A team of lawyers from Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton has started as the independent monitor for the New Orleans Police Department, tasked with ensuring that the city is complying with a 2012 consent decree entered with the U.S. Department of Justice.
In a letter dated August 10 to Judge Susie Morgan, Sheppard Mullin managing partner Robert Beall accepted the job on behalf of the firm, cementing the contract with the city of New Orleans. Judge Morgan awarded the contract to Sheppard Mullin on July 5.
Washington office co-managing partner Jonathan Aronie will serve as the primary monitor, with partner David Douglass serving as the deputy monitor. They will be supported by partners Peter Morris and Tracey Kennedy and a team that includes a former police chief.