Author Archives: Gabe Friedman

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DLA Piper to Acquire 60 Lawyers in L.A. Boutique Liner

DLA Piper to Acquire 60 Lawyers in L.A. Boutique Liner

DLA Piper announced Thursday that it is merging with the Los Angeles-based boutique, Liner LLP. Liner lists approximately 70 attorneys on its website and two offices in Los Angeles, one downtown and one on the Westside, and a third office in New York. The merger does not take effect until October, and it was not yet clear

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Why BP’s Global Head of Litigation Left to Consult on Data Analytics

It’s a trend that Jim Neath noticed before he departed his position as an associate general counsel and global head of litigation at British Petroleum. “The electronic portion of complex discovery today is taking up a higher and higher percentage of the overall cost of defending litigation,” Neath said in an interview about why he

Views Of The Capitol As Senate Adopts Budget With Cuts That Don't Privatize Medicare

Hogan Lovells Hires Top FDA Lawyer

David Horowitz, who spent the past 25 years working in the Department of Health and Human Services, most recently as deputy general counsel, has joined Hogan Lovells as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. At Hogan Lovells, Horowitz will join the government regulatory practice group, and focus on helping pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies with

Jeff Sessions, U.S. attorney general, pauses after being sworn in by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, not pictured, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Will the Trump Administration Soften FCPA Enforcement?

In mid-June, a senior prosecutor in the Justice Department drafted a letter to a lawyer for Boston-based construction firm, CDM Smith, laying out her agency’s findings that the company’s employees bribed Indian government officials to win lucrative contracts. According to the letter, posted online June 30 on the DOJ’s website, CDM Smith employees paid $1.1

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Firms Offer Litigation Insurance So Clients Can Hedge Bets in Court

Stephen Rathkopf was entering the twilight of his career as a partner at Herrick Feinstein, and looking to resolve one of his biggest cases: Years earlier, he’d secured a $300 million trial judgment for a client, of which his firm was entitled to 10 percent for its fees. But with the case tied up in

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DLA Piper Victim of Massive Malware Attack

The global law firm DLA Piper fell victim on Tuesday to a widespread cyber attack, which reportedly disabled networks at dozens of companies. By midday, the firm posted a statement on its website, which remained functional, confirming it suffered a malware attack. “The firm, like many other reported companies, has experienced issues with some of its systems