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Italy Prime Minister's Abrupt Resignation: A 'Difficult Moment' or 'Good for the Industry'?

Wed, 2022-08-10 05:19

The downfall of Mario Draghi's government has unsettled the Italian business and financial communities. But lawyers say other economic factors such as the strength of the dollar could offset concerns.


Thanks to the SEC, Law Firms See Increasing Business in ESG

Tue, 2022-08-09 19:57

Demand is up in ESG and corporate practices as clients sweat the SEC's proposed climate risk disclosures.


Biden Nominates Federal Prosecutor to 10th Circuit Vacancy

Tue, 2022-08-09 17:06

Jabari Wamble was tapped to fill the seat left vacant after Judge Mary Beck Briscoe announced senior status last March.


$21M in Attorney Fees and Costs After Bracewell Lawyers Win Against IBM

Tue, 2022-08-09 16:56

Trial evidence showed that to avoid paying BMC the required license fees, IBM decided to disregard its contractual obligations and undertake a complete replacement of BMC's software products at AT&T as part of a secret project, expecting that if challenged it could settle for "pennies on the dollar."


Court: Massachusetts Law Applies to Loss-of-Consortium Claims Stemming From New Hampshire Crash

Tue, 2022-08-09 16:54

"Here, the tire installation and accident—both of which occurred in New Hampshire—were the last events creating potential liability to VIP for negligence and loss-of-consortium claims. Therefore, the presumption is that New Hampshire law applies," Judge Angel Kelley wrote.


Court Pulls Info for Judge Bruce Reinhart, Who's Believed to Have Signed Warrant for Mar-a-Lago Search

Tue, 2022-08-09 16:48

"He's a well-regarded government lawyer and doesn't have the slightest inclination to act out of politics," said one lawyer who worked with Reinhart.


How I Made Partner: 'The Firm Was Familiar With My Practice, Experience and Abilities,' Says Angela Gomes of Sullivan & Worcester

Tue, 2022-08-09 16:27

I had to believe in myself even when others didn't. I had to be resilient and persevere.


Woman Who Accused Judge of Sexual Assault Can't Re-File Claims, Court Rules

Tue, 2022-08-09 16:18

Mitchell claims Roberts sexually assaulted her 35 years ago while he was prosecuting a 1981 murder trial in Salt Lake City when she was a teenager serving as a witness.


State Appeals Court: Trial Court Did Not Error in Denying Motion to Amend Complaint

Tue, 2022-08-09 15:48

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has denied a defendant's motion to amend a complaint as part of an insurance case, finding that allowing him to do so would materially prejudice the opposing party.


DOJ Urges DC Circuit to Uphold Key Felony Offense Against Accused Capitol Rioters

Tue, 2022-08-09 15:43

Prosecutors urged the court to reject a "narrow interpretation" of the obstruction statute that a lower court judge used to dismiss charges against three men accused of taking part in the riot.


Boies Schiller Earns Lion's Share of $667 Million Fees From Blue Cross Blue Shield MDL

Tue, 2022-08-09 15:40

The fee effectively triples the firm's earnings from 2021.


Who Got the Work? Kirkland to Help Meta Platforms Fight for Its Name

Tue, 2022-08-09 15:31

Partners Dale Cendali and Claudia Ray will fight trademark claims brought by another "Meta" company that says its IP rights are being trampled.


Dollar's Strength May Influence Billing, Talent and Expenses in Big Law

Tue, 2022-08-09 13:33

Exchange rates could affect how U.S. law firms manage certain expenses, set billing rates and attract laterals. And firms outside the U.S. could also benefit.


Mar-a-Lago Raid Could Mean Trouble for Trump, Legal Community Says

Tue, 2022-08-09 13:03

"If they can do it to a former president, imagine what they can do to you," Republicans said, criticizing the raid.


Congress and the Evolving SECURE Act

Tue, 2022-08-09 11:35

The SECURE Act aims to encourage Americans to save more for retirement, in part by making that process easier. Now that SECURE 2.0 has passed the House, it's on its way to the Senate.


How I Made Partner: 'My Ability to Anticipate, Empathize and Execute,' Says Kate Unger Davis of Dechert

Tue, 2022-08-09 11:02

"Challenging yourself to work with new people, on new cases and in new roles is where growth happens."


What Prospective Hires Look For in a Law Firm Cyber Practice

Tue, 2022-08-09 11:00

For attorneys in the market, the search for the "right fit" cyber practice often comes down to considering a firm's knowledge base and reach.


'Early Warning' on Law Firm Profits: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2022-08-09 06:00

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Linklaters Notches Lowest PEP Among Magic Circle Firms

Tue, 2022-08-09 05:52

The firm boosted revenue by 6.5% during the FY 2021-22.


Antitrust Lawyers Predict a 'Long Slog' in LIV Golf Players' Legal Battle with the PGA Tour

Tue, 2022-08-09 00:41

"I think discovery will be broad with many documents produced from the parties and third parties and numerous depositions. I do not see the PGA Tour compromising. It needs its rules in order to keep its players," antitrust lawyer Craig Seebald said.