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When the US Ups Its Investment Controls, Will China Deal Lawyers Feel More Pain?

Sun, 2022-10-30 20:01

A recent executive order issued by U.S. President Joe Biden heightened the level of scrutiny of inbound deals in certain sensitive industries. And now the U.S. is weighing legislation that calls for a "reverse CFIUS," which will add government scrutiny to outbound transactions.


Ethics Complaint Accusing Judge Reinhart of Conflict of Interest in OK'ing Trump's Mar-a-Lago Search Is Dismissed

Fri, 2022-10-28 18:16

Chief Judge William Pryor of the Eleventh Circuit dismissed the complaint.


Pressure on Workplaces? Man Claims #MeToo Movement Led to 'Biased' Sexual Harassment Investigation

Fri, 2022-10-28 17:35

The suit filed by Tully Rinckey attorney Karen Sanders in U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, said her client was "ambushed" by a biased, sexual harassment investigation by Schoharie Central School District in central New York.


$0 Attorney Award Reversed for Further Consideration Due to Confusion in Procedures During Pandemic

Fri, 2022-10-28 16:31

"This case took place during a pandemic where court procedures departed from the norm," Judge Melanie G. May wrote on behalf of the three-judge appellate panel. "Plaintiff's counsel should have been aware of the trial court's instructions, but once it became apparent that plaintiff's counsel was not in compliance with those instructions, his only alternative was to ask for additional time to comply, which he did. The court had already ruled on the plaintiff's entitlement to fees and costs, but then refused to award them when plaintiff's counsel failed to appreciate the procedures required due to the pandemic."


These Are The Law Firms That Guided the $44B Twitter Deal. And They Will Likely Get Paid Well For It

Fri, 2022-10-28 15:51

"It would not be unusual at all for the deal lawyers to get fees anywhere from $5 million to $20 million range," said M&A law professor Robert Miller.


'Momentum at Our Backs:' 2 Roundup Trials Set to Start Next Week Against Monsanto

Fri, 2022-10-28 14:54

Trials in Florida and Missouri begin next week over Monsanto's Roundup pesticide. Bayer, which owns Monsanto, has won the past five Roundup trials.


Midterm Machinations: Law Firms Prepare for the November Congressional Reshuffle

Fri, 2022-10-28 14:00

"Congressional or government investigations may heat up or cool down, based on priorities of the new Congress—which may, for example, require us to hire in our white-collar practice."


Haynes Boone Enlists Santa Clara Law Profs for Firm Leadership Development Program

Fri, 2022-10-28 13:33

"We are reinforcing our already excellent training program, which teaches useful skills and helps reinforce our culture and client-service values with programs that will equip our lawyers with many of the key traits they will need as future leaders," Taylor Wilson, Haynes Boone managing partner, said in a statement.


Skilled in the Art With Scott Graham: How a Third-Year Associate Pulled Off a Winning Summary Judgment Argument for Meta Platforms + Who's Arguing for Moderna and Arbutus? + Qualcomm Fires Back—Loudly—at Arm Ltd

Fri, 2022-10-28 11:12

Latham & Watkins associate Tiffany Weston had just 24 hours to hop on a plane, fly coast to coast, and make her first argument in a federal courtroom. A week later Meta Platforms was out of the case.


How I Made Partner: 'Develop a Specialty. Having Proficiency in an Area of Law Is Incredibly Empowering,' Says Alana Genderson of Morgan Lewis

Fri, 2022-10-28 09:20

"Find the work that you like to do and people who you like to work with, and then nurture relationships that make you a key part of the team."


Musk Fires Twitter Legal Chief After Closing on $44B Purchase

Fri, 2022-10-28 08:02

The billionaire, who calls himself a "free speech absolutist," appeared to be on a collision course from the start with Vijaya Gadde, who oversaw the social media site's content moderation.


Despite Recession Fears, Linklaters Cuts Cash Reserves Again

Fri, 2022-10-28 07:11

The move contrasts with some other Big Law players that have decided to bolster their war chests to arm against a potential recession.


Judges Have Zero Patience for Discovery Delays: The Morning Minute

Fri, 2022-10-28 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


As Hacking Allegations Reach US Courts, Dechert Faces a Two-Front Battle

Fri, 2022-10-28 05:00

The firm must also defend its reputation in the legal marketplace now that it's been sued in New York and Washington, D.C., federal courts over allegations that a former partner directed the hack of an aviation entrepreneur's emails.


How to Ace Your Law Firm Job Interview by Asking Good Questions

Fri, 2022-10-28 00:19

One of the best ways for an interviewee to stand out is to be ready with some great questions for the interviewer.


Judge: 1963 Royalties Agreement Between 'Funny Girl' Lyricist, Producer Cannot Be Canceled Under Copyright Law

Fri, 2022-10-28 00:18

"I agree with the Hymans. Although Merrill may terminate her late husband's licensing deals, she has no right to cancel his royalty deals," Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer wrote in the opinion. "And Bob Merrill's agreement with Hyman was only a royalty deal. I will therefore deny Merrill's motion for summary judgment and grant summary judgment to the Hymans."


More Big Law Firms Are Saying Bye to Ye—But It's Not Always Easy

Thu, 2022-10-27 19:10

Quinn Emanuel finally confirmed on Friday it is cutting ties with Ye.


The Law Firm Disrupted: Twitter Faces A Transformation. Here's What It's Meant To the Legal World

Thu, 2022-10-27 17:37

We review some of the most memorable business of law-related Tweets of the past several years.