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NALP Loosens the Reins on Summer Associate Recruiting

Wed, 2018-12-12 23:24

NALP has ditched a guideline that firms give law students 28 days to accept a summer associate offer, as well as one prohibiting law firms from recruiting law students in their first semester. The overhaul is intended to spur innovation in entry level legal recruiting.


Lawyers in Equifax Data Breach Case Want Material Surrendered to Congress

Wed, 2018-12-12 23:05

Plaintiffs counsel are seeking documents used in a congressional report that found the company's massive data breach was preventable.


Lawyers Dominate 2018's List of Most Notable Quotes

Wed, 2018-12-12 23:05

Rudy Giuliani, Brett Kavanaugh, James Comey and Rosemarie Aquilina each land on the list of 2018's most notable quotations, which is compiled annually by Yale Law librarian Fred Shapiro and distributed by The Associated Press.


Labor of Law: Moonves Leaks Rile CBS Board | Ex-Tesla Employee Forced to Arbitrate | NLRB Names New Solicitor | Plus: Around the Water Cooler

Wed, 2018-12-12 23:00

Leaks from the Les Moonves misconduct investigation put Debevoise and Covington in the glare of the CBS Board. Plus: the NLRB has named a new solicitor, and Jones Day's in the spotlight for management-side advocacy as more newsrooms move to unionize. Scroll down for Who Got the Work, and more. Thanks for reading!


Inside Track: More Equifax News. Plus, Relationship Advice for In-House Lawyers

Wed, 2018-12-12 17:00

A look at the failures behind last year's Equifax data breach and an update on Microsoft's diversity initiative. Read on for a look at the latest in-house moves.


Uber and Lyft's Race to Go Public Is a First for Both Companies' GCs

Wed, 2018-12-12 16:23

Uber and Lyft's initial public offerings will be the first time their GCs have gone through an IPO. That's not uncommon, but it can change legal's role.


Federal Judge Dismisses US Lawsuits Filed Over Malaysia Airlines Disappearance

Wed, 2018-12-12 16:16

Family members of 88 passengers who sued in U.S. courts will have to refile cases in Malaysia courts after a federal judge dismissed all 40 lawsuits.


Greenberg Traurig Lobbyists Lead Battle for Amazon's Expansion in New York City

Wed, 2018-12-12 16:01

The experienced advocates have been hired to help fight growing opposition to the retail giant's plans.


Amid Concerns Over Lawyer Workloads, US Firms Embrace 'Agility'

Wed, 2018-12-12 15:59

Competition for talent is pushing some firms to "self-regulate" on attorney overworking, with new policies aimed at easing burdens.


What Happens if Trump Intervenes in the DOJ's Case Against Huawei?

Wed, 2018-12-12 15:53

By inserting himself into the Huawei case, Trump would essentially be telling the U.S. business community and the rest of the world that “everything is for sale. Everything can be negotiated, said one international trade lawyer. But at least one legal scholar said it could be justified for policy reasons.


Sidley Looks to Pull Investment Advisers Into Fraud Suit

Wed, 2018-12-12 14:54

Sidley Austin says a group of investment advisers should also be punished if the firm ultimately loses an investor class action that has accused it of helping Aequitas Securities perpetrate fraud.


National Enquirer Publisher Won't Be Prosecuted for Killing Story on Trump Affair for Pay, Feds Say

Wed, 2018-12-12 14:35

Prosecutor's for the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office said the company admitted that the purpose of buying former Playboy model Karen McDougal's story and never publishing it was to help Trump during the 2016 election.


High Cost of Hong Kong Real Estate Sends Global Law Firms in Search of Cheaper Digs

Wed, 2018-12-12 14:34

Eversheds Sutherland and Reynolds Porter Chamberlain are the latest international firms to relocate their Hong Kong offices from Central to Quarry Bay, where rents are much lower than in Central—the most expensive office location in the world.


At K&L Gates, Women Alleged Misconduct and Left, as Accused Partners Stayed On

Wed, 2018-12-12 13:30

Sources described sexual harassment and gender discrimination—and even an alleged assault—involving certain male partners in Pittsburgh.


What Drives Changes In PPP Over Time?

Wed, 2018-12-12 13:19

A deep dive into the drivers of profit per equity partner


UnitedHealthcare Pushes Back Against Lawsuit Claiming Underpayment for Mental Health Visits

Wed, 2018-12-12 12:42

Lawyers for affiliates of UnitedHealth Group Inc. claim that the lawsuit "challenges the common sense practice that health plans reimburse health care providers with different training, experience, and licensure at different rates."


An Asian Crisis in Legal Education? Not So, Says New Report From LSAT Maker

Wed, 2018-12-12 12:04

A new study from the Law School Admission Council concludes that the number of Asians applying to law school hasn't declined more than other racial groups, despite an earlier report than indicated legal education is facing a troubling falloff in Asian-American students.


Survey: 69 Percent of People Would Use Online Legal Services Over Attorneys

Wed, 2018-12-12 10:30

The survey found most Americans are willing to trade off a traditional lawyer experience for small legal matters if it saves them a few bucks. Respondents said they would be comfortable using an online-based alternative.


What's Next: Should the SEC Soften its Crypto Tone? | Killing Cambridge Analytica | Bias Ain't Google's Only Problem

Wed, 2018-12-12 06:00

The SEC has been trying to move quickly on the crypto-as-securities front while also trying to not be seen as squashing innovation.


Cohen Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Campaign Fraud, Lying to Congress

Tue, 2018-12-11 23:38

Cohen could have received as much as 69 months on all charges, which included campaign finance violations and lying to Congress.