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In A First, Linklaters Offers Help For Staff Affected By Domestic Abuse

Mon, 2020-08-03 08:32

Linlkaters' U.K. staff will be offered temporary accommodations, access to funds and additional paid leave to help them overcome domestic abuse.


Meet the Sheppard Mullin Litigator Facing Off with California Police Unions Over Misconduct Records

Mon, 2020-08-03 07:30

"I think it's critically important to have this information out there so people can have an informed discussion," says special counsel Tenaya Rodewald.


Crowell Ramps Up Hiring Amid Expected Rise in COVID-19 Relief Investigations

Mon, 2020-08-03 06:53

While Crowell's revenue has taken a hit in 2020 and the firm cut pay for attorneys and some staff, "we are doing better than expected in this environment," said chairman Philip Inglima, who noted the firm is in growth mode.


Law Firms Keep Getting Cyberscammed; COVID's Impact on Salt Lake City's Unique Legal Market; How Trump's Dodging SCOTUS: The Morning Minute

Mon, 2020-08-03 06:00

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Big Firms Seek Out Finance Laterals in 'Opportunistic' Hiring During Recession

Mon, 2020-08-03 05:00

Anticipating demand in the finance space, Proskauer is adding a six-lawyer Schulte Roth team in its private credit practice.


Life Sciences Hires Continue to Explode, Goodwin, Perkins Coie Latest to Add Partners

Mon, 2020-08-03 05:00

COVID-19, the great accelerator, has sped the growth of life sciences practices across the board, and firms continue to staff up.


Diploma Privilege Back in Play in Connecticut After Chief Justice's Letter

Mon, 2020-08-03 00:03

Connecticut's Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Robinson has written a letter to law graduates seeking to become licensed attorneys without sitting the bar exam during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying he'd discuss their request with other officials.

  Trendspotter: Law Firms Keep Getting Cyberscammed—and COVID-19 Isn't Helping

Sun, 2020-08-02 00:01

The pandemic is exacerbating a cybersecurity threat that had already been looming over the legal industry in recent years.


Skilled in the Art: Who's Arguing? Apple, Amgen and Adobe Go Before the Federal Circuit

Fri, 2020-07-31 18:49

The Federal Circuit is slated to hear a slew of IP cases next week.


Like Ginsburg, Justices Have Confronted Health Concerns Throughout History

Fri, 2020-07-31 18:43

Justices such as Hugo Black and John Marshall Harlan II "fully participated in the past via telephone from distant lands and from their nearby hospital beds," one scholar said.


Mobility 'Boot Camp' for the Home- and Desk-Bound Lawyer

Fri, 2020-07-31 18:03

While it's true we need to move more, we also need to move better. And while "abs are made in the kitchen," if we aren't tending to our bodies' rest and regeneration needs we can end up with pain, injuries, poor posture, fatigue, sickness and a load of other problems.


US Soccer Taps Former NASCAR General Counsel to Lead Legal Department

Fri, 2020-07-31 17:13

"Karen brings a vast amount of expertise and broad legal background to U.S. Soccer, and she'll immediately be a valuable addition to our team," U.S. Soccer secretary-general and CEO Will Wilson said in the press release.


3 Young People Charged in Twitter Hack

Fri, 2020-07-31 16:22

"Today's charging announcement demonstrates that the elation of nefarious hacking into a secure environment for fun or profit will be short-lived," said U.S. Attorney David Anderson in a statement.


New African American Bar Leader Is Mobilizing Lawyers to Fight '3 Pandemics'

Fri, 2020-07-31 16:12

Atlanta trial lawyer C.K. Hoffler, the new president of the National Bar Association, is leading a fight against COVID-19, police brutality and voter suppression.


Justice Department Loses Bid to Decertify Immigration Judges' Union

Fri, 2020-07-31 16:01

The ruling is a win for immigration judges, who are also suing the DOJ agency that oversees immigration courts.


Zoom Directors Accused of Knowingly Underplaying Security Risks in Shareholder Suit

Fri, 2020-07-31 15:55

Since Zoom went public, it was falsely promoted as having "robust security capabilities," including "end-to-end encryption," and although initial offering documents included language about the potential risks of cybersecurity, and that language wasn't indicative of the level of risk known at the time.


What You Need to Know About the USPTO's Proposed Rule Changes to PTAB Trials

Fri, 2020-07-31 15:44

On May 27, 2020 the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) proposed rule changes to govern inter partes review (IPR), post-grant review (PGR), and covered business method (CBM) review proceedings at the PTAB. This article provides a summary of each proposed rule change and its potential impact on PTAB practice.


'We Have to Succeed': Law Firm AntiRacism Alliance Holds First Summit

Fri, 2020-07-31 15:30

With over 240 legal firms across the globe participating in the unprecedented effort around ending systemic racial injustice, there is optimism to be had and a lot of work to be done.


You've Seen Hulu's 'Mrs. America' — Now Hear the Real Story

Fri, 2020-07-31 14:58

Real-life lawyer Brenda Feigen, who's portrayed in the Hulu miniseries, shares her take on what the show gets right—and wrong—about the battle to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and her personal confrontations with ERA opponent Phyllis Schlafly.


Following Guilty Plea Over Wildfire and Bankruptcy Exit, PG&E Makes General Counsel Switch

Fri, 2020-07-31 14:47

John Simon, who currently serves as the executive vice president of law and strategy, is slated to retake the role of general counsel on Aug. 15.