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Where the Trump Campaign is Spending Its Legal Consulting Cash

Thu, 2020-05-21 15:23

The bulk of the campaign's April legal spending went to Harder LLP, a firm that has threatened and sued media companies on Trump's behalf.


US Judge Sanctions Trump Administration Over Document Production in Census Dispute

Thu, 2020-05-21 14:21

U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman of the Southern District of New York declined to order additional discovery, finding that a coalition of states and nongovernmental organizations had already succeeded in the case.


Lucid Motors Snags General Counsel From Rival Tesla

Thu, 2020-05-21 14:16

"I think the benefit of having worked at Tesla is that I was exposed to so many interesting and challenging projects and undertakings," said Jonathan Butler, Lucid's new GC.


Jobs Cut from Uber's Legal Department Amid COVID-19

Thu, 2020-05-21 13:49

"I'm deeply sorry we're facing these unprecedented circumstances that have required us to make some very hard, very tough decisions," Chief Legal Officer Tony West said in an email to his team.


General Counsel Should Be Asking How Origination Credit is Awarded

Thu, 2020-05-21 10:44

"One of the things that corporate clients can do is say that they want to understand that [the origination credit]," Aviva Will, co-chief operating officer at Burford Capital in New York, said. "Is it the woman who was actually doing the work on it, or is it the relationship partner who doesn't actually do my work?"


Justice Roberts: The Interrupter, NY Courts Go 'Nonessential', Yale Law Women's 'Best' List: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2020-05-21 06:00

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


Spanish Law Firm is Testing All Workers Ahead of Office Return

Thu, 2020-05-21 05:17

Law firm Uri a Menéndez said that the results will influence any reopening decisions.


Texas Supreme Court Justice Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Thu, 2020-05-21 00:54

"We began to exhibit symptoms last week, despite diligently complying with stay-at-home rules," the justice wrote.


Corporate Legal Departments May Have to Spend While They Still Can

Thu, 2020-05-21 00:36

Panelists from Corporate Counsel's new web series believe that legal operations professionals may face some tough but necessary choices ahead with regards to limited budgetary spend and vendor selection criteria.


Ex-Gibson Dunn Partner Referred to UK Tribunal

Thu, 2020-05-21 00:34

Peter Gray was ruled to have "deliberately misled" the High Court during a high-profile case in 2015.


Michael Cohen Released to Home Confinement Because of COVID-19 Concerns

Thu, 2020-05-21 00:17

A federal judge in March had denied Cohen's request for a reduced sentence as "just another effort to inject himself into the news cycle."


California's Northern District Pushes Criminal Jury Trials Until July, Civil Jury Trials Until October

Thu, 2020-05-21 00:15

The court announced Thursday morning that any new criminal jury trials set before June 30 and new civil jury trials set before Sept. 30 will be postponed or vacated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Individual judges, however, may offer bench trials by videoconference under a newly amended general order.


Labor of Law: SCOTUS Watch: Massachusetts Defends Rules for Au Pairs | Jones Day Can't Dodge Bias Claims | New Suit Alleges Trade Secret Theft | Notable Moves, Headlines & More

Thu, 2020-05-21 00:00

Welcome to Labor of Law. At SCOTUS, Massachusetts defends its power to regulate au pairs working via a federal program. Jones Day can't dodge claims in gender bias case. Who Got the Work: Williams & Connolly brings trade-theft claims against a former Mars Inc. executive. Thanks for reading!


Should Other Law Firms Fear Latest Ruling in Jones Day Gender Bias Case?

Wed, 2020-05-20 19:33

Now that a high-profile gender bias suit against the firm is partly advancing, the spotlight will turn to how the firm makes decisions about compensating and promoting junior attorneys.


Yale Law Women Expands 'Best' List of Law Firms (but Don't Get Excited)

Wed, 2020-05-20 18:21

The list has gotten more complicated, longer and arguably more tedious.


US Appeals Court Opens Door to Strip Clubs Receiving Federal Coronavirus Relief

Wed, 2020-05-20 18:09

The Seventh Circuit's order Wednesday marked the second time in days that a federal appeals panel had ruled against the U.S. Small Business Administration in disputes over whether adult clubs can seek COVID-19 loan relief.


Inside Track: In-Person Events Are Essential to the In-House Community, and Coronavirus Will Impact Future Attendance

Wed, 2020-05-20 18:05

The Association of Corporate Counsel released results to a flash survey this week on when its in-house counsel members will be ready to attend in-person events again, and it looks like the COVID-19 pandemic may decrease attendance numbers for awhile. Also, the former general counsel of talks about trying to find opportunities after being laid off earlier this month.


'I Don't Think That's Disqualifying': Senators Clash Over Fifth Circuit Nominee's Conservative Stances

Wed, 2020-05-20 17:53

"We're going to pick people that think like us that will be good judges," said Sen. Lindsey Graham. "But the goal here is to pick people who are qualified, people that can set aside their political views."


Santander Reaches $550 Million Settlement With 34 States Over Alleged Deceptive Auto Loan Practices

Wed, 2020-05-20 17:19

Santander, the nation's largest subprime auto financing company, settled claims of loan improprieties with 34 states to the tune of $550 million.


Australian Government Inquiry to Examine Economic Impact of Litigation Funding and Class Actions

Wed, 2020-05-20 17:17

The results of the inquiry will be reported by December 7, the government said.