March 5, 2021

Carey Olsen’s finance practice in the Cayman Islands hires new counsel

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Offshore law firm Carey Olsen has expanded its finance practice in the Cayman Islands with the appointment of Dylan Wiltermuth, who has joined the firm as counsel. Wiltermuth is an experienced Cayman Islands lawyer who specialises in all aspects of structured finance and securitisation transactions as well as public and private mergers and acquisitions. His […]

The dirty little secret of law firm billing

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By Steven J. Harper, From The Am Law Daily The Wall Street Journal’s front-page headline on billing rates this month tells only part of the story. “Legal Fees Cross New Mark: $1500 an Hour,” the Feb. 9 article announced, before listing partner hourly rates at several big firms: $925 to $1475 at Proskauer Rose; $895 to […]

Plaintiffs culled, but defect claims advance against GM

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By Amanda Bronstad, From The National Law Journal A federal judge in New York has allowed a consolidated consumer class action to go forward against General Motors Co. over its ignition switch recalls—although on a limited basis. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman of the Southern District of New York ruled on Friday that briefing should […]