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File #: RES 19-1005    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/12/2019
Title: Authorizing the appointment of Briggs and Morgan, P.A. as outside counsel and authorizing the appropriate City officials to enter into an agreement.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Engagement Letter to Lyndsey Olson City Attorney City of St. Paul re_ Clark v. City of St. Paul

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Authorizing the appointment of Briggs and Morgan, P.A. as outside counsel and authorizing the appropriate City officials to enter into an agreement.

 

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WHEREAS, Saint Paul City Charter § 5.02 permits the City, upon recommendation of the City Attorney and in the case of special or unusual circumstances, to appoint outside counsel to represent the City; and

 

WHEREAS, The City Attorney recommends that such special or unusual circumstances exist in that the City is in need of highly specialized expertise in appellate advocacy and recommends that Briggs and Morgan, P.A. be appointed outside counsel; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul does hereby appoint, upon request of the City Attorney to obtain highly specialized expertise in appellate advocacy, the firm of Briggs and Morgan, P.A. under the direction of attorney Samuel Hanson as special counsel representing the City of Saint Paul in the matter of Bruce Clark, et al v. City of Saint Paul, due to its complexity and time demands, and be it

 

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the appropraite City officials are authorized to enter into an agreement to retain counsel provided that the compensation to be paid for the services of said special counsel are in accordance with the City Attorney Fee Policy established for the appointments of all such special counsel now and in the future, and the total fees to be paid to said special counsel shall be in accord with such policy, will not exceed $150,000, shall be reasonable and shall be consistent with the factors listed in Rule 1.5 of the Rules of Professional Conduct.

 

 

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