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    Hogan Lovells Piloting Commission Pay In Europe

    Hogan Lovells is piloting a novel initiative in the U.K. and Germany that will give some lawyers and business service employees the opportunity to earn small commissions for introducing new client work.

  • MVP: Cooley's Michael Rhodes

    Cooley LLP's Michael Rhodes steered Facebook through final approval of a $650 million settlement resolving claims that its face-scanning feature breached Illinois' biometric privacy law, and continues to be a go-to lawyer for other tech giants facing novel privacy allegations, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Cybersecurity & Privacy MVPs.

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    Legal Leaders See 'Massive' Changes Coming In Workplaces

    More than half of in-house legal and business leaders in a recent survey predicted massive changes are in store for companies in the next five years.

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    Fox Rothschild Bolsters IP Practice With Pittsburgh Partner

    An intellectual property attorney has joined Fox Rothschild LLP in Pittsburgh and restarted her private practice after two years as an in-house assistant general counsel for a major paint manufacturer.

  • MVP: Quinn Emanuel's Robert Loigman

    Robert S. Loigman of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP is representing 10 investment managers against Citibank NA's attempts to claw back hundreds of millions of dollars it mistakenly wired to Revlon Inc. lenders last summer, earning him a spot among Law360's 2021 Banking MVPs.

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    Coalition Of Attys Pledges Support For AAPI Crime Victims

    Six months after six women of Asian descent were murdered in the Atlanta area, a coalition that includes prominent legal professionals like former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Byung J. "BJay" Pak announced on Thursday their plan to raise $1 million for a national fund to support Asian American and Pacific Islander victims of violent crimes.

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    Seltzer Caplan Snags Back Top San Diego US Atty

    Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek has brought a former top federal prosecutor in Southern California back to its San Diego office, the firm said Wednesday.

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    Recruiter Elaine Oh On Mid-Law Advantages For Legal Talent

    With the demand for legal talent very high, New York-based recruiter Elaine Oh spoke to Law360 Pulse about how recruiters are handling the hot talent market, whether there's enough attorney interest in leaving to satisfy firm demand, and why more attorneys are leaving BigLaw for middle-market firms. 

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    Ex-Kirkland Atty On Making Advisory Co. For 'This Generation'

    The past two years have been busy for Jon Henes, a former Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner who took his BigLaw experience in restructuring, crisis management and corporate governance and brought it into the political world as an aide on several campaigns. Now, he says he wants to bring systemic change to the corporate world to make society better.

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    Research Institute ABF's Exec Director To Step Down In 2022

    The American Bar Foundation's executive director, Ajay K. Mehrotra, is planning to step down from his leadership post in 2022, the Chicago-based nonprofit legal research institute announced Wednesday.

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    Walter Shaub On The Need For An Ethics Renaissance In DC

    Government ethics became a hot topic during the Trump presidency amid allegations of nepotism and presidential profiteering. Here, Law360 talks with a former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics about the need for ethical reforms, his criticisms of the new administration, and why lowering penalties for ethics breaches will increase compliance.

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    Former Oil Co. General Counsel Joins Bracewell In Houston

    The former general counsel of oil and gas exploration firm Concho Resources Inc. has joined Bracewell LLP as a partner in Houston following the $9.7 billion sale of Concho to ConocoPhillips earlier this year.

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    David Boies Threatened Theranos Whistleblower, Jury Told

    A former Theranos lab technician who filed a whistleblower complaint against the startup testified in ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes' criminal fraud trial Wednesday that she quit after her managers ignored her concerns with the accuracy of Theranos' blood tests, and said Theranos' then-counsel David Boies subsequently threatened to sue her.

  • Remington's Student Records Bid Irks Sandy Hook Judge

    The Connecticut judge overseeing a lawsuit against Remington Arms Co. brought by the families of victims killed in the Sandy Hook massacre scolded the gun manufacturer Tuesday for failing to make a proper request for academic and employment records of slain students and teachers.

  • MVP: Simpson Thacher's Patrick J. Ryan

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's Patrick Ryan advised major banks that helped finance multibillion-dollar deals aimed at creating the nation's second-biggest media company, the continent's first U.S.-Canada-Mexico rail network and the world's biggest aircraft lessor, earning him a spot among Law360's 2021 Banking MVPs.

  • MVP: Quinn Emanuel's Juan Morillo

    Juan Morillo of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP helped a Swiss bank avoid criminal charges as it navigates the fallout from the 1MDB scandal and is helping Mexican industrial executives fight alleged government takeovers of their businesses, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 White Collar MVPs.

  • V&E Adds CFIUS Atty With 2 Decades Of DOJ Experience

    Vinson & Elkins LLP has bulked up its national security capabilities through the addition of an attorney with two decades of experience working in the federal government on matters related to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

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    Fragomen Embracing Hybrid Work In Return-To-Office Debate

    Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP is embracing a hybrid work model as it gradually reopens its offices across the globe in full force, the firm said Wednesday, amid tension in the legal industry about telework, office returns and vaccine mandates.

  • MVP: Hausfeld's James Pizzirusso

    James Pizzirusso of Hausfeld LLP's cybersecurity and privacy practice secured groundbreaking decisions in a Marriott data breach lawsuit involving the theft of 25 million passport numbers, and also drove Equifax to change its business security practices as part of a $1.5 billion settlement with consumers, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Cybersecurity & Privacy MVPs.

  • MVP: Kirkland's Joshua Sussberg

    Joshua A. Sussberg of Kirkland & Ellis LLP spent the last year dealing with a run of bankruptcy cases as the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the retail sector, successfully reorganizing industry giants like JCPenney in a challenging environment, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Bankruptcy MVPs.

  • Willkie Farr Exec Says Attys Have Shown They Can Be Remote

    Eighteen months into the COVID-19 pandemic, law firms have proved that they can be remote businesses, and that shift "should change the rules" for where lawyers work in the future, a Willkie Farr real estate leader and executive committee member told Law360 in a recent wide-ranging interview.

  • MVP: Morrison & Foerster's Suz Mac Cormac

    Suz Mac Cormac of Morrison & Foerster LLP has advised on a bevy of multibillion-dollar deals, including an investment in clean energy company Uplight that valued the business at $1.5 billion, earning her a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Private Equity MVPs.

  • MVP: Morgan & Morgan's James Young

    Morgan & Morgan's James Young secured a record $65 million settlement for the state of Montana against Big Tobacco that set a model for other states using false claims law principles to make similar deals, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Product Liability MVPs.

  • MVP: Nossaman's Paul Weiland

    Paul Weiland of Nossaman LLP's environmental practice has advised a California county with regard to the largest proposed dam removal project in American history and delivered a huge win on a closely watched endangered species lawsuit involving bumblebees, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Environmental MVPs.

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    Remembering Ginsburg's Legacy Through Her Work

    With the approach of the first anniversary of her death, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was remembered as one of the country's most important jurists of all time at a webinar hosted by the New York Bar Association on Wednesday.

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