Analysis

How Energy Attys Can Do More To Ward Off Corruption

Law360 (December 10, 2020, 7:48 PM EST) -- Besides costing some in-house counsel and other executives their jobs, the bribery scandals that have made recent headlines show the failure of lawyers, both in-house and in government, to stanch corruption in the energy industry.

In one of the episodes, federal prosecutors in July charged Ohio House speaker Larry Householder and four others with taking more than $60 million from the utility FirstEnergy Corp. in exchange for passing favorable legislation. Ohio House Bill 6 provided over $1 billion to bail out aging nuclear power plants owned by a former subsidiary of FirstEnergy.

"Spending a few million to get more than a...

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