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Alec Baldwin Shooting Victim Was Wife of LA Corporate Lawyer

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The woman shot accidentally by Alec Baldwin on the movie set ‘Rust’ was the wife of an LA lawyer at Latham & Watkins.   Matt Hutchins (pictured left with Halyna) joined L&W as an associate and had previously worked as an in-house lawyer at entertainment company having also worked at Kirkland & Ellis and Skadden. …

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Divorce Law Decision on De Niro Split – He Keeps Most of the Money

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Actor Robert De Niro has avoided payment of half the money he has earned through acting and his business interests after a divorce law decision from the New York County Supreme Court that found that a 2004 prenuptial agreement served to maintain those funds as De Niro’s separate property.   Grace Hightower had sought to …

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Litigation Funder’s $31 Million Trip-and-Fall Fraud Scheme Arrested

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Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the unsealing of a Superseding Indictment charging ADRIAN ALEXANDER with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud in connection with a scheme to obtain fraudulent insurance reimbursements and other compensation for fraudulent trip-and-fall accidents.  ALEXANDER was …

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Lawyer Conned Clients About Phony Court Successes With Sham Documents and Forged Judge Signatures

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          LOS ANGELES – A former California lawyer has agreed to plead guilty to a fraud charge, admitting he lied to clients about winning cases and deceiving them with bogus documents, some with the forged signatures of judges.           Matthew Charles Elstein, 51, of Redondo Beach, agreed to plead guilty to one count of wire fraud in …

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London ‘Fearsome Four’ Law Firm Winner Has Ferocious Response To Firm Departure Report

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US Big Law giant Quinn Emanuel’s UK chief Richard East has fired up – and fired back – at reports in UK legal media about recent departures from the firm, recently named as leader of the ‘Fearsome Four’ pack of the most feared law firms in the world. The row over departures related principally to …

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The Paradox Papers – What Does The Pandora Papers Dump Really Mean For Anti-Money Laundering?

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  Ron Pol – When the solutions to Panama, Paradise, and Pandora papers prevent better anti-crime outcomes.   The latest round of coordinated outrage from a carefully manicured document leak – dubbed the Pandora Papers – provoked the usual storm of readymade “solutions” this week to “fix” the anti-money laundering system. But when perceptions (no …

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Baker McKenzie’s Starring Role in the Pandora Papers

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“We don’t do business with disreputable characters . . ”  Baker McKenzie   It’s one of the biggest law firms in the world with a regular win as the top law firm brand – but the publicity Baker McKenzie has received over its role in various cases identified in the just-released 12 million document Pandora …

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How The Pandemic Helped Big Law Giant Baker McKenzie Shatter The $3 Billion Barrier

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Baker McKenzie has broken through the $3 billion revenue barrier.  Already the largest law firm in the United States by lawyer head count, it has announced revenue increases of 7.8 per cent in its latest report.   The revenue growth makes Baker McKenzie similar to other law firms that have experienced double-digit growth helped in …

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Manhattan US Attorney Announces $72 Million Fraud Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo

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Wells Fargo Admits to Overcharging and Providing False Information to Customers, Pays Restitution and Civil Penalties, and Makes Asset Forfeiture Payment   Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and  Michael J. Driscoll, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced today that the …

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