Courtesy of Energy Policy Advocates, we see the plaintiff’s “climate nuisance” law firm Sher Edling, LLP was toiling on behalf of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison surprisingly early, working the media to roll out Ellison’s lawsuit against the American Petroleum Institute, ExxonMobil, Koch Industries and others (covered by CLW here).
Here we see the firm’s media touts on the job in June 2020, a week before Ellison’s suit was filed, not by the outside firm but by two lawyers provided him for the purpose by billionaire climate activist Michael Bloomberg.
Related, Energy Policy Advocates also recently obtained Ellison’s request for approval of his contract with the firm, submitted a couple months later
…rather its proposed contract, struck after some tough haggling apparently while the firm was kindly providing pro bono public relations services,
which contract was indeed approved in late September.
OAG publicly acknowledged the relationship when one of the Bloomberg attorneys moved to formally enter the firm on the case three months after that, in December.