BigTech & The State Attorney General

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's the state attorney general. After all, the litigation against BigTobacco and the companies previously in the lead paint industry began on the level of the state attorney general. BigTech is under attack.    It's for many issues.

U.S. Supreme Court - Taking a Look Beneath the Robes and at Power of State Attorneys General

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He catapulted into the big time through launching, as Rhode Island attorney general, the landmark state class action public nuisance lead paint litigation. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court is under the microscope.    Recently, several Democrats in the U.S. Senate issued a brief.

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BigTech, Big Trouble If William Barr Confirmed as Attorney General

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney General, William Barr could become the sheriff of Silicon Valley. If confirmed as U.S. He would have both the mission and the Department of Justice power to curb the power of large tech companies. That kind of scrutiny is already happening in the EU, especially about antitrust issues. 

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In the Public Interest - Lawsuits as Platform to Big Time for the State Attorney General

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both were filed by the state attorney general. Some recall how Rhode Island attorney general Sheldon Whitehouse catapulted to fame with his lawsuit against the former lead paint companies.

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Jack McCoy's Team of Prosecuting Attorneys Earned Peanuts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those of us who revered Jack McCoy and his team of prosecuting attorneys on "Law and Order" probably never reflected on how much they were earning. In Bloomberg Law , Elizabeth Olson presents the median salaries for prosecuting attorneys and public interest lawyers.

Media Get Ready - If LA District Attorney Prosecutes Harvey Weinstien.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

district attorney's office announced this week. Weinstein's attorneys are Blair Berk and Benjamin Brafman. For many OJ Simpson was a likable anti-hero. So, that sucked the hostility out of feelings about the defendant in the criminal murder trial.

State Attorneys General Contending Public Nuisance on Side of the Angels

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Beginning tomorrow, Johnson & Johnson will face off in court with the Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter. Among what will be on trial is the legal concept of public nuisance as applied to the opioid epidemic.

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Real-Life Legal Drama - Divorce Ending in Attorney's Murder, Suicide of Client's Former Husband

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Therefore, divorce attorney Antonio Mari had reason to be fearful of his client's now ex-husband Walter Radford. On "Law & Order SVU," an Assistant District Attorney had to go into the Witness Protection Program.  Emotions run high in family law.

SCOTUS Puts Decision to Review CA Public Nuisance Law in Limbo - Investors Beware, State Attorneys General Have Much to Gain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's the kind of "smoking gun" which, for example, other state attorneys general could leverage in class action public nuisance lead paint litigation.  Instead they can sell this kind of litigation to state attorneys general and others.

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Public Relations Representatives - Can They Have the Legal Right Analogous to Attorney-Client Privilege

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"A California appellate court opened the door this week to extending attorney-client privilege to an unlikely source, experts say - a litigant's public relations team."

"The Good Wife" - Scripted In Time For Campaign 2015, Alicia Wins State Attorney Race

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The key development in the plot line is not that Alicia won the state attorney race. Now "The Good Wife" can go full steam ahead with political issues, aligning with the machinations of Campaign 2016.

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Florida State Attorney David Aaronberg and Donald Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Questions are being raised in influential media such as Politico if Forida state attorney, David Aronberg, can be objective in how he manages the alleged battery incident. The political is always the third rail in justice. Everyone in the loop tries to avoid it.

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"The Good Wife" - Series Will Need Public Speaking Consultant If Alicia Runs For State Attorney

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Her oral-communications role will be very different if she takes up Eli's recommendation and campaigns to be the state attorney. We "The Good Wife" fans have seen Alicia present in court.

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BP Crisis Communication – Lines Litigators Like

Matt Eventoff

BP, after a late start getting out of the “damage control gate&# , developed a fairly effective central message: “We are a responsible party. Our obligation is to deal with the spill, clean it up and make sure the impacts of that spill are compensated. And we are going to do that.&# – BP America CEO Lamar McKay May 11, 2010. However, a number of comments that followed were decidedly off-message.

"The Good Wife" - Alicia's Running For State Attorney, Will She Be Going Up Against Cary/Diane?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Well, Alicia is finally doing it: Running for office. If she wins that means as a prosecutor she could be going up against those who would be her former law partners - Cary and Diane. She's more than ready for the Machiavellian game of being a politico.

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"The Good Wife" - Cary's In Jail, Alicia's Being Wooes To Run For State Attorney

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Eli has recommended she run for State Attorney. The sixth season of "The Good Wife" starts with the possibility that Cary could be offed.

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Attorney General Eric Holder Held In Contempt of Congress

TJ Walker Interactive

Eric Holder has been held in contempt of congress. Good for him! Most of Americans have contempt for congress. This was a partisan witch hunt where the contempt started simply because Obama and Holder had the temerity to hold public office.

Vantage Group's 30th Anniversary - Chairman of Board, Attorney Katharine Goodbody Reflects

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 She is an attorney.  Before that, as an attorney, I had no knowledge of that.  Blogging from Amarante, New Haven, Connecticut where the Vantage Group is celebrating 30 years of helping those with disabilities reach their potential.

BP Crisis Communication, Pt II – 9 Steps

Matt Eventoff

Seven weeks later, there are three givens: 1) much damage is being done to the wildlife and ecosystem, 2) no one is quite sure when, or how, this tragedy will end, and 3) everything BP is trying to do from a public relations and communications angle just isn’t working. Nine steps to take now: 1. Stop Talking – I always advocate communicating over silence, as do the most crisis communication professionals.

"In re Fengling Liu" - Okay for attorney to ghostwrite pro-se client petitions, rules federal appeals court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now that issue has been applied to ghostwriting attorneys.  Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, reports Mark Hamblett in the NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL, ruled that Manhattan immigration attorney Fengling Liu did not violate ethical codes. 

Democratic angst, including for the state attorney general

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The Democrats no longer hold the strongest hand, not even when it comes to that supposedly sure thing of a state attorney general running for higher office. What a difference two retirements make.    Those, reports Abby Goodnough in THE NEW YORK TIMES, have changed the influence and power game.  In Massachusetts, Goodnough tells us , state AG Martha Coakley had been headed for an easy victory for Ted Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat. 

Amazon to Cut E-book Prices

TJ Walker Interactive

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The Coming of Non-Cute: Get Ready Marketers, Policy Makers, Trial Attorneys

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Marketers, policy makers and trial attorneys might also start feeling for the undercurrents of non-cute. It was downright refreshing last night to tune on "Criminal Minds" and the plot not contain a bit of cute.    The story line was all about goth subculture, brought to its extreme: Vampires.    The powers-that-be behind the wildly popular series might have picked up on the peaking of cute. 

TPS: Yes, the government is really here to help you, explains Alan Lubiner, immigration attorney

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Temporary Protected Status [TPS] is a humanitarian initiative launched by the American government back in 1990.    Today it's being hailed worldwide as a model for transforming adversity into an economic advantage.    In a nutshell, according to the provisions of TPS, those in America from nations [e.g. Haiti] hit by natural disasters, war, or other unusual conditions can not only remain here temporarily but also be eligible for work. 

Inside Beltway Communicators - We may be doing better than the attorneys

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most of us writers who cover inside-the-beltway topics aren't going to become wealthy.    Well, it looks like many of the lawyers won't either, at least for the near term. In THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL, Jeff Jeffrey reports that for the first time in 11 years, Washington D.C. large law firms have suffered a decline in gross revenues and no one is predicting a turnaround any time soon. 

Book Review: 11 Deadly Presentation Sins by Rob Biesenbach

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He is a former VP at Ogilvy PR Worldwide and press secretary to the Ohio Attorney General. Rob Biesenbach is an independent corporate communications pro, actor, author and speaker.

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Guest Posting: Non-Verbal Techniques in a Large Group Forum, by Theresa Zagnoli

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

She counsels attorneys, witnesses, and CEOs on how to be effectively public speakers in and out of the courtroom. ??

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From Sheldon Whitehouse to Mike DeWine - Public Nuisance Litigation as Platform for (extreme) Career Mobility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The function of the state attorney general has become one of the most powerful - and feared - in the U.S. American Company" that the state attorney general began figuring out how to get, hold, and grow power.

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The Left Brain PowerPoint

Beyond Bullet Points

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The Preet Announces He's Been Fired, By The Donald

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Baharara has told the world he has been fired by the Trump Administration. Attorney Jeff Sessions requested the resignations of the 46 U.S. Attorneys whose appointments dated back to the Obama Administration.

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Raw Takeaway: Don't Be Hated Criminal If You Want Top Legal Talent Defending You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's the impact of social pressure on the defense attorneys. Those who judge the attorneys to be "on the wrong side" of justice are forcing them to leave the cases.   Brandname defense attorney Alan Dershowitz took on myriad unpopular cases.

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Talc Verdict - Jittery Investors, Brand Equity in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The state attorney general is requesting billions of dollars. When set in play by the state attorney general they can not only deep-six the stock price. Today, the jury for the California Superior Court for Alameda County awarded plaintiff Patricia Schmitz $12 million.

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Oh, No, Not Again - Jeff Sessions' Crisis Deepens

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

attorney general Jeff Sessions. The severity of that is shown by the observations of former ethics attorney in the George W. attorney general. Today, in an interview with CNN, Painter said, reports Rubino, "I don't think he [Sessions] can continue as attorney general."

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Ghost of Roger Ailes - Will It Haunt His Lawyer Marc Mukasey

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney of the Southern District of New York will have to be filled. There is conjecture that Roger Ailes' personal attorney Marc Mukasey is among those being considered for that position. Attorney General Michael Mukasey during the George W. Attorney.

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Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin - Are They Making "The Patty Hearst" Dumb Move?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Page Kelley on March 29th, they will be represented by BigLaw defense attorneys. Lee Bailey as her defense attorney worked against Patty Hearst. The best defense the money of the 1% (and the few tiers under that) can buy. That has been phase 2 of the college admissions scandal. 

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High Noon in Trumpville - The Donald v. The Preet

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, The Donald has requested the resignations of 46 U.S. Attorneys. Through U.S. Those include the iconic Preet Baharara from the Southern District of New York. Well, as many know, a bit of time ago the Donald had met with The Preet and asked him to stay on.

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David Boies Loses Round in Court for Client Petroleos de Venezuela SA - Intends to Appeal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

'The clear purpose of the trust agreement was to bring this lawsuit - with attorneys and investors as the primary beneficiaries,' Judge Darrien P. Superlawyer David Boies of Boies Flexner had set up a litigation trust to represent Petroleos de Venezuela, an energy company.

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Michael Cohen: Friends Don't Flip on Friends, Or Do They

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Brilliant criminal attorney and former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz delivered a warning to Trump insiders: The feds could flip Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen.

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Manhattan AG Cyrus Vance - His Brand in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the time, Manhattan attorney general Cyrus Vance made the decision not to bring charges.   Now, Cuomo has instructed the state attorney general Eric Schneiderman to review the entire process which generated that decision.

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Facebook - Managing Your Account After You Pass On To That Great Social Network In The Sky

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Now you can give someone power of attorney over your digital life. Or, you might have the person with power of attorney delete your Facebook profile.

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Blame Mickey

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here in Ohio, where opioid overdoses have become epidemic, the attorney general sued pharma companies for causing a public nuisance. But, as I sit in the "rooms" - that is, basement meetings of those in recovery - I wonder if the attorney general targeted the wrong miscreants.

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The Man Who Considered Run for U.S. President - Michael Avenatti Arrested

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The attorney who represented adult film star Stormy Daniels - Michael Avenatti - had been positioned and packaged as advocate for the powerless against the 1%. That was fast.

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Cultural Sensitivity and the Cultural Defense

The Communication Blog

If this man were brought to trial and you were the defense attorney, how would you defend your client? In Interpersonal Messages , I include this discussion prompt. The Cultural Defense Consider these two cases (Sikora, 2001): (1) A Chinese immigrant discovers that his wife has been unfaithful. In a rage, he kills his wife. His defense was that this is the way his culture has taught him to react to infidelity. (2)

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