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O’Melveny Practice Leader on the Evolving State of Sports Law

O’Melveny Practice Leader on the Evolving State of Sports Law

Irwin Raij sees opportunities for deal lawyers as the sports industry evolves. Hired at O’Melveny & Myers this month, Raij was brought on board to co-chair the firm’s lawyer sports industry practice group, which has made several prominent additions this year. “I see sports content evolving in so many different ways,” said Raij. “I think

Business Development in Big Law

How Lawyers Can Bring Customer Service to Their Organizations (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author of this post leads the legal support function to Microsoft’s U.S. Central Region Enterprise & Partner Group and is based in Chicago.  By Dennis Garcia, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation A lot has been written and discussed lately about some of the customer service challenges that various companies with high-profile brands have had

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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)

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Dentons Chair on ‘The Big Picture Race’ to Move Upstream

In today’s legal market, a lawyer who considers him or herself a generalist and doesn’t adapt to change may find themselves out of the job. At least that’s the case at the 7,600-lawyer Dentons, which this week experienced a mild tremor as news surfaced in The American Lawyer that “as many as 20 or more partners

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Tony Valukas Steps Down as Chair of Jenner & Block

Anton R. “Tony” Valukas, who oversaw the investigation into General Motors’ handling of a defective ignition switch in 2014, has stepped down as chair of Jenner & Block, the firm announced on Tuesday. Valukas, the former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, is also known for his 2009 lead role in producing the

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Trump Crackdown Confronts California Sanctuaries in Court

by Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg News The Trump administration has embarked on a border patrol agent recruiting drive and begun aggressive stings to arrest undocumented immigrants amid the president’s call for upping deportations. Standing in its way are so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to detain some potential deportees. Those jurisdictions are fighting back, with two of

Demonstrators gather in front of the newly opened Trump International Hotel to protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Trump’s Washington Hotel Seen Facing New Set of Legal Challenges

By Hui-Yong Yu, Bloomberg News A U.S. agency ruling affirming President Donald Trump’s right to operate a hotel in a Washington building leased from the government has opened a potential new legal battle over whether the contract grants him benefits in violation of the Constitution. Under the so-called domestic emoluments clause, the president is prohibited

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Quote of the Day: Honoring ‘Acute Disagreement’ at the Supreme Court

We are in an era when one of the most positive and powerful traditions of American democracy – the tradition of friendship between ideological rivals – is imperiled. And one of the most ominous threats for democracy – the systematic demonization of adversaries – is on the rise. — Allegheny College President James H. Mullen, Jr.,