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Spotify’s GC on Moving from Microsoft to the Music Streaming Service

Spotify’s GC on Moving from Microsoft to the Music Streaming Service

When Horacio Gutierrez left Microsoft Corporation last year to lead the law department at Spotify, he placed a bet on the music streaming company’s future. The 52-year-old lawyer had spent 18 years working up the ranks of the technology giant, earning himself a promotion to General Counsel and Corporate Vice President just six months before

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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

Signage is displayed at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) booth during the 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S., on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg

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

Attorney General Eric Holder swears Tony West in sworn in to begin his x-year tenure at the Department of Justice. West's wife, X Harris, holds the Bible.

Tony West: From Student Body President to PepsiCo General Counsel

Tony West Executive vice president, government affairs, general counsel, corporate secretary of PepsiCo Inc. Tony West is executive vice president of government affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary at PepsiCo Inc. Previously, West worked for the Obama administration in the Department of Justice, first as assistant attorney general in charge of the civil division, then

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Chelsea Grayson: From Law Clerk to American Apparel CEO

Chelsea Grayson Chief Executive Officer of American Apparel   Chelsea Grayson, chief executive officer of American Apparel, originally joined the company in 2014 as general counsel and rose to the top roughly two years later. She previously spent her entire professional career focusing on mergers and acquisitions at Jones Day and Loeb & Loeb. In February, a

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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.

Roger Meltzer, right, with John Meltzer and Derek Jeter.

Roger Meltzer: From Representing Drexel Burnham to DLA Piper Co-Chair

Roger Meltzer Global and Americas Co-Chairman of DLA Piper   Roger Meltzer, 65, DLA Piper’s global co-chairman and Americas co-chairman, has practiced corporate and securities law for more than 35 years. Meltzer’s clients include commercial banks, investment banking firms, corporations, as well as private equity and investment funds. Below is Meltzer’s story in his own words.  Education Horace

Karp, who once harbored dreams of becoming a professional golfer, on the links with hockey legend Mark Messier.

Brad Karp: From Dreams of Congress to Chair of Paul Weiss

Brad Karp Chairman of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Brad Karp, chair of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, has worked at the firm his entire professional career. Today, his clients include major banks such as Citigroup and the National Football League, and he continues to practice while growing the firm, which was the

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Outgoing Harvard Law Dean on Diversity, Fake News and Her Future Plans

On Tuesday, Harvard Law School announced that Martha Minow, its 62-year-old dean, would step down from her role after the end of the academic year. Minow, over an eight-year tenure, was known for adding clinics in areas such as criminal law, policy, immigration and needs of military veterans, the school said. Over the past year, a

Actor Alec Baldwin, left, and actress Tina Fey hold their awards for their work in "30 Rock", at the 66th Annual Golden Globes Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009. Photographer: Francis Specker/Bloomberg News

Alec Baldwin to Portray Brooklyn Prosecutor

It’s many lawyers’ dream to have a Hollywood script based on them. But it’s hard to think of many lawyers who have achieved such a fantasy. Today, we have news reports that Alec Baldwin is set to portray the controversial Brooklyn prosecutor Michael Vecchione in a new TV series adapted from the lawyer’s 2015 book, Crooked Brooklyn. The New York Post’s