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Milbank's Latest Associate Raise Is a 'Logical Next Step' in Salary Brinksmanship

Thu, 2022-01-20 15:01

As long as demand and deal work stay strong, the talent wars that defined 2021 will continue through 2022, industry observers say.


Yale Reappoints Gerken as Law Dean After Rocky Year

Thu, 2022-01-20 14:12

News of the reappointment arrives on the heels of several high-profile on-campus controversies at the law school.


'Unpatriotic' and 'Selfish': Judge's Comment About Unvaccinated Adults Draws Mixed Reactions

Thu, 2022-01-20 13:24

"It is the court's belief that the vast majority of the unvaccinated adults are uninformed and irrational, or—less charitably—selfish and unpatriotic," said U.S. District Judge Robert Scola, who sits in the Southern District of Florida.


Judiciary Committee Deadlocks on SDNY Nominee Dale Ho

Thu, 2022-01-20 10:59

The panel also deadlocked for the second time on the nominations of Charlotte Sweeney and Hernán D. Vera for U.S. district courts.


Federal Judge Sanctions Attorney Who Alleged Opposing Counsel Committed Fraud With Help of State Judge

Thu, 2022-01-20 10:27

"[C]an the attorney's conduct be squared with what would be expected of a reasonable officer of the court in similar circumstances? The answer here is no," U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns of the District of Massachusetts wrote.


Tenth Circuit Holds That COVID Closure Orders Do Not Trigger Business Interruption Coverage

Thu, 2022-01-20 10:00

The court reasoned that the temporary inability to use property caused by COVID shutdown orders doesn't involve a covered physical loss of property, and in any event, the policy's virus exclusion applied.


EU, Reinforcing Tough Line on Antitrust, Blocks Merger of Shipbuilding Giants

Thu, 2022-01-20 09:49

Lawyers say the move underscores antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager's willingness to put her foot down where other global enforcers won't.


Inside Track: Regulatory Uncertainties Making In-House Counsel Jobs Daunting

Thu, 2022-01-20 09:00

"Certainty is kind of the oxygen on which companies run. You have a higher degree of uncertainty right now, and it is typically resting on the shoulders of the lawyer," one general counsel told


Can 'Moneyball' Give Law Firms an Edge in the Talent War?: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2022-01-20 05:00

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Thinking About Leaving the Law Firm and Going In-House? Beware the 'Doomsday Clock'

Thu, 2022-01-20 04:00

"The longer you're in a law firm, sometimes there are generalizations made about you that may or may not be true," said an in-house legal recruiter.


Judicial Absences, Along With Omicron Cases, Spike in San Bernardino Court

Wed, 2022-01-19 17:47

"I had a matter where the judge announced that he was taking over three different calendars that day alone," said Brad Baldwin, a provisionally licensed lawyer with Blucker Law & Associates in Ontario.


3rd Circuit: Colleges, Universities Can Be Held Liable Under Title IX for Non-Students' Actions

Wed, 2022-01-19 16:34

"This is a hugely important victory not just for Karlie and her family, but for all students and their families across the United States, including survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual violence," said plaintiffs attorney Brian Kent.


'Her Detractors Do Not Have to Invite Her to Dinner!': Pursuit of Sanctions Against Penn Law Prof Amy Wax Proves Divisive

Wed, 2022-01-19 15:32

A number of academics voiced support for Penn Law Dean Theodore Ruger's pursuit of sanctions against controversial law professor Amy Wax, who has drawn strong criticism over derogatory remarks she made about Asians during a recorded Dec. 20 interview with Brown University professor Glenn Loury. But not everyone agrees with the move, including Loury, who debated Wax on his show.


Compliance Hot Spots: Judge Deals Blow to Big Tech's Push for Recusals + What Khan, Kanter Hope to Accomplish with Merger Review

Wed, 2022-01-19 15:28

A judge's ruling in the Facebook lawsuit signals the difficult challenge major technology companies and their lawyers face in forcing recusals of the Biden administration's antitrust enforcers.


New Lawsuit Alleges 14,000 MDL Plaintiffs Hit by Data Breach

Wed, 2022-01-19 14:46

The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, alleges Houston-based Marker Group failed to safeguard medical records and other sensitive information compromised in a Sept. 3 cyberattack. Morgan & Morgan filed the class action with co-lead plaintiffs attorneys in the proton-pump inhibitor multidistrict litigation in New Jersey.


Citing Trial Practice Demand and LatAm Business Revival, Duane Morris Picks Up Shutts & Bowen International Disputes Chair

Wed, 2022-01-19 14:00

Harold Patricoff Jr. and Jake Baccari have joined Duane Morris's Miami office as partners, the Am Law 100 firm announced Wednesday.


Appellate Court Upholds State's Largest-Ever Public Employee Pension Forfeiture for Former Town Manager

Wed, 2022-01-19 13:49

"Although we agree that the amount of the forfeiture is substantial, so too is the gravity of Bisignani's offenses and the degree of his culpability," the appellate panel wrote.


A Year and a Half In, AALS Law Dean Antiracist Clearinghouse Project 'Going Strong'

Wed, 2022-01-19 13:16

"The response to the AALS Law Deans Antiracist Clearinghouse Project has been tremendous," said Boston University School of Law Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig, who co-founded the project. "We regularly hear from decanal and professor colleagues in law that they are using the Clearinghouse as a reference to aid their efforts in creating change at their own schools and in society as a whole."


Chief Justice Roberts Denies Asking Gorsuch to Wear a Mask

Wed, 2022-01-19 12:51

Robert's statement came shortly after Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Neil Gorsuch denied reports about a feud over wearing masks on the bench.