Category Archives: Spotlight on Balch & Bingham

Unfit to Lead: Crosswhite’s Alleged Secret Deals Terminate Future

Rumors are flying that Southern Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tom Fanning is retiring next year. And Alabama Power CEO and Chairman Mark A. Crosswhite is allegedly telling bourgeois insiders that he has the lock and key to the C-Suite at Southern Company, Alabama Power’s parent company. Crosswhite is unfit to serve. He worked … Continue reading Unfit to Lead: Crosswhite’s Alleged Secret Deals Terminate Future

Ex-Balch Partner Headed to Federal Prison while Balch Milks Mississippi for Millions

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves can smell the repugnant stench. On Wednesday, October 27th, ex-Balch partner Joel I. Gilbert will be headed to federal prison for 1,826 days. The five-year sentence is a devastating indictment against embattled and alleged racist law firm Balch & Bingham. Irrefutable: The North Birmingham Bribery Scandal was born at the offices … Continue reading Ex-Balch Partner Headed to Federal Prison while Balch Milks Mississippi for Millions

Will Balch’s Three-Headed Partner and Others Jump Ship?

Get this: Balch & Bingham partner Christian B. Waddell serves as counsel to three different Mississippi state-sanctioned entities and agencies and has been involved as underwriting counsel for almost $1 billion in bonds and notes. Waddell has procured millions in contracts and has been, regardless of the cronyism, a money-making success. Now everything appears to … Continue reading Will Balch’s Three-Headed Partner and Others Jump Ship?

Million-Dollar Stench: Balch & Bingham’s Inefficiency Rattles Mississippi

Advocates are now calling for independent probes and forensic audits of Balch & Bingham, the goverment-made millionaires of Mississippi, whose alleged waste and inefficiency is rattling the Magnolia State. At the end of August less than 11 percent of federal funds for rental assistance had been dispursed by the Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) which earlier … Continue reading Million-Dollar Stench: Balch & Bingham’s Inefficiency Rattles Mississippi

Goverment-Made Millionaires: Balch & Bingham Survives on Contractual Cronyism

Goverment-made millionaires should not abuse their advisory roles to fatten-up their own wallets with no-bid, behind closed-doors, million-dollar contracts. The must-read Washington Post exposé about the Pimps of Mississippi, Balch and Bingham, is a devastating indictment of contractual cronyism and alleged government waste. The Post writes: Mississippi agencies have awarded Balch nearly 70 contracts worth … Continue reading Goverment-Made Millionaires: Balch & Bingham Survives on Contractual Cronyism

Balch & Bingham Made Millions While Mississippi Renters Received Nothing

The Pimps of Mississippi have made national headlines today in The Washington Post. Embattled and alleged racist law law firm Balch & Bingham has reaped millions while renters, many of whom are People of Color, received nothing. Is a federal or congressional probe next? The Washington Post reports: Across America, state distribution of federal cash … Continue reading Balch & Bingham Made Millions While Mississippi Renters Received Nothing

Will the Anulewicz Family Dump Balch & Bingham?

Last night on the local Atlanta ABC-affiliate, a bombshell news report came out showing that a celebrity couple had been allegedly targeted by rogue Georgia tax revenue agents, stating that the agents thought they were “untouchable.” And who is fighting and exposing these alleged rogue and dishonorable agents? Balch & Bingham partner Christopher Anulewicz. In … Continue reading Will the Anulewicz Family Dump Balch & Bingham?

Run Like Hell! Another Disbarred and Disgraced Attorney Pleads for Mercy

Who says environmentalists are living saints? The sleazy, shady and corrupt dealings surrounding polluters and their enablers can also be found on the opposing table. As an alleged sexual predator scandal engulfs Balch & Bingham, another disgraced attorney in New York is pleading for mercy. Reuters reported yesterday: Disbarred lawyer Steven Donziger, who was found … Continue reading Run Like Hell! Another Disbarred and Disgraced Attorney Pleads for Mercy

Not Above the Law! Balch & Bingham, Perkins Coie, and Arnold & Porter Feel the Blistering Heat

In 2017, we, the CDLU, dispatched a letter and email to the firmwide managing partner of Perkins Coie, the law firm that represented the failed presidential campaign of former U.S. Senator and First Lady Hillary Clinton. The law firm, closely tied to the Democratic Party, was allegedly behind the circulation of the infamous and unsubstantiated … Continue reading Not Above the Law! Balch & Bingham, Perkins Coie, and Arnold & Porter Feel the Blistering Heat

Ex-Balch Partner and Ex-Drummond Executive Must Report to Federal Prison Before Halloween

We are told that convicted felon and Balch-made millionaire Joel I. Gilbert and ex-Drummond Executive David Roberson must report to federal prison before the end of October. The news is devastating for Balch as they have been hammered in recent weeks by an alleged pedophile arrest of an ex-Balch attorney, who solicited a child online. … Continue reading Ex-Balch Partner and Ex-Drummond Executive Must Report to Federal Prison Before Halloween

Unholy Trinity: Pedophilia, Elderly Exploitation, and Racism. Southern Company Needs to Terminate Balch Now.

When we met in 2017 with Southern Company’s Jim Kerr, who serves as Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel and Executive Vice President, he flatly told us he does not need to use Balch & Bingham and has plenty of other law firms he can utilize who could do the same work as Balch. Of course, … Continue reading Unholy Trinity: Pedophilia, Elderly Exploitation, and Racism. Southern Company Needs to Terminate Balch Now.

Fallout: Balch’s Alleged Child Predator Burns Governor Kay Ivey and Causes a SCOTUS Cringe

What in God’s name was Balch & Bingham thinking by not warning Alabama Governor Kay Ivey about alleged child predator and former Balch associate Chase T. Espy? After eight long years at the embattled law firm, Espy, according to Balch’s own mouthpiece, was terminated in September of 2020. In April, just days after the alleged … Continue reading Fallout: Balch’s Alleged Child Predator Burns Governor Kay Ivey and Causes a SCOTUS Cringe

Alleged Balch Pedophile Scandal Grows; Is Federal Probe Next?

Now sources at Balch tell us the wireless IP address at the Balch offices in Birmingham was allegedly changed last year just weeks before Espy was fired. With embattled law firm Balch & Bingham admitting they fired attorney Chase T. Espy last September after eight years at the firm, advocates have reached out to federal … Continue reading Alleged Balch Pedophile Scandal Grows; Is Federal Probe Next?

Prestigious to Egregious: Balch in Disarray After “Seeking Sex with a Child” Arrest

With the criminal arrest Wednesday night of Chase T. Espy, a former long-time Balch attorney who allegedly was seeking to have sex with a child, Balch & Bingham appears to be in disarray, and former attorneys and ex-partners are allegedly scrambling to distance themselves from the embattled firm, sources tell us. The once prestigious, silk-stocking … Continue reading Prestigious to Egregious: Balch in Disarray After “Seeking Sex with a Child” Arrest