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Five Lawyers to Start PwC Branded Law Firm

Five Lawyers to Start PwC Branded Law Firm

Five lawyers from around the world are moving to Washington, D.C. to provide legal services for a newly formed PricewaterhouseCooper branded law firm. The firm, called ILC Legal, marks PwC’s latest expansion into the market for legal services after taking over a large group of tax lawyers from General Electric in April. The firm will

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

A bird flies past the J. Edgar Hoover Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) building in Washington, D.C. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

McDermott Lawyers Help Uncover Hoover-Era ‘Sex Deviate’ Files

Government documents related to former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s purge of gay and lesbian federal government employees will be released after McDermott Will & Emery attorneys scored a pro bono win. The Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C., sought documents relating to an executive order, signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953, that allegedly

Walt Disney Co. signage is projected during the D23 Expo 2017 in Anaheim, California, U.S., on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Disney Locks Down Extended Deal with GC

• Don’t expect the general counsel of Disney to leave the company anytime soon. At least not by the signs of his company’s SEC filings. Alan Braverman just got his contract with Disney extended through July 2019, according to the SEC filings reported by The Hollywood Reporter. Braverman was on the Big Law Business list

MIAMI - FEBRUARY 02: A judges gavel rests on top of a desk in the courtroom of the newly opened Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum February 3, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The museum is located in the only known structure in the nation that was designed, devoted to and operated as a separate station house and municipal court for African-Americans. In September 1944, the first black patrolmen were sworn in as emergency policemen to enforce the law in what was then called the "Central Negro District." The precinct building opened in May 1950 to provide a station house for the black policemen and a courtroom for black judges in which to adjudicate black defendants. The building operated from 1950 until its closing in 1963.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Partner Suing Proskauer For Gender Bias Argues She’s An Employee

A female partner suing Proskauer Rose for gender discrimination is urging a Washington, D.C. federal judge not to toss her complaint, arguing she should be classified as an employee of the firm. The plaintiff, a D.C. partner who sued Proskauer anonymously under the name ‘Jane Doe’ in May, alleges she was objectified by male partners at

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

How to Plan and Execute a Successful Partners Meeting (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author is a consultant to law firms and a former practice leader of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. James D. Pagliaro, Partner, Bernero & Press, LLC For most law firms, the annual partners meeting (or retreat) is a time for law firm partners to socialize, take stock, benchmark against peers, celebrate successes, and set goals.

Martin London, of counsel at Paul Weiss, speaks about his new book with Big Law Business at his New York City office. Photo: Casey Sullivan/ BLB

Paul Weiss Lawyer Recalls Top Clients and Fighting Trump in Memoir

In recent weeks, Martin London, the onetime chair of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, has been making the rounds in the firm’s halls in New York to speak about his new self-published book, available on Amazon, titled “The Client Decides.” The 343-page memoir recounts various representations he made during his career as a lawyer at Paul Weiss —

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The Law Firm World According to Associates

One criticism of Vault’s annual ranking of the top 100 most prestigious law firms is that the ranking and review company surveys associates, not partners, says editor Matt Moody. “Firms may criticize our methodology and say associate views are not credible, but I disagree with that,” said Moody, in an interview following Vault’s release on

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