Links for the Times for July 25: Meet Rick Scott's lawyer, law firm's strategy raises issues
Meet the people who influence Florida's governor:
Charles Trippe, Scott's general counsel. Formerly general counsel for litigation at CSX, Trippe is busy as lawsuits against the governor pile up.
Mary Anne Carter, Scott's chief policy adviser. This Tennessee resident was the most powerful staffer in the state's most important political office. (Her resignation was effective June 30.)
Brian Burgess, Scott's chief communications adviser. The brash spokesman's "Twitter wars" have made him a lightning rod for criticism.
Hayden Dempsey, Scott's top lobbyist. In this team of outsiders, he represents a crucial link to the inner workings of Tallahassee politics.
Enu Mainigi, Scott's confidante. Few have better access than this Washington, D.C.-based lawyer, Scott's longtime legal adviser who shaped his administration and influences his decisions.
Tony Fabrizio, Scott's pollster. Has a knack for reading the so-called cross tabs of polls to identify what's important to voters and how to persuade them.
Raising ethical issues: A law firm's approach to helping mortgage holders fight banks has drawn warnings.
* See a sample retainer contract for Ramba Law Group's mass joinder lawsuits.
* See a direct mail ad sent by Kramer's office, soliciting clients for mass joinder actions.
* Watch videos of attorney Philip A. Kramer discussing mass joinder litigation against the banks.