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AUSTIN, TX - APRIL 8:  Attorney David Boies discusses the issue of gay marriage during the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library April 8, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The summit is marking the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act legislation, with U.S. President Barack Obama making the keynote speech on April 10.  (Photo by Jay Janner-Pool/Getty Images)

David Boies is Trying to Make His Law Firm Outlive Him

David Boies is Trying to Make His Law Firm Outlive Him

One of David Boies’s problems is that he has too many clients. This month, as numerous women emerged and accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault, Boies – once his lawyer – found himself in a jam. “We’ve been conflicted out of that,” said Boies. His firm had represented Weinstein, and Boies said it

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When the Wachtell Memo Strikes

Wachtell Lipton isn’t involved in the latest showdown between billionaire investor Nelson Peltz, and Procter & Gamble, where he is seeking a board seat. But that didn’t stop industry icon Marty Lipton from issuing a memo of lessons board rooms can take away from the saga. Just last Friday, Peltz received a key endorsement from

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KPMG Hires WilmerHale Alum as General Counsel

Accounting giant KPMG announced the appointment of Tonya T. Robinson as the company’s top lawyer, replacing Joseph I. Loonan, who held the role of general counsel for 12 years. In a statement released Monday, KPMG said that Loonan will remain as special counsel to the chairman of KPMG. Robinson takes over responsibility for coordinating legal

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Reflecting Industry, Law Firm Wants to Be Bigger

Once upon a time an 800-lawyer firm was considered big, but not anymore. Just talk to Tom Fitzgerald, managing partner of Winston & Strawn. His firm — which counted 800 lawyers in 2016 and now has more than 900 — has just this year opened an office in Dallas, hired teams of corporate lawyers in New York and

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Kirkland Hires JPMorgan Hedge Fund GC

In its latest effort to bolster its private equity practice, Kirkland & Ellis has brought on board the general counsel of Highbridge Capital Management, a New York-based fund owned by JPMorgan. Joshua Cohen, 37, will join Kirkland’s Chicago office as a partner in its 230-attorney investment funds group, the firm announced on Tuesday. Outside of

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Ropes & Gray Leaders on ‘Unusual’ Turnover

This year, Ropes & Gray has seen some “unusual” turnover — as its managing partner recently put it in an interview — especially for a firm that operates in the upper echelon of corporate legal services. But firm leaders say the number of exits don’t tell the whole story. “Many who have left — we haven’t necessarily prevented them