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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

The skyline of Houston Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher (Bloomberg News)

DLA Piper to Acquire 60 Lawyers in L.A. Boutique Liner

DLA Piper announced Thursday that it is merging with the Los Angeles-based boutique, Liner LLP. Liner lists approximately 70 attorneys on its website and two offices in Los Angeles, one downtown and one on the Westside, and a third office in New York. The merger does not take effect until October, and it was not yet clear

Robert Mueller, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and special counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice. Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg

Mueller Expands Probe to Trump Business Transactions

The U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia in last year’s election is examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump’s businesses as well as those of his associates, according to a person familiar with the probe. The president told the New York Times on Wednesday that any digging

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

A man walks along a viewing platform in front of residential buildings in Chongqing, China, on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. The municipality of 30 million people's state-led development approach fueled growth of 11 percent last year, the fastest pace nationwide, with President Xi Jinping praising policy innovations that have included subsidized housing and relaxed residency rules that encourage labor mobility. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

ZTO Sued Over `Untrue Statements’ in Biggest U.S. IPO in 2016

By Erik Larson, Bloomberg News ZTO Express Inc., the Chinese delivery service that had the biggest U.S. initial public offering in 2016, was sued by an investor for allegedly inflating profit margins to exceed industry peers and lure investors. The Shanghai-based company, which gets most of its business from Alibaba Holding Group Ltd., uses a


A Conversation With the First Woman To Chair Dorsey’s Policy Committee

Dorsey & Whitney announced this week that Minneapolis-based Tax Partner Kim Severson has been named chair of the firm’s policy committee, making her the first woman to ever hold the position. The partner-elected policy committee, which acts as the firm’s board of directors, is responsible for overseeing the strategies and policies of the firm. Severson

Martin London, of counsel at Paul Weiss, speaks about his new book with Big Law Business at his New York City office. Photo: Casey Sullivan/ BLB

Paul Weiss Lawyer Recalls Top Clients and Fighting Trump in Memoir

In recent weeks, Martin London, the onetime chair of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, has been making the rounds in the firm’s halls in New York to speak about his new self-published book, available on Amazon, titled “The Client Decides.” The 343-page memoir recounts various representations he made during his career as a lawyer at Paul Weiss —

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Legal Industry Leads in Transgender Policies for Employees

By Gayle Cinquegrani, Bloomberg BNA When Baker McKenzie recently announced it had adopted guidelines for addressing the needs of its transgender and gender nonconforming employees, it joined a growing group of law firms with formal policies for transgender employees. Law firms are often among the highest-rated workplaces for LGBT equality, according to the Human Rights Campaign.