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Will This Crypto Case Push Federal Regulators to Tackle More ICO Fraud?

Tue, 2018-09-18 14:16
An EDNY ruling allowing a jury to apply securities laws in an ICO fraud case may set the stage for regulators to heighten actions in the nascent marketplace.

African-American Law Prof Arrested During Traffic Stop Plans Civil Rights Suit

Tue, 2018-09-18 13:14
Kevin Brown, a professor at Indiana University Maurer School of Law-Bloomington, says he feels a responsibility to pursue accountability for police who abuse their power.

Ahead of the Curve: Election Law is Hot

Tue, 2018-09-18 10:46
Plus, innovative ways law schools are spreading legal education and kudos to a student-run publication.

Dentons Completes 30-lawyer Malaysian Combination

Mon, 2018-09-17 21:00
Malaysia is the global firm's third base in Southeast Asia, after Singapore and Myanmar. Dentons is also currently finalizing a combination with Indonesia's Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners.

After Hurricane Florence, Legal Community Considers Next Steps

Mon, 2018-09-17 15:54
“It’s not like you can relax and focus on work when you’re thinking about everyone who stayed behind," said one lawyer in North Carolina who evacuated ahead of the storm.

Multistate Bar Exam Scores Sink to 34-Year Low, Pass Rates Sag

Mon, 2018-09-17 13:50
Upticks in the average MBE scores in July 2017 and 2016 had fueled hopes of a recovery in bar exam pass rates, but the latest figure indicate otherwise.

Litigation Finance: Key 2018 Trends & Insights

Mon, 2018-09-17 12:45
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IVC Filter Trials Forging Ahead, With Another Case Set for Sept. 18

Sun, 2018-09-16 15:18
So far, there's no clear victor in trials aimed at resolving 9,000 cases over the medical devices.

ALM Survey on Mental Health and Substance Abuse: Big Law’s Pervasive Problem

Fri, 2018-09-14 15:27
ALM Intelligence's survey of Am Law 200 firm leaders about their attitudes and actions regarding addiction and mental health challenges reveals much work remains to be done to deal with the problem.

Paul Clement Is Stoked for Brett Kavanaugh and the Term Ahead

Fri, 2018-09-14 15:17
The Kirkland & Ellis partner reflects on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, his judicial philosophy and what to expect in the coming Supreme Court term.

BMW Stranded in Eastern District of Texas

Fri, 2018-09-14 10:22
Also, why a timely IPR petition was filed too late, and Amazon removes two patent suits from its cart

Law Firms: You Can't Buy Yourself Out Of Risk

Fri, 2018-09-14 10:19
A survey of more than 160 law firm executives (from medium to large firms) found that law firms are among some of the highest spenders on security yet were susceptible to some of the most common risks. And the issue will grow over the coming years as the demands of the business drive the adoption of emerging technologies, such as cloud and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Trump Watch: Jeff (Sessions) Jabs at Judges + Returning to Those Trump Tax Returns

Fri, 2018-09-14 09:30
The attorney general also took fresh swipes at what he described as “activist” judges using injunctions to block enforcement of the president's executive policies.

Title IX is Changing, and Lawyers Have Opinions

Fri, 2018-09-14 07:24
Delving into the pros and cons, litigators and former administrators are expecting to see changes as a result of these proposals.

The Law Firm Disrupted: Outside Ownership of a Law Firm Alert!

Thu, 2018-09-13 20:00
San Francisco-based Atrium, started a little more than a year ago by someone who made his fortune live-streaming video games, has snagged $65 million to continue providing flat-fee legal advice to startups. Where is Big Law in all of this?

Higher Law: Elon Musk's Podcast Puff | Dispensary Owner Gets to Fight Anew | Pot Research Requests Languish | Plus: Who Got the Work

Thu, 2018-09-13 15:00
This week, we consider Elon Musk and the pot puff seen 'round the world. Plus, some breaking news on a medical marijuana prosecution. And scroll down to see who got the work. Enjoying Higher Law, or other feedback? Pass it along!

Higher Law School Tuition Actually Boosts Enrollment, Study Finds

Thu, 2018-09-13 13:37
New research shows that having to pay more for law school doesn't deter applicants and new students. In fact, the opposite is true.

Learn More: Why GCs Are Coming Together to Help Women Perfect Their Pitch

Thu, 2018-09-13 13:34
Join ALM’s editors for a free call on Monday, Sept. 17 to learn more about “Perfecting Your Pitch”— a training and networking opportunity for women lawyers this fall in New York and San Francisco.

Hurricane Florence's Arrival Shuts Down Carolina Courts

Thu, 2018-09-13 12:07
State and federal courts in the Carolinas, as well as law schools, have suspended their operations as the storm begins to throttle the area with heavy rains and high winds.

Labor of Law: 'Googleyness' Tested | Kavanaugh's L&E Views | Secret CBS Report | Plus: Who Got the Work & More

Thu, 2018-09-13 11:00
We're closely watching an age-discrimination case against Google, and new court filings offer a peek at the hiring process at the company. Check it out. Plus: CBS says it doesn't plan to release its Les Moonves investigation, and we've got a whole lot of new client engagements to share. This is Labor of Law