The Firm filed a suit in the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, alleging that the Government was unlawfully refusing to search for records related to immunity agreements that it had offered to the client. The Government refused to search for the records on the basis that the search was exempt from disclosure.
The district court rejected the Department of Justice’s categorical refusal to search for responsive records. The court denied the DOJ’s motion for summary judgment and ordered the Government to search for records responsive to the request. Wright v. Department of Justice, 14-558 (D.D.C. 2015).