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2021 Forecast: A Difficult Year Is Giving Way to Hope and Clarity for Health Care Clients

Mon, 2020-12-28 20:14

As courts reopen and providers return to normal operations, there will be deals to close for the pandemic's winners and losers.


2021 Forecast: As Energy Companies 'Change Their Spots,' Energy Firms Are Doing the Same

Mon, 2020-12-28 20:06

Firms with energy practices are preparing for 2021 to be another year of increased work in the renewable energy sector.


'Extraordinary Challenges': 2020 Through Eyes of Lawyers

Mon, 2020-12-28 14:58

2020 is coming to a close. The American Lawyer re-capped the year in the words of attorneys who lived through it.


Pa. Judge's Refusal to Dismiss Gym's COVID Coverage Suit May Be Sign of Rulings to Come

Mon, 2020-12-28 14:52

As part of the ruling, Court of Common Pleas Judge Terrence Nealon found that in Pennsylvania it is still unclear whether the "reasonable expectations" doctrine, in the negligence context, can be applied to a commercial insured such as the gym that has brought the insurance coverage lawsuit.


The Open Window to Your World: Smartphone Security in the Age of COVID

Mon, 2020-12-28 13:50

Industry developments this year add concern over connected devices and information tracking. New Smartphones include an app for COVID exposures, which can lead to privacy issues.


Skilled in the Art: The Federal Circuit Should See and Be Seen

Mon, 2020-12-28 13:06

There's no consensus yet at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for converting telephone arguments to video. But Judge Todd Hughes has been advocating both publicly and in informal discussions with his colleagues for a couple of years to televise arguments, and he says a few of his colleagues are warming to the idea.


Restrictions on Legal Services Loosened This Year. What Does That Mean for 2021?

Mon, 2020-12-28 09:00

After Arizona and Utah loosened restrictions on legal services, a few law firms and legal tech companies are considering modifying their business models. But beyond that, some question whether changes will have a broader impact.


Adjusting the COVID-19 Response: How Law Firms Are Altering Austerity Measures

Mon, 2020-12-28 08:00

Some firms are restoring pay after reducing salaries earlier in the year, while others make additional cuts.


Remembering Founder Stephen Susman, Trial Firm Transitions to Future

Mon, 2020-12-28 05:00

After Susman died in July from COVID-19, which he contracted after a severe cycling accident, Houston trial firm Susman Godfrey transitioned leadership and looked to keep business active despite a massive slowdown in trials.


Chicago Attracts a Flock of Law Firms During Pandemic

Mon, 2020-12-28 04:00

The Windy City, with a surplus of lucrative industries, attracted several out-of-state law firms this year. The city commands high billing rates and has a wealth of legal talent.


'I'm in the Dark': Shock After Connecticut Lawyer Kills Wife, Himself

Sun, 2020-12-27 23:27

The Christmas Day murder-suicide involving a Suffield attorney has sent shock waves through the state's legal community.