Facebook sues DLA Piper

Oct 22, 2014 Facebook and founder Mark Zuckerberg, in the wake of a frivolous 2010 lawsuit by Paul Ceglia, who claimed a 50% stake in Facebook based on what turned out to be forged documents, are suing law firms DLA Piper, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, as well as Milberg and Paul Argentieri & Associates, claiming the firms continued to pursue the claim against Facebook after learning it was fraudulent and after co-counsel Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman withdrew once they determined it was fraudulent. DLA Piper later withdrew from the case and defends its involvement stating that lasted only 78 days and was neither from the onset nor at the conclusion of the case. Comments and more »

Allen & Overy to create 100 jobs in Belfast

Oct 10, 2014 Magic circle firm Allen & Overy plans to create 100 new jobs in Belfast. Just three years prior, the firm created centers for support service and legal service in Belfast, now employing 380. These centers provide…

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Allen & Overy opens office in Johannesburg

Oct 9, 2014 Allen & Overy will open an office later this month in Johannesburg, South Africa. After discussions with partners from local firm Bowman Gilfillan, seven lawyers, four of whom are partners, will join Allen &…

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William Boss elected new MP of KWM SJ Berwin

Oct 8, 2014 William Boss (pictured), co-head of UK Real Estate at King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin, will succeed Rob Day as managing partner of the firm, after Day did not stand for re-election for a new term. Day was elected to the…

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Olswang CEO David Stewart resigns post

Oct 6, 2014 David Stewart, elected CEO for his second three-year term in May 2013, has stepped down from his leadership role, effective immediately. Stewart was managing partner at the firm from 2007 until 2010, when the managing…

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Pepper Hamilton replaces Louis Freeh

Oct 6, 2014 Louis Freeh, former director of the FBI and the recently retained investigator into the Penn St. / Sandusky scandal, has been replaced as chairman of the executive committee at Pepper Hamilton. He will continue as a…

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