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    June 25, 2008  

Serena Williams, John McEnroe, Anna Kournikova are coming to DC this summer!  Get your tickets to the Washington Kastles and don't miss the action.  More info here.


Yesterday at the Newseum to observe a meeting of the new Knight Foundation Commission, we found prominent Republicans and Democrats supporting a cause dear to our heart: excellence in journalism.


Former Solicitor General and current Gibson Dunn heavyweight Ted Olson, left, and former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt have seats on the 15-member commission that will offer policy proposals on how to fill community information needs. In the fall, Ted has dibs on arguing the first case of SCOTUS's coming term, repping Altria (formerly known as Phillip Morris) in a preemption case involving tobacco regulations. At the moment, he's advising John McCain in a New Hampshire suit questioning his status as a natural born citizen for purposes of Presidential eligibility. (McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone.) Ted tells us he's awaiting judgment on a motion to dismiss.

Wiley Rein Now Even More Ethical

Wiley Rein beefed up its Election Law/Government Ethics and White Collar Defense practices this month with the addition of Rob Walker, who joins as Of Counsel. His previous gig as chief counsel for the Senate Ethics Committee left him versed in the painfully complex rules governing companies that employ lobbyists-not to mention the headline-grabbing inquiries of Senators Craig, Vitter, and Domenici. Rob says much of his time will be spent on the new lobbying rules in the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007. Schooling lobbyists on ethics? Sounds like a recession-proof practice to us.

Volunteer Moms!


From the great idea department, we bring you the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, led by Marla Spindel, Karen Marcou, Jenny Brody and Erin Larkin. The DCLVP matches the talents of volunteer lawyers (most of them taking a break from law firms to focus on their families) with children and parents in DC requiring pro bono family law services. The group had its first fundraiser last week at Karen's Cleveland Park house for 50 guests. Keeping a volunteer force running is an expensive task, with malpractice insurance running about $700/year for each attorney. The event raised over $20,000, some of which will go toward Westlaw subscriptions and office space. Better get a big place: they've got 10 lawyers working now, and 60 others have expressed interest.


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Gilbert Randolph
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