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Amid Partner Losses, Pierce Says 'Not Everyone' Can Be a SEAL

25 min 23 sec ago

Six partners, some of whom have been at the firm for less than a year, have left Pierce Bainbridge since August, according to announcements at their new firms or public posts.

         

Bird's Chief Legal Officer is Leaving to Join Robotics Firm Nuro

48 min 33 sec ago

David Estrada is headed to Nuro's headquarters in Mountain View, California, to be closer to his family, according to a spokeswoman for Bird. He joined Bird, a startup now valued at $2.5 billion, in March 2018.

         

'Nancy Pelosi Does Not and Cannot Stand Alone,' Loretta Lynch Says

50 min 53 sec ago

"We'd been subjected to a president who had thought himself above the law. That sound familiar? We saw that president run to the courts and try and uphold that delusion. Sound familiar?" former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in remarks in Washington.

         

Gun Safety Group Sues to Reveal Gun Lobbyists' Communications With US Government

56 min 36 sec ago

"The public has a right to know what these public records contain," Everytown's in-house counsel Eric Tirschwell told Corporate Counsel on Thursday.

         

Florida Appeals Court Rules Against Middle School Student Accused of Posting Threatening Content Online

1 hour 9 min ago

The Third District Court of Appeal affirmed a Miami-Dade Circuit Court order finding a Miami Lakes Middle School student guilty of disrupting school activities. The student purportedly posted troubling remarks on a YouTube video depicting the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

         

DC and 41 States Share $116M Pelvic Mesh Settlement

1 hour 22 min ago

"Failing to adequately inform patients and doctors of the serious risks associated with these devices put in jeopardy the welfare of countless women," Georgia Attorney General Christopher Carr said. "That is unacceptable, and we think this settlement sends a strong message."

         

Lawyers Win Contingency Fee Fight Against Estate of Blues Icon's Son

1 hour 27 min ago

There have been disputes over rights to the two existing photographs of blues icon Robert Johnson as well as over who was his rightful heir. The latest court decision involves a contingency fee agreement originally entered into by a law firm hired by Johnson's son, who died in 2015. The case offers an example of what rights counsel may gain from such an arrangement following the death of the signatory client.

         

In Defamation Suit Against Elon Musk, Buzzfeed Reporter Likely to Face Limited Deposition

1 hour 56 min ago

"Everything about this case turns out to be stupid," said U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley at a hearing Thursday on journalist Ryan Mac's attempt to quash subpoenas seeking his testimony in a British cave diver's defamation lawsuit against tech CEO Elon Musk.

         

Clifford Chance Will Help Challenge Anti-LGBTQ Laws

2 hours 24 min ago

The new pro bono project is spearheaded by Clifford Chance's global head of inclusion, Tiernan Brady, who was the leading voice behind the legalization of same-sex marriage in Ireland and Australia.

         

Dentons' Leader Fires Back at Greenberg's 'Parochial and Condescending' Criticisms

4 hours 18 min ago

Dentons' global chair Joe Andrew sharply rejects criticisms of its model by Greenberg Traurig's leadership, saying Dentons' competition is just afraid of a new model.

         

'Moral Clarity and Political Courage': How Elijah Cummings Is Being Remembered

5 hours 12 min ago

Cummings has been a vocal opponent of President Donald Trump, and was a key figure in the House's push to impeach the president.

         

How I Made Partner: Goodwin Procter's Lily Wound

5 hours 18 min ago

"Starting the Young Women in Bio chapter in the Metro New York area and then moving on to grow Young Women in Bio to the national organization took a lot more guts and confidence than I thought I had at the time. There is no question that these experiences have helped me to become a partner, and more importantly instilled a confidence in myself that I could be a partner."

         

Paul Weiss, Baker McKenzie Handle $2B Chinese Retail Deal

15 hours 57 min ago

Wumart supermarket chain operator Wumei is acquiring the Chinese business of Germany's Metro.

         

House Judiciary Just Added an Impeachment Scholar as Trump Inquiry Ramps Up

16 hours 45 sec ago

Kaplan Hecker & Fink of counsel Joshua Matz is the latest attorney to be added to the committee's legal team.

         

Labor of Law: Pam Karlan's Bias Petition Catches SCOTUS Attention | L&E Names on 'Demand Justice' High-Court Wish List | New DOL Whistleblower Ruling | Who Got the Work

16 hours 9 min ago

The U.S. Supreme Court is calling for the views of the solicitor general in a race bias case brought by Stanford's Pam Karlan. Plus: several Obama-era L&E agency leaders are being pitched by the progressive group Demand Justice as would-be Democratic nominees to SCOTUS. Scroll down for Who Got the Work, headlines and more!

         

Senior DOJ Lawyer Donald Kempf Resigned Amid Misconduct Probe, Sources Confirm

Wed, 2019-10-16 18:16

A U.S. Justice Department inspector general investigation substantiated claims that the then-deputy assistant attorney general viewed sexually explicit images on government computers and that he made false statements to investigators. Kempf did not return messages seeking comment.

         

Inside Track: Boutique Firms Help Foster Diversity. Plus, A Guide For Internal Investigations.

Wed, 2019-10-16 18:05

With more lawyers on the diversity spectrum leaving Big Law for smaller competitors, in-house counsel may meet their outside counsel diversity goals by hiring boutique firms. Also, a lawyer has created a decision-making tool for in-house counsel when it comes to internal investigations.

         

Pending Bill Would Beef Up Security for Supreme Court Justices

Wed, 2019-10-16 16:14

The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to take up a bill Thursday that would expand the jurisdiction of the marshal of the Supreme Court and the court's police force to protect justices "in any location."

         

Legal Departments Need to Adapt to Increasingly Complex, Drawn-Out M&A Deals

Wed, 2019-10-16 15:10

Today's M&A deal now drags on for an average of 38 days before closing—31% longer than the average in 2010, according to global research and advisory firm Gartner Inc.

         

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