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Jay Clayton, chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), speaks during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

SEC Commissioner Nominees Scheduled for Senate Hearing

SEC Commissioner Nominees Scheduled for Senate Hearing

By Rob Tricchinelli, Bloomberg BNA  The Securities and Exchange Commission is one step closer to having a full complement of commissioners now that the Senate Banking Committee has scheduled an Oct. 24 hearing for nominees Hester Peirce and Robert Jackson. Peirce is a senior research fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center and Jackson is

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Meet Akin Gump’s New Diversity Chief, Hired from Prudential

Akin Gump has hired Michele Meyer-Shipp, former chief diversity officer of Prudential Financial, as the firm’s first chief diversity and inclusion officer. The hire makes Akin Gump the latest Big Law firm with a dedicated diversity officer, a role that has gone from obscurity to near-ubiquity in the legal industry over the past ten years. Earlier

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Law Firms, Regulators Keep Eye on Big Four Move to Legal Services

By Steve Burkholder, Bloomberg BNA The Big Four accounting firms’ moves into legal consulting services are capturing the attention of law firms wary of stronger competition and U.S. regulators keen to prevent such services from violating auditor independence rules. The announcement last month that PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP launched its own branded law firm, ILC Legal LLP,

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Lathrop Gage Hires L.A. Leader from Proskauer

Kansas City-based Lathrop Gage LLP announced yesterday that Nancy Sher Cohen, formerly a partner and co-head of Proskauer Rose’s Insurance Recovery and Counseling Group, will serve as the partner-in-charge of Lathrop’s Los Angeles office. Cohen, who was also named the leader of Lathrop’s Policyholder and Insurance Coverage practice, said she chose the firm because of

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Morgan Lewis Attorney Named Acting Head of Wage Hour Division

By Ben Penn, Bloomberg BNA, and Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg News The Labor Department has installed Bryan Jarrett from management firm Morgan Lewis as acting administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, according to an internal DOL email obtained by Bloomberg News. Jarrett, who practiced labor and employment law in Morgan Lewis’s Orange County, California, office,

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Big Four vs. Big Law: The Race to Change Legal Services Delivery

By J. Stephen Poor, Chair Emeritus, Seyfarth Shaw LLP “They’re trying to look more like us.” That is the quote given to Big Law Business by Joe Andrew, Global Chair of Dentons, with regard to the reemergence of the Big Four as competitors to Big Law.  This is in response to a recent paper published

Workers leave the Barclays Plc headquarters in the Canary Wharf financial, shopping and business district in London, U.K., on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Elite Law Firms Promoted 122 Lawyers to Partner

By Victoria Graham, Bloomberg BNA October is now upon us and with the changing of the seasons comes partner promotions at some of the world’s most prestigious law firms. Elite firms Kasowitz, Benson Torres, Kirkland & Ellis, Convington & Burling, and Kramer Levin announced the names of dozens of lawyers who now hold the coveted partner

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Axiom Hires Microsoft Vet as Technology Officer

The alternative legal services provider Axiom announced on Monday it has hired a Microsoft veteran as its first chief technology officer. Doug Hebenthal, who was a founding member of the Microsoft team that developed the Xbox and departed in 2012, will be based in Seattle with CEO Elena Donio. In an interview, Donio said Axiom decided to

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KPMG Hires WilmerHale Alum as General Counsel

Accounting giant KPMG announced the appointment of Tonya T. Robinson as the company’s top lawyer, replacing Joseph I. Loonan, who held the role of general counsel for 12 years. In a statement released Monday, KPMG said that Loonan will remain as special counsel to the chairman of KPMG. Robinson takes over responsibility for coordinating legal

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