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Wake Up Call: Law Firm Sexual Harassment Case was Silenced by NDA

Wake Up Call: Law Firm Sexual Harassment Case was Silenced by NDA

• Non-disclosure agreements can prevent sexual harassment cases from seeing the light of day. That happened when a first-year associate at a Manhattan law firm brought her complaint of sexual harassment to the managing partner, reports Rebecca Greenfield of Bloomberg News. The associate’s male boss, the source said, had told her to take off her clothing. After

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Silicon Valley Big Wig Targets the Legal Market

This summer, serial entrepreneur Justin Kan set his sights on disrupting the legal profession. Kan famously sold Twitch — where people can watch other people playing video games — to Amazon for $970 million in 2014. More recently, he was a partner at Y Combinator, a tech incubator that earned a reputation for spotting disruptive companies

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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

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Wake Up Call: EU Hits Amazon With $294M Back-Tax Bill

• Amazon.com was hit with a $294 million back-tax bill to Luxembourg, as the world’s biggest online retailer becomes the latest U.S. giant to fall afoul of the EU’s state-aid rules. The European Commission also said it’s suing Ireland for foot-dragging on collecting the record 13 billion-euro bill the EU executive body last year ordered it to get from Apple

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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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We’re Creating ‘Bionic Lawyers’ Says Atrium Founder Justin Kan

  Justin Kan, the entrepreneur behind Twitch, which was acquired by Amazon for $970 Million in 2014, discusses his latest venture, Atrium, “a technology enabled law firm for start-ups.”   Subscribe to the Big Law Business podcast on iTunes. Want to receive more stories like this in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to our daily newsletter today!

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SEC Hack Threatens a Bedrock of U.S. Capitalism: Transparency

By Benjamin Bain, Annie Massa, and Robert Schmidt, Bloomberg News The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission hails its database of company filings as an innovation that’s dramatically boosted corporate transparency. But a hack that led to the theft of market-moving secrets is the latest sign that technology also brings dangers the SEC is struggling to

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Hackers May Have Profited From SEC Corporate Filing System Attack

By Benjamin Bain and Matt Robinson, Bloomberg News The vulnerability of governments and businesses to cyberattacks was exposed again Wednesday when a top U.S. financial regulator said hackers had breached its electronic database of market-moving corporate announcements, and may have profited from the information they stole. The hack of an aspect of the U.S. Securities

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Preet Bharara’s First Podcast Tells Tale of Firing by Trump

Preet Bharara debuted his podcast, “Stay Tuned with Preet,” by detailing how President Donald Trump fired him in March despite earlier asking him to stay on as the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan. The former U.S. Attorney told listeners he had received calls directly from Trump, even though there’s a tradition of insulation between presidents

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Equifax Asked by AGs to Stop Selling Monitoring Services

By Chris Dolmetsch, Bloomberg News Equifax Inc. should stop selling credit-monitoring on its web site and take advantage of confused customers who don’t know they can get the service for free, said a group of attorneys general investigating the company’s massive data breach. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, who is helping lead the probe by

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