Katelyn Polantz

Hunton Swaps DC Leaders After Antitrust Team Joins Shearman

Katelyn Polantz

After David Higbee unexpectedly resigned to join Shearman & Sterling—taking four other antitrust partners with him—Hunton & Williams named Wendell Taylor to replace him as head of its Washington office.

Jack Quinn Returns to Big Law, Trading Lobby Shop for Manatt

Katelyn Polantz

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips announced Tuesday that Quinn is now a partner at the firm and will chair its federal regulatory and government practice in Washington.

Chuck Cooper Confirms: He's AG Jeff Sessions' Lawyer

Katelyn Polantz

Cooper didn't provide additional details on the nature of the representation&including whether it extends to the criminal inquiry into Trump campaign affiliates' involvement with Russia.

Covington Goes Dark on Comey Day; Filling Vacancies; Kasowitz in Spotlight

Katelyn Polantz

Washington Wrap is a weekly roundup of Big Law and federal government hires and other Washington, D.C., legal news.

Comey Watchers Ask: Where Are the Lawyers?

Katelyn Polantz

Among the throngs of suits gathered to watch James Comey Jr. testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, there was a notable absence: A personal lawyer at the former FBI director's back. But partners from a pair of Am Law 100 firms are said to be counseling Comey.

Wachtell's Conway Takes Trump to Task Over Tweets

Katelyn Polantz

Soon after President Donald Trump appeared to undercut the legal defense of his own immigration orders on Monday, he earned a rare Tweet from none other than George Conway III of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

LaHood and Ballard Spahr's Park Debate Interstate Tolls, Infrastructure Spend

Katelyn Polantz

Infrastructure policy seems to leave room for consensus, so we looked to long-time public servant Ray LaHood and public-private partnership guru Steve Park to explain the contours for this month's Regulatory Face Off.

Jones Day Lawyers in Trump Administration Get Pass to Work With Former Colleagues

Katelyn Polantz

Ex-Jones Day lawyers in the Trump White House received a blanket waiver clearing them of ethical conflicts, according to new disclosures. At least 11 other individuals in the White House, plus nearly all employees on the president's executive staff, are now allowed to take up some matters they may h

Podcasts Abound for All Your Politics and Law Curiosities; Two More Laterals Pick Jenner; FBI Director Candidates Updated

Katelyn Polantz

If you're not making or listening to a podcast, you're not doing it right. Nearly every lawyer and blogger in Washington, D.C., who's somebody—or wants to be—has pushed himself into someone else's earbuds lately. Podcasts have become all the rage.

Obama Cybersecurity Official Joins Jones Day

Katelyn Polantz

Samir Jain led a group within the White House National Security Council that responded to cyber threats and pursued anti-hacking initiatives.

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