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The Shoe Fits

Millie Chou keeps Zappos working hard and playing hard

Shortly after graduating from law school in 1999, Millie Chou met a man driven by a novel idea: selling shoes online. After initial introductions (“I think it was at a barbecue,” she recalls), he learned of her interest in business law, and solicited her help in running the investment fund that would nurse his fledgling online enterprise. Despite having already accepted a position with the Los Angeles mega-firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Chou took Tony Hsieh up on his offer. She sent the …

The 26-State Health Care Challenge

Mark Hutchison’s fascination with the Constitution led him to the law—and his biggest case yet

Don’t call it “ObamaCare.” Mark Hutchison, the co-founding partner of Hutchison & Steffen in Las Vegas, who represented Nevada in the combined legal action, 26-state constitutional challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), considers the term a pejorative. “I like to call it ‘the health care litigation,’” he says. “It’s a more neutral term.” PPACA, which became the subject of legal and political debate since being signed into law in March 2010, …

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