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Former Dentons Associate Arrested on Extortion Charges

Former Dentons Associate Arrested on Extortion Charges

A former Dentons litigation associate was arrested in Los Angeles Thursday on charges that he tried to extort the firm for $210,000 and a piece of artwork from the office. Michael Potere, 32, accessed one of his partner’s email accounts, downloaded sensitive documents, and then threatened to leak them to Above the Law if the

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How to Successfully Negotiate Your Salary (Perspective)

By Mark Yacano and Sonya Som, Major, Lindsey & Africa Many lawyers spend their careers negotiating deals on behalf of clients, taking pains to prepare in advance so that they can reach an agreement that leaves both parties feeling whole. These negotiation skills are honed throughout their careers and further developed at home, with spouses,


Hunton & Williams Replaces D.C. Leadership Following Exits

Hunton & Williams’ on Monday announced several leadership changes in Washington, D.C. following the departure of its former office managing partner for Shearman & Sterling. The firm’s new D.C. managing partner Wendell L. Taylor has replaced antitrust lawyer David A. Higbee, who recently left the firm with four other Hunton & Williams attorneys for Shearman

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DOJ Seeks ‘Compliance Whisperer’ With Experience

By Liz Crampton, Bloomberg BNA The Justice Department’s fraud section is looking for a replacement compliance counsel as the current employee’s contract is set to expire later this year. Hui Chen, the current compliance counsel, was the first person to assume the position when she was hired two years ago to bring a private sector

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Men Six Times Less Likely to Say Gender Pay Gap ‘Definitely’ Exists

Women lawyers working in-house are far more likely than men to make lower salaries, and yet in a recent survey of over 1,800 in-house counsel, 34 percent of men said they do not “at all” believe a gender compensation gap exists. According to the report published this week by the Association of Corporate Counsel, there

Jordan Cross Ministries of Oroville volunteers carry boxes and a cot at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds evacuation center in Chico, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Crews worked overnight into Wednesday to reduce the risk of catastrophic flooding at the nation's tallest dam, racing to stay ahead of rains forecast for Wednesday. As the authorities lowered the level of the reservoir behind the dam, more than 100,000 people who had been evacuated began to return to their homes in the valley below it. Photographer: Michael Short/Bloomberg

O’Melveny To Offer Paid Volunteer Days For Staff

Law firms have long given attorneys the chance to pursue volunteer work and passion projects through pro bono hours. But those benefits don’t always extend to staff members, who can make up nearly half of a BigLaw firm’s workforce.  They will soon at O’Melveny & Myers, which will be offering one paid volunteer day per

Preet Bharara, right, former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, listens as Former FBI director James Comey, left, testifies in Congress. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Bharara ‘Absolutely’ Sees Enough Evidence for Case Against Trump

By Todd Shields, Bloomberg News Former New York U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said there’s enough evidence to begin an obstruction-of-justice case against President Donald Trump over last month’s dismissal of FBI Director James Comey. “There’s absolutely evidence to begin a case,” Bharara, who was fired by Trump in March and has emerged as a critic

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Hogan Lovells Attorney Named to EPA Enforcement Role

By Renee Schoof, Bloomberg BNA  Patrick Traylor, a partner at Hogan Lovells who represented clients on Clean Air Act enforcement and other matters, has started a new job as the EPA’s deputy assistant administrator in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. Traylor’s work at Hogan Lovells also included permitting for projects at refineries, petrochemical