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Wake Up Call: Deutsche Bank Won’t Pay for Junior Lawyers

Wake Up Call: Deutsche Bank Won’t Pay for Junior Lawyers

• Deutsche Bank said it will stop paying law firms for work done by their most junior lawyers. The move, coming as the bank reviews its roster of go-to firms, is an apparent first for a bank in Europe. (Legal Week) • Preet Bharara, the fired U.S. attorney in Manhattan who made his reputation as a corruption

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Bharara Joins NYU After Trump Fired Him as U.S. Attorney 

By David Voreacos, Bloomberg News Preet Bharara, the fired U.S. attorney in Manhattan who made his reputation as a corruption buster and Wall Street enforcer, is joining the New York University School of Law as a distinguished scholar, school officials said. Bharara, who took on New York state lawmakers, hedge fund managers and Bernie Madoff’s

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Wake Up Call: Bharara Said to Consider Law School and Private Practice

• Fired by President Donald Trump, former Manhattan federal prosecutor Preet Bharara is said to be mulling job offers from law schools at Columbia, Harvard and New York University, or a possible return to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP or Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. (Wall Street Journal) • Senators today will get their first

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UNH Law’s New Dean: Legal Education Needs to Change

Megan Carpenter thinks legal education has been isolated from other academic disciplines for far too long and that law schools need to come back into the fold. As the newly appointed dean of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, Carpenter is one of a handful of people around the country in a position to make this happen. “We’ve

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Wake Up Call: Missing Oxford Comma Leads to Ruling

• Who knew Oxford commas could mean so much? A Maine federal appeals court’s ruling in favor of dairy drivers seeking overtime pay came down to a single missing comma in a law detailing jobs that don’t qualify for it. The court held that Maine overtime law was grammatically ambiguous, and therefore, the drivers were eligible for overtime. (

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Wake Up Call: Brooklyn Jury Convicts Arent Fox Partner of Insider Trading

• A Brooklyn federal jury convicted Robert Schulman, an Arent Fox patent prosecution and intellectual property litigation partner in Washington, D.C., of insider trading linked to Pfizer Inc.’s $3.6 billion acquisition in 2010 of King Pharmaceuticals Inc. Arent Fox said Schulman has been booted from the firm. (New York Law Journal) • In a move that illustrates how the

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Wake Up Call: Bharara Firing Reflects Trump Battle on Enforcement

• President Donald Trump’s abrupt firing of Manhattan federal prosecutor Preet Bharara reflects a bruising battle building between his administration and U.S. law enforcement agencies. (Bloomberg via BLB) Bharara was among 46 Obama-era holdover U.S. Attorneys asked to resign Friday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on a list that also included Eastern District U.S. Attorney Robert Capers.

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Here’s Why It Just Got Easier to Apply to Harvard Law

By Shahien Nasiripour, Bloomberg News Demand for American law school degrees has fallen off a cliff. Harvard Law School, which counts more than half of the current U.S. Supreme Court and Barack Obama as alumni, is no exception. The school’s Wednesday announcement that it will begin to accept the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) over the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) from

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Wake Up Call: Ropes & Gray to Spin Off Patent Practice

• Boston-based Ropes & Gray plans to spin off about 100 lawyers and staff over the next couple of months in a major restructuring aimed at creating a new patent prosecution practice firm. Joseph Giuliano, co-head of Ropes & Gray’s IP rights management practice in New York, will head the as-yet-unnamed firm. (Am Law Daily) • President