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Workers leave the Barclays Plc headquarters in the Canary Wharf financial, shopping and business district in London, U.K., on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: As Brexit Hits, Law Firms Look to Dublin

Wake Up Call: As Brexit Hits, Law Firms Look to Dublin

• After four decades in the European Union, the U.K. was set to formally trigger two years of divorce talks Wednesday, 279 days after Britons unexpectedly voted to leave the bloc. (Bloomberg) As Prime Minister Theresa May makes the split official, Britain passes the Brexit point of no return, and into the unknown. (Bloomberg) Will Brexit spur

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Seyfarth Partner Interviewed for Labor Post: Sources

By Ben Penn, Bloomberg BNA  Alexander Passantino is a leading contender to run the Wage and Hour Division, following a White House interview last week with labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta, sources familiar with the meeting told Bloomberg BNA. Passantino, who was acting WHD administrator for the final year of the George W. Bush administration, is

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WilmerHale Partner Returns After Civil Rights Stint in DOJ

WilmerHale announced that Danielle Conley is rejoining the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office after spending a little more than a year as an associate deputy attorney general in the Department of Justice. In June 2015, Deputy Assistant Attorney Sally Yates contacted Conley and hired her as a primary advisor on civil rights issues. She

The reflections of pedestrians are seen in a window of the International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Watson headquarters in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. To help commercialize the technology famous for beating humans on the "Jeopardy!" game show, new languages such as Portuguese and Japanese are being added to the Watson service this year, said Stephen Gold, vice president of the Watson Group business. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: IBM Expands eDiscovery Technology

• IBM said it is updating the discovery service of its artificial intelligence-powered platform Watson with an expansion of its eDiscovery and business research technology. (Legaltech News) • Big banks and technology companies are fighting over control of a very valuable commodity — users’ personal data. (New York Times DealBook) • Is Deutsche Bank’s refusal to pay junior lawyers

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Alston & Bird Opens Office in San Francisco, Expands in L.A.

Alston & Bird is expanding its wingspan with a new San Francisco office and new hires from Reed Smith in Los Angeles focusing on class actions. Robert “Bo” Phillips, who led Reed Smith’s class action team, and Michael Agoglia, former Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office managing partner and co-chair of the financial services litigation

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Where Have All the Big Law Associates Gone? (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: This column is written by two legal recruiters. By Bob Graff and Michelle Fivel, Major, Lindsey & Africa Sourcing and recruiting qualified, experienced mid-level associates has become difficult. Today, there are significantly fewer candidates than there had been previously, and law firms, as well as in-house legal teams, are feeling the pinch. There

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Wake Up Call: Bharara Said to Consider Law School and Private Practice

• Fired by President Donald Trump, former Manhattan federal prosecutor Preet Bharara is said to be mulling job offers from law schools at Columbia, Harvard and New York University, or a possible return to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP or Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. (Wall Street Journal) • Senators today will get their first