Category Archives: Spotlight on Balch & Bingham

Dumb Career Move! Former Mississippi Speaker Joins Balch Firm with Two Former Attorneys Currently Sitting in Federal Prison

A former speaker, a child predator, and a money launderer enter a bar near the Pearl River… The former Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives has made the dumbest career move. Philip Gunn has joined Balch Policy Advisors, LLC, a subsidiary of embattled law firm Balch & Bingham, according to news reports today. Gunn … Continue reading Dumb Career Move! Former Mississippi Speaker Joins Balch Firm with Two Former Attorneys Currently Sitting in Federal Prison

Whores of Babylon! Southern Company’s Grip on Alabama Media, Smear Sites, and Paid Stooges Affirmed

The Guardian has published a damning investigative report by Floodlight that shows unequivocally that Southern Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Alabama Power has allegedly bought, manipulated, and infiltrated media coverage throughout the State of Alabama. The Guardian writes: For decades, Alabama Power has sowed influence across the state, according to interviews with more than two dozen former … Continue reading Whores of Babylon! Southern Company’s Grip on Alabama Media, Smear Sites, and Paid Stooges Affirmed

Balch & Bingham’s Managing Partner in Houston Dumps Firm After 8 Months

Balch & Bingham partner Audrey F. Momanaee, who unexpectedly became the Office Managing Partner in Houston, Texas last June after four top partners and attorneys fled the firm, has now herself left the embattled law firm. The exodus of Momanaee leaves Balch’s Houston Office with only one full-time attorney. How embarrassing! We are not surprised … Continue reading Balch & Bingham’s Managing Partner in Houston Dumps Firm After 8 Months

We’re Back! Get Ready for Retirements, Resignations, Regulatory Investigations, More Alleged Racism, and a Rebirth of the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal.

Happy New Year! After a brief hiatus, BanBalch.com is back. A lot of news is happening in the background and the Southern Company criminal enterprise appears to be trying to clean up (or cover up) their trail of carcasses and human excrement in their million-dollar campaign of fear and intimidation against innocent families, minorities, and … Continue reading We’re Back! Get Ready for Retirements, Resignations, Regulatory Investigations, More Alleged Racism, and a Rebirth of the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal.

A Year Later: A Prelude, Not an Aftermath, as Southern Company Faces the Music

A year ago, the embattled CEO of Alabama Power Mark A. Crosswhite was ousted in disgrace. The surveillance efforts and scandalous acts of the Southern Company criminal enterprise were exposed in the public arena. A few days after the announcement, we, the CDLU, received anonymously spreadsheets and documents outlining how Southern Company spent hundreds of … Continue reading A Year Later: A Prelude, Not an Aftermath, as Southern Company Faces the Music

Jax Axe? Balch Partner Krechowski “Old Enough to Know Better”

Civil Rights champion Ernesto Pichardo, who won a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision for Civil Rights and religious freedom in 1993 against the City of Hialeah, demanded today that the Jacksonville City Council table the appointment of Patrick Krechowski to the Downtown Investment Authority Board of Directors. “Patrick Krechowski is a partner at the alleged … Continue reading Jax Axe? Balch Partner Krechowski “Old Enough to Know Better”

$1.1 Billion in Damages? Southern Company Sued for Alleged Fraud in Mississippi; Federal Probes Continue

The first shoe has dropped! As we reported in May of 2019, Southern Company was under federal investigation in Mississippi. An excerpt from four years ago: Atlanta-based Southern Company disclosed it is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice over a power plant that already has caused the company years of heartburn and billions … Continue reading $1.1 Billion in Damages? Southern Company Sued for Alleged Fraud in Mississippi; Federal Probes Continue

Manure Lagoon: Zeke Smith Out at Alabama Power

So bad is the stench, Southern Company went outside the usual norm and did not promote an insider after Zeke’s exit. In between writing two hit pieces about F.L. “Bubba” Copeland, the Mayor of Smiths Station, Alabama who committed suicide last Friday, Craig Monger of 1819 News squeezed in a short fluff piece about the … Continue reading Manure Lagoon: Zeke Smith Out at Alabama Power

Southern Company’s Alleged Racist, Anti-Cop Stooge Reappears

The $318,000 spent by Southern Company in the summer of 2020 was to pay multiple stooges to allegedly attack and impede the individual and Civil Rights of the Hispanic Family of K.B. Forbes, our Chief Executive Officer, who is the son of a Latino immigrant, in an orchestrated campaign of fear and intimidation. The start … Continue reading Southern Company’s Alleged Racist, Anti-Cop Stooge Reappears

Bogus Balch! Scurrilous Southern Company! Racial Inclusion is a Grand Illusion

A report from Law.com appears to confirm what critics of the embattled law firm Balch & Bingham have repeatedly declared: The diversity and inclusion efforts at Balch look like nothing more than phony fluff and bogus spin. Law.com reports: Some southeastern law firms were first-time participants this year among the group of firms that were … Continue reading Bogus Balch! Scurrilous Southern Company! Racial Inclusion is a Grand Illusion

Third-Party Risk! Florida Town Council Rejects Balch & Bingham; Embattled Law Firm Offered to Work for “Flat Fee”

Can the situation get any worse for Balch & Bingham? The Town Council of Orange Park, Florida has rejected a bid from the law firm. Not a single council member voted for Balch, one of three firms contending to provide legal services to the town, according to local news reports. Worse, Patrick Krechowski, a Balch … Continue reading Third-Party Risk! Florida Town Council Rejects Balch & Bingham; Embattled Law Firm Offered to Work for “Flat Fee”

Another Blow: Globe Life Terminates Balch & Bingham

On Friday, Politico.com reported that Globe Life has terminated the embattled law firm Balch & Bingham as their lobbyists in Washington, D.C. Balch saw 18 of 18 major clients terminate the firm between 2017 and 2020 due in part to our educational and advocacy efforts. According to Open Secrets, Balch appears to have garnered five … Continue reading Another Blow: Globe Life Terminates Balch & Bingham

Southern Company Unhinged! Forbes Family Window Shot At; 6-year-old’s Play Area Targeted

Just hours after BanBalch.com published the bombshell story that Southern Company engaged in an alleged surveillance effort of U.S. Department of Justice officials and former U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, an unknown and alleged Southern Company stooge apparently shot at CDLU’s Executive Director K.B. Forbes’ bedroom window, in the rear of his house. The .22 … Continue reading Southern Company Unhinged! Forbes Family Window Shot At; 6-year-old’s Play Area Targeted

Bombshell: Southern Company Surveillance Effort of U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town Exposed

Unbelievable! The jaw-dropping photos we obtained and published in 2020 of then-U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama Jay E. Town chugging cocktails with then-Chairman and CEO of Alabama Power Mark A. Crosswhite were allegedly paid for by Southern Company in a deep, covert surveillance effort of the U.S. Attorney’s office. According to a … Continue reading Bombshell: Southern Company Surveillance Effort of U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town Exposed

Packing their Bags! Balch Sugarcoats Office Move in Montgomery

The embattled law firm Balch & Bingham is in such a precarious situation, they had to move from their long-time office in Montgomery to another location less than a mile away. In a press release last week , Balch foolishly claims the move “will provide for a more modern, efficient working space as the firm … Continue reading Packing their Bags! Balch Sugarcoats Office Move in Montgomery