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Original Steptoe Steps in to Advise 16 Different Schools - In a unique and somewhat unusual arrangement, 16 colleges across the U.S. have all agreed that just one law firm?West Virginia-based Steptoe & Johnson PLLC?will provide legal services to their institutions. Just don?t confuse the firm with its Washington, D.C.-based doppelgänger.
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World's First Publicly Traded Law Firm to Split Its Business - The troubled U.K. business of Australia-based Slater & Gordon, which became the world?s first publicly traded law firm a decade ago, will be divided from its parent into a holding company owned by the indebted firm?s senior lenders.
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Debevoise Picks Up Clifford Chance Insurance Pro - After more than two decades at Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance in London, insurance partner Claire Swirski is heading to Debevoise & Plimpton?s office in the city.
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Law Firm Leader, Are You Protecting Your Firm's Future? - A look at the one leadership trait law firms often fail to look for—the ability to groom the next generation of leaders.
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Federal Judge Sanctions Two California Lawyers in Abortion Videos Case - A federal judge has sanctioned two California lawyers for civil contempt rooted in their roles in posting secretly recorded videos of abortion providers that had been barred from public release by an injunction. Judge William Orrick, however, in his sanctions order, slashed the fees requested by the Morrison & Foerster team that represented the plaintiff, the National Abortion Federation, in the suit.
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Litigators of the Week: Grabbing the Prize After the Prize Fight - Floyd Mayweather?s defeat over Conor McGregor wasn?t the only boxing win worth talking about this past week?lawyers at O?Melveny & Myers scored a total knockout of dozens of class actions brought over a 2015 bout dubbed the ?Fight of the Century.?
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Should a Judge Determine Appeal Taken From His Own Decision? - After Schenectady County Court Judge Matthew Sypniewski was elected to the position in November 2014, he was assigned an appeal for which he had found the defendant, Brian Novak, guilty of all charges when he served as a Schenectady City Court judge. In his capacity as a county court judge, Sypniewski affirmed Novak's conviction.
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Loeb & Loeb's Latest Lateral Hire Has Some College Football History - Trusts and estates litigator Rodney Lee joined Loeb & Loeb?s Los Angeles office last month from a mid-size firm in Beverly Hills. But Lee?s new partners may remember him for making one of the greatest catches in UCLA football history in a game that helped the Bruins defeat archrival USC in 1996.
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Maria Sharapova's Return Has No. 1 Fan in Fox Rothschild Partner - Maria Sharapova will take the court Friday night at the U.S. Open in New York, the latest step in a return to the court for the five-time Grand Slam champion following a 15-month ban for taking the banned substance meldonium. Cheering her on will be Fox Rothschild?s litigation co-chair John Haggerty.
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LA Recruiter Scores Litigation Win Against Manatt Over Laterals - A California jury ordered Manatt, Phelps & Phillips to fork over $335,000 to a legal recruiter who sued the firm alleging it breached an oral contract related to its hires of financial services partners Donna Wilson and John McGuinness in 2013.
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