Grading the Nunes Memo

Ronald Turovsky
Partner with the law firm Manatt Phelps & Phillips in its Los Angeles office.

As a partner in one of the largest law firms in the state, I receive many memoranda from junior attorneys or clerks on various legal subjects.  The memoranda are important because we need to rely on the quality of the research and analysis.  They also are a tool to make decisions about hiring and advancement.  […]

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It’s Not Only Good Intentions that Pave the Way to You Know Where 

Ronald Turovsky
Partner with the law firm Manatt Phelps & Phillips in its Los Angeles office.

Hell appears to be filling up quickly these days.  And not just with members of the political class, although if you follow the news, political types apparently will make up a good portion of travelers there.  But given the mixed crowd that could end up in the same place, there will be some awkward moments. Ivanka […]

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Open Letter to Milo Yiannopoulos (and Other Like “Provocateurs”)

Ronald Turovsky
Partner with the law firm Manatt Phelps & Phillips in its Los Angeles office.

Dear Mr. Yiannopoulos: Please knock it off.  Your antics are disrupting the ability of my daughter, a freshman at UC Berkeley, to accomplish what she is there for: to go to class, write papers, prepare for midterms, and learn.  You have gotten in the way of all that, for pretty much nothing.  Not to mention […]

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UC Berkeley Unfairly Criticized in Wake of Protest

Ronald Turovsky
Partner with the law firm Manatt Phelps & Phillips in its Los Angeles office.

After the violence that shut down the speech of the provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley, the University has come under substantial criticism – including from President Trump, who tweeted a threat to defund it. Many have trotted out the old yarn that the University is nothing more than a hotbed of liberalism and political […]

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