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Davis Polk's Litigation Group Continues to Drive Growth  [Video]

Sept. 11, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Thomas Reid, managing partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell, talks with Lee Pacchia about how a busy litigation group and a resurgence in M&A activity has kept his firm on sound financial footing in...more

How Chadbourne & Parke, LLC v. Troice Threatens The Defense Of The Guilty And The Innocent

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Chadbourne & Parke, LLC v. Troice, 571 U.S. ___ (2014) arose out of the a multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Allen Stanford. The scheme involved the sale to investors...more

The Importance of a Causation “Defense” In Post-Credit Crisis Investment Litigation

This memo explores the chances of defeating litigation brought by investors who claim injury due to a financial institution’s or investment manager’s conduct during the credit crisis that started in 2007. As these cases...more

The Volcker Rule’s Impact on Foreign Banking Organizations

On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, the three federal banking agencies – the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Federal Reserve”), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: ResCap Report, a Bargain at $83 Million [Video]

April 10 (Bloomberg Law) -- Why the Residential Capital LLC examiner's report will cost almost $83 million is the first item on the new Bloomberg bankruptcy video with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy...more

Ritholtz: Insurance Regulators Should Oversee Derivatives [Video]

March 13 (Bloomberg Law) -- Barry Ritholtz, CEO at Fusion IQ, and Tangent Capital Partners' Bob Rice talk with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the current state of the derivatives market and a recent initiative by ISDA to...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Rakoff Reverses Himself in Madoff Case  [Video]

Feb. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Judges rarely reverse themselves. When U.S. District Jed Rakoff recanted a ruling he made previously in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities Inc., the reversal was important...more

Weekly Brief: Will RBS Plead Guilty In LIBOR Scandal?  [Video]

Jan. 31 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. US authorities are currently trying to get RBS to plead guilty to allegations it took part in the LIBOR rigging scandal. Also,...more

Weekly Brief: Lawyers Advised To Accept New Reality [Video]

Jan. 17 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. A new report suggests lawyers need to forget about returning to the economic conditions preceding the Great Recession. Also, RBS...more

Weekly Brief: M&A Heats Up; Intrade Shuts Down; BigLaw Bonuses [Video]

Nov. 29 (Bloomberg Law) -- The search for life in the M&A universe has yielded some encouraging signs. Deals are back, Dechert M&A partner Bill Lawlor tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia in the Weekly Brief - especially as...more

Weekly Brief: Nonequity Partner Comp, Barclays, Instagramming Ballots [Video]

Nov. 8 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the week's most important legal news. In a first-of-its-kind survey, American Lawyer magazine reports that compensation for non-equity partners at the...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: NewPage, Dewey, Lehman and more! [Video]

Oct. 11 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia talks with Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist and editor-at-large Bill Rochelle about recent developments in bankruptcy law including NewPage, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Lehman,...more

Better Safe Than Sorry

As the Eurozone crisis continues to deepen, businesses should consider taking action to protect their position from the potential effects of the continuing drop in the value of the Euro and the possibility that one or more...more

The Euro trade

As the Eurozone crisis continues to deepen, businesses should consider taking action to protect their position from the potential effects of the continuing drop in the value of the Euro and the possibility that one or more...more

CISX listing - A Cost Effective Way To Make AIM Shares Eligible For Individual Savings Accounts

The Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange is not designated as a "recognised stock exchange" by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Therefore shares traded on AIM cannot be held in a stocks and shares...more

Working Effectively with Your Lawyer: Don't "Outsource" the Details of Your Deal

Having an effective relationship with your lawyer involves more than just hiring an attorney who is knowledgable and competent. You must also be able to work with your lawyer in a way that gets a deal done while protecting...more

Stock Purchase Agreement Commentary

The stock purchase agreement (sometimes called a share purchase agreement) is the main transaction document for a stock acquisition. It sets out what is being sold, details the sale process, and sets out the liabilities and...more

PPSA Financing Statements

The PPSA affects a wide range of persons and transactions including sales on credit, leases of goods, equipment and livestock for a term of more than one year, and secured loans. The credit provider needs to be aware of the...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

Using Accounting Experts: Four Tactics to Obtain Full Value

Corporate and securities attorneys can reduce overall litigation costs and enhance the value of working with an accounting expert by using four simple techniques outlined in this article. ...more

The Failure of Crowds

Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme is a stark reminder of our collective inability to discern wisdom from crowd behavior, especially in financial decisions....more

The Case For Flat Fees For Defense in Securities Arbitration

Flat fees can used in litigation defense. This article examines the use of flat fees for the defense of securities arbitration claims,which results in a benefit to the client and the law firm....more

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