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. Soon enough, Whitehouse was a U.S. He even had taken a shot at the U.S.

The New Superheroes - State Attorneys General Poking Around Facebook

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

New York state attorney general Letitia James is investigating Facebook.   Most recently 31 attorneys general for other states have joined her. Those following New York University marketing professor Scott Galloway know that Europe has been ahead of the U.S. Those U.S.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, the U.S.   Recently, several Democrats in the U.S. The first name on the brief is that of U.S. He catapulted into the big time through launching, as Rhode Island attorney general, the landmark state class action public nuisance lead paint litigation.

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Death Penalty for Rober Bowers - Dangerous Move for U.S. Attorney's Office

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The U.S. Attorney's Office is seeking the death penalty in the case of alleged mass murderer Robert Bowers.    As the New York Daily News reports, U.S. Attorney Scott Brady has requested permission from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for that. 

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BigTech, Big Trouble If William Barr Confirmed as Attorney General

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If confirmed as U.S. Attorney General, William Barr could become the sheriff of Silicon Valley.   Should Barr be confirmed, this will be his second go-around as US AG.

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.

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. Today he's a U.S.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Increasingly, it looks like the U.S. That's the kind of "smoking gun" which, for example, other state attorneys general could leverage in class action public nuisance lead paint litigation.  Currently, Whitehouse is a U.S.

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"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. Deja vu Bill Clinton's supposed undermining of his wife's first run for the U.S.

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BP Crisis Communication, Pt II – 9 Steps

Matt Eventoff

Something along the lines of: “ Any anger should be aimed squarely at us. 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.

"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.     In the particular case of "In re Fengling Lui," the U.S. Carris" in which the court found attorneys guilty of misconduct for ghostwriting.

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. In Massachusetts, Goodnough tells us , state AG Martha Coakley had been headed for an easy victory for Ted Kennedy's U.S. What a difference two retirements make.    Those, reports Abby Goodnough in THE NEW YORK TIMES, have changed the influence and power game. 

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%.   Allegedly, in what U.S.   Some recall that Avenatti had toyed with the idea of running to be U.S.

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What Jack McCoy Didn't Teach Us about Law - Saga of Central Park 5

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

However, she remains a Manhattan District Attorney. That miscarriage of justice for a crime committed in 1989 will continue to horrify us. There is satisfaction as former prosecutor of the Central Park 5 - Elizabeth Lederer - resigned from lecturing at Columbia Law School.

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Trump Shocks Us Again - Preet Bharara Asked to Resign

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, Donald Trump requested that the 46 U.S. Attorneys who date back to the Obama Administration resign. Just when we assumed we could no longer be surprised by a Trumpism, this one happens. They include Preet Bharara. Here is the media coverage.

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Protest - The Game Our Mothers Told Us Never to Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder defends that gesture of protest as not only protected by the First Amendment but also bringing positive change. And many of us observed the lesson that it is possible to push back against what we perceived as oppression.

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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.   Eventually someone is going to give us a cute stuffed teddy bear and our stomachs will churn.  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. 

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.    Perhaps this brings home to us struggling writers that at the end of the day it pays to do what you love, not what could provide a wonderful lifestyle.    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.

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Investors Listen Up: U.S. Supreme Court Refused to Review Sherwin-Williams' Public Nuisance Lead Paint Conviction

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, the U.S.   In Bloomberg , Greg Stohr reports: "The U.S. In Ohio, where the opioid epidemic can't be contained, the attorney general had already filed a public nuisance lawsuit about pharmaceutical companies. It's a very dark day for Sherwin-Williams.

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Drudge Report Has a Ball Telling Us FBI Grills Hillary Clinton on Emailgate for 3.5 Hours

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not since it conducted polling after the GOP TV presidential candidate debates has it had a topic which so engrossed us. That started with Bill Clinton's private meeting at the Phoenix Airport with Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The Drudge Report has been having a wonderful week.

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Famous Speech Friday: Elizabeth Warren's silencing in the U.S. Senate

The Eloquent Woman

And that was, no doubt, among the motivations for Senator Elizabeth Warren, who sought to read a now-famous letter from Coretta Scott King during the Senate debate about the nominee for Attorney General of the United States, Warren's fellow Senator Jeff Sessions.

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"Law & Order True Crime" - Why Lyle and Erik Menendez Aren't Engaging Us

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

About the latter - what are we supposed to think: a pull-out-all-stop defense attorney with a heart of gold?   The reality in America is that, despite the happy-clappy Disney ethos, too many of us grew up in horrific home situations.

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James Comey Said at Cybersecurity Conference He Didn't Want to Freak Us Out - But, He Sure Did

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As you see in this video , at the Boston College conference on cybersecurity, FBI director James Comey said he didn't want to freak us out. " Even the contents of our memories of conversations with spouses, clergy and attorneys are not off-bounds.

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Marc Kasowitz, David Boies Leave Us Puzzled - Are Their Brands Tarnished?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As is now widely know, Donald Trump's lawyer lawyer Marc Kasowitz contributed $25,000 to the reelection campaign of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. Unfortunately, for all lawyers, these experiences throw shade on their advocacy duties in the U.S.

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Legal gobbledygook & a lesson in US history

Max Atkinson

Apparently people who work for the US government never had to take US history! Here's a great letter an attorney wrote to the FHA on behalf of a client: you have to love this lawyer. For the edification of uninformed FHA bureaucrats, the title to the land prior to U.S.

Christine Keeler in the UK in the 1960s - Stormy Daniels in the US in the 2nd Decade of the 21st Century

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Daniels story began with the discovery that the personal lawyer of the man who is now U.S. Allegedly it was hush money to keep quiet a sexual relationship between her and Donald Trump before he was elected U.S. A woman in a marginal profession. A powerful man.

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CT US Senate candidate Blumenthal hits homerun with Craigslist

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So, current Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, is in the catbird's seat in the race for the U.S. Today he was all over the airwaves on statewide and local television proclaiming his satisfaction and he and 16 state attorneys general were effective in having Craigslist  remove its adult services section.  The more frightened the population gets about the economy the more they tend to seek law and order types. 

U.S. v Gupta: Former McKinsey head Rajat Gupta receives 1/5th sentence prosecution recommended

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Defense attorneys for convicted insider trader Rajat Gupa asked for probation.    The sentence handed down by U.S.   Federal prosecutors asked for 10 years.  District Judge Jed Rafoff was 2 years in federal prison, with a $5 million fine. In prison, Gupta can start on his comeback.    He is in his early 60s.    He can pen a memoir about his shift from a pillar of the establishment to a man who hung out with thugs. careers legal

GOP Cloud Lifts: Linda McMahon in lead in CT U.S. Senate Race

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In addition to the Romney debate homerun, here in Connecticut, GOP candidate for the U.S.   In this Democrat state, it was no surprise that she lost in 2008 in the U.S. Senate race against popular state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.  So, the GOP isn't dead. 

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CT US Senate Race: Can't miss a trick

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With his once 30-point lead down to about 10, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal can't miss a trick.    Yeah, he's at it, even after a long weekend of being on local, state, and national television explaining how important it was that he and 16 other state attorneys general got Craigslist to end listing adult services.    So would we if we had a determined, deep-pocketed opponent for the U.S.

William Safire: He showed us language is a gift

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That's what former White House speechwriter and Pulitzer Prize winner William Safire taught us.    Even more than an attorney, he understood the high stakes involved in how we use language.    He is no longer with us as national word watchdog.  Talk is not cheap.    Currently, with digital communications, ranging from tweets to text messages, language is undergoing a paradigm shift. 

CT US Senate Race: What's with Linda McMahon's Great-Sense-of-Humor Ads

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  There has to be a rational explanation for one of the most oddball TV ads to be aired during the dog fight of a race for the U.S.   They know that in the past McMahon's opponent Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has kept jobs in the state.  Maybe it was something the polls turned up.    Or maybe this is an attempt to soften Linda McMahon's businesswoman's image. 

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"John V. Doe v. Holy See" - No publicity stunt, rules U.S. Supreme Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Holy See," the Vatican contended it was a publicity stunt and without merit since U.S.   The U.S. Jeff Anderson, attorney for the plaintiff, told AP reporter Rachel Zoll, "I have known for 25 years that all roads lead to Rome.    This is the beginning for us of a new journey, a uniquely difficult odyssey."  This is not the first time that the U.S.   Three times the U.S. In clergy sex abuse lawsuit "John V.

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. Whitehouse is currently a U.S.

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No, F. Scott Fitzgerald, the rich are not different from us. at least not any more

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just like the rest of us Everyman and Everywoman, the rich have to have as much coming in as going out.    It was Daniel Pink who had warned us in "A Whole New Mind" that the lion's share of jobs are being sent out of the U.S., rendered obsolete by technology [think traditional journalist], or just pays too much to retain [think associate in law firms who will likely be replaced by contract, just-in-time, $45 an hour attorneys.] 

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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. On Friday, U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions requested the resignations of the 46 U.S.

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The Left Brain PowerPoint

Beyond Bullet Points

The right brain helps us work with information within a broad context that is living, interconnected, changing and individual.

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FinTech - Innovative Doesn't Mean It's Legit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This conviction represents a victory for U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey S. Berman and District Attorney for New York County Cyrus R. Was this yet another play-out of the "smartest guy in the room" fall from grace in the legal sector?

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It concerns U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions. The severity of that is shown by the observations of former ethics attorney in the George W. On Twitter last night, Painter expressed his concerns about Sessions' statements during the confirmation hearing for U.S.

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Getting It So Wrong - Lori Loughlin's/Mossimo Giannulli's Decisions in Court of Public Opinion and Court of Law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Celebrities shouldn't play with the U.S. Attorney. That seems to be the message U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling is sending to Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli. It may not be fair or ethically sound but the legal system in the U.S.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now that Preet Bharara has been fired, the post of U.S. 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. He is the son of the U.S.

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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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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 5, 2013: School Funding shouldn't depend upon how powerful your legislator is – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. 23rd

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