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Since the news broke of sexual harassment and assault claims against Harvey Weinstein, one of Tinseltown’s most powerful movie moguls, ALM journalists have closely covered its connection to law firms and the legal industry. Whether the impact has meant more business for lawyers working for Weinstein or the company he formerly ran or more worries for firms facing harassment claims against their own lawyers, the legal community has felt The Weinstein Effect. In this Instant Insights, we’ve brought those stories together and will continue to update the collection as news develops.

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Update: In a lengthy statement addressed to his firm on Tuesday, David Boies said that Harvey Weinstein is no longer a client and that he “would never knowingly participate in an effort to intimidate or silence women or anyone else.” Boies’ full statement is appended below. 

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Miriam Rozen

Miriam Rozen covers the business of law and focuses on how lawyers preserve and expand their client roster. Contact her at mrozen@alm.com. Twitter: @MiriamRozen.

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