Monthly Archives: July 2012

How Wall Street lawyer turned insider trader

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Matthew Kluger worked for several big law firms and learned about pending mergers. He and a friend alerted a day trader who bought shares of the companies. After the deals went public, they split the profits.

Andrew Harrer, Bloomberg

Every dawn in the early spring of 2011, Matthew Kluger peered out his window, wondering when federal agents would knock at his door. Kluger, a mergers-and- acquisitions lawyer, says he worried that authorities were closing in on him as the source of illegal tips in a three-man insider-trading ring that had eluded detection for 17 years.

The knock came on April 6. U.S. agents handcuffed Kluger, hustled him into a Dodge Intrepid, drove to the Federal Bureau of Investigation office in Manassas, Va., and laid out the

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Jack Daniel’s acts smoothly on violations


A weathered black square adorned with white filigrees and embellished in curvy familiar type, giving off a whiff of aged alcohol and good old-fashioned southern appeal. Sounds just like a bottle of Jack Daniel’s — or maybe the cover of a top-selling novel at Amazon.com?

When Louisville, Ky., resident Patrick Wensink released his third novel, Broken Piano for President, earlier this year through the small indie publisher Lazy Fascist Press, he probably didn’t expect to find himself embroiled in a top-shelf intellectual property infringement matter.

The cover of his book is nearly identical to the iconic label on the Jack Daniel’s whiskey bottle: the flourishes curl just like Jack Daniel’s handlebar mustache, and the book itself is labeled “40 percent alcohol by volume” — the same as JD’s traditional proof. In fact, the

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Banking lawyer joins Jones Day from Hunton for its ‘deep bench’

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Bruce Moorhead will work out of Jones Day’s offices in New York and Atlanta.

Banking lawyer Bruce Moorhead Jr. has left Hunton Williams for a partnership at Jones Day.

He said he made the move after nine years as a partner at Hunton Williams for the opportunity to work with a global firm with an extensive banking and finance practice.

Moorhead, who represents financial institutions in corporate loan transactions, said Jones Day, which he joined on July 1, has a “deep bench” in that area, with more than 150 lawyers worldwide in its banking and finance practice.

He said

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High court rebuffs insurers

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Insurance companies and those who represent them say a recent 4-3 ruling presents insurers with difficult choices.

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Silicon Valley Law Firm Ramps Up Hollywood Presence

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The trip from the Valley to the beach is seldom an easy one, what with traffic on the 405 freeway; and the drive is likely to be more fraught than ever on the last weekend in September, with the recent announcement that the freeway will once again be closed for bridge demolition. Still, that trip will still be shorter than the journey one prominent law firm decided to undertake from a more distant Valley up north.

Hollywood Attorney Eric Weissmann Forms Own Law FirmHollywood Law Firm Weissmann Wolff to Merge with Northern California Firm (Exclusive)

That firm would be the 650 lawyer Cooley LLP,

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‘Knight Rider’ Producer Survives Round One in Universal Fraud Lawsuit

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Television producer Glen Larson has jumped the first hurdle in his multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Universal over money from a string of hit shows from the 1970s and 1980s.

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Larson, whose work includes Knight Rider, The Six Million Dollar Man, Magnum P.I. and Battlestar Galactica, claims that the series generated hundreds of millions of dollars for the studio yet he hasn’t received any profit participation statements and “as the shows make more money

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Warner Bros. Files Mass Litigation Against Amazon Resellers

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Warner Bros. is going after Amazon.com’s resellers market. The studio’s home entertainment division has filed at least 16 separate lawsuits in California against those who use the e-vendor to sell discounted DVDs ranging from Harry Potter films to many HBO shows such as Game of Thrones, The Wire, The Sopranos and Entourage.

J.K. Rowling Teases New Harry Potter Book as Pottermore Launches to the Public‘Harry Potter’ eBooks Launch on Pottermore Website

Each of the defendants is alleged to be using the Amazon’s e-commerce platform, which enables third parties to sell products

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‘Attack of the Show’ Employees Attack NBCU for Overtime Wages

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Three current and former employees of G4’s Attack of the Show are suing the network and parent company NBCUniversal for allegedly attempting to improperly classify them as “exempt” from laws governing overtime compensation. Sean Jordan, Bruce Greene and Yaniv Fituci filed a proposed class action on behalf of themselves and other line and field producers in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday.

‘Attack of the Show’ throws Comic-Con nerd raveFormer NBC Marketing Honcho Adam Stotsky Named G4 General Manager

The plaintiffs say they have complained to network management about being “woefully understaffed,” and that as a

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‘Single Ladies’ Season 2, Episode 10 Recap

(The Root) — He’s baaaaaaaaccck! In last night’s Single Ladies episode, “Fast Love,” Malcolm (D.B. Woodside) charged back into Keisha’s (LisaRaye McCoy) life, despite his girlfriend Taylor’s stern command to ditch Miss Green and leave her in the past. But Malcolm just can’t stay away, claiming he missed her “smart mouth” and “attitude.” He wants to make things right with her and starts off by offering a realty listing for a high-priced mansion. But what will Taylor do?

“You’re important enough to me that I’m willing to piss her off to have you back in my life,” Malcolm tells her.

As the ladies — and Omar — dish about their beaus, April (Charity Shea) says she’s ready to take her relationship with Reggie to the next level. It’s her first new sex partner

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Watch This: Romney Aide Goes Off

You can’t really blame Mitt Romney for the way his traveling press secretary lost his cool with reporters in Poland yesterday, but it still didn’t make for a great ending to a trip that’s already been wrought with gaffes.

As Romney left the Polish Tomb of the Unkown Soldier, Rick Gorka became annoyed with journalists who wanted to ask questions about the candidate’s “mishaps” abroad, ironically shouting “kiss my ass” as he demanded that they show respect for the holy site. He has since apologized for losing his cool. Here’s the transcript, courtesy of CNN:

CNN: “Governor Romney are you concerned about some of the mishaps of your trip?

NYT: “Governor Romney do you have a statement for the Palestinians?

Washington Post: “What about your gaffes?

NYT: “Governor Romney do you feel that your gaffes have overshadowed your foreign trip?”

CNN: “Governor Romney just a few

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