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Leigh Jones

May 08, 2019

Good morning. This is Jonathan Ringel in Atlanta filling in for Leigh Jones.

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING


CONTEMPT DAY? - Eyes will be on the House Judiciary Committee today, where Chairman Jerrold Nadler promised a vote to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt for failing to turn over an unredacted version of the special counsel's report. Ellis Kim reports that a decision by former White House Counsel Don McGahn not to comply with the panel’s subpoena for his testimony and records is adding to the drama.

DELOITTE DEAL - Employment law and workplace services are next on the agenda for Deloitte, as the Big Four firm strategizes over how to deliver legal services in the United States to its global clients. Nearly a year after announcing a first-of-its-kind alliance with U.S. immigration firm Berry Appleman & Leiden, it’s taking a similar approach to employment issues through a new alliance with Epstein Becker Green, reports Dan Packel.

SQUID SUIT - A commercial fisherman has sued Duane Morris and a former partner claiming that the lawyer inserted himself as a partner in a seafood export business and cut the fisherman out of the deal. Ross Todd reports on the case claiming fraud, legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty.

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EDITOR’S PICKS


Exxon Mobil, 30 Other Companies Face Shareholder Votes on Political Spending
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Barnes & Noble Must Front Half of Legal Fees Expected to Be Incurred in CEO's Challenge to Ouster
By Max Mitchell

2 Houston Civil Litigators Go Outside the Box to Win 'Actual Innocence' Case
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Q&A: David Lat on Moving From Legal Industry Writing to Recruiting
By Jack Newsham

‘Abusers Die’: Emails Allegedly Show Ex-Purdue Pharma Chief Blaming Victims of Opioid Crisis
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Ninth Circuit Upholds CFPB Structure in Ordering Law Firm to Comply With Investigation
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WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING


FAST TRACK - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is considering an update to its lockstep model that would allow a “performance-based acceleration mechanism”, according to people at the firm. Krishnan Nair, Paul Hodkinson and Hannah Roberts report that the mechanism at the London-based firm would enable high-performing junior partners to double their salary to more than £2 million within just a few years by quickly moving them up the pay ladder.

 
WHAT YOU SAID

“I am one of many people who went to law school because I was told there would be no math.”

JUSTICE NELS PETERSON OF THE SUPREME COURT OF GEORGIA, DURING ORAL ARGUMENTS ON TUESDAY OVER A CHALLENGE TO THE ELECTION OF THE STATE’S LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. STATISTICAL ANALYSES OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF VOTES ARE KEY TO THE PLAINTIFFS’ CLAIMS.

 

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