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Mary Jo White Doesn’t Expect Big Regulatory Changes Under Trump Admin

Mary Jo White Doesn’t Expect Big Regulatory Changes Under Trump Admin

Former Securities and Exchange Commission chair Mary Jo White doesn’t expect to see any big regulatory changes under the Trump Administration, though she does believe there will be a “change in philosophy.” Speaking before an audience of top corporate and Big Law attorneys at Bloomberg Law’s Big Law Business Summit on Wednesday, White said she

A logo sits on a window inside the offices of Uber Technologies Inc. at Factory Berlin tech hub in Berlin, Germany, on Monday, May 9th, 2016. Uber will start its low-cost UberX service in the German capital next month, according to reports. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Waymo Hunt for Smoking Gun Turns to Uber Acquisition Report

By Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg News Waymo says proof that its former engineer colluded with Uber Technologies Inc. to steal driverless technology can probably be found in a report the ride-hailing company commissioned in anticipation of a lawsuit. Now, the Alphabet Inc. unit is fighting to get ahold of the document as it prepares to go

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Trump’s Go-To Lawyer Kasowitz: A Pit Bull Loyal to the Boss

By Bob Van Voris and Patricia Hurtado, Bloomberg News He’s not a criminal defense lawyer. He’s not attuned to the ways of Washington. And he’s not from a white-shoe law firm. What Marc E. Kasowitz is is a bare-knuckled litigator, a fiercely loyal defender of President Donald Trump and an expert at maneuvering through high-profile

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Wake Up Call: Trump Picks Kasowitz to Face Russia Probes

• President Donald Trump is said to have picked his longtime lawyer, Marc E. Kasowitz, to lead the legal team that will help him steer through investigations into his campaign and alleged Russian interference in last year’s election. (Washington Post) Kasowitz is a partner at New York firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, where Senator Joe Lieberman is of

Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, questions Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury secretary, not pictured, during a Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing at the the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Mnuchin's testimony is his first committee appearance since his controversial confirmation. Breaking up Wall Street banks would be a "huge mistake," Mnuchin told lawmakers Thursday. Photographer: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg

Fate of Elizabeth Warren’s CFPB to Be Decided by Legal Showdown

By Elizabeth Dexheimer, Bloomberg News Since the day it was created, Democrats loved it, Republicans hated it and Wall Street, at best, tolerated it. The fate of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its chief, Richard Cordray, is in the hands of a Washington appeals court that will hear arguments Wednesday. The CFPB asked the

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Polsinelli Nominates Real Estate Lawyer to Succeed Chair

Polsinelli’s Real Estate Practice Group Chair, F. Chase Simmons, has been nominated to take over as firm chairman when current chairman Russell Welsh steps down in January 2019. Kansas City-based Simmons, 45, who also is chair of the firm’s Real Estate Equity Group, will serve an 18-month term as vice chair before assuming the reins,

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Flat Funding for Justice Dept. Antitrust Division in Budget Proposal

The White House proposed a $1.1 billion cut in funding for the Justice Department in President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget, but the antitrust division won’t see any of those reductions. The first major budget proposal of the Trump administration, released today, requests $27.7 billion for the Justice Department, a 3.8 percent decrease from the department’s current funding level. The White