EMPLOYMENT: Manatt division brings in 18-year industry vet Eunice Shin.
Manatt Digital Media has hired Eunice Shin to head its business consulting services, capping off nearly a year of growth for the new investment and consulting arm of West L.A. law firm Manatt Phelps & Phillips.
FOOD: Duo says rival ice-cream distributor is freezing them out.
Fruit bar makers claim new rival is using its powerful ice-cream distribution network to freeze them out.
LAW: Quinn Emanuel can’t put number on Elie Samaha’s worth.
Quinn Emanuel may be wondering why it repeatedly represented a client who didn’t pay his bills.
INTERNET: Duo launches website to help customers connect with attorneys.
Michael Chasin and Aaron George were fellow students at Loyola Law School when they took a look at the industry they were about to enter and noticed a problem.
INVESTMENT: Firm alleges ex-contractor denting business.
Firm that sells gold to IRAs sues former contractors in a growing but still fringe industry.
investment: Accused claims deal in place for Facebook stock.
INVESTMENT: Investor facing trial in pre-IPO Facebook fraud claims link to $4 billion in Citigroup funding.
There’s one partner at Westwood law firm Liner who’s such an institution that he’s actually written into the terms of the lease.
retail: City ups shop’s alcohol content then bans late-night sales.
RETAIL: La Cañada Flintridge moves to bottle up a 7-Eleven’s alcohol sales at night after requiring the store to carry more booze.
EMPLOYMENT: Pricier practices saw head counts fall most over last year.
Though there are still firms at the top of L.A.’s legal pyramid with a chokehold on higher-rate work, the industry has been shifting to the middle market.
The 7-Eleven on the west side of sleepy La Cañada Flintridge might have a soda fountain and two-for-a-dollar doughnut deals, but don’t call it a convenience store.