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Wake Up Call: Trial of ex-Shkreli Lawyer Puts Focus on Katten Muchin

Wake Up Call: Trial of ex-Shkreli Lawyer Puts Focus on Katten Muchin

• Trial lawyer David Boies has been hugely busy for years — so busy that he had clients on both sides of the Weinstein scandal — but now he’s ceding the spotlight so that his successors can carry on his firm’s quality work. In an interview, Boies told Big Law Business that he and fellow name

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

Wake Up Call: Paul Weiss Partner is Trump Pick to Head FCC

• Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison antitrust partner Joseph Simons is President Donald Trump’s pick as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. If confirmed, Simons would be appointed to a seven-year term and take over from Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen, who has been running the agency on a temporary basis since January. (Bloomberg via BLB) • Angela B. Styles,

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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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Wake Up Call: Big Four’s Push into Legal Services Catches Regulators’ Eyes

• The large St. Louis-based Bryan Cave is in talks with London-based Berwin Leighton Paisner for a merger that would create a firm with 1,500 lawyers in 32 offices across 12 countries, covering markets on four continents, the two law firms said. (BLB) • Ever since PwC announced it would create a Washington, D.C. law firm in


Wake Up Call: Crowell & Moring Votes to Replace Chair

• Crowell & Moring has replaced firm chair Angela Styles after one three-year-term. The firm’s equity partnership voted to replace her with Philip Inglima, a white-collar and regulatory enforcement law partner, who takes over the Washington, D.C.-based firm’s helm in February. Styles previously co-led Crowell & Moring’s government contracts group and in 2015 replaced Kent Gardiner, who stepped

Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman and co-founder of Weinstein Co., speaks with an attendee in the audience ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Weinstein Co. Hires Debevoise

• Film production company Weinstein Co. hired Debevoise & Plimpton partner John Kiernan Friday to lead an investigation into allegations that its co-founder Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed women for decades. (Bloomberg) The company, which fired Weinstein Sunday, joins Uber and Fox News on a list of companies dealing with fallout after bosses misbehaved or didn’t do anything to stop misbehavior by others