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#MeToo is 5 Years Old. This Is What Has (and Hasn't) Changed in Law Firms

Tue, 2022-11-01 05:00

Some attorneys still point to the difficulty of bringing allegations against rainmaking partners or other top leaders within firms.

       

Legal's ESG Focus Doesn't Usually Extend to Legal Tech Procurement

Tue, 2022-11-01 00:14

With legal tech's rising prices, few firms are able to weigh the ESG impact while making procurement decisions. What's more, vendors may not be offering up enough information for buyers to make the right decisions.

       

'Where Are All the Women?' Clients Are Monitoring Law Firm Gender Diversity. Are You?

Mon, 2022-10-31 20:48

Panelists at the International Bar Association 2022 Conference in Miami Beach said many law firm leaders are dropping the ball on gender diversity, and clients are watching.

       

Judge Blocks Proposed Merger of Major Book Publishers in Win for DOJ Antitrust Effort

Mon, 2022-10-31 19:03

Judge Florence Pan agreed with Justice Department arguments that the merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster would harm competition for books viewed as potential best-sellers.

       

Dead in Mid-40s: Law Professor Mourned as 'Brilliant Scholar,' 'Nicest Guy in the World'

Mon, 2022-10-31 17:53

The professor was a popular and active presence in intellectual property circles. He was found dead in his DC apartment on Sunday for reasons that are not yet clear.

       

Stanford Law Launches the Neukom Center for the Rule of Law

Mon, 2022-10-31 17:18

Stanford Law School has launched the Sally B. and William H. Neukom Center for the Rule of Law, established via a donation from the couple, with the aim of elevating the topic of rule of law across the Stanford campus and throughout academia.

       

Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners Seeks to Appoint New Member Attorney

Mon, 2022-10-31 16:25

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has announced an invitation to interested attorneys to apply for a five-year term on the Board of Bar Examiners.

       

Ahead of the Curve: Exploring Law School Clinics

Mon, 2022-10-31 16:15

This week, we're looking at law schools' clinical programs.

       

Plaintiffs Firms Face 'Catch Me If You Can' Scenario With Chinese Firms Listed in the US

Mon, 2022-10-31 13:20

While U.S. regulators are pushing for more transparency and audit quality of Chinese firms listing on U.S. stock exchanges, some plaintiffs firms still see high risks for investors.

       

Right to Funds from Sale of Tax Credits At Issue In Litigation Between Production Companies

Mon, 2022-10-31 13:12

State tax credits are valuable tools for helping meet the costs of producing films, TV shows, commercials, and other media and entertainment productions. But if more than one production company is involved with a project, a legal dispute can arise over which company owns the right to the tax credit funds.

       

DOJ Antitrust Heavy Hitter Joins Paul Weiss

Mon, 2022-10-31 11:28

Eyitayo St. Matthew-Daniel will focus on criminal investigations, merger/nonmerger civil matters and antitrust actions taken by the DOJ, FTC and European Commission.

       

Why This Judge Says Law Schools Should Reassess Their Admissions Process

Mon, 2022-10-31 10:33

Ninth Circuit Judge Johnnie Rawlinson questioned whether the LSAT makes law school less accessible to diverse applicants.

       

How I Made Practice Group Co-Chair: 'Gaining the Trust of Your Colleagues Is the Most Important Characteristic to Lead a Practice Group,' Says Monica Arora of Proskauer

Mon, 2022-10-31 10:19

"I have found that developing genuine relationships is instrumental to building the credibility to be able to "walk in the shoes" of your client."

       

Big Law Lands in the Matrix: ArentFox Schiff's Metaverse Office is Open for Business

Mon, 2022-10-31 10:00

"It shows our commitment to go where you are. You want to go into that space? We'll go there with you. We'll figure it out. We can now say we've been through it. We know what the process looks like," said ArentFox Schiff's Anthony Lupo.

       

Veteran Advocates At the Lectern | Dueling Over History | Caseload Disaster?

Mon, 2022-10-31 08:42

The justices are back, and they start the morning with a potential blockbuster: The fate of affirmative action in high education.

       

Jan. 6 Committee Poses New Headache for Congressional Investigations Lawyers: Video Depositions

Mon, 2022-10-31 08:00

The select committee's success at using pre-recorded clips of witness interviews to present its findings has attorneys bracing for a wider use of video depositions on Capitol Hill.

       

Tested by Fire, Twitter's Ousted Legal Execs Will Have Job Options Aplenty

Mon, 2022-10-31 07:33

"To help a company like Twitter navigate all the ins and outs that have gone on since ... Elon first got involved, that's career-defining stuff," said Mark Khan, former general counsel of Segment.

       

Big Law Lateral Movement Has Accelerated: The Morning Minute

Mon, 2022-10-31 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

EY Sets Sights on Growing Legal Services Market Share Post-Split

Mon, 2022-10-31 05:00

"Even though the words are sometimes the same as you might hear from a Big Law firm. It is not the same. I promise you," said EY's Nick Bruch.

       

Lateral Partner Moves Have Accelerated, as Big Law Pursues Growing Marketshare

Mon, 2022-10-31 00:30

"Firms are still pursuing scale, still pursuing marketshare. They are continuing to focus, at least amongst the large law firm segments, on market consolidation," said Decipher's Mike Ellenhorn.

       

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