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DWF Absorbs Australian Firm, Doubles Banking and Finance Practice

Fri, 2019-06-21 13:14

The 16-person firm, Korosidis Lawyers, led by founder Elpis Korosidis, will join DWF on July 1. Australia is the fastest-growing jurisdiction for the U.K.-based firm, which went public earlier this year and has been expanding its global reach.


Kagan Sounds New Alarm as Supreme Court Scraps Another Precedent

Fri, 2019-06-21 11:53

“Under cover of overruling 'only' a single decision, today's opinion smashes a hundred-plus years of legal rulings to smithereens," Kagan wrote in her dissent. Chief Justice Roberts accused the dissent of making "extreme assertions."


Kavanaugh Leads Majority Ruling for Mississippi Death Row Inmate

Fri, 2019-06-21 11:07

"The state used its available peremptory strikes to attempt to strike every single black prospective juror that it could have struck," Kavanaugh wrote.


Duke Law Wants to Help Early-Stage Startups Weather Legal Tech Challenges

Fri, 2019-06-21 10:00

The third-year pre-accelerator program not only helps budding companies through general startup challenges, but also through roadblocks specific to a legal industry sometimes resistant to change.


Despite a Shooting, Home Sweet Ecuador, Alex Jones: What You Said

Fri, 2019-06-21 06:30

Though a Texas man shot up a federal courthouse (and later died; no serious physical injuries to victims), the chief judge presiding there was undeterred.


Mr. Social, Bullies Beware, Posner's New Gig: The Morning Minute

Fri, 2019-06-21 06:00

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


The Law Firm Disrupted: 'Less Law,' or Just Fewer Lawyers? A Conversation with Elevate

Thu, 2019-06-20 21:00

Elevate Services attracted some attention this week with the news that it had brought in an additional $25 million in private equity funding. Dan Packel talks with founder Liam Brown about the market for alternative legal services and how a "law company" like Elevate fits in.


Puerto Rico Cases Pit Don Verrilli Against Ted Olson at Supreme Court

Thu, 2019-06-20 18:38

In an unusual order, the high court granted certiorari in five cases testing the legitimacy of the Financial Oversight and Management Board. The order was so complex that the court quickly issued a corrected version.


EY Hires Bank of America General Counsel For EMEA Role

Thu, 2019-06-20 18:34

Sajid Hussein succeeds EY GC Hervé Labaude, who is retiring after 25 years with the firm.


Fenwick & West Is Chock-Full of Asian American Lawyers

Thu, 2019-06-20 18:06

For those of us who remember being the only Asian (and female) lawyer in a meeting, it seems amazing that there's now a major firm where nearly one in four lawyers is Asian.


Roger Stone 'Continues to Fan the Flames' Despite Gag Order, Prosecutors Say

Thu, 2019-06-20 16:51

Federal prosecutors argue Stone should face hearing over whether new social media posts violate the terms of his release and a gag order.


Higher Law: Congress Asks: Help for Pot Startups? | Dispensary's New Tax Fight | The Latest from New York | Who Got the Work

Thu, 2019-06-20 16:00

We're closely watching the next steps in an Oakland dispensary's tax fight. Plus: NY's cannabis legislative effort fizzles. Scroll down for Who Got the Work. Thanks for reading!


Posner Casts Lot With Litigation Funding Underdog Legalist

Thu, 2019-06-20 15:40

The retired Seventh Circuit jurist has joined Legalist, a San Francisco operation founded by two Harvard dropouts, as an adviser.


Walmart Agrees to Pay $282M and Hire Louis Freeh as Monitor in FCPA Settlement

Thu, 2019-06-20 14:35

In the criminal part of the settlement, the company signed a nonprosecution agreement with the DOJ in which it agreed to pay a $138 million penalty to settle violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The SEC announced that the company also agreed to pay another $144 million to settle related claims.


Judges Show Their Human Side, Discuss Partisanship and Social Media at Berkeley Law

Thu, 2019-06-20 14:05

"This is a profession and the profession has principles. The profession has values," said retired U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel at a program titled "The Human Side of Judging" Wednesday night at Berkeley Law School. "I don't think the public really understands what those values are, and I think to a large part that's on us."


David Yellen, Former Legal Education Disrupter, Is Out as Marist College President

Thu, 2019-06-20 13:14

The ex-law dean at Loyola University Chicago and Hofstra University has said little about the reason for his unexpected departure from Marist College, and college officials are staying tight-lipped as well.


Slew of Judicial Nominations for New York and California Advances to Full Senate

Thu, 2019-06-20 13:11

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday sent ahead the nominations of seven candidates to serve as federal judges on district courts across New York State. At the same time, a Kirkland & Ellis partner moved a step closer to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


Scrambled SCOTUS Lineup Upholds Sex Offender Law Testing Congress' Delegation Power

Thu, 2019-06-20 11:01

"Indeed, if SORNA's delegation is unconstitutional, then most of government is unconstitutional," Justice Elena Kagan said in the plurality ruling. Justice Samuel Alito Jr., joining the court's liberal wing, concurred in the judgment but expressed his desire to take a second look in a future case.


Justices See No Religious Violations in 40-Foot 'Peace Cross' Memorial

Thu, 2019-06-20 10:51

A plurality of the justices thought the cross's purpose was to commemorate American servicemen who died during World War I and was not to convey a religious message.


Why This Am Law Firm Kept Partners in the Dark on a Branding Overhaul

Thu, 2019-06-20 10:21

To ease a major rebranding effort, fast-growing Goldberg Segalla opted to keep most of the partnership out of the loop.