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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

Paul Manafort, campaign worker for Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, not pictured, speaks with the press during an election night event in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Trump's campaign is poised to have its first good week in a month as the Republican presidential front-runner awaits an expected win in the New York primary, a boost that could provide momentum ahead of five key Northeast contests next week. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Paul Manafort

Wake Up Call: Skadden Faces DOJ Questions Over Work for Manafort

• New York-based Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom faces Justice Department scrutiny for work it did for Paul Manafort five years ago, when Manafort was lobbying for a former pro-Russia leader of Ukraine. The DOJ’s interest in Skadden comes as special counsel Robert Mueller zooms in on Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, in the context of his investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election. (New York

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a joint press conference with Saad Hariri, Lebanon's prime minister, not pictured, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

Trump to Tap Jones Day Litigator to CPSC as GOP Eyes Majority

By Martina Barash, Bloomberg BNA  President Donald Trump plans to nominate Dana Baiocco, a partner at Jones Day in Boston, to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the White House said in a statement Sept. 21. Baiocco, a product liability and regulatory compliance attorney, has defended Vibram USA, Honeywell Safety Products, and Yamaha in high-profile litigation,

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Seven Patent Petitions Queued Up for Supreme Court’s New Term

By Tony Dutra, Bloomberg BNA The U.S. Supreme Court could kick off its new term by deciding to revisit its landmark 2014 ruling on patent eligibility that wiped out protection for many software-based inventions. Synopsys Inc. filed the petition asking the court to clarify its ruling in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l and its

Views Of The Capitol As Senate Adopts Budget With Cuts That Don't Privatize Medicare

Steptoe & Johnson Partner Kulkin Takes Director Slot at CFTC

By Richard Hill, Bloomberg BNA Steptoe & Johnson partner Matthew Kulkin has been named director of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, the agency announced today. The division chiefly oversees swap dealers, futures brokers, and futures industry self-regulatory organizations. Kulkin is co-chairman of the DC Bar’s Derivatives, Securitization, and

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After Exits, Kasowitz Names Co-Managing Partners

By Elizabeth Olson, Big Law Business Leadership changes are afoot at Kasowitz Benson Torres where high-profile founder Marc E. Kasowitz will be assisted by two co-managing partners handling the firm’s day-to-day administration. On Tuesday, the firm named Cindy Caranella Kelly and Wallace L. Schwartz Co-Managing Partners of Administration. They are members of the firm’s management

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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