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Defense Contractor Wants Afghan Law Applied to Suit in LA--Except for the Flogging Part - At first glance, the complaint looks like your average drunk driving negligence suit. Except defense contracting giant AECOM argues Afghan law should apply. Not the part about flogging the driver or women being unable to testify--just the part about no vicarious liability.
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In Police Department Monitorships, Firms Seek Contentious Work - Squire Patton Boggs won a contract to monitor police reforms in Ferguson, Missouri, a job that promises to be both controversial and not exactly lucrative.
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Weil Loses Another PE Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves - Weil, Gotshal & Manges saw another private equity partner depart; McDermott snagged a labor and employment group from Kaye Scholer; Paul Hastings brought on another IP partner; and other moves throughout The Am Law 200.
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Litigator of the Week: E. Joshua Rosenkranz of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe - How Joshua Rosenkranz guided Microsoft Corp. to victory in a case that raised largely untested questions about the reach of U.S. law enforcement in the age of cloud computing.
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Deal Watch: Big Beer Merger Cleared as Health Insurers Face Off with DOJ - It was a good news/bad news week for companies on the antitrust front.
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Practice Mix at Seattle Firm Straddles Bernie Sanders, 50 Cent and Pot Law - Seattle's Garvey Schubert Barer announced a new chair this week. The firm's unusual mix of clients, which include marijuana companies, celebrities and Bernie Sanders, has boosted its exposure recently.
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Defense Contractor Wants Afghan Law Applied to Suit in LA--Well, Except for the Flogging Part - At first glance, the complaint looks like your average drunk driving negligence suit. Except defense contracting giant AECOM argues Afghan law should apply. Not the part about flogging the driver or women being unable to testify--just the part about no vicarious liability.
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How a MoFo Partner?s Pro Bono Murder Case Became Headline News--And His Client Went Free - Morrison & Foerster partner Carl ?Chip? Loewenson Jr. worked for more than a decade to free Richard Rosario, who was serving a 25-to-life sentence for murder. How the case played out is a template for effectively using publicity, though on a scale that most lawyers can only dream of.
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Donald Trump, Guns and Leadership - Branding with catch-phrases is easy; reconciling their contradictory messages is impossible.
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Lateral Misfire Leads to King & Spalding for Vinson Partner - Houston capital markets and M&A lawyer Jeff Malonson was left in limbo early this year, when a planned move from Vinson & Elkins to Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett fizzled after another partner backed out.
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O'Melveny's Culvahouse Plans to Stay With Trump Campaign After VP Vetting - Arthur Culvahouse Jr., a longtime Washington Republican insider who initially backed Jeb Bush, said Thursday that he plans to stick with the Donald Trump campaign after helping to vet the candidate's picks for vice president.
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In Parent-Trigger School Fight, Kirkland Lawyers Get an A+ - Working pro bono, Kirkland & Ellis lawyers won another round in a long and controversial fight involving the so-called parent-trigger movement, which gives parents the power to force change at failing public schools.
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