David Boies

David Boies is Trying to Make His Law Firm Outlive Him – Bloomberg Big Law Business (blog)

One of David Boies’s problems is that he has too many clients. This month, as numerous women emerged and accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault, Boies – once his lawyer – found himself in a jam. “We’ve been conflicted out of that,” said Boies. His firm had represented Weinstein, and Boies said it […]

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Shkreli Lawyer, on Trial Himself, Seeks Distance From Shkreli | Big … – Bloomberg Big Law Business (blog)

By Christie Smythe, Bloomberg News Evan Greebel, a lawyer who once advised Martin Shkreli, went on trial this week on charges that he helped Shkreli defraud the company he founded, Retrophin Inc. Greebel’s first hurdle is to distance himself from Shkreli. In opening statements on Friday, Greebel’s lawyer told jurors that the 44-year-old father of […]

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Crowell Leader Leaves Firm After Being Replaced as Chair | Big … – Bloomberg Big Law Business (blog)

By Elizabeth Olson, Big Law Business Angela B. Styles, the outgoing chair of Washington, D.C.-based Crowell & Moring, didn’t take long to clear out her desk once her colleagues voted her out of the top spot. The phone recording at her office today said she “was no longer associated with the firm,” and her listing […]

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Tribal Lawyer Shops Patent-Shielding Idea to State Universities – Bloomberg Big Law Business (blog)

By Susan Decker, Bloomberg News Despite a federal judge’s skepticism of a drugmaker’s attempt to shield patents by selling them to an Indian tribe, the tribe’s lawyer is inviting other organizations to take advantage of the idea. He’s in talks with some state universities, historically black colleges and other Indian tribes with funding woes that […]

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An explosive ’60 minutes’ investigation prompted a lot of backlash — and it could lead to a law getting repealed – Business Insider

Sen. Orrin Hatch Drew Angerer/Getty Images Following an explosive investigation by the Washington Post and “60 Minutes,” lawmakers are calling for a repeal of a law that passed through Congress with relative ease.  The Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act aimed to improve enforcement around prescription-drug abuse and diversion, but the investigation found that it may have […]

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How Lawyers Protect the Harvey Weinstein in Your Workplace – Bloomberg Big Law Business (blog)

By Rebecca Greenfield, Bloomberg News A first-year associate at a Manhattan law firm brought her complaint of sexual harassment to the managing partner. Her male boss, she said, had told her to take off her clothing. After months during which she continued to work for the same man, she left, signing a nondisclosure agreement in […]

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FTC Official ‘Leery’ of Calls to Revamp Antitrust Law – Bloomberg Big Law Business (blog)

By Liz Crampton, Bloomberg BNA A top Federal Trade Commission official Oct. 17 brushed off a push from consumer advocates to make it easier for the government to go after big companies that disrupt markets like Google Inc. or Facebook Inc. Referring to a populist movement to bolster antitrust laws, Bruce Hoffman, acting director of […]

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SEC Commissioner Nominees Scheduled for Senate Hearing – Bloomberg Big Law Business (blog)

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Changing of the Guard at Crowell & Moring – Bloomberg Big Law Business (blog)

By Elizabeth Olson, Big Law Business  With few women leading American law firms, the early departure of any one of them draws attention. That’s the case with Angela B. Styles, who took the helm of Crowell & Moring LLP in 2015 and will vacate the position of chair in February 2018, the firm has confirmed. […]

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Class Suits Against Shuttered Law School Consolidated – Bloomberg Big Law Business (blog)

By Perry Cooper, Bloomberg BNA  Class actions alleging now-defunct Charlotte School of Law defrauded students by misrepresenting its accreditation status will be combined for pretrial purposes, a federal court said. “It is hard to imagine a group of cases where consolidation of merits discovery would be more appropriate than the actions herein,” Judge Graham C. […]

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