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Latham & Watkins launches new LiveWell Center in Los Angeles

Latham & Watkins LLP today opened the LiveWell Center, the firm’s new on-site health center in its Los Angeles office, managed by Johns Hopkins Medicine. The new center expands the firm’s market-leading well-being platform — LiveWell Latham — which, for over a decade, has provided innovative physical and mental well-being programs designed to meet the unique needs of its personnel.

“I’m thrilled to see the center launch in Los Angeles and proud to be the first law firm in the country with an on-site health center managed by the prestigious Johns Hopkins,” said Larry Seymour, Office Managing Partner in Los Angeles. “This is an important and exciting milestone and is further testament to our strong commitment to support the well-being of our employees.”

The LiveWell Center provides a variety of medical and preventive services such as acute care for minor illnesses and injuries, screenings, flu shots, travel immunisations, blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, and blood work. The new center will also provide counseling and well-being coaching, chronic disease prevention and management, and physical therapy.

“While many on-site clinics focus primarily on acute care, we intentionally expanded our services to include preventive care, chronic disease management, mental health counseling, and physical therapy,” said Annette Sciallo, Director of Global Benefits & Well-Being at Latham & Watkins. “It’s about removing barriers to care and making it easy for our lawyers and staff to focus on their health proactively.”

These expanded services complement the ongoing programs of LiveWell Latham, the firm’s global health and well-being program, including concerted efforts across the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia around mental health, resilience, diabetes prevention, ergonomics, and other areas.

Latham’s Chief Operating Officer LeeAnn Black added: “The LiveWell Center is the latest innovation in our decade-long journey to foster and support a culture of well-being across the firm. The health and well-being of our people remains a top priority for Latham, and we are committed to investing in best-in-class resources that help them thrive.”

LiveWell Center services are available to all lawyers and staff in the firm’s downtown Los Angeles offices, as well as those visiting on firm business — with nearly all services being free of charge.

Johns Hopkins Medicine manages the LiveWell Center in adherence with Johns Hopkins medical protocols. The experienced clinical team is led by an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and includes two well-being counselors, two physical therapists, and a Registered Nurse.

The firm plans to open a second LiveWell Center with Johns Hopkins in New York when the office relocates to 1271 Avenue of the Americas in 2020.

About LiveWell Latham

LiveWell Latham, the firm’s global health and well-being program, launched in 2010 and promotes health, safety and overall well-being for Latham attorneys and staff across the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Our initiatives range from customised resilience and mindfulness programs to bespoke mental health trainings; diabetes prevention to executive health; cancer support to telemedicine; and ergonomics assessments by over 100 in-house trained ergonomics specialists. The firm also runs an annual “Spring Challenge,” entering its 12th year, in which approximately 100 team leaders across the firm lead their offices in a Fitbit-based physical activity competition. These efforts are led by a long-standing dedicated and experienced well-being team focused on the development and implementation of the firm’s innovative program.

The Schall Law Firm investigating claims on behalf of investors

The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces that it is investigating claims on behalf of investors in Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Alder” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: ALDR) for potential breaches of fiduciary duty on the part of its directors in connection with the pending sale of the Company to H. Lundbeck A/S.

We also encourage you to contact Brian Schall of the Schall Law Firm, 1880 Century Park East, Suite 404, Los Angeles, CA 90067, at 424-303-1964, to discuss your rights free of charge. You can also reach us through the firm’s website at https://schallfirm.com/, or by email at [email protected].

The Schall Law Firm represents investors around the world and specialises in securities class action lawsuits and shareholder rights litigation.

5 eCommerce Brands who recently launched Pop-Ups with Storefront

Digitally native companies are increasingly testing pop-up stores around the world to drive buzz, increase visibility and test new concepts. From giants like Amazon to smaller etailers like M.M.LaFleur, Storefront has helped hundreds of eCommerce brands pop up this year in cities like New York, Los Angeles, London and Amsterdam.

For these retail brands who started their business online, a physical retail presence is helping to drive more foot traffic, increase sales and even open a more long-term brick-and-mortar space. Here are 5 of Storefront’s favourite eCommerce brands that opened pop-up stores this year:

Rue Saint Paul

Rue Saint Paul is a new luxury lifestyle brand with a mission to help women live beautifully. They curate pieces from around the world that are made in small batches, by hand, and of sustainable materials. The brand is now testing pop-up stores to tell the story of the brand and pieces to customers in person, and to test out their retail strategy before they make an investment in a permanent location of their own.

Amazon

The eCommerce giant has been testing pop-up stores since last year, and turned to Storefront to host its first-ever pop-up store in Amsterdam to learn more about its Dutch consumers. Having just launched Amazon Prime in the Netherlands, Amazon was keen to “see what would happen if we popped up in Amsterdam,” states Nick Caplin, Amazon’s Head of European Communications, and to build relationships with its customers there. The store was open for two days and “ beat its targets for the amount of people attending”.

MM.LaFleur

MM LaFleur, the popular clothing line for professional women, has been on a pop-up world tour in the last few years, making stops all over the country to expand its retail concept, drive foot traffic and launch its showroom pop-up spaces. Storefront spoke with their Director of Retail last year to get the inside scoop on its retail launches and her tips for opening a pop-up store were: “they need to be impactful, create a sense of urgency, and be a value add for the customer.”

Reset

Reset was born out of a need for effortless, flattering and affordable clothing. It launched in May 2018 and has since been focusing on physical pop-up locations to increase visibility, brand awareness, and sales. While testing out several standalone pop-up stores, the brand has also been recently collaborating with Bloomingdales to open up pop-up concepts. and just booked this Storefront space in San Francisco for 6 months, encouraging customers to “start their Reset” and introduce popular, everyday essentials.

Code8

New beauty brand Code8 is popping up in the heart of London’s Mayfair at the Burlington Arcade, a historic landmark. The brand, launched last November, was created to simplify makeup by curating universally flattering colors to suit every skintone. The brand was founded by Nadine Ayache and Sophia Chikovani, who set out to simplify the world of cosmetics for consumers, and are set to launch even more pop-up stores in 2019. In this Storefront-powered space, the brand has successfully executed a space that’s been drawing tons of consumers with lots of offerings and experiences in store.

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K2 Intelligence named in The Recorder’s ‘Best of 2018’ list

K2 Intelligence, an industry-leading investigative, compliance, and cyber defence services firm founded by Jules B. Kroll and Jeremy M. Kroll, announced today that it has been named by California-based legal news site, The Recorder to the “Best of 2018” list of legal services vendors in the categories of “Forensic Account Provider” and “Private Investigation Firm.”

“As a long-time partner to the legal industry, it’s gratifying to be recognised by The Recorder for the many investigative services we provide to law firms and their clients to help them succeed,” said Robert Brenner, chief operating officer for K2 Intelligence. “We believe it is our unique combination of investigative expertise, the best multidisciplinary teams, and customized technology that positions us to address the most complex legal challenges. For The Recorder and the members of the California legal community to acknowledge these facets of our investigative, analytic, and advisory excellence is a great honour.”

According to The Recorder, the “Best Of” awards were developed to help lawyers and law firm administrators identify the finest legal products and service providers. The annual “Best Of” supplements recognise the vendors that stand out among their competitors in providing lawyers with the essentials they require to compete in today’s legal market.

About K2 Intelligence

K2 Intelligence is an industry-leading investigative, compliance, and cyber defence services firm founded in 2009 by Jeremy M. Kroll and Jules B. Kroll, who is credited with originating the modern corporate investigations industry. Redefining 21st-century corporate intelligence, the firm combines subject-matter expertise with cutting-edge technology, bringing to bear the industry’s best multidisciplinary teams to solve its clients’ most difficult problems.

With offices in New York, London, Madrid, Geneva, and Los Angeles, K2 Intelligence advises governments, companies, boards, and individuals in business areas including investigations and disputes; regulatory compliance, cyber defence, construction and real estate, strategic risk and security, and private client services.

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Attorneys from The Lanier Law Firm honored by Texas Rising Stars

The Lanier Law Firm is pleased to announce that firm attorneys Reagan Bradford, Benjamin Major and Jonathan Wilkerson are honored among the state’s top young lawyers in the 2018 Texas Rising Stars list.

The three respected litigators are each recognized for different areas of expertise. Mr. Bradford is singled out for his work on behalf of clients in class actions and mass torts. A former deputy general counsel for a Fortune 500 energy company, he focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, particularly cases involving energy, corporate governance, securities and antitrust.

Mr. Major is being recognized for his work in appellate law. His clients include companies, cities and individuals. He represents financial institutions in commercial collection and lender liability cases, individuals in probate and personal injury lawsuits, and municipalities in Section 1983 litigation. He also assists various corporate clients in commercial, personal injury and employment matters.

Mr. Wilkerson is being honored for his business litigation practice, which includes representation of clients in all phases of business and real estate litigation. His practice also involves fact-gathering and support in governmental investigations, as well as due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, and discovery, pre-trial, trial, and post-trial support in several patent litigation matters.

The Texas Rising Stars list recognizes the outstanding work of the state’s top attorneys age 40 and younger or who have practiced law for no more than 10 years. Only 2.5 percent of eligible Texas lawyers are selected to the list each year based on nominations from other lawyers, independent research and a review by separate advisory boards. The full list will be published in the April 2018 issues of Texas Monthly and the Texas Rising Stars issue of Super Lawyers magazine.

With offices in Houston, New York and Los Angeles, The Lanier Law Firm is committed to addressing client concerns with effective and innovative solutions in courtrooms across the country. The firm is composed of outstanding trial attorneys with decades of experience handling cases involving pharmaceutical liability, asbestos exposure, commercial litigation, product liability, maritime law, and sports and entertainment law. For more information about the firm, visit https://lanierlawfirm.com/.