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Deal Watch: Skadden Celebrates Holiday Weekend Atop M&A League Tables - M&A league tables for the first half of 2015 compiled by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters show Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom leading the pack among legal advisers, while several other Am Law 100 firms prepare to fete the Fourth of July with some insurance-related transactional work.
M&A league tables for the first half of 2015 compiled by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters show Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom leading the pack among legal...
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Litigator of the Week: Neal Katyal of Hogal Lovells - Katyal won an important victory for employers when the Second Circuit adopted a more employer-friendly test to determine when interns need to be paid.
Katyal won an important victory for employers when the Second Circuit adopted a more employer-friendly test to determine when interns need to be paid.
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Lawyers in Dewey Trial Spar Over What Constitutes Proper Accounting - Defense counsel in the trial of three ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf executives pressed their argument Thursday that many of the accounting adjustments made by former firm employees were appropriate. The prosecution has sought to portray those adjustments as acts of fraud.
Defense counsel in the trial of three ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf executives pressed their argument Thursday that many of the accounting adjustments made by former fi...
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Partner Pay Spreads: Minding the Gap - Wondering how many multiples of your pay your fellow partners may be earning? Indulge your insecurities with this handy interactive chart.
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Dewey Defense Argues Accounting Adjustments Were Proper - A former Dewey & LeBoeuf budget director cooperating with the New York County District Attorney?s Office in its prosecution of three former firm leaders conceded during cross-examination Wednesday that some accounting adjustments are legitimate.
A former Dewey & LeBoeuf budget director cooperating with the New York County District Attorney’s Office in its prosecution of three former firm leaders conc...
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Citibank Can't Dodge Long-Running Forex Fraud Suit - More than a dozen years after Allfirst Bank discovered $691 million fraud by foreign exchange trader John Rusnak, Citibank NA faces a potential trial in Manhattan on claims that it aided Rusnak's scheme.
More than a dozen years after Allfirst Bank discovered $691 million fraud by foreign exchange trader John Rusnak, Citibank NA faces a potential trial in Manh...
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United Can Be Sued by Employee Who Got Death Threats - An African-American flight attendant for United Air Lines who received anonymous death threats on the job can proceed with her hostile work environment against the airlines, now that the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has vacated a lower court ruling.
An African-American flight attendant for United Air Lines who received anonymous death threats on the job can proceed with her hostile work environment again...
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Jobs Report: Legal Services Industry Takes a Hit - The Labor Department?s June jobs report showed that the legal services industry lost 800 jobs, more than erasing the meager gains that the industry enjoyed in May.
The Labor Department’s June jobs report showed that the legal services industry lost 800 jobs, more than erasing the meager gains that the industry enjoyed i...
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Pillsbury Chair Takes Stock After Departures - Pillsbury chair Jim Rishwain answered our questions about a spate of recent partner defections, the firm?s merger outlook, and the search for his eventual replacement.
Pillsbury chair Jim Rishwain answered our questions about a spate of recent partner defections, the firm’s merger outlook, and the search for his eventual re...
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Goodwin Procter Leader Says Firm Committed to Diversity, Growth - Three months after Goodwin Procter said it would slash 2 percent of its workforce, the Boston-based Am Law 100 announced three private equity hires Wednesday in its hometown and London. The Am Law Daily caught up with chairman David Hashmall to discuss his plans for Goodwin Procter as he approaches the end of his first year as leader.
Three months after Goodwin Procter said it would slash 2 percent of its workforce, the Boston-based Am Law 100 announced three private equity hires Wednesday...
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Cablevision Wins Delaware Ruling on Executive Pay - Vice Chancellor John Noble implied he was troubled by some pay decisions at Cablevision, but deferred to the company's compensation committee.
Vice Chancellor John Noble implied he was troubled by some pay decisions at Cablevision, but deferred to the company's compensation committee.
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Dentons' Eye Still Wandering as McKenna Long Ties the Knot - With Dentons' merger with McKenna Long & Aldridge becoming official on Wednesday, we asked the firm's leaders about the impending combination with China's Dacheng—and what other global tie-ups may be in store.
With Dentons' merger with McKenna Long & Aldridge becoming official on Wednesday, we asked the firm's leaders about the impending combination with China's Da...
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