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Letters, commentary, and updates.

BC Lawyers Inspire

Just finished reading the magazine with the dean on the cover (Winter 2023). I read it from cover to cover. What these people are doing is exceptional, and I find it inspiring as I look towards the future. There is so much wretched stuff going on, and to see these people fighting for justice is amazing.

Clark Sanders
East Meredith, New York

Hooray for Women

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in BC Law Magazine (“Ethics Are Her Gold Standard,” Winter 2023). As we celebrate and acknowledge International Women’s Day 2023, I wanted to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed learning about Dean Odette Lienau, Marianne D. Short, Esq., Charity Clark, and the many other women and men you have profiled. You highlight the exceptionalism, diversity, and power of individuals who have BC Law as a foundation. Thank you for all that you do.

Carol Tate ’96
VP & Chief Compliance Officer, 
Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, California 

The Whistle’s Still Blowing

Phil Brewster ’03 was featured in the Winter 2022 issue discussing what it takes to be a whistleblower’s lawyer (“The Weight of the Whistle”), specifically his involvement in investigating money laundering by Venezuela’s national oil company through US securities firms. Several recent news reports related to Brewster’s investigation are notable for the upcoming 2024 election cycle. First, in June, the news website Semafor reported US presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. served as a senior advisor to a New York investment firm implicated in the complex money laundering investigation. In addition, Brewster is representing the Truth Social whistleblower in an SEC whistleblower case. In March, Brewster’s whistleblower client worked with Hugh Lowell of The Guardian and Drew Harwell of the Washington Post to expose two loans to Truth Social totaling $8 million, allegedly originating from a fintech firm with ties to Putin’s regime, which also specializes in facilitating payments for the global sex industry. In response to the publication of this story, former President Trump’s social media company sued the Washington Post claiming $3.78 billion dollars in damages, while Truth Social’s CEO and former congressman Devin Nunes personally sued The Guardian. In that case, Nunes named Brewster’s whistleblower client as a defendant.