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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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