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Jenner Urges Judge to Reject Landlord's Arguments Over Key Affidavit

Thu, 2020-07-30 15:41

The Am Law 100 firm asserts that an affidavit written by the negotiator for the original landlord confirms its rent abatement claims.

         

ABA Resolution Calls on States to Pull The Plug on In-Person Bar Exams Amid Pandemic

Thu, 2020-07-30 15:16

About half of the U.S. jurisdictions already administered in-person bar exams this week. And at least one, Colorado, has reported that a test taker later tested positive for COVID-19

         

Ogletree Adds $10K Bonus for Associates Hitting 1,700 Hours This Year

Thu, 2020-07-30 15:00

Paycuts that took effect in May remain in place, but Ogletree has announced a new $10,000 performance bonus this year for associates hitting 1,700 billable hours and counsel making their annual hours targets.

         

'A Contract is a Contract': R.J. Reynolds Can't Dodge $100M Settlement with Florida

Thu, 2020-07-30 14:57

It was a win for the underdog, as boutique Coral Gables firm Leon Cosgrove prevailed against litigators from Greenberg Traurig.

         

Do General Counsels Need to Take More 'Me Time' to Be Stronger Leaders?

Thu, 2020-07-30 14:23

"The No. 1 thing I'm hearing from the chief legal officers and general counsels is that they're concerned for their teams," said Lori Lorenzo, research and insights director for Deloitte's chief legal officer program.

         

Divided Leaders Stand United Honoring John Lewis

Thu, 2020-07-30 11:40

"We gather here today in what was once a stronghold of the Confederacy—together—because this prophet named John Lewis lived and loved," Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said at the Georgia Capitol.

         

Lightning Fast Lateral Hiring May Last; An Ultra-Competitive In-House Job Market; Securities Class Actions Fall Despite (and Because of) the Pandemic

Thu, 2020-07-30 06:00

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Freshfields Won't Change Lockstep Model After All

Thu, 2020-07-30 05:40

The firm had been considering a performance-based acceleration mechanism, allowing junior partners to jump more quickly up the pay ladder.

         

Colorado Bar Exam Taker Tests Positive for COVID-19, Prompting Warnings

Thu, 2020-07-30 00:47

Colorado is among the 23 jurisdictions that held in-person bar exams this week.

         

Will Billing Rates for Elite Firms Rise More in 2020?

Thu, 2020-07-30 00:41

Kirkland & Ellis said it typically increases the hourly rates of its professionals twice a year. But in 2020, routine rate hikes by big firms are not certain, observers said.

         

DC Circuit, Sitting as Full Court, Will Review DOJ's Bid to Dismiss Flynn Case

Thu, 2020-07-30 00:25

The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit prolongs a clash between the Justice Department and U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington.

         

Labor of Law: Covid-19 L&E Litigation Analysis | What Litigators Need to Know About the ADA | Uber and Unemployment Benefits | Who Got the Work | New ERISA Rulings

Thu, 2020-07-30 00:00

Welcome to Labor of Law -- and thanks for reading. Some takeaways below on covid-19 litigation, the 30th anniversary of the ADA, and much more. Scroll down for Who Got the Work, and for major headlines.

         

MoFo Accused of 'Skullduggery' in Divorce of Google Search Engine Programmer

Wed, 2020-07-29 21:47

Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur Allison Huynh says the firm cheated her out of millions after she filed to divorce Scott Hassan, a robotics executive and principal programmer of the Google search engine.

         

'The Last Straw': The Pandemic Is Accelerating Known Need to Cut Admins

Wed, 2020-07-29 19:50

There are long-term savings, firm leaders and experts agree, but the short-term gains are minimal. The real driver is about shaping the law firm for the future.

         

Six Opinions and Sharp Jabs Highlight Court's Ruling for Kia in Retaliation Case

Wed, 2020-07-29 18:58

For the majority, Judge Elizabeth Branch held that Judge Robin Rosenbaum's dissent offered an "amorphous and unworkable" principle, while Rosenbaum said Branch's decision "goes off the rails."

         

5 Delaware Firms Were Awarded $1M or More in PPP Loans, With 200 Others Receiving Smaller Sums

Wed, 2020-07-29 18:39

Of the 725 specific categories into which businesses receiving PPP loans were grouped, law offices received more individual loans in Delaware than all but seven, according to data recently released by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Small Business Administration.

         

Uber Employees May Receive Unemployment Benefits, Pa. Supreme Court Rules

Wed, 2020-07-29 18:18

The justices ruled on a 5-2 vote that an Uber driver was not engaging in an independently established business when driving for the ride share company. Some attorneys say the decision could have a ripple effect for the broader gig economy.

         

White Superior Court Candidate Accused of Using Race in Targeted Campaign Ads

Wed, 2020-07-29 18:16

Candidate Jason Marbutt said the ads are meant to reflect Cobb County's diversity and the support he has within the Black community.

         

Despite Pandemic, Securities Class Actions Dropped in 2020, Report Says

Wed, 2020-07-29 18:15

The "Securities Class Action Filings 2020 Midyear Assessment," compiled by Cornerstone Research and the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse, found that there were 182 new class action securities filings through June 30, an 18% decrease from the second half of 2019 and the lowest since the end of 2016.

         

Inside Track: Gender Pay Gap Narrows As General Counsel Earn the Highest Paychecks

Wed, 2020-07-29 18:05

When comparing last year's top GC salaries, the 2020 General Counsel Compensation Report shows the gender pay gap was shrinking. Also, corporate legal departments are using alternative legal service providers more.

         

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