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Ben Edwards

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Ben Edwards is co-founder and editorial director at Pensar Media

BIG STORIES | OFFICE OPENING

Willkie Farr hires former Jenner & Block chairman to launch Chicago office

Craig Martin joins firm as partner along with five other ex-Jenner & Block attorneys....

BIG STORIES | AUTOMATION

Companies ramp up digital transformation efforts as Covid-19 unmasks business flaws, survey finds

Almost half of C-suite execs say they will focus more on digital and tech investments once crisis eases....

BIG STORIES | CORONAVIRUS

Top US firms sign up for Covid-19 small business legal clinic project

Kirkland & Ellis, Goodwin Procter among firms to join Lawyers for Good Government pro bono initiative....

BIG STORIES | ALLIANCE

UK firm McCarthy Denning allies with Singapore boutique ArrowGates

London-based challenger firm also hires private client partner Zac Lucas to support Asia expansion....

BIG STORIES | LITIGATION

Fried Frank hires Boies Schiller duo in New York to bolster global litigation capabilities

Partners Robin Henry and Motty Shulman latest in string of departures from Boies Schiller....

BIG STORIES | AI

Immuta chief legal officer co-launches Washington DC-based AI legal boutique

Andrew Burt will co-run firm with former SAS data scientist Patrick Hall....

CORPORATE COUNSEL | CORONAVIRUS

US businesses 'clamouring' for guidance on fast-moving Covid-19 crisis, survey finds

Flash survey of corporate America finds companies are scrambling for information on federal, state and local legislative updates....

BIG STORIES | GRADUATE RECRUITMENT

US firms trimmed 2019 summer recruitment programme sizes even as offer rates hit record high

Large firms may have been paring number of law student places in anticipation of economic slowdown, NALP report suggests....

CORPORATE COUNSEL | PRIVACY

US companies lack resources to check on data privacy compliance, survey finds

More than half of respondents unsure if they are fully compliant with new regulations....

BIG STORIES | TEAM HIRE

DLA Piper hires six lawyers from McMillan in Vancouver to expand its startups focus

Global firm targets city's burgeoning startup sector as it also makes key private equity hires in New York....

CORPORATE COUNSEL | APPOINTMENTS

Wells Fargo appoints former TD Bank GC as bank's new legal head

Ellen Patterson takes over as GC at the scandal-hit lender from Allen Parker....

BIG STORIES | REGULATION

Hong Kong regulator imposes record penalties for public offerings violations

SFC levies $170m in fines as part of crackdown on IPO sponsors for due-diligence failings....

BIG STORIES | TEAM HIRE

UK-listed firm DWF grows Melbourne business with trio of technology hires

Lawyers join from Australian firm MacPherson Kelley to boost DWF's IT&T practice....

BIG STORIES | LITIGATION FUNDING

LCM announces first close of $150m disputes finance fund as interest in asset class grows

AIM-listed litigation funder attracts investments from US university endowments and global fund managers....

BIG STORIES | NEW OFFICE

BakerHostetler unveils San Francisco office, hires Winston & Straw partner to lead

Opening is latest addition to firm's growing footprint on the US West Coast....

BIG STORIES | BRAND RECOGNITION

Blakes tops Canadian legal brand index for fifth year on the bounce

McCarthy Tetrault takes second spot while Bennett Jones breaks into top ten....

BIG STORIES | IP

Foley & Lardner hires team of four patent lawyers from Dentons

Market for IP lawyers remains buoyant as partners Eric Sophir and Gary Solomon brought in to grow Foley's IP capabilities....

BIG STORIES | JAPAN

Clifford Chance hires Tokyo-based M&A lawyer from Skadden

Michihiro Nishi joins UK magic circle firm as a partner in its corporate practice....

CORPORATE COUNSEL | COMPETITION

Big tech antitrust probes could impact companies in every industry, report finds

Crowell & Moring says digital transformation efforts mean tech regulation is becoming critical for all businesses....

BIG STORIES | BIG FOUR

KPMG launches legal services business in Thailand as Asia expansion continues

Move by Big Four accountant follows similar openings in Hong Kong and Shanghai last year....

CORPORATE COUNSEL | BOUTIQUE LAUNCH

Former DLA Piper partner and Rolls Royce lawyer set up international investigations boutique

Crawford & Acharya's founders say their diverse backgrounds will offer a different experience for clients....

BIG STORIES | MANAGED LEGAL SERVICES

Level 2 Legal adds compliance and privacy practices as regulatory environment intensifies

Concerns around GDPR and CCPA fuel increased demand for data-related advice....

BIG STORIES | TEAM HIRE

Fashion expert among trio of lawyers joining Withers' Los Angeles arm

Former True Religion Apparel GC Deborah Greaves among fashion and entertainment hires....