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Regulation

  • In Trump Era, Law Firms Prepare for Less Work, and Hiring, From CFPB

    By C. Ryan Barber

    A confluence of events, including Donald Trump's surprise victory, has shaken not only the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its cadre of lawyers but also the law firm practice groups that built up around enforcement actions and investigations tied to the agency. Law firm interest in CFPB lawyers is expected to wane in the Trump administration and practice groups rooted in the agency could be forced to pivot, focusing more time on other federal and state regulators, according to more than a dozen interviews with law firm partners and recruiters.

  • A Defense Lawyer’s Take on Class Action Reform

    By Amanda Bronstad

    Tort reformers are pushing the most aggressive class action reform legislation in the past decade on Capitol Hill, but even defense lawyers have some concerns.

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Litigation

  • Brownstein, Looking to Grow in D.C., Sues Simpson Thacher, JAMS Over Real Estate

    By Katelyn Polantz

    As it seeks extra space for its downtown Washington, D.C., office, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is suing Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, its landlord, and the arbitration company JAMS Inc., a new tenant, over a subleased part of its building at 1155 F St. NW.

  • In Trump Era, Law Firms Prepare for Less Work, and Hiring, From CFPB

    By C. Ryan Barber

    A confluence of events, including Donald Trump's surprise victory, has shaken not only the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its cadre of lawyers but also the law firm practice groups that built up around enforcement actions and investigations tied to the agency. Law firm interest in CFPB lawyers is expected to wane in the Trump administration and practice groups rooted in the agency could be forced to pivot, focusing more time on other federal and state regulators, according to more than a dozen interviews with law firm partners and recruiters.

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