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Haynes and Boone Leaves Shrinking List of Big Firms With No Black Partners

Mon, 2021-01-04 20:05

The Am Law 100 firm now has two Black partners following a lateral hire in California and a partner promotion in Houston.


'That's Not Accurate, Mr. President': Meet Ryan Germany, the GC for Georgia's Secretary of State

Mon, 2021-01-04 16:45

Nothing in Ryan Germany's resume suggests he would stand in the way of a Republican president, but that was his role on Saturday during an extraordinary telephone call with President Donald Trump.


Trump Tape Provides Curtain Call to Georgia Law Made Famous by Sex Video Case

Mon, 2021-01-04 16:34

"As long as one party to the conversation knows that the recording is being made and has consented to the recording, it's legal—if it's audio only," Robert Ingram of Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele in Marietta told the Daily Report during a phone conversation Monday. "If it's a video, all parties must consent—if it's in a nonpublic place."


Bouchard Announces April Retirement, Ending 34 Years of Practice and Judging in Chancery Court

Mon, 2021-01-04 15:53

Bouchard presided over the expansion of the bench to seven judges to handle a caseload snowballing with the number of companies incorporating in Delaware.


Why the Midwest is Becoming a Law Firm Merger Magnet

Mon, 2021-01-04 15:12

The Dinsmore and Dentons deals add to a growing list of firms that have put down roots or expanded in the Midwest over the last year or so.


Paul Weiss, Civil Rights Groups Sue 'Proud Boys' Over Attack Against Black Church

Mon, 2021-01-04 15:12

"The attack was a reminder to them of the long and terrible history of violence directed at Black churches," reads the lawsuit, filed in Washington, D.C.


Florida Supreme Court Disbars Attorney Who's Been Dead More Than a Year

Mon, 2021-01-04 14:39

The attorney was disbarred in December. But according to an official death certificate provided by the Florida Department of Health, the lawyer died in October 2019, before she could respond to The Florida Bar inquiries.


The World Awaits Biden: Law Firms Are Preparing for the Post-Trump Paradigm

Mon, 2021-01-04 14:38

Administration change in the United States is a global concern. From D.C. to Dublin and everywhere else law firms operate, they're planning for what lies ahead when President Trump gives way to President Biden.


Law Alums From Harvard and Yale Denounce Hawley, Cruz Challenges to Biden's Win

Mon, 2021-01-04 14:00

"While Senator Hawley's effort is obviously doomed to failure, it is still a bare-faced assault on our democracy and a contemptible gesture toward a coup d'etat by President Donald J. Trump and his supporters," hundreds of Yale law schools alums said.


Bar Exam Overhaul Plans Go Public. So Long, MBE

Mon, 2021-01-04 13:15

A National Conference of Bar Examiners task force has recommended a new bar exam that better integrates legal knowledge and skills, and does away with the three distinct test components.


'There Must Be Legal Consequences': Among Many Lawyers, Outrage Over Trump's Georgia Call

Mon, 2021-01-04 09:30

"This is as blatant an attempt to steal an election as you will ever hear," Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said on Twitter. And George Conway stated: "The real question that pops up here, and pops up again and again, is how delusional is he? Is he that delusional, or is he just desperate? I think it's a little bit of both."


Forging Into The Unknown: How COVID-19 Has Already Changed Legal Department Budget Planning

Mon, 2021-01-04 08:00

"We, for decades, have said, 'It depends and we don't know.' We have gotten kind of away from that for a really long time and I think right now we're learning that's not OK anymore," says former Microsoft Corp. assistant general counsel Lucy Bassli.


Legal Tech's Predictions for Legal Technology Innovation in 2021

Mon, 2021-01-04 06:00

Attorneys and legal technologists see 2021 pushing the trends brought on by remote work even further, with AI and analytics continuing to grab attention. Here's what they're watching out for in the new year.


UK Law Firm Leaders Cast Their Predictions for 2021

Mon, 2021-01-04 04:07

Leaders at Ashurst, Simmons, Paul Hastings, Eversheds, McDermott and more talk through what they are expecting this year.


Constrained by Crisis, Law Firms And Clients Are Learning to Compromise on Pricing

Mon, 2021-01-04 04:00

The pandemic and its economic fallout have driven legal departments to turn to their law firms for help. With a toolbox of old and new ideas at their disposal, firms are showing that they're ready to listen.


Foley & Lardner 'Concerned' Over Partner's Role in Trump's Georgia Call

Sun, 2021-01-03 23:46

It's another example of a Big Law firm facing pressure because of its lawyers' work for Donald Trump or the GOP.


Bill Barr Was Supposed to Protect DOJ. What Happened?

Sun, 2021-01-03 18:00

Barr's critics say that, under his leadership, the Justice Department became the most politicized it's been in decades.


In Virus Era, US Supreme Court Filings Fell 16% Year-Over-Year

Thu, 2020-12-31 17:00

Roberts used the latest installment of his report to broadly praise judges, court staff and law enforcement for the collaborative work allowing the courts to continue to function amid the great uncertainty of the pandemic.


The Evolution of TAR

Thu, 2020-12-31 13:03

An overview of past technology-assisted review versions and a look at what's next.