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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.

Mueller Charges Manafort Violated FARA

Mon, Oct. 30, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Paul ManafortRobert Mueller's 13-count indictment against Paul Manafort and Richard Gates claiming the duo generated millions of unreported income from Ukraine and hid the payments by laundering the cash, also includes a charge alleging FARA violations.

Dentons Law Firm Launches PA Network

Wed, Sep. 13, 2017

By Steve Barnes

DentonsDentons, international law firm, launches Nextlaw Global PA Network, to plug into synergy between legal and public affairs sectors.

Court Ruling Puts Flow of Info to Press at Risk

Fri, Jun. 16, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Reorg Research & Murray Energy CorporationA New York court decision on the Empire State's Shield Law puts the free flow of information to the press at risk, according to a report from The Dilenschneider Group.

Ripp Media Handles PR for Cosby Legal Defense

Fri, Oct. 7, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Vanity Fair article on Bill CosbyRipp Media is handling PR for Bill Cosby’s demand that charges against him by Andrea Constand be dismissed on the ground that the Montgomery County D.A.’s office reneged on a promise not to prosecute Cosby. (6 reader comments)

PR Firm Fields Media Relations in Murder Case

Mon, Oct. 3, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Oral Nicholas HillaryOral Nicholas Hillary, who in September was acquitted in a high-profile murder case, is citing a PR firm for its role in taking his story to the press. (1 reader comment)

New York Times Decries “Vanishing” Jury Trials

Thu, Aug. 11, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

New York Times photo: Trial by Jury is Vanishing“Trial by Jury, a Hallowed American Right, Is Vanishing,” says a headline in the Aug. 8 New York Times, referring to both criminal and civil trials. We agree and it’s going on right under our nose.

MWW Group Hits CPA Firm Marcum with Summons

Tue, Jul. 12, 2016

By Jack O'Dwyer

Jeffrey WeinerMWWPR has served a summons on accounting firm Marcum LLP and managing partner Jeffrey Weiner seeking a declaratory judgement that engagement letters are void, illegal and unenforceable. Damages in excess $5 million are being sought.