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Fast Take: Cryptocurrency Taxation

Cryptocurrency: It’s mysterious, volatile and all over the news. In 2017 the value of bitcoin went from about $800 early in the year to almost $20,000. But the government is just starting to take a closer look.

The Internal Revenue Service classifies virtual currency as property and...

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Navigating the Bumps: A corporate partner tries to help other women find legal jobs and thrive

Alice Hsu, a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, focuses on capital markets and corporate governance. Her family’s favored professions, however, were centered around medicine and engineering, leading Alice to wonder what her life would have been like had she followed one of those...

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Preserving a Fundamental Bankruptcy Tool: Despite uncertainty, credit bidding continues to serve lenders and investors well in distressed industries

Credit bidding allows secured creditors to protect their collateral in a bankruptcy sale and can provide an opportunity to strategically acquire a company’s assets. It is a valuable tool for all secured lenders but especially for private equity firms, hedge funds and other distressed debt...

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