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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a joint press conference with Saad Hariri, Lebanon's prime minister, not pictured, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

Trump to Tap Jones Day Litigator to CPSC as GOP Eyes Majority

Trump to Tap Jones Day Litigator to CPSC as GOP Eyes Majority

By Martina Barash, Bloomberg BNA  President Donald Trump plans to nominate Dana Baiocco, a partner at Jones Day in Boston, to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the White House said in a statement Sept. 21. Baiocco, a product liability and regulatory compliance attorney, has defended Vibram USA, Honeywell Safety Products, and Yamaha in high-profile litigation,

Views Of The Capitol As Senate Adopts Budget With Cuts That Don't Privatize Medicare

Steptoe & Johnson Partner Kulkin Takes Director Slot at CFTC

By Richard Hill, Bloomberg BNA Steptoe & Johnson partner Matthew Kulkin has been named director of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, the agency announced today. The division chiefly oversees swap dealers, futures brokers, and futures industry self-regulatory organizations. Kulkin is co-chairman of the DC Bar’s Derivatives, Securitization, and


Former FTC Chief Joins Hogan Lovells to Lead Antitrust Group

By Alexei Alexis, Bloomberg BNA Former Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has joined Hogan Lovells LLP, where she’ll be focused on antitrust and privacy issues, the firm announced Sept. 6. Ramirez, a Democrat who served in the Obama administration, will be co-head of Hogan Lovells’ global antitrust, competition, and economic regulation practice and will

Views Of The Capitol As Senate Adopts Budget With Cuts That Don't Privatize Medicare

Skadden Hires Top National Security Lawyer

Michael Leiter, a top national counterterrorism lawyer under George W. Bush and Barack Obama, has joined Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, the firm announced on Tuesday. Leiter, 48, joins Skadden as a partner in its 13-person Washington, D.C. national security practice, although he will work closely with the firm’s attorneys in its global investigations

Photographer:  Jonathan Kirn/ Bloomberg News.

Deluge of Big Law Hires Kick Off Fall Season

Labor Day weekend has come and gone, which means summer is over, kids are back in school, and Big Law attorneys are on the move. Following the typically slow month of August, the inboxes at Big Law Business were filled on Tuesday morning with a slew of job change announcements. Below is a round-up of notable Big Law hires

Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, leaves after a session during the Ambrosetti Forum in Cernobbio, Italy, on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

Senator McCain’s Former Chief of Staff Joins Squire Patton Boggs

Pablo E. Carrillo, who served as U.S. Senator John McCain’s chief of staff for nearly five years, has joined Squire Patton Boggs as of counsel in the firm’s Washington D.C. office. Senator McCain’s office announced Carrillo’s departure in July. Carrillo was succeeded as chief of staff by Truman Anderson, former executive director of the Stuart

Former United States Attorney for Massachusetts Carmen Ortiz.  Jonathan Wiggs /GlobeStaff via Getty Images)

Whitey Bulger Prosecutor Joins Boston Law Firm

The federal prosecutor who once tried gangster Whitey Bulger is joining the Boston law firm Anderson & Kreiger, the firm announced on Tuesday. Carmen Ortiz, former U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, will specialize in white collar criminal defense in her new role. Outside of Bulger, Ortiz guided the federal prosecutions of the Boston Marathon bomber, as


D.C. Lawyer Blass to Head SEC Division Regulating Mutual Funds

By Andrew Ramonas, Bloomberg BNA  Ropes & Gray attorney Dalia Blass will head the SEC Division of Investment Management, which regulates mutual and exchange-traded funds and investment advisers, the agency said Aug. 31. The same day, the Securities and Exchange Commission named American University finance professor Jeffrey Harris chief economist and director of the Division

An F-22A Raptor tactical fighter aircraft, manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corp., takes off during the Australian International Airshow held at Avalon Airport in Geelong, Australia, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Photographer: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

Lockheed Martin Privacy Lawyer Takes Government Post

James Byrne, the associate general counsel and chief privacy officer of Lockheed Martin, will return to the federal government as the general counsel of the Department of Veterans Affairs. He was confirmed by the Senate last week to become the agency’s top lawyer. A nearly nine-year veteran of Lockheed Martin’s legal staff, Byrne joins a group of company alums

The Federal Trade Commission headquarters stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.  Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Shearman & Sterling Lawyer Lands Top FTC Competition Post

By Alexei Alexis, Bloomberg BNA Antitrust lawyer Bruce Hoffman has been tapped to take over the Federal Trade Commission’s competition team, the agency said July 20. Hoffman, who recently became a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP, has been named acting director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, effective Aug. 7. He is currently global