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  • Two More Top Lobbyists to Leave Squire Patton Boggs

    By Katelyn Polantz

    Lobbyist Kevin O'Neill, one of the highest ranking legacy Patton Boggs partners at Squire Patton Boggs, will leave the firm along with another lobbyist. The departures, like dozens over the past three years, highlight how few of the old Patton Boggs has stuck with the global firm as it attempts to rebuild its lobbying capabilities.

  • Ranking the Top Ten Female Justices (When There Are Only Four)

    By Tony Mauro

    When the invitation went out recently from the Green Bag law journal to come up with new "top ten" rankings for the U.S. Supreme Court, Meg Penrose leapt at the chance to rate the court's female justices. Never mind that only four women have ever sat on the high court. Penrose, a professor at Texas A&M University School of Law, used the listing to underscore the dearth of female justices through history.

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  • Medical Company LabMD Sues FTC Lawyers Over Data-Privacy Case

    By C. Ryan Barber

    An Atlanta-based medical testing company that claims to have been put out of business under the weight of a Federal Trade Commission data-privacy investigation is now suing three agency attorneys for allegedly bringing a case based on "fictional" evidence.

  • Consumer Group Fights Secrecy in MetLife's Suit Over 'Too Big to Fail' Designation

    By C. Ryan Barber

    A nonprofit consumer advocate on Thursday challenged extensive redactions and sealed filings in MetLife Inc.'s lawsuit in Washington federal court over the company's designation by financial regulators as "too big to fail." Better Markets said MetLife's lawyers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and the Justice Department attorneys for the oversight panel "have created a litigation record largely shrouded in secrecy."

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  • Race & Admissions: Round 2 at Supreme Court

    By Tony Mauro

    When the U.S. Supreme Court hears a second round of arguments Dec. 9 on the use of racial factors in admitting new students at the University of Texas, it will mostly — but not totally — be a case of déjà vu all over again.

  • Power Lawyers Battle Over Sumner Redstone's Mental Capacity

    By Amanda Bronstad

    A woman claiming to be the longtime companion of Sumner Redstone has turned to powerhouse entertainment lawyers Bertram Fields and Pierce O’Donnell to challenge the media mogul’s mental capacity to make decision about his health care.

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