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Chelsea Grayson: From Law Clerk to American Apparel CEO

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

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Longtime Hogan Lovells Chairman Retires

Warren Gorrell, the onetime chair of Hogan Lovells who stepped down from his role as co-CEO in 2013, has announced his official retirement. The National Law Journal has a nice profile on the 62-year-old M&A lawyer, who represented General Electric on a number of transactions, including its $27 billion sale of real estate equity to Blackstone

Executive producer/writer Lisa Joy and executive producer/writer/director Jonathan Nolan speak onstage during the 'Westworld' panel discussion at the HBO portion of the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 30, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Westworld Co-Creator on Harvard Law and Writing a Screenplay While Studying for the Bar

Eight years ago, Lisa Joy studied for the California bar exam while finishing her first screenplay. After months of work, the Harvard Law graduate “happily” passed, but then said, Nahhh, tossed aside plans for the corporate consulting world and dove headlong into the movie business. Today, the 39-year-old screenwriter is the co-creator of the HBO series


29 Years Later: Akin Partner Looks Back

  Tony Pierce Partner in Charge of Washington, D.C. office, Akin Gump    Anthony Pierce joined Akin Gump one year out of law school and has spent the past 29 years at the firm. In 2008, he was elected Partner in Charge of the Washington, D.C. office. Below is his story. Education 1975 – 79: Chantilly High School

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Floyd Abrams on Trump, Fake News, and 53 Years at Cahill

Floyd Abrams, 80, has practiced at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP as many years as he has been married: 53. But his path to Cahill was nothing magical. In short, the federal judge he clerked for in Delaware handed him a list of law firm recommendations, and because it was alphabetical, Cahill stood at the top