|Slogan||Experience Dickstein Shapiro|
|Membership||• Pete Hoekstra|
• Scott E. Thomas
• Charles Colson
• Dennis Hastert
• James R. Jones
• Lewis Libby
|Law firm identified as implicated in corruption by Sibel Edmonds.|
Dickstein Shapiro LLP (formerly Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin & Oshinsky) was a large U.S. law firm and lobbying group based in Washington, D.C., with five offices across the United States.
The group has been identified as implicated in corruption by Sibel Edmonds. The firm closed in 2016 after the name became too tainted.
The firm was divided into six practice groups, each of which handle various aspects of their respective specialties: Complex Dispute resolution, Corporate & Finance, Government Law & Strategy (includes lobbying, political law, regulatory law and government contracts), Insurance coverage, Intellectual property, and Litigation.
Dickstein Shapiro was founded by Sidney Dickstein and David I. Shapiro in New York City in 1953. By 1956, the firm moved its headquarters to Washington, DC. The firm quickly established its reputation by winning several high-profile cases.
Dickstein Shapiro hired former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert as a lobbyist shortly after he resigned his seat in Congress. Hastert was later indicted in May 2015 on charges of illegally withdrawing money from banks to pay hush money to an individual that he committed misconduct against years ago. Hastert resigned his lobbyist position the day the indictment was unsealed. Hastert's biography was quickly removed from the firm's website, and the firm also purged all mentions of Hastert from its previously posted press releases.
Hastert's resignation from Dickstein Shapiro following the indictment against him left the law firm and lobbying firm "reeling," according to news reports. The firm's lobbying business had already been struggling; it was reported that the firm had billed $130,000 on behalf of eight clients for the first quarter of 2015, "not close to being on track for its overall 2014 billings, when it brought in $3.7 million for the year."
In the few years preceding the indictment, Dickstein Shapiro had already "faced an exodus of ... talent" to rival firms Greenberg Traurig and Cozen O'Connor, as well as "the loss of major client contracts" including Lorillard Tobacco Co., Peabody Energy Corp., Bayer Corp., and Covanta Energy Corp. Following the Hastert indictment, it was reported that Dickstein Shapiro's biggest domestic client, Fuels America, terminated its lobbying contract with the firm.
In February 2016, it was announced that the firm would discontinue operation and that Blank Rome would hire approximately 100 of its lawyers.
Notable lawyers and employees
- Seymour Glanzer, former Watergate scandal prosecutor, is now senior counsel to the firm.
- Pete Hoekstra, former U.S. Representative for Michigan's 2nd congressional district, currently a senior adviser to the government relations group.
- Tim Hutchinson, former U.S. Senator from Arkansas, currently senior advisor to the firm's Public Policy & Law practice.
- Scott E. Thomas, former Commissioner of the Federal Election Commission
- Joseph Tydings, former U.S. Senator from Maryland, currently of counsel to the firm.
- Albert Wynn, former U.S. Representative for Maryland's 4th congressional district, currently senior advisor to the firm's Public Policy & Law practice.
- Charles Colson, Special Counsel to President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973, founder of Prison Fellowship, Templeton Prize winner and cultural commentator
- Wendell H. Ford, former U.S. Senator from Kentucky, currently senior advisor to the firm's Public Policy & Law practice.<
- Joseph H. Gale, Judge on the United States Tax Court, first openly gay man appointed to the Federal judiciary.
- Dennis Hastert, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, former senior advisor to the firm's Public Policy & Law practice. Resigned following a federal indictment was filed against him. Charges include lying to the FBI about multiple money transfers to a past victim to hide past sexual misconduct.
- James R. Jones, former U.S. Congressman from Oklahoma and a former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.
- Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States (for Vice President Dick Cheney).
- J. Bruce Llewellyn, prominent African-American business leader and co-founder of 100 Black Men of America, an international civic and philanthropic organization
- James F. McGovern, former United States Under Secretary of the Air Force (from 1986 to 1989) and former President of Teledyne
- Floyd McKissick Jr., North Carolina State Senator.
- David I. Shapiro, American civil liberties attorney
- Andrew Sherman, business author and transactional attorney
- Ira Lee Sorkin, American attorney best known for representing Bernard Madoff, the American businessman who has pleaded guilty to perpetrating the largest investor fraud ever committed by a single person.
5 of the 6 of the members already have pages here:
|Chuck Colson||Indicted for conspiring to cover up the Watergate burglaries|
|Dennis Hastert||The longest serving republican speaker of the house.|
|James R. Jones||US Deep state connected diplomat|
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20081029045442/http://www.dicksteinshapiro.com/files/News/95ad6b06-a642-4f41-bb08-37aeede148de/Presentation/NewsAttachment/be3e3330-5f4f-4bfb-a77b-37cbc72fa0db/GrowOnVine.pdf
- ↑ http://letsibeledmondsspeak.blogspot.com/2008/01/sibel-names-names-in-pictures.html
- ↑ http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/capitalcomment/power-players/hey-thats-my-name-on-the-building.php
- ↑ a b c d e http://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/dennis-hastert-lobbying-firm-118603.html
- ↑ https://blogs.wsj.com/law/2016/02/11/once-mighty-dickstein-shapiro-closing-up-shop/
- ↑ Glanzer's firm bio