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Orrick Partner Jeff Kayes Dead at 47

Thu, 2022-11-10 17:35

"Jeff was able to execute complex transactions with a deep substantive legal knowledge and commercial understanding of the needs of all parties," said Carmen Wehmeier, an Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe associate who worked with Kayes. "More importantly though, he would show up every day with a warm heart and tremendous sense of humor, and for this, he was truly loved by clients, opposing counsel and associates alike."

       

US Law Firm Leasing 'Back on Course' as Firm Leaders Refocus on Office Space

Thu, 2022-11-10 16:59

The Savills U.S. Law Firm Activity Report Q3 2022 shows law firm leasing in key markets was up during the third quarter, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Kirkland & Ellis making the most sizable expansions.

       

Skilled in the Art With Scott Graham: Connolly Pokes and Prods at PAEs at First Hearing Into Ownership Structures + Supreme Court Bull Is Heading for Pharma Patent China Shop

Thu, 2022-11-10 16:12

Shaw Keller partner Andrew Russell described the hearing into Lamplight Licensing, Nimitz Technologies and Mellaconic IP as "one of the most remarkable hearings I've seen in a patent case."

       

Legal Mal Suit Targets King & Wood Mallesons Over Australian Brokerage Collapse

Thu, 2022-11-10 15:30

Liquidator KPMG has initiated legal proceedings on behalf of the failed brokerage Halifax Investment Services. KWM is being represented by the Australian firm Colin Biggers & Paisley. KPMG is represented by K&L Gates.

       

Simmering Court Reporter Shortage Debate Boils Over in California

Thu, 2022-11-10 15:16

Each week, the Law.com Barometer newsletter, powered by the ALM Global Newsroom and Legalweek, brings you the trends, disruptions, and shifts our reporters

       

Attorney Ordered to Pay $58K for Overbilling Public Defender's Office, Agrees to Disbarment

Thu, 2022-11-10 14:37

"As a general rule, the annulment of a lawyer's license to practice law does not moot or void sanctions imposed in relation to a prior or concurrent disciplinary matter unless the subsequent or concurrent annulment contains language specifically voiding other properly imposed sanctions," Justice Tim Armstead wrote on behalf of the court.

       

University of Arkansas Little Rock's Law Dean to Step Down in June 2023

Thu, 2022-11-10 14:28

"I've really enjoyed my time as dean, but I am looking forward to returning to the classroom full-time," Theresa Beiner, dean of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, told Law.com on Thursday.

       

Hofstra Law Opens Perry Weitz Mass Tort Institute With $2M Gift

Thu, 2022-11-10 14:17

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University has officially launched the Perry Weitz Mass Tort Institute, which provides exposure and training on cutting-edge technology modeled off the most advanced courtrooms in New York.

       

TransPerfect, in Petition to SCOTUS, Says Chancery Sanction 'Threatens to Warp Complex Corporate Litigation'

Thu, 2022-11-10 14:10

Ex-Chancellor Andre Bouchard, who retired from the court last year, imposed sanctions on TransPerfect and Shawe in October 2019, ultimately leading to a contempt fee of more than $1.1 million. The company is asking for that to be wiped out.

       

Teaching, Pensions & Publishing: Where Judges' Nonstock Income Came From in 2021

Thu, 2022-11-10 14:08

Based on a review of 211 available reports for circuit and district court judges from last year, more than $600,000 was reported from law school teaching.

       

Higher Law: Cannabis Wins and Losses at the Ballot Box | Firms' Work on Diddy's Dank Deal | Another Suit Challenges THC Content | Judge Rejects Guns-and-Pot Law Challenge

Thu, 2022-11-10 13:59

It was a mixed bag for legalization efforts Tuesday. We have a look at what happened.

       

Judge William Pryor Mocks Federalist Society Critics

Thu, 2022-11-10 13:01

Pryor's comments during FedSoc's annual convention made fun of a sitting senator, a law professor and the media.

       

Inside Track: Amid Layoff Mayhem, Recruiter Advises Lawyers to Keep Cool

Thu, 2022-11-10 10:18

"Lawyers are risk-averse individuals by nature. It is their job to look at everything that could go wrong. By nature, they have a panic button. I am sensing panic from some," said Julie Q. Brush, CEO of Solutus Legal Search.

       

Teacher's Reinstatement Upheld After Termination for Appearance in TikTok Video

Thu, 2022-11-10 09:30

A unanimous three-judge panel of the Commonwealth Court upheld a teacher's reinstatement and arbitration award Monday after the Central Valley School District dismissed her from the position in December 2019 for appearing in a TikTok video with her daughter.

       

How I Made Office Managing Partner: 'Start by Proactively Volunteering for Roles Within the Office,' Says Nadine Abrahams of Jackson Lewis

Thu, 2022-11-10 09:00

Everyone has their individual struggles and challenges, and it is critical to understand what is going on to be able to provide support.

       

Litigation Work Is Migrating From Big Law to Midsize Firms: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2022-11-10 05:00

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After Mixed Midterm Results, Beltway Firms Will Thrive Bringing Clarity to Clients

Thu, 2022-11-10 04:00

"Companies across a wide variety of sectors are likely to come under the microscope," said Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr's Alyssa DaCunha.

       

Cooley's 'Performance-Based' Layoffs Also Hit High-Achievers

Thu, 2022-11-10 04:00

Sources close to the firm said Cooley let go of associates with positive performance reviews due to a lack of work in practices such as venture capital and capital markets.

       

Bayer Wins Again: Sixth Jury Sides With Monsanto in Roundup Trial

Wed, 2022-11-09 21:08

On Wednesday, a Missouri jury came out with the sixth defense verdict in a row for Monsanto in a trial over its Roundup pesticide.

       

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