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Lawyer challenging NYU Law Review diversity criteria faces 2nd Circuit grilling

7:51pm EST

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.

In-house counsel on the move: Stripe, Goldman and Blackstone shake up legal teams

4:29pm EST

It's been another big week for financial sector lawyers, with at least three companies shuffling their legal ranks.

New Coca-Cola general counsel's pay topped $4.7 mln for 2020

Mar 04 2021

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 shutters Tokyo office, opting to serve Japanese clients from afar

Mar 04 2021

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.

Goldman Sachs GC Karen Seymour returns to Sullivan & Cromwell

Mar 03 2021

Sullivan & Cromwell announced Wednesday that Karen Patton Seymour, general counsel of its longtime client Goldman Sachs Group Inc, will rejoin the firm as partner.

Simpson Thacher builds London team, swiping lawyers from Kirkland and Blackstone

Mar 03 2021

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.

New law firm leases tanked last year, but loyalty to the office remains

Mar 02 2021

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 taps Cravath partner, longtime SEC counsel to expand capital markets practice

Mar 02 2021

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 lawyer resigns from progressive legal group amid union efforts

Mar 02 2021

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 efforts.

DOJ's Shores, who oversaw Google antitrust probe, rejoins Shearman

Mar 01 2021

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.

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