Category Archives: Spotlight on Balch & Bingham

No Rx Coverage: Drummond’s Horrific Betrayal

After David Roberson, the Vice President of Government Affairs at Drummond Company, was convicted allegedly because of Balch & Bingham’s untruthful legal advice, Drummond issued a public statement calling him a “man of integrity” and vowed to support him. Behind closed doors, Drummond allegedly promised to provide Roberson with legal representation, full-salary compensation, and health … Continue reading No Rx Coverage: Drummond’s Horrific Betrayal

Crippling Blow: Vogtle and Three Seasoned Partners Leave 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

Happy New Year! Balch & Bingham Dumped

What a terrible way to start 2020. Balch & Bingham, which tried to rehabilitate their Washington D.C. lobbying practice last November, saw two lobbying clients dump the firm in recent days. According to a January 9th report in Politico.com, Northern Star Generation, one of two major clients left in D.C., terminated the firm. The writing … Continue reading Happy New Year! Balch & Bingham Dumped

Untouchable?Crosswhite’s Alleged Secret Deal, Secret Meeting

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

Roberson’s Immunity Deal Tied to Ghost-Written Letters

Balch & Bingham’s behavior at times appears to be low-class. Now Drummond Company appears to have engaged in alleged low-class, if not classless, conduct. One of the most startling facts we learned this year was how convicted ex-Drummond executive David Roberson declined a full immunity deal before the criminal trial. In July, we wrote about … Continue reading Roberson’s Immunity Deal Tied to Ghost-Written Letters

Balch Hires 8 All-White Attorneys

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

Drummond Bombshell: More Corruption Tied to North Birmingham Bribery Scandal

Shockingly, Drummond Company allegedly hid the money laundering and hid the secret greasing of Balch stooges from their then-Vice President of Government Affairs, David Roberson. What a bombshell! A new third amended complaint from ex-Drummond Company executive David Roberson sheds new light on internal matters that could provoke more corruption probes of Drummond Company. First … Continue reading Drummond Bombshell: More Corruption Tied to North Birmingham Bribery Scandal

A Perfect Fit? $19.5 Million Verdict Against Balch & Bingham Client

Punishing a “clandestine scheme” to copycat electronic medical records software, a jury in Miami, Florida returned a $19.5 million verdict against a Balch & Bingham client, ZenCharts, LLC according to Law.com A stunning blow, the $19.5 million verdict is another setback for the embattled law firm of Balch & Bingham which has seen indictments, a … Continue reading A Perfect Fit? $19.5 Million Verdict Against Balch & Bingham Client

Russians Try to Scrub Jeff Sessions Ties to Ex-Balch Client, a Russian-linked Aerospace Company

Balch & Bingham’s former client Black Hall Aerospace a/k/a AAL USA, Inc. appears to have become radioactive. Just hours after trial balloons were sent out two weeks ago outlining a possible U.S. Senate run by ex-U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, we, the CDLU, received a letter via email on Wednesday, October 30, from a Russia … Continue reading Russians Try to Scrub Jeff Sessions Ties to Ex-Balch Client, a Russian-linked Aerospace Company

Could Balch Partners Be On the Hook for Millions?

[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?

As Balch Tries to Rehab, Documentary Highlights Alleged “Legacy of Pure Evil”

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”

No Exit Plan as Balch Drags Alabama Power Into the Manure Lagoon

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

Crosswhite Implodes as Balch & Bingham Calls the Shots

There was a time in Crosswhite’s life when he stopped playing with Hot Wheels, going to keg parties, and binging on The Godfather movies. Matthew Bowden, a former Balch & Bingham partner, was the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Alabama Power (pictured left).  He was allegedly a pillar of integrity, and respected and … Continue reading Crosswhite Implodes as Balch & Bingham Calls the Shots