Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Creigh Deeds moves to new firm, LEO 1829 in jeopardy?

Creigh Deeds is moving to the Framme Law Firm apparently to "eliminate a potential ethical conflict that could threaten his possible bid for governor in 2009." As you may remember, the Virginia State Bar floated a proposed LEO 1829 to ease the restrictions upon lawyers/legislators working side-by-side in the same law firm with lawyer/lobbyists. The proposed LEO seemed to be directed in large part to the situation facing Deeds, hired by Hirschler Fleischer after his unsuccessful run for attorney general. Public comments on the proposed LEO were due to the VSB by June 8, 2007.