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Former Federal Judge George Hazel Joins Gibson Dunn

Wed, 2023-03-01 04:01

"Engaging with witnesses [and] standing in front of a jury and being able to convince 12 people what the right answer is, I missed it all," said Hazel, one of several Obama-appointees who left the bench early this past year for private practice.


Federal Judge Slams Attorney Ted Frank for Holding Up Approval of J&J Sunscreen Settlement

Tue, 2023-02-28 16:11

U.S. District Judge Raag Singhal in Florida signed off Monday on a class action settlement over Johnson & Johnson's recalled sunscreen but criticized objector lawyer Ted Frank for holding up the deal's final approval.
 Trendspotter: There's Officially No Excuse to Keep Accepting Excessive Law Firm Rate Hikes

Tue, 2023-02-28 16:09

The Trend If ever there was a time for clients to make good on their threats to boycott excessive law firm rate hikes, it's now. The Driver In-house


Insurers Notch Another Win in COVID-19 Business Interruption Coverage Battle

Tue, 2023-02-28 14:49

Georgia resort denied insurance coverage for business losses suffered due to Gov. Brian Kemp's orders to close doors during lockdown.


In Jackson's First Majority Opinion, SCOTUS Curbs Delaware's Collection of Unclaimed Property

Tue, 2023-02-28 14:36

Interpreting the Federal Disposition Act, the unanimous court said the statute did not provide a basis for Delaware to escheat unclaimed checks purchased in other states, just because MoneyGram is incorporated there.


4th Circuit Strikes Down 'Inequitable, Freewheeling' Laws That Led to Prosecutions of School-Aged Children

Tue, 2023-02-28 14:25

"During a 6-year period ending in July 2020, there were 3,735 referrals of people between the ages of 8 and 18 for prosecution under the disorderly conduct law for 'school-related' incidents," the appeals court majority said.


Nevada State Bar Mulls Replacing Public Reprimands With Private Admonitions in Attorney Ethics Cases

Tue, 2023-02-28 12:42

"Nevada has disbarment, suspension, public reprimand, letter of reprimand, and letter of caution," stated the petition. "The last three create confusion and inconsistency when applied to the ABA framework."


How I Made It To Law Firm Leadership: 'It Is Through Institutions That We as Individuals Can Change the World,' Says Marla R. Butler of Thompson Hine

Tue, 2023-02-28 12:28

"Carry yourself like a leader, even when you're not technically leading anything. And that doesn't mean telling anyone what to do or how to do it. It means showing that you care about the institution and its people and you're always looking for ways to provide support and facilitate success."


First Circuit: Attorney's 'False Oaths' Warrants Denial of Chapter 7 Discharge

Tue, 2023-02-28 10:36

"We agree with the bankruptcy court that Kupperstein's 'belated and illogical justifications only served to enhance the appearance of fraud,'" Rhode Island District Judge Mary S. McElroy wrote for the panel, sitting by designation.


8th Circuit: In ERISA Case, Heroin Overdose Doesn't Fall Under Insurer's 'Intentionally Self-Inflicted Injury' Exclusion

Tue, 2023-02-28 10:27

"Using heroin is not itself an 'intentionally self inflicted injury'; for example, a person who uses heroin to get high would not necessarily be thought of as an 'injured' party," wrote the appeals panel.


Big Tech Is Battling for AI Supremacy. What Does That Mean for Legal?

Tue, 2023-02-28 08:22

Microsoft, Google and, now, Meta are all in what's been called an "AI arms race" to come out ahead in the growing generative AI movement. Whoever wins will have a significant impact on the legal industry going forward.


Cravath Set for English Law Debut with Shearman Double Partner Hire

Tue, 2023-02-28 05:48

The development sees Cravath add UK-qualified lawyers to its London ranks for the first time since the office's debut 50 years ago, while the departures are the latest blow for Shearman.


As Antitrust Enforcement Booms, Attorneys Eye AI and ESG as Emerging Targets

Tue, 2023-02-28 05:00

The Biden administration is ramping up antitrust investigations against Big Tech and other industry sectors. Meanwhile, attorneys are eyeing climate change and artificial intelligence as potential areas of future antitrust litigation.


Rainmaking Via Social Media: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2023-02-28 05:00

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Widener's Delaware Law School Names New Dean

Mon, 2023-02-27 23:51

Widener University Delaware Law School has announced that Todd J. Clark will become the next dean of Delaware Law School.


Attorneys Fight Over Last Chance to Examine Norfolk Southern Derailment Site

Mon, 2023-02-27 18:31

An attorney for Norfolk Southern told plaintiffs' lawyers that railcars that contained hazardous materials would be preserved until Wednesday, "at which time the rail cars will be removed or otherwise destroyed so that Norfolk Southern can continue its work at the site."


Lawyer Accused of 'Quiet Quitting' Files Lawsuit Against Napoli Shkolnik for Harassment, Bias

Mon, 2023-02-27 17:06

Heather Palmore says she never "quiet quit," but was instead locked out of the firm's system after complaining of discrimination and harassment.


Law Firms Extend Fewer Summer Offers as Recessionary Concerns Grow

Mon, 2023-02-27 16:59

"What is clear is that the entry-level job market in the private sector is currently not growing fast enough to absorb the additional students in the Class of 2024 and that unless there is a strong 3L hiring market this year—which seems unlikely given recent trends—a greater percentage of these students may need to look at other market segments for employment after graduation," NALP executive director Nikia L. Gray wrote.


Perkins Coie Lays Off 58 Business Professionals

Mon, 2023-02-27 15:19

In an internal memo, the firm cited "macroeconomic conditions" as well as "increased expenses" that surpass the rate of revenue growth this year.


Why Is This NYC Commercial Litigator Fighting For The Freedom of Georgia's Allegedly Poisoned Former President?

Mon, 2023-02-27 15:18

D'Angelo, a partner at Akerman, is part of a global team fighting to free former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili from a hospital in his home country. He has been convicted of abusing his power during his time as president, which Saakashvili denies and says is an act of revenge by his political enemies.