Quoted from Inside:
Holy shit. Robert hired a really expensive lawyer.
Jay previously served as Counsel to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence at the U.S. House of Representatives, where he led oversight of covert actions and various intelligence gathering programs. Jay also served as the Legislative Director and Counsel to Congresswoman Jane Harman, providing policy advice and drafting legislation regarding national security, defense, homeland security, and energy issues, among others.
Prior to his time on Capitol Hill, Jay was an associate at Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles, California, where he handled complex litigation matters regarding intellectual property, corporate securities, and contract disputes for clients in the entertainment, media, and technology industries.
Jay received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2000, and was a Primary Editor of the Harvard Law Review. He received his B.S. in Economics, magna cum laude, from Virginia Tech in 1997, and was Student Body President.
Super Lawyers’ 2021 Texas Rising Stars Recipient – Only a few attorneys from each state are selected to Super Lawyers designation for any given year. The multi-factor selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and evaluations, as well as professional achievement in legal practice.
Jay Hulings, Esquire, RM's counsel, has legitimately impressive credentials. However, his Super Lawyers selection is a "fluff" accolade.
He ought to remove it from his biography because, in the legal community, it actually detracts from and diminishes his otherwise meaningful academic and professional accomplishments.
In my opinion, nobody in the legal community takes Super Lawyers or similar "top lawyer" magazine awards seriously. Because of their dubious selection formulas and business models, designed to sell advertisements and ego-plaques to impress unsophisticated potential clients, NJ and other courts have stringent rules and disclaimers about including such accolades in attorney biographies.
For that reason, my firm disallows listing them in attorney bios. At least RM is smart enough to have passed on hiring a fellow St. Mary's University Law School graduate. I've got to give him credit for that level of self-awareness. Surely he knows just how serious is the SEC complaint and the implications thereof, especially the foreboding paragraph #49.