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BLB GC Column: Top Fox News Lawyer Goes on Leave

BLB GC Column: Top Fox News Lawyer Goes on Leave

Every week, Big Law Business chronicles top developments in the general counsel community. Below are the most recent highlights.   Fox News Lawyer Takes Voluntary Leave of Absence  Fox News announced that its general counsel Dianne Brandi will take an unspecified leave of absence from the company, according to The Washington Post. Fox didn’t explain why she

Atlantic Media's Katherine Cusani (L) and General Counsel Aretae Wyler attend the Atlantic Private Dinner on April 24, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)

The Weekly BLB General Counsel Column

Every week, Big Law Business chronicles top developments in the general counsel community. Below are the most recent highlights.   The Atlantic’s Top Lawyer • Atlantic Media general counsel Aretae Wyler is combating scammers posing as editors and senior staff. Over the past few months, the scammers have sent out fraudulent job offerings to gain personal information from hopeful employees,

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Round Up: Zynga Hires Chief Legal Officer and Other Moves

Here’s what general counsel had to say the past week:   On the departure of PepsiCo’s former general counsel “PepsiCo did not engage in any retaliatory conduct and any allegations to the contrary are untrue,” the company said in a statement reported by the Wall Street Journal. The SEC could be investigating former general counsel

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Dentons Seeks to Expand in Africa Through Tie-Up

In the latest commitment to its African expansion, Dentons is set to hold a vote on a combination with what it says is the largest law firm in Uganda. Already a friend of the firm, Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA) could become further integrated into the Dentons network after a vote from both firms that may come in several weeks,

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Hogan Lovells Restructures U.K. Office, Cuts Support Staff

Hogan Lovells announced on Monday that it will transfer or remove 90 of its legal support and business administration jobs out of its office in London to branches of the firm in Johannesburg, South Africa and Birmingham, England. Hogan Lovells is moving 78 business services jobs and 12 legal support roles from London to Johannesburg and

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Round Up: New Face at AIG and Boeing May Have an Opening

This week was an active one for leadership changes within law departments of the Fortune 500 and the federal government alike. An American insurance giant appointed a new general counsel and a number of government agencies from the State Department to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission tapped a handful of high powered associates, partners and

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Litigation Finance Start-Up Expands Offerings

A start-up litigation finance firm is expanding its offerings, the latest sign of a shifting market for outside investment in lawsuits. Today, LexShares, an online platform that allows investors to finance lawsuits, announced that it will start offering clients litigation finance on a portfolio basis — whereas in the past, it only offered investors the ability to

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