Professional Corporations. Legal news and articles for October 26 - 31, 2013

Dentons, McKenna to Put Merger to a Vote: Business of LawThis Lawyer Ditched The Corporate Suit For LingeriePhila. business attorney gifts $1.1 million to Temple's Beasley School of LawCracking the Diversity Nut in Big LawPatton Creates Public Finance Practice: Business of LawPatton Creates Public Finance Practice: Business of LawGreenberg Among Firms on Consol Deal: Business of LawMissouri, Kansas should change law to allow benefit corporationsLegal Wrap: Corporate Religious Rights Find a Path to SCOTUSDo JDs in non-lawyer corporate roles require new ethics model?John Connolly emphasizes public service over legal workOrrick, Pillsbury in 'Exploratory' Talks: Business of LawOrr Hires Corporate Lawyer Stacy Fox As His 175K DeputyNational Company Law Tribunal likely to be operational by April 2014Litigation-hit India Inc raises legal bar

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Kirkland, DLA Piper Work on Active Deal: Business of Law
BloombergOctober 1, 2013

Thomas M. Cooley Law School can't sue a New York law firm for falsely claiming the school misrepresented graduate employment statistics, a federal judge in Michigan ruled yesterday. Cooley, a Michigan law school, sued Kurzon Strauss LLP in July 2011 ...more »

10 Legal Reality-Checks for Business Owners
Fox BusinessOctober 1, 2013

Legal matters are too important to leave to the lawyers. We live and work in a nation of laws. So much of what we think of as business strategy and common sense is actually dependent on our knowledge of the legal system. Executives and business leaders ...more »

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Dentons, McKenna to Put Merger to a Vote: Business of Law
BloombergOctober 31, 2013

In that time the firm expanded to open in Los Angeles, Houston and Shanghai and added key lateral hires particularly in the consumer financial services, energy, and maritime practices. Hoffman joined Blank Rome in 1992. His practice consists of ...more »

This Lawyer Ditched The Corporate Suit For Lingerie
Above the LawOctober 30, 2013

Today's Stealth Lawyer, Jiabei Chen, is a lawyer turned lingerie designer. Jiabei is the co-founder of Ampere, a lingerie company committed to helping women find their actual size… not just the size retailers try to force the girls into. Jiabei's ...more »

Phila. business attorney gifts $1.1 million to Temple's Beasley School of Law
The Pennsylvania RecordOctober 30, 2013

Murray H. Shusterman, a 1936 graduate of Temple Law and a longtime supporter of the Philadelphia-based university, decided to “underwrite an endowed chair in the area of law he practices with demonstrable success during his long career,” according to ...more »

Cracking the Diversity Nut in Big Law
BusinessweekOctober 30, 2013

Minority lawyers are making slow—very slow—progress integrating the ranks of corporate legal departments. Asian Americans and Hispanics are advancing more quickly than blacks, according to the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. The story at law ...more »

Patton Creates Public Finance Practice: Business of Law
Bloomberg LawOctober 30, 2013

Patton Boggs LLP started a public finance practice by hiring four Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP attorneys. The additions, who include a partner based in New York and another in Washington, also have experience in project finance, private fund investment ...more »

Patton Creates Public Finance Practice: Business of Law
BloombergOctober 30, 2013

“Jose will not only be an asset in our transactional and regulatory practices, but also in our international arbitration and disputes practices with his experience with bilateral investment treaties,” Steve Shoemate, co-partner in charge of the New ...more »

Greenberg Among Firms on Consol Deal: Business of Law
BloombergOctober 29, 2013

Greenberg Traurig LLP, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as legal counsel on a transaction between Consol Energy Inc. (CNX) and Murray Energy Corp. .... Young Bik Fung ...more »

Missouri, Kansas should change law to allow benefit corporations
Kansas City StarOctober 29, 2013

There is growing demand from business owners and consumers for corporations that do more than maximize profits for shareholders. ... Anthony W. Bonuchi is a shareholder at Polsinelli and handles appellate and commercial litigation matters for clients.more »

Legal Wrap: Corporate Religious Rights Find a Path to SCOTUS
RH Reality CheckOctober 28, 2013

Not surprisingly, conservatives are also looking to leverage religious accommodations into the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Erin Matson explains the impact such accommodations would have on ENDA here. Attorneys for the State of Arizona ...more »

Do JDs in non-lawyer corporate roles require new ethics model?
ABA JournalOctober 28, 2013

Lawyers who aren't technically practicing law are pervasive in corporations, raising questions about the traditional model of ethics regulation, according to an upcoming law review article. Licensed lawyers do hybrid legal work in a “robust, ambiguous ...more »

John Connolly emphasizes public service over legal work
Boston GlobeOctober 28, 2013

His legal career has taken him into the offices of Ropes & Gray, one of the city's top law firms, where as an entry-level lawyer he assisted in corporate transactions, including the leveraged buyout of a large private company. He has worked in ...more »

Orrick, Pillsbury in 'Exploratory' Talks: Business of Law
BloombergOctober 28, 2013

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP said they are in talks about merging the San Francisco-based law firms. “Our firms are in exploratory discussions about a possible combination,” the law firms said Oct. 25 in a ...more »

Orr Hires Corporate Lawyer Stacy Fox As His 175K Deputy
Deadline DetroitOctober 27, 2013

She has a background in restructuring and worked as a corporate lawyer for Fortune 500 companies including Sunoco. She was also a board member of a controversial nonprofit that paid extra compensation to former Metro Detroit CEO Tukia Mullin.more »

National Company Law Tribunal likely to be operational by April 2014
Economic TimesOctober 27, 2013

NEW DELHI: The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), which would replace the Company Law Board, is likely to be operational by April next year, with the principal bench based in the national capital. The tribunal is to be set up under the Companies Act ...more »

Litigation-hit India Inc raises legal bar
Times of IndiaOctober 26, 2013

In the old days, in-house legal departments dealt with relatively low-value disputes and transactions -- and as liaison between top management and big lawyers and law firms on critical cases. Now, CEOs want accomplished lawyers by their side at all ...more »

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