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Big Law Business Summit Set for May 24

Big Law Business Summit Set for May 24

Event, May 24, 12-6 p.m. New York
Bloomberg Big Law Business will host its 3rd annual Summit in Manhattan Wednesday, May 24, 2017, A networking lunch and cocktail reception will be included.

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Theranos Investors Say They Were Pressured to Abandon Lawsuit

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Theranos Inc. investors accused the company of threatening to file for bankruptcy protection if they don’t agree to give up their rights to sue the firm over its flawed blood-testing business, reports Bloomberg Law.

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4th Big Law Business Diversity Symposium Set for May 10

4th Big Law Business Diversity Symposium Set for May 10

Event, May 10, 8-10 a.m.
Bloomberg Big Law Business is convening leaders of corporate legal departments and law firms to address the diversity and inclusion challenge at a unique invitation-only event – the 4th Big Law Business Diversity Symposium.

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Download: Connecting the General Counsel and the Board

Download: Connecting the General Counsel and the Board

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A guide published by the NACD reviews the three main indicators of an effective partnership between the general counsel and the board. The guide is available for free downloading.

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16th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute Set in Las Vegas

16th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute Set in Las Vegas

Event, Oct. 15-18, 2017
More than 1,700 compliance professionals are expected to attend the 16th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute in Las Vegas Oct. 15-18, 2017.

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Deal Protections and Remedies: A Study of Public Merger Agreements in 2016

Event, April 26, 1 p.m. EDT
Practical Law will discuss the survey results in a complimentary 60-minute webinar scheduled for April 26 at 1 p.m. EDT.

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On Trial for Bribery, Samsung Boss Lets Lawyers Do the Talking

On Trial for Bribery, Samsung Boss Lets Lawyers Do the Talking

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The third-generation leader of South Korea’s top conglomerate was mostly silent at his first court appearance in what has been called the “trial of the century,” as his lawyers labored to portray him as an innocent bystander in a graft scandal, reports Reuters.

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Chicago Firm Neal Gerber Eisenberg Adds Seth Pritikin in Corporate & Securities

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Seth J. Pritikin has joined Neal Gerber Eisenberg in its Corporate & Securities practice group as a firm partner.

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Client Fires Morgan Lewis for ‘Enabling’ Trump

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Bloomberg Law reports that that H. Scott Wallace, co-chair of the Wallace Global Fund, fired the firm in a letter to chair Jami McKeon.

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Trump Appoints One of His Lawyers to Review Mergers

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Companies are hoping that the new Republican administration will be more permissive with mergers than the Obama administration was, The New York Times reports.

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Valeant Ex-CEO Pearson Sues Drugmaker Over Withheld Shares

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.’s former chief executive officer accused the drugmaker of failing to deliver 3 million shares promised him as part of an exit package, reports Bloomberg.

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Notes on a Law Firm Pitch From an In-House Attorney

Notes on a Law Firm Pitch From an In-House Attorney

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On Bloomberg Law, Dennis Garcia, Microsoft Corp, assistant general counsel, offers an insider’s perspective on how in-house counsel trying to “sell” themselves to their business clients and senior legal department leaders.

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Amazon.com Wins $1.5 Billion Tax Dispute Over IRS

Amazon.com Wins $1.5 Billion Tax Dispute Over IRS

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The IRS contended that the e-commerce giant had inappropriately brought down its U.S. tax bill by grossly undervaluing the assets it transferred to its Luxembourg subsidiary, which the company created more than a decade ago, reports The Seattle Times.

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U.S. Investors Fight to Preserve SEC Rule on CEO Pay Ratio

U.S. Investors Fight to Preserve SEC Rule on CEO Pay Ratio

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More than 100 unions, pension funds, activist investors, state treasurers and consumer advocacy groups urged the acting SEC commissioner not to delay the implementation of the rule, Reuters reports.

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U.S. Investor, CEO Groups Set for Lobbying Battle Over Proxy Challenges

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A major business trade group’s request that the White House use its influence on the SEC to make it harder to get governance, political or environmental issues onto corporate ballots has a new opponent, Reuters reports.

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Marissa Mayer’s $23-Million Severance From Yahoo May Look Obscene. But It’s Even Worse.

Marissa Mayer’s $23-Million Severance From Yahoo May Look Obscene. But It’s Even Worse.

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Former CEO Marissa Mayer’s golden parachute may end up being more than triple the announced $23 million that she is due from Yahoo in its acquisition by Verizon, according to an article in The New York Times.

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Too Much Wine: Ex-BigLaw Partner’s Insider Tip to Broker Leads to His Conviction

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Robert Schulman of McLean, Va., was convicted of securities fraud and conspiracy charges. Post-trial defense motions are due April 14, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Kenneth Crane and Rita Garry Join Freeborn Corporate Practice Group

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Kenneth M. Crane represents private equity, venture capital and family office clients, focusing on acquisitions and sale transactions. Rita W. Garry focuses her practice on serving as outside general counsel to small and middle-market companies.

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Tillerson May Face Deposition About ‘Wayne Tracker’ Alias Emails

Tillerson May Face Deposition About ‘Wayne Tracker’ Alias Emails

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Tillerson sent the most sensitive messages to and from company board members, including communications about the risks associated with climate change, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.

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Strategic-Asset GC: Complimentary Webinar

Strategic-Asset GC: Complimentary Webinar

Event, March 23, 2 p.m. EDT
The National Association of Corporate Directors will present a complimentary webinar on reassessing the evaluation process on evaluations on director performance.

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