Moved by Treasurer Fitzgerald and seconded by Secretary Northey that the Council approve the requests from the Department of Justice, Attorney General’s office as follows:
A. Retention of special counsel to provide legal services for the State Treasurer’s Office, Unclaimed Property Division in regard to probate issues in connection with the disposition of unclaimed property. Attorney fees and costs will be paid from the Unclaimed Property Fund.
Firm: Wandro & Associates, P.C.
501 Grand Avenue, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50312
B. Retention of special counsel to represent Iowa Public Television (“IPTV”) in matters before the Federal Communications Commission. Attorney fees and costs will be paid from the funds of IPTV.
Firm: Gray Miller Persh, LLP
1200 New Hampshire Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
C. Retention of outside counsel pursuant to Iowa Code Section 13.3 (1) to represent the State and State Agencies in AFSCME Council 61 v. State of Iowa, civil case number CVCV053572.
Firm: Belin McCormick
Des Moines, IA 50309
The vote: Ayes: Secretary Pate