Legal Affairs Reporter, Wall Street Journal
Legal affairs reporter for WSJ, former Newsday environmental writer.
online.wsj.com — As Oklahomans recover from a tornado likely to be among the costliest in U.S. history, many will find that insurance will cover less of the tab than after past storms.
nytimes.com — Everyone knows that cockroaches are the ultimate survivors, with enough evolutionary tricks up their carapaces to have thrived for 350 million years and to have completely adapted to the human species. But the nature of the adaptation that researchers in North Carolina described on Thursday in the journal Science is impressive even for such an ancient, ineradicable lineage, experts say.
blogs.wsj.com — With the arrival of Allan Diamond in Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP's liquidation, former partners and their new law firms should hang onto their hats-and their wallets. Diamond and his firm, which have filed more than a dozen unfinished business lawsuits in the bankruptcy of Howrey LLP, have now been retained to investigate similar claims in Dewey's bankruptcy case, court papers show.
blogs.wsj.com — The State Department's Office of the Chief of Protocol has provided a list of the goodies federal government officials received from foreign officials in 2011 and 2010. This being a legal blog, we noted with particular interest the "Soapstone bookends" (estimated value: $414.00) that the chief justice of Canada, Beverley McLachlin, gave to Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.
americanlawyer.com — I thought I had exhausted the issue. But then I heard from a Big Law partner, who offers another twist: Not only did he not expect his wife to take his name, he volunteered to take hers. So the former Neil Friedman became Neil Popovic. Presto! Click here to continue.
blogs.wsj.com — Pacific Rim law firm King & Wood Mallesons has appointed a new managing partner for its Australian arm, capping a management shakeup that emerged earlier this week. The firm announced early Friday (Sydney time) that Sue Kench, a real estate lawyer, is to replace outgoing managing partner Tony O'Malley.
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