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Firms Promote Slew of Lawyers to Partner in D.C.

Firms Promote Slew of Lawyers to Partner in D.C.

With the new year comes new partners at the Washington offices of several law firms: Reed Smith, Patton Boggs, Baker & Hostetler and the intellectual property firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox. Reed Smith announced that Gregory Jacobs and Michael Lowell are now partners in the firm’s global regulatory enforcement group. Jacobs serves as outside […]

Video Game Rental Company Says U.S. Postal Service Playing Favorites

Video Game Rental Company Says U.S. Postal Service Playing Favorites

A federal appeals court in Washington today revived a company’s challenge of the alleged preferential treatment that the U.S. Postal Service gives to Netflix for rates and service terms. The challenger, GameFly, which rents and sells video games to customers, asked the Postal Service for the same treatment that it provides Netflix, the movie rental […]

D.C. Council Takes Up Tax Sale Reform Bill

D.C. Council Takes Up Tax Sale Reform Bill

District of Columbia Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) introduced legislation this week aimed at changing how the city manages the sale of properties with delinquent taxes, from requiring more notice to homeowners to lowering the interest rate and placing caps on attorney fees. The bill (PDF) stems from a recent push for reform by a […]

Hogan Adds Partner to Health Practice in D.C.

Hogan Adds Partner to Health Practice in D.C.

Hogan Lovells has bolstered its health practice with the addition of an attorney to its Washington office. Charles Clapton, former health policy director for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, joins as a partner. At his post as health policy director, Clapton helped with both the Affordable Care Act and the Food […]