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Bloomberg gears up for the legal research market

Nov 23, 2010 Bloomberg has hired nearly 500 lawyers over the past year, making it the largest source of new legal jobs in New York. The company is looking to make its play on $14.5 billion legal research industry, upsetting the…

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Bloomberg enters market for legal research

Jul 8, 2010 Bloomberg has entered the market for legal research with Bloomberg Law – a service that will be in competition with Westlaw and LexisNexis. The company hopes to become as indispensable to lawyers as it is to…

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New Westlaw, Lexis & Bloomberg Platforms

Jan 26, 2010 There’s a battle about to break out on your computer screen. On the third floor of West’s sprawling corporate headquarters outside Minneapolis, a veritable army of professionals has been working for nearly five years…

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$1,000-an-hour bankruptcy lawyer fees excessive?

Feb 6, 2009 Bankruptcy lawyer fees broke through the $1,000-an-hour barrier for the priciest bankruptcy legal advice. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom's rates top out at $1,050 an hour. Chicago-based Kirkland & Ellis even…

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Law Firms Find Work Abroad as U.S. Mergers Hit a Low

Apr 19, 2008 As the credit crisis drove first-quarter U.S. mergers and acquisitions down 54 percent to $248.1 billion from $536.3 billion last year, deal volume in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa rose 39 percent, from…

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U.S. Loses Ground in Law-Firm League Tables

Jan 4, 2008 New York-based Sullivan & Cromwell has led the global M&A advisory rankings each year since 2003. So its No. 1 position in 2007 was hardly a surprise. More notable, perhaps, was the big jump by Allen & Overy, which is…

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