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Big Data Playing Bigger Role in Antitrust Review

Gabe Friedman
Mar 2017
Last December, Microsoft won early approval from the European Commission to purchase the professional networking site LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, despite lingering antitrust concerns. A key to its success? Microsoft “agreed to add Xing AG, Germany’s biggest professional-networking site, to its Windows software to eliminate opposition in the European Union antitrust review,” Bloomberg reported. By demonstrating that...
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Is Deutsche Bank’s Refusal to Pay Junior Lawyers Misguided?

Casey Sullivan
Mar 2017
Talk of the morning came out of the U.K., when Legal Week reported that Deutsche Bank will stop paying its outside law firms for work performed by newly qualified lawyers and trainees. “The decision, which will apply to firms appointed as a result of Deutsche’s current panel review, represents a first major move by a...
William R. McLucas of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hall and Dorr testifies at a joint meeting between the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on harmonizing financial regulation in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, September 3, 2009. Photographer: Brendan Hoffman/Bloomberg News

Two Insiders on SEC’s Possible Future Under Clayton

Gabe Friedman
Mar 2017
Sullivan & Cromwell’s Walter “Jay” Clayton is set on Thursday to testify in front of the Senate’s Banking Committee for a hearing on his nomination to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission. Clayton’s ties to Wall Street — his law firm has represented numerous banks during the bailout era, and his wife works at Goldman Sachs...




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