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My Weekday Workout: Pashman Stein's Roger Plawker

1 hour 57 min ago

"I always remind myself that I never regret having done a workout, only skipping one."

         

Boies and Pottinger Open Up About That New York Times Article

3 hours 22 min ago

In a call that lasted well over an hour, Boies answered questions about the Times piece. Pottinger had his say, too.

         

In Jones Day Gender Bias Case, Plaintiffs Pursue Collective Action

4 hours 26 min ago

As they push to expand their lawsuit, the six named plaintiffs have also added new testimony to support claims that the firm's black box compensation structure is discriminatory.

         

Juror Bribery Claim Fails in Fight Over Jet Shared By Miami Developers

4 hours 32 min ago

Miami Design District pioneer Craig Robins lost a lawsuit alleging a juror was bribed in a trial he lost to another real estate giant, Ugo Colombo.

         

Ex-Baker McKenzie Leader Says Firm Curbed His Alcohol Intake After Harassment Complaint

5 hours 36 min ago

The firm's former London head claimed the alleged incident would "probably never have happened" if he had not been drinking that night.

         

The Law Firm Billing Disconnect, Oracle Defends Compensation, Funders Down Under: The Morning Minute

9 hours 21 min ago

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

         

The 2019 American Lawyer Industry Award Winners Revealed

10 hours 21 min ago

All the winners from the big night, including Litigation Department of the Year, Attorney of the Year, Law Firm of the Year and more.

         

Labor of Law: Age-Bias and Law Firm Mandatory Retirement | NALP Adds Arbitration Data | Orrick Sues DOL | Who Got the Work

Wed, 2019-12-04 23:00

Welcome to Labor of Law. A big new appeals court ruling confronts age-bias claims and law firm mandatory retirement. NALP is adding law firm arbitration data. Orrick, for Oracle America, heads to DOL court today in San Francisco. Plus: scroll down for Who Got the Work, and all the stories that caught our eye.

         

'Don't Go to Law School': Republicans, Legal Scholars Face Off Over Impeachment

Wed, 2019-12-04 18:29

Stanford's Pam Karlan sparred with Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee as she and other legal experts testified on whether Trump's conduct is impeachable.

         

Inside Track: Making In-House Attorneys Open To Change. Plus, A Shifting Industry Makes M&A Difficult.

Wed, 2019-12-04 17:05

In-house counsel may get swept up in the wave of legal technology over the next year. Also, general counsel at cannabis companies discuss why more mergers and acquisitions in the industry have either changed drastically or failed altogether.

         

Why Firms Struggle With Outside Counsel Guidelines—and Pay the Price

Wed, 2019-12-04 16:05

A new survey draws a straight line between lower realization rates and law firms' failure to communicate the substance of outside counsel guidelines to billing attorneys.

         

Gender Diversity on Boards Seen As Hot Issue for 2020 Proxy Season

Wed, 2019-12-04 15:36

The gender diversity push on corporate boards by giant asset managers BlackRock and State Street Global Advisors, as well as by the New York City Comptroller Boardroom Accountability Project and states like California, will continue to be a major topic for general counsel and investors, lawyers say.

         

Victim's Family Sues UBS Trader Who Won't Return to Caribbean for Murder Trial

Wed, 2019-12-04 15:07

The estate of Kenny Mitchel, who was a hotel worker in Anguilla, has sued Scott Hapgood who fought with the man before he died. The lawsuit seeks punitive and compensatory damages.

         

Freshfields Adds 4 More From Cleary in Wake of Big Partner Hires

Wed, 2019-12-04 15:04

Three counsel and an associate are joining the Magic Circle firm's M&A practice in New York, following Ethan Klingsberg and others who left Cleary in October.

         

Private Equity Deal Value Dips, But Big Law Doesn't Feel the Pinch

Wed, 2019-12-04 14:33

Signs of a buyouts bottleneck aren't worrying these private equity and M&A lawyers.

         

Lyft Tries to Hail $569,000 Fee Award in Patent Case

Wed, 2019-12-04 14:27

The ride-hailing company says that an inventor who was seeking $584 million in damages should have known the game was up once the Patent Trial and Appeal Board found his patent claims indefinite.

         

Senate Confirms Another Kavanaugh Clerk the ABA Deemed 'Not Qualified' for the Bench

Wed, 2019-12-04 14:01

The American Bar Association cited Sarah Pitlyk's lack of trial and litigation experience for issuing the rating.

         

Twitter Beats Back Attempt to Revive Class Claims in Gender Discrimination Suit

Wed, 2019-12-04 13:59

The First District Court of Appeal upheld a trial court ruling denying class certification in a gender discrimination case brought on behalf of 135 women software engineers at Twitter who claim they were disproportionately passed over for promotions.

         

Which Law School in NY Provides the Best Debt-to-Earnings Ratio for Grads? Take a Look

Wed, 2019-12-04 13:53

Among the 15 American Bar Association-accredited law schools in New York, only two on average sent graduates on to first-year jobs that pay more than the amount of student loans they took out.

         

Justices Probe Meaning of 'Actual Knowledge' in Federal Pension Plan Fight

Wed, 2019-12-04 13:27

The case, Intel Corp. Investment Policy Committee v. Sulyma, is one of a trio of challenges this term—and perhaps the most significant—involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

         

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