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Publicis Health Pays $350M for Role in Opioid Crisis

Fri, Feb. 2, 2024

By Kevin McCauley

PublicisPublicis Health has agreed to shell out $350M to settle claims that its predatory and deceptive marketing for Purdue Pharma designed to increase sales of OxyContin helped fuel the opioid crisis, according to New York attorney general Letitia James.

Ex-MWWPR, Catalyst Exec Cops Guilty Plea

Fri, Nov. 3, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Andrew GarsonAndrew Garson pled guilty in New York federal court on Nov. 1 to charges that he defrauded his former employers MWWPR and Catalyst PR of millions of dollars. He agreed to pay $3.8M in restitution and could be sentenced to 20 years in jail.

Labbad Lands at Invariant

Tue, May 9, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Gloria LabbadGloria Labbad, partner and senior counsel at FGS Global, has joined Heather Podesta’s Invariant as it beefs up its litigation communications unit.

Reevemark, Penta Worked Dominion Voting Case

Thu, Apr. 20, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

DominionReevemark strategic communications shop and Penta Group, which calls itself a “comprehensive stakeholder solutions firm," represented Dominion Voting Systems in its legal battle with Fox Corp and Fox News.

Reevemark Goes for Gold

Tue, Sep. 13, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Perth MintGold Corp. has tapped Reevemark to develop a comprehensive communications program that supports its legal strategy.

Ford Drives to Baretz+Brunelle

Wed, Mar. 30, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Chris FordBaretz+Brunelle has hired Chris Ford, a veteran of the legal technology marketplace, as chief marketing and business development officer.

Infinite Global Snags Steward

Mon, Mar. 29, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Clay StewardInfinite Global has added Clay Steward, who practiced law in Los Angeles, to its west coast team.

Dominion Files $1.6B Defamation Suit Vs. Fox, Murdoch

Fri, Mar. 26, 2021

By Steve Barnes

FoxDominion Voting Systems files $1.6B defamation suit against Fox News and owner Rupert Murdoch over the network's coverage of the 2020 presidential election. Fox says its coverage represents 'the highest tradition of American journalism' and dismisses suit as 'baseless.'

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Sloane & Co. Helps Revlon Fend Off Suit

Fri, Aug. 14, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

RevlonSloane & Co. represents Revlon as it battles a lawsuit by UMB Bank charging the cosmetics company wrongfully pledged key assets such as Elizabeth Arden and Almay as collateral in order to secure a $1.8B loan in 2016.

Litigation PR Pro McCaleb Moves to Mercury

Mon, Oct. 21, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Ian McCalebIan McCaleb, who led Hogan Lovells’ litigation communications & crisis group and chaired Levick’s legal advisory practice, has joined Mercury as managing director.

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.