[This post was published a year ago on February 7, 2019. Now with $25.2 billion budgeted for NASA and a piece of the pie being allocated to Blue Origin, Balch & Bingham’s Birmingham baggage appears to have truly caused a horrific loss.] The headlines in late January were a kick in the stomach: Blue Origin … Continue reading Blue Origin: Balch & Bingham’s Biggest Loss
They hurt. They really hurt. The embarrassing and compromising photos of Balch & Bingham’s former partner and now CEO of sister-wife Alabama Power Mark A. Crosswhite apparently paying for drinks with Birmingham’s U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town has rocked the establishment in Birmingham. Making a mockery of the legal system and affirming the feeling of … Continue reading Balch & Bingham’s Atlanta Office Could Join Mega-Merger: Troutman Pepper
Members of the U.S. Department of Justice are in disbelief. U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, we are told, is rattled and in disbelief. The photos are beyond humiliating! Mocked inside the Beltway, Mountain Brook, and on Goat Hill, now comes the satirical cartoon showing how corruption is about to swallow Town and Crosswhite. And the … Continue reading Town and Crosswhite Mocked and Humiliated
The fallout over the jaw-dropping photos of Mark Crosswhite’s meeting with U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town has shattered the glass house and loosened tight lips. We learned yesterday about the alleged secret deal between Alabama Power and Town: During the criminal trial of Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert and Drummond executive David Roberson … Continue reading Secret Deal? Alabama Power was “Unmentionable” During Corruption Trial
Stuffed in an unmarked, unlabeled manila envelope, several 8 X 10 photos appear to confirm what ex-Drummond Company Executive and “fall guy” David Roberson has repeatedly declared: Before Roberson was indicted, his friend Mike Cole had told Roberson that Cole and Alabama Power’s CEO Mark A. Crosswhite had a meeting with the U.S. Attorney for … Continue reading Jaw-Dropping Photos: Mark A. Crosswhite’s Meeting with U.S. Attorney Rocks Alabama Power
[This post originally appeared on January 15, 2018. With the recent departure of Balch & Bingham’s first-ever Chief Compliance Officer Steve Feaga, and legacy partner Jesse S. Vogtle, Jr. and three other money-making partners, this post has become even more relevant.] As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we remember the struggles for … Continue reading Ruining a Rival becomes Ruining Themselves
Stephen P. Feaga, a pillar of integrity who had served the Deputy Director of Enforcement and Litigation at the Alabama Securities Commission before joining Balch & Bingham in 2018, has left the embattled firm. He was Balch’s first-ever Chief Compliance Officer. Some may ask: If a law firm refuses to comply with “the highest ethical … Continue reading Shock: Balch’s First-Ever Chief Compliance Officer Out
How much has Balch lost now in the aggregate? $5 million? $9 million? $12 million? or even $20 million? The news at Balch was an earthquake, a shock—equal to a die-hard Alabama fan dumping the Crimson Tide for Auburn after three decades. Legacy partner Jesse S. Vogtle, Jr., after 31 years, and his money-making team … Continue reading Suicide of Balch & Bingham?
A crippling blow: Jesse S. Vogtle, Jr., the long-time Balch & Bingham partner, and three of his fellow partners have left the embattled firm, according to a report this late afternoon in the Birmingham Business Journal. Vogtle symbolized the longtime relationship between Alabama Power and Balch & Bingham. Vogtle was at Balch for over 31 … Continue reading Crippling Blow: Vogtle and Three Seasoned Partners Leave Balch & Bingham
We learned recently that many of the emails that convicted felon and Balch-made millionaire Joel I. Gilbert wrote giving updates on the bribery/AstroTurf scheme in North Birmingham were sent to Alabama Power executives. David Roberson, who was convicted of participating in the bribery scheme, was simply cc’d. (See the exhibit from the criminal trial below.) … Continue reading Untouchable?Crosswhite’s Alleged Secret Deal, Secret Meeting
Demonstrating again that Balch & Bingham’s leadership in Birmingham is oblivious to their own alleged institutional racism, the embattled firm recently announced the hiring of eight new associates throughout its footprint, including four in Birmingham. All of the new associates are white. Coming on the heels of a $19.5 million verdict loss in Miami, Balch’s … Continue reading Balch Hires 8 All-White Attorneys
[This post originally appeared on May 2, 2019. In August, a Counterfeit Order was exposed as an act of judicial fraud, which Balch & Bingham has affirmed was never entered into the State Judicial Information System. The stakes in the Newsome Conspiracy Case have risen even higher as a tell-all documentary is in the works] … Continue reading Could Balch Partners Be On the Hook for Millions?
On Friday, Brian Rell, who served as Congressman Robert Aderholt’s chief of staff for over a decade, jumped over to Balch & Bingham to rehabilitate their operations in Washington, D.C. Due in part to our efforts to educate the public and corporate leaders, Balch has lost 17 of 18 major D.C. lobbying clients and millions … Continue reading As Balch Tries to Rehab, Documentary Highlights Alleged “Legacy of Pure Evil”
When the Board of Directors of Alabama Power’s parent company, Southern Company, discusses future leadership, Mark A. Crosswhite, the CEO of Alabama Power, will probably be forever associated with the unsavory conduct, foolish antics, and baggage of Balch & Bingham, even though he left the firm years ago. The foolish leadership at Balch & Bingham … Continue reading No Exit Plan as Balch Drags Alabama Power Into the Manure Lagoon
One year ago today, we reported that a massive civil RICO lawsuit against Balch & Bingham on behalf of Burt Newsome was in the works and probably coming in early 2019. So where is the civil RICO suit? Why has it not been filed yet? According to our sources, a leading RICO expert from the … Continue reading Where is the Civil RICO Suit? It’s Coming.