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

Wake Up Call: Kasowitz Partner Exits, Seeking ‘Warmth’

Wake Up Call: Kasowitz Partner Exits, Seeking ‘Warmth’

• DLA Piper said Thursday that it is acquiring about 60 lawyers in Los Angeles through a merger with the L.A.-based boutique, Liner LLP, planned for October. DLA Piper’s global co-chairman, Roger Meltzer, said the deal raises the firm to among the largest in Los Angeles. (BLB) • Amidst the brouhaha surrounding Kasowitz Benson Torres’ representation of Trump, the firm is

Views Of The Capitol As Senate Adopts Budget With Cuts That Don't Privatize Medicare

Former Justice Official Joins Katten Environment, Safety Team

Natalia Sorgente, a former associate deputy U.S. attorney general and former chief of staff at the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources division, has joined Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP as a partner in its environmental and workplace safety litigation practices, the firm announced July 20. Sorgente will focus on environmental civil and criminal litigation, internal

The Federal Trade Commission headquarters stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.  Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Shearman & Sterling Lawyer Lands Top FTC Competition Post

By Alexei Alexis, Bloomberg BNA Antitrust lawyer Bruce Hoffman has been tapped to take over the Federal Trade Commission’s competition team, the agency said July 20. Hoffman, who recently became a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP, has been named acting director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, effective Aug. 7. He is currently global

Views Of The Capitol As Senate Adopts Budget With Cuts That Don't Privatize Medicare

Hogan Lovells Hires Top FDA Lawyer

David Horowitz, who spent the past 25 years working in the Department of Health and Human Services, most recently as deputy general counsel, has joined Hogan Lovells as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. At Hogan Lovells, Horowitz will join the government regulatory practice group, and focus on helping pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies with

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

Round Up: The Latest Hires and Promotions in Big Law

Below are the most recent partner hires, promotions and general counsel appointments. The column covers moves announced from July 5 to 13.   Sidley Austin announced the addition of two new partners in its Houston office on July 5th. David Asmus focuses on mergers and acquisitions, project development, and finance transactions. He is also a

Marc Kasowitz. Photo by Jim Watson (AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Ready to Shake Things Up as Russia Investigations Grind On

By Jennifer Jacobs, Justin Sink and Ros Krasny, Bloomberg News President Donald Trump is planning to shake up his legal team and is also evaluating options for his communications shop as the FBI and congressional investigations into his campaign’s possible ties to Russia heat up. The president’s long-time attorney, Marc Kasowitz, will likely be eased

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Wake Up Call: Linklaters Lawyer Tied to Insider Trading Case

•  Federal authorities in Boston arrested the husband of a New York Linklaters associate, accusing him of making $120,000 of illegal trades on information he got about two corporate mergers his wife helped handle at the firm. The arrested man, Fei Yan, is a Chinese researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Linklaters said it has suspended the