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New SEC Whistleblower Rule Threatens Law Firm Compensation, Lawsuit Claims

Wed, 2021-01-13 12:30

Lawyers from the litigation boutique Consovoy McCarthy represent whistleblower lawyer and named plaintiff Jordan Thomas of Labaton Sucharow "Now, in the middle of the proverbial football game, the Commission has moved the goal posts on literally hundreds of SEC whistleblowers," the complaint said.

         

Takeaways From COVID-19 Workplace Lawsuits Into 2021

Wed, 2021-01-13 09:25

While the numbers of coronavirus cases continue to rise in Florida and across the nation, surprisingly few on the job injury and death-related cases have been filed this year. According to the latest Florida Division of Workers' Compensation COVID-19 report, there have been 25,784 COVID-19 indemnity claims filed.

         

Less Than a Year After London Office Launch, FisherBroyles Partner Exits Mount

Wed, 2021-01-13 09:01

Three partners have now left the U.S. firm's young London base in the past three months.

         

When It Comes to Leading Big M&A Deals, Women Are an Illusion

Wed, 2021-01-13 09:00

An analysis of the deal teams of the largest M&A transactions of 2020 shows very few women are in charge of running the deals.

         

Chris Christie to Keynote Upcoming Legalweek(year) Session

Wed, 2021-01-13 09:00

Christie bookends the three-day February event that will be opened up by Day 1 keynote speaker Stacey Abrams.

         

What Do We Lose When Jury Trials Disappear?

Wed, 2021-01-13 06:30

The percentage of civil cases tried to a jury verdict decreased from about 5.5% in 1962 to 0.8% by 2013 and from about 8.2% to 3.6% in criminal cases over the same period. According to a new study, that's bad news for "deliberative democracy" in the U.S.

         

What's Next. Big Tech Backlash After Trump Ban + Potential Lawsuits for Compromised US Secrets at Capitol + In-House Leaders Return to Law Firms

Wed, 2021-01-13 06:30

In 2021, one of the few things that most Americans appear to agree on is that social media giants just can't seem to get content moderation right.

         

For Partner Pay, Firms Increasingly Look to Profitability

Wed, 2021-01-13 04:00

Law firm management has finally learned to tell partners, "It's a $10 million practice, but it costs us $8 million to service," said Jeffrey Lowe, at Major Lindsey & Africa.

         

The Pandemic Could Set Women Law Professors Back Years. These Academics Want to Find Solutions

Tue, 2021-01-12 23:56

A two-day virtual symposium tackles the added burden women law professors face amid COVID-19, and how law schools can better support them.

         

Compliance Hot Spots: Big Firms Beef Up for Biden Era | Who Got the Work: Boeing Settlement | Judge In Google Case Drops Stock | O'Melveny, Wilmer Lawyers Snag Biden Posts

Tue, 2021-01-12 20:00

Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots, our weekly snapshot on white-collar, regulatory and compliance news and trends. Thanks for reading! Let's dive in.

         

A Looming 'Avalanche'?: When Juries Restart, Georgia Set to Face Mounting Backlogs in Civil and Criminal Courts

Tue, 2021-01-12 17:43

Atlanta Circuit Chief Judge Christopher Brasher said there "has been an increase in requests for jury trials because folks know there aren't trials to be had; it's harder to move civil cases when there is not a trial at the end of the process."

         

FisherBroyles Says 2020 Revenue Hit $113M

Tue, 2021-01-12 15:58

It's likely the first "distributed" firm to crack the nine-figure mark. The firm's leaders are hopeful that the 14% increase puts the firm in the range of revenue of the Am Law 200 ranking.

         

Amid FBI Warnings, Courthouses Weigh Security Before Inauguration Day

Tue, 2021-01-12 15:09

Federal and state courts in Florida, New Jersey, Texas and across the nation are discussing extra security after the FBI warned that protesters might storm courthouses on or before Inauguration Day.

         

Boies Schiller's Young Lawyer Ranks Are Shrinking

Tue, 2021-01-12 14:45

Since last year, at least 44 associates have left Boies Schiller and recruiting new lawyers is becoming a challenge.

         

'A Dream Come True Instead of a Nightmare': Will the Bar Exam Revamp Go Far Enough?

Tue, 2021-01-12 13:29

Bar exam watchers welcome a shift toward more legal skills and less memorization of law, but they say it remains to be seen whether the National Conference of Bar Examiners can produce a test that effectively gauges those legal skills.

         

UnitedLex Hits Back at LeClairRyan Trustee's Claims Over Failed Joint Venture

Tue, 2021-01-12 12:39

The new law provider says the trustee doesn't offer any evidence that over $19 million that LeClairRyan paid to ULX Partners was inappropriate.

         

How I Made Partner: 'Do Good Work, and Don't Be a Jerk!' Say's Susman Godfrey's Abby Noebels

Tue, 2021-01-12 12:36

"Think strategically about how to move the case forward to achieve the wins your client is looking for."

         

Big Law Firms Join In PAC-Freezing Following Capitol Attack

Tue, 2021-01-12 12:19

Following the lead of several major banks and corporations, the firms are reassessing where money from their political action committees goes.

         

Son of Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Arrested After Pictures Show Him in Mob at US Capitol

Tue, 2021-01-12 10:46

Aaron Mostofsky, the son of Kings County Supreme Court Justice Steven Mostofsky, was photographed wearing furs and what appeared to be a bulletproof vest marked "Police" inside the Capitol.

         

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