Morning Docket: 01.04.19

* That was quick! House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she’d wait until the Mueller report came out to talk about the possibility of impeaching the president, but one of her colleagues is planning to re-introduce articles of impeachment against Trump on the first day of the new Congress. [CNN]

* The Senate Judiciary Committee has set a confirmation hearing for William Barr, the nominee for U.S. attorney general, on January 15, and he’ll get the “same fair and thorough vetting process” as all of his predecessors. Yeaahh… [National Law Journal]

* The DOJ won’t ask SCOTUS to block the appointment of a special prosecutor in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s quest to delete his pre-pardon guilty verdict on contempt charges — but that doesn’t mean his own lawyers will back down. [POLITICO]

* Connie Brenton, founder of the three-year-old Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC), is resigning from the organization, citing the board’s desire to move in “different directions.” Hope this doesn’t put a damper on CLOC’s upcoming conference! [Corporate Counsel]

* Guess which boutique firm is “building an army of killers,” and plans to “take over Boston in short order”? That would be Pierce Bainbridge, the self-proclaimed “fastest-growing law firm” in America. That’s a bit scary, but congrats! [American Lawyer]

* Jane Shay Wald, 72, is a partner emeritus at Irell & Manella who leads the firm’s trademark practice, and unlike our columnist Jill Switzer, she refuses to be referred to as a dinosaur: “I am senior, hear me roar. I’m no f***ing dinosaur.” [AGEIST]


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