Gov. Tim Kaine and Attorney General Bob McDonnell announced yesterday that they have agreed to have an outside law firm advise the special review panel studying the Virginia Tech shootings.
Spokesmen for the two officials said that the AG’s office has been advising the panel, but it also has been providing counsel to Virginia Tech and the state police. Since the review panel is independent, it made sense for the group to have outside counsel, they said.
Two partners from the DC office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP – Richard Brusca and Amy Sabrin — will be the lead partners for the project, which Skadden, Arps will handle work on a pro bono basis, according to The Associated Press.