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Daniel Gallagher, a securities lawyer and nominee for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), speaks during a Senate Banking Committee nomination hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Mylan Hires ex-SEC Commissioner Gallagher as Chief Legal Officer

Mylan Hires ex-SEC Commissioner Gallagher as Chief Legal Officer

By Robert Schmidt, Bloomberg News Mylan NV, the drug company that has come under increasing scrutiny in Washington over the high prices it charges for the EpiPen allergy shot, has hired a former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission member as its top lawyer. Daniel Gallagher, a Republican, will join the company on April 17, Mylan

U.S. President Donald Trump poses for photographs after signing an Executive Order related to the review of the Dodd-Frank Act in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Photographer: Aude Guerrucci/Pool via Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Trump Appoints Lawyer to Review Mergers

• President Trump on Monday named Makan Delrahim, a former government antitrust enforcer and corporate lobbyist, to lead the Justice Department’s review of mergers and acquisitions. Delrahim is a deputy counsel to Trump, joining his team from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. (New York Times) • The U.S. Supreme Court grappled over whether to upend a

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Google Fought the Labor Department, and Google Won

By Chris Opfer, Bloomberg BNA Google Inc.’s preliminary victory in a Labor Department lawsuit already has some government contractors rethinking the way they respond to federal pay discrimination investigations. A DOL administrative law judge ruled earlier this month that Google doesn’t for the time being have to give the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

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SEC Nominee’s Distorted Reality: Gadfly

By Lisa Abramowicz, Bloomberg Gadfly  The leading candidate to become Wall Street’s next top cop has a strange view of U.S. markets. Jay Clayton, a prominent banking lawyer, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. Apparently, he seems to think that the U.S. capital markets are a sad, shriveling

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Wells Fargo Faces Fewer CFPB Complaints as Lawsuits Loom

By Jeff Bater and Chris Bruce, Bloomberg BNA Consumer complaints against Wells Fargo have returned to levels reported before last September’s fake account scandal, although the risk of litigation could linger for years. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau database logged half the number of complaints against Wells Fargo in February compared to those recorded at

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Notes on a Law Firm Pitch From an In-House Attorney (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author of this post leads the legal support function to Microsoft’s U.S. Central Region Enterprise & Partner Group and is based in Chicago.  By Dennis Garcia, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation I recently attended a legal industry conference and had the privilege to serve as a judge alongside other in-house lawyers from various leading

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Chelsea Grayson: From Law Clerk to American Apparel CEO

Chelsea Grayson Chief Executive Officer of American Apparel   Chelsea Grayson, chief executive officer of American Apparel, originally joined the company in 2014 as general counsel and rose to the top roughly two years later. She previously spent her entire professional career focusing on mergers and acquisitions at Jones Day and Loeb & Loeb. In February, a

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Donald Trump’s Favorite Law Firm

By Paul Barrett, Bloomberg Businessweek When prominent lawyers take top jobs at the White House or the U.S. Department of Justice, they often bring along several attorneys from their firms. With the Trump administration, one firm—Jones Day — is taking that to an extreme. “I don’t know of a precedent,” says Theodore Olson, a solicitor

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Sullivan & Cromwell’s Robert Giuffra Jr.: From Rehnquist to VW

Robert Giuffra Jr. Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell   Robert Giuffra Jr. has been a partner at Sullivan &  Cromwell since 1997, and spent time in the White House and as a lawyer for U.S. Senate committees. He’s currently representing Volkswagen in connection with its ongoing diesel emissions scandal. Education Bronxville High School, Bronxville, New York, graduated 1978 Giuffra’s

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during a roundtable discussion on the advancement of women business leaders with Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, not pictured, at the White House in Washington, D.C. U.S., on Monday, Feb. 13. Photographer: Kevin Dietsch/Pool via Bloomberg

Would-Be Trump Appointees Say ‘No Thanks’ Due to Lobbying Ban

By Ben Brody, Shannon Pettypiece and Bill Allison, Bloomberg News One sign of how entrenched the revolving door has  become in Washington: Experienced people are forsaking chances to fill  key posts in President Donald Trump’s administration partly because of  his executive order forbidding federal employees from lobbying for  five years after leaving government service. Trump has