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For the Record: September 1, 2015

Sept. 1, 2015, 10:38 PM

“More than 5,000 people across the country who paid Donald Trump $40 million to teach them his hard sell tactics got a hard lesson in bait-and-switch.”

— Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who announced last week he filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump and others for engaging in persistent fraudulent, illegal and deceptive conduct in connection with the operation of what was formerly called Trump University. (NYAG)

“The best practice is to have a different engagement letter for each matter even for the same client [but] in practice, this doesn’t always happen.”

— Howard Elman, of Matalon Shweky Elman, who represents law firms, offering commentary on a dispute over a $1 million fee dispute between Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and its former client Liquid Holdings Group. (New York Law Journal)

“My personal circumstances will not allow me to fulfill the obligations of the office through December 15, 2015.”

— Joseph Harbaugh, offering vague justification for why he is stepping down as interim president of the for-profit Charleston School of Law after less than three months on the job, slightly longer than his predecessor who lasted eight days. (National Law Journal)

“When we do pitches to clients, it’s something we mention, because it’s a differentiator. It’s a competitive advantage right now.”

— John Anderson, CIO of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, speaking about the benefits of his law firm having obtained an ISo 27001 certification for information security management. (CIO)

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