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    Biglaw, Canada, David Boies, Federal Judges, Gay, Gay Marriage, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Morgan Stanley, Morning Docket, Partner Issues, Ted Olson

    Morning Docket: 02.05.14

    * Morgan Stanley will settle with the Federal Housing Finance Authority for $1.25 billion to resolve a suit over the sale of craptastic mortgage-backed securities. It’ll be the third-largest settlement of its kind. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * “Sometimes the voters and the legislature get it wrong. So, we have you.” With those bold words from Ted Olson, the federal judge overseeing the challenge to Virginia’s ban on gay marriage has promised a speedy ruling in the case. [Washington Post]

    * DLA Piper announced changes to its leadership, naming Roger Meltzer and Nigel Knowles as Earth’s co-chairs. We look forward to news on the DLA Venus and Mars outposts. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * In other DLA Piper news, it looks like the one of the world’s largest firms may be coming to the rescue of a Canadian Biglaw firm in financial trouble. Welcome aboard, Heenan Blaikie lawyers! [Globe and Mail]

    * Dean Michael Fitts of Penn Law School is leaving his position after 15 years to take a position as the president of Tulane University. There’s no word yet on who’ll serve as interim dean. [Daily Pennsylvanian]

    * In case you haven’t heard about it yet, a former Roger Williams Law student was involved in an all-day standoff with police after threatening school administrators. We may have more on this. [ABC 6 News]

    3 Comments / / Feb 5, 2014 at 9:25 AM
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    Media and Journalism, Morgan Stanley, Murder, Texas

    Morning Docket: 04.19.13

    * Fast moving developments in the Boston case. The FBI wanted your help finding these guys. Now it says one is already dead and the other is on the run. [New York Times] * Wow. The accused ricin mailer is messed up. [Washington Post] * Lawyer turns down an $8M settlement and wins $130M. If […]

    2 Comments / / Apr 19, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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    Facebook, In-House Counsel, Money, Morgan Stanley, Social Media, Social Networking Websites

    What’s Been Happening at Facebook Since the IPO?

    Facebook went public less than a week ago, but a lot has already changed…

    14 Comments / / May 23, 2012 at 3:37 PM
  • Biglaw, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Morgan Stanley, Musical Chairs, Wall Street

    Musical Chairs: Frank Barron Leaves Cravath for Morgan Stanley

    It’s not every day that a partner leaves the storied firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. But it’s not every day that a suitor with comparable prestige, wealth, and WASPiness comes calling. Dealbook reports: Morgan Stanley said on Thursday that it has hired Francis P. Barron, a partner at the law firm Cravath, Swaine & […]

    10 Comments / / Jul 1, 2010 at 11:04 AM
  • JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Morning Docket, O.J. Simpson, White & Case

    Morning Docket 12.05.08

    * Bad news for the big three: the New York Times says Congress “is suffering from acute bailout fatigue.” [NYT] * There were 13 law firm mergers in the third quarter this year (not unusual). The largest number of combinations (5) were in the southeast. [The Birmingham News] * O.J. Simpson is finally going to […]

    23 Comments / / Dec 5, 2008 at 9:13 AM
  • Morgan Stanley, Musical Chairs, Peter Lattman, Wall Street Journal, WSJ Law Blog

    Musical Chairs: 09.21.06

    Lateral Moves: * Tax litigators B. John Williams, Jr. and Alan Swirski, to Skadden Arps (DC), from Shearman & Sterling (DC). The WSJ Law Blog refers to the two men as “Tax Litigation Studs.” First: What do these guys look like? Second: Is using the word “stud” conduct unbecoming an MSM blog? (Just kidding, Peter.) […]

    1 Comment / / Sep 21, 2006 at 3:27 PM