Harvard University Appoints Former White House Counsel as New General Counsel to Conclude Search

Cambridge, Massachusetts — In a move that underscores its commitment to legal expertise of the highest caliber, Harvard University has appointed a former White House lawyer as its new General Counsel. This strategic hire concludes the prestigious institution’s exhaustive search for a chief legal officer, signaling a robust direction forward in managing its legal affairs. The lawyer, whose tenure at the White House equipped them with a seasoned understanding of governmental and public policy legalities, is set to navigate Harvard through the increasingly complex legal landscapes of education and research. Such expertise is particularly crucial … Read more

Australia Appoints Special Envoys to Tackle Rising Antisemitism and Islamophobia Amidst Global Conflicts

Sydney, Australia – In response to a significant increase in antisemitic incidents following the onset of the Israel-Hamas conflict, the Australian government has appointed a special envoy to address and mitigate antisemitism throughout the nation. The appointment comes amid a turbulent period characterized by heightened tensions and acts of prejudice impacting various communities. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced the new position during a press conference at the Sydney Jewish Museum, emphasizing the government’s commitment to fostering social cohesion. Albanese revealed that the role, which is set for a three-year term, will be filled by Jillian … Read more

Governor Hochul Appoints Veteran City Lawyer to New York Ethics Commission Amid Ongoing Legal Battle

ALBANY, N.Y. — In a move reflective of ongoing efforts to enforce ethical governance, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has appointed James Caras, a seasoned attorney with extensive experience in public service, as a new member of the state’s ethics oversight body. Caras, a Manhattan resident with 31 years of service in New York City government, has been nominated to join the state Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government, pending confirmation by a review committee of law school deans. Caras is positioned to serve a six-year term on the 11-member commission, which is tasked … Read more

Counsel Financial Appoints Nicholas D’Aquilla as Managing Director, Strengthening Strategic Capabilities in Finance and Servicing

BATON ROUGE, LA – Counsel Financial, a litigation finance and loan servicing firm, has announced the appointment of Nicholas (Nick) D’Aquilla, Esq. as its new Managing Director. This strategic move aims to strengthen the company’s capabilities in finance and servicing. With over a decade of experience in the mass tort industry and as a former civil defense litigator for the Louisiana Department of Justice, D’Aquilla brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of success to his new role. Throughout his career, D’Aquilla has played a leading role in administering complex settlements, contributing … Read more