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2nd Circuit Revives University Tennis Coach's Anti-Male Bias Suit

Thu, 2019-08-15 18:14

Jeffrey Menaker, the former director of Hofstra University's tennis program, claims he was the subject of a malicious allegation from a female student athlete.

         

NJ Judge Apologizes for 'Inappropriate' Courtroom Remarks in Nude Photo Dispute

Thu, 2019-08-15 17:24

"I regret the comments I made during the proceeding. I felt the court was being manipulated, but I let my feelings about the case influence my language, tone and demeanor, all of which were inappropriate."

         

Participant Media Finds New Top Lawyer In-House

Thu, 2019-08-15 16:31

The film production company has promoted Jeannine Tang from senior vice president of business and legal affairs to general counsel.

         

K&L Gates Scoops Up 4 From LeClairRyan in Newark

Thu, 2019-08-15 16:03

The New Jersey group focuses on environmental law and mass torts. Elsewhere, Clark Hill and FordHarrison have picked up LeClairRyan groups amid the firm's dissolution.

         

Higher Law: Brownstein Hyatt, Bradley Arant and Cannabis Practices | A Curaleaf CBD Critique | Pot & Privacy | Who Got the Work

Thu, 2019-08-15 16:00

This is Higher Law, and welcome to our coverage of news and analysis for lawyers with cannabis-touching clients. Check out our Q&A with a Bradley Arant attorney as the Alabama firm positions itself in the market, and scroll down for Who Got the Work and quick-read headlines. Thanks for reading!

         

In LGBTQ Lawsuit, YouTube Faces Familiar Legal Foe in Browne George Ross

Thu, 2019-08-15 15:26

Peter Obstler, partner at bicoastal litigation boutique Browne George Ross, this week filed suit against the video hosting platform on behalf of a class of LGBTQ plaintiffs. Obstler and the firm also represent a nonprofit founded by political commentator Dennis Prager in a lawsuit claiming YouTube discriminates against political conservatives.

         

A New Push to Solve the Mystery of Low Numbers of Minority Law Clerks

Thu, 2019-08-15 15:07

“We've been in consultation with a number of judicial colleagues, says California Justice Goodwin Liu, with the aim of understanding “the sensitivity of this topic and trying to figure out the safest and most comfortable way to talk about a delicate subject.

         

9th Circuit Rejects DOJ's Definition of ‘Safe and Sanitary' Conditions for Migrant Children

Thu, 2019-08-15 14:40

A DOJ attorney had drawn scrutiny during oral arguments for an exchange over whether “safe and sanitary conditions includes having a toothbrush and soap.

         

Chief Legal Officer of IPO-Bound WeWork Made Almost $900K Last Year

Thu, 2019-08-15 14:38

Co-working space leasing company WeWork detailed chief legal officer Jen Berrent's 2018 compensation in its S-1 filing with the SEC Wednesday.

         

A 'Horrific' Spring but Brighter Future for Western State, Law Dean Says

Thu, 2019-08-15 14:07

Law Dean Allen Easley discusses pulling the 50-year-old law school back from the brink of closure—and the toll the uncertainty has taken on students and faculty.

         

Baseball's 'Pitching Ninja' on Big Law, Spotting Talent and Why the Billable Hour Is for Suckers

Thu, 2019-08-15 13:48

Over the years, Rob Friedman moved away from the law and closer to baseball.

         

Litera Acquires Transactions Platform Doxly, Its Second Deal in Two Months

Thu, 2019-08-15 13:46

Doxly's software “removes a lot of unbillable tasks related with transactions, per Litera's CEO. Litera's newest acquisition comes just months after it was sold in May and acquired document manager Workshare in July.

         

How I Made Partner: Davis Polk's Fiona Moran

Thu, 2019-08-15 13:37

"There is no substitute for hard work, and a solid team will put you in a position to make that hard work pay off."

         

70 Years of Women in the Legal Profession: By the Numbers

Thu, 2019-08-15 13:28

Women have made significant progress in the legal profession in recent decades, but they still have a long way to go to reach parity in top positions, according to ABA data.

         

Building a Data Privacy Program In-House: BNY Mellon's Anju Khurana Weighs In

Thu, 2019-08-15 11:36

The bank's head of data privacy shares her experience building internal company privacy programs, adapting to meet changing regulations worldwide and developing a career in data privacy.

         

Big Law 'App Store' Reynen Court Offically Launches, Announces Elevate Partnership

Thu, 2019-08-15 10:14

Reynen Court's aim is to provide law firms with a single platform to install, use and manage the abundance of legal tech products available to firms from various vendors.

         

Hogan Lovells Helps Hong Kong's Airport Secure Injunction to Stop Protests

Thu, 2019-08-15 08:50

Thousands of anti-government protesters have paralyzed Hong Kong's airport, causing hundreds of flights to be canceled.

         

Complications of Suing Epstein Estate, Burford Dustup Puts Lit Funding in Spotlight, Amgen's Happy: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2019-08-15 06:00

Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

Kirkland London Corporate Partner Jumps to Private Equity Client

Thu, 2019-08-15 04:16

Joel Arnell is set to join private equity investment firm Triton Partners.

         

Technology Supplier for Self-Driving Vehicles Is Sensing Patent Infringement

Thu, 2019-08-15 00:36

Velodyne LiDAR and Latham & Watkins say that two Chinese companies are copying its sensors that help autonomous vehicles navigate the road.

         

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