Author Archives: Bloomberg Media

Attorney Evan Greebel exits federal court in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. Greebel is accused of conspiring with Martin Shkreli, chief executive officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC, who was arrested on alleged securities fraud related to Retrophin Inc., a biotech firm he founded in 2011. Photo by John Taggart/Bloomberg

Shkreli Lawyer, on Trial Himself, Seeks Distance From Shkreli

Shkreli Lawyer, on Trial Himself, Seeks Distance From Shkreli

By Christie Smythe, Bloomberg News Evan Greebel, a lawyer who once advised Martin Shkreli, went on trial this week on charges that he helped Shkreli defraud the company he founded, Retrophin Inc. Greebel’s first hurdle is to distance himself from Shkreli. In opening statements on Friday, Greebel’s lawyer told jurors that the 44-year-old father of

The Federal Trade Commission headquarters stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.  Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Trump Picks Lawyer Simons to Lead FTC Amid Equifax Breach Probe

By David McLaughlin and Margaret Talev, Bloomberg News President Donald Trump will nominate Washington antitrust attorney Joseph Simons as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, the White House said Thursday. Simons, a partner at the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, would be appointed to a seven-year term and take over upon

The United States Patent and Trademark Office.  By Paul J. Richards (AFP/Getty Images)

Tribal Lawyer Shops Patent-Shielding Idea to State Universities

By Susan Decker, Bloomberg News Despite a federal judge’s skepticism of a drugmaker’s attempt to shield patents by selling them to an Indian tribe, the tribe’s lawyer is inviting other organizations to take advantage of the idea. He’s in talks with some state universities, historically black colleges and other Indian tribes with funding woes that

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Facebook, Twitter Plan to Send Top Lawyers to Congress Hearings

By Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg News Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. will both send their top lawyers to testify Nov. 1 in front of Congressional committees investigating how Russian state actors used social networks and online platforms to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch and Twitter’s acting General Counsel

A file photo dated May 22, 2015 shows US producer Harvey Weinstein (L) and his wife Georgina Chapman (R) attending screening of the film 'The Little Prince' at the 68th international film festival in Cannes, France. Harvey Weinstein has been excluded from his production company over the sexual harassment allegations. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

How Lawyers Protect the Harvey Weinstein in Your Workplace

By Rebecca Greenfield, Bloomberg News A first-year associate at a Manhattan law firm brought her complaint of sexual harassment to the managing partner. Her male boss, she said, had told her to take off her clothing. After months during which she continued to work for the same man, she left, signing a nondisclosure agreement in

Charles Jacobs, senior partner and chairman at Linklaters, discusses China's M&A outlook following the nation's upcoming party congress. He speaks with Bloomberg's Ruth David on "Bloomberg Markets." (Video extended to include full interview.) (Source: Bloomberg)

Linklaters Chairman Says China Is a Massive M&A Player

Charles Jacobs, Senior Partner and Chairman at Linklaters, discusses China’s M&A outlook following the nation’s upcoming party congress. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets.”   See Linklaters’ Litigation Analytics on Bloomberg Law. Subscribe to the Big Law Business podcast on iTunes. Want to receive more stories like this in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to our daily newsletter today!

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Trump’s EPA to Curb Legal Settlements With Environmentalists

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Bloomberg News The Trump administration moved Monday to curb settlements with conservationists and industry, instead vowing to fight cases designed to force the Environmental Protection Agency to take action. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said he is ending a “sue- and-settle” practice that has resulted in closed-door agreements committing the agency to

Apple Inc. signage stands on the Apple campus after an event in Cupertino, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Apple unveiled its most important new iPhone for years to take on growing competition from Samsung Electronics Co., Google and a host of Chinese smartphone makers. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Qualcomm Seeks China IPhone Ban, Expanding Apple Legal Fight 

By Ian King, Bloomberg News Qualcomm Inc. filed lawsuits in China seeking to ban the sale and manufacture of iPhones in the country, the chipmaker’s biggest shot at Apple Inc. so far in a sprawling and bitter legal fight. The San Diego-based company aims to inflict pain on Apple in the world’s largest market for

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Trump’s Campaign Paid His Son’s Russia-Probe Law Firm $238,000

By Bill Allison, Bloomberg News President Donald Trump’s re-election committee paid almost $238,000 in the third quarter to the law firm representing Donald Trump Jr. in connection with ongoing investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according campaign finance disclosures. Trump’s campaign made two payments — one in mid July, the other in early

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Pound’s Brexit Slump Means Higher Pay for Young London Lawyers

By Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg News The U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union is having an unintended consequence: higher pay for some of London’s top young lawyers. The increases for attorneys at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and other large practices come after some U.S. firms decided to set pay in dollars, and then convert it to pounds