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Acosta Labor Department May Go Light on Litigation

Acosta Labor Department May Go Light on Litigation

By Chris Opfer, Bloomberg BNA Labor secretary nominee R. Alexander Acosta has shown an interest in enforcing laws without costly courtroom battles. That may signal a kinder, gentler DOL for employers if he’s confirmed to the post. The employer community has been expecting the Labor Department to take a more collaborative approach to enforcement of

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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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Anthem Lobbyist Among Contenders for Top Antitrust Job in U.S.

By Zachary Tracer and Jef Feeley, Bloomberg News One of the Trump administration’s contenders for a top antitrust job is a lobbyist who’s worked for health insurer Anthem Inc. on its proposed megamerger with Cigna Corp., a deal that regulators sued to block under former President Barack Obama last year. Makan Delrahim became a registered

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, shakes hands with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump during a news conference in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Obama Lawyers to Fight Trump on Ethics

• Top lawyers from the Obama administration have formed a group to fight against ethics violations they expect the Trump government to make. (Politico) • Lawyers and lobbyists are Brexit’s biggest winners. (New York Times) • President Donald Trump’s plan to round up and deport millions of undocumented immigrants is likely to trigger waves of lawsuits that may

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Wake Up Call: Philadelphia Taps Dechert in Immigration Battle

• With the Trump administration set to plow ahead with controversial immigration policies, Philadelphia has hired a team of attorneys from Dechert to advise it on how to handle expected legal clashes over its status as a city offering sanctuary. The city is also reported to be talking with attorneys from Hogan Lovells. (Legal Intelligencer) • Legal behemoth Norton

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Yale Law School Names First Female Dean

Yale Law School professor Heather Gerken has been selected as the school’s next dean, it announced on Tuesday. Gerken, one of the country’s leading experts on constitutional and election law, will be the school’s first female dean, Yale said in an announcement. Gerken shared the news Tuesday in a Twitter post… I'm so grateful to


Baker Botts Hires 9 Norton Rose Partners on Merger Day

On the same day Norton Rose Fulbright announced a combination with Chadbourne & Parke, which brings the firm a large presence in the Northeast, its Texas competitor Baker Botts announced that it had hired nine Norton Rose partners in its hometown of Houston. The group includes David Peterman, former head of Norton Rose Fulbright’s U.S.

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Wake Up Call: Uber Hires Holder to Review Sexual Harassment Claims

• Uber Technologies Inc. hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to head an independent review into a former software engineer’s sexual harassment claims. Holder’s firm Covington & Burling LLP earlier led a probe of Airbnb Inc.’s handling of discrimination on its home-sharing platform. (Bloomberg) • Fueled by star lateral hires, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison had a

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Morgan Lewis Chair on Asia-Pacific Expansion

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has big plans for Hong Kong. The firm started off Monday by announcing expansion in the Asia-Pacific in an application to become a registered foreign law firm in Hong Kong, seeking approval to associate with Luk & Partners, a newly formed Chinese law firm. Luk & Partners includes 13 attorneys who