Special counsel applicants narrowed

As part of a rigorous and thorough hiring process, 61 firms have been narrowed to 10 finalists for the position of special counsel to the House special investigative committee.

They are:
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP
Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
Harrang Long Gary Rudnick, P.C.
Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP
Jenner & Block LLP
Jones Day
Kelley, Wolter & Scott, P.A.
Lane Powell PC
Sidley Austin LLP
Steptoe & Johnson, LLP

The finalists will be interviewed next week. The award of the contract will be announced by Friday, Aug. 9.

“We’re pleased with the number and quality of the firms. The response was well beyond our expectations,” said Committee Chairman Jim Dunnigan.

The special investigative committee of the Utah House of Representatives was created to find facts related to accusations against Attorney General John Swallow. Its first meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 1 p.m.

Information on the committee can be found right here.

Contact:
Joe Pyrah, House chief deputy
Email: joepyrah@le.utah.gov
Mobile: 801.903.0095