Marine Links Oneworld Clegg’s Pro Bono Blackmail to Hull House Pedophile Pimps
U.S. Marine Field McConnell has linked a pro bono blackmail racket, apparently operated by Mrs. Clegg for DLA Piper and BA’s Oneworld Management Company, to Hull House pedophile pimps allegedly hired through DLA Piper’s Juvenile Justice Project and its Chicago associate, Anne Geraghty.
McConnell claims that Clegg helped DLA Piper’s Oneworld clients build a travel-to-trap network which forced Jack Ryan to step down before the 2004 U.S. Senate election in Illinois after Hull House pimps leaked images to the pro bono Juvenile Justice Project.
“The 2004 United States Senate election in Illinois was held on November 2, 2004. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Peter Fitzgerald decided to retire after one term. The Democratic and Republican primary elections were held in March, which included a total of 15 candidates who combined to spend a record total of over $60 million seeking the open seat. State Senator Barack Obama won the Democratic primary, as Jack Ryan won the Republican primary, but three months later Ryan announced his withdrawal from the race — four days after the Chicago Tribune persuaded a California court to release child custody records.”
“19 APR 2005 DLA Piper Chicago office wins prestigious ISBA McAndrews Pro Bono Service Award
(CHICAGO, Illinois) April 18, 2005 – DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP’s Chicago office will receive the Illinois State Bar Association’s 2004-2005 John C. McAndrews Pro Bono Service Award, the law firm has announced.
This prestigious honor, given by the ISBA Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services, recognizes lawyers’ meritorious effort in delivering pro bono legal services. DLA Piper is being honored for its large-scale, long-term, innovative pro bono works, in particular the firm’s signature Juvenile Justice Project, launched in summer 2004.
“We are deeply honored to learn that the ISBA is recognizing us with this notable award,” said Allen Ginsburg, managing partner of DLA Piper’s Chicago office. “Here in Illinois, the firm has worked hard to give back, performing pro bono work that reaches widely into the community and that is now reaching into the global community as well.”
DLA Piper has been deeply involved in pro bono work for many years, Ginsburg noted. But, he continued, “A couple of years ago we asked ourselves, ‘What pro bono work can we do that takes advantage of our firm’s large size and our attorneys’ skills?’ We then started looking for ways not just to perpetuate our pro bono commitment but to expand it, not only in hours but in human impact.
“Without in any way reducing our ongoing efforts, many of which are carried out by individual lawyers for individual beneficiaries, we determined to put in place major pro bono projects that would help the unrepresented on a large scale and improve public policy in the long term for large numbers of those in need. This is especially true for the Juvenile Justice Project, which we launched last summer here in Chicago.””
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“News 25 OCT 2006 DLA Piper appoints Miriam Gonzalez as senior consultant PRESS RELEASE London – DLA Piper is delighted to announce that Miriam Gonzalez, a former member of the Cabinet of two European Commissioners has joined the EU, Competition and Trade practice in London as a senior consultant.
Miriam brings a combination of extensive trade and regulatory expertise and a deep knowledge of international and EU affairs and trade policy to the team. She has wide ranging experience of international law, policy and EU regulations, notably in the telecommunications and energy sectors.
Her practice focuses on advising and representing multi-national companies and trade associations on how best to use EU legislation and policy to their advantage.
Miriam was the European Commissions’ leading trade negotiator at the WTO on telecommunication issues and is able to advise companies, trade associations and governments on WTO negotiation and dispute resolution and trade policy.
Miriam is a qualified Spanish lawyer. Prior to joining the firm Miriam served as a senior adviser in the cabinet of EU external relations commissioner Chris Patten and the cabinet of Benita Ferrero-Waldner, where she was responsible for EU relations for the United States and the Middle East. In her previous career as an EU negotiator at the WTO Miriam led the EU team in the WTO negotiations on telecoms as well as managing the EU negotiating team for energy, postal, construction and information services. She also worked as a competition and regulatory lawyer for BT in Brussels.
Miriam has a masters degree from the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium) and is also a senior associate member of St Anthony’s College, Oxford.
Mike Pullen, partner and head of the EU Competition and Trade team said: “Miriam has very strong expertise in international trade policy including the workings of the World Trade Organisation (“WTO”). As a former member of the cabinet of two EU commissioners she also has high level knowledge of EU trade and external relations policy and has strong trade and competition law experience. As such she will be a major asset in gaining high level WTO trade law and policy and competition law work from a number of existing and potential multi-national clients. We are delighted that Miriam has decided to join us. Being able to attract individuals of her character shows the growing recognition outside the firm of the strength and prestige of the EU Competition and Trade team in London.””
“13 OCT 2006 DLA Piper names Anne Geraghty Pro Bono Manager in Chicago NEW POSITION CREATED TO MANAGE NATIONAL AND CHICAGO PRO BONO PROGRAMS PRESS RELEASE (CHICAGO) – DLA Piper US LLP announced that Anne Geraghty has been named Pro Bono Manager in the firm’s Chicago office. In the newly created position, Anne will assist with national pro bono programs and oversee the operations of the Chicago office’s pro bono efforts, including its signature Juvenile Justice Project. Through the Juvenile Justice Project, currently in its third year, attorneys and staff have handled 78 cases for Chicagoland youth ensnared in the Cook County Juvenile Court system. More than 80 attorneys and staff from the Chicago office have donated upward of 15,000 hours to this project.
“The pro bono program in our Chicago office has been evolving and advancing rapidly, and we are pleased to have Anne join the firm and become a part of that,” said Elizabeth Dewey, firmwide Pro Bono Partner at DLA Piper. “Her long-standing dedication and commitment to the pro bono community will bolster the program tremendously.”
“I feel very fortunate to be joining the firm in this new and important role,” said Geraghty. “I am extremely impressed with DLA Piper’s strong pro bono platform. The firm’s existing projects in Chicago and throughout the U.S., as well as its unparalleled global pro bono initiative, New Perimeter, reflect a unique desire to address important causes wherever there is a need, and I am proud to a part of such an organization.”
Geraghty has been an active participant in the pro bono community, and more specifically in the juvenile justice community, for several years. During law school, she worked as a research assistant for Professor Wallace J. Mlyniec at the Georgetown University Law Center. In this capacity, she conducted a study comparing the lives of children in adult prisons to those of children in juvenile facilities and public schools and co-authored an article with Professor Mlyniec on the topic of unified family courts.
Through Georgetown’s Juvenile Justice Clinic, she also spent a year representing individuals charged in Washington, D.C.’s juvenile courts. Prior to attending law school, she was the grants manager and consultant for the American Bar Association’s Juvenile Justice Center, where she founded a nationwide network of law students interested in juvenile justice careers.
In 2005 alone, DLA Piper lawyers spent more than 100,000 hours on pro bono and civic activities. DLA Piper’s pro bono program, which is led by a full-time partner and three pro bono managers, administers pro bono programs ranging from local legal rights and support programs to national and international signature projects that focus on, among other subjects, human rights, community progress, justice and gender equality, and hunger relief.
Before joining DLA Piper, Geraghty was a litigation associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP, where, in addition to her regular practice, she maintained a strong focus on pro bono work. Most recently, Geraghty represented a young Iraq war veteran who had been convicted of second-degree murder in his federal sentencing and appeal, as well as a prisoner on Maryland’s death row who challenged that state’s lethal injection procedures as cruel and unusual.
Geraghty earned a J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin.
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Elizabeth Dewey, Pro Bono Partner, DLA Piper, 202.861.6218
Anne Geraghty, Pro Bono Manager, Chicago Office, 312.368.3966
Brian Kiefer, Media Relations, GreenTarget Global Group, 312.252.4113”
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