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US News Sheds More Light on Methodology Changes to Law School Rankings

Fri, 2023-01-13 12:24

In an interview with on Friday, a U.S. News & World Report spokesperson provided more detail on changes to the methodology of the publication's popular law school rankings.


Your E-Discovery Provider Is Down, Now What?

Fri, 2023-01-13 12:09

At the end of 2022, Ricoh eDiscovery went down for nearly a week, leaving its clients without access to their data ahead of trial deadlines. Observers say as cyberthreats grow, clients and providers should prep for outages.


Attorney-Client Confidentiality at Stake in Covington's Dispute With SEC? White-Collar Lawyers Weigh In

Fri, 2023-01-13 12:00

Lawyers familiar with SEC litigation say this week's action is evidence of the commission taking a harder line on securities violations that result from cyber crime.


Linklaters Infrastructure Leaders Leave For Paul Hastings

Fri, 2023-01-13 07:33

The pair follow corporate star Nick Rumsby out the Linklaters' door.


What's Keeping Law Firm Leaders Up at Night: The Morning Minute

Fri, 2023-01-13 05:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


What's Keeping Law Firm Leaders Up at Night?

Fri, 2023-01-13 04:00

In interviews with more than a dozen firm leaders, many identified these external factors as some of their top concerns in 2023.


The US News Law School Rankings Fallout

Fri, 2023-01-13 03:00

We'll be updating this page regularly with news and analysis as the highly-influential U.S. News & World Report law school rankings undergo potentially profound changes.


Former Attorney Sentenced to Federal Prison for Stealing $3.8M From Clients' Insurance Proceeds

Thu, 2023-01-12 23:33

"It's hard to overstate the extraordinary impact Ms. Deveny's crimes had on the many innocent and vulnerable victims who trusted her," said Ethan Knight, chief of the Economic Crimes Unit for the U.S. Attorney's Office. "As a former attorney, she had a special responsibility to her clients and to the public, but she repeatedly abused this trust and prioritized her own needs. This is a just sentence for serious crimes."


How I Made Office Managing Partner: 'Be Willing to Say Yes to Any Opportunity,' Says Nicole M. Shaffer of Jackson Lewis

Thu, 2023-01-12 17:43

Be responsive, consistently produce high-quality work product, be approachable and provide outstanding client service, says Nicole Shaffer.


E-Discovery Experts on Latest Inadvertent Disclosure From Jan 6. Committee: 'Who's QC-Ing This?!'

Thu, 2023-01-12 17:29

For now, where the blame falls for the mistake of exposing thousands of Social Security numbers is unclear. But for e-discovery professionals, this blunder "goes to show that the roles and responsibilities really do need to be defined ... because the impact is substantial."


The Law Firm Disrupted: Proskauer Suit, FTC News Move Trade Secrets into Spotlight

Thu, 2023-01-12 17:01

Russell Beck was the lead attorney among professionals who wrote to the FTC in 2021 raising concerns about restrictions in using non-compete agreements. Now he's representing Proskauer's former COO against explosive allegations of misappropriating trade secrets.


Is Artificially Intelligent Copyright Authorship a 'Red Herring?'

Thu, 2023-01-12 16:38

In this week's episode, Amir Ghavi of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson discusses the copyright concerns involved in AI-generated art.


Senators, States and Creditors Challenge Sullivan & Cromwell's Lead Role in FTX Bankruptcy

Thu, 2023-01-12 15:15

Hearings in late January and early February will determine whether the law firm will be retained as lead counsel and whether it will be forced to work alongside an independent examiner.


NALP Report Shows Small Gains of Diversity in Law Firms

Thu, 2023-01-12 15:13

"The data demonstrates that we are nowhere near achieving the progress one would expect from an industry that has been focused on the issue of diversity for over three decades," NALP Executive Director Nikia L. Gray said in a statement.


The Work Considered Worth "Fleeing to Quality" For Is Shrinking

Thu, 2023-01-12 15:10

Each week, the Barometer newsletter, powered by the ALM Global Newsroom and Legalweek, brings you the trends, disruptions, and shifts our


Higher Law: An Insider's Look at Connecticut's First Days of Recreational Marijuana Sales

Thu, 2023-01-12 14:58

"From all accounts, it's been rolling out fairly smoothly," Shipman & Goodwin partner Sarah Westby said of Connecticut's first sales of adult-use marijuana.


Divorce Lawyer Gets Five-Year Suspension for Romantic Relationship With Client, Other Ethics Violations

Thu, 2023-01-12 14:42

In another unrelated matter, the attorney failed to appear at four separate court hearings in a divorce case without giving notice to his client, the court or opposing counsel, according to a public notice about the suspension.


$12M Jury Verdict Overturned Due to Attorney Trial Blunders, Judicial Errors

Thu, 2023-01-12 13:20

"The cumulative effect of these comments, along with the expert's comment regarding the subsequent remedial measure of the cage installation, was enough to negate a fair trial," Florida's Third District Court of Appeal ruled.


Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law Professor, Joins Kaplan Hecker & Fink

Thu, 2023-01-12 12:00

Tribe said he had overtures from other, larger firms but he chose Kaplan Hecker partly because the firm closely fit his ideology.


Inside Track: Companies Face More Lawsuit Risks from Climate Claims

Thu, 2023-01-12 10:00

"If you want to market your products as eco-friendly, you need to walk the walk by making sustainability part of your business model," said Mark Henriques, a partner at Womble Bond Dickinson.