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Kellyanne Conway, senior advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, prepares for a television interview outside the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Law Professors File Ethics Complaint Against Kellyanne Conway

Law Professors File Ethics Complaint Against Kellyanne Conway

Earlier this week a group of law professors filed a professional misconduct complaint against Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, saying that her false statements to the media have constituted a violation of her ethics obligations as an attorney. The letter, filed with the office that oversees lawyer disciplinary action in D.C. on Feb. 20, cited

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Are Cyber Lawyers Poised to Play Bigger Role in M&A?

While speaking at a conference in Texas last month, Vinson & Elkins partner Devika Kornbacher asked two in-house lawyers who specialize in privacy law whether they sit at the table when their companies participate in M&A deals. They said no. Kornbacher thinks privacy lawyers are poised to take on a bigger role in M&A deals,

Law Firm Partner Promotions

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,

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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

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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

A poster letting people know that no business will be conducted on Washington's Birthday (then celebrated on February 22).

Happy Birthday, George!

  Big Law Business will be off on Monday, February 20 to celebrate the birthday of George Washington.* We’ll get back to chronicling the business of law on Tuesday. See you back here then.   *Why Washington’s Birthday and not Presidents’ Day to include Abraham Lincoln (born February 12)? The holiday is designated as “Washington’s Birthday” in

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10 Things Lawyers Should Consider When Taking Risk (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author of this post works in-house for Microsoft and is based in Chicago.  By Dennis Garcia, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation Recent geopolitical developments have made our world increasingly unpredictable. More than ever before lawyers need to bring their “A” game every single day to help their clients take smart risks as they

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