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A Deeper Look Into Performance Indices

Thu, 2018-09-13 08:01
A look at the key trends that emerge from evaluating law firms overall performance

Ashurst Plans to Add Alternative Legal Services Offering in Australia

Wed, 2018-09-12 18:00
The initial team will comprise six to eight legal analysts and business services roles; the Brisbane center will support offices and clients across Australia.

Hanging an In-House Shingle Overseas | Big Bank Leaves RFPs Behind

Wed, 2018-09-12 17:00
It’s been a busy week in the legal world. In this edition of the briefing, we’re looking at what to think about when the law department expands internationally--it’s harder than it sounds. Plus, how one major Hollywood studio’s efforts to increase diversity measure up.

With Florence Approaching, Attorneys in the Carolinas Try to Work Through the Weather

Wed, 2018-09-12 16:53
“Until the rains and winds start, I’m accepting work. I’ve got to make money,” said one attorney in the region.

Defunct Charlotte Law School and Ex-Students Reach $2.7M Settlement

Wed, 2018-09-12 13:27
If approved, the class-action settlement will end four federal suits and 90 state court suits targeting the shuttered law school.

Campus Sexual Assaults: What You Need to Know about Title IX Changes

Wed, 2018-09-12 13:22
New rules under federal law are set to follow the repeal of Obama-era guidelines.

Greenberg Traurig Co-President Hilarie Bass Steps Down

Wed, 2018-09-12 12:48
Hilarie Bass, who was at the law firm for 37 years and was the 2017-2018 ABA president, is launching a venture focused on women and minorities in the workplace.

Critical Mass: Tesla's Twitter Trouble. Plus: SEC Sends Cryptocurrency Cases Soaring

Wed, 2018-09-12 11:42
This week, we look at the lawsuits stemming from Elon Musk's tweets about making his company private. Also up — a report claiming the SEC's the reason for more crypto suits.

What's Next: EU's Right to be Censored? | Legal's Latest Crypto Craze | Hack the Vote

Wed, 2018-09-12 10:34
If a European court rules against Google, all search companies (aka not just Google) will need to ensure info delisted in Europe is delisted elsewhere, stoking fears of censorship.

Covington and Debevoise Report on CBS Will Stay Secret, At Least for Now

Wed, 2018-09-12 09:04
The results of an investigation by Mary Jo White—a former SEC chair and U.S. attorney—and Nancy Kestenbaum—co-chair of her firm’s white-collar defense and investigations practice group—could provide the definitive account.

Compliance Hot Spots: FTC's Antitrust Hearings | Meet a Goldman Whistleblower | Revolving Door, Who Got the Work & More

Tue, 2018-09-11 20:00
The FTC's two-day antitrust hearings this week, the first since 1990s, will bring out a who's-who from Big Law and academia—studying whether and how much enforcement must adapt in the 21st century market. Plus: Hogan Lovells gets a new drone client, an ex-Goldman Sachs whistleblower is making news, and a new Brookings report takes a deep dive on Trump's deregulatory agenda.

Block That Obviousness! | Counting Noses on Real Parties | Groupon Turns to Gibson and Weil

Tue, 2018-09-11 20:00
Tuesday's decision in Acorda Therapeutics v. Roxane Laboratories opened the door for generic companies to market competing versions of Ampyra, made new law on “blocking patents” and their impact on the obviousness analysis, and wiped more than $200 million off of Acorda's market cap.

The Price to Pay for <i>De Novo</i> Review of PTO Decisions

Tue, 2018-09-11 14:49
NantKwest v Iancu

The Federal Circuit sitting en banc reversed its own prior ruling and held that “all expenses of the proceeding” does not include attorneys’ fees.

Hurricane Florence Prompts Law School Closures in The Carolinas

Tue, 2018-09-11 13:15
The Charleston School of Law won't reopen until Monday, allowing students, faculty and staff to evacuate the area.

Law Firm Leaderships’ Biggest Challenge: Equality Of Outcome

Tue, 2018-09-11 08:01
Aggressive poaching in the market is forcing leadership to contend with the delicate balance of equality, culture and compensation in their firms.

Wachtell Summer Associate's Cause of Death Remains Unclear

Mon, 2018-09-10 14:11
Leon Cain, a student at Stanford Law School, was found unresponsive in the early morning hours of Aug. 19 in Washington, D.C.

Data Snapshot: Where Are Law Firm Associates Happiest?

Mon, 2018-09-10 04:00
Miami ranks No. 1 for satisfaction with compensation and benefits, while Los Angeles associates reported the most satisfaction with their work.

Trump Watch: How Kavanaugh Avoided the T-Word | Papadopoulos Sentence

Fri, 2018-09-07 18:07
Kavanaugh hewed closely to one philosophy throughout this confirmation hearing: Only trouble awaits the judge who wades too far into political territory.

Skilled in the Art: The Scenes-a-Faire Fadeaway | RPX Picks Up Latham | Some Clues on Oil States Retroactivity

Fri, 2018-09-07 16:26
Cisco and Arista are seeking to vacate a judgment that was one of the first to apply copyright's “scenes-a-faire” defense in the software context.

Stay Tuned! Your Weekend Lineup From Legal Speak

Fri, 2018-09-07 13:06
Legal Speak is on break but we'll be back next week with fresh podcasts. Is there an issue related to the legal industry that you think would make a great podcast? We want to hear from you.