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Ex-Hilton, Qatar Air Exec Pleads Guilty

Fri, Sep. 6, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Rebecca JelfoA former marketing communications executive for Qatar Airways Americas and Hilton pleaded guilty to fraud Sept. 5 in US federal court. She faces up to 20 years in prison.

US Soccer Boots PR Ball to Van Ness Feldman

Tue, Sep. 3, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Stuart HallUS Soccer Federation, which has been waging a high stakes battle with members of the four-World-Cup-winning women’s team over pay equity with men, has hired Van Ness Feldman.

Finsbury Works Reckitt’s Record $1.4B Opioid Deal

Thu, Jul. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Reckitt BenckiserFinsbury is working media for Reckitt Benckiser Group’s record $1.4B opioid-linked settlement with the Justice Dept. and Federal Trade Commission. (1 reader comment)

Ripp Media, Brunswick, Sard Verbinnen Top Legal PR Roster

Thu, Jun. 27, 2019

By Steve Barnes

ChambersRipp Media, Brunswick Group and Sard Verbinnen & Co. are top US PR firms for legal and litigation support, according to Chambers and Partners, legal rankings service in London. (1 reader comment)

BerlinRosen Works Sexual Harassment Suit

Fri, Jun. 21, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

TRAcyLockeBerlinRosen is handling the sexual harassment and gender discrimination case filed by Karen Dunbar, a 26-year advertising veteran, against TracyLocke agency, which is part of Omnicom.

Fight 'Enemy of People' Attack on Press, Says NY AG

Thu, May 2, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Letitia JamesNew York attorney general Letitia James wants people to stand up to politicos who diminish America's democracy by relentlessly attacking the freedom of the press and criticizing specific news outlets as dishonest.

NRA Sues Ackerman McQueen, Mercury Group

Mon, Apr. 15, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Charlton HestonThe National Rifle Association has sued long-time ad agency Ackerman McQueen and its Mercury Group PR unit for allegedly failing to turn over its business records to justify its billings.

 

Florida's Former AG Joins Ballard Partners

Tue, Jan. 22, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Pam BondiPam Bondi, who stepped down as Florida's Attorney General this month after an eight-year stint, has joined Ballard Partners to launch and chair its corporate regulatory compliance practice. (1 reader comment)

McAlpin Returns to LEVICK

Wed, Jan. 9, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Derede McAlpinLEVICK is bringing Derede McAlpin, CCO at Association of Corporate Counsel, back to the firm to lead its litigation communications practice.

PR Firms and Attorney–Client Privilege

Tue, Jan. 8, 2019

By Andrew Goldstein

Andrew GoldsteinAs several recent cases have demonstrated, some courts will extend attorney-client privilege to PR firms, while others will not. However, there are some steps that can be taken to better ensure that communication remains protected.

Profile Advisors Works Tencent Lawsuit

Fri, Dec. 7, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TencentProfile Advisors is working with investor Hanwei Guo in his fraud suit against Tencent Music Entertainment Group, China's largest social media company that expects to complete a  $1.2B IPO this month. (1 reader comment)

BCW Handles Soccer Brawl

Thu, Dec. 6, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

US SoccerBCW is handling the legal suit filed today by US Soccer Foundation, the non-profit group that promotes the sport in underserved communities, against the US Soccer Federation.

CNN Sues Trump

Tue, Nov. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jim AcostaCNN today filed a lawsuit against president Trump to regain the press credentials of chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta. (7 reader comments)

Trump Sued for Violating First Amendment

Wed, Oct. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Trump NewspaperPEN America has sued Donald Trump, claiming his threats to punish the media as retribution for coverage that he doesn’t like is a violation of the First Amendment. (2 reader comments)

Levick Alums Shift to Hogan Lovells

Wed, Oct. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ian McCalebLevick alums Ian McCaleb and Robert Gemmill have rejoined DC heavyweight Mark Irion, Hogan Lovells strategic communications head.

CBS Subpoenas Cone For its Contacts With Reporters

Fri, Aug. 31, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Mike LawrenceCBS issues a subpoena to Cone Communications, looking for its contacts with journalists covering the takeover battle between the broadcaster and majority shareholder, National Amusements Inc.

CBS Suit Targets Sex Behavior Charges vs. CEO Moonves

Tue, Aug. 28, 2018

By Steve Barnes

CBSCBS is the object of a class action suit which claims that the drop in the network’s share price following revelations of alleged sexual behavior by CBS CEO Leslie Moonves is essentially a case of fraud on the part of the company.

Brunswick, Sitrick, Ripp, SV&C Rank as Top Legal Firms

Wed, May 23, 2018

By Steve Barnes

ChambersBrunswick Group, Sitrick And Company, Ripp Media, Sard Verbinnen occupy the top rung of the ladder in Chambers and Partners’ debut rankings of PR firms doing legal and litigation support work.

Legal Marketing Assn. Seeks to Raise PR Bar

Mon, Nov. 20, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

LMAThe Legal Marketing Assn., which has more than 4,200 members and representatives in 90 percent of the biggest 200 law firms, is looking for a PR firm to help it become a more vocal advocate for the profession.

Kesha’s Court Battle Impacts PR

Wed, Nov. 1, 2017

By Steve Barnes

KeshaKesha's legal team argues singer/rapper's PR materials are entitled to protection under attorney-client privilege.