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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

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


The Role of Law Firm GCs is Expanding (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: This column is written by a lawyer who specializes in advising attorneys and law firms on ethics, mergers, dissolution and other issues.  By Anthony Davis, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP “Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away…” law firms didn’t have General Counsel or CLOs (“Chief Legal Officers”). The almost

The Istanbul skyline. Photographer: Kerem Uzel/Bloomberg

Dentons Adds Four-Star General As Senior Advisor

One night in late April, Dentons partner Karl Hopkins was hobnobbing at the Swiss Hotel in Istanbul with Jim Jones, a retired four-star U.S. Marine Corps General and former National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama. The pair recently banded together and have announced that Jones will join Dentons as a senior advisor, a role in

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Lobbying by Trump Interior Department Nominee Raises Concerns

By Ari Natter and Jennifer A Dlouhy, Bloomberg News Donald Trump’s election has been a boon for backers of a controversial plan to pump billions of gallons of water from a Mojave Desert aquifer to Southern California — including one of the president’s nominees. David Bernhardt, nominated to be the No. 2 official in the Interior

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., sin front of the B-2 stealth bomber in 2007 at the Northrop Grumman Corp.'s facility in Palmdale, California. Photographer/Susan Goldman.

Inside the Secret World of Government Contracts Client Conflicts

It’s the issue no government contracts lawyer wants to discuss, the matter they wish would go away. Yet some government contracts practice groups are being forced to spend more time than ever trying to prevent, or at least mitigate, conflicts between clients. Client conflicts are one of the most sensitive issues facing law firms and

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Wake Up Call: Seyfarth Shaw Lays off 40 Lawyers and Staff

• Labor and employment law firm Seyfarth Shaw made a big round of layoffs, cutting about 40 lawyers, including associates, as well as a number of staff members. The cuts affect the firm’s New York City office and possibly other offices, according to a source. (BLB) • A federal appeals court rejected the argument that “Google” has become

Jay Clayton, chairman of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) nominee for President Donald Trump, testifies during a Senate Banking Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

SEC Chair Appoints General Counsel, Other Senior Officials

By Andrew Ramonas, Bloomberg BNA  SEC Chairman Jay Clayton tapped Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and commission lawyers for general counsel and other senior agency posts. New York lawyer Robert Stebbins will serve as general counsel after practicing law at Willkie as a partner, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced May

People demonstrate against discrimination, racism, sexism, human rights violations and other issues during the "Dress Like a Woman" rally at Westlake Park in Seattle, Washington on February 25, 2017.  / AFP / Jason Redmond / Getty Images

Decades-Old Gender Bias Case Marked Turning Point in Big Law

A decades-old settlement in Manhattan federal court serves as a measuring stick for how far Big Law has come in the fight for gender equality. In May of 1977, Sullivan & Cromwell agreed to publish salary data to make it easier for women to compare how they fared in relation to men at the firm