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Election fever

Following the US elections the Democrats hold a majority in the Senate while the Republicans have a majority in the House. Stalemates could continue, but there is also the chance for reform of the financial services industry, says Mike Castle Following the 6 November election in the US the Democratic party holds a narrow majority […]

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Time to get a grip on lit funding

Third-party funders must accept statutory regulation to protect the integrity of the justice system Mary Terzino, consultant, the US Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Claire Madden of Connection Capital recently wrote an opinion piece on third-party litigation funding for TheLawyer.com in which she detailed the potential for investment in litigation by third parties that seek […]

Ruth Daniels

CPA Global turns to Ancestry.com for hire of first-ever GC

Legal process outsourcer CPA Global has named Ruth Daniels as its first-ever general counsel. Daniels joins from genealogy website Ancestry.com, where she spent five years as vice-president of legal international and vice-president of legal China. Ancestry.com was last month bought out by private equity house Permira for $1.6bn (£1bn), with Clifford Chance and Fried Frank […]

Eversheds

Eversheds joins bidding war for Yorkshire Water mandate

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Eversheds are battling it out for a mandate from Yorkshire Water. BLP is in talks with Yorkshire Water about striking a possible deal involving its Managed Legal Services (MLS) business, which effectively allows companies to outsource their legal functions to the firm at a lower cost, while Eversheds is also […]

Chadbourne loses more IP lawyers as Cooley poaches NY team

The New York office of Cooley has hired a group of IP lawyers from Chadbourne & Parke, including IP chief Walter Hanchuk and head of mobile technology John Kheit. Hanchuk, the former chair of Chadbourne’s IP department, will head Cooley’s New York IP practice while Kheit will join as a partner with immediate effect. The […]

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