The announcement last month that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has hired Kamaile Turcan as one of her law clerks next term says almost as much about the justice as it does about Turcan.
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For most of his career at the Justice Department, Kenneth Zwick ran the Civil Division's administrative operations. He's a lawyer but his work was focused behind the scenes to get the support staff, money and technology that department attorneys needed. Zwick, who retired in January, spoke with the NLJ about the rise of e-discovery, how cuts in government funding hurt the department, and why he enjoys presidential transitions.
Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. sells off hundreds of thousands of dollars in Microsoft stock to avoid a possible conflict. Martin Shkreli sneers at members of Congress. And the NYT profiles the NFL's in-house investigator—a former Manhattan prosecutor. This is a roundup from ALM and other outlets.
The National Labor Relations Board has ordered Samsung to stop using an arbitration agreement that requires employees to waive their class action rights as a hiring condition, upholding an administrative law judge's decision for a Florida field sales manager who alleged the company failed to pay overtime wages.
Appearing Thursday on Capitol Hill, former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli wrote on a notepad as his lawyer, New York criminal defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman, whispered in his ear. Shkreli read from that notepad almost every time a committee member asked him a question. His reticence was not absolute. "Hard to accept that these imbeciles represent the people in our government," he wrote on Twitter after his brief appearance in front of House Oversight Committee members.
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After the publication in 2014 of the exposé "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt," a series of lawsuits alleged that high-frequency traders possessed an unfair advantage that hurt ordinary investors.
Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello was center stage last year in the legal community's most closely watched case in decades. In October, a trial jury returned no convictions for the New York-based firm's client, former Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steven Davis.