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The Careerist: Only Women and Wimps Work Part-Time

Pirvu/iStock I wish I could say that Yale Law Women’s newly released report on family friendly law firms fills me with hope about gender equality in the near future. But I’d be lying. Although almost all major firms have some … Continue reading

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M&A Lawyers Line Up for Major Pharma Deals

Photo by Emre Arican A host of law firms are reaping deal work from a major hostile bid for Botox maker Allergan Inc. as well as a series of transactions involving Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis. Canadian drug company Valeant Pharmaceuticals … Continue reading

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The Churn: Gibson Lands Ropes SF Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

Illustration by Paul Dilakian JOSEPH BORYSHANSKY is headed back to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer Feld after six years as a senior trial counsel in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement division. Boryshansky, previously a litigation counsel at Akin Gump, … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart to report how compliance targets impacted executive pay: WSJ

(Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) is set to report as soon as Wednesday on how its executives performed on their goals to overhaul compliance operations and how that affected their pay, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company’s board … Continue reading

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China PMI as predicted, Aussie drops after inflation data

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian stock markets were little moved on Wednesday after a Chinese manufacturing survey met expectations, but the Australian dollar plunged to a two-week low after data showed surprisingly low inflation in that country’s economy. Investors hoping that … Continue reading

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GM seeks U.S. court protection against ignition lawsuits

(Reuters) – General Motors Co filed a motion in a U.S. court to enforce a bar on lawsuits stemming from ignition defects in cars sold before its 2009 bankruptcy as it fights proposed class action litigation that seeks to set … Continue reading

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Valeant, Ackman offer to buy Botox maker Allergan for $47 billion

(Reuters) – Canada’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said on Tuesday it and activist investor Bill Ackman made an unsolicited $47 billion bid to buy Botox maker Allergan Inc as it seeks to become one of the world’s five biggest drug … Continue reading

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Debevoise, Greenberg Handle $1 Billion Chemicals Deal

Specialty chemicals maker Chemtura Corporation has agreed to sell its agrochemicals unit to Platform Specialty Products Corporation in a cash-and-stock deal worth roughly $1 billion. Miami-based Platform is handing over $950 million in cash, along with 2 million of its … Continue reading

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Prosecution Says Dewey Trial Could Last Several Months

Photo by Maggie Soladay The government said it expects the trial of Dewey LeBoeuf’s former leaders to take more than four months, and that one likely witness is John Altorelli, a former Dewey executive committee member who is now a … Continue reading

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Futures point to flat open despite some strong earnings

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Tuesday as investors found few reasons to keep buying after a five-day rally in the SP 500, despite strong results from a number of bellwether names. … Continue reading

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