Employees of tech companies in San Francisco, California, can’t leave the city fast enough, fleeing for the potential tech hubs of tomorrow such as Austin, Texas, and Miami, Florida. One former San Francisco exec said: “what else can God and the world and government come up with to make the place less livable?” … [Read more...] about Tech Workers Flee San Francisco
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It has been a staggering set of stories for someone who, at 76, is on the likely last act of a celebrated career. Boies first rose to fame when he walked away from a partnership at a white-shoe law firm to start his own shop. Boies Schiller Flexner grew to become a powerhouse in litigation. But what effect the recent run of bad press will have, either on Boies or on the firm he founded, is unclear. Many in the legal community are watching for signs that Boies or the firm has been negatively affected. “What we have been reading is so far outside of what is acceptable,” said one longtime friend. “It is not something you see reputable lawyers do. David has been gradually stepping away from the firm, and I think it is going to be a lot harder for them to recruit big-time talent.” … [Read more...] about David Boies Was America’s Top Litigator. Now He’s Known As Harvey Weinstein’s Lawyer.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti took a knee during a Tuesday protest over the death of George Floyd to show solidarity but ended up facing protesters of his own later on near his home. … [Read more...] about LA Mayor Garcetti takes knee at George Floyd protest, faces backlash for calling National Guard
The return to the purple tier allows outdoor dining to restart and for hair and nail salons to offer limited services indoors. Business owners greeted the news with a mixture of relief and uncertainty on what to do next. Many have dealt with the financial and emotional strain of closing-reopening-closing, and reopening again during the pandemic. … [Read more...] about Need a haircut? Bay Area salons could reopen this week as stay-at-home order lifts
For Boies, at 77, the consequences have been reputation-shattering. The revelations of the past year have opened everything about his life and career to reassessment, from the ethos of his firm, which pops up with eerie regularity in notorious scandals — it represents Oleg Deripaska, Paul Manafort’s oligarch business partner; Elliott Broidy, Donald Trump’s hush-money-paying crony; and Najib Razak, the former Malaysian prime minister accused of massive corruption — to his cozy personal relationships with other powerful and problematic men (Charlie Rose, Steve Wynn, Bill Clinton). In elite legal circles, some speculate that Boies lived beyond question for so long that he lost his moral bearings. “I’m disappointed by how far he seems to have moved toward the dark side,” says Laurence Tribe, the liberal Harvard Law professor who was Boies’s co-counsel on Bush v. Gore. Then again, maybe the great David Boies was comfortable on the dark side … [Read more...] about The Bad, Good Lawyer