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Fast-Growing Salt Lake City Feels COVID-19 Fallout

Fri, 2020-07-31 13:54

The Salt Lake City legal market stands out from its larger counterparts in several ways. For one, the largest firms by headcount are local ones.

         

Black Women Lawyers Association Probes Judicial Hopefuls on Implicit Bias, Lack of Jury Trial Experience

Fri, 2020-07-31 13:45

The session comes ahead of the Aug. 18 primary election.

         

Trump Watch: Trump Isn't Letting SCOTUS Defeats Get In His Way—For Now

Fri, 2020-07-31 13:06

President Donald Trump hasn't let courtroom losses stop him from pursuing some of the key policies at the heart of those decisions.

         

McDermott Adds 7-Lawyer Trade, Defense Team From Hughes Hubbard

Fri, 2020-07-31 11:41

The exit of the seven-lawyer team follows news that Hughes Hubbard laid off staff earlier in July and another partner departure from the trade practice.

         

Hong Kong's Loss Could Be Singapore's Gain, Locals Say

Fri, 2020-07-31 05:51

As protests and legal changes continue to dog Hong Kong, Singapore is attempting to gain a bigger slice of the Asian legal business market.

         

Pay Cuts, Layoffs, and More: How Law Firms Are Managing the Pandemic

Fri, 2020-07-31 05:00

Our firm-by-firm guide to how law firms are protecting their bottom lines from the economic fallout of the coronavirus.

         

Cybersecurity Firm Uncovers Espionage Group That Has Targeted Law Firms for 'Almost a Decade'

Fri, 2020-07-31 04:28

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has exposed an online group of hackers that it says has been targeting law firms in Europe.

         

What Happens When a Listed Building is Not a Building?

Fri, 2020-07-31 03:45

The UK's Supreme Court ruled in favour of a landowner who sold two 18th century urns without realising they were classed as listed buildings.

         

Ghislaine Maxwell Loses Bid to Publicly Name Epstein Accusers in Criminal Sex Trafficking Case

Fri, 2020-07-31 00:11

In a three-page ruling, the judge sided with prosecutors in finding that Maxwell's proposal went too far seeking to out accusers across a variety of fora.

         

Paul Weiss Officially Launches in Calif., Adds Two More Boies Schiller Partners

Thu, 2020-07-30 22:33

Meredith Dearborn, a key lawyer in Uber's defense counsel, and commercial litigator Jessica Phillips have both left Boies Schiller to join Paul Weiss.

         

How a Disbarred Lawyer Came to Deliver a Dying Hero's Final Plea

Thu, 2020-07-30 19:44

"John had an incorruptible integrity and an ideological purity that was like a halo. Somehow that extended to everybody in his orbit—myself included," former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell said.

         

After Conservative Backlash, Judiciary Drops Proposed Ban on Federalist Society, American Constitution Society Memberships

Thu, 2020-07-30 19:10

The proposed policy was met with a major outcry from legal conservatives, including from some of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees.

         

The Roberts Approach Last Term, as Ken Starr Saw It: 'Stay in Control'

Thu, 2020-07-30 17:43

"He obviously has centered himself not just physically but figuratively at the very center of the court," the former U.S. appeals court judge said during an American Bar Association review of the Supreme Court term. "The upshot was some surprising results."

         

Ooops! LSAT Scores Lost Amid Tech Failure

Thu, 2020-07-30 17:01

The Law School Admission Council says it has fixed a glitch that prevented the answers of about 140 July LSAT takers to go missing.

         

Social Media Company Sues Facebook for 'Russia State-Controlled Media' Label

Thu, 2020-07-30 16:45

Maffick LLC claims Facebook falsely identified the social media company as state-controlled media, causing a 50% drop in monetization of its social media content.

         

Baker Botts, Cadwalader to Restore COVID-19 Pay Cuts

Thu, 2020-07-30 16:43

Both Am Law 100 firms had cut non-partner lawyer and staff pay as economic uncertainties related to the coronavirus pandemic hit the legal industry.

         

'The World Economy is at Play': JPML Warned of High Stakes in Consolidating COVID-19 Business Interruption Litigation

Thu, 2020-07-30 16:12

Most of the judicial panel's questions were directed at attorneys seeking consolidation, often asking about what the common facts would be, and what would happen to litigation against insurers that are facing only a handful of claims. Some judges also appeared skeptical about how consolidation could benefit such a vast group of cases.

         

Higher Law: California Rebuffs DEA Demand for Records | New SEC Cannabis-Related Action | Who Got the Work: Davis Wright Tremaine, and More | Headlines: Managing Marijuana Data Breach Risks

Thu, 2020-07-30 16:00

Welcome to Higher Law. California pushes back against the DEA's marijuana records subpoena. The SEC's brought a new cannabis-related action. Plus: Scroll down for Who Got the Work, headlines and more. Thanks for reading!

         

Class Action Targets JPMorgan Over Alleged Illegal 'Spoofing' in Futures Markets

Thu, 2020-07-30 15:42

The technique, which Congress criminalized as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, involves placing orders to buy and sell Treasury futures to give the appearance of high market demand and artificial prices, without ever intending to execute the orders.

         

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