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Hiring Slump Favors Law Firms With Dry Powder

Mon, 2022-10-17 16:00

Corporate lawyers who seek relative stability amid layoffs and hiring freezes are finding it at law firms that can afford to add talent in a down market.


Levi & Kornsinsky Says Derivative Case Co-Counsel Owes $500K in Fee Dispute

Mon, 2022-10-17 15:22

Levi & Korninsky is now seeking a declaratory judgment for at least the amount the firm says Shuman, Glenn & Stecker owes.


Compliance for Privacy Officers on the New Canadian Consumer Privacy Protection Act

Mon, 2022-10-17 15:13

Part Three In a Series Part Three continues the analysis of new compliance requirements in Canada's new Consumer Privacy Protection Act, including the content of organizational privacy policies and anonymization of personal information policies, and business transaction policies contained in the Act.


Another Federal Judge Tosses Out Challenge to Airline Mask Mandates

Mon, 2022-10-17 11:10

"Whether Cares Act funding was a subsidy or compensation, the Court concludes that Congress did not intend to circumvent the procedures for handling claims of disability discrimination against the airlines under the ACAA [Air Carrier Access Act of 1986]," U.S. District Judge Patti B. Saris wrote in the present matter.


Brown Rudnick Closes Paris Office

Mon, 2022-10-17 10:41

The surprise move leaves Brown Rudnick with just one office outside the United States, in London, after it also closed in Dublin in 2016.


Washington Attorney General Seeking Nearly $25M Penalty Against Meta

Mon, 2022-10-17 10:26

The Washington state attorney general filed a motion Friday seeking the maximum $24.6 million penalty against Facebook's parent company, Meta, for over its 822 intentional violations of Washington's campaign finance transparency law.


Prosecutors Seek Prison for Steve Bannon in Contempt Case, Accusing Him of 'Exacerbating' Capitol Attack

Mon, 2022-10-17 09:51

Prosecutors sought a six-month prison sentence for Steve Bannon, arguing that he showed "personal disdain" for House Jan. 6 committee and its "effort to investigate the attack on our country's peaceful transfer of power."


Judge Improperly Sealed Nearly All Documents in Former US Senate Candidate's Divorce, State High Court Rules

Mon, 2022-10-17 09:18

Ohio's highest court wrote that the judge "fail[ed] to disclose whether he considered a less restrictive means of limiting public access" to the documents "such as redaction."


Steven Fineman Talks Business Strategy and About a New Generation of Leadership

Mon, 2022-10-17 09:00

Post-COVID office policies and remote case management are a big issue. "It's a concern and an opportunity—I just don't know where the sweet spot is for it anymore."


Skadden Recruits A Top Federal Prosecutor in Chicago

Mon, 2022-10-17 06:00

John Kocoras did a stint in the U.S. attorney's office between 2000 and 2005, where he worked closely with Patrick Fitzgerald, a current Skadden partner who became a "valuable mentor," he said.


Inflation May Be Beating Billing Rates Increases: The Morning Minute

Mon, 2022-10-17 06:00

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Cravath Recruits FTC Commissioner to Co-Lead Antitrust Practice

Mon, 2022-10-17 05:45

Noah Joshua Phillips is the latest DC partner hire for Cravath as it prepares to move into a new office in the District.


Lawyers Got Billions From Opioid Companies, But Legal Fight Far From Over

Mon, 2022-10-17 05:00

Drug companies settled opioid lawsuits for billions of dollars this year, and some filed for bankruptcy, but several closely watched appeals are coming up, and, for some defendants, such as pharmacies, the fight has just begun.


'Second-Class Citizen' Treatment of Business Pros Persists in Big Law, Despite Talent Struggles

Mon, 2022-10-17 05:00

Complaints are still prevalent about how business professionals are treated differently than attorneys, including through hybrid working arrangements and general respect in the office.