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Manhattan Jury Hears Trump Committed 'Pure and Simple' Election Fraud

Mon, 2024-04-22 14:21

"This was a planned, coordinated, long-running conspiracy to help Donald Trump get elected through illegal expenditures using doctored corporate records," ADA Matthew Colangelo told the packed courtroom during opening statements. "It was election fraud, pure and simple."

       

'This Is a New Demand on Universities': Title IX Regulations Add Protections for LGBTQ Students, Sexual Assault Victims

Mon, 2024-04-22 14:13

"We may find in the courts that the battle is playing out more than we have seen in the past because, obviously, this is a new demand on universities and how they approach that may differ. That is always fodder for litigation, and for good reason," said Cori M. Smith, an associate and member of Reed Smith's higher education team.

       

Soaring Sugar Prices Not So Sweet: Antitrust Class Actions Surge

Mon, 2024-04-22 14:04

Two years after the U.S. Department of Justice failed to block a $315 million merger between United States Sugar Corp. and Imperial Sugar Co., antitrust lawyers have lodged nearly two dozen class actions at the sugar industry.

       

How I Made It to Law Firm Leadership: 'Make Sure You Want a Leadership Role for the Right Reasons,' Says Amie Colby of Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders

Mon, 2024-04-22 11:00

"The advice I would give is to make sure you want a leadership role for the right reasons. If you want it just for the title, firm leadership should not be your goal. Leadership requires a firm first mentality and a lot of time and effort outside of your practice."

       

Legal Speak at General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024: Liz Davis, Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. Partner

Mon, 2024-04-22 10:30

Last week, Legal Speak spoke live on location at the General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024 in Chicago with professionals across the legal industry about key insights and practical solutions that today's general counsel need to manage and better leverage C-Suite relationships, successfully overcome a litigation crisis, do more with fewer resources, and more.

       

Legal Speak at General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024: Andy Goldberg, Laner Muchin Managing Partner

Mon, 2024-04-22 10:29

Last week, Legal Speak spoke live on location at the General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024 in Chicago with professionals across the legal industry about key insights and practical solutions that today's general counsel need to manage and better leverage C-Suite relationships, successfully overcome a litigation crisis, do more with fewer resources, and more.

       

Lateral Partner and Counsel Hiring in DC Was Down in First 3 Months of Year

Mon, 2024-04-22 10:00

Despite the hiring slowdown, firms such as Foley & Lardner, King & Spalding, Cooley and Morgan Lewis have added D.C. partners in recent days.

       

'Uncommon Approach': Husch Blackwell To Train Lawyers for In-House Roles

Mon, 2024-04-22 09:49

"It struck me that we had a pool of talent within our firm who aspired to transition in-house, but they didn't feel comfortable seeking support from us," Husch Blackwell Chair Joe Glynias said.

       

The Next Threat to Tech: Regulation

Mon, 2024-04-22 09:36

Another fundamental threat to tech is emerging as well on both sides of the Atlantic: regulation as a common carrier.

       

Law.com Reader's Poll: Are Generational Divides Affecting Law Firms?

Mon, 2024-04-22 09:00

Law.com wants to hear from you about how these divides are affecting law firm operations, employee communication, expectations, and law firm culture.

       

Help, the Lenders Are Fighting Again: Creditor Violence Driving Demand in Bankruptcy, Litigation Practices

Mon, 2024-04-22 05:00

As more large corporations go bust, lenders are jockeying for the position to get repaid first.

       

As Equity Tiers Shrink, Big Law Grows Leverage

Mon, 2024-04-22 00:28

While some law firms may have increased leverage to boost profitability, firms may also change leverage because they need more associates to assist with complex cases, noted a law firm consultant.

       

Percentage of Recent Law School Grads Who Have Landed a Job Reaches Highest Level in a Decade

Mon, 2024-04-22 00:23

"The percentage of recent law school graduates employed in full-time, long-term Bar Passage Required or J.D. Advantage jobs has reached its highest level in the past decade," Bill Adams, managing director of ABA accreditation and legal education, said in a statement Monday.

       

Would-Be Chief Economist Accuses Apple of Noncompliance With EU Tech Antitrust Law

Sun, 2024-04-21 16:01

If Apple and others in Big Tech refuse to comply with the EU's Digital Markets Act and face no consequences, the new antitrust law will fail to rein in Big Tech's anti-competitive behavior, said Fiona Scott Morton.

       

Berkeley Law, Stanford Law Go Head-to-Head on the Court in Public Interest Program Fundraiser

Fri, 2024-04-19 18:55

The funds raised during the event will assist current and graduating students from both schools to pursue public interest law careers and pro bono projects.

       

Trump Defense Seeks to Limit Evidence of Civil Fraud, Bad Faith Litigation at Criminal Trial

Fri, 2024-04-19 18:36

Should the former president take the stand, his lawyers want the judge to block questions about lawsuits Trump has lost. what they said is prejudicial evidence abo

       

EPA Designates PFAS as Hazardous Substances Under Superfund Law

Fri, 2024-04-19 18:25

The rule "will allow (the) EPA to address more contaminated sites, take earlier action, and expedite cleanups, all while ensuring polluters pay for the costs to clean up pollution threatening the health of communities," EPA Administrator Michael Regan said.

       

State High Court: McDonald's Franchise Not Vicariously Liable for Employee's Racist Comments to Customer

Fri, 2024-04-19 18:08

David A. Goldman, a member of Norman Hanson DeTroy in Portland, who represented the McDonald's franchise owner, said the court's ruling was a matter of common sense to ensure the law "properly incentives the right kind of behavior" from employers.

       

Ohio Appellate Court: Embryos Aren't Marital Property Subject to Division in Divorce

Fri, 2024-04-19 17:31

The wife, also an attorney, argued that the trial court erred in applying a fertility clinic's declaration of intent contract without balancing the parties' interests when determining the proper disposition of the 14 frozen embryos.

       

'Unethical Billing' Claims Resurface in Latest Discrimination Suit Against Lewis Brisbois

Fri, 2024-04-19 15:43

Julie O'Dell also alleges that as an equity partner at Lewis Brisbois she was paid less than her male counterparts.

       

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