As The Oregonian and other media reported recently, HLGR attorneys, Bill Gary and Dave Frohnmayer, successfully worked to exonerate their client, Mark Long, in a dramatic turn of events that has received ongoing media coverage. Mark Long, interim director of the state’s Energy Department, and three other state workers were threatened with criminal charges and possible jail time by state criminal investigators in relation to the award of a state contract. As a result of HLGR’s efforts, the four Energy Department workers, including Mark Long, were exonerated. Additionally, the Attorney General asked the Chief Counsel for the Criminal Justice Division of the Oregon Department of Justice to resign as a result of wrongdoing related to the investigation. “I think it’s a good thing for the state of Oregon,” Sharon Rudnick–HLGR partner and one of Mark Long’s attorneys–was quoted as saying of the outcome.