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MacEwen: Weil Gotshal Layoffs Start of Wave  [Video]

June 27 (Bloomberg Law) -- Weil, Gotshal & Manges' announcement this week it is firing 60 associates and 110 support staffers, and cutting the pay of about 30 partners, is the start of a wave of such downsizings, according to...more

Ex-Kirkland Partner: Rainmakers Are Paid Too Much [Video]

May 30 (Bloomberg Law) -- The spread between the highest- and lowest-paid equity partners at the nation's biggest firms has grown too large, according to Steven J. Harper, an adjunct professor at Northwestern University...more

Why Should an Investor or Business Conduct an Asset Search?

If used properly and if conducted by a reputable asset search company, asset searches can be used as a valuable pre-investment tool for an investor, partnership, joint venture or other business entity before entering into a...more

ROBO-LITIGATION Re: Attorney Misconduct at Foreclosure Mills

ROBO-LITIGATION Re: Attorney Misconduct at Foreclosure Mills The scale of attorney malfeasance in connection with the foreclosure crisis is enormous. Whether attorneys knowingly filed false documents or simply failed to...more

Deloitte: Turnarounds and Democracy Don't Mix  [Video]

April 26 (Bloomberg Law) -- William Snyder, co-head of the corporate restructuring group at Deloitte, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about a new survey his group conducted on executive management during corporate...more

Zimmermann: Up to 20% of AmLaw 200 "Badly Weakened"  [Video]

April 25 (Bloomberg Law) -- A substantial percentage of the nation's largest law firms enter the sixth year of the Great Recession "badly weakened," and more firms are expected to fail, according to law firm consultant Kent...more

Baseball Analogy Catches Differences in Private Equity and Venture Capital Investment Theories [Video]

Scott Joachim, chair of Fenwick’s Private Equity Group, discusses the different vehicles through which limited partnerships (LPs) diversify their investments across venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) funds. Baseball...more

Consultant: Law Firm Revenues & Profits Dropping, Layoffs Ahead [Video]

Sept. 5 (Bloomberg Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant to law firms for the Zeughauser Group, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the prospects for the legal services industry in 2013. Kent says that law firms have...more

Some Musings on Dewey LeBoeuf

The Bankruptcy Filing of Dewey & Leboeuf Well, it's happened again: with its May 28 bankruptcy filing (the largest for any law firm in U.S. history), Dewey & LeBoeuf has gone the way of Howrey, Thelen Reid, Heller...more

Corporate Counsel: How to Stop Bluster, Boilerplate and BS in RFP Responses

We’re seeing huge increases in the number of RFPs corporate legal departments are issuing to try to get the best law firms, lawyers and service. But we’re not seeing huge increases in the quality or effectiveness of those...more

What is the Fair Market Value of a Full Service Commercial Law Firm?

Ever wonder what your law firm is worth? Here’s a shocker: Nothing, zero, zilch, nada. While law firms around the world are scrambling for cash and the folks across the pond are counting money they will never receive...more

Atlantic Electronics -v- HM Revenue & Customs

Fairness in Justice – Fighting one taxpayer by using the others taxes!.

The Chamber President, The Hon Mr. Justice Warren in the cases of HMRC –v- Atlantic Electronics held AN APPEAL BY HMRC TO disapply Rule 10 of the 2009 Rules is DISMISSED! “The right to opt out from Costs is a recognition of...more

Common mistakes in LLP agreements

LLPs have now been around for a while and some common and serious errors are emerging in the way LLP agrements are written - even by commercial publishers. Does yours need reviewing?...more

In-House Counsel and the Attorney-Client Privilege: Adhering to the Lawyer's Creed and Aspirational Ideals While Wearing "Two...

In House Counsel and the AC Privilege-- Adhering to the Lawyer's Creed and Aspirational Ideals While Wearing "Two Hats" An Ohio Approved Professionalism CLE Covering the following topics: Your Two Clients:...more

BIG CASES DON’T JUST HAPPEN TO BIG, BAD CLIENTS

Conclusion. As shown, the cost of litigation is not a factor of the size of the case but of the type of case, including the kind of Claims and the Rules that apply. So, somewhat counter-intuitively, a $100,000 breach of...more

Nuts & Bolts of Social Enterprise: Marc J. Lane

Audio: Businesses that solve social problems are the hottest new industry out there! Marc J. Lane, professor of Social Enterprise at Northwestern School of Law and Director of the Social Entrepreneur Alliance, speaks with...more

FORMAS DE CONSTITUCION DE UN GRUPO EMPRESARIAL

Los grupos de empresas, se concretizan en la práctica, de diversas maneras. La doctrina comparada presenta variadas formas de constitución de grupos; pero por cuestiones de espacio, nos referiremos sólo...more

April 2011 – Virtual Paralegal Newsletter Magazine™

The Virtual Paralegal Newsletter Magazine™ is the industry leading information resource for virtual paralegals and assistants to stay current on the latest news, regulations, technology and new development in the virtual law...more

FINRA – Overseer of the USA Securities Industry – A Fantastic Free Online Resource for “Joe/Sue Investor”

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is defined as a private corporation that acts as a self-regulatory organization (SRO). FINRA is the successor to the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and is...more

Law Firms: Be Prepared! There's more tunnel at the end of the tunnel. Careful Planning is Now Essential

2009 caught law firms largely by surprise, without any adequate plans in place to deal with the malaise then affecting the legal profession. 2011 now looks even more frightening for law firms. Law firms continue to confront...more

Why are clients demanding and law firms submitting hundred page RFP's? Isn't there a better way?

As if lawyers don't have enough to do. In the last decade, with clients looking at the hiring of law firms through the specatcles of a purchsing agent, clients have been requiring law firms to submit lengthy, detailed...more

The Gatekeeper Initiative and the Risk-Based Approach to Client Due Diligence: The Imperative for Voluntary Good Practices...

Table of Contents 1. FATF and the 40+9 Recommendations ...85 2. Background of Gatekeeper Initiative .... 88 3. Risk-Based Approach and Development of Lawyer Guidance ... 91 4. Risk Categories ... 94 5. Development of...more

Legal Events and Legal Documents

Conclusion. You can save your business and yourself time, money and aggravation by thinking proactively. Now, when you don’t have legal problems is the time to have your legal “audit,” “check-up,” or “review” – whatever...more

Dissolving a Business

Dissolving a Business in Arizona At The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, we put our 30-plus years of Arizona business law experience to work for you to make dissolving your business as quick, painless, and profitable as...more

Jessica Pownall vs. PNC Bank

Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant, PNC Bank's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint

Plaintiff, Jessica Pownall, on behalf of herself and others similarly situated (“Pownall”)filed a class action against Defendant, PNC Bank, a National Association, as successor in interest to National City Bank (“PNC”), based...more

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