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Clients See ALSPs as More Efficient. Law Firms See a 'Frustrating' Perception Problem

Wed, 2021-04-07 10:00

While law firms are onboarding automation, data analytics and other technologies in an effort to improve client services, many C-suites still perceive ALSPs as the more efficient and tech-friendly service option.

       

Law Student Climate Change Activists Target Gibson Dunn

Wed, 2021-04-07 06:00

Law Students for Climate Accountability has launched a campaign dubbed #DoneWithDunn that asks the law firm to adopt standards for the fossil fuel clients and cases it will take on.

       

'Bombast' and 'Theatrics' Are Muted by Virtual Dealmaking. Will They Return Post-Pandemic?

Wed, 2021-04-07 03:30

Dealmakers have learned a lot from being forced to negotiate over video, and some of those lessons will outlast the pandemic.

       

Why Law Firms Need to Know About the 'Excess Share of Voice' Rule

Wed, 2021-04-07 00:10

Every time a brand is mentioned in the media, authors an article, posts on social media or runs a series of ads, a conversation is happening. The conversation is amplified when the audience engages by sharing the article, commenting on the social media post or clicking on the ads. All of this activity results in a certain share of voice.

       

Brussels Law Firms Eyeing Potential Wave of Trade Work

Wed, 2021-04-07 00:01

Brussels trade lawyers are readying themselves for a steep increase in compliance and litigation work.

       

Compliance Hot Spots: ESG Work Takes Off at Big Law Firms | Dear CCO: The SEC Has Its Eyes on You | Ex-Prosecutors Are on the Move | Who Got the Work | Compliance Headlines

Tue, 2021-04-06 21:00

Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots, our weekly snapshot on white-collar, regulatory and compliance news and trends.

       

Skilled in the Art: How to Be One of the 'Good Guys' When Arguing at the Federal Circuit

Tue, 2021-04-06 20:19

The Federal Circuit is hoping to return to in-person oral arguments this fall. You get to pass one (and only one) sticky note during a Federal Circuit argument. Don't worry about whatever message you might be sending by letting a junior attorney argue a portion of a hearing. And for goodness sake, don't refer to your opponents as "the bad guys."

       

Law Firm Merger Talks Heat Up as Pandemic Increases Pressure to Scale

Tue, 2021-04-06 14:57

Some firms that never considered merging before are now considering combinations, consultants from Altman Weil and Fairfax Associates said.

       

Four Things to Learn From the People Who Saved Law Firms

Tue, 2021-04-06 13:26

Ask a law firm chairman or managing partner about how they have survived—and thrived—in the past 13 months, and you'll hear that information technology teams saved the firm by making it possible for everyone to work from their socially distanced home.

       

Ahead of the Curve: Teaching the Chauvin Trial

Tue, 2021-04-06 10:15

This week's Ahead of the Curve looks at how law schools are addressing the Derek Chauvin trial in the classroom, and why professors need to be thoughtful about how they discuss the emotionally charged case.

       

DLA Piper Becomes Latest Firm to Offer COVID Reward

Tue, 2021-04-06 06:22

The offer is available to the firm's non-U.S. business.

       

2 'Very Different' Pitches: How Captive, Untethered ALSPs Get Business

Tue, 2021-04-06 05:00

Whether an ALSP is associated with a law firm or not, it has to "play nice" with firms when pitching to legal department clients.

       

How I Made Partner: 'Be Inquisitive and Make Yourself Indispensable,' Says Timothy Malone of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden

Tue, 2021-04-06 00:33

"Ingrain yourself in a case, understand how an individual piece you may be working on fits into the big picture, be inquisitive and anticipate the next step in the case. Make yourself the associate that the partner needs to turn to for anything in that case, and the one they look to first for future cases."

       

Latham Partners With 'Appellate Project' to Develop Pathways for Diverse Advocates

Tue, 2021-04-06 00:30

Latham & Watkins, making a significant financial commitment and dedicating more resources, has formalized a partnership with the Appellate Project, a new initiative to create appellate practice opportunities for law students of color.

       

Law.com Trendspotter: Law Firms Are Looking Harder Than Ever at Replacing Humans With Tech—but Where Is the Line?

Mon, 2021-04-05 23:00

The reality of remote work as a staple of the legal industry has spurred firms to take a close look at eliminating administrative staff positions that could theoretically be replicated with technology, but how much is too much when it comes to these types of cuts? We may not know where the line is until it's crossed.

       

Attorney Fee Request for $202M in Flint Settlement Fuels Furor in Court, Public

Mon, 2021-04-05 19:35

The $202 million in attorney fees requested by lawyers who obtained a settlement for residents of Flint, Michigan, faces objections in court, and in public.

       

Call for Nominations: Professional Excellence

Mon, 2021-04-05 16:19

Our goal at ALM Media is to serve the entire legal community and, as part of that, we're adding new wrinkles to our annual Professional Excellence Awards to make sure we highlight the great work and achievements across the full breadth of the legal communities that our publications serve.

       

Class Action Trend: Suit Against ADT Reflects Growing Litigation Over Privacy

Mon, 2021-04-05 15:41

In some instances, the technician would take note of homes that had attractive women, then repeatedly logged into these customers' accounts to view their footage for sexual gratification, according to court pleadings.

       

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