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Eighth Circuit: Former ALJ's First Amendment Retaliation Claim Was Properly Resolved at Summary Judgment

Wed, 2022-01-19 10:00

The court affirmed the grant of summary judgment on all claims brought by a former Iowa administrative law judge who alleged that her employment was terminated to retaliate against her for testimony she had given in a state legislative investigation about inappropriate political influence within the agency where she worked.

       

How I Made Chief DEI Officer and Principal: 'The Key to Success for Me Is Being Open to Defining and Redefining What Success Looks Like,' Says Kimya Johnson of Jackson Lewis

Wed, 2022-01-19 09:51

'Seek to understand what being a member of firm leadership involves from those who are currently holding those positions and seek to understand what the written and unwritten paths are for attaining the roles.'

       

Biden Nominates First Black Woman for Third Circuit, First-Ever Muslim Woman Judge

Wed, 2022-01-19 09:26

Also featured in Wednesday's nominees are a Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner, a Jones Day attorney and lawyers with civil rights and public defender backgrounds.

       

Quinn v. Willkie: Who Got the Big Cases After a Major Team Move?

Wed, 2022-01-19 08:38

After ex-Quinn rainmaker Boris Bronfentrinker led a major team move to Willkie in October, the two firms have been vying for a series of high-profile and lucrative cases. Here's who won what.

       

Law Firm Culture Is Crucial—So What the Heck Is It?: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2022-01-19 05:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

Lawyers Warn to Be Mindful of the Past as Miami Charts a Future as the Next Silicon Valley

Tue, 2022-01-18 23:33

"I think it is important that in an industry that is so young and so now, to be mindful of what has happened in the past, because unfortunately history has a way of repeating itself," attorney Jose Sariego said.

       

More Lawyers Are Addressing Twin Stigmas of Mental Health and Psychedelics

Tue, 2022-01-18 23:04

A Winston & Strawn associate opened the door. Now Katten's CEO is speaking up.

       

'Crazy Like a Fox': Voting Machine Maker Smartmatic Sues My Pillow, CEO for Defamation

Tue, 2022-01-18 18:44

Read the complaint, first surfaced by Law.com Radar, a source for high-speed legal news and litigation updates personalized to your practice.

       

As Judge Urges Outcry From Civil Bar, Central District Extends COVID-19 Jury Trial Ban

Tue, 2022-01-18 17:46

Dozens of cases will be delayed because of the ban, from major criminal cases to years-old lawsuits.

       

Campaign Finance Returns | Mask Mystery | A Vaccine-or-Stay Home Fight

Tue, 2022-01-18 17:12

Welcome to Supreme Court Brief and the final day of the January argument session. The justices return to campaign finance law in a challenge originally

       

Gaming Company That Microsoft Is Buying for $68.7B Facing Plenty of Action on Legal Front

Tue, 2022-01-18 17:01

Activision Blizzard has faced a deluge of investigations and legal proceedings since last summer.

       

Appeals Court: SCOTUS Campaign Finance Decision Applies to Elected Officials in Quasi-Judicial Proceedings

Tue, 2022-01-18 16:17

In a matter of first impression, the Colorado Court of Appeals said the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in 'Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal,' which dealt with conflict-of-interest accusations against a West Virginia appellate judge, also applies to elected officials who serve in quasi-judicial capacities.

       

'Where Was the Danger?': State High Court Says Woman's DWI Arrest in Her Driveway by Volunteer Deputy Was Unauthorized

Tue, 2022-01-18 16:02

The high court said a volunteer deputy's actions were constitutionally unreasonable when he followed a suspected drunken driver to her home and ordered her to "hang tight" until a deputy sheriff came to the scene.

       

Cooley Applauded for Standing Up to Elon Musk's Threat to Fire Associate

Tue, 2022-01-18 15:00

Since December, Cooley has been replaced by Quinn Emanuel in at least three Tesla cases and has seen Fish & Richardson litigators added to at least three other matters.

       

Environmental Practice Leaders Make Moves at Calif. Law Firms

Tue, 2022-01-18 12:57

Wilmer scooped up the co-chairs of Hanson Bridgett's environmental litigation practice, while Cox, Castle & Nicholson nabbed the West Coast leader of Paul Hastings' environmental and energy practice.

       

Penn Law Dean Announces Plan to Pursue Sanctions Against Professor Amy Wax

Tue, 2022-01-18 12:41

"Her conduct has generated multiple complaints from members of our community citing the impact of pervasive and recurring vitriol and promotion of white supremacy as cumulative and increasing," Penn Law Dean Theodore Ruger wrote in a Jan. 18 letter to law school students, faculty and staff.

       

No 'Serious Hiccups': Philadelphia Courts Continue to Manage Trials Amid the Omicron Surge

Tue, 2022-01-18 10:52

"I think the Philadelphia Courts of Common Pleas have emerged as the leaders in adapting to the challenges posed by the pandemic," said Mark Tanner of Feldman Shepherd.

       

How I Made It to Law Firm Leadership: 'Create a Supportive Culture Where People Feel Safe to Share Opinions,' Says Jessica Hough of Skadden

Tue, 2022-01-18 10:14

'Be patient. Business does not magically appear after you meet someone or make the ask once. It takes time to build a relationship to the point where someone feels comfortable turning to you as a trusted adviser.'

       

David Boies Has COVID-19, Argues Remotely at Supreme Court

Tue, 2022-01-18 10:05

Boies is among three Supreme Court advocates who have tested positive recently.

       

Law Firms and the Rise of Hospitality

Tue, 2022-01-18 09:56

Making the office better than home — making it a destination — is the key shift law firms are experiencing right now. We are calling it all "the rise of hospitality."

       

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