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Too Far Gone: Jurisdictional Limits Hinder Law Firms Prosecuting Cyber Criminals

Mon, 2022-08-15 11:00

Attorneys are largely limited to their jurisdictions by their licensure constraints, while cyberthreat actors are more unified and organized across borders. Some firms have tried to combat this issue, but without much success.

       

Federal Judge: Evidence Lacking in Former Attorney's TCPA Lawsuit Against Power Company

Mon, 2022-08-15 10:45

"To overcome Discount Power's motion for summary judgment, Worsham must therefore produce evidence sufficient for a jury to find an agency relationship between Discount Power and Hound Energy," stated Bennett. "He has failed to do so."

       

Appeals Court: Walmart's 'Black & Decker' Coffee Makers Were Deceptive, But Class Failed to Establish Damages

Mon, 2022-08-15 10:40

"In essence, defendants argue that if the Lanham Act allows Applica to market the coffeemaker, the arrangement cannot constitute a violation of the UPA," a judge stated. "We disagree."

       

How I Made Partner: 'My Ability to Take Initiative and the Quality of My Work,' Says Vivian Cheng of Fish & Richardson

Mon, 2022-08-15 10:21

Take initiative and find a way to make yourself indispensable to your team.

       

Eighth Circuit Splits With Third, Requiring Proof of But-For Causation To Establish Violation of False Claims Act Through Anti-Kickback Statute.

Mon, 2022-08-15 10:00

'Cairns' represents a sharp departure from the approach applied by other courts and will make kickback-based FCA cases far more difficult to establish in the Eighth Circuit.

       

Kalpana Srinivasan Talks DE&I, Trends in Big Tech and IP Litigation

Mon, 2022-08-15 10:00

"There are still those frontiers that we need to be pushing ahead more and helping lawyers not just get into the system but also stay and want to reach the highest levels of the profession. That is going to require more development," says Susman Godfrey managing partner Kalpana Srinivasan.

       

Big Law Funnels Money Into GOP Campaigns in Texas

Mon, 2022-08-15 09:00

Hunton Andrews Kurth, Winstead, Locke Lord, Norton Rose Fulbright, Foley & Lardner and others have all contributed to Gov. Greg Abbott and other GOP candidates in the run-up to the Texas November elections.

       

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Mon, 2022-08-15 06:00

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In Australia, Law Firms Prepare for the Evolution of Transactional Work

Sun, 2022-08-14 20:00

Law firms are positioning themselves to compete in a new era of M&A that involves technologies such as blockchain, DeFi and Web3, says Gilbert + Tobin's Peter Reeves.

       

What Impact Will the Downturn Have on Legal Hiring, and What Can You Do To Prepare?

Fri, 2022-08-12 17:08

It seems almost certain that we are heading into an economic downturn. Less clear is what impact the slowdown will have on the legal job market. No

       

'This Man Was Doing His Job': Jurists Rebuke Threats Made Against Judge in Wake of Trump Search Warrant

Fri, 2022-08-12 15:58

The jurists are pressing for Congress to pass a bill that would limit the public's access to judges' personally identifiable information, including home addresses.

       

Yale Law School Extends Full-Tuition, Need-Based Scholarships to 53 Students

Fri, 2022-08-12 15:33

"If I had to articulate our mission I would say it's very simple: This generation is inheriting impossible problems to solve, and we need to teach them how to solve them," Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken told Law.com.

       

'Like Something Out of "Jerry Maguire"': 3rd Circ. Finds CAA Sports Agent Won Arbitration by Fraud

Fri, 2022-08-12 15:24

"Recognizing the limited circumstances that justify vacating an arbitration award, we are satisfied that one such circumstance is present here: the award was procured by fraud," stated Jordan. "An honest process is what those who agree to arbitration have a right to expect."

       

Law Firms Don't Need to Spend A Lot of Money to Prevent Burnout, Says Perkins Coie's Jennifer Bluestein

Fri, 2022-08-12 15:21

In this week's episode, Jennifer Bluestein shared that law firms don't need to spend a bunch of money on amenities such as an in-house therapist to prevent attorney burnout. "It's about allowing people time and space to actually turn off work and focus on other things in their lives," Bluestein said.

       

Court Vacates $150K Sanction Against Attorney Over Scheme to Fabricate Settlement Using Fake FedEx Driver

Fri, 2022-08-12 14:32

The Colorado Court of Appeals has concluded that an arbitrator lacked the authority to personally sanction an attorney in connection with a scheme to fraudulently obtain a signature on a settlement agreement.

       

More Partner Compensation Challenges Will Arise This Year

Fri, 2022-08-12 14:16

Amid softening corporate demand, law firms are in a profit bind about how to pay partners who have big compensation expectations. And it turns out law firms have limited strategies to address it.

       

How I Made Partner: 'Every Day Is an Opportunity to Build Your Brand,' Says Andrea DeField of Hunton Andrews Kurth

Fri, 2022-08-12 13:30

Attorneys should constantly be reevaluating what are they doing that month to professionally develop

       

Self-Care, Time Management and Typing Skills: How (and How Not) to Prepare for Law School

Fri, 2022-08-12 10:15

"The odds are high that [students] will graduate, pass the bar, and get a job—the statistics confirm this." Erwin Chemerinsky, dean, and Jesse H. Choper distinguished professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, told Law.com Wednesday, adding that "My advice is to enjoy the experience. Some of that is keeping it all in perspective."

       

'Both Arguments Miss the Point': Federal Judge Denies Boston University's Bid to Dismiss COVID-19 Tuition Refund Suit

Fri, 2022-08-12 10:03

"Whether remote classes were an adequate substitute for in-person instruction" after the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted BU's spring 2020 semester "goes to the issue of damages, not breach," wrote the federal judge, who also found that damages issues must go forward based on other reasons.

       

Cutthroat: Lawyers Give Hostile Reception to Low-Cost Competitor in Personal Injury Sphere

Fri, 2022-08-12 10:02

"It's important for consumers that the industry is called out on bad behavior and if I'm the person who has to do it, then I'm the person who has to do it," Mighty CEO Joshua Schwadron said.

       

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