peHUB First Read

Some links to kick off your Thursday:

* Return of The Industry Standard (not a euphemism or metaphor — we’re talking the real deal here).

* Law firm Goodwin Procter has raided the Silicon Valley office of Wilson Sonsini, and made out with its top VC attorneys. Quite the coup…

* Chuck Schumer said he will sponsor Senate legislation to raise taxes on PE and other types of partnerships, which would be a bit broader than what Sandy Levin introduced in the House earlier this year. The only caveat: It won’t happen (or at least pass) until after the 2008 elections. Way to use that majority Senator. In fact, are you and fellow Democrats even aware that you have a majority?

* Clayton, Dubilier & Rice stays tough on terms, thus becoming persona non grata on Wall Street.

* What does Constant Contact’s IPO success mean for other tech offerings in the pipeline?