The Anchorage Daily News via the AmLaw Daily reports that Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher donated $120,000 worth of attorney time to help represent a group of Republican Alaskan legislators seeking to block the investigation into whether Gov. Sarah Palin abused the power of her office. For those who have happily forgotten the drama of the 2008 campaign season, the “Troopergate” controversy stemmed from allegations that Palin fired her state’s former public safety commissioner because he wouldn’t fire the governor’s former brother-in-law, a state trooper.
The Anchorage Daily News obtained the info from state disclosure filings, which don’t specify which Gibson lawyers were involved. Gibson was part of a bigger legal team that included lawyers from Brena, Bell & Clarkson and the Liberty Legal Institute. In total, the lawyers donated about $185,000 in services.