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USC Viterbi Engineering School Receives New $14M Gift From USC Trustee Epstein

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering announced Oct. 11 that it has received a new $14 million gift from USC Trustee Daniel Epstein.

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Kitchen United Acquires Zuul Kitchens

Kitchen United Inc. announced it has acquired a competitor, New York City-based Zuul Kitchens Inc., on undisclosed terms.

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2021 Largest Employers Special Report

L.A.'s largest employers share hiring news, how they're changing benefits plans for current and prospective employees, and more staffing trends.

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When Scammers Go Phishing, They Hope to Reel In You and Your Business Data

There’s an old expression: “fishing for information.” It means that a person is trying to pry information from you indirectly. In today’s world, that old saying has been updated and modified.

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Greenberg Glusker’s Bob Baradaran Shares What’s Ahead for LA Real Estate and His Firm

The LABJ Interview

In every sense possible, Bob Baradaran’s last 18 months have been dedicated to rapidly changing real estate.

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Korn Ferry Shatters Earning Records

Century City-based executive search and organizational consulting firm Korn Ferry last week posted record earnings for the second straight quarter.

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Fat Brands Drops $300 Million on Twin Peaks Acquisition

FAT Brands Inc.’s latest deal to acquire a Texas-based sports bar chain upped its acquisition spending to about $743 million, and there’s more to come before year’s end.

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C’est Moi Moves Into Walmart Stores

Products from the "radically inclusive" beauty company are headed to 3,000 Walmart stores.

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Bonduelle Appoints Andrea Montagna as CEO

Bonduelle Fresh Americas appointed Andrea Montagna as its new chief executive.

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Protect Your Organization From Cyber Threats

As incidents proliferate, the price of cyber coverage rises sharply

As incidents proliferate, the price of cyber coverage rises sharply. What’s keeping executives up at night these days? Cyber attacks and IT breaches.

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5 Black-Owned Beauty Brands to Watch in LA

Small Black-owned skincare and makeup brands based in Los Angeles are finding big opportunities for growth.

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Rand Taps New Dean for Pardee Graduate School

Nancy Staudt, dean of Washington University’s School of Law, will head Rand Corp.’s Pardee Graduate School.

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Spertus Seeks Homeless Fix

Spertus Landes & Umhofer sued the city and county in March 2020. The case, L.A. Alliance for Human Rights v. City of Los Angeles, is one the biggest lawsuits to hit L.A.

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EY Names New Managing Partner in LA Office

Ernst & Young announced a new managing partner to head its Los Angeles office.

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Caltech Receives $100 Million in Donations

Caltech has received $100 million in donations from real estate mogul Donald Bren.

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