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Africa's Lawyers Face Hurdles in 2021

Fri, 2021-01-08 04:50

The pandemic has seen firms realign their priorities to matters including staff well-being, remote working and diversification of work.


Boies Defections Continue as Jenner Snags Prominent Congressional Investigations Attorney

Fri, 2021-01-08 04:00

The latest partner to leave Boies Schiller for Jenner worked with his new colleagues on Apple antitrust matters.


Last-Minute Merger Cancellation Unusual But Not Unheard Of, Analysts Say

Fri, 2021-01-08 04:00

Nelson Mullins and Redgrave never lost sight of conflict-of-interest issues, but they evolved during the course of the negotiations, said Jonathan Redgrave in an interview.

  Litigation Trendspotter: Litigators Are Prepared for a Massive 2020 Hangover

Thu, 2021-01-07 21:25 reporters recently caught up with litigators around the country to get their predictions for this year and hit upon a common theme: even with a vaccine, the challenges—and opportunities—presented by COVID-19 are not going anywhere any time soon.


'The Vultures Are Swooping.' Trustee Named to Girardi Keese Bankruptcy

Thu, 2021-01-07 19:43

Elissa Miller, a partner at Los Angeles-based SulmeyerKupetz, will serve as interim trustee for the bankruptcy of Girardi Keese, according to a notice filed on Wednesday.


Will Big Law Take Cruz and Hawley?

Thu, 2021-01-07 18:00

For two brilliant legal minds, Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley have tanked their careers.


NY's High Court Weighs Liability in Bloomberg Worker Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Thu, 2021-01-07 17:15

In 2019, Bloomberg won an appeal to remove himself from the litigation. Arguments before the state's highest court focused on that same issue.


How Trump-Tied Lawyers' Conspiracy Theories Moved From Court to a Capitol Mob

Thu, 2021-01-07 17:07

Donald Trump wasn't alone when he stoked unsubstantiated conspiracy theories in order to cling to power. He had a team of lawyers behind him.


Big Law is Less Accountable Than Corporate Peers in Diversity

Thu, 2021-01-07 16:48

Each week, the Barometer newsletter, powered by the ALM Global Newsroom and Legalweek(year) 2021, brings you the trends, disruptions and shifts


Georgia AG Rejects Claim That Trump's Dismissals Reflect a 'Settlement'

Thu, 2021-01-07 15:29

Carr also claimed that Trump's lawyer violated a bar rule during Saturday's telephone call in which the president pressed Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to "find" enough votes for the president to prevail in Georgia, according to a recording of the call published by news outlets.


Higher Law: Future of Cannabis Insurance | Merrick Garland & Marijuana | Who Got the Work: Dentons, Foley Hoag Advise on Cannabis Deal

Thu, 2021-01-07 15:00

Welcome to Higher Law. This week we're looking at the state of insurance in the cannabis industry AG nominee Merrick Garland's (short) track record on marijuana Dentons and Foley Hoag's role in an acquisition deal. Thanks for reading!


How Will History Remember Trump's Big Law Firms?

Thu, 2021-01-07 15:00

Will law firms that represented Trump and the GOP in post-election litigation face financial or reputational damage after a mob of pro-Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday?


'Exactly What He Deserves': Lawyers Mull Trump Legacy After Capitol Hill Riot

Thu, 2021-01-07 14:56

"To reengage the 74 million people who voted for him, he would welcome and support the new administration, utterly denounce yesterday's events," said Kendall Brindley Coffey, partner in Coffey Burlington in Miami, who represented the Trump Organization in 2015.


Critical Mass: Tom Girardi Didn't Show Up at the 1st Bankruptcy Hearing About His Assets. A Plaintiffs Lawyer Proposes Problems in Multidistrict Litigation.

Thu, 2021-01-07 14:18

A bankruptcy judge ordered the appointment of a trustee to protect the assets of Tom Girardi and his firm, even after the plaintiffs' attorney failed to show up at the first hearing.


At 'Critical Time,' Merrick Garland Says He's Eager to Serve as Attorney General

Thu, 2021-01-07 13:40

"I have loved being a judge, but to serve as attorney general at this critical time—to lead the more than 113,000 dedicated men and women who work in this department to ensure the rule of law—is a calling I am honored and eager to answer," Garland said in his first public remarks since his nomination was announced.


Texas In-House Attorney Fired After Posting Instagram Story at Capitol Building

Thu, 2021-01-07 12:50

It is not clear how long Paul Davis, who questioned election results in his Instagram story, served as associate general counsel at Goosehead Insurance.


Calling for Trump's Removal, Crowell Asks Law Firm Leaders to Join

Thu, 2021-01-07 10:06

Chairman Philip Inglima said he plans to contact as many law firm leaders as possible Thursday, asking them to join Crowell's statement.


Remote Work & Progressive Disciplinary Policies: How Employers Can Stay Ahead of the Game

Thu, 2021-01-07 09:56

it is worth considering whether a progressive discipline policy (PDP) should include language that allows, for example, employers to combine or skip steps in the disciplinary process based on the specific circumstances at hand.


Legal Tech's Predictions for Business of Law and ALSPs in 2021

Thu, 2021-01-07 09:00

Many attorneys, technologists and legal experts expect continued change in the legal ecosystem in 2021. But it's not just alternative legal service providers—it's how law firms and corporate legal departments fundamentally interact with their data, their people, and even each other.