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Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Uber Investigator Eric Holder Asserts His Independence

Uber Investigator Eric Holder Asserts His Independence

By Eric Newcomer and Brad Stone, Bloomberg News Eric Holder, the former U.S. attorney general hired by Uber Technologies Inc. to investigate sexual harassment claims, pledged to act with complete independence in his review of how the company handled the situation. Speaking for the first time since he was appointed as a lead on an

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Breaking News!? Lawyers Promoted to Partner

  When a lawyer makes partner at a large law firm, is it news? During Big Law partner promotion season we noticed what seemed like a new trend among law firm communications departments. Have you noticed this too? In a popular video essay format, as seen on YouTube channels like Nerdwriter1 and Every Frame a Painting,

Demonstrators hold signs and march towards Federal Plaza protesting U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order blocking visitors from seven predominantly Muslim nations in New York, U.S., on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Group Seeks Pro Bono Volunteers to Fight Travel Ban

• Trump’s effort to bar travelers from seven mostly Muslim nations is on track for the U.S. Supreme Court. After a Seattle judge issued a nationwide restraining order against the ban, a San Francisco appeals court rejected the administration’s petition for emergency reinstatement, but the court could make its full ruling as early as Monday. The losing side may

Lady Gaga sings the National Anthem at Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Matt Cowan/Getty Images)

The Lawyering of Super Bowl 51

Houston litigator Tom Ajamie is going to Super Bowl 51, but he’s prepared to spend the entire game working. “If I don’t see the game because I’m busy with legal issues, that’s okay,” he said. “I’ll be doing my job. I prefer doing my job.” Blasphemy? Maybe if you’re a fan of the New England

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A Chat with Venable’s New Chair

While the country remained fixated on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination, another transition took place in Washington, D.C. at the top of one of the city’s large law firms. Stuart P. Ingis, who co-leads the privacy practice at Venable LLP, quietly became chair of his firm, which has nearly 700 lawyers in nine offices

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NYC Artifacts Find a Home at This Law Firm

    During a recent tour of Herrick, Feinstein’s New York City artifacts, Belinda Schwartz, chair of the law firm’s real estate department, told Big Law Business about the inspiration she and her fellow lawyers draw from the collection on display throughout their Park Avenue office. “It is the kind of art that, when you look

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ALM Names Executive Editor of The American Lawyer

The American Lawyer has a new top editor. Longtime Philadelphia business of law journalist Gina Passarella has been appointed to Executive Editor of The American Lawyer, it was announced on Monday internally and shared with Big Law Business Friday. The appointment comes after the position of Kim Kleman, editor in chief of The American Lawyer,

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Wake Up Call: ‘Russia Law Firm of the Year’ at Trump Presser

• In his first press conference since July, President-elect Donald J. Trump introduced Morgan Lewis & Bockius partner Sheri Dillon as the lawyer tasked with ironing out any conflicts created by his myriad business interests before he takes office. It’s not often that a Big Law partner is thrust into the international spotlight like that. (BLB) But is

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Chadbourne Foe to Represent Attorney Suing Sedgwick

David Sanford, the employment attorney leading the charge in an ongoing equal pay class-action against Chadbourne & Parke, has become lead counsel on a gender discrimination suit against another law firm, Sedgwick, and he’s upping the stakes. In a new complaint filed Wednesday, Sanford alleged Chicago-based Sedgwick partner Traci Ribeiro was again underpaid and passed

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