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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.'


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.