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'Find the Vulnerability,' Bryan Cranston Tells Legalweek Attendees

Wed, 2024-01-31 10:40

Cranston intended to become a police officer but found himself gravitating toward acting, even though his father's struggles in the profession had split his family.

       

'Caught in the Middle': ESG-Related Risks Soar for Legal Departments

Wed, 2024-01-31 09:45

Ten percent of legal departments faced ESG-related litigation last year, up from 2% a year earlier, Norton Rose said in a new study.

       

Big Law Rates Continue Rising, But Trail 2023 Increases So Far

Wed, 2024-01-31 09:00

The average Am Law 50 firm upped its rates by 8% to 10% in 2024, according to bankruptcy records.

       

Boeing Sued Over Air Force One Oxygen Tank Explosion, Adding to Legal Headaches

Wed, 2024-01-31 05:38

A crew chief for 747s used by the president alleges the tank exploded because Boeing failed to properly maintain the tools and equipment used to service it. He blames the company for the severe burns he suffered.

       

Clients, Common Sense Drive Big Law Gen AI Policies

Wed, 2024-01-31 04:00

Most law firms aren't feeding client data into generative AI tools, but a handful have begun testing the technology on closed systems with client permission.

       

Ashurst, Sidley Relocate Top Partners to London to Target Fast Growing Industries

Wed, 2024-01-31 04:00

It comes as firms increasingly channel resources to the rapidly developing tech and private capital specialisms.

       

Cybersecurity Company Accused of Failing to Represent Client of 'Widespread and Active Attack' for Weeks

Tue, 2024-01-30 23:19

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Single Massachusetts High Court Justice Rejects Trump Ballot Challenge, Appeal Before Full Court Filed

Tue, 2024-01-30 19:16

"The single justice's decision, like that of the State Ballot Law Commission, was on procedural grounds," said Shannon Liss-Riordan of Lichten & Liss-Riordan. "All courts to date who have addressed this issue head on—on the merits—have determined that Trump is disqualified from serving as president again under the Fourteenth Amendment.

       

Senate Confirms Judge Joshua Kolar to 7th Circuit

Tue, 2024-01-30 18:59

With the Senate's 66-25 vote, President Joe Biden has appointed his fourth judge to the Chicago-based appeals court.

       

Tesla Shareholder Wins Challenge to Elon Musk's Tesla Comp Package

Tue, 2024-01-30 16:36

Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick concluded Musk was a controller of Tesla under Delaware law, putting the burden of entire fairness on his defense team from Cravath, Swain & Moore and Ross Aronstam & Moritz.

       

In Trump Cases, Former Judge Luttig Feels Responsibility to Set the Constitution Straight

Tue, 2024-01-30 16:22

Jan. 6 will be the "single greatest assault on America's democracy throughout the remainder of history," J. Michael Luttig said.

       

CLO Workloads Swell, as Duties Expand Beyond Legal

Tue, 2024-01-30 15:23

"Squeezing general counsel resources while expanding their remit is unlikely to be sustainable for the long term," said Veta T. Richardson, CEO of the Association of Corporate Counsel.

       

Dean Developments: 2 Law Schools Appoint New Leadership, ABF Elects New Fellow

Tue, 2024-01-30 15:14

The latest in law dean news across the U.S.

       

After Moderate Revenue Gains, Law Firms Plan for Growth in Both Deals and Litigation

Tue, 2024-01-30 15:09

"The mindset is toward growth as opposed to cutting, and that's a change over the last 18 months," Wells Fargo's Owen Burman said.

       

Former US Attorney, FPPC Chair Among Latest Round of Governor's Judicial Appointees

Tue, 2024-01-30 14:11

Former U.S. Attorney Brian Stretch will fill a vacancy created on the San Francisco Superior Court by Judge Rita Lin's move to the federal bench.

       

Bridging the Divide in Hybrid Work Models: Understanding the Root of Discontent

Tue, 2024-01-30 14:00

"Law firms can address these perspectives and adopt strategies that recognize and honor the different needs and expectations of employees, leadership and clients," Kathleen Pearson writes in the first part of this series.

       

Lawyers Call 5th Circuit AI Proposal Vague, Potential Threat to Work-Product Privilege

Tue, 2024-01-30 13:30

The appeals court would require attorneys who used AI in drafting a filing to certify that the citations, legal analysis and any other text have "been reviewed for accuracy and approved by a human."

       

1 in 4 Organizations Are Banning Gen AI for Now, Fearing Risks

Tue, 2024-01-30 12:51

"The risks of AI are real, but they are manageable when thoughtful governance practices are in place as enablers, not obstacles, to responsible innovation," Cisco Chief Legal Officer Dev Stahlkopf said.

       

$67.5M Verdict Against Samsung: See the Law Firms Behind the Result

Tue, 2024-01-30 12:24

G+ Communications LLC obtained the award on two of three patent-infringement claims after a jury trial in the U.S. Eastern District of Texas.

       

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