Author Archives: June Grasso


Lawyers Clean Up as Litigation Finance Business Booms (Audio)

Lawyers Clean Up as Litigation Finance Business Booms (Audio)

Paul Barrett, an editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses the growing business of litigation finance, in which law firms sell an interest in potential recoveries from lawsuits. He speaks on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Law.”     Big Law Business interviewed Christopher Bogart, CEO of Burford Capital, in 2015 about his firm’s litigation finance process.  

Lobby of Wells Fargo office at 150 E 42nd St, New York, NY. Photo by Josh Block

Independent Report Finds Wells Fargo Lawyers at Fault (Audio)

  Last week Big Law Business’s Gabe Friedman reported on Shearman & Sterling’s investigation into the Wells Fargo sales scandal. Earlier today, he discussed the story, which found that the bank’s legal department focused too much on cost-containment, and made the scandal worse. Gabe speaks on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Law.”   Subscribe to the

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Supreme Court Hears ‘Offensive’ Trademarks Case (Audio)

  A provision that allows federal officials to withhold some legal protections for trademarks that are deemed disparaging was under review at the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday. Greg Stohr, Supreme Court Reporter for Bloomberg News discusses the case, centering on the name of an Asian-American rock band called The Slants, on the “Bloomberg Law” radio program.

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Star Trek Fan Film Cannot Claim Fair Use (Audio)

A fan-made Star Trek series prequel, from Axanar Productions, cannot claim fair use as a defense in the Paramount and CBS copyright lawsuit. Erin Ranahan, a partner at Winston & Strawn and the attorney representing Axanar Productions, and Michael Risch, a professor at Villanova University Law School, discuss the ruling on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Law.”

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Eric Holder to Lead Effort Against GOP ‘Gerrymandering on Steroids’ (Audio)

Richard Briffault, a professor at Columbia Law School, and Josh Douglas, a professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law, discuss a speech by former attorney general Eric Holder about the political risks of racial gerrymandering, on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Law.” ››››› Listen to the Big Law Business podcast

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Will Anthem’s $48 Billion Takeover of Cigna Survive? (Audio)

The proposed Anthem and Cigna merger would be the largest health care merger in U.S. history, but the federal government is suing to block it. Jennifer Rie, a senior litigation analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence, discusses the proposed merger, and whether or not the two companies actually want the merger to go through. She speaks on

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Election Recount Takes Away from ‘Bigger Problems’ (Audio)

The vote recount in the United States presidential election, which has already been criticized by several members of Donald Trump’s transition team, is discussed with Joshua Douglas, a professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law. He speaks on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Law.” ›››››