Pennsylvania reaches agreement for fees, expenses related to BuckleySander e-mail audit

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 24, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer announced Jan. 11 that his office has reached an agreement with the law firm BuckleySander LLP that resolves the final amount owed to the firm for work reviewing emails captured on Office of Attorney General (OAG) servers.

BuckleySander will receive nearly $1.436 million in fees and expenses, which is less than the nearly $1.824 million in outstanding bills the firm had issued to the OAG.


"This agreement will allow the Office of Attorney General to move forward," Beemer said. "With the new administration set to begin its work it was imperative to resolve this issue and put the office in the best possible position for the future."


BuckleySandler LLP and former Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler, one of BuckleySandler's partners, were hired in December 2015 to review the OAG servers looking for potential inappropriate relationships and communications among prosecutors, judges and other parties involved in the state’s criminal justice system.


The law firm looked at more than 6.4 million documents captured on OAG serves between 2008 and 2015 and released its findings in November.

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