McConnell v. Federal Election Commission

In 2003, CGL represented Members  of Congress on both sides of the aisle, defending the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (McCain-Feingold bill) in the Supreme Court. This included the filing of an extensive amicus curiae brief by Professor Charles Tiefer and Jonathan Cuneo (see below). Ultimately, inMcConnell v. Federal Election Commission, the Court upheld [...]

2022-08-05T04:44:30+00:00August 5th, 2022|Accomplishments, Public Advocacy|

Dickerson v. U.S.

In 1999, the House Democratic Leadership retained CGL to represent it in the Supreme Court caseDickerson v. United States, on the constitutionality of Miranda rights. The issue was whether a provision of a bill passed by Congress had overturned the Supreme Court’s ruling in Miranda v. Arizona, which established the constitutionality of “Mirandizing” suspects. In [...]

2022-08-05T04:43:04+00:00August 5th, 2022|Accomplishments, Public Advocacy|

Senate Passes Open App Markets Act (OAMA)

Senate Passes Open App Markets Act (OAMA) On February 3rd 2022, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Open App Markets Act (OAMA) by a strong bipartisan vote of 20-2.  OAMA would prevent Apple and Google from using their market power to require app developers to use a specific in-app payment system or from unfairly promoting [...]

2022-08-10T19:27:57+00:00April 13th, 2022|Legislative Advocacy, News|

House Passes the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR Act)

House Passes the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR Act) On March 17th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR Act) by a vote of 222-209.  The FAIR Act would prohibit the enforcement of forced arbitration clauses in consumer, employment and civil rights disputes and in antitrust class actions.  [...]

2022-04-14T14:31:22+00:00April 13th, 2022|Legislative Advocacy, News|

Whistleblower Representation

CGL is representing a whistleblower who filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission about serious financial wrongdoing involving price-fixing in fixed-income securities.  Damages to US investors is estimated to be billions of dollars. For additional information, please contact Pamela Gilbert at (202)789-3960, or by email at pamelag@cuneolaw.com

2022-08-05T04:42:44+00:00September 8th, 2021|Cases, Legislative & Public Advocacy, Public Advocacy|

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

CGL represents AAJ, a national association of trial lawyers, in efforts before Congress to promote a fair and effective civil justice system.  Current work for AAJ includes ensuring businesses that fail to follow proper safety practices to prevent COVID-19 can be held accountable by patients, consumers and workers; ensuring that people who are injured and [...]

2021-09-08T19:01:11+00:00September 8th, 2021|Legislative & Public Advocacy, Legislative Advocacy|

Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

Representing The National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys (NASCAT), our firm led the charge for an extension of the statute of limitations in securities fraud cases as part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. That controversial provision was adopted over Republican stall tactics on the floor of the Senate aimed exclusively at this provision. [...]

2018-01-14T19:52:03+00:00August 18th, 2014|Accomplishments, Legislative & Public Advocacy, Legislative Advocacy|

The Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws (COSAL)

We are the Washington, DC representatives for COSAL, which was established in 1986 to promote and support the enactment, preservation and enforcement of a strong body of antitrust laws in the United States. It is the only organization in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to lobbying for strong antitrust laws and effective private enforcement. In [...]

2018-01-14T19:52:03+00:00August 18th, 2014|Accomplishments, Legislative & Public Advocacy, Legislative Advocacy|

Securities Litigation Reform

We directed a nationwide coalition of hundreds of public interest organizations and state and local government entities in a multi-million dollar legislative campaign to protect investor rights. The campaign prevented the worst aspects of proposed limits on the rights of investors from being enacted by Congress in the 2006 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (PSLRA). [...]

2018-01-14T19:52:03+00:00August 18th, 2014|Accomplishments, Legislative & Public Advocacy, Legislative Advocacy|