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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Elects New Chair, Ends Female-Led Run

Mon, 2019-06-24 10:16

The firm has elected incumbent Lisa Mayhew but replaced her co-chair.

         

Arnold & Porter Snags SCOTUS Veteran John Elwood From Vinson & Elkins

Mon, 2019-06-24 07:31

Elwood, succeeding Lisa Blatt, who jumped to Williams & Connolly, said he foresees growing Arnold & Porter's appellate practice.

         

Cooley Lands Leading Mueller Prosecutor Andrew Goldstein

Mon, 2019-06-24 06:00

Goldstein, one of the top prosecutors on the special counsel's team, said he'll work to grow Cooley's East Coast litigation practice in New York and Washington.

         

Team Mueller, Expat Angst, Biz Down Under: The Morning Minute

Mon, 2019-06-24 06:00

Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

How the Recession Forced Law Schools to Reimagine Their Role in Students' Careers

Mon, 2019-06-24 05:30

As the recession rattled law schools and graduates, schools were forced to get more creative, leading to changes that have endured.

         

Lost and Found: The Long Road Back for Lawyers Waylaid by the Recession

Mon, 2019-06-24 05:30

Lawyers who graduated during and shortly after the Great Recession were spun sideways by layoffs and deferrals. Many are still trying to get back on track.

         

Pepper Hamilton Must Pay Plaintiffs Fees, Expenses as Sanction for Violating Discovery Order in Baylor Case

Mon, 2019-06-24 00:59

“The evidence of Pepper Hamilton's conduct in violation of the court's orders is so 'clear, direct, weighty and convincing' that the court reaches this conclusion with clear conviction and without hestitancy, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman of Waco wrote.

         

How Expat Lawyers Grapple with Loneliness, Exhaustion

Sun, 2019-06-23 19:00

Of all the mental health traps awaiting lawyers who are headed to a foreign outpost, isolation is the most dangerous, especially for in-house counsel as they tend to be more insulated and have fewer colleagues in their legal departments than attorneys working at big firms.

         

ALM Mental Health and Well-Being CLEs

Sun, 2019-06-23 09:16

ALM offers several CLEs on mental health and wellness, which is a specialty credit needed as part of CLE requirements.The course list can be found

         

House Panel Weighs Transparency, Privacy in Exploring Court Reforms

Fri, 2019-06-21 18:53

One of the reforms raised by transparency advocates would require posting the financial disclosure statements of judges and justices online.

         

Search Firm Sues 2 Kilpatrick Townsend Lawyers, Alleging Unpaid Placement Fee

Fri, 2019-06-21 17:51

An unidentified search firm is alleging that Houston lawyers Patrick Gaas and Daniel Shank breached a search contract when negotiating their lateral move in 2017.

         

Class Actions Predicted as California's Privacy Law Draws Near

Fri, 2019-06-21 17:22

As the law is currently written, consumers have a private right of action when their non-encrypted and nonredacted information is stolen. The law also allows consumers to file a claim even if they do not show actual damage from the data breach, according to a blog post by consulting company Epiq.

         

Jeannie Rhee, Mueller Prosecutor and Ex-Wilmer Partner, Joins Paul Weiss

Fri, 2019-06-21 16:50

Rhee is the latest big name to land at Paul Weiss in recent months. In an interview, Rhee said she is "eager to go back to representing clients. It's something that I've done for a really long time."

         

Former WeWork Exec's Suit Claims Gender Pay Inequity

Fri, 2019-06-21 16:12

Lisa Bridges, who headed the company's compensation programs, said in a complaint filed in Manhattan Supreme Court that WeWork had a "dearth" of women in senior-level positions and paid women "significantly less than men."

         

Plaintiffs' Lawyers Find a 'Strong Endorsement' in OPM Data Breach Reversal

Fri, 2019-06-21 16:06

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reversed dismissal of two cases brought over data breaches of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

         

Stage is Set for Dramatic Reading of the Mueller Report

Fri, 2019-06-21 15:18

A Washington-based theater is planning a reading of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the 2016 presidential election.

         

Amazon Attorney Tags On to Jones Day Gender Bias Suit

Fri, 2019-06-21 14:27

Four female former associates have now put their names to claims of discrimination against the firm. The latest is the first to have worked in the firm's New York office.

         

Perkins Coie, Charting a Different Course, Grows in NY

Fri, 2019-06-21 14:17

The firm's emphasis on emerging companies and the blockchain industry has been a major source of growth for its New York office.

         

Ex-Hertz General Counsel Moves to Dismiss Company Suit Seeking $200M for Alleged Accounting Misconduct

Fri, 2019-06-21 13:50

Jeffrey Zimmerman, top lawyer at the rental car giant from 2007 to 2014, argued in a motion to dismiss filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on Thursday that his former employer failed to adequately allege that its ex-top lawyer engaged in gross negligence and misconduct that forced the company to restate its financial statements in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

         

Talking SCOTUS With Paul Weiss Partner Kannon Shanmugam. What to Watch as 2018-19 Term Wraps Up

Fri, 2019-06-21 13:21

Law.com Supreme Court correspondent Tony Mauro talks with Kannon Shanmugam about his lateral move to Paul Weiss, what it's like to argue before Justice Kavanaugh, and why it's been a 'meat and potatoes' term.

         

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