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Curtis Partners Help Secure Release of Israeli Spy - For 15 years Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle litigation partners Eliot Lauer and Jacques Semmelman sought the release of Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst who served 29 years in prison after he admitted to slipping secrets to Israeli officials. On Tuesday, the Curtis litigators learned Pollard would be freed on parole before the end of the year.
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Two Suits Entwine Teva-Allergan-Mylan Pharma M&A Nexus - Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical announced its $40.5 billion buy of Allergan?s generics business this week, a move that saw the acquirer drop its hostile bid for Mylan NV, which it had pursued since April. While that cooled off a heated takeover battle, Mylan remains embroiled in a pair of suits, including a putative shareholder class action and another case against Teva?s ex-corporate lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis.
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K&L Gates Adds Two Amid Departure Wave, Plus More Lateral Moves - K&L Gates, which has watched more than 90 partners depart this year, saw another handful leave within the past week; Morrison & Foerster picks up an Asian litigation leader; O'Melveny & Myers adds one in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
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?Best Firms? Report Shows Top 50 Firms for Women - A select group of Am Law 200 firms are among those touted by Working Mother magazine and consulting firm Flex-Time Lawyers for their annual look at the 50 best firms for women, based on metrics like family-friendly policies and percentage of female partners.
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Hausfeld Spars With Former Partners in Forex Litigation - Michael Hausfeld and his former partners from big plaintiffs firm Cohen Milstein vie for lead roles in antitrust litigation filed against a bevy of big banks for manipulating foreign exchange rates.
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Baker Bags Two Amid Belfast Opening, Plus More Lateral Moves - Baker & McKenzie opens a back-office outpost in Northern Ireland while making a high-profile addition in London; a bevy of moves at Buchanan Ingersoll; Stroock raids Squire Patton Boggs; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
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Chicago?s Freeborn & Peters Snags Fast-Moving Lateral - Darren VanPuymbrouck spent nearly 26 years at Schiff Hardin before joining Barnes & Thornburg a year ago this week. Since then, the Chicago litigator has been on the move two more times, most recently joining Freeborn & Peters this month to head its fire and explosion response and litigation task force.
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ABA Task Force Report Dodges Student Debt Reform - The ABA's task force on law school financing was convened to push much-needed student loan reforms. Instead it concluded that everything is fine.
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Davies Ward Wins Big for Female Sprinter Banned For High Testosterone - Canada?s Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg scored a victory this week for pro bono client Dutee Chand, a female sprinter from India and Olympic hopeful previously banned from competition due to high levels of naturally occurring testosterone.
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Katten Partner Takes Stand at Dewey & LeBoeuf Criminal Trial - Howard Schickler, a former structured finance partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf, said he left the firm in late 2010 for Katten Muchin Rosenman with 12 other lawyers because he did not receive the compensation he was promised.
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Morgan Lewis Partner Leaves Litigation For Life of the Oenophile - After almost 16 years at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, former litigation partner Victoria Miller has taken her talents elsewhere, having left the firm earlier this year to focus on operating her own wine tasting company.
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ABA Should Just Say No to Student Debt Report - A plea to the organization that considers itself the nation's foremost organization for attorneys.
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The National Law Journal provides timely legal information of national importance to attorneys that other publications don't, including:

  • Federal Circuit Court Decisions. The Circuit court is the appellate level of the federal court system. Decisions of the 11 circuits and the D.C.circuit often become the law of the land and can be cited by attorneys throughout the nation. A decision in one circuit may be cited by attorneys arguing a case in a different circuit completely across the country.

  • Verdicts. Hand picked verdicts of national consequence appear weekly in The National Law Journal. Attorneys throughout the country are informed through our verdicts page of the year's Top 10 verdicts as well as unique and important verdicts that cross state boundaries.

  • Practitioners Columns. Each week, The National Law Journal features in-depth analyses of critical issues affecting today's legal profession from well known practioners. 

  • Coverage of legislative issues. The National Law Journal features experts' interpretations of how laws affect business and the courts so that attorneys in law firms and in house counsel are kept well informed.

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