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READ: DOJ Memo Defends Trump's Refusal to Release Tax Returns

Fri, 2019-06-14 17:50

Steven Engel, head of DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel, said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin "quite reasonably, concluded that Chairman [Richard] Neal had not articulated the real reason for his request."

         

NY AG Moves to Block Adoption of Trump Administration 'Conscience Rule'

Fri, 2019-06-14 16:54

The rule, which is set to go into effect next month, is already the subject of several lawsuits, including one from James that claimed the change would lead to discriminatory practices among health care providers.

         

As Cyberattacks on Business Grow, General Counsel Are 'Thirsty' for More Details

Fri, 2019-06-14 16:39

The rate of cyber-related suspicious activity reports has grown to nearly 80,000 per year, according to the director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network in the U.S. Treasury Department. That number includes 13,500 reports per year on suspicious business email alone, up 95% from 2016.

         

Small North Texas Firm Wins Auction for Lee Sculpture in Dallas

Fri, 2019-06-14 16:16

It's unclear whether Holmes Firm bid $1.435 million on the sculpture for itself or on behalf of a client.

         

Canadian Mining Company Hires First General Counsel

Fri, 2019-06-14 16:06

Steve Boucratie was named vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Montreal-based Champion Iron.

         

US Appeals Court Takes Fresh Look at Mandatory Bar Fees in Wake of 'Janus'

Fri, 2019-06-14 15:08

A key question was whether the "Janus" ruling involving labor unions applies to a case involving bar membership and dues.

         

Trump's 'Character and Fitness' Is Questioned in Hotel Liquor-License Case

Fri, 2019-06-14 15:00

"The board correctly rejected Trump's attempt to silence the public and to be held above the law," said a lawyer for the DC residents who are opposing the renewal of the license at Trump's hotel in downtown.

         

Tiger Cub Follows Kavanaugh

Fri, 2019-06-14 14:53

Bingo! Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld is off to the high court!

         

University of San Francisco Interim Law Dean Gets a Job Upgrade

Fri, 2019-06-14 14:07

Susan Freiwald on July 1 will become the first woman to lead the institution on a permanent basis. She has been interim dean for the past year.

         

Want to Be Happy? There's an App for That

Fri, 2019-06-14 13:56

A Big Law refugee has created an app to bring compassion to law firms.

         

'We're All Individuals!' Big-Law Branding in a Cookie-Cutter World

Fri, 2019-06-14 13:35

How does one big law firm distinguish itself from the rest? Branding pro Siobhan Burns at Clarity in New York has worked with some of the biggest in Big Law to help create brands that convey individuality, in an industry rife with look-alikes.

         

Lawyers in Opioid MDL Seek Nationwide Class Certification for Potential Settlement

Fri, 2019-06-14 13:16

The motion sets up an unprecedented "negotiation class" of 24,500 cities, counties and other small governments that want to resolve claims over the opioid crisis.

         

DC Circuit Rejects Trump's Blanket Ban on Immigrant Minors' Abortions

Fri, 2019-06-14 11:38

The U.S. government's position could not "be squared" with U.S. Supreme Court decisions, according to panel members judges Sri Srinivasan, Robert Wilkins and Laurence Silberman.

         

DLA Piper Recruits 5-Partner M&A Team in Melbourne From Norton Rose Fulbright

Fri, 2019-06-14 11:32

Australia corporate and M&A practice co-head Shane Bilardi will join DLA Piper together with partners James Stewart, Jyoti Singh, Chris Mitchell and Andrew Fisken.

         

As Merger Talks Continue, O'Melveny London Partner Leaves For Akin

Fri, 2019-06-14 10:23

John Daghlian is the fourth funds partner to leave the firm in recent months as merger talks with A&O continue.

         

Hated Lawyer, Biased Lawyers, Startup Fun: What You Said

Fri, 2019-06-14 06:30

A Connecticut lawyer is taking heat in the form of caustic emails over his representation of a client accused of something awful. In one of the standout

         

Moonlighting, Subordinate Sexism, Boies Bosses: The Morning Minute

Fri, 2019-06-14 06:00

Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

Boies Schiller Shakes Up Leadership of Major US Offices

Fri, 2019-06-14 05:00

Management committee member Damien Marshall said new appointments in New York, Washington, L.A., Oakland and Albany are a further step in the “continuing transition of the firm's management and leadership.

         

Greenberg Traurig Opens Nashville Office With Tennessee State Insurance Commissioner

Thu, 2019-06-13 21:39

Julie McPeak was first appointed as the Tennessee insurance commissioner in 2011 and was reappointed by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee in January.

         

The Law Firm Disrupted: Like Uber, But For

Thu, 2019-06-13 21:00

Greenberg Traurig's new venture, Recurve, is definitely worth watching. But is it groundbreaking?

         

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