What will they do? Yesterday’s testimony from two Balch & Bingham attorneys, one who no longer works for the firm, has caused an enormous stink at Balch, our sources allege. Is the oligarch leadership at Balch in Birmingham out of touch with their colleagues in other states? Are egos overshadowing common sense and the survival of … Continue reading Balch’s Internal Conduct Causes Stink
Josh Moon of the Alabama Political Reporter slammed Balch & Bingham head on: Here’s what we know for certain: The Balch & Bingham law firm was producing documents on behalf of half the elected people in Alabama, and all of those documents were fighting the evil EPA, which had the gall to want to come … Continue reading Moon Slams Balch & Bingham’s Document Scam Head On
Our sources at Balch & Bingham tell us that Balch this morning has been searching and reading through our blog posts for hours now. We also learned that last Sunday evening a Balch partner was in the office in Biringham allegedly reviewing our news posts about the criminal trial and Star Chamber. Sunday night overtime to … Continue reading BanBalch.com becomes Hot Read at Balch
We were extremely pleased when Balch & Bingham announced six months ago the appointment of their first-ever Chief Compliance Officer, Stephen Feaga. We respect him and believe he is a pillar of integrity. But six months in, we ask, was it all window dressing? Our involvement began with the Burt Newsome Conspiracy Case. The case … Continue reading Six Months Later, Feaga is MIA
In less than a week, indicted Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert‘s criminal trial begins. In February, we took Gilbert to task for drafting what appears to be a letter of intimidation to a public charity in 2014 that demanded a list of their financial supporters. The hardball tactic reminded us of the unsavory … Continue reading States’ Rights, Overreach, and Balch & Bingham
Will the indicted partners at Balch & Bingham risk their lives for the sake of the firm? Do they honestly, truly believe they can beat the criminal charges? Before Steven McKinney and Joel Gilbert were indicted, Washington insiders were allegedly used to try to prevent or block the indictments, even allegedly whispering indirectly into U.S. … Continue reading Losing Streak
60 years ago, the horror flick “The Blob” was Steve McQueen’s film debut. The Blob was devouring and dissolving everything in its path in rural Pennsylvania. Now Balch & Bingham’s Blob is devouring the legal system in Alabama. In less than two weeks, a criminal trial against two Balch partners begins. At around the same … Continue reading Balch’s Blob
We know about some of the great and honorable partners at Balch & Bingham who truly have been hurt by the alleged unsavory, racist, and criminal conduct by a few bad apples at the firm. In Atlanta, a controversy has exploded over the high legal fees paid to a law firm to investigate a first-class … Continue reading Balch vs. Balch
Yesterday, we, the CDLU, received an email from Mark Booz, the Deputy General Counsel of BB&T, a major Southeastern bank based in North Carolina. Balch & Bingham has represented BB&T in the past. He kindly acknowledged receipt of our email dated May 16th and let us know directly that the bank has “conducted a high-level … Continue reading BB&T’s “High-Level Inquiry”
“Discussing racism and discrimination is not easy, and various people have helped us create a learning experience that we hope will be educational, participatory and make us a better company. We want this to be an open and honest conversation starting with our partners,” wrote Howard Schultz , Executive Chairman of Starbucks, this morning as all … Continue reading Has Balch Become a Burden?
In a final 15-page report to Southern Company’s institutional investors and Wall Street analysts sent 24 hours before their annual shareholders meeting, we summarized: Southern Company must immediately suspend its relationship with the embattled law firm Balch & Bingham until the firm conducts a top-to-bottom review of the firm, settles the horrific Newsome Conspiracy Case, … Continue reading Will Wall Street Stand Up for Inherent Goodness?
We now have heard from insiders who believe our work in briefing the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee appears to have indeed spurred the multiple investigations into Black Hall Aerospace a/k/a/ AAL USA, Inc. by the Office of Inspector General of the U … Continue reading Balch & Bingham: The Itchy Elephant in the Room
In October, days after two Balch & Bingham partners were indicted in a bribery scheme, half of Balch’s paying lobbying clients in D.C. dumped the firm. In January, after annual checks were cut for Balch partners, 10 money-making Balch partners left the firm, a major exodus. Why? They saw risk, third-party risk. An anonymous source, … Continue reading Balch’s Doomsday Machine: Third-Party Risk
With Southern Company apparently violating its own compliance policy while being engulfed in a grave third-party risk crisis because of their sister-wife relationship with Balch & Bingham (only two weeks before their annual shareholders meeting), we reached out yesterday to two of Balch & Bingham’s most profitable D.C. lobbying clients for 2018: Marathon Petroleum and … Continue reading Will Marathon and Northern Star Provide a Voice?
When Balch & Bingham announced their first-ever Chief Compliance Officer, Stephen Feaga, we applauded the firm’s decision with high praise and kudos. And we still do. Although Feaga has been quietly working in the background for almost five months, we have spoken to people in the the legal community, law enforcement officials, and esteemed members … Continue reading Pillar of Integrity: Balch & Bingham’s Stephen Feaga