David Ingram and Joe Palazzolo recap last week’s confirmation hearing of attorney general designate Eric Holder Jr. Though Holder explicitly stated that he considers waterboarding to be torture, Ingram and Palazzolo report that he embraced many of the national security tools created in the last eight years.
Mike Scarcella has this piece on the path that Ernst & Young’s general counsel took to become the newest member of the D.C. Court of Appeals. Kathryn Oberly takes her seat on the bench on Jan. 23.
Michael Hausfeld’s messy split from Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll (now Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll) is far from over. Jordan Weissman reports that the antitrust lawyer is laying claim to potentially millions of dollars in fees for work he did before he left the firm.
Marisa McQuilken has pulled together this collection of some of the most stunning comments made by former Civil Rights Division head Bradley Schlozman, according to a report released last week by the Justice Department’s two watchdogs.
In this piece, legal recruiters and consultants tell McQuilken and Brian Katkin what their outlook is for activity on the lateral partner market in the coming weeks.