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DLA Piper to Acquire 60 Lawyers in L.A. Boutique Liner

DLA Piper to Acquire 60 Lawyers in L.A. Boutique Liner

DLA Piper announced Thursday that it is merging with the Los Angeles-based boutique, Liner LLP. Liner lists approximately 70 attorneys on its website and two offices in Los Angeles, one downtown and one on the Westside, and a third office in New York. The merger does not take effect until October, and it was not yet clear

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The Business of Environmental Law Under Trump: Q&A

From withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord to the aggressive restructuring of environmental regulations, the Trump administration has already had a clear and strong impact on environmental law. The administration plans to revoke or weaken substantial Obama era policies like the Clean Power Plan and the Waters of the United States rule. Working with congress,

U.S. President Donald Trump waves to visitors while walking to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Trump's credibility took a sharp blow after his son released emails that directly contradict months of assertions that investigations of possible campaign collusion with Russia were nothing more than a partisan witch hunt. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Trump Said to Hire Hogan Lovells Lawyer

• President Donald Trump is said to have hired longtime Hogan Lovells white collar partner Ty Cobb to bring some order into the White House’s so-far chaotic legal and media response to FBI and congressional investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign. (Bloomberg) Cobb, a relative of the legendary baseball player of the same name, joins Trump’s legal


Trump Picks Lawyer to Lead U.S Agency Crippled Without a Quorum

By Catherine Traywick, Bloomberg News President Donald Trump named attorney Kevin McIntyre as his pick for chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, paving the way for the agency to regain its authority to rule on natural gas pipelines and contested utility mergers. McIntyre, co-head of Jones Day’s global energy practice, would take the reins

Marc Kasowitz, lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, stands in an elevator after speaking during a news conference. Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

How Marc Kasowitz’s Law Firm Does Business (Podcast)

  Kasowitz Benson Torres has been representing Donald Trump, in various matters, for more than 15 years. In May, when the firm’s founding partner Marc Kasowitz was chosen to represent the president in the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, the lawyer and firm were thrust into the spotlight. In this episode of the

Marc Kasowitz, lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump. Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Kasowitz Work for Trump Cited in Malpractice Suit

• Kasowitz Benson Torres is fighting a malpractice suit that highlights risks that the firm’s work for President Donald Trump could be used against it. A Florida insurance servicing company that Kasowitz earlier sued for unpaid bills alleges, among other things, that it was billed 154.4 hours for a single non-trial day, and it complains that it didn’t

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Pemex Hires Hogan Lovells to Audit Contracts With Odebrecht

By Adam Williams and Isabella Cota, Bloomberg News Petroleos Mexicanos has hired the same legal representation used by Brazilian utility Eletrobras to audit its contracts with Odebrecht SA and affiliate Braskem SA amid an ongoing investigation into those two companies by the U.S. Department of Justice. Hogan Lovells US LLP, which for the past two

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CFPB Issues Rule Making It Easier for Consumers to Sue Banks 

By Elizabeth Dexheimer, Bloomberg News The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is making it easier for customers to sue banks, a move sure to rile Wall Street and congressional Republicans. Financial firms will be restricted in using mandatory arbitration to block class-action lawsuits, the CFPB said in a statement Monday. Clauses requiring arbitration to settle

A display demonstrating a facial recognition system for Ant Financial Services Group's Alipay mobile payment platform stands on display at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s annual November 11 Singles' Day online shopping event in Shenzhen, China, on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. Alibaba broke its $14 billion Singles' Day sales record with room to spare, offering assurances about the strength of the Chinese consumer despite the nation's economic slowdown. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Company Bets on Facial Recognition Tech for Law Firms

• The eDiscovery tech company Advanced Discovery said it is feeling optimistic about the market chances of facial recognition technology it originally developed for a law firm. The company said it filed a patent for the software, which allows going through thousands of faces on videos from years-long time periods. (Legaltech News) • Fried Frank, O’Melveny & Myers and Clifford