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EEOC Doesn't Sign Trump DOJ's Supreme Court Brief Against Transgender Employees

Fri, 2019-08-16 17:39

The Trump-era Justice Department has been at odds with the EEOC over protections for gay, lesbian and transgender employees.


Michigan Supreme Court Unit 'Admonishes' University Counsel Who Cleared Nassar

Fri, 2019-08-16 17:25

Because Kristine Moore's admonishment does not constitute official discipline under the commission's rules, her reprimand remains confidential but was filed in her permanent record.


Jones Day Parental Leave Bias Suit Likely to Reverberate

Fri, 2019-08-16 16:56

Several other legal industry leaders offer parental leave policies similar to Jones Day's, which put the firm in the crosshairs of two former associates with sterling resumes.


Ohio Court Staffer's Hostile Work Environment Claim Against Judge Revived

Fri, 2019-08-16 16:14

The plaintiff, a docket coordinator, claimed the judges "formulated a concealed plan and policy that female FCMC employees asserting complaints about abusive and discriminatory treatment at the hands of Judges would be discouraged and intimidated into silence."


Lawyer Resilience in a Pressure-Cooker Profession. It's (Probably) Not What You Think.

Fri, 2019-08-16 15:04

“Resilience doesn't mean “endurance. It involves taking care of ourselves so that we're in the best position to survive—and thrive—amid the intense demands of practicing law.


Revlon Snags IBM Cybersecurity Lawyer as New General Counsel

Fri, 2019-08-16 14:52

Cari Robinson succeeds Mitra Hormozi, who will remain a consultant to the Manhattan-based cosmetics and fragrance giant.


Greg Craig Is Warned: Cut the Chumminess With Former Skadden Colleagues at Trial

Fri, 2019-08-16 14:41

An encounter underscored an awkward dynamic of Greg Craig's case in Washington's federal trial court: Friends and former colleagues are being called to testify against him.


Lawyer Is Among Those in Epstein's Orbit Hiring Counsel as Probe Continues

Fri, 2019-08-16 14:29

Darren Indyke, a longtime corporate attorney for Jeffrey Epstein, has hired criminal defense attorney Marc Agnifilo to represent him, as employees and others who have been associated with the disgraced financier have sought out legal counsel amid an ongoing investigation into Epstein's affairs.


NRA Files Petition Demanding Representation at NY AG's Deposition of Oliver North

Fri, 2019-08-16 13:48

The action is in response to a subpoena from the New York Attorney General's Office sent to Oliver North, seeking the deposition and documents related to his time leading the gun lobby group.


Atlanta Company Grows Cannabis—and Its Legal Team

Fri, 2019-08-16 11:36

The GC said with expanding vertical operations that run from cultivation, processing, manufacturing and selling, "We do use a lot of outside counsel."


Irell's Managing Partner, 3 Other IP Litigators Move to Milbank

Fri, 2019-08-16 11:11

Gindler was Irell's third managing partner within a couple of years. At Milbank, he will be head of its intellectual property litigation and licensing group.


5 Miami Judges Facing Discipline: Read the Full Findings and Recommendation

Fri, 2019-08-16 10:28

The Judicial Qualifications Commission has recommended a reprimand for Miami-Dade Judges Marcia Caballero, Rosa Figarola, Teresa Pooler, Mavel Ruiz and now-retired Judge Cindy Lederman, who allegedly advanced the corporate interests of a DCF contractor.


LAWYERS, STOP MISUSING CAPS! A Case Study on Big-Letter Abuse

Fri, 2019-08-16 10:24

David Fine, a partner in K&L Gates in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, sees it this way: “What happens is a few people do it, and other people look at it, and think that's what you are supposed to do. So-and-so filed a 'Motion' with a capital M,' seeking to dismiss the 'Complaint,' with a capital C.' There's no reason for it.


US Judge Weighs Punishing CFTC Over Statements About Settlement

Fri, 2019-08-16 10:15

Kraft Food Groups and Mondele z Global complained about what the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said regarding a $16 million settlement announced this week. Now, a Chicago judge wants to hear from the agency.


Former Sidley Associate, Kim & Chang Partner Dies

Fri, 2019-08-16 08:19

Richard Menard moved to Seoul in 2010 to join Korea's largest law firm, Kim & Chang. Previously, he was an associate at Sidley in Washington, D.C.


Big Law to Small Law, Cyber-Scary, ABA Attractiveness: What You Said

Fri, 2019-08-16 06:30

Ditching Big Law firms for small shops has distinct advantages for some lawyers. In one of this week's top quotes in the legal news, a former Gibson


DOJ v. LGBT Workers, Where LeClairRyan Lawyers are Landing, (Law) App for That: The Morning Minute

Fri, 2019-08-16 06:00

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


Korea's Yoon & Yang Hires IBM Investigations Head

Fri, 2019-08-16 03:17

FCPA lawyer Edward Dhong is now a partner in the firm's Seoul office.


The Law Firm Disrupted: Jones Day, Burford Reputations Under Fire

Thu, 2019-08-15 21:00

The elite law firm and the A-list litigation funder are battling damaging accusations and responding in different ways.


At Greg Craig's Trial, Skadden Arps Is Watching—And Testifying

Thu, 2019-08-15 20:31

A Skadden partner was the government's first witness, and several other Skadden lawyers could soon be called to the stand. The testimony offers a peek inside the firm, where Gregory Craig formerly was a partner.