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

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

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: Get Ready for Gorsuch’s Confirmation Hearings

• Over a year after Republicans first refused to consider President Barack Obama’s pick to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia, confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch would give President Donald Trump his first big chance to put a long-lasting mark on the court. (Washington Post) What to expect from the

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Here’s One Class Action Ted Frank Won’t Be Objecting To

By Perry Cooper, Bloomberg BNA  Frequent class settlement objector Ted Frank won’t be objecting to this class action — here, he’s the lead plaintiff. Frank turned to Edelson P.C., a plaintiffs’ class action firm focused on technology and privacy, to file his putative class suit over unsolicited robocalls. He alleges BMOCorp. Inc. made calls to

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Wake Up Call: House Bill a ‘Death Sentence’ for Plaintiffs’ Firms

• President Donald Trump has pro-business groups optimistic that Congress will finally pass legislation that would discourage class actions and generally make it harder to sue businesses. A Columbia Law professor said one of a series bills that the House is considering could be a “death sentence” for large plaintiffs’ firms. However, passage of such a bill by the Senate is far from certain. (Bloomberg

Thomas "Tom" Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), listens during an open meeting to vote on internet regulations in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Ex-FCC Enforcement Chief ‘Concerned’ About Future of Agency

Boies Schiller Flexner announced Thursday that it recruited Travis LeBlanc, the outgoing top enforcement lawyer at the Federal Communications Commission, as a partner who will work on privacy and cybersecurity matters. While at the FCC, LeBlanc led the charge on enforcement actions related to consumer protection and fraud but he fears the agency will move in

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Wake Up Call: Trump to Pick Francisco for U.S. Solicitor General

• President Donald Trump said former Jones Day lawyer Noel Francisco is his man for U.S. solicitor general. Francisco, who clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia at the U.S. Supreme Court, has already been both deputy and acting solicitor general since Trump’s inauguration in January. (Bloomberg) • Harvard Law School said it will allow applicants to submit either Graduate Record

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Judge Walton Journeyed From Football to FISA Court

Judge Reggie Walton was appointed to judgeships by three presidents, and football helped him get there, the judge told Bloomberg BNA. “I probably would not have gone to college” but for a football scholarship because “I didn’t come from a family with a lot of resources,” the senior judge for the U.S District Court for the District of Columbia said.

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Law Firm Partner’s Twitter Account Draws Questions During Vetting

Sullivan & Cromwell’s Brent McIntosh holds an impressive resume with stints in the White House and top positions in the U.S. Department of Justice. Will his use of Twitter sabotage the next stage in his career, as the proposed general counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department? The co-head of S&C’s cybersecurity practice had been selected to be the agency’s top

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Yahoo Counsel Leaves After Hack Investigation Finds Lack of Action

By Brian Womack, Bloomberg News Yahoo! Inc. General Counsel Ron Bell has left the company after an investigation of security breaches in recent months found that the legal team had enough information to warrant further inquiry but didn’t sufficiently pursue it. Bell resigned Wednesday and no payments are being made in connection with the move,