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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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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

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Wake Up Call: White & Case Delays Australia Opening Over Lawsuit

• White & Case has delayed its opening of an Australian practice as a result of a lawsuit filed by London-based Herbert Smith Freehills against eight partners poached by the U.S. firm. (The Lawyer) In court papers, Herbert Smith Freehills alleges that the departures were “coordinated.” (Lawyers Weekly) • Microsoft Corp. is planning to overhaul its internal system for

Wake Up Call: Davis Polk Partners Earn $3.75M on Average

•  After a somewhat flat 2015, Davis Polk & Wardwell has rebounded, according to its managing partner, Thomas Reid. Pushing through headwinds in capital markets and jittery European and Asian markets, the firm posted about 10.3 percent growth in revenue, to $1.18 billion in, 2016, with profits per partner surging about 12.5 percent to $3.75 million. (Am Law Daily)

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Wake Up Call: HP to Dock Fees on Firms Lagging on Diversity

• HP Inc.’s chief legal officer and general counsel, Kim Rivera, warned law firm partners in a recent letter that U.S. firms could see 10 percent of their fees withheld if they fall short of the company’s diversity requirements. In an interview, Rivera said law firms have “embraced” the policy. (Corporate Counsel) • The recently reported layoffs at K&L

Demonstrators hold Mexican flags during a protest to demand the Mexican government defend the country in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to economic policy in Mexico City, Mexico, on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Photographer: Cesar Rodriguez/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Mexico Wants Army of Lawyers to Fight Trump Deportations

• A group of Mexican officials, legislators, and other political figures wants to create an “army” of lawyers to help Mexicans fight deportation under Trump by clogging up the system. (Christian Science Monitor) • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel signed a 15-year agreement renewing its lease on premises in midtown Manhattan, but for about 50,000

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Law School Rankings Still Drive Scholarship Awards (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author is a law professor who clerked for Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor. By Deborah Jones Merritt, John Deaver Drinko/Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law, Ohio State Moritz College of Law It’s an open secret in legal education: Law schools substantially discount tuition for selected students. Classmates sitting side by

Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, right, smiles during a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photographer: Alex Wong/Pool via Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Gorsuch Told Senator Trump’s Judge Comments ‘Disheartening’

• U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch told a Democratic senator he found Donald Trump’s comments criticizing the judiciary over a federal court order that blocked his immigration ban “disheartening” and “demoralizing.” (Bloomberg) Gorsuch’s comments could help “score points” for his Senate confirmation process by demonstrating he can stand up to Trump. (National Law Journal) However, Connecticut