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Milbank Leaders Praise Non-Equity Partnership Tier Amid London Growth

Thu, 2024-02-01 16:00

The firm's famously high NQ pay is "indirectly demanded" by clients, London co-managing partner Andrej Wolf said.


Interstate Sales Suit Dies / More Licensing Suits / An IP Attorney Returns to Alston & Bird / Weed in the Workplace Suits

Thu, 2024-02-01 15:45

An Oregon cannabis wholesaler dropped its lawsuit challenging a state ban on interstate sales, marking another recent loss for Dormant Commerce Clause arguments.


Appellants 'Intermixed Concepts' of Contributory Negligence, Failure to Mitigate Don't Succeed in $1.18M Med-Mal Appeal Attempt

Thu, 2024-02-01 15:02

"Defendants acknowledged at oral argument that the record does not tell us whether the alleged hand-soaking occurred before or after the sutures were removed. But if Butts-Franklin had soaked her hand after the sutures were removed, it 'c[ould not] be the basis for a mitigation of damages instruction' because she 'did not act contrary to the advice given,'" Justice Stuart A. Raphael wrote on behalf of the unanimous appellate panel.


Officers Allowed to Test Drivers for Drugs, Alcohol When Reasonable Suspicion, Says Maryland High Court

Thu, 2024-02-01 14:28

The high court reversed a circuit court's order reinstating a man's license, concluding there were reasonable grounds to request the driver to consent to a drug expert recognition test, despite blowing a 0.00 breath alcohol content.


Digital Privacy Lawsuit Targets DocuSign for Deploying Spyware Tracking Technology

Thu, 2024-02-01 13:06

This suit was surfaced by Radar, ALM's source for immediate alerting on just-filed cases in state and federal courts. Radar now offers state court coverage nationwide. Sign up today and be among the first to know about new suits in your region, practice area or client sector.


Slideshow: Big Tech CEOs Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Thu, 2024-02-01 10:24

Chief executives from social media giants Meta, TikTok, Snapchat and others testified Wednesday about the effect of social media on young people. Here


Paul Hastings Picks Latham & Watkins Partner to Chair German M&A Practice

Thu, 2024-02-01 08:00

The firm has made a concerted hiring push in Germany in recent months, adding corporate laterals from Clifford Chance, among others.


In-House Lawyers Say AI Well-Suited for Some Tasks, Dangerous for Others

Thu, 2024-02-01 06:18

"I am ... more likely to trust the use of [AI] by someone who is more seasoned because they have the experience to know whether it is a legitimate response," said one participant in a newly released survey of general counsel.


Why Progress on Law Firm Diversity Is 'Minimal at Best'

Wed, 2024-01-31 23:32

"I think what gets in the way is fear. If you're going to advance an interest like diversity in our profession, you have to have some courage," said Akshay Verma, a former legal ops chief at Meta and Coinbase.


The Financial and Cultural Costs in Providing Legal Tech Solutions to Clients

Wed, 2024-01-31 18:36

Professionals from Paul Hastings, Husch Blackwell, Redgrave and others discussed whether firms should buy or build and what the cultural costs are, if legal tech teams also develop client relationships.


'Late Adopters' or 'Cautious Optimism': Law Firm Partners Share Divergent Approaches to Gen AI

Wed, 2024-01-31 17:57

A Legalweek panel highlighted the lack of consensus surrounding how large law firms should be approaching the emerging technology.


A Judge Allowed His Secretary to Work Remotely. Now He Faces Discipline

Wed, 2024-01-31 17:27

After shifting to remote work during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, New Jersey's courts instituted a remote work program for court employees. But the policy does not apply to judicial law clerks or judicial secretaries, the complaint said.


Ahead of the Curve: Introducing New Newsletter, 'Dean Developments'

Wed, 2024-01-31 17:18

Amid an influx of law dean news, we're exploring a new format to write about it.


NextGen Exam to Be Administered Via Surpass Assessment Software in All Jurisdictions

Wed, 2024-01-31 15:37

Currently, different jurisdictions are able to use different platforms when administering the bar exam, explained Sophie Martin, director of communications at the NCBE.


New York Attorney Facing Possible Discipline Over Use of Fake ChatGPT-Generated Legal Authority

Wed, 2024-01-31 14:46

The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday referred lawyer Jae Lee to a grievance panel for the conduct.


Plaintiffs' Lawyers Divided Over Early Mediation of 23andMe Data Breach Cases

Wed, 2024-01-31 14:24

Edelson's Rafey Balabanian, in a Jan. 26 motion to appoint him as lead counsel, said a 'rudderless crowd of firms' was attempting to mediate the cases before leadership had been decided and without further investigation of the facts.


Here's How Elon Musk's $56B Executive Comp Loss Could Reverberate

Wed, 2024-01-31 14:13

Shortly after Chancellor Kathaleen St. J. McCormick issued her post-trial opinion finding Elon Musk's $56 billion compensation agreement with Tesla should be rescinded, Musk posted one possible takeaway: "Never incorporate your company in the state of Delaware."


Federal Judge Appoints Interim Lead Class Counsel in Zoll Data Breach Litigation

Wed, 2024-01-31 13:41

U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani appointed interim lead counsel in 15 putative class actions seeking to hold Zoll Medical liable after a data breach allegedly affecting more than a million people.


American IRA Alleges General Counsel, Her Firm Breached Legal Agreement in Malpractice Suit

Wed, 2024-01-31 13:24

This suit was surfaced by Radar, ALM's source for immediate alerting on just filed cases in state and federal courts. Radar now offers state court coverage nationwide. Sign up today and be first to know about new suits in your region, practice area or client sector.


Selendy Gay's David Elsberg, Quinn Emanuel Partners To Launch New Litigation Boutique

Wed, 2024-01-31 12:47

Elsberg Baker & Maruri will open in February with a roster of "aggressive, first-chair" trial lawyers, said David Elsberg.