Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney Steve Cox resigned today. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Ganjei, a career federal prosecutor, will be acting U.S. Attorney until the Biden administration appoints a replacement. Cox, in an exclusive interview with The Texas Lawbook, discusses his time in the EDTX and the huge impact he has had on corporate regulatory and enforcement reforms during his time at DOJ.
In its monthly report for January, the State Bar of Texas described disciplinary actions against 7 judges and 19 lawyers, including three disbarments, two resignations, nine suspensions and five public reprimands.
On the day she announced her resignation as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas, Erin Nealy Cox sat for an exclusive interview with Mark Curriden and Bruce Tomaso of The Texas Lawbook. The interview touched on a broad variety of topics, from dealing with COVID-19 to the opioid crisis to her legacy after three years in office to the pipeline of white-collar fraud cases she initiated that, she says, will come to fruition in the next few years.
Calling it the “Job of a lifetime,” Erin Nealy Cox says in an interview with The Lawbook that the work she’s most proud of will not end when she leaves Jan. 8.
The nation’s largest nonbank servicer of mortgage loans engaged in multiple illegal practices over a period of four years in the aftermath of the Great Recession, according to a complaint filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 50 state attorneys general.
North Texas federal prosecutors have charged six men in a scheme that marketed airline travel booked with hacked frequent flier miles. Bruce Tomaso explains.
White-collar federal prosecutors Nick Bunch and Christopher Stokes of Dallas notched another victory for the government last week when Vantage Benefits Administrators co-owners Wendy Richie and Jeffrey Richie were sentenced to several years in prison for their roles in a $15.2 million fraud scheme.
The State Bar of Texas released its list of attorneys who have been disciplined in the course of the last three months. There were two disbarments, one resignation in lieu of discipline, 10 suspensions and three public reprimands involving 15 different lawyers — including a half dozen from Houston.
Greenberg Traurig attorneys discuss the increased use of telehealth during the pandemic, why such increased use didn’t happen sooner and anticipated future developments in telehealth policy.
North Texas venture capitalist Patrick O. Howard pleaded guilty Tuesday via video teleconference to running a Ponzi-type scheme and committing federal securities fraud in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The Texas Lawbook has details.