From Newsweek's Cover to the Front Lines of Social Justice
As varied as Brenda Abdelall’s life experiences are, a pattern emerges—her work circles around social justice for groups and individuals denied rights by greater society.
Monitoring VW's Compliance Reforms
Larry D. Thompson was enjoying semi-retirement—his second attempt in six years—when he received an offer he couldn’t refuse. Thompson, ’74, was selected by the U.S. government in April to serve as the independent compliance monitor and auditor for Volkswagen AG following VW’s plea agreement to settle its emissions cheating case.
On The Leading Edge
Xiuhao “Rachel” Luo, LLM ’01, is no stranger to being on the cusp of new trends, and relishing all the challenges and opportunities that come along with them.
China’s legal industry was just taking shape when she graduated in 1989 with her first law degree from Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou.
Moving Mindfully at Millennium
As vice chairman and chief legal officer for Millennium Management, one of the world’s largest hedge fund managers, Simon “Sy” Lorne, ’70, spends a lot of time making sure things are done in a proper, lawful, and ethical way at the firm. Oddly enough, it was a suggestion of regulatory malfeasance at Millennium some 15 years ago that led to Lorne’s job being created there and his hiring.
Bringing Stability to the State Bar of California
Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. But even she was hesitant to take on the role of executive director of the State Bar of California, a beleaguered organization that was badly in need of a turnaround.
The Tech [R]evolution in Law
The first thing we do, let’s replace all the lawyers with computers.
While even a modern-day Shakespeare might think such a paraphrase is science fiction, the legal profession is grappling with whether or not it could be true someday. Technology is changing our society in immeasurable ways, and the practice of law is no exception.
"Even before the legislation was unveiled in November, multinationals were planning to convert cash to non-cash assets, although it wasn’t entirely clear what would constitute cash for this purpose."
—Professor Reuven Avi-Yonah, in a
Reuters article about a loophole in the new U.S. tax law that could allow multinational corporations to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes on profits held overseas.
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