Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Morning Docket: 08.23.16

* We’re very sorry about this, reporters, but Simpson Thacher & Bartlett partner Jeffrey E. Ostrow is not Ryan Lochte’s lawyer. Stop contacting him seeking comments about Lochte’s Olympic misdeeds. Get in touch with Jeffrey M. Ostrow of Kopelowitz Ostrow with your inquiries instead. [WSJ Law Blog]

* Per a new report, President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico pulled off what Vice President Joe Biden did back in his law school days by allegedly plagiarizing about a third of his law school thesis, chalking it up to some “style errors.” We’ll have more on this later today. [New York Times]

* Transgender children, teenagers, and young adults returning to school will have one more thing to be anxious about now that an Obama administration policy that would have allowed them to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice has been blocked by a nationwide injunction. This issue may wind up before SCOTUS. [Reuters]

* As it turns out, it’s not just King & Wood Mallesons that’s been holding off on paying profit distributions to partners. London-based Ashurst has also forced partners to wait to receive their quarterly due, citing a double-digit drop percentage drop in annual revenue and profits per equity partner careening to an 11-year low. Ouch! [Law.com]

* Many first-year law students are kicking off their law school careers this week, and they seem to be very nervous. First things first: Calm down, and take a deep breath. Here are some tips and tricks to help you out as you try to adjust to your new lives in the hallowed halls of law schools across the country. :) [Law Admissions Lowdown / U.S. News]

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