Latest Columbus School of Law Stories

2009-07-02 07:45:00

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission failed to uncover Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme on five occasions in 20 years, a source close to the agency said. Madoff was sentenced Monday to 150 years in prison after pleading guilty to 11 counts of fraud. The SEC is investigating how it may have missed detecting the massive fraud that may have lost as much as $50 billion, The Washington Post reported Thursday. On one occasion in 2004, SEC investigator Genevievette Walker-Lightfoot in the Office...

2008-10-14 12:00:24

Washington, D.C. communications law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP has announced that, effective today, former FCC Commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy, along with Barry J. Ohlson and Natalie G. Roisman, have joined the firm as partners, arriving from the Washington, DC office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, where Ms. Abernathy was a partner, Mr. Ohlson a special counsel and Ms. Roisman a counsel. Ms. Abernathy's arrival represents a homecoming of sorts - she was a partner...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.