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Bezos Divorce May Prove Even High-Profile Couples Can Divorce Amicably

Bezos Divorce May Prove Even High-Profile Couples Can Divorce Amicably

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With their primary residence listed as Washington, a community property state, the property and marital assets accumulated during the marriage will most likely be evenly split.

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Ex-Lawyer Gets Nearly 4 Years in Prison for Embezzling From Clients and Law Firm

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Pamela S. Hediger embezzled money from the firm’s client trust and business operating accounts, according to prosecutors.

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A Quick ‘Yes’ Can Create a Binding Contract, Even If There Has Not Been Agreement on All Terms

A Quick ‘Yes’ Can Create a Binding Contract, Even If There Has Not Been Agreement on All Terms

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An exchange of emails can form a binding settlement agreement, even if the parties have not agreed to all of the terms of that settlement.

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Texas Case Offers Three Lessons for Contract Drafters

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The Texas Supreme Court recently heard oral argument on the interpretation of a farmout agreement providing that an assignment could not be made “without the express written consent,” according to a post on the website of Porter Hedges.

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Kavanaugh’s First Opinion Rejects Vague Exception Limiting Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements

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The latest U.S. Supreme Court ruling on arbitration agreements will shed no light on the broader question of whether an arbitration agreement governs a particular dispute.

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Bradley Adds Veteran Healthcare Lawyers to Dallas Office

Bradley Adds Veteran Healthcare Lawyers to Dallas Office

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Healthcare lawyers Wendi Campbell Rogaliner and Scott Schardt have joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s newly opened Dallas office.

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A Banner Year for Law Firms? A Different Take on the 2019 Citi Report

A Banner Year for Law Firms? A Different Take on the 2019 Citi Report

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Legal consultant Mark A. Cohen takes a close look at the 2019 Citi Hildebrandt Client Advisory.

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Goldman’s $500 Million Lawyer Has Called It Quits

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Greg Palm pulled in about $500 million, including about $180 million worth of Goldman shares, as well as dividends, distributions from firm-managed funds and proceeds from stock sales.

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Lawyer Whose Boozy Brag Led to Insider Trades Can’t Ditch Verdict

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Robert Schulman was a Washington-based partner with Hunton & Williams, now Hunton Andrews Kurth, working on a patent dispute involving King Pharmaceuticals when he learned of the potential merger of King and Pfizer in August 2010.

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Hogan Lovells Names New Business Restructuring and Insolvency Global Practice Head

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Chris Donoho has been named Practice Area Leader for Hogan Lovells’ global Business Restructuring and Insolvency practice.

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To Market Your Legal Practice, Think Like an Editor and Publisher

To Market Your Legal Practice, Think Like an Editor and Publisher

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Amy Boardman Hunt of Muse Communications has some advice for lawyers: If you want to promote your legal practice, think like an editor and publisher.

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Can You Be Forced to Sign This Contract Modification?

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If the contractor did not sign off on the required contract modifications, the Postal Service’s email threatened contract termination.

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Majed Nachawati Appointed to Dallas Bar’s Legal Ethics Committee

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Trial attorney Majed Nachawati, co-founding partner of Fears Nachawati Law Firm, has been appointed to the Legal Ethics Committee of the Dallas Bar Association for 2019.

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Trial Lawyer Alaina King Benford Joins Jordan, Lynch & Cancienne

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Alaina King Benford has joined Houston civil trial law firm Jordan, Lynch & Cancienne PLLC as a partner.

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Blank Rome Adds Real Estate Partners in New York

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Michael Peskowitz and Lauren Scarantino have joined Blank Rome LLP as partners in the Real Estate group in the firm’s New York office.

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FisherBroyles Opens Office in Miami with Four New Partners

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FisherBroyles, LLP, has opened an office in Miami. This marks the firm’s second Florida location among its 22 offices nationwide.

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Charles Persons Joins Sidley’s Global Restructuring Group in Dallas

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Sidley Austin LLP announced that the firm has expanded its restructuring capabilities in Dallas with the addition of Charles M. Persons.

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Perkins Coie Adds Tech Partner John Delaney In New York

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John Delaney has joined Perkins Coie’s Technology Transactions & Privacy (TTP) practice as a partner in the New York office.

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Judge Rebukes DOJ, Says U.S. ‘Laughable’ for Using Shutdown to Delay Suit

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The judge decried “an abdication by the president and the Congress” of the duty to govern responsibly.

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General Counsel Named in Corruption Probe Subpoenas Resigns

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Emily McNeeley was placed on unpaid leave in April after corruption investigators repeatedly named her, and her boss in subpoenas served on the county.

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