Academics contesting the New York University Law Review's
practice of considering race and gender when selecting student
editors faced a skeptical 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
panel on Friday, after the case fell flat before a lower court
judge last year.
It's been another big week for financial sector lawyers,
with at least three companies shuffling their legal ranks.
Coca-Cola Co general counsel Bradley Gayton pulled in more
than $4.7 million in total 2020 compensation from the beverage
giant after joining last fall, a regulatory filing shows.
Debevoise & Plimpton has shuttered its Tokyo office "after a
careful business review," the firm said in a statement Thursday,
becoming the latest U.S.-based law firm to shrink its physical
presence in Asia in the last year.
Sullivan & Cromwell announced Wednesday that Karen Patton
Seymour, general counsel of its longtime client Goldman Sachs
Group Inc, will rejoin the firm as partner.
New York-based Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is growing its
London presence, adding lawyers in the global financial hub this
week from rival law firm Kirkland & Ellis and private equity
giant Blackstone Group Inc.
Not surprisingly, law firms leased less space in 2020 than
in 2019, as the pandemic sparked shutdowns and the industry
turned to remote work.
Sidley Austin is expanding its global capital markets
practice, bringing on a Cravath, Swaine & Moore partner who
helped Palantir Technologies Inc go public, along with the
former chief corporate governance counsel of the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission.
Amazon.com Inc senior in-house lawyer Andrew DeVore has
resigned from the board of the American Constitution Society, a
progressive legal organization that faced criticism for his
involvement as his retail giant employer battles unionization
Ryan Shores, who oversaw the U.S. Justice Department's
antitrust probe that resulted in its landmark lawsuit against
Alphabet Inc's Google, has rejoined Shearman & Sterling, the law
firm said Monday. He'll be an antitrust and litigation partner
based in Washington, D.C.