Credit Suisse Group AG and Julius Baer Group Ltd., the largest Swiss banks embroiled in a U.S. tax-evasion probe, may face delays in reaching settlements after the Swiss Parliament rejected a bill that would have freed the industry to send information to the U.S.
Paul Hastings LLP said Douglas Flaum has joined the firm as a partner in New York. He was previously at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, where he was head of the securities and shareholder litigation practice.
He is a red-headed hacker who hails from Arkansas, goes by the name “weev,” and seems to delight in being annoying. For years, he broke into computer systems, disrupted blog sites and riled people with personal attacks.
Demand for meat in emerging markets, which spurred the biggest proposed Chinese takeover of a U.S. company, is turning American producers such as Hillshire Brands Co. and Sanderson Farms Inc. into potential acquisition targets.
Apple Inc. executive Eddy Cue told a judge he felt extra pressure to reach deals with e-book publishers in time for the introduction of the iPad in 2010 because of company cofounder Steve Jobs’s precarious health.
The U.S. government’s collection of phone and Internet communications data under two classified surveillance programs is fully legal and their exposure has harmed national security, FBI Director Robert Mueller said.