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  • Calogero Gambino, Regulatory Lawyer - Second Deutsche Bank Suicide, This One In NYC

    "Mr. [Calogero] Gambino had been closely involved in negotiating legal issues for Deutsche Bank, including the prolonged probe into manipulation of the London interbank offered rate, or Libor, and ongoing investigations into manipulating of currencies markets ..." - David Enrich, Jenney Strasburg and Pervaiz Shallwani, "Deutsche Bank Lawyer Found Dead in New York in Suicide," ...

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  • Start spreading the news: The UBE in NY

    Thursday, October 9, 2014 By lawschool academicsupport New York is considering the adoption of the Uniform Bar Examination. That is one sentence I did not imagine that I would be writing in 2014. But, it is true. NY may be the 15th state to adopt the Uniform Bar Exam. The New York State Board of Law Examiners (SBLE) has recommended to the New York Court of Appeals that th ...

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    • Ikeoluwa Opayemi: Barred From School Because Of Ebola Fears, Father Sues

      "The father of a Connecticut third-grader filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday saying his daughter has been unfairly barred from school [Meadowside Elementary in Milford] amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while in Africa [Nigeria.] - Pat Eaton-Robb, "Connecticut Family Sues Over School's Ebola Fears," Associated Press, October 28, 2014. Here is the article.
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    • Our New Headquarters...

      I'm thrilled to announce that we have moved the law firm from a large office complex near downtown Glastonbury to the charming village center of South Glastonbury, less than 5 miles south of our old site. The new address is 787 Main Street, South Glastonbury, CT 06073. All of our other contact infomation, including the phone number, remains the same.
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    • "Lawyer" - Time For New Job Title

      Counterproductive job titles tend to hang around an industry out of inertia and lack of will. But, it's time, given the glut in the legal sector, that the job title "lawyer" be tossed. In public relations, which happens to be a growing industry, leader Jack O'Dwyer issued a kind of Martin-Luther manifesto about renaming the field.Hereyou can read that argument. Jack makes two points.
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    • Kaci Hickox: The Unbearable Lightness Of Being After Lawyering Up

      … In America, lawyering up can create the state of the unbearable lightness of being. Those with highly skilled lawyers, especially if they are brandname ones, inhabit an unique kind of space. They exude a fierce presence. The classic example was O.J. Simpson, after being arrested for allegedly murdering two human beings. Once the Dream Team…

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    • Craig Spencer - Who Is This Man?

      … Who is Craig Spencer? This physician returned from West Africa after treating Ebola patients as part of the Doctors Without Borders mission. Of course he knew the facts about the virus. He's a man of science. But instead of putting himself in self-quarantine in his Harlem apartment he used the subway, went bowling, ate in a restaurant…

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    • Ikeoluwa Opayemi: Barred From School Because Of Ebola Fears, Father Sues

      … was not one mandated by the state but by Milford's public health official. If America were not such a litigious nation, the fear of Ebola and any "mistakes" made might not be resulting in lawsuits or threats of them. Regarding the latter, nurse Kaci Hickox is being represented by civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel. She contends that the mandated quarantine she was forced to endure when she returned from West Africa was "inhumane." The fear of lawsuits could distract from best practices in preventing and treating Ebola. …

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    • Redirecting The Potshots

      … Jim Nussle, CEO of the Credit Union National Association wrote an opinion piece in The American Banker (paid subscription required) that rang a bell with this bank lawyer. As I've been urging for some time, Jim thinks it would be a good idea if community bankers and credit union officials could stop sniping at each other long enough join hands…

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    • "Lawyer" - Time For New Job Title

      … assist pro se litigants who hit a wall in family court. They may or may not represent them. Legal counselors oversee startups which create codes to automatically perform document review faster and way cheaper than human reviewers. Some legal media property, such as the "Law Blog" of The Wall Street Journal or Abovethelaw.com, can run a contest…

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    • Brokers Using Personal Email - Machiavellian Tactic?

      … It's likely not accidental that brokers, who are always looking for an edge, have been using their personal email to conduct business with clients. They might have assumed that such communications would not get on radar. Not of the company compliance team and not of government officials. They would be free to delete anything and everything…

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    • "U.S. v. Kadyrbayev" - Robel Phillipos' Marijuana Defense Didn't Work

      … It was a Hail Mary Pass. Friend of alleged Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Robel Phillipos contended he didn't remember visiting two friends associated with obstruction of justice. They had removed the laptop and other items belonging to Tsarnaev. His memory lapse was due, he claimed, to his being high on marijuana. The jury didn't buy…

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    • The Art Of Not Selling - Shockingly Powerful

      … Here's the irony. America is the nation known for its marketing genius. Yet, Americans are among the most vocal about hating being sold to. Currently they are abandoning ad-heavy Facebook for the no-ad Ello. And YouTube is considering the option of a subscription which allows bypassing ads. Harvard Business School professor Ted Levitt picked…

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