Legal Blog: Burnham & Gorokhov, PLLC

Statement Responding to Press Inquiries Regarding James Gordon Meek

Mr. Meek is unaware of what allegations anonymous sources are making about his possession of classified documents. If such documents exist, as claimed, this would be within the scope of Mr. Meek’s long career as an investigative journalist covering government wrongdoing. Press inquiries on this issue are troubling for a different reason: they appear to be based on statements from

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Statement in Response to October 3, 2022 Filing by January 6 Committee in Eastman v. Thompson, et al.

The purpose of what lawyers refer to as a “privilege log” is specifically to identify claims of privilege while avoiding disclosing the substance of client materials to the prying eyes of those who, like the January 6 committee, seek to undermine the attorney-client relationship.  Judge Carter found Dr. Eastman’s privilege logs perfectly adequate to dismiss a majority of the January

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Some Practical Tips on Federal Inspector General (OIG) Investigations

In a prior post, we laid out some basics about investigations conducted by federal offices of inspectors general (OIG).  It focused on the purpose and authority of OIG’s as set forth in federal law.  Here, we’ll give you a few practical tips we’ve picked up over the years you won’t find in the U.S. Code.  We’ll tell you some important

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Federal Inspector General Investigations

The Role and Authority of Federal Inspectors General The Inspector General Act of 1978 established IG offices in many federal agencies.  One of the responsibilities given to these offices was investigation of fraud.  Since 1978, the number of federal Inspectors General has increased from 12 to more than 75. To carry out their duty to investigate fraud, IG offices are

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Statement Regarding June 7 Order in Eastman v. Thompson, et al.

The Court upheld Dr. Eastman’s claims of privilege over 440 of the 599 documents at issue.  The Court also upheld in part Dr. Eastman’s argument that certain of the materials sought by the January 6th committee were protected by the First Amendment.  The decision represents the first time a federal court has held that the January 6th committee’s activities infringe

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STATEMENT ON MARCH 28 RULING IN EASTMAN V. THOMPSON ET AL.

As an attorney, Dr. John Eastman has the responsibility to protect the confidences of his clients to the fullest extent of the law.  Dr. Eastman’s case against the January 6 committee seeks to fulfill this responsibility.  It is not an attempt to “hide” documents or “obstruct” congressional investigations, as the January 6th committee falsely claims. The district court’s March 28

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Burnham & Gorokhov welcomes Michael T. Collins

We are thrilled to announce that Michael T. Collins has joined our firm as an associate.  Michael is a graduate of Duke Law School.  Prior to joining B&G, Michael clerked for the Honorable Stephen S. Schwartz of the United States Court of Federal Claims, and served as a fellow at a prominent D.C. think tank.  See Michael’s bio here.

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