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How This Investment Firm Hopes to Revolutionize Litigation in America [Video]

Oct. 30, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Ralph Sutton, Chief Investment Officer at Bentham IMF, talks with Lee Pacchia about the business of funding small to medium-sized plaintiffs in commercial and patent litigation around the world....more

The General Counsel Is Not The Shareholders’ Agent

A recent paper by Adair Morse, Wei Wang, and Serena Wu, Executive Gatekeepers: Useful and Divertible Governance, tackles interesting questions about the the effectiveness of internal gatekeepers and the impact of equity...more

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

Delaware Supreme Court Rules That Privileged Documents Must Be Produced To Shareholders Investigating Corporate Misconduct

The Delaware Supreme Court recently held that, in certain circumstances, shareholders may be able to obtain access to privileged, internal documents in order to investigate potential breaches of fiduciary duty. In Wal-Mart...more

The Root Cause of Skyrocketing Securities Class Action Defense Costs

Why do the costs of defending securities class actions continue to increase? Because of my writing on the subject) I’m asked about the issue a lot. My answer has evolved from blaming biglaw economics – a combination of...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

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Justiça derruba limite de gastos do Senado com assistência à saúde de viúva de ex-Senador

"No caso dos autos, como referido linhas retro, a Requerente é pessoa idosa, necessitada de constante acompanhamento médico-hospitalar e ambulatorial, em clínicas de tratamentos multidisciplinares e que, em vista de constar...more

Try E-Briefs As Part of Your Hearing or Trial Presentation

For your next trial or important hearing, you should seriously consider using an e-brief to help the judge (and the judge’s clerk) navigate and understand your argument. Cogent Legal recently helped a team of patent...more

Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?  [Video]

May 17 (Bloomberg Law) -- Robert Walker, attorney at Wiley Rein LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the legal and ethical implications of law firms selling political intelligence. Last month, the SEC issued...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

How Facebook's Lawyers Price Their Services [Video]

March 7 (Bloomberg Law) -- Silicon Valley's Fenwick & West -- which incorporated Apple and took Facebook public -- recently hired a new kind of staff position: a product manager charged with helping clients understand the...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

Legal Alert: Federal Court Finds That SEC Attorneys’ Interview Notes and Memories Are Not Protected by the Work Product Doctrine

In a highly unusual decision that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says “ignores 65 years of precedent,” a federal judge has held that the memories of SEC attorneys and information from their interview notes are...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

Decline in Securities Class Action Filings in 2012: What It Doesn’t Mean

For most readers of this blog, it is now old news that securities class action filings were down in 2012, especially in the second half of the year – this was extensively discussed and examined over the last several weeks by...more

Weekly Brief: Patent Jury Awards, Law Firm Hiring, Scalia's Hat [Video]

Jan. 24 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. Last year we saw large jury awards in patent cases, but also a steep drop off in securities class action lawsuits. Also, law...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

Ponzi Schemer Marc Dreier Confesses 'Sins' in New Film [Video]

Mar. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Marc Simon, a filmmaker and partner at Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, discusses his documentary "Unraveled" which explores the downfall of Marc Dreier, a prominent Manhattan attorney, who was...more

Navigating Shareholder Litigation -- How to Protect Yourself in Shareholder Suits

Even the best relationships can sour, and business relationships are no exception. Indeed, the longer a business lasts and the more changes it experiences over its lifetime, the greater the possibility that mere disagreements...more

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