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Compliance Advice on SEC’s Market Access Rule from Julie Dixon of Titan Regulation
Lawyer: European M&A Could Rise Despite Risks
Bill on Bankruptcy: Complaint Claims Judge Is a Bigot
Ex-Kirkland Partner: Rainmakers Are Paid Too Much
Dewey's Bankruptcy Lawyer: More Large Law Firms Will Fail
Bill on Bankruptcy: The Market's Unquenchable Thirst for Junk
License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
Greenberger: Derivatives Legislation Would Seriously Weaken Dodd-Frank
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lehman Test Case on Judicial Nullification
S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big
Cohen: Cyprus Is Not A Template For Future Restructurings
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
Buying and Selling Businesses in Today's Economy, Stephen Opler
Bill on Bankruptcy: Kodak Plan Bumps the Debt, Craters Stock
Deloitte: Turnarounds and Democracy Don't Mix
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
Zimmermann: Up to 20% of AmLaw 200 "Badly Weakened"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lawyers Easily Make Simple Words Complicated
The New Normal: Taking Responsibility for Your Vendors
Raj Mahajan, Allston Trading CEO, Talks HFT and the Business of Prop Trading
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