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Top Law Firm: King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons, an international law firm headquartered in Hong Kong, offers opportunities for lawyers interested in working in international or business law and who hold an advanced degree, such as a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law.

Legal English: “U.S. Attorney”

A “U.S. Attorney” (short for “United States” attorney) is a presidentially appointed attorney who represents the U.S. government in court. While only one U.S. attorney is appointed for each federal district (93 in total), some oversee large offices staffed with large numbers of assistant U.S...

Intellectual Property Law: Do You Have What It Takes?

Intellectual property (“IP”) law deals with rights related to products of the mind, such as works of art, technological innovations and the identifying marks of particular businesses. These intangible assets are known to the world as copyrights, patents and trademarks...

Case Study: A&M Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc.

In A&M Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc., 239 F.3d 1004 (2001), the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a peer-to-peer file sharing service could indeed be held liable for contributory and vicarious infringement of copyright....

Case Study: Lucy v. Zehmer

Lucy v. Zehmer, 196 Va. 493; 84 S.E.2d 516 (1954), is a classic case in U.S. Contract Law, and is often taught to first year law students to illustrate a foundational principle...

Corporate Law: Do You Have What It Takes?

This post is the first in our new blog series profiling practice areas in the the legal industry. The profiles are designed to inform foreign-trained lawyers about the expertise needed and the types of matters handled by lawyers practicing in selected areas of law...