GHEBREYESUS et al v. FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA et al, No. 2:2022cv01717 - Document 51 (D. Nev. 2022)

Court Description: ORDER Granting 50 Verified Petition for Permission to Practice Pro Hac Vice by Russell A. Bikoff and approving Designation of Local Counsel James A. Beckstrom. Signed by Judge Richard F. Boulware, II on 11/16/2022. Any Attorney not yet registered with the Court's e-filng system shall register on the PACER website (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - TRW)
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GHEBREYESUS et al v. FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA et al Doc. 51 Case 2:22-cv-01717-RFB-EJY Document 51 Filed 11/16/22 Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEVADA 6 7 8 9 GHEBR EYESUS, et al 10 11 12 13 14 Plaintiff(s), vs. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) i FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA, et al ) ) Defendant(s). ) Case #2:22-cv-01717-RFB-EJY VERIFIED PETITION FOR PERMISSION TO PRACTICE IN THIS CASE ONLY BY ATTORNEY NOT ADMITTED TO THE BAR OF THIS COURT AND DESIGNATION OF LOCAL COUNSEL FILING FEE I S $250. 00 15 16 17 18 __ R_u_ss_e_ll A_.Bik_o_ff___, Petitioner, respectfully represents to the Court: -=- --= ,....,. ....,.. ____,.. (name of petitioner) 1. R ussell A. Bikoff, Attorney and Counselor at Law (finn name) 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 That Petitioner is an attorney at law and a member ofthe law firm of with offices at 1620 L St., NW Ste. 610 __________________________ (street address) _.. Washington (city) (202) 466-8270 (area code+ telephone number) 2. District ofColumbia (state) 20036 (zip code) (Email address) That Peritioner has been retained personally or as a member ofthe law firm by Brook Bekele [client(s)] to provide legal representation in connection with the above-entitled case now pending before this Court. Rev. 5/16 Case 2:22-cv-01717-RFB-EJY Document 51 Filed 11/16/22 Page 2 of 7 2 February 2, 1987 Petitioner has been and presently is a (date) District of Columbia member in good standing of the bar of the highest Court of the State of 3 where Petitioner regularly practices law. Petitioner shall attach a certificate from the state bar or 4 from the clerk of the supreme court or highest admitting court of each state, territory, or insular 5 possession of the United States in which the applicant has been admitted to practice law certifying 6 the applicant's membership therein is in good standing. 1 7 3. That since (state) 4. That Petitioner was admitted to practice before the following United States District 8 Courts, United States Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court of the United States and Courts 9 of other States on the dates indicated for each, and that Petitioner is presently a member in good 10 standing of the bars of said Courts. 11 Court Date Admitted 12 U.S. Supreme Court April 15, 1980 NA 13 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Cir. October 19, 1981 NA 14 U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Cir. January 17, 2006 DC 407397 15 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Cir. July 8, 2014 VA 88267 16 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY January 9, 1979 NA 17 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of VA January 23, 2015 VA 88267 18 U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia May 2, 2005 DC 407397 19 20 21 22 23 5. Bar Number That there are or have been no disciplinary proceedings instituted against petitioner, nor any suspension of any license, certificate or privilege to appear before any judicial, regulatory or administrative body, or any resignation or termination in order to avoid disciplinary or disbarment proceedings, except as described in detail below: one 24 25 26 27 28 2 Rev. 5/16 Case 2:22-cv-01717-RFB-EJY Document 51 Filed 11/16/22 Page 3 of 7 6. I That Petitioner has never been denied admission to the State Bar of Nevada. (Give 2 particulars if ever denied admission): 3 None 4 5 6 7 7. That Petitioner is a member of good standing in the following Bar Associations. D.C. Bar, Virginia State Bar 8 9 10 8. Petitioner has filed application(s) to appear as counsel under Local Rule IA 11-2 II (fonnerly LR IA 10-2) during 12 Date of Application the past three (3) years in the following matters: (State "none" ifno applications.) Cause Title of Court Administrative Body . or Arbitrator 13 14 Was Application Granted or Denied None 15 16 17 18 19 20 (If necessary, please attach a statement of additional applications) 9. Petitioner consents to the jurisdiction of the courts and disciplinary boards of the 21 State of Nevada with respect to the law of this state governing the conduct of attorneys to the same 22 extent as a member of the State Bar of Nevada. 23 24 25 26 10. Petitioner agrees to comply with the standards of professional conduct required of the members of the bar of this court. 11. Petitioner has disclosed in writing to the client that the applicant is not admitted to practice in this jurisdiction and that the client has consented to such representation. 27 28 3 Rev. 5/16 Case 2:22-cv-01717-RFB-EJY Document 51 Filed 11/16/22 Page 4 of 7 That Petitioner respectfully prays that Petitioner be admitted to practice before this Court 2 FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS CASE ONLY. 3 4 5 6 Virginia STA TE OF ------''------ ) ) Fairfax COUNTY OF -------) Russell A. Bikoff Petitioner, being first duly sworn, deposes and says: ---------- 7 8 That the foregoing statements are true. 9 10 1I 12 13 14 Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9 day of >JrNI IYlb ( 12.___ 4 ,, -=ofourt ..- v(__ or /,-Clerk j, -+ f,1-,"Public ,--7?/2Notary IBRAHIM H AMMAR Commonwealth of Virginia Notary Public Commission No. 7066494 My Commission Expires 06/30/202 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 DESIGNATION OF RESIDENT ATTORNEY ADMlTTED TO THE BAR OF THIS COURT AND CONSENT THERETO. Pursuant to the requirements of the Local Rules of Practice for this Court, the Petitioner James A. Beckstrom, Esq. - believes it to be in the best interests of the client(s) to designate------,------,,-,----,---,-,-(name of local counsel) Attorney at Law, member of the State of Nevada and previously admitted to practice before the above-entitled Court as associate resident counsel in this action. The address and email address of said designated Nevada counsel is: 400 S. 4th Street, Suite 650 (street address) Las Vegas (city) 725-300-0599 (area code+ telephone number) NV (state) 89101 (zip code) (Email address) 4 Rev. 5/16 Case 2:22-cv-01717-RFB-EJY Document 51 Filed 11/16/22 Page 5 of 7 Defendant 16th day of November, 2022. Case 2:22-cv-01717-RFB-EJY Document 51 Filed 11/16/22 Page 6 of 7 On hchulj.o/.JUI.IU ..-1. C.-ISTIU.0. Clerk <1(1/ic Dis1riu o/Co/11111hia Co11r1 r4AJJpeuls, 1!,c Di.l'/ricl o/ ( 'o/11111hia liar docs hcrehy r·ertif.i · thcl/ Russell Bikoff· 11•,1s c/11/p quulijicd and od111illed 011 l'i!hrumy 2, /9i'J7 as llll ll/lVrll('.l' ,md co1111selor e11/itled /0 prac1ice hejhre this ( 'ourt: and is. 1111 rhe dale indicmed he/ow. an rlui1•e 111e111her in good s1umli11g of this Bar. In Testimony 1-VltereoJ; I lll11'e ltere1111w subscribed my nt1111e 1111c/ a.ffixe,I the seul of tl1is Court ,11 rite City of Washington, D. C.:, 011 October 24. 2IJ22. , JULIO A. CASTILLO Clerk of the Court n,,\ id ("Im /Jin•<:tur. .,\4emh,·,: -/1i11 I J1,\tdf'I rfColumbh1 Bar :.\lfcmb,•rshit' f'or q111.'\tions or n111cN11s, 11le11.\/' co11111c1 the D. C. Bar Jfemh,irshi11 ()_flice 111 202-626-3475 or email 11wmlierservice.1(a'; Case 2:22-cv-01717-RFB-EJY Document 51 Filed 11/16/22 Page 7 of 7 VIRGINIA STATE BAR CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT RUSSELL ALAN BIKOFF IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR IN GOOD STANDING. MR. BIKOFF WAS LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN VIRGINIA ON JANUARY 6, 2015, AFTER ADMISSION ON MOTION THROUGH THE SUPREME COURT OF VIRGINIA. Issued October 27, 2022 l v vrrz % Da Vida M. Davis Director of Regulatory Compliance \: 'I • 7, ,1·1
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