Media Monitor
April 23, 2015
A digest of the week’s news of note:
From the most buzz-worthy and blogged-about, to the leading business, innovation and legal industry headlines.



Corporate Counsel




  • PayPal Names GC Ahead of Split From eBay: Louise Pentland is taking on the general counsel role at the company as it separates from eBay Inc. and becomes independent and publicly traded later this year. (CC, 4.21)



  • Googling Your In-House Operations: Mary O'Carroll, head of legal operations, technology and strategy for Google Inc., talks about operational excellence for legal departments. (CC, 4.20)



  • In-house interview: Hugh Raven, Kier: Hugh Raven swapped Eversheds partnership for a job at building group Kier, helping support the business’s extension plans into property and services. (TL, 4.20)







Axiom announced nearly 100 new hires in its Belfast CoE, with an additional investment from Invest NI.  Coverage included:




  • Dentons Strikes Again: As Dentons merges with yet another firm, its leaders are out to shatter "myths" about law firm growth. But what if they're not myths? (AL, 4.17)


Wall Street/PE/VC


  • PwC to Pay $65 Million to Settle Lawsuit Over MF Global: PricewaterhouseCoopers agreed to pay $65 million to settle litigation over MF Global Holdings, which claimed PwC failed to properly audit the brokerage firm’s internal controls before it collapsed into bankruptcy in 2011. (WSJ, 4.22)








  • Hurdles Are Rising for Comcast Deal: It is unlikely that antitrust enforcers’ concerns about the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger could be resolved by promises about how the cable giant would conduct business postmerger. (WSJ, 4.22)
  • Google Case Shows Shopping Sites’ Decline: The biggest antitrust battle in a decade centers on comparison-shopping websites like Nextag, BizRate and LeGuide, which have been crushed by the rise of new ways of finding goods and services online. (WSJ, 4.19)



Additional Legal News