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Deadline Day, Big Four's BIg Moves, Funder Friends: The Morning Minute

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


Adding Responsibilities to the Top Legal Role. Plus, Interns Experience In-House Life.

Wed, 2019-04-24 18:15

More general counsel and chief legal officers are taking on other business-oriented roles. Also, Akin Gump plans to have its summer interns spend half the program at select legal departments.


Bridget Anne Kelly Sentenced to 13 Months for Role in Bridgegate Scandal

Wed, 2019-04-24 17:53

The sentence imposed on remand Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton of the District of New Jersey shaved five months from Kelly's original sentence of 18 months.


Judge Dismisses Suit Against Quinn Emanuel by Partners of Spinoff, Sends to Arbitration

Wed, 2019-04-24 17:41

If the decision isn't challenged or upheld on appeal and Quinn Emanuel prevails in arbitration, Selendy & Gay partners could be forced to turn over 10 percent of the fees they bill to former Quinn Emanuel clients.


Litigation Funders Flex Muscles in Washington, Keeping Lobbyists in Demand

Wed, 2019-04-24 17:22

Market leaders Burford and Bentham have turned to lobbyists at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and elsewhere, but they remain outgunned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


Facebook Expects Up to $5B Loss in Possible FTC Fine Over Data Privacy Mishaps

Wed, 2019-04-24 17:07

Facebook estimates an FTC fine of $3 billion to $5 billion over its data privacy practices. It would be the largest-ever FTC fine on a U.S. tech company.


Ninth Circuit Judges Consider Trump's Move to Make Asylum-Seekers Wait in Mexico

Wed, 2019-04-24 16:43

A three-judge panel of the court allowed advocates more than twice the allotted 30 minutes for arguments in a case challenging the Trump Administration policy to force asylum seekers from Central America to wait in Mexico for their cases to be heard.


Conservative Big Law Veterans Raise Specter of Trump Impeachment

Wed, 2019-04-24 15:19

Signatories on the new statement include Big Law attorneys Peter Keisler of Sidley Austin; King & Spalding's Marisa Maleck; and John Bellinger III of Arnold & Porter.


Senior Lawyer at Luxury Brand House Claims Sexual Harassment, Retaliation

Wed, 2019-04-24 15:04

LVMH said the in-house lawyer's allegations had “no merit whatsoever and the company pledged to mount a vigorous defense.


Law School LGBTQ 'Climate Survey' Results are Fair to Partly Cloudy

Wed, 2019-04-24 14:39

The LGBT Bar Association has launched an annual survey of law schools' policies and practices regarding LGBTQ+ students and employees, and early results generally are positive.


Seven Funny Takes from the Mueller Report

Wed, 2019-04-24 14:20

Cheer up! There's plenty of material in there for a comedy show that could give "Veep" a run for its money.


Critical Mass: No Outside Funding in Marriott Data Breach Litigation, Plaintiffs' Lawyers Pledge. Plus: AG Settles Mesh Case on Day 1 of Trial

Wed, 2019-04-24 14:01

Every lawyer representing plaintiffs in the massive data breach has told the Maryland federal judge in charge of the matter--who demanded to know about sources of money for lawyers mounting the case--that they won't accept third-party funding


Roberts Delivers Latest Pro-Arbitration Ruling for Divided Court

Wed, 2019-04-24 13:10

Ginsburg said in dissent: “I write separately to emphasize once again how treacherously the court has strayed from the principle that 'arbitration is a matter of consent, not coercion.'


Big Four's EY Law Has Big Plans in Asia

Wed, 2019-04-24 11:59

The accounting giant has spent the past 12 months building up legal offerings across Asia — and EY Law is eyeing even more growth in the region.


Exercise Your Way to Becoming a Smarter Lawyer

Wed, 2019-04-24 10:42

Simply put, the lack of movement diminishes brain power.


Lockstep Lolly, Asylum Arguments, Madoff Money: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2019-04-24 06:00

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


PwC Legal Plans Major Expansion in UK of Financial Services Team

Wed, 2019-04-24 04:17

The operation is looking to recruit around 50 lawyers over the next 18 months.


NY Lawmakers Plan to Address Surge in ADA Website Accessibility Suits

Wed, 2019-04-24 00:09

A little-known committee chaired by State Sen. Diane Savino, D-Staten Island, has plans to tackle the issue, which has caused the number of lawsuits brought against businesses allegedly out of compliance with the ADA to skyrocket in recent years.


Compliance Hot Spots: CFPB's Subpoena Tinkering | DOJ's Front-Office Hires | A US Treasury First | Who Got the Work

Tue, 2019-04-23 21:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's made adjustments to the agency's civil investigative demands, and we have some early comments on what the changes mean. Plus: a former Sullivan & Cromwell associate's snagged a front-office post at Main Justice, and scroll down for some of the big new U.S. lobbying engagements by Big Law. Thanks for reading!


Google Delivery Drone Becomes First to Get Federal Aviation Administration Go-Ahead

Tue, 2019-04-23 18:17

Google's drone delivery subsidiary Wing Aviation is cleared for commercial use, the FAA announced Tuesday. It's the first delivery drone service to be awarded air carrier certification.