Macedonian Human Rights Movement International Hires Firm to Investigate Legal Action Against Those Attempting to Change Macedonia’s Name

Macedonian Human Rights Movement International has instructed Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A., based in the United States, and Doughty Street Chambers, an international law firm located in London, to advise on lawsuits against individuals and nation-states involved in the changing of Macedonia’s name.

MHRMI has long advocated for the anti-Macedonian name negotiations to end, pointing out that the change of Macedonia’s name is a violation of basic human rights and will destroy the Macedonian ethnicity.

Nancy Hollander (Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward) said: “The name of a country is far more than just its name. It is fundamental to the identity of its people. Therefore, we are investigating all possible legal avenues through the courts of the United States that MHRMI may use in preventing any change to Macedonia’s name.”

Tatyana Eatwell (Doughty Street Chambers) said: “The name of Macedonia is central to the Macedonian people’s identity. The on-going dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the name of the Republic of Macedonia is not a mere technical dispute but has far-reaching implications for the Macedonian people with respect to their ethnic and national identity, and the recognition of the Macedonian language. We are investigating legal avenues within the UN and European human rights frameworks available to MHRMI in their campaign to end the name negotiations.”

Bill Nicholov, President of MHRMI, said: “Macedonians will not allow current politicians to change our age-old name, identity and ethnicity. We expect and demand that the international community aid us in the defence of our most basic of human rights and immediately end the anti-Macedonian name negotiations. Changing the name of an entire ethnic group to appease its oppressors violates every human rights convention that the West claims to hold dear.”

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Firm submits FOIA requests seeking records related to mass shootings in Germany and New Mexico

With the assistance of attorneys at Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A., Claudia Neher, a German attorney based in Siegsdorf, has requested information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to learn whether the massacres in Munich on July 22, 2016, and in New Mexico on December 7, 2017, could have been avoided. The family members of the victims of the attack in Munich are seeking answers from the FBI and the Federal Bavarian Parliament. Those requests can be reviewed here and here.

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Rose McGowan instructs firm to seek justice and accountability for abuse and harassment

Artist, activist and former actress Rose McGowan has instructed Nancy Hollander to help her seek justice and accountability for the abuse and harassment she has suffered from Harvey Weinstein and to work with Doughty Street Chambers, an international law firm located in London, on an international advocacy effort to support women and to work. Ms. Hollander is working with Jennifer Robinson, a Barrister with Doughty Street.

It is now public knowledge that Weinstein employed underhanded tactics to “silence” his victims, including hiring private investigators to collect information about the journalists trying to expose allegations of sexual assault and to “target” those who were speaking out about him. Ms McGowan was targeted by the counter-intelligence companies Psops and Black Cube: she was stalked, had her private accounts hacked, was publicly attacked and ridiculed, and was secretly recorded and exploited by people she confided in, who later turned out to be hired by Weinstein.

Ms. Hollander said: “Rose McGowan is a courageous woman. I am looking forward to helping her continue to be a spokesperson and supporter of others who have suffered as she has in the entertainment industry and elsewhere. With her help, others can find their voices. Together we will make the changes that are necessary so women can finally stand on equal footing with men everywhere.”

Ms. Robinson said: “Rose is a feminist whistle-blower. For speaking out about sexual abuse and harassment in Hollywood, she has faced the kind of harassment I’m used to seeing authoritarian governments use against political dissidents and whistleblowers. Rose faced this treatment because she spoke out about abuse by one powerful man and about the industry which protected him. Mr Weinstein abused his power over many women, which was facilitated for decades by the silence of many. Rose and the women who have spoken out should be celebrated, not persecuted.”

In April Ms McGowan submitted evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee in the UK Parliament for its inquiry into the abuse of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in sexual abuse and harassment cases. Ms Robinson said, “Rose contributed to the Parliamentary Inquiry in the UK to encourage more women to speak out about their experience and to assist with law reform efforts to stop NDAs being abused to silence women and to cover up abuse. We cannot allow there to be any more Weinsteins, anywhere.”

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Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. welcomes H. Jesse Jacobus

Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. is pleased to announce that H. Jesse Jacobus has joined the firm as a partner. Jesse is an experienced trial lawyer, and focuses his practice on tort cases, including matters involving premises liability, civil rights violations, products-related litigation, as well as various other types of personal injury and wrongful death claims. In addition, Jesse also employs his effective and aggressive litigation approach to represent clients in their prosecution of employment suits, including claims of wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, discrimination, whistleblower claims, and retaliation.

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Nancy Hollander to speak at International Women’s Day

Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. attorney Nancy Hollander will be speaking on the Women and National Security Panel at Doughty Street Chambers’ International Women’s Day on March 3, 2018 in London, England.  Hollander, who maintains an active international criminal defense practice, is also an Associate Tenant with Doughty Street Chambers.

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Frank Davis Judges Mock Trial Competition

Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward PA attorney, Frank Davis volunteered to judge students’ presentations during the National Trial College’s Regional Mock Trial Competition on February 8-10, 2018, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This program was established in 1975 to encourage and strengthen students’ advocacy skills through quality competition and valuable interaction with members of the bench and bar.

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David Freedman and Joe Goldberg named in Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year for 2018 in their fields.

Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward PA attorney, David Freedman, was once again named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, 2018, for Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: General Practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward PA attorney, Joe Goldberg, was once again named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, 2018, for Antitrust Litigation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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