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Big Data Playing Bigger Role in Antitrust Review

Big Data Playing Bigger Role in Antitrust Review

Last December, Microsoft won early approval from the European Commission to purchase the professional networking site LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, despite lingering antitrust concerns. A key to its success? Microsoft “agreed to add Xing AG, Germany’s biggest professional-networking site, to its Windows software to eliminate opposition in the European Union antitrust review,” Bloomberg reported. By demonstrating that

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Is Deutsche Bank’s Refusal to Pay Junior Lawyers Misguided?

Talk of the morning came out of the U.K., when Legal Week reported that Deutsche Bank will stop paying its outside law firms for work performed by newly qualified lawyers and trainees. “The decision, which will apply to firms appointed as a result of Deutsche’s current panel review, represents a first major move by a

William R. McLucas of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hall and Dorr testifies at a joint meeting between the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on harmonizing financial regulation in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, September 3, 2009. Photographer: Brendan Hoffman/Bloomberg News

Two Insiders on SEC’s Possible Future Under Clayton

Sullivan & Cromwell’s Walter “Jay” Clayton is set on Thursday to testify in front of the Senate’s Banking Committee for a hearing on his nomination to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission. Clayton’s ties to Wall Street — his law firm has represented numerous banks during the bailout era, and his wife works at Goldman Sachs

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Trump SEC Pick Set for Contentious Reunion With Elizabeth Warren

By Ben Bain, Bloomberg News Jay Clayton, the Wall Street lawyer tapped to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, faces what could be an uncomfortable reunion this week with U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. Two decades ago, Warren was a little-known law professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Clayton was a Penn law student at the

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Where Have All the Big Law Associates Gone? (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: This column is written by two legal recruiters. By Bob Graff and Michelle Fivel, Major, Lindsey & Africa Sourcing and recruiting qualified, experienced mid-level associates has become difficult. Today, there are significantly fewer candidates than there had been previously, and law firms, as well as in-house legal teams, are feeling the pinch. There

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Bharara Joins NYU After Trump Fired Him as U.S. Attorney 

By David Voreacos, Bloomberg News Preet Bharara, the fired U.S. attorney in Manhattan who made his reputation as a corruption buster and Wall Street enforcer, is joining the New York University School of Law as a distinguished scholar, school officials said. Bharara, who took on New York state lawmakers, hedge fund managers and Bernie Madoff’s

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Notes on a Law Firm Pitch From an In-House Attorney (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author of this post leads the legal support function to Microsoft’s U.S. Central Region Enterprise & Partner Group and is based in Chicago.  By Dennis Garcia, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation I recently attended a legal industry conference and had the privilege to serve as a judge alongside other in-house lawyers from various leading

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Gorsuch and Partisanship on the U.S. Supreme Court: QuickTake

Political leanings, lifetime appointments, and controversial nominations are just some of the issues plaguing the U.S. Supreme Court. QuickTake looks at why these and other problems have the American public losing faith in the highest court in the land, and what could be done to restore it.   By Laurie Asseo, Bloomberg News America’s founding

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, from left, Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and former Senator Kelly Ayotte stand during a meeting at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Gorsuch met with the Senate's top Republican Wednesday at the start of what promises to be a contentious confirmation fight as the GOP looks to entrench a conservative majority on the court for a generation. Photographer: Alex Wong/Pool via Bloomberg

Gorsuch High Court Hearing Starts With Preview of Party Split

By Laura Litvan and Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News Senate Democrats cast U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch as outside the mainstream while a top Republican praised his “unfailing commitment” to the law at the start of what promises to be a divisive hearing over a year-old vacancy. “The judge’s job, our nominee says, is to

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Trump Said to Pick Ex-DOJ Lawyer Delrahim as Antitrust Chief

By David McLaughlin and Benjamin Bain, Bloomberg News President Donald Trump is poised to nominate Makan Delrahim, a former Justice Department lawyer and counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, to lead the department’s antitrust division, according to people familiar with the matter. Trump recently gave final approval to Delrahim’s nomination, one of the people said.