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Ubiquity Inc. Stock Suspended

The Securities and Exchange Commission said this week it would temporarily suspend the stock of Irvine-based Ubiquity Inc., from March 20 to March 31, due to “a lack of current and accurate information about the company.”

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OC-Based Crowdfunder Launches

A former board member of Freedom Communications and his sister launched an online crowdfunding platform for Orange County individuals and nonprofit groups.

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El-Erian Matches $250K in OCSA Gifts

The Orange County School of the Arts Foundation raised $1 million net in support of the school’s students at last weekend’s gala fundraiser.

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OC Schools Rank in New Report

University of California-Irvine snagged several high rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s annual schools rankings.

Firms Hold Back on Attorney Hires for Second Year

Numbers Again Flat After Modest Post-Recovery Gains

Law firms in Orange County held attorney counts steady over the past year for the second year in a row after two years of modest gains.

Law Firm’s Patronage Puts Marketing in New Gear

Cycling Helps Knobbe Martens’ PR Go ’Round

When Ellen Noble pedaled to first place in the Under 23 division of the European World Cup Series—the equivalent of the Tour de France for cyclo-cross, or cross-country cycling—the logo of Irvine-based Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP law firm was prominently visible on her shoulders.


Lawyers are watching policy changes and new initiatives that might affect their practices as the Trump administration’s direction takes early shape, and many say they already see areas likely to create new work.

Industry Still Grapples With Dearth of Minority Lawyers

Many Say More Work Needed to Attain Diversity

The general counsel of Palo Alto-based HP Inc. recently put its outside law firms on notice that the company could withhold up to 10% of all amounts invoiced by law firms that don’t meet or exceed its minimal staffing requirements regarding diversity.

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Merage Adds Data-Based Degree

University of California-Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business launched an M.S. in business analytics, which the school says is in response to high demand from businesses, recruiters and students.

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Chapman Names New Trustees, Governors

Chapman University today named the newest members of its Board of Trustees and Board of Governors.

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