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Wake Up Call: Linklaters to Spin Off Chinese Law Firm

Wake Up Call: Linklaters to Spin Off Chinese Law Firm

• Linklaters said it has Chinese regulatory approval to launch an independent “best friends” firm able to practice under Chinese law. Linklaters said its joint firm staffed by three Chinese partners and 16 lawyers spun off from the U.K. firm will be legal to advise on Chinese law from their office in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. (Legal Week). •

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Hogan Lovells’ CEO & Akin Gump’s Chair Interview Each Other

Part 1: the Trump administration and travel ban, Brexit’s impact on the industry, and diversity and inclusion at large law firms.   Last year Big Law Business launched a video series featuring one-on-one conversations between leaders of top grossing law firms. The idea is to see a face-to-face discussion of the most important issues facing law firms today; a


Wake Up Call: Big Law Widow Awarded $3M in GSK Case

• A Chicago federal jury awarded $3 million to the widow of former Reed Smith corporate partner Stewart Dolin, finding GlaxoSmithKline plc responsible for Dolin’s 2010 suicide. Stewart’s widow argued that the pharmaceutical giant failed to warn her husband’s doctor of risks linked to paroxetine, the anti-depressant Stewart was taking when he stepped in front of a Chicago subway train. (Chicago Tribune)

Paul Hastings Picks Up Homeland Security’s Cyber Lawyer

Paul Hastings announced it has hired Robert Silvers, the outgoing assistant secretary for cyber policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Silvers joined the Washington, D.C. office this week as a partner in the firm’s privacy and cybersecurity group and its white collar group. It’s not Silvers’ first stint in private practice, but his specialty has shifted:

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Wake Up Call: Paul Weiss Investigates New Claims Against O’Reilly

• Prospects are dimming for Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s return to the network after new sexual harassment allegations came out against him this week, though Fox has yet to make a final decision on his future. At the center of the drama is Paul, Weiss, which is investigating the allegations, and Marc Kasowitz, who is representing O’Reilly. (Bloomberg)

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Outer-Space Hacking a Top Concern for NASA’s Cybersecurity Chief

By Nafeesa Syeed, Bloomberg News NASA scientists glean valuable data about powerful space explosions and the energy of black holes from their Swift and Fermi satellites. The projects were supposed to last a few years. Instead, they’ve survived for more than a decade. That’s great for researchers but a challenge for Jeanette Hanna-Ruiz because of

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Corporate Counsel Group Issues Law Firm Cyber Guidance

By Michael Greene, Bloomberg BNA The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has issued its first-ever guidelines on the basic data security measures that in-house counsel should expect from their law firms, in the wake of reported data breaches at Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, Weil Gotshal & Manges LP and other firms. Some of corporate America’s most sensitive

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Wake Up Call: Convicted Bank Robber Becomes Law Professor

•  During his 10 years in federal prison, Shon Hopwood showed a knack for the law, and when he got out he won a spot at the University of Washington School of Law on a Gates scholarship. Hopwood just got hired as a professor by Georgetown University School of Law to teach criminal justice and prison law to first-year

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Wake Up Call: Crowell & Moring and Herrick Talks Have Ended

• The 440-lawyer firm Crowell & Moring and 132-lawyer Herrick Feinstein, which were said last December to be talking about a merger, said the talks have gone nowhere. (BLB) • BLB recently talked to Scott Wallace, co-chair of the Wallace Global Fund, about the fund’s decision to fire Morgan Lewis & Bockius as its outside firm because of