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Spotify’s GC on Moving from Microsoft to the Music Streaming Service

Spotify’s GC on Moving from Microsoft to the Music Streaming Service

When Horacio Gutierrez left Microsoft Corporation last year to lead the law department at Spotify, he placed a bet on the music streaming company’s future. The 52-year-old lawyer had spent 18 years working up the ranks of the technology giant, earning himself a promotion to General Counsel and Corporate Vice President just six months before

Fox News chairman Roger Ailes as he leaves the News Corp building, July 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Fox News Faces Added Claims of Employee Race Bias in New Suits

By Bob Van Voris and Erik Larson, Bloomberg News Eleven current and former Fox News employees filed a class-action race-bias lawsuit accusing the company of turning a blind eye for years to systemic abuse of workers with darker skin in an attempt to cover for the alleged behavior of Bill O’Reilly and others. The company’s

Snap Inc. signage is displayed on the exterior of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) during the company's initial public offering (IPO) in New York, U.S., on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

U.S. IPOs Start Year Strong; Energy & Tech Show Promise

By Michael Greene, Bloomberg BNA Snap Inc. and other stock issuances from the first quarter may signal that the U.S. initial public offering market is rebounding. Thirty-seven companies priced IPOs and raised $14.12 billion in the first quarter of 2017, according to Bloomberg Law data. In the first quarter of 2016, only 14 companies priced

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Justice Antitrust Pick Pledges Anthem Recusal Ahead of Hearing

By Liz Crampton, Bloomberg BNA President Trump’s pick to lead the Justice Department’s antitrust division has promised to step aside from issues involving his past work as a lobbyist, which could help with expected questions from lawmakers in his Senate confirmation hearing set for April 26. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), ranking Democrat on the Judiciary

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MetLife Seeks to Delay Systemic Risk Tag Due to Trump Review

MetLife Inc. asked a federal appeals court to pause its legal fight with the Financial Stability Oversight Council over regulators’ decision to label the insurer a “systemically important financial institution.” MetLife’s April 24 filing came three days after President Donald Trump ordered the FSOC not to designate any new companies as SIFIs and to review

Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos Inc. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Theranos Investors Say They Were Pressured to Abandon Lawsuit

By Jef Feeley and Caroline Chen, Bloomberg News Theranos Inc. investors accused the company of threatening to file for bankruptcy protection if they don’t agree to give up their rights to sue the firm over its flawed blood-testing business. Officials of Partner Investments LP and two other funds, which invested more than $96 million in


Big Law Business Summit Set for May 24

In about a month’s time, on May 24, Big Law Business will host its 3rd annual Summit in Manhattan. As is tradition, we’ll round up some of the top minds in the legal world in a display of how some of the country’s most prominent attorneys do business. This year, the event takes place at

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Wells Fargo Wins Approval of $50 Million Accord Over Broker Fees

By Erik Larson and Laura J. Keller, Bloomberg News Wells Fargo & Co. agreed to pay $50 million to settle a class-action lawsuit by almost 300,000 homeowners who claimed they paid inflated fees for a broker service required on delinquent mortgages at risk of foreclosure. The deal won final approval on April 11 by U.S.

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PayPal’s Top Lawyer on How to ‘Earn a Seat at the Table’

Louise Pentland holds an expansive view on how a top in-house lawyer should contribute to the company. “As an in-house lawyer, the best you can get is when you’re integrated with the business team,” said PayPal’s Chief Business Affairs and Legal Officer. But that’s far from how Pentland said PayPal’s legal team operated before she joined

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United Passenger Suffered Concussion, Broken Nose, Lawyer Says

By Michael Sasso and Janan Hanna, Bloomberg News The passenger dragged off a United Continental Holdings Inc. flight suffered a concussion, a broken nose and two lost teeth, one of his lawyers said Thursday. The injured man’s legal team is investigating possible legal claims against the airline and will “probably” file a lawsuit, attorney Thomas Demetrio