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Energy

The Future Of Mexico’s Energy Industry

Editor: Please describe your practice, and tell us why Mexico is high on your radar screen. Otillar: My practice focuses on domestic and international energy transactional work, with an emphasis on upstream acquisitions, divestitures and development. I have represented energy companies and...

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Consumer Protection

Cybersecurity In Its Several Aspects

Editor: Francine, please tell our readers about your background in government affairs and lobbying, including your data-protection practice. Friedman: During my high school and college years, I had various internships on Capitol Hill, mostly on the political fundraising side. My first job in...

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Contracts

2014 Changes To Delaware Corporate Law

Several significant amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (the DGCL) were approved and signed into law last month. These amendments are substantially the same as the amendments originally proposed in April 2014 and generally went into effect on August 1, 2014, as described below. In...

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Pro Bono

The Secret Of Pro Bono Success: Knowing The Community

Editor: You’ve now been pro bono practice leader at Akin Gump for nearly eight years. How would you describe the evolution of Akin Gump’s pro bono practice in these years? Schulman: I think we took what was already a very strong program with, in particular, a lot of great death...

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Appellate Law

An Overview Of Supreme Court Cases In The Recent Term

Editor: Please describe your background during your term as Assistant to the Solicitor General at the Department of Justice. Explain your role in the case of United States v. Windsor. Shah: I spent over five and a half years as an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the Solicitor General...

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Anti-Corruption

Are We Seeing A More Aggressive DOJ And SEC?

Editor: Please provide our readers with a brief description of your professional background. Is there a particular case that stands out in your early career? Murphy: I started my career as a general white collar criminal defense lawyer at Latham & Watkins. Early on, the practice entailed...

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Appellate Law

Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision Invalidates Aggregate Limits

On April 2, in a five-to-four decision written by Chief Justice Roberts, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated the aggregate limits restricting the total contributions individual donors could make to candidates, political action committees and political party committees in a two-...

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