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Why Some Law Firms Struggle to Manage Their Own Crises

Thu, 2021-04-08 17:46

A lack of objectivity about their own crisis means firms often lose out in the court of public opinion.


HIgher Law: What the SCOTUS Texting Opinion Means for Cannabis TCPA Suits | Patent Case Fizzles | K&L Gates Picks Up Another Lobbying Client | NY Weed: What's Next?

Thu, 2021-04-08 16:00

Welcome to Higher Law, our cannabis briefing. This week we're looking at: The impact of the SCOTUS auto-dialer decision on the cannabis industry The demise of a closely watched marijuana patent suit K&L Gates' lobbying work for another cannabis industry group


How Ropes & Gray's Expectation of Diversity Helped Win Over 2 Health Care Attorneys

Thu, 2021-04-08 15:21

Torrey McClary and Ranee Adipat, who joined Ropes & Gray from King & Spalding share why it's still meaningful to have female leadership in 2021 and how COVID-19 could affect health care transactions.


K&L Gates Accused of Charging 'Suspect' Legal Fees by WWE Plaintiffs Lawyer

Thu, 2021-04-08 15:09

The plaintiff's attorney, facing over $500,000 in sanctions, has taken issue with the K&L Gates partner's hourly rate for research and other tasks.


Legal's Pandemic-Fueled Automation Binge Isn't Going Away

Thu, 2021-04-08 14:29

While the legal industry has embraced automation in the past, it's never done so at the pace or scale we're seeing today.


'Wait Until We're Less Busy': Not Everyone Is Convinced by Orrick's 'Unplug Time'

Thu, 2021-04-08 09:38

As concerns over lawyers' mental health grow, several lawyers shared their thoughts on Orrick's "unplug time" policy unveiled in March.


How I Made Partner: 'Become a Go-To Contact for Your Clients. Deliver Results and Build Trust. Their Satisfaction Will Drive Your Reputation,' Says Pedro Bermeo of Davis Polk & Wardwell

Thu, 2021-04-08 09:03

"If you deliver results, build trust and provide the right advice to your clients, their satisfaction will help drive your reputation."


'Blood, Sweat and Collections': How Elite Firms' Huge 2020 Put Them Even Further Ahead of the Pack

Thu, 2021-04-08 05:00

Several New York firms engaged in some of their most expansive lateral hiring, while some also used the period to move further away from the strict lockstep partner pay model.


A 'Thunderdome' Competition? Admitted Students Got Shut Out at This Law School Amid Deposit Frenzy

Thu, 2021-04-08 00:29

The University of Notre Dame Law School is catching heat for its handling of an unexpected surge of interest from admitted students, as it tried to avoid overenrolling its incoming class.


Labor of Law: O'Melveny Brings Back Greg Jacob, Counsel to Pence | Cozen's Jennifer Taylor Thrives on Mentorship | New Covid-19 Lobbying

Thu, 2021-04-08 00:00

Welcome to Labor of Law, our labor and employment dispatch spotlighting big cases, key issues and developing trends.


Clients Aren't the Only Ones Upset About Flint Water Settlement Fee Request. Plus: First Trial Over Combat Earplugs Opens in Florida

Wed, 2021-04-07 21:00

A $202 million request for attorney fees in the Flint water settlement is getting pushback -- and it's not just in court.


Adding Justices Would Cause 'Eroding' of Trust in High Court, Breyer Asserts

Wed, 2021-04-07 14:47

"I hope and expect that the court will retain its authority, an authority that my stories have shown was hard-won. But that authority, like the rule of law, depends on trust," Justice Breyer said.


The Word No One Wants Us to Write, And Why That Matters to Everyone in a Law Firm

Wed, 2021-04-07 14:26

There is an active campaign to ban the term "nonlawyer" from the industry's vernacular, and the reasons why should cause law firms to take a look at how they treat and utilize the business side of the house.


'Hard to Reconcile': Survey Finds Law Schools Are Doing More to Support LGBTQ+ Students, but Falling Short on Faculty

Wed, 2021-04-07 14:18

The LGBT Bar's annual Law School Campus Climate Survey highlights what schools are doing well, and where they are falling short.


As Whistleblowers Keep Up Court Fight, Ken Paxton Isn't Stepping Back

Wed, 2021-04-07 13:44

Paxton is playing a national role in suing the Biden administration, even as he faces a lawsuit from whistleblowers who alleged corruption within the Texas Attorney General's Office.


What's Next: APIs After SCOTUS' Google v. Oracle Ruling + Pandemic Spurs Health Care Transactions + To Relate or Not to Relate

Wed, 2021-04-07 13:19

The high court has ruled on Google v. Oracle. Now what?


My Weekday Workout: 'I Do It for My Body and My Mental Health. Exercise Makes Me a Sharper Lawyer,' Says Kelly Preteroti

Wed, 2021-04-07 11:52

"I love how I feel after I push myself: confident, strong and ready to take on the day."


Trump Faces Legal Pressure Over Capitol Riot as More Democratic Lawmakers Join Lawsuit

Wed, 2021-04-07 11:16

Trump is now being sued by 11 members of Congress and two U.S. Capitol police officers over the Jan. 6 riot.


'Very Harsh' but 'Not Shockingly Disproportionate': Court OKs University's Suspension of Students for Attending Off-Campus Parties Without Masks

Wed, 2021-04-07 11:00

"It does not shock the conscience for a university, acting during a pandemic, to enforce rules designed to prevent the spread of the virus with the penalty of suspension," New York's Appellate Division, First Department wrote.