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Doug Chalmers Appointed to Judicial Nominating Commission

Governor Nathan Deal has appointed Chalmers Pak Burch & Adams managing member Douglas Chalmers Jr. to the Judicial Nominating Commission. The Commission advises the Governor on the filling of judicial vacancies in Georgia

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BJay Pak Nominated to Serve as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia

President Donald Trump announced his fourth set of United States Attorney candidates, nominating Chalmers Pak Burch & Adams attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak for the Northern District of Georgia. Five other candidates were also nominated to different districts. “The United States Attorney serves as the chief Federal law enforcement officer within his or her Federal judicial district,” the White House stated in the July 21 announcement. “These six candidates share the President’s vision for ‘Making America Safe Again.’”

BJay has 20 years of courtroom experience, including six years of service as an assistant U.S. attorney in

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Doug Chalmers Interviewed in AJC Article About Roger Ailes’ Impact

Doug Chalmers, managing member of Chalmers Pak Burch & Adams LLC, was interviewed in Aaron Gould Sheinin’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution Article, “Georgia Republicans remember Roger Ailes’ impact. In the article, Doug recalled the first time he met Roger Ailes during a US Senate campaign.

Roger Ailes, a veteran GOP operative and founder of Fox News, died last week. “All I can tell you from my experience is he was kind and decent and very generous with his time to young political staffers,” Chalmers commented. “He took me out to lunch and spent and hour and a half talking to

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Charles Gabriel Mentioned in AJC Article About E&P Whistleblower Lawsuit Settlement

Charles “Chuck” Gabriel, member of Chalmers Pak Burch & Adams LLC, was mentioned in Matt Kempner’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution article: 67-year-old whistle blower in DeKalb case ‘just did my job’. The article discusses the fight of Deborah Cook, Chuck’s client, to hold Energy & Process Corporation accountable for alleged wrongdoing.

Tucker, GA based E&P was a sub-contractor providing thousands of tons of steel rebar for construction of the MOX nuclear facility near Savannah. Ms. Cook uncovered alleged problems after she was hired as a procurement specialist for the prime contractor responsible for all construction. E&P denies any wrongdoing, but

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Rebar Whistleblower Lawsuit Settles for $4.6 Million


 Rebar Whistleblower Lawsuit Settles for $4.6 Million

Government sub-contractor agrees to settle whistleblower allegations of false claims and defective rebar meant for construction of nuclear waste facility.

DALLAS, TX and ATLANTA, GA – April 28, 2017: Energy & Process Corporation (E&P) has agreed to pay the United States $4.6 million to settle whistleblower allegations that the company provided defective rebar for the construction of a government-owned nuclear waste treatment facility, as well as other False Claims Act violations. The lawsuit was filed by whistleblower Deborah Cook who is represented by Charles Siegel, a partner at

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Jessica Burke Appointed Chairperson of Kentucky Crime Victims Compensation Board

Chalmers Pak Burch & Adams attorney Jessica Burke has been appointed as Chairperson of the Kentucky Crime Victims Compensation Board. She has also been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Board of Claims and the Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals.

The Kentucky Crime Victims Compensation Board helps victims and their families pay for medical, funeral, and other expenses resulting from those crimes. The Kentucky Board of Claims hears claims for compensation stemming from alleged negligence by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals is an independent agency that adjudicates tax disputes between taxpayers and state agencies.

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BJay Pak Appointed to Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel

Chalmers Pak Burch & Adams is pleased to announce that the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has appointed attorney Byung “BJay” Pak to its Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel. This Panel is responsible for evaluating the service of current Magistrate Judges eligible for reappointment, and recommending qualified candidates for new Magistrate Judge appointments.

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Michael G. Adams Appointed to Kentucky State Board of Elections

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin appointed Chalmers Pak Burch & Adams attorney Michael G. Adams to the State Board of Elections. One of six members appointed by the Governor, Adams will represent the Republican Party.

“It’s our responsibility to see that elections are conducted lawfully and fairly,” Adams commented. “I’m honored to take on this role and serve the voters of Kentucky.”

The State Board of Elections is an independent agency tasked with administering the Commonwealth’s election laws. Duties of the Board include:

Ensuring compliance with federal and state election law Supervising voter registration and the voter database Appointing representatives to

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Doug Chalmers Mentioned in Bloomberg Article About Huckabee $1 Million Request

Doug Chalmers, managing member of Chalmers Pak & Burch LLC, was cited in Kenneth P. Doyle’s Bloomberg BNA article entitled Huckabee Request for $1 Million a Joke. The article discusses the recent unanimous ruling by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) that Mike Huckabee did not violate campaign finance laws when he jokingly stated, “If you want to give me a million dollars, please do it.”

The liberal nonprofit American Democracy Legal Fund filed a complaint against Huckabee charging that the comment, made during his presidential candidacy announcement, was intended to raise money for the super political action committee

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Carolyn “Tippi” Cain Burch Mentioned in AJC Article About Defamation Claim

Carolyn “Tippi” Cain Burch was mentioned in a May 20, 2016 Atlanta Journal-Constitution article entitled, “Daniel Cowan threatens lawsuit over Barry Loudermilk’s Iran mailer.”

Burch, who represents candidate Daniel Cowan, wrote a letter demanding that incumbent US Representative Barry Loudermilk cease and desist all defamation of Cowan’s character and reputation, and publicly apologize for making statements implying that Cowan had business dealings with Iran.

In the article, author Aaron Gould Sheinin refers to Chalmers Pak Burch & Adams as a “powerhouse GOP law firm” when highlighting the demand letter written by Burch.

To read the complete article on the

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