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Why Women Leave Big Law to Start Their Own Firms

Wake Up Call: Why Women Leave Big Law to Start Their Own Firms

Wake Up Call: Why Women Leave Big Law to Start Their Own Firms

• In a story package published on Big Law Business, reporter Stephanie Russell-Kraft interviewed more than 20 women who departed their jobs at large law firms to start their own firms, more than half of whom became partner before departing Big Law. There were significant commonalities in their stories, chief among them frustration — with what

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Equifax Asked by AGs to Stop Selling Monitoring Services

By Chris Dolmetsch, Bloomberg News Equifax Inc. should stop selling credit-monitoring on its web site and take advantage of confused customers who don’t know they can get the service for free, said a group of attorneys general investigating the company’s massive data breach. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, who is helping lead the probe by

A monitor displays Equifax Inc. signage on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. The dollar fell to the weakest in more than two years, while stocks were mixed as natural disasters damped expectations for another U.S. rate increase this year. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Equifax Lawyers Up, Hires King & Spalding

• Equifax Inc. hired King & Spalding’s Phyllis Sumner, a partner and chief privacy officer, to lead its defense against more than 70 class actions filed over its massive data breach. (Daily Report) The Federal Trade Commission and a powerful Congressional committee are investigating the data breach. (Bloomberg) The breach made clear that credit monitoring in the U.S. is

Morning Commuters In Beijing's Central Business District As China's Communist Leaders Grapple With Inequality

Wake Up Call: Squire Patton Boggs Loses Claim to Name in China

• If you browse to squirepattonboggs.net, you won’t get the web site of Washington, D.C.-based global law firm Squire Patton Boggs, rather you’ll get a Chinese site using the same name. The U.S. firm recently lost a legal fight with the Chinese company that legally registered that domain name, but it has vowed to fight on. The Chinese company similarly took on Norton

A logo sits on a window inside the offices of Uber Technologies Inc. at Factory Berlin tech hub in Berlin, Germany, on Monday, May 9th, 2016. Uber will start its low-cost UberX service in the German capital next month, according to reports. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Uber Top Lawyer Said to Be Leaving

• With Uber Technologies Inc. facing federal investigations and lawsuits, its new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi already needed to find a new general counsel to replace the recently promoted Salle Yoo. Now, Yoo is leaving her job as chief legal officer as soon as the company finds a new GC, sources tell Bloomberg News. (Bloomberg) (The Information)

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Top Priorities in Advanced Threat Detection

The unfortunate reality is that no organization can reasonably expect to keep intruders out of their network. Infiltration, however, need not result in data theft and negative business impact, especially if organizations become adept at detecting and responding to attacks early. In this era of advanced information security threats, cyber-criminals are increasingly able to bypass

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Wake Up Call: Trump Counsel McGahn Hires Quinn Emanuel Partner

• In an exclusive story on Big Law Business, Ballard Spahr has revealed plans to acquire the 25-lawyer New York First Amendment boutique Levine Sullivan Koch & Schultz, which represented the New York Times in Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against the media company for allegedly publishing an editorial that linked the former Alaskan governor to

Highways are empty after many residents have evacuated ahead of Hurricane Irma in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S., on Friday, Setp. 8, 2017. Hurricane Irma bulked up ahead of an all but certain collision with southern Florida after devastating a chain of Caribbean islands and threatening to become the most expensive storm in U.S. history. Photographer: Jayme Gershen/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Irma Floods Miami District Home to Law Firms

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Thousands are expected to gather at Ground Zero — survivors, rescuers, relatives and others — to remember the tragic day. Our thoughts are with all those affected.  • Brickell Avenue, South Florida’s version of Wall Street, turned into a fast-moving river Sunday as Hurricane Irma flooded the

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Wake Up Call: Madoff Fees Approach $1 Billion for Baker & Hostetler

• Since Baker & Hostetler partner Irving Picard was appointed trustee of funds recovered for victims of Bernard Madoff’s giant Ponzi scheme about a decade ago, the firm has racked up Madoff-related fees of about $925 million, a nice boost to its finances. (Bloomberg) (Am Law Daily) • Equifax Inc. revealed that its systems were hit by a cyberattack that may have