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One Law Firm's Approach to Corporate GovernanceRight-Wing Media Respond To Obama's Corporate Tax Reform Proposal With ...United States: Delaware Federal Court Issues Significant Ruling Concerning ...International Corporate Lawyer Greg Barnett Dispels Common Myths About ...The Female Lawyer ExodusFrom corporate to creative: Why Samantha Gash left life as a lawyerDelaware Enacts Benefit Corporation LegislationThe leap from corporate law to public serviceThe leap from corporate law to public serviceOpinion: From corporate law to public service – a big adjustment, and no regretsSome law firm trendsetters, like corporate clients, are testing attorneys for ...Corporate sector's greener pastures attract law gradsRight to enquiry into company's policy and affairs is not arbitrableDelaware Legalizes Benefit CorporationsMzwandile "Ezra" Davids: Top corporate lawyer

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Goodwin, Minter Ellison, Pepper, Bingham: Business of Law
BusinessweekJuly 1, 2013

Some law firms are trimming payrolls because of a slowdown in business since the 2008 financial meltdown and competition from lower-cost legal-service providers. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, based in New York, said last week that it will fire 60 ...more »

Thirty Best Corporate Law Firms Named by bestattorneysonline.com for July 2013
DigitalJournal.comJuly 5, 2013

The independent authority on legal services, bestattorneysonline.com, has released their list of the thirty best corporate legal services for the month of July 2013. Each month the independent research team at bestattorneysonline.com performs an in ...more »

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One Law Firm's Approach to Corporate Governance
Corporate CounselJuly 31, 2013

... Lipman's fellow corporate governance partners Yelena M. Barychev, Melissa Palat Murawsky and Barry H. Genkin have also written extensively on topics ranging from the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform and Consumer Protection Act to shareholder activism.more »

Right-Wing Media Respond To Obama's Corporate Tax Reform Proposal With ...
Media Matters for AmericaJuly 31, 2013

Obama: "I'm Willing To Work With Republicans On Reforming Our Corporate Tax Code." In a July 30 speech in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Obama proposed simplifying taxes for large corporations and small businesses through corporate tax reform and use the ...more »

United States: Delaware Federal Court Issues Significant Ruling Concerning ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)July 31, 2013

In a case of apparent first impression regarding the impact of the shareholder voting provisions of Internal Revenue Code ("I.R.C.") § 162(m) on state corporate law, Judge Sue L. Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware recently ...more »

International Corporate Lawyer Greg Barnett Dispels Common Myths About ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)July 31, 2013

Brazil has a well-earned reputation for being a difficult place for foreign investors to do business. But that is starting to change. International corporate lawyer Greg Barnett dispels some of the common myths about the process of forming a company in ...more »

The Female Lawyer Exodus
Daily BeastJuly 31, 2013

Under this model, a lawyer who takes four hours to draft a short contract could theoretically be favored over a lawyer who takes only two, even if the end product is equal. Additionally, the large lawsuits and deals that big firms work on take years or ...more »

From corporate to creative: Why Samantha Gash left life as a lawyer
Women's AgendaJuly 30, 2013

Already an established international ultra-marathon runner and accomplished corporate speaker, Gash made the switch from the legal world to the finance world as head of sports and entertainment for boutique advisory firm, Wealth Enhancers. A Gen Y firm ...more »

Delaware Enacts Benefit Corporation Legislation
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)July 29, 2013

Delaware's recognition of this new type of corporate entity effectively creates a valuable "seal of approval" on this new form and is expected to significantly affect the development of this area of corporate law. The Delaware public ... Proponents of ...more »

The leap from corporate law to public service
Montreal GazetteJuly 28, 2013

I was recruited from my downtown law practice by Mr. Cotler, then the federal justice minister, for what was slated to be a leave of absence of a year, or maybe two. Entering the public sector from the world of corporate law was more than a small ...more »

The leap from corporate law to public service
Montreal GazetteJuly 28, 2013

I was recruited from my downtown law practice by Mr. Cotler, then the federal justice minister, for what was slated to be a leave of absence of a year, or maybe two. Entering the public sector from the world of corporate law was more than a small ...more »

Opinion: From corporate law to public service – a big adjustment, and no regrets
Montreal GazetteJuly 28, 2013

I was recruited from my downtown law practice by Mr. Cotler, then the federal justice minister, for what was slated to be a leave of absence of a year, or maybe two. Entering the public sector from the world of corporate law was more than a small ...more »

Some law firm trendsetters, like corporate clients, are testing attorneys for ...
ABA JournalJuly 26, 2013

Yet those in charge of major legal partnerships, unlike the corporations for which they work, typically don't have formal testing and training programs to supplement the knowledge attorneys bring to the job from law school and select the right ...more »

Corporate sector's greener pastures attract law grads
Times of IndiaJuly 25, 2013

VISAKHAPATNAM: Legal education in India which has been essentially nation-centric so far is finally witnessing a sea change with globalization and corporatization being the keywords. A graduate from any of the top National Law Schools can now aspire to ...more »

Right to enquiry into company's policy and affairs is not arbitrable
International Law OfficeJuly 25, 2013

Over the past decade there have been several publications in the Netherlands on the arbitrability of corporate law disputes. This is particularly the case since 2006, when the Supreme Court ruled in Groenselect that the annulment of corporate ...more »

Delaware Legalizes Benefit Corporations
Triple PunditJuly 25, 2013

The new Delaware law will have a big impact in the area of corporate law. The state is home to over one million businesses, half of all publicly-traded companies and 64 percent of the Fortune 500. B Labs, a non-profit organization that certifies ...more »

Mzwandile "Ezra" Davids: Top corporate lawyer
Financial MailJuly 25, 2013

Ranked among the global top 10 in his trade (and arguably best in Africa) by the International Who's Who of Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyers in 2013, Mzwandile "Ezra" Davids is a model many aspiring corporate lawyers could look up to. Davids heads the ...more »

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