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Uber Said to Hire Law Firm O’Melveny & Myers on India Rape Case

Uber Said to Hire Law Firm O’Melveny & Myers on India Rape Case

By Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg News Uber Technologies Inc. has hired the law firm O’Melveny & Myers to conduct internal fact-finding and handle any litigation in the San Francisco-based company’s defense in a civil suit brought by a woman who was raped by an Uber driver in India, a person familiar said. Eric Alexander, Uber’s former

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Wake Up Call: Chevron Seeks $32 Million in Legal Fees From NY Lawyer

• After Chevron Corp. notched a big win at the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, the energy giant’s Gibson Dunn attorney Randy Mastro is asking a federal court to force the lead lawyer for Ecuadorian villagers to fork over $32 million to cover the company’s attorneys’ fees. The Supreme Court declined to take up a case that began with an effort to hold the

Joseph Otterstetter of 3M

3M Lawyer On Cutting Over 250 Law Firms

By Yin Wilczek, Bloomberg BNA  General counsel support is crucial for corporate legal departments that are trying to decrease the number of law firms they work with, 3M Co.’s managing counsel said. The most important step is making sure the in-house team is “aligned, starting with the general counsel,” said Joseph Otterstetter, who leads his

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DOJ Seeks ‘Compliance Whisperer’ With Experience

By Liz Crampton, Bloomberg BNA The Justice Department’s fraud section is looking for a replacement compliance counsel as the current employee’s contract is set to expire later this year. Hui Chen, the current compliance counsel, was the first person to assume the position when she was hired two years ago to bring a private sector

The Chinese national flag, left, and the Hong Kong flag fly in front a residential building under construction at the former Kai Tak airport area in Hong Kong, China, on Friday, May 26, 2017. HNA Group Co. has been expanding its presence in Hong Kong, spending about HK$27 billion ($3.5 billion) in recent months on four government land sites in the former Kai Tak airport area. Photographer: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

M&A Set to Rise, If China Can Manage Policy Challenges (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author is a Shanghai-based lawyer who focuses on corporate M&A. By Z. Alex Zhang, Partner, White & Case China is an increasingly central player in global cross-border M&A. After almost a decade of consistent double-digit growth in global investment, China is now the second largest investor worldwide, behind the United States, with

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence listens as President Donald Trump, not pictured, speaks at the Days of Remembrance ceremony, hosted by the U.S. Holocaust Museum, in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. In 1980 Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nations annual commemoration of the Holocaust. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Pence Hires Veteran Washington Lawyer to Handle Russia Probe

By Justin Sink, Bloomberg News Vice President Mike Pence has hired an outside legal counsel with deep experience in Washington to assist with the multiple investigations into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. A Pence spokesman said the vice president retained Richard Cullen, chairman of McGuireWoods LLP, to deal with inquiries from House

Peter Beshar speaks at the 3rd Annual Big Law Business Summit. Photo: Jamie Watts/ Big Law Business.

GC Requires Outside Law Firms to Encrypt Communications

Law firms seeking to protect client and firm communications from outside hackers should consider one simple form of security. Peter Beshar, general counsel of Marsh & McLennan Companies, says he has required many of his outside law firms to use what’s known as Transport Layer Security. Transport Layer Security, or TLS, is a form of encryption that

The Federal Trade Commission headquarters stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.  Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

FTC Attributes Merger Review Delays to Companies

By Alexei Alexis, Bloomberg BNA The time it takes antitrust regulators to review tie-ups is “largely” in the hands of the merging parties, the Federal Trade Commission’s top antitrust official told Bloomberg BNA. Tad Lipsky, the FTC’s acting competition bureau chief, was responding to statements from the business community that merger reviews are too often