• McKinsey In The Crosshairs

    A critic of consulting giant McKinsey, himself a billionaire and sometime McKinsey competitor, says that since it entered that business in 2001, the firm has been failing to file requried disclosures, and has thereby concealed a pattern...

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  • Judge Flags Celebrity Divorce Firm For Excessive Fees

    A law firm known for representing wealthy clients in divorce proceedings was chastised for excessive fees, in a high-profile case in Chicago. In its representation of Cancer Treatment Centers of America founder and investment banker Richard Stephenson,...

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  • A “Chilling Caution” On Expectation Of Privilege, From A Blackberry Case

    The market analyst’s report was bad news for BlackBerry, coming shortly after the company released an updated smartphone in 2013. The report said that following the rollout of the product there had been by an extraordinarily high...

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  • Banks Caught In State/Federal Cannabis Conflict

    Lawyers must counsel clients in the nascent industry of state-legalized cannabis that their routine business affairs violate federal law, a situation that Attorney General William Barr calls “untenable.” It requires lawyers in any way involved in this...

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  • Law Firm Couldn’t Get Its Hijacked Money Back

    To facilitate the closing of a real estate deal, the lawfirm as supposed to forward money to Deutsche Bank, per the payoff instructions of the mortgage and real estate services company, but unbeknownst to the law firm...

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  • You Should Push For Alternative Fee Arrangements

    “The death of the billable hour has been foretold for years, but it’s still prevalent,” writes Michael S. Zullo in this Today’s General Counsel Article. He suggests that legal departments should push for alternative fee arrangements (AFAs)...

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  • Former Penn State GC Could Face Censure In Fallout From Sandusky Case

    A disciplinary board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has recommended censure for former Penn State general counsel Cynthia Baldwin. The matter is related to her role in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case, and what the...

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  • Transforming Responsive And Privilege Reviews With AI

    Advances in the last decade have brought artificial intelligence out of theory and into practice in the legal arena, notably in the areas of privilege and responsive reviews. How effective does it prove to be? To find...

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  • Cohen Suing Trump For Legal Fees

    Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is suing the Trump Organization for nearly $4 million in legal fees and “costs incurred by Mr. Cohen in connection with various matters arising from Mr. Cohen’s work with and on behalf...

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  • Legal Brothels In Nevada Attacked Under The Mann Act

    A former sex worker has filed a lawsuit against the state of Nevada, alleging that she was brought into the state’s legal brothel system from out of state in violation of the Mann Act. Her lawyer is...

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