Katelyn Polantz

Industry Reacts to Charlottesville; Ex-Bancroft Partner Joins OMB; Jay Sekulow's New Music Video

Katelyn Polantz

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

The Washington Wrap Podcast: Episode Two


Who would have guessed mid-July would be this busy in Washington, D.C.? Editor in chief Beth Frerking and business of law correspondent Katelyn Polantz of the National Law Journal discuss the past week's developments in lawyering related to the Trump-Russia investigation, plus promotions, laterals a

Ty Cobb Resigns from Hogan Lovells To Join Trump Legal Team

Katelyn Polantz and Cogan Schneier

Ty Cobb's appointment to represent the president comes as other Hogan Lovells' partners' work to oppose the administration.

Trump's FBI Pick Christopher Wray Earned $9.2M Partnership Share at King & Spalding

Katelyn Polantz and Mike Scarcella

Christopher Wray, the King & Spalding white-collar partner who was nominated to replace fired FBI director James Comey, reported earning $9.2 million in his partnership share from 2016 and so far this year, according to financial documents made available Monday. Wray, a King & Spalding partner for n

DC White-Collar Star Ken Wainstein Swaps Firms

Katelyn Polantz

Kenneth Wainstein is leaving Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, where he was co-chair of the firm's litigation department and chair of the white-collar group, for Davis Polk & Wardwell.

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.

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