Utah House of Representatives Releases Final Report on Attorney General Probe Conducted by Akin Gump
(New York) –The Utah House of Representatives on March 12 released its final report on its investigation into allegations of wrongdoing by former Utah Attorney General John Swallow. The investigation was conducted with the assistance of a legal team from Akin Gump.
Litigation partner Steven Reich led the Akin Gump team that conducted an exhaustive probe on behalf of the House Special Investigative Committee into Swallow’s conduct while in office. Reich served as the committee’s special counsel and, along with public law and policy partner Steven Ross and a team of lawyers and investigators, began his work last August.
Shortly after Swallow’s tenure as attorney general began, allegations surfaced that he had engaged in inappropriate and potentially unlawful conduct while serving as the state’s chief deputy attorney general. He resigned as attorney general in December in the middle of the committee’s investigation. The report concluded he had “hung a veritable ‘for sale’ sign on the Office door that invited moneyed interests to seek special treatment and favors.”
Other Akin Gump attorneys working on the matter included litigation partner Samidh Guha, counsel Christopher Egleson and James Tysse and associate Patrick Mott and public law and policy counsel Megan Greer. The Utah House committee cited all the Akin Gump team members for their “experience, judgment, mental acuity, objectivity, and fierce commitment to pursuing the facts,” and for being “consummate professionals who performed the difficult tasks that drove the investigation.”
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