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2022 Power List – Comments

Let us have your views on movements in the 2022 Power List and suggestions for additions and removals for the new list. The list is compiled from views expressed by lawyers, including inhouse counsel, barristers and others. The criteria is for those lawyers who exert a significant influence over or within the legal profession, whether …

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Survey of Students’ ‘Most Coveted’ Workplaces . . But Why So Few Law Student Participants To Tell Us The Best Law Firms?

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The recent survey showing “the most coveted employers” among university graduates has taken its Top 100 survey showing the requisite law firm component. But despite Chapman Tripp trumpeting it’s top rating, only 8 per cent of the 2200 student participants were lawyers. >> See the Best Law Jobs in New Zealand on the LawFuel Site …

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The Leading Legal Ladies of Morrison & Foerster

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Morrison & Foerster counts among its partner ranks some of the most talented and respected women attorneys in the legal profession. These are the women of MoFo — unparalleled leaders and innovators at the vanguard of emerging and vital practice areas. From impact investing, FinTech, privacy and data security, to intellectual property, consumer class actions, and investigations and white collar defense, …

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‘Casual Sexism’ Not Good Enough – The Law Society ‘Cocktail’ Invitation

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A LawFuel story on the law event in New Zealand that permitted the ladies to wear cocktail dresses has generated high interest in the US, where leading law site AbovetheLaw reported on the disturbance Down Under. By way of recap, the story involved an invitation from the New Zealand Law Society that outlined the dress …

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The World-First LexisNexis App Set To Advance the Rule of Law

By Staff, LexisNexis* Fifty-seven per cent of the world’s population lives outside the shelter of the law. Legal Publisher LexisNexis is playing its part to bring that figure down. The rule of law, put simply, is the idea that “no one is above the law”. It is the fundamental basis on which prosperous societies rest. …

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Is Investment Arbitration at a Crossroads?

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Lord Goldsmith QC, Chair of Asian and European Litigation at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, has delivered the keynote speech at the opening of the inaugural Tel Aviv Arbitration Day, where he asked if investment arbitration is at a crossroads in its development. Some 3,000 Bilateral Investment Treaties (BIT) have been made since the first one …

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Bob Jones On Where Jamie-Lee Ross Should Go

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Pundit, Knight, Author and Property investment supreme Sir Robert Jones has launched a blog to poke fun at a world “gone mad with political correctness”. His initial entry provides some advice for politician Jamie-Lee Ross, who Sir Robert castigates and notes that MP Sarah Dowie’s text that is the subject of police investigation is a …

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Former Fiber Optic CEO Used Forged Contracts to Obtain $250 Million in Investment Funds

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Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that ELIZABETH ANN PIERCE, the former Chief Executive Officer of a telecommunications company based in Anchorage, Alaska, pled guilty today in Manhattan federal court to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with a scheme to use forged guaranteed revenue …

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Basketball Coach Used His Position to Enrich Himself US Attorney Says

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Bland, a Former University of Southern California Men’s Basketball Coach, Pled Guilty to Accepting a Cash Bribe in Return for Steering College Players on His Team to Corrupt Financial Advisers Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that ANTHONY BLAND, a/k/a “Tony,” a former men’s basketball …

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