Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Friday, September 21, 2012


Page 11



Mike Feuer Is Endorsed for City Attorney by Ex-Police Chief Bratton


Mike Feuer yesterday announced that former Los Angeles Police Chief Bill Bratton has endorsed him in his campaign for Los Angeles city attorney.

According to the Feuer campaign’s media announcement, Bratton said:

“As L.A.’s former police chief, I know how much Los Angeles needs a city attorney who’s been in the forefront on public safety issues, has a strong track record as a problem-solver, has wide experience in the justice system and is universally-respected for his integrity. I’ve just described Mike Feuer [who] has a remarkable record of achievement as a lawyer and a public official.”

Bratton has held four top law enforcement posts: chief of the New York City Transit Police, Boston police commissioner, New York City Police commissioner and chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. Bratton is now the chairman of Kroll, a corporate investigations and risk-consulting firm.

In the statement, Feuer said:

“Chief Bratton understands Los Angeles’ public safety needs and knows what it takes to be a highly-effective leader in L.A. government. He made an indelible mark on our city and I’m very honored to have his strong support.”

The Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Bar Foundation and Barristers have announced their Sunday, Oct. 7 “Poker Tournament for Charity.”

Event registration begins at 1 p.m. at the Commerce Hotel-Casino, 6131 Telegraph Road, Commerce CA.

Information is available by telephoning (310) 601-BHBA.

The Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Real Property Section on Wednesday, Oct. 10 will hold a program on “Emerging Economic Development Tools; Post-Redevelopment Review of Statutes.”

According to the program announcement, the recent demise of city and county redevelopment tax increments has led investors, developers, and cities to look for new tools to assist local projects.

LACBA’s announcement says:

“The Legislature has discussed new tools (or modifying existing tools), but the state’s budget has restricted funding for local economic development. This program will provide an overview of the current situation, discuss new statutes, provide examples of best practices, and address topical questions for the post-redevelopment business landscape.”

The speakers are to include attorneys Elizabeth W. Hull and Seth Merewitz, of Best Best & Krieger. The event begins at noon at the Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1055 West 7th Street, 27th Floor, Los Angeles,

Information is available by telephoning (213) 896-6560.

The Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Intellectual Property, Internet and New Media Section on Thursday, Oct. 11 will present a luncheon program: “Dressing Up IP (Intellectual Property)—Copyright, Trademark and Licensing Issues in the Fashion Industry.”

According to the BHBA’s meeting announcement, the program will discuss in particular the recent ruling in Louboutin v. YSL: in the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City.

The announcement says:

“This program will discuss protection, monetization and enforcement of intellectual property in fashion design and will also review recent court decisions impacting fashion laws.” Speakers are expected to include attorneys Staci Riordan, Fox Rothschild LLP; Deborah Greaves, True Religion Jeans; and Melissa Dagodag, a Santa Monica practitioner.

Registration is at noon at the Beverly Hills Bar Association, 9420 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.

The Mexican American Bar Association Political Action Committee is spotlighted in a blog post on the Los Angeles Dragnet website.

Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney David Berger, writing under his alias “Joe Friday,” reports:

“File this one in the ‘for what it’s worth’ category but it appears that those who have received the endorsement of the Mexican American Bar Association’s Political Action Committee (‘MABA PAC’), may have been supported by a suspended entity, at least according to the Secretary of State’s website where a search under MABA PAC’s entity number C1619651, shows the corporation to be ‘suspended.’ It raises a question mark over financial contributions or independent expenditures made by MABA PAC; these could be illegal and in violation of campaign finance law limits if made from a ‘suspended’ corporation.”

David Youssefyeh, secretary of the PAC, said yesterday that payment of the $25 annual fee was made to the Secretary of State’s Office within the past few days online, using his credit card. He would not say whether the action was in response to Berger’s blog.


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