EXECUTIVE COUNCIL – November 23, 2020

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EXECUTIVE COUNCIL – November 23, 2020

Meeting Time

[email protected]
Thu, 11/19/2020 – 15:19

Meeting Location

Iowa State Capitol -Teleconference only
1007 East Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50595
United States

Meeting Agenda Document
Meeting Agenda


– Teleconference Only –

Conference Call Phone Number: (866) 685-1580

Conference Code Pin: 0009990993

 10:00 AM

November 23, 2020

  1. Approval of minutes from the meeting held on November 16, 2020

  1. Outside Counsel Page 1

TAB # 1

  1. Payment of Cost Items – Page 1

  1. Outside Counsel
  1. The Department of Justice, Attorney General’s office requests retention of special counsel pursuant to Iowa Code section 13.7 to provide specialized legal services and representation to the Treasurer of State (TOS) with respect to In re Ditech Holding Corp., Case No. 19-10412 (JLG)(SDNY Bankr)(“Ditech Bankruptcy”).

Firm:                      Loeb & Loeb LLP

Attorney:               Marc S. Cohen

10100 Santa Monica Blvd.

Suite 2200

                                    Los Angeles, CA 90067

Rate:                      Fees will range from $775 to $1070 per hour and will be prorated among the States that retain the firm. Fee share for TOS will be capped at $15,000. Fees and associated costs will be paid by TOS from Unclaimed Property funds.

      TAB # 1

  1. Payment of Cost Items
  1. Michael Marquess…….………………..………………………………………………$5,000.00

2183 Docks Drive

Garwin, IA 50632

        Tribal cases when the offenses are committed by non-natives against non-natives (or without a victim) on the Sac and Fox Indian Settlement in Tama County

Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment.  Payment will be made from the General Fund.

  1. Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C…………………………………….$2,320.86

      The Davis Brown Tower

      215 10th Street, Suite 1300

Des Moines, IA 50309-3993

Legal Services to state agencies on issues related to the visa status of prospective state employees

….. Jeffrey S. Thompson, Solicitor General, has reviewed this invoice and recommends payment. Payment will be made from the funds of the Iowa Department of Revenue.

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