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Zoom GC Aparna Bawa Opens Up About Big Gains and Some Growing Pains

Fri, 2020-04-03 18:47

Bawa, who joined the video conferencing company in 2018, shares what it's been like as Zoom has gone from business tool to virtual lifeline and come under scrutiny for security vulnerabilities.

         

Two Fall Bar Exam Dates Set as Alternatives to July Test

Fri, 2020-04-03 18:36

The National Conference of Bar Examiners is giving jurisdictions options for rescheduling this summer's licensing test.

         

As US Unemployment Soars, Legal Industry Hopes to Avoid Widespread Layoffs

Fri, 2020-04-03 15:54

Law firm job losses will be unavoidable, but some see hopeful differences between the COVID-19 crisis and the Great Recession.

         

Skilled in the Art: The High and Low Notes for Musicians' Copyright Fight + Rosenkranz and Reines to Square Off at Federal Circuit + Calling All IP Attorneys for COVID-19 Action Plans

Fri, 2020-04-03 15:30

Musicians win some, lose some in initial judicial decisions on actions to reclaim their copyrights.

         

SCOTUS, Canceling More Arguments, Says 'Other Alternatives' Are on the Table

Fri, 2020-04-03 15:23

The court's postponement of oral arguments had led to increasing speculation by advocates and others as to how the court ultimately would resolve the argument issue.

         

Cleary's Advising US Treasury on COVID-19 Air Carrier Loans

Fri, 2020-04-03 14:33

Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton is among three law firms contracting with the U.S. Treasury Department for loan advisory services tied to air carriers, agency records show. "They're all working for basically very, very little money," Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

         

FDA Action on Zantac Shows 'Lack of Confidence' in Drug's Safety, Say Lawyers Eyeing Suits

Fri, 2020-04-03 14:30

According to Jason Zweig of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, the science linking Zantac and the carcinogenic molecule has been clear, so even without the FDA's recent move, causation would be solid.

         

Zoom Taps Cooley as Company Comes Under Fire for Handing Over User Data to Facebook

Fri, 2020-04-03 13:57

Cooley's Michael Rhodes has stepped in to defend the company against claims its video conferencing app violated the California Consumer Privacy Act.

         

Amazon General Counsel David Zapolsky Over Fired Employee: 'I Let My Emotions ... Get the Better of Me'

Fri, 2020-04-03 10:35

Zapolsky is facing a growing scandal, based on leaked internal meeting notes, that he bad-mouthed an ex-employee who organized a strike at a warehouse in New York over coronavirus-related concerns.

         

Judge Justin Walker, Deemed 'Not Qualified' by ABA, Is Trump's Pick for DC Circuit

Fri, 2020-04-03 10:10

The ex-Kavanaugh clerk was criticized for his lack of trial experience during his confirmation to the trial court.

         

Trump Watch: The Trump-Backed ACA Lawsuit Is On A Collision Course With Coronavirus

Fri, 2020-04-03 07:30

This fall's SCOTUS arguments on the future of the ACA could come as many Americans are still feeling the effects of COVID-19.

         

Bar Exam Distress, Exhausted Lawyer-Parents, Bankruptcy Shuffling: The Morning Minute

Fri, 2020-04-03 06:00

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

         

Three Mayer Brown Lawyers in Hong Kong Test Positive for COVID-19

Fri, 2020-04-03 05:10

The three tested positive for the virus after returning to Hong Kong from London. Mayer Brown recently reversed its policy requiring lawyers and staff to work in the office after receiving an anonymous letter from Hong Kong employees highly critical of the directive.

         

NRA, Arguing Gun Shops Are 'Essential,' Sues New York Over Cuomo's COVID-19 Executive Order

Fri, 2020-04-03 00:32

The federal lawsuit comes nearly two weeks after Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued sweeping orders that mandated "nonessential" workers stay home.

         

The Law Firm Disrupted: Harsh Medicine

Thu, 2020-04-02 21:00

In a grim week for news, economic and otherwise, more pain points for law firms are coming into focus.

         

Faced With Another Trump Border Wall Lawsuit, Judge Trevor McFadden Lets Part of It Survive

Thu, 2020-04-02 19:04

"Although presidential declarations of emergencies—including this proclamation—have been at issue in many cases, no court has ever reviewed the merits of such a declaration," the Trump appointee wrote.

         

More Am Law 200 Firms Cut Costs to Ride Out Economic Downturn

Thu, 2020-04-02 18:36

Clark Hill, Loeb & Loeb and other Am Law 200 firms have looked to cut costs by canceling summer associate programs, instituting furloughs or cutting pay.

         

Your Clients Need Attention. But So Do the Kids

Thu, 2020-04-02 18:28

Transitioning to remote work has rattled the entire legal industry, but lawyers with kids, especially women, are facing even more challenges.

         

Chinese Masks and Ventilators From Ford: How Hogan Lovells Lawyers Worked to Fill a Void

Thu, 2020-04-02 18:17

With critical medical supplies running short, the firm's pro bono efforts helped Patriots owner Bob Kraft use his team's plane to secure 1.7 million N95 masks from China and guided Ford in a deal with GE Healthcare to produce 50,000 ventilators in 100 days.

         

Greenberg Traurig Loses Bankruptcy Rainmaker to Baker McKenzie as Restructuring Stays Hot

Thu, 2020-04-02 17:45

Longtime bankruptcy partners Mark Bloom and Paul Keenan have jumped to Baker McKenzie after a combined 50 years at Greenberg Traurig.

         

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