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California Tees Up Privacy Clash With DEA Over Cannabis License Records

Wed, 2020-07-29 17:03

The case appears to be one of the first clashes between the California cannabis agency and federal agents over access to license-related records.


From Six Months to Six Weeks: Lateral Hiring Is Speeding Up

Wed, 2020-07-29 15:50

Hiring partners are finding the benefits of virtual interviews outweigh the costs and expect to keep Zooming with potential laterals even after the pandemic recedes into memory.


How I Made Partner: Chamberlain Hrdlicka's Drew Greene

Wed, 2020-07-29 15:31

"Always work harder and smarter. Develop a strategy for making partner and decide what you want your practice to look like early on. Never take your eyes or efforts off those goals."


Lawyer Use of Free Counseling Is Steady During Pandemic

Wed, 2020-07-29 14:28

The counselors "are equipped to handle anything," said Lynn Garson, who chairs the Lawyer Assistance Committee.


Public Defenders Blast Ruling Allowing In-Person New York City Criminal Court Appearances

Wed, 2020-07-29 14:18

The ruling, by U.S. District Judge Andrew L. Carter Jr. of the Southern District of New York, denied a preliminary injunction to halt the courts' reopening until the Office of Court Administration implemented a new plan that made accommodations for medically at-risk staff and defendants, including video and telephonic hearings.


'Not a Lot of Jobs Out There': In-House Hiring Continues, but Competition Is Fierce

Wed, 2020-07-29 14:06

The candidate pool has expanded and as a result employers are being "very, very particular about what they're looking for," according to a recruiter.


Michigan Blames Cyberattack for Online Bar Exam Woes, While Indiana Moves to Exam Via Email

Wed, 2020-07-29 13:46

Test takers and bar watchers have expressed skepticism that Michigan's exam was actually the victim of a cyberattack, speculating that the issue may have been the result of a poorly designed testing system that was overwhelmed at a critical moment.


Eighth Circuit Lowers Tortious Interference Threshold in Trucking Company Case

Wed, 2020-07-29 13:45

In a ruling on May 27, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit arguably lowered the threshold for tortious interference claims.


Remember the Bush v. Gore Hullabaloo? The Florida Supreme Court Wants to Hear From You

Wed, 2020-07-29 09:32

The Florida Supreme Court is looking for anyone who was a judge, court employee, lawyer, election worker, campaign worker, journalist or otherwise involved in the infamous 2000 Florida recount.


What's Next: Did San Francisco Police Illegally Surveil Protesters? + A Cryogenic Implosion at Fertility Clinic Leads to Explosion of Cases + Steve Wozniak's Lawyers Say Section 230 Can't Save YouTube in Online Scam

Wed, 2020-07-29 07:30

Newly released records show that police officers' use of surveillance technology on protesters might have violated a San Francisco ordinance.


Simpson Thacher Seeks $8M From Landlord in Rent Abatement Dispute

Wed, 2020-07-29 07:28

Simpson Thacher's suit argues the state's June 22 reopening phase for offices in New York placed restrictions that still made it untenable to use the space.


Allen & Overy Rolls Out Ethnicity Targets, Reveals Race 'Stay Gap'

Wed, 2020-07-29 04:07

The firm is the first major outfit to announce its ethnicity 'stay gap', analysing how long Black, Asian and minority ethnic lawyers stay at the firm compared to their white counterparts.


Oracle and Its Board Turn to Orrick, Morrison & Foerster in Suit Accusing Company of Corporate Racism

Wed, 2020-07-29 00:52

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Morrison & Foerster are representing Oracle in a shareholder derivative lawsuit claiming the company makes false assertions about its diversity efforts. Facebook and Qualcomm have been hit with similar suits.


MDL Panel Hearing Set to Weigh Cluster of COVID-19 Cases. Plus: McConnell's Pandemic Relief Bill Gets Cheers, Jeers

Wed, 2020-07-29 00:45

Litigation over business interruption insurance coverage and PPP loans are among topics to be explored in arguments.


Compliance Hot Spots: Preparing Tech Titans for Antitrust Hearing | New Lobbying and FARA Filings | DOJ Leadership Questioned | Wiley Rein Builds FDA Practice

Tue, 2020-07-28 21:00

Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots, our dispatch on the latest developments in compliance, enforcement and government affairs. We'll be tuned in to today's landmark tech antitrust hearing, and scroll down for Who Got the Work and all the new headlines. Thanks for reading!


'Up and Moving': Phila. Courts Begin Bench Trials, Remote Preliminary Hearings, as Freeze Begins to Thaw

Tue, 2020-07-28 17:34

Although access to Pennsylvania's largest court system remains very limited and the district's safety protocols remain in flux, the freeze imposed in March is beginning to thaw.


Meet the Big Law Partners Who've Prepared Tech CEOs for Major Antitrust Hearing

Tue, 2020-07-28 17:04

Major U.S. law firms, including King & Spalding; Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr; Covington & Burling; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; and Jenner & Block, were involved in preparing executives at Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook for a U.S. House of Representatives antitrust hearing.


'I Was Pretty Vicious': Texas Bar Director Steve Fischer Apologizes for Intemperate Facebook Comments

Tue, 2020-07-28 16:56

State Bar of Texas Director Steve Fischer has apologized for "intemperate" Facebook comments and said he went overboard.


Judge Cancels Mask Hearing, but Not Mediation

Tue, 2020-07-28 15:58

"Despite the rapidly growing threat to Georgians from COVID-19, Governor Brian Kemp sued Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to prevent her from implementing critical life-saving measures in Atlanta. Nevertheless, she persisted," the mayor's response brief said.