"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
-- Proverbs 29:18, King James Bible (KJV)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

BigLaw Event: Paul, Weiss Media and Entertainment Law Head James H. Schwab To Join Vice Media

Is Vice Media the coming news platform?

In a rare but surely not totally unprecedented move for a top lawyer

-- but even noted at Above the Law --

James H. Schwab, see also here,

chairman of the Paul, Weiss law firm media and entertainment group,

is to leave the law firm to join Vice Media as Co-President.

We read about Vice Media at Wikipedia:
"In June 2014, it was reported that Time Warner was negotiating to acquire a minority stake in Vice Media; among the company's plans were to give Vice control over the programming of HLN—a spin-off network of CNN which had recently struggled in its attempts to re-focus itself as a younger-skewing, social media-oriented news service. However, the deal fell through as the companies were unable to agree on a proper valuation,[6] and VICE chose to partner with A&E Networks — a joint venture of Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company, for a 10% minority stake in Vice Media for $250 million, keeping VICE independent."
DealBook at the New York Times has the story at Vice Poaches a Lawyer from Paul, Weiss as Co-President.

Law is a Seamless Web (Published in 4 Volumes) Tweeted at Twitter

Money and Investment Questions: Berkshire Beyond Buffett at the Stanford Rock Center

Corporate Governance and Stanford Directors' College 2015 for Corporate Heavyweights (Directors & Senior Executives of Publicly Traded Firms)

The ultimate corporate governance conference for corporate heavyweights....

The 21st Annual Stanford Directors' College for directors and senior executives of publicly traded firms will take place June 21-23, 2015 at Stanford Law School, in Stanford, California.

See for background The Directors College and The Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, also at Twitter's StanfordRock.