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House Impeachment Lawyer Joshua Matz Will Lead Kaplan Hecker's DC Expansion

3 hours 28 min ago

While Kaplan Hecker has a presence in D.C., the new office marks an official expansion to the region.

         

Plaintiffs Want Breyer Booted, Weinstein Verdict Watch, Diversity Exec Hires: The Morning Minute

8 hours 6 min ago

Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

RBG's Remarks on Equal Rights Amendment Are Used Against Advocates in Court

Thu, 2020-02-20 17:02

"As Justice Ginsburg put it, the ERA cannot be ratified unless it's 'put back in the political hopper' and its proponents 'start over again, collecting the necessary number of states,'" lawyers for Alabama, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Tennessee said in a court filing. The states' outside counsel includes a team from Consovoy McCarthy.

         

Volkswagen Consumers in 'Clean Diesel' Trial Seek to Disqualify Judge Breyer

Thu, 2020-02-20 15:55

Volkswagen consumers who opted out of the "clean diesel" class action settlements have filed a motion to disqualify U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer from next week's trial, citing potential bias. Volkswagen, in a response filed Thursday, called the motion "baseless and unwarranted."

         

Sidley Austin, Fried Frank Hire New Diversity Executives

Thu, 2020-02-20 15:28

Chief diversity officers, as well as so-called "concierge services," have become increasingly in demand among law firms as they jockey to recruit and retain the women and minority attorneys demanded by many clients.

         

Higher Law: A Resolution to Protect Cannabis Lawyers | Fox Rothschild Boosts Cannabis Practice | Workplace Medical Marijuana Protections Proposed in California | Marijuana and Data Security

Thu, 2020-02-20 15:00

Welcome to Higher Law! Our dispatch this week looks at an ABA resolution to protect lawyers in the cannabis space Fox Rothschild's new partner in the cannabis law practice A California bill to protect medical marijuana users in the workplace

         

30 Years Sober: A Tale of a Law Firm Leader

Thu, 2020-02-20 14:50

In an act of vulnerability, Husch Blackwell Chairman Greg Smith described his struggles with alcoholism at a partner retreat, an act meant to bring those grappling with addiction and mental illness out of the shadows.

         

At Roger Stone's Sentencing, an Apology From the Justice Department

Thu, 2020-02-20 14:22

"The Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney's Office is committed to enforcing the law without fear, or favor, or political interference," DOJ lawyer John Crabb told the judge.

         

CFO Claims Ex-GC Can't Sue as Shareholder After Company Repurchased Shares

Thu, 2020-02-20 13:26

Steven Berkovitch claims the company did not pay him bonuses that were promised and Oded Segev was fixing the books in order to give bonuses to executives. In December, Segev filed a motion to dismiss and Berkovitch filed an amended complaint in January making the same allegations.

         

How I Made Partner: Dechert's Angela Liu

Thu, 2020-02-20 13:05

"Being a lawyer is not a one-size-fits-all-career, so find something that truly lights you up, and build authentic relationships with those around you."

         

Shearman's Investment Funds Group Leader Moves to Willkie

Thu, 2020-02-20 12:21

Laura Friedrich, who had been at Shearman for 12 years, said clients had reacted positively to her move to Willkie.

         

George Washington Is Latest Law School to Find a New Dean From UVA Faculty

Thu, 2020-02-20 12:11

Dayna Bowen Matthew is the fifth female professor at the University of Virginia School of Law since 2012 to land a deanship at a top-25 law school.

         

Immigration Arrests at California Courthouse Expose Dilemma for Judges

Thu, 2020-02-20 10:53

For three years, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye has pleaded with federal officials to stay away from state courthouses.

         

Relationships at Work: Lawyers in UK Divided on Law Firm Policy

Thu, 2020-02-20 07:02

Whether office romances should be disclosed, what constitutes a relationship and the potential risks involved have become contentious issues.

         

Labaton's Politics in Focus, How Much Time for Roger Stone?, Juul Assignments: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2020-02-20 05:00

Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

Kramer Levin's Barry Berke Is Ready to Talk

Wed, 2020-02-19 23:56

"There was a trifecta of Constitutional wrongdoing: abuse of power, betrayal of national security and corruption of our election," Berke says.

         

'Flagrant Disregard for the Institutions of Government': Roger Stone Sentenced to Over 3 Years in Prison

Wed, 2020-02-19 23:39

"He has not been prosecuted by his adversaries or anyone else's adversaries. He was not prosecuted by anyone to gain political advantage," Judge Amy Berman Jackson said.

         

How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome as a Young Lawyer

Wed, 2020-02-19 23:21

At times you'll feel like you don't belong, like you don't know what you're doing. But keep the faith.

         

Labaton's Political Donations Line Up With Pursuit of Client, Records Show

Wed, 2020-02-19 23:15

Interviews and court documents trace the New York firm's efforts to woo a major pension fund client.

         

Labor of Law: Keeping Tabs on EEOC Amicus Votes | Novo Wants Nondisclosure Case Fast-Tracked | Susan Fowler's Uber Memoir Is Out | Kansas Judge Resigns | Littler Expands in Austria

Wed, 2020-02-19 23:00

Welcome to Labor of Law! On tap: A war of words in the Mofo 'mommy track' suit | Keeping tabs on EEOC amicus votes | Novo Nordisk wants nondisclosure case fast-tracked | Susan Fowler's Uber memoir is out | Kansas judge resigns after apologizing for harassment | Littler expands in Austria

         

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