Profitability of law firms soars, leading to record for Thomson Reuters Peer Monitor index

“The law firm market has largely recovered after persevering through unprecedented challenges.” Tweet this “The law firm market has largely recovered after persevering through unprecedented challenges,” said Paul Fischer, President, Legal Professionals, Thomson Reuters. “Demand, measured in billable hours, increased a remarkable 7.3% in the second quarter, which more than …

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Hammad Akhtar appointed head of the Transactional Services group

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed Hammad Akhtar to lead its transactional services group with effect from August 1. Hammad, a renowned corporate lawyer specializing in national and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and portfolio transfer transactions, joined the firm as Head of Corporate for Financial Services in 2017. …

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Cuomo, Time’s Up represented by the same law firm

besieged News York Govt. Andrew Cuomo and Time’s Up, a charity that supports victims of sexual harassment, are represented by the same law firm, Fox News has learned. Cuomo and Time’s Up have both hired law firm Arnold & Porter as legal counsel, according to financial reports. The Time’s Up …

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Black Hat 2021: Lessons from a Lawyer

Why companies and their security teams should consult a lawyer before an incident occurs Presentations at Black Hat often involve slides full of data or code. I have rarely, or perhaps never, seen a slide that details parts of a policy, contract, or general legal text. Nick Merker, partner at …

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