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A big debate is going on in New Orleans about what Donald Trump means for mergersCroatia to submit law on corporate failures to parliament on Friday185 In-House Counsel Urge Congress to Fund Legal Services Corp.185 Corporate Counsel Urge Congress to Fund LSCCorporate Law & Governance Update - March 2017Lessons For Increasing Board And Corporate DiversityIIT Kharagpur hosts students from George Washington University Law SchoolIIT Kharagpur hosts students from George Washington University Law SchoolCorporate Departments Are Taking The Lead In Creating A More Diverse Legal IndustryShould Your Company Be A Benefit Corporation, AB Corp, Or What?WilmerHale Partner Returns After Civil Rights Stint in DOJDiscovery Rules Reinforced in Complex LitigationGoing to a Firm? Take the Public Interest PledgeCandidate for dean of UB Law School charged in embezzlement schemeGC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week - Law360

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Law firm hires shareholder
Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription)March 2, 2017

Mitchell joins Smith Haughey's business and real estate law practice group. She will focus on health and welfare benefits, counseling clients on the design and maintenance of their self-insured and insured health plans, cafeteria plans, wellness ...more »

Goldman Sachs GC On Joining Cadwalader Immigration Clinic
Bloomberg Big Law BusinessMarch 9, 2017

Cadwalader's Black & Latino Association, a mentorship, leadership and advocacy group for attorneys at the firm, originally started the clinic two years ago as a way to train the firm's corporate attorneys to take on a new area of law. “Attorneys are ...more »

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A big debate is going on in New Orleans about what Donald Trump means for mergers
CNBCMarch 31, 2017

Kurt Simon, global chairman of M&A at JPMorgan, gave the keynote address at the 29th annual Corporate Law Institute conference hosted by Tulane University Law School, which draws everyone from deal advisers to Delaware judges. He said there are ...more »

Croatia to submit law on corporate failures to parliament on Friday
ReutersMarch 31, 2017

The government has drawn up a new law which it hopes will prevent corporate financial problems from destabilizing the wider economy and financial system. "We're finalizing the details and the government will send the law today for parliamentary ...more »

185 In-House Counsel Urge Congress to Fund Legal Services Corp.
Law.com (subscription)March 28, 2017

President Donald Trump routinely has sought corporate America's voice on a range of issues, but will he and members of Congress listen to the 185 in-house counsel who are opposed to his zero budget for the Legal Services Corp.? Leaders of corporate ...more »

185 Corporate Counsel Urge Congress to Fund LSC
The National Law Journal (registration)March 28, 2017

Leaders of corporate legal departments—representing technology, pharmaceutical, media, entertainment, retail and manufacturing, among other industries—urged Congress in a letter on Tuesday to preserve the LSC at a funding level of $450 million ...more »

Corporate Law & Governance Update - March 2017
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)March 28, 2017

The District Court granted the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the State of Illinois a preliminary injunction blocking the merger from closing, pending an administrative trial on the merits before an FTC administrative law judge. Rather than ...more »

Lessons For Increasing Board And Corporate Diversity
Above the LawMarch 27, 2017

minority lawyers associates of color diversity Susan Baker, Vice President and member of the Shareholder Advocacy team at Trillium Asset Management, has a unique approach and strategy to increasing diversity. As a member of Trillium, an independent ...more »

IIT Kharagpur hosts students from George Washington University Law School
NYOOOZMarch 27, 2017

Summary: KOLKATA: The Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL), IIT Kharagpur, hosted students from George Washington University Law School this spring semester. "In his mind, "the most valuable part of the trip was building ...more »

IIT Kharagpur hosts students from George Washington University Law School
NYOOOZMarch 27, 2017

Summary: KOLKATA: The Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL), IIT Kharagpur, hosted students from George Washington University Law School this spring semester. "In his mind, "the most valuable part of the trip was building ...more »

Corporate Departments Are Taking The Lead In Creating A More Diverse Legal Industry
ForbesMarch 27, 2017

The legal profession has a dismal record on diversity—especially large law firms. Between 2007 and 2015, there was a decline in the number of black attorneys in big firms. And, per the same study conducted by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association ...more »

Should Your Company Be A Benefit Corporation, AB Corp, Or What?
Fast CompanyMarch 27, 2017

Traditionally, when companies did good in the world, they set up philanthropies or corporate responsibility units, or spent on “cause marketing.” Now there are more morally far-reaching options, including incorporating as a benefit corporation (a legal ...more »

WilmerHale Partner Returns After Civil Rights Stint in DOJ
Bloomberg Big Law BusinessMarch 26, 2017

She remained in that position, working on voting rights laws, LGBT laws, community policing and other issues until early this January. Such work would seem incongruous with a corporate law firm's work, but Conley said she's bringing a lot of valuable ...more »

Discovery Rules Reinforced in Complex Litigation
The National Law Journal (registration)March 26, 2017

While the Delaware courts generally draw attention as the leading edge of corporate law doctrine, they also play an important role in shaping the procedural rules of corporate litigation. Three recent decisions highlight emerging perils for parties ...more »

Going to a Firm? Take the Public Interest Pledge
Harvard Law RecordMarch 26, 2017

While I care more about racial justice and civil rights, reproductive justice and women's rights, housing law, police reform, consumer protection, immigration law, and voting rights than corporate law, my public interests never narrowed. Finding a non ...more »

Candidate for dean of UB Law School charged in embezzlement scheme
Buffalo NewsMarch 25, 2017

A finalist to become the next dean of the University at Buffalo Law School was indicted this week on federal fraud charges related to the alleged embezzlement of millions of dollars from investors in a company he helped run. The U.S. Attorney's Office ...more »

GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week - Law360
Law360 (subscription)March 24, 2017

Most law firms say clients refuse to pay up for research costs, the U.S. Supreme Court rejects laches as a defense in patent cases, and Amazon gets a big win in ...more »

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