The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has reached an agreement with the Korean-American Grocers Association of Washington (KAGRO), a leading local business group, to educate its members about the sale of synthetic drugs in their establishments.Read More →
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Synthetic Drug Regulation: OAG Partners with Local Business Groups and Boost Community Education Efforts about the Sale of Synthetic Drugs in District EstablishmentsBy District of Columbia Bar
District Judge Cracks Down on Business Entities Not Properly Registered to Conduct Business in the DistrictBy District of Columbia Bar
The District has reached a $19.4 million settlement that resolves contractual disputes between D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) and Chartwells, a division of Compass Group USA, Inc. and Thompson Hospitality Services LLC. The multi-year contract disputes were over school meals.Read More →
Senate Confirms Past DC Bar President John Cruden as the Assistant Attorney General of the Environment and Natural Resources DivisionBy District of Columbia Bar
Statement Released by United States Attorney General Eric Holder
“I am delighted to welcome John Cruden back to the Department of Justice as Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division.
“John has already devoted more than two decades of his life and service to the department – enforcing our nation’s environmental laws; protecting our air, water, land, and wildlife; defending federal agencies; and honoring U.S. treaty rights and obligations to Native Americans. From Exxon Valdez to Love Canal to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, John Cruden has consistently demonstrated the tenacity, the leadership, and the strength of character that represents the very best that this Department of Justice has to offer. He is uniquely qualified to lead this division’s efforts to meet the challenges posed by climate change, illegal wildlife trafficking, pollution, and natural resource management, among many other pressing issues.
Attorney General-Elect Karl Racine named Pauline Schneider and Natalie Ludaway as Co-Chairwomen of his transition team. Racine said, “We are very pleased that Pauline Schneider and Natalie Ludaway are coming on board. Pauline’s reputation is sterling, and her knowledge of Government and Finance will be a significant contribution in preparing to operate the first independent Office of Attorney General for the District of Columbia. Natalie is a trusted and close friend, and we served together on the D.C. Judicial Nominations Committee. Like Pauline, Natalie has an impeccable reputation in the practice of law. I am very lucky to have their counsel.”Read More →
CANDIDATES: Five lawyers—Lorelie Masters, Karl Racine, Edward “Smitty” Smith, Lateefah Williams and Paul Zukerberg;are vying to be the first-ever elected D.C. attorney general in the November election. The candidates appeared last week at a forum, above, at O’Melveny & Myers.Read More →