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LibbyHoopes partner Frank Libby was interviewed in the "Esq." section of the July 23 issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. He discussed a range of issues relating to a suit against the FBI that he filed on behalf of the family of Oklahoma businessman Roger Wheeler, Chairman and CEO of Telex Corp. and owner of World Jai Alai, murdered allegedly at the behest of James "Whitey" Bulger, Boston gangster and "Most-Wanted" fugitive. The firm also represents Stephen Rakes, whose South Boston liquor store was extorted from him by the Bulger gang.
LibbyHoopes teamed with Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations and the Law & Psychiatry Service of the Massachusetts General Hospital to give a series of informative seminars to business professionals on the complex problem of Workplace Violence. In 2001 and 2002 seminars on this topic were provided to the Massachusetts Bankers Association, the New England Corporate Counsel Association, the Building Owners and Managers Association, the High Technology Institute, the Northeastern University College of Criminal Justice, and the Boston Bar Association.
Additionally, LibbyHoopes Associate Doug Brooks, along with Lawrence Curran of Pinkerton, co-authored an article entitled "Workplace Violence: Lessons Learned from Wakefield" in the May 14th 2001 issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. An analysis of the many legal and other factors that employers must consider when addressing the potential for employee violence, the article details the range of actions necessary for an effective response to such a tragic occurrence.