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Acosta Labor Department May Go Light on Litigation

Acosta Labor Department May Go Light on Litigation

By Chris Opfer, Bloomberg BNA Labor secretary nominee R. Alexander Acosta has shown an interest in enforcing laws without costly courtroom battles. That may signal a kinder, gentler DOL for employers if he’s confirmed to the post. The employer community has been expecting the Labor Department to take a more collaborative approach to enforcement of

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Uber Investigator Eric Holder Asserts His Independence

By Eric Newcomer and Brad Stone, Bloomberg News Eric Holder, the former U.S. attorney general hired by Uber Technologies Inc. to investigate sexual harassment claims, pledged to act with complete independence in his review of how the company handled the situation. Speaking for the first time since he was appointed as a lead on an

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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

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, shakes hands with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump during a news conference in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Obama Lawyers to Fight Trump on Ethics

• Top lawyers from the Obama administration have formed a group to fight against ethics violations they expect the Trump government to make. (Politico) • Lawyers and lobbyists are Brexit’s biggest winners. (New York Times) • President Donald Trump’s plan to round up and deport millions of undocumented immigrants is likely to trigger waves of lawsuits that may

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Breaking News!? Lawyers Promoted to Partner

  When a lawyer makes partner at a large law firm, is it news? During Big Law partner promotion season we noticed what seemed like a new trend among law firm communications departments. Have you noticed this too? In a popular video essay format, as seen on YouTube channels like Nerdwriter1 and Every Frame a Painting,

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Wake Up Call: Philadelphia Taps Dechert in Immigration Battle

• With the Trump administration set to plow ahead with controversial immigration policies, Philadelphia has hired a team of attorneys from Dechert to advise it on how to handle expected legal clashes over its status as a city offering sanctuary. The city is also reported to be talking with attorneys from Hogan Lovells. (Legal Intelligencer) • Legal behemoth Norton

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Yale Law School Names First Female Dean

Yale Law School professor Heather Gerken has been selected as the school’s next dean, it announced on Tuesday. Gerken, one of the country’s leading experts on constitutional and election law, will be the school’s first female dean, Yale said in an announcement. Gerken shared the news Tuesday in a Twitter post… I'm so grateful to

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