms announced Monday, in a move that furthers the Big Four accounting firms' push into the domain of traditional law firms. Read full article »


15 Minutes With Pure Storage's General Counsel

Joe FitzGerald's experiences working at several different Silicon Valley companies have taught him the value of humor and humility. Here, he discusses the similarities he sees between the General Data Protection Regulation and Y2K, how he continuously adapts to changing privacy regulations and how his data security plans have evolved over time. Read full article »

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