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Legal Speak at General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024: Carolyn Burbrink, Uber Director of Volume Mobility Safety and Insurance Litigation

Wed, 2024-04-24 09:28

Last week, Legal Speak spoke live on location at the General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024 in Chicago with professionals across the legal industry about key insights and practical solutions that today's general counsel need to manage and better leverage C-Suite relationships, successfully overcome a litigation crisis, do more with fewer resources, and more.

       

Legal Speak at General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024: Vaishali Rao, Hinshaw & Culbertson Partner

Wed, 2024-04-24 09:27

Last week, Legal Speak spoke live on location at the General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024 in Chicago with professionals across the legal industry about key insights and practical solutions that today's general counsel need to manage and better leverage C-Suite relationships, successfully overcome a litigation crisis, do more with fewer resources, and more.

       

Call for Nominations: The National Law Journal Awards 2024

Wed, 2024-04-24 08:30

The National Law Journal is excited to announce an extended call for nominations for its 2024 NLJ Legal Awards, and this year's event will include

       

'This Is How It's Done': Why Generational Tensions Are Boiling Over in Legal Departments

Wed, 2024-04-24 07:10

"It can't just be one generation that is making concessions," said Marni Helfand, general counsel and chief human resources officer at The Planet Group. Helfand said in response, adding that ultimately everyone needs to focus on achieving the o

       

Call for Nominations: Professional Excellence

Wed, 2024-04-24 06:35

Our goal at ALM Media is to serve the entire legal community and, as part of that, we're adding new wrinkles to our annual Professional Excellence Awards to make sure we highlight the great work and achievements across the full breadth of the legal communities that our publications serve.

       

Slaughter and May Makes Rare Hire with Freshfields Pensions Partner

Wed, 2024-04-24 06:10

The long-time partner will join as senior counsel in September.

       

Baker McKenzie Lifts Bulk of Munger Tolles Corporate Department in 'Transformational Hire'

Wed, 2024-04-24 05:00

Nine partners, and a total of 17 attorneys, are making the move, helping Baker McKenzie meet a goal of becoming full service in Los Angeles. Munger Tolles—with just three transactional lawyers left, none of them partners—is sharpening its focus on complex litigation and crisis management.

       

Through Merger Talks, Troutman and Locke Lord Seek Market-Leading Position in Several Practices

Wed, 2024-04-24 00:31

The combined firm would have more than 90 lawyers in energy practices, 120 lawyers in life sciences practices, and 100 in real estate, according to an analysis of the firms' head count in these practices.

       

Two Federal Courts Side With Otis Elevator Co. in Hotel Lift Malfunction Lawsuits

Wed, 2024-04-24 00:24

In separate rulings by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Eastern District of Virginia, both judges ruled in favor of Otis Elevator Co. after the plaintiffs in each suit were injured in hotel elevators and attempted to hold the company accountable for negligence.

       

Troubled Economic Fortunes Spell Opportunity for Specialist Lawyers in Hong Kong

Tue, 2024-04-23 20:30

The downturn in the Chinese property sector is creating new prospects in Hong Kong, both for firms looking to cash in on the need for professionals with expertise in restructuring and insolvency and for a city looking to cement its status as a legal hub.

       

JAMS Releases New Rules for AI Disputes

Tue, 2024-04-23 20:04

The rules cover a range of issues including the protection of proprietary training data and AI models, as well as the knowledge needed to arbitrate disputes concerning AI software.

       

Miami Keeps Flexing Its Muscle as International Arbitration Hub

Tue, 2024-04-23 18:16

After topping New York in cases in 2021, the numbers have dipped slightly over the past two years. But law firms in the region are committed to the practice.

       

Divided FTC Finalizes Rule to Ban Noncompete Agreements

Tue, 2024-04-23 18:02

"First, in my mind, the plain text of the FTC Act clearly gives the agency the authority to promulgate rules addressing unfair methods of competition," FTC Chair Lina Khan said. Not everyone agrees.

       

Reed Smith for the Win as AIG Loses in Federal Court

Tue, 2024-04-23 17:47

The jury found AIG mishandled part of the claims process for damage to the family's $95 million oceanfront mansion near Miami.

       

How Lowenstein Sandler Developed a Client-Facing Gen AI Chatbot

Tue, 2024-04-23 17:20

Kevin Iredell, the chief marketing officer at Lowenstein Sandler, said that client-facing chatbots are likely to replace the law firm website search box.

       

Trump, Truth Social Attorneys Expect 'Solid' Chance at Shareholder Case Dismissal

Tue, 2024-04-23 17:14

Vice Chancellor Morgan Zurn said she'll hear argument April 30 on whether to continue handling the case on an expedited basis.

       

National Enquirer Executive David Pecker Outlines Catch-and-Kill Plot for Trump Jurors

Tue, 2024-04-23 16:35

"Michael Cohen would call me and say 'We would like for you to run a negative article on a certain—let's say it's on Ted Cruz,'" Pecker testified, recalling part of how the arrangement worked. "And then he, Michael Cohen, would send me negative information on Cruz, or Ben Carson, or Marco Rubio." Pecker added his staff would then "embellish" the fictional accounts from there.

       

Antitrust Lawsuit Alleges Scheme to Block Digital-Wallet Competitors, Monopolize Cash Access at US Casinos

Tue, 2024-04-23 16:11

This suit was surfaced by Law.com Radar, ALM's source for immediate alerting on just-filed cases in federal and state courts. Law.com Radar now offers state court coverage nationwide.

       

AI Patent Unicorn Patsnap's GC Discusses AI Regulation, Helping Startups Grow Sustainably, and More

Tue, 2024-04-23 16:02

Legaltech News caught up with Eric Topel, the first general counsel at Patsnap, to discuss what the next couple of months will look like as he prepares for compliance with the EU AI Act and other upcoming AI regulations.

       

Justices Seemingly Balk at Deferring to NLRB in Starbucks Appeal of Injunction

Tue, 2024-04-23 15:50

The Supreme Court appeared to lean toward vacating the Sixth Circuit's more relaxed standard for issuing such an injunction while re-affirming what Starbucks says is the traditional four-part test for such relief.

       

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