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The Groupon Inc. website is displayed on a computer monitor in an arranged photo taken in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Groupon is scheduled to release earnings figures on February 11. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Groupon is Creating Scorecards to Evaluate Outside Law Firms

Groupon is Creating Scorecards to Evaluate Outside Law Firms

The latest tool that corporate legal departments are using to curb outside counsel costs is something that TGI Friday’s and other restaurant chains have been using for years to maintain their level of service — evaluation cards. That’s our latest technology, said Matt Miller, vice president and deputy general counsel of Groupon, at a Big Law

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Tips on Resisting Trump Shared as Federal Lawyer Closes Career

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Bloomberg News Before closing his 30-year career as a U.S. government lawyer last week, Eric Nagle delivered parting advice to his colleagues now working for Donald Trump: “You serve the president, but you don’t serve his every whim.” On the day he retired from the Interior Department, Nagle authored a widely

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Anthem Lobbyist Among Contenders for Top Antitrust Job in U.S.

By Zachary Tracer and Jef Feeley, Bloomberg News One of the Trump administration’s contenders for a top antitrust job is a lobbyist who’s worked for health insurer Anthem Inc. on its proposed megamerger with Cigna Corp., a deal that regulators sued to block under former President Barack Obama last year. Makan Delrahim became a registered

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Are Cyber Lawyers Poised to Play Bigger Role in M&A?

While speaking at a conference in Texas last month, Vinson & Elkins partner Devika Kornbacher asked two in-house lawyers who specialize in privacy law whether they sit at the table when their companies participate in M&A deals. They said no. Kornbacher thinks privacy lawyers are poised to take on a bigger role in M&A deals,

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Two From Big Law On Trump’s Labor List

By Chris Opfer and Ben Penn, Bloomberg BNA Three lawyers are on the Trump administration’s shortlist to fill a pair of vacancies at the National Labor Relations Board, sources familiar with the situation told Bloomberg BNA today. Marvin Kaplan (Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission), William Emanuel (Littler Mendelson) and Doug Seaton (Seaton, Peters &

Attorney Evan Greebel exits federal court in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. Greebel is accused of conspiring with Martin Shkreli, chief executive officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC, who was arrested on alleged securities fraud related to Retrophin Inc., a biotech firm he founded in 2011. Photo by John Taggart/Bloomberg

Shkreli Blamed Lawyers, Now Lawyer Blames Shkreli

Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager accused of defrauding shareholders while CEO of Retrophin Inc, has spent months blaming his lawyers, and now one of them is hitting back. Evan Greebel, the former Kaye Scholer partner who was outside counsel to Retrophin and was indicted in December 2015 alongside Shkreli for allegedly participating in three

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Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Likely to Bring Lawsuit Flood 

By Erik Larson and Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg News President Donald Trump’s plan to round up and deport millions of undocumented immigrants is likely to trigger waves of lawsuits that may soon dwarf the legal fight over the administration’s temporary ban on travelers from seven Muslim majority countries. The Department of Homeland Security is pushing ahead

A man exits Comcast Corp. headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Comcast Corp. is scheduled to release earnings figures on October 26. Photographer: Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg

Whoops! Client Conflict Check Creates $4B Merger

Did a Big Law partner’s conflict check accidentally tip off a buyer to a deal in the works and result in one of the biggest media mergers of 2016? That very well could be the case, according to a letter that Comcast general counsel Arthur Block wrote to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Comcast purchased Dreamworks Animation SKG in

Demonstrators hold Mexican flags during a protest to demand the Mexican government defend the country in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to economic policy in Mexico City, Mexico, on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Photographer: Cesar Rodriguez/Bloomberg

Mexican Border-Shooting Suit May Divide U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court justices indicated they are divided in a case over a shooting across the Mexican border, hinting they may split 4-4 and leave high court nominee Neil Gorsuch to cast the deciding vote. Hearing arguments in Washington, the justices weighed an appeal from the parents of Sergio Hernandez, a Mexican teenager who was

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Verizon, Yahoo Cut Merger Price by $350 Million After Hacks

By Scott Moritz, Bloomberg News Verizon Communications Inc. will acquire Yahoo! Inc.’s Internet properties at a $350 million discount after revelations of security breaches at the web company. The acquisition, now valued at $4.48 billion in cash, is expected to close in the second quarter, the companies said in a statement Tuesday. In addition to