Daily Archives: October 28, 2008, 6:56 pm

84-Year-Old Thelen Law Firm’s Partnership Council Recommends Dissolution of Firm

Thelen LLP announced today that its Partnership Council has recommended to the full partnership that the firm close its doors effective Dec. 1. The partnership has seven days to vote on the recommendation. The firm stated that “the decision to dissolve the firm was precipitated by several economic factors, including recessionary pressures and numerous partner departures over the past year,…

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DLA Piper Memorandum on SEC Enforcement Manual

Law firm DLA Piper has published the latest memorandum regarding the new SEC Enforcement Manual (previously discussed here).  The memo observes that “the Manual provides a window into SEC enforcement operations and should be helpful in dealing with SEC enforcement counsel, particularly during the investigative phase of a matter.” DLA Piper examines several key provisions of the manual, and notes…

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Miller & Chevalier Latin America Survey Finds Corruption Remains Significant Obstacle

A Latin America Corruption Survey conducted by US law firm Miller & Chevalier and six Latin American law firms indicates that corruption continues to be a widespread and costly problem for businesses in the region. Miller & Chevalier’s Homer Moyer stated that “Respondents to our survey see corruption as a significant obstacle for their businesses. More than half believe they…

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