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WHAT WE’RE WATCHING

 

GROUNDED - We’re on the lookout for legal troubles at Boeing following decisions by several countries, including the U.S. on Wednesday, to ground its 737 Max 8 aircraft following a crash in Ethiopia. Amanda Bronstad reports the aviation giant would do well to prepare for suits from airlines stuck with revenue losses and other legal actions involving warranties and insurance.

LIST GROWS - A Harvard Law grad who is married to a former San Diego prosecutor is among those accused of using bribery to get their children into prestigious schools across the country. Lizzy McLellan reports that Elisabeth Kimmel, a media executive, is facing charges related to her efforts to get her daughter into Georgetown and her son into USC. Her husband, Gregory Kimmel, has not been charged. Both were members of the California bar, but both are listed as inactive in bar records.

BIG TALK - Which law schools offer the best tuition value for getting a Big Law job? Leigh Jones and Karen Sloan will chat live online starting today at 11 a.m. EDT about those “bargain” schools highlighted in Law.com’s 2019 Go-To Law Schools special report. We’ll also focus on the so-called “firm favorites,” those law schools that specific law firms repeatedly rely on to fill their first-year associate ranks. To check it out, go here.


EDITOR’S PICKS

 

In Branding, Is Gordon Caplan the New Michael Cohen?

As Calls to Break Up Big Tech Grow, Spotify Files Antitrust Complaint Against Apple

In Rare Lateral Hire, Sullivan & Cromwell Adds Cleary’s James Bromley

How I Made Partner: Mayer Brown’s Lei Shen

New Internet of Things Bill Has Narrower Scope, But Big Impact


WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING

 

THINGS FALL APART - The Asia operations created by the Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner one-year-old merger have unraveled, John Kang reports. The law firm has lost every team member in Asia from legacy firm Bryan Cave. The combined firm’s Asia offices now are basically filled with legacy firm Berwin Leighton Paisner lawyers.


WHAT YOU SAID

“We are not done. We won’t be done until we do everything we can do.”

— MERRICK GARLAND/strong>, CHIEF JUDGE FOR D.C. CIRCUIT, ON CHANGES TO THE CODE OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT, WHICH MAKE IT EASIER FOR EMPLOYEES TO LODGE COMPLAINTS OF MISCONDUCT AGAINST FEDERAL JUDGES.


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