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Skilled in the Art With Scott Graham: Who's Arguing the Sequel to Oracle v. Google? + Amazon Will Have to Win Section 101 Motion Twice + Leahy and Issa Come Together at Supreme Court

Fri, 2022-01-07 14:07

SAS Institute v. World Programming Limited features the same issues, some of the same litigators and many of the same amici curiae as the famous Supreme Court showdown.

       

How I Made Partner: 'Always Be Genuine, Even If It Is on an Awkward Zoom Call,' Says Camille Bryant of McGlinchey Stafford

Fri, 2022-01-07 13:10

"Where you start your career is not necessarily where you end your career; my advice is to be open to new challenges, jump in to help whenever you can."

       

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and 'Belonging': How Law Schools Can Improve Diverse Hiring and Retention

Fri, 2022-01-07 12:51

"We encourage folks to 'clean your house first before inviting people over,'" said Amber Hikes, chief equity and inclusion officer at the ACLU, during a panel discussion this week presented by the Association of American Law Schools.

       

How I Made It: Advice on Mentoring the Next Generation of Law Firm Leaders

Fri, 2022-01-07 12:28

Seven Benefits of Being a Mentor Giving what is given to you isn't just a noble concept. There are tangible benefits in the mentoring relationship,

       

Join Us For a Twitter Chat: What Do Attorneys REALLY Want In Office Culture?

Fri, 2022-01-07 09:28

What does law firm culture look like in 2022 as many firms grapple with when and how to return to the office? We'll be tackling this question and more in our first Twitter chat of 2022.

       

Here Are the Firms That Hired (and Lost) the Most London Partners In 2021

Fri, 2022-01-07 05:35

Research by legal recruitment and consultancy firm Edwards Gibson attributes high partner churn in 2021 to the continuing impact of the pandemic, as well as reduced costs.

       

Many Firms Are Too Confident About Their Cybersecurity: The Morning Minute

Fri, 2022-01-07 05:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

Law.com Trendspotter: It's a New Year, COVID's Still Here and It's Gut Check Time for Law Firms

Thu, 2022-01-06 20:22

Over the past two years, law firms have surprised many a naysayer by demonstrating a previously unseen ability to adapt to extreme circumstances and unanticipated challenges. But 2022 could be the true test of whether a segment of the industry that is notoriously resistant to change has any appetite for true, lasting transformation.

       

Judge Judy Sheindlin Establishes NYLS Scholars Program for Women in Law

Thu, 2022-01-06 19:31

"My father felt that there were no boundaries for women," Sheindlin told Law.com on Thursday.

       

Missouri Gun Range Hit With Suit Alleging 'Pattern or Practice' of Discriminating Against Muslims Wearing Hijabs

Thu, 2022-01-06 19:19

"Frontier Justice's rationale for its head covering policy is pretextual insofar as the policy's goal is to exclude some Muslims from Defendants' gun range," the complaint states. The plaintiff is represented in part by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

       

Bench Report: The Judiciary Would Like to Reform Itself, Please. Plus, Courts React to Omicron.

Thu, 2022-01-06 17:51

"The judiciary's power to manage its internal affairs insulates courts from inappropriate political influence and is crucial to preserving public trust in its work as a separate and coequal branch of government," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in his year-end report.

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'It Was News to Us': Storm Clouds Surface Over Rapidly Reached J&J Sunscreen Settlement

Thu, 2022-01-06 16:37

At the first hearing in the multidistrict litigation over Johnson & Johnson's sunscreen, several plaintiff lawyers questioned a proposed class action settlement reached within months of the July 14 recall.

       

For Sullivan & Cromwell's New Co-Chairs, Two Is Better Than One

Thu, 2022-01-06 16:18

"It's a very tough job for somebody to do, and being able to do it as a team is going to help us tremendously," Scott Miller says.

       

'Jan. 6 Did Not Come Out of Nowhere': Paul Weiss' Jeannie Rhee on Countering Hate in Court and What Lawyers Are Missing in the Pandemic

Thu, 2022-01-06 15:11

"The notion that we cannot have an orderly transition of government after an election is an affront, it's an assault on all of the values that we hold dear. And so to be able to actually play even the smallest role in being able to vindicate those rights, it's a real honor," Rhee said.

       

Does Big Law Have A Staffing Crisis? Not Yet

Thu, 2022-01-06 14:50

In spite of surging infection rates, large law firms have thus far averted staffing crises, with personnel doing double duty and many workers keeping busy even when testing positive.

       

Roberts, Kavanaugh, Barrett Under Vaccine Mandate Microscope

Thu, 2022-01-06 14:37

The three justices have written virtually nothing about how they view vaccine mandates, even as a number of challenges to state- and locally-imposed requirements have come to the high court.

       

Garland Answers His TV Critics, but Jan. 6 Investigation Faces Uncertain Future

Thu, 2022-01-06 14:29

Attorney General Merrick Garland pleaded for patience following mounting criticism that the DOJ wasn't doing enough to hold former President Donald Trump and his associates accountable for Jan. 6. But the next phase of the investigation could prove fraught, experts said.

       

Higher Law: Drug Dogs and Probable Cause | Docket Watch | Quinn Emanuel Advises Tilray | Philly's Pre-Hire Testing Rules

Thu, 2022-01-06 14:21

Welcome back to Higher Law, our weekly briefing on all things cannabis. I'm Cheryl Miller, reporting for Law.com from Sacramento. Happy 2022. This week

       

As COVID-19 Evolves, So Too Does Firms' Cybersecurity Risk

Thu, 2022-01-06 13:26

What worked last year may now not be enough to ward off infection as cyber scams become harder to detect and more sophisticated.

       

'Almost Insane': Judge Criticizes Call for Recusal in Handling Amazon Case

Thu, 2022-01-06 13:15

"The idea that I would steer this case in Amazon's favor because I felt that my wife's $22,000 investment in Amazon's stock would be at risk if I didn't is almost insane," the judge said Thursday.

       

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