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Employees walk outside a factory that processes imported Smithfield Foods Inc. frozen pork at the WH Group Ltd. facility in Zhengzhou, China, on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Will Chinese Law Firms Flourish As Their Clients Expand Overseas?

Will Chinese Law Firms Flourish As Their Clients Expand Overseas?

As China’s outbound investment has surged, with several multibillion dollar deals completed in the U.S. in recent years, a new paper suggests the country’s law firms could follow their clients overseas. “One of the ways in which the leading U.S. and U.K. law firms grew internationally was by following their domestic clients overseas,” Gail J. Hupper, a former research scholar

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 14:  Former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo arrives to testify before the House Intelligence Committee during a closed-door session at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. Caputo resigned from being a Trump campaign communications advisor after appearing to celebrate the firing of former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Denying any contact with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign, Caputo did live in Moscow during the 1990s, served as an adviser to former Russian President Boris Yeltsin and did pro-Putin public relations work for the Russian conglomerate Gazprom Media.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

For Trump Aides Caught in Russia Probe, Legal Bills and Paranoia

By Shannon Pettypiece, Bloomberg News Four months as a communications adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign have turned Michael Caputo’s life upside down. Since congressional investigators decided they wanted to interview Caputo as part of an investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, he’s drained his children’s college fund to pay more than $30,000 in

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Noel Francisco Confirmed as U.S. Solicitor General

By Jessie Kokrda Kamens, Bloomberg BNA The U.S. Senate confirmed Noel Francisco Sept. 19 to be solicitor general, the government’s top lawyer at the U.S. Supreme Court. Francisco served as deputy solicitor general and acting solicitor general after President Donald Trump took office. Francisco’s name was floated early for solicitor general, but his prospects seemed

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King & Spalding Lands Former Top Bank Lawyer in NY

Richard Walker, who departed as general counsel of Deutsche Bank last year, has joined King & Spalding as a partner in New York, as the Atlanta-based firm continues to grow. Last year, the firm surpassed the 1,000-lawyer headcount mark, and has opened 15 offices since 2008 including a Chicago office earlier this year. At the

Close-up of the upper corner of a consumer credit report from the credit bureau Equifax, with text reading Credit File and Personal Identification, on a light wooden surface, September 11, 2017. In September of 2017, a data breach at Equifax exposed the personal information of thousands of customers. (Photo via Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).

Five Facts About Equifax’s Data Security Lawyer

Equifax has enlisted the help of King & Spalding’s Phyllis Sumner to defend it against more than 70 class actions brought so far over the credit reporting agency’s massive data breach. The breach, which took place between mid-May and July, compromised the names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses of approximately 143 million American consumers,

The logo of GlaxoSmithKline Plc sits on a sign outside the pharmaceutical company's headquarters in London, U.K., on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

GSK Loses Bid For New Trial in Attorney Suicide Case

By Julie A. Steinberg, Bloomberg BNA GlaxoSmithKline LLC can’t escape a $3 million verdict for the widow of a Chicago attorney who committed suicide days after starting a generic equivalent of the company’s antidepressant Paxil. Evidence at trial supported the jury’s finding that the warning was misleading and didn’t fully apprise Stewart Dolin’s physicians about

NEW YORK - MAY 7:  A job applicant (L) speaks with recruiter Renee Chandler (R) during an interview May 7, 2003 at the offices of Metro Support Group in New York City.  The nation's jobless rate climbed to six percent in April, rising for the third straight month, adding up to half a million lost jobs.  New York's job market has especially been hit hard, with many applicants being unable to find work. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Corporate Boards Get More Serious About Job Performance

By Andrea Vittorio, Bloomberg BNA How well corporate board members do their jobs is being measured more rigorously amid increased scrutiny from investors and each other. Most of the Russell 3000 company boards that say they review their performance each year now look at members individually, rather than as a whole, according to data provided

A screenshot of the homepage in Dentons' Nextlaw Public Affairs Referral Network.

World’s Largest Law Firm to Grow Business Through Referrals

With an estimated 8,600 lawyers, Dentons global chairman Joe Andrew likes to say he presides over the largest law firm in the world, and that it’s still not big enough. “Our clients come to us with problems,” Andrew said. “Those problems do not have a neat bow around them that says, ‘This is a legal problem,

Morning Commuters In Beijing's Central Business District As China's Communist Leaders Grapple With Inequality

Wake Up Call: Squire Patton Boggs Loses Claim to Name in China

• If you browse to squirepattonboggs.net, you won’t get the web site of Washington, D.C.-based global law firm Squire Patton Boggs, rather you’ll get a Chinese site using the same name. The U.S. firm recently lost a legal fight with the Chinese company that legally registered that domain name, but it has vowed to fight on. The Chinese company similarly took on Norton

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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

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