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Linklaters Plans Third Middle East Office

Thu, 2020-05-14 04:22

The law firm is expected to launch an office in Riyadh.

         

Not a 'Friend': Lawyer Faces Admonition Over Facebook 'Friending' to Gather Info

Thu, 2020-05-14 02:00

The New Jersey Supreme Court's Disciplinary Review Board was split in the case of attorney John Robertelli, with some members calling for a harsher punishment and others saying no discipline was warranted.

         

The Am Law 200: Get the Scoop Behind the Second Hundred's Surprising Results

Thu, 2020-05-14 00:25

The Am Law 200 had a unique, and in some cases fractured, performance for 2019. This webinar will dive into which types of firms are best positioned for managing through 2020.

         

It's Real and It's Spectacular: A Free Summer Class on 'Seinfeld' and the Law

Thu, 2020-05-14 00:01

The Yada Yada Law School will run for 10 weeks on Zoom over the summer, giving students a foundation in the law through the lens of the popular '90s sitcom.

         

Labor of Law: Scramble for Newly Unemployed | Pay-Equity Amicus Briefing at SCOTUS | Websites and ADA Liability | Who Got the Work

Thu, 2020-05-14 00:00

Welcome to Labor of Law. Up to 43 million could lose employer-sponsored health insurance | Amicus briefing in major pay equity case at the U.S. Supreme Court | 'Curve has flattened' for ADA website lawsuit filings. Scroll down for Who Got the Work, and our roundup of covid-19 headlines about the changing workplace. Thanks for reading!

         

Class Action Says United Forced Workers to Take Unpaid Time Off

Wed, 2020-05-13 19:44

United is among at least three airlines that, despite provisions outlined as part of their relief funds under the CARES Act, told employees to reduce their work hours.

         

Flynn Judge Picks Debevoise Lawyer to Argue Against Barr DOJ's Bid to Dump Case

Wed, 2020-05-13 19:26

Just days ago, John Gleeson of Debevoise co-authored an op-ed that noted U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan could reject the Justice Department's motion to dismiss the Flynn case and hand down a sentence.

         

Church Sues Zoom After Bible Study Hacked With Pornography

Wed, 2020-05-13 19:05

Bottini & Bottini and Cotchett, Pitre and McCarthy filed the class action complaint after a bible study class hosted by Saint Paulus Lutheran Church on Zoom was infiltrated by a bad actor.

         

What Do Guy Fieri and Bill Murray Have in Common? A Taste for Nachos and This Davis Wright Tremaine Partner

Wed, 2020-05-13 18:06

A restaurant vet himself, Riley Lagesen connected Fieri and Murray for this Friday's Nacho Average Showdown to raise money for food industry workers hit hard by the pandemic.

         

Inside Track: General Counsel to Chief Administrative Officer to President

Wed, 2020-05-13 18:05

United Airlines promoted its former general counsel and current chief administrative officer to president, a move other companies have taken and could do more in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, the Amazon.com GC's comments about a worker fired over organizing a protest during COVID-19 self-isolation return to the spotlight as another company executive responds to the controversy publicly.

         

That's a Wrap: What Leading Appellate Lawyers Say About Historic SCOTUS Arguments

Wed, 2020-05-13 18:01

The justices wrapped up their teleconference arguments Wednesday. Here are some pros and cons, and everything in between, from leading appellate and U.S. Supreme Court practitioners.

         

Davis Wright Tremaine Has a Plan to Reopen Hollywood

Wed, 2020-05-13 17:35

Many firms have set up dedicated COVID-19 advisory groups as firms look to establish clear branding in uncertain times. But few have tailored the group to a specific industry as Davis Wright has.

         

Houston Retailer Alleges Offit Kurman Overbilled for Defense Work, E-Discovery

Wed, 2020-05-13 16:18

A Houston retailer and its owner allege a partner at the Maryland-based firm mishandled litigation and withdrew from representation at a time that "forced" them to settle related litigation for $450,000.

         

A New Normal for Consumer Privacy: Apple, Google and Employers Begin Contact Tracing COVID-19

Wed, 2020-05-13 15:54

"I've stopped using the words 'going back to normal' because I don't think we're going back to whatever it was before," said Heather Federman, the vice president of privacy and policy for BigID.

         

Perspective on Impact of COVID-19 on Entertainment Industry

Wed, 2020-05-13 15:46

Leslie Jose Zigel, Chair of the Entertainment, Media & Technology Group at Greenspoon Marder offers his thoughts on entertainment industry issues arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

         

Law Firms Now Focused on Cash Flow, Citi Says, Although First Quarter Was Strong

Wed, 2020-05-13 15:45

Median projections of 15% declines in second-quarter demand and revenue are partially driven by an estimated 11% lengthening of the collection cycle.

         

Contract Systems Already an 'Unmitigated Disaster' About to Get Worse, Warns Open Letter to General Counsel

Wed, 2020-05-13 14:50

"And we're here to offer some provocative, possibly offensive, and certainly self-serving thoughts," said Mark Harris and Alec Guettel, co-founders of Axiom and Knowable.

         

Law Firm Office Reopening Guidance: Wear Masks and Take Attendance

Wed, 2020-05-13 14:47

Guidance released by the New York State Bar Association on Wednesday includes specific steps law firms can take to prepare their offices and employees for reopening.

         

Perkins Coie Cuts Pay for Lawyers and Staff, Prepares for 'Transformational' Shift in Economy

Wed, 2020-05-13 14:36

"We are seeing that this is not just a recession," said managing partner Bill Malley, who said the firm is committed to trying to avoid layoffs or furloughs.

         

Here's the Lawyer Who Leaked the Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Video

Wed, 2020-05-13 14:25

Alan David Tucker has been caught up in a swirling controversy himself.

         

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