K&L Gates, and former Senate committee ­special counsel

The National Law Journal


If John Ensign had his way, he would have waited out his term in the U.S. Senate and retired in 2013. The Senate Ethics Committee wasn't convinced that was the best idea, given the embarrassing national scandal that enveloped Ensign (R-Nev.) in a tale of sex, money and lobbying. So in January, the committee took the rare move of bringing in a special counsel, Carol Elder Bruce, on contract.

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