Robert D. Hays, Chairman
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* Now that Barack Obama has secured his seat as a two-term president, in-house counsel in the financial sector can kiss their dreams of Dodd-Frank being repealed goodbye. Here are some issues to think about in light of its new footing. [Corporate Counsel]
* “We’re in the early innings of adjusting what value means.” And these days, it looks like “value” is synonymous with “making less money.” Given the results of this third quarter analysis, it’s quite clear that flat is still the new up for Biglaw. [WSJ Law Blog]
* Blow my whistle, baby? A DLA Piper partner filed a $4M suit against the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on claims he was maliciously prosecuted as revenge for whistleblowing. [Daily Business Review]
* After being arrested on domestic violence charges, it seems that Steven Guynn of King & Spalding has left the firm. He doesn’t need to sweat his unemployment, because his house is for sale for $3.3M. [Am Law Daily]
* From Biglaw to Midlaw: Morrison Cohen, a midsize firm, managed to poach a partner from Willkie Farr. But how? Apparently this guy was no longer interested in billing “$900-plus” per hour. [New York Law Journal]
* Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will be present at Jared Lee Loughner’s sentencing hearing today, though it is unknown if she herself will speak. His expected sentence is life without parole. [ABC News]
Steven Guynn, a former partner at King & Spalding, has been the subject of some salacious allegations. Whether they’re true or false, here’s one thing established beyond a reasonable doubt: his $3 million mansion is magnificent.
What will happen to the capital contributions of former Dewey partners? And on that subject, who are the latest defectors, and where are they going?
Two of Dewey & LeBoeuf’s leaders, both members of the Office of the Chairman, are abandoning ship. Where are they going?
Dewey might be closing some of its foreign offices. Which overseas outposts are on the chopping block? And which rival firms might pick up the pieces?
Sometimes, attempts at political correctness lead to directly to hilarity…
Corporate law partners are supposed to have kick ass deal books, but they’re definitely not supposed to kick their mistresses’ asses. Let’s learn about the charges that one King & Spalding partner is facing….
What’s going down at Dewey? Some claim the firm is experiencing financial difficulties, and there have been some partner departures and reports of associate layoffs. But Dewey claims that it’s really just business as usual over there. Let’s tackle the question: Where’s Le Boeuf?
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