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'Scared. Ashamed. Crippled.': How One Lawyer Overcame Living With Depression in Big Law

Tue, 2019-02-12 13:15

Reed Smith counsel Mark Goldstein wasn't sure he could both be a lawyer and have mental health disabilities. But he learned how to survive and thrive in Big Law.

         

Yale Students Who Protested Against Kavanaugh Sue Yale Fraternities Alleging Ongoing Sexual Abuse Against Women

Tue, 2019-02-12 12:43

Three Yale University students have sued the institution claiming widespread sexual misconduct at fraternities. They claim the misconduct goes back many years.

         

US House Judiciary Lawyers Up for Trump Investigations

Tue, 2019-02-12 12:36

The House Judiciary Committee has added Barry Berke and former Obama White House ethics lawyer Norman Eisen as consultants.

         

Ahead of the Curve: The Law Job Hustle

Tue, 2019-02-12 10:49

Southwestern Law School graduate and former Jones Day associate Rachel Gezerseh discusses how law students can take the job search into their own hands and find the right career fit.

         

Women Increase Share of US Patents, But Only to 12 Percent

Tue, 2019-02-12 10:01

P&G, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Abbott Labs have highest rate of female participation among big U.S. companies, PTO study indicates.

         

Kagan's Scathing Death Row Dissent Highlights Central Voice on Religion

Tue, 2019-02-12 09:56

Conservative and liberal critics, forming an unusual alliance, have widely assailed the Supreme Court's order allowing an Alabama inmate's execution to go forward.

         

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Tue, 2019-02-12 09:00

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Jones Day Private Equity Stalwart Jumps to Latham

Tue, 2019-02-12 05:47

The move marks the second lateral hire by Latham in London so far this year.

         

Booze Buds, Not McKool, Man, Whale of an Idea: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2019-02-12 05:00

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

         

Facebook, eBay and 5 Other Tech Companies Partner With Firms for Diversity Pipeline Program

Mon, 2019-02-11 23:16

Seven Silicon Valley companies and eight firms are joining forces for a 2019 summer internship program for law students from underrepresented backgrounds. Students will split a 10-week internship between a legal department and a firm.

         

Hardwick Sentenced to 15 Years for 'Greedy and Deceitful' Conduct

Mon, 2019-02-11 23:01

The judge said Hardwick—convicted of embezzling from his firm—should face consequences for his "egregious behavior" and "actual theft of funds from client accounts."

         

Booze Buds, Not McKool, Man, Whale of an Idea: The Morning Minute

Mon, 2019-02-11 19:04

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

         

In Letter, DC Circuit Pick Neomi Rao Expresses Regret for Past Writings on Sexual Assault

Mon, 2019-02-11 18:37

In a letter addressed to the top members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Rao expressed regret over the “insensitivity demonstrated in a column she wrote in college.

         

Focus on CFIUS Pilot Program Doesn't Change Need for Traditional Risk Analysis: Experts

Mon, 2019-02-11 18:24

“Just because you don't have to submit a mandatory declaration doesn't mean you don't have CFIUS issues, said Kenneth J. Nunnenkamp, an international trade and national security partner at Morgan Lewis' Washington, D.C., office.

         

Fabricating Brief, Lying to Partner Gets Attorney Suspended

Mon, 2019-02-11 17:43

The appeals panel's opinion laid out a series of lies and fabrications—stipulated to by both the lawyer and the grievance committee—that painted a portrait of mounting falsehoods.

         

59,000 Data Breaches in EU Since GDPR Took Effect: Report

Mon, 2019-02-11 16:13

New survey from DLA Piper shows that authorities in the European Union logged more than 59,000 reports of personal data breaches since the General Data Protection Regulation took effect about eight months ago. But the lawyers behind the report say many EU countries are still digging out from beneath a backlog of breach reports, which likely means more enforcement actions and fines on the horizon.

         

Steptoe & Johnson Debuts 'Sponsorship' Program to Foster Diversity and Career Growth

Mon, 2019-02-11 16:01

The firm says formally pairing mentors and protégés can minimize the impact of unconscious bias.

         

NY AG James Rejects View That Trump Foundation Suit Is Politically Motivated

Mon, 2019-02-11 15:09

New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, is pushing back against allegations by attorneys for President Donald Trump that “antipathy and animus toward the Republican president is the motivation behind the AG's lawsuit regarding Trump's charitable organization.

         

Inside the Alcohol Industry's Lobbying Blitz on Cannabis

Mon, 2019-02-11 14:24

The lobbying boom, mainly involving trade associations, comes as the alcohol industry considers whether the booming legalized marijuana business represents a competitor or corollary.

         

Civil Rights Lawyer Faked Cancer to Delay Cases, Illinois Bar Authorities Say

Mon, 2019-02-11 14:12

Bar authorities claim a former lawyer at Chicago's Loevy & Loevy lied about having stomach cancer and then lied about having a son who suffered from the same disease.

         

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