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  • Page Six: Holy Land Foundation Repped by Vernon Jordan's Firm

    12/06/2001 11:11:26 AM PST · by denydenydeny · 59 replies · 709+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/6/01 | Richard Johnson/Paula Froelich/Chris Wilson
    <p>THAT the Holy Land Foundation, under investigation since 1993, may have been able to keep raising money for terrorism before its assets were frozen this week because it was repped by the best-connected law firm in Washington, Vernon Jordan's Akin Gump.</p>
  • $4 Billion Suit Against Akin Gump Highlights Hedge Fund Representation Risks(lawyers sued)

    08/15/2007 9:06:33 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 391+ views
    Yahoo!Finance ^ | 08/15/07 | Anthony Lin
    $4 Billion Suit Against Akin Gump Highlights Hedge Fund Representation Risks Wednesday August 15, 3:02 am ET Anthony Lin, New York Law Journal Like most hedge fund managers, James McBride and Kevin Larson expected to make a tidy sum. By the fall of 2003, they seemed well on their way. The series of Veras funds they had launched less than two years before had already attracted around $1 billion in investments. ADVERTISEMENT But then regulators, including then-New York state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and the Securities and Exchange Commission, came after the Veras funds for "late trading," the illegal purchasing...
  • Law Firm Uses Online Constitutional Source Library to Prep for Gun Law Cert Petition [DC gun case]

    08/09/2007 6:06:52 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 78 replies · 1,062+ views
    MarketWire ^ | 8/8/07 | n/a
    WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - August 8, 2007) - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, a leading law firm, is using the collection of founding documents compiled on ConSource, the first comprehensive online collection of Constitution-related source materials, to research and present the District of Columbia's position that the District's handgun ban withstands Constitutional scrutiny. These documents will play an important role in the petition for certiorari presented to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to overturn the March 9 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit holding that the District's law violates the Second Amendment. "This case has...
  • D.C. Law Firm Suspends Woman Who Worked as Escort

    05/03/2007 12:23:27 PM PDT · by Sleeping Beauty · 53 replies · 2,715+ views
    ABC ^ | May 03, 2007 | Brian Ross
    A legal secretary at one of Washington's most prominent and well-connected law firms, Akin Gump Strauss Houer & Feld LLP, has been suspended after telling her bosses she secretly worked at night for the escort service run by the so-called D.C. Madam, Jeane Palfrey. The woman both serviced clients and, at times, helped to run the business, Palfrey told ABC News in an interview to be broadcast on "20/20" Friday. According to e-mails the woman sent to Palfrey on her Akin Gump account, she "enjoyed and even missed" the work she did at night for Palfrey, who has been charged...