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Cannabis Legalization and The Waterfall Effect: Southern California's Urban Experience

Fri, 2018-09-07 11:40
Greenspoon Marder’s Lance Rogers looks at Southern California’s urban cannabis economy and the incoming regulatory changes as a result of “The Act.”

Go Your Own Way: Midsize Firms Take Different Paths to Grow Abroad

Fri, 2018-09-07 10:26
For midsize firms, there's more than one way to build an international practice. We look at how three firms did it.

Higher Law: SEC Warns Pot Investors | Cannabis Lawyers Go Back to School | Plus: Wine v. Weed

Thu, 2018-09-06 15:00
The Cannabis Law Institute is underway in Washington this week—what's the buzz? Plus: the SEC issued a new warning to cannabis investors about the risks of the industry. And a trademark spat pits wine versus weed. Thanks for reading Higher Law.

<i>Cybersecurity Roundtable:</i> Chicago's Tech Experts Answer Three Critical Cybersecurity Questions

Thu, 2018-09-06 13:35
Earlier this summer a group of security-minded executives in Chicago, long a hub for legal and financial tech, sat down for a panel discussion on anticipating and combatting cybercrime.

Labor of Law: Age-Discrimination: 4 Cases to Watch | Microsoft's Move on Paid Leave | Who Got the Work & More

Thu, 2018-09-06 11:00
Age-discrimination cases are getting new looks in the federal appeals courts and US Supreme Court. The AARP spotlights what they're watching. Plus: Microsoft makes waves in its new paid-leave policy, and scroll down for who got the work. Thanks for reading Labor of Law.

Inside Track: Legal Departments Through the Crystal Ball | Microsoft’s Paid Leave Surprise

Wed, 2018-09-05 17:00
This week on Inside Track, we look through the crystal ball into the future of in-house practice. We also take a peek at Microsoft's new policy for outside suppliers and how one chief legal officer got rejected by the U.S. Senate but managed to leave an impression anyway.

<i>Case Study:</i> How Momkus McCluskey Virtualized Its IT for Better Security and Productivity 

Wed, 2018-09-05 15:21
Whatever direction we went with our IT, we wanted to make sure we would be following the absolute best practices from a security perspective. I needed to know that our data would be safe, secure, as well as fully backed up in case something went wrong.

Call for Nominations: Professional Excellence 2018

Wed, 2018-09-05 13:33
Our goal at ALM Media is to serve the entire legal community and, as part of that, we're adding new wrinkles to our annual Professional Excellence Awards to make sure we highlight the great work and achievements across the full breadth of the legal communities that our publications serve.

Critical Mass: Few Clues on Class Actions as Kavanaugh Faces Gauntlet. Plus, Duck Boat Design Is Faulted in Lawsuits

Wed, 2018-09-05 11:00
Kavanaugh, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, has a thin record when it comes to class actions. But it doesn’t mean the topic didn’t come up, as consumer advocates fretted about his impact on tort law.

Beware the ‘Vanity Metric’ When Building Your Professional Network

Wed, 2018-09-05 08:53
In a world in which we’re told to chase more Facebook friends, Instagram and Twitter followers, and LinkedIn connections, it’s easy to lose sight of your network's purpose.

What's Next: Introducing Net Neutrality’s ‘Gold Standard’ | Crypto for Counsel | Facebook Bans Government Officials

Wed, 2018-09-05 06:00
A California bill that essentially one-ups the federal new neutrality equivalent scrapped by the FCC last winter, passed through the state Assembly and Senate Friday. Naturally, broadband providers aren’t too hot on what lobby group USTelecom calls a “state-by-state piecemeal approach."

Skilled in the Art: Fed Circuit Chews on Trademark Beef | Tensegrity Expands, Desmarais Dishes | Plus, Who Got the Work

Tue, 2018-09-04 20:00
Is Omaha Steaks famous enough to merit trademark protection? During arguments Tuesday, a Federal Circuit panel seemed to be persuaded.

Compliance Hot Spots: Takeaways on the 2nd Circuit's Big FCPA Ruling | Surviving the Move In-House | Plus: Who's Lobbying on Privacy?

Tue, 2018-09-04 20:00
Law firms are buzzing about the import of the 2nd Circuit's big FCPA ruling, and check out who's lobbying on privacy. Plus: scroll down for the latest Who Got the Work. This is Compliance Hot Spots.

Is Your Organization Building a World-Class Talent Pipeline?

Fri, 2018-08-31 12:40
Very few legal service organizations take the time to plan out a talent pipeline strategy and follow it with discipline.

Take a Break! Your Labor Day Lineup From Legal Speak

Fri, 2018-08-31 12:00
From pitching clients to mastering new tech, here are five podcasts to help you thrive in your legal career.

Skilled in the Art: Qualcomm's Patents and the $5B Smartphone Payment Plan. Plus, Your CAFC Preview: DQ Showdown

Fri, 2018-08-31 06:00
According to Qualcomm, the plaintiffs are proposing a class of 250 million cell phone purchasers and seeking damages of $4.99 billion.

Trump Watch: Inside the WH Counsel's Office | Jody Hunt Confirmed

Fri, 2018-08-31 06:00
We're watching to see who will replace the top White House lawyer, and where McGahn goes next.

What Happens When 4,000 Big Law Associates Walk Into a Therapist's Office?

Thu, 2018-08-30 20:00
An annual report examining midlevel associate satisfaction shows an enduring frustration about law firms and technology.

Higher Law: Where Are the Cannabis Insurers? | California Crackdown | Who Got the Work, In the Weeds &amp; More

Thu, 2018-08-30 15:00
This week we look at the insurance industry and why it continues to be a wallflower at the big state-legal marijuana dance. Also, California regulators want you to know they're cracking down on unlicensed operators. Welcome to Higher Law.

Labor of Law: Revving Up 'Epic Systems' | Press Releases &amp; #MeToo Under Microscope | Plus: Who Got the Work &amp; Notable Moves

Thu, 2018-08-30 11:00
This week, we're looking at some recent rulings that pick up—and extend—the Supreme Court's Epic Systems ruling this term. Plus: How the ex-Barnes & Noble CEO's wrongful termination suit raises bigger questions in the #MeToo era. And scroll down for all the big new cases and notable moves. This is Labor of Law.