Securities and Exchange Commission v. Nadel et al
MOTION for Mark A. Platt to appear pro hac vice by Van Operating, Ltd.. (Colton, Roberta)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE
ARTHUR NADEL, SCOOP CAPITAL,
LLC, et al.,
CASE NO. 8:09-CV-87-T-26TMB
MOTION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE AND
DESIGNATION AND CONSENT TO ACT AS LOCAL COUNSEL
Van Operating, Ltd. (“Van”), hereby requests entry of an Order allowing Mark A. Platt
(“Movant”) of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP to appear pro hac vice as counsel for Van. In support
thereof, Movant states as follows:
Movant is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas and with the
Supreme Court of Texas; Third Circuit Court of Appeals; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; Sixth
Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western
Districts of Texas; and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.
Movant is not a resident of the State of Florida and does not maintain a regular
practice of law before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Movant has contemporaneously completed and sent to the Clerk the Special
Admission Attorney Certification and paid the applicable fee.
For purposes of this case, and in compliance with Local Rule 2.02, the following
attorneys and/or law firm is designated to act as local counsel in this case: Roberta A. Colton,
Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O’Neill & Mullis, P.A., 101 E. Kennedy Boulevard,
Suite 2700, Tampa, Florida 33602, telephone: 813-223-7474, facsimile: 813-229-6553, email:
Consent to Act as Local Counsel
I, Roberta A. Colton, an attorney qualified to practice in this Court, consent to
designation as the local attorney for Mark A. Platt of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP pursuant to
Local Rule 2.02, and agree to serve as designee with whom the Court and opposing counsel may
readily communicate regarding the conduct of this case and any related proceedings, and upon
whom papers shall be served.
In accordance with Local Rule 3.01(g), Roberta A. Colton certifies that she has conferred
with counsel for the Receiver, Gianluca Morello, and that counsel does not object to the relief
sought by this motion.
WHEREFORE, Movant respectfully requests that this Honorable Court grant its motion
to admit Mark A. Platt pro hac vice and designate Roberta A. Colton of the law firm of Trenam,
Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O’Neill & Mullis, P.A. as local counsel.
Dated: June 19, 2013
/s/ Roberta A. Colton
ROBERTA A. COLTON
Florida Bar No. 0371289
TRENAM, KEMKER, SCHARF, BARKIN,
FRYE, O’NEILL & MULLIS, P.A.
Suite 2700, Bank of America Plaza
101 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33602
Telephone: (813) 223-7474
Facsimile: (813) 229-6553
- AND Mark A. Platt
Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
Texas State Bar No. 00791453
2200 Ross Ave., Ste. 2800
Dallas, Texas 75201
Telephone: (214) 855-8000
Facsimile: (214) 855-8200
ATTORNEYS FOR VAN OPERATING, LTD.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
This certifies that on June 19, 2013, a true and correct copy of the foregoing was served
through the Court’s CM/ECF system on those parties that have consented to such service.
/s/ Roberta A. Colton
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