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The Lawyer’s Web Week is a weekly commentary on legal activity on the web.

UK and US leaders debate impact of legal services act

The likely impact of the Legal Services Act (LSA) and the possibility of a US equivalent was high on the agenda at the Legal Leaders Forum earlier this month (3-4 April). The two-day San Francisco forum was organised jointly by Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and consultancy firm Hildebrandt. The event brought together CEOs and managing […]

Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge elects new managing partner

US firm Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge (EAPD) has elected corporate partner Walter Reed to the post of managing partner. Reed, who has served as general counsel to a number of EAPD’s major clients, takes over from Terrence Finn and Charles DeWitt, who have been co-managing partners for the last three years. Finn and DeWitt […]

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