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King & Spalding Argues Feds Should Destroy, or Return, Sealed Billing Records

Sat, 2020-04-18 13:55

King & Spalding withdrew an attorney fee request after a Washington trial judge said the firm would need to reveal hourly rates and other records. The U.S. Justice Department is opposing the firm's push for an order requiring the government to destroy or return the disputed billing records.

         

Class Actions Filed Against Lloyd's of London, 5 Other Insurers, Over COVID-19 Coverage

Fri, 2020-04-17 20:23

Four law firms have filed separate class actions against six different insurers, alleging they denied business interruption claims filed by thousands of small businesses across the country. The lead plaintiffs include La Luz Ultralounge in Bonita, California, and Nick's New Haven Style Pizzeria & Bar in Coral Springs and Boca Raton, Florida.

         

Skilled in the Art: Dot-Com Amicus Boom Ahead of SCOTUS Argument + No Need to Delay Amazon Fee Motion + Desmarais Bridges the Silicon Valley Divide

Fri, 2020-04-17 19:30

An army of generic dot-coms are going to bat for Booking.com in an upcoming Supreme Court case.

         

Judge Jones Will Mute Us All, Handling the Crisis, 3M's GC Bakes the Best of Working From Home: What You Said

Fri, 2020-04-17 18:30

U.S. District Judge Steve Jones in Atlanta got fed up with disruptions to a public teleconference. So he took technology into his own hands and dropped

         

How Goldman Sachs' Compliance Team Saved the Bank From Bribery Charges

Fri, 2020-04-17 18:09

"The firm's compliance personnel took appropriate steps to prevent the firm from participating in the transaction, and it is not being charged," regulators said in a statement.

         

If Your Firm Has a Life Sciences Practice, It's Probably Very Busy Right Now

Fri, 2020-04-17 17:57

Leaders of Big Law life science practices say they've seen a busy 2020 despite, and in some ways because of, the difficulties created by the presence of COVID-19.

         

Big Law Tech Heavy Hitters Call on SEC to Allow E-Signatures

Fri, 2020-04-17 17:29

Lawyers at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Fenwick & West and Cooley who represent the world's largest tech companies have petitioned the SEC to allow greater use of electronic document-signing.

         

'Painfully, Sadly, Far Too Many Bankruptcies': Gibson Dunn Top Litigator on What's Coming Post-COVID-19

Fri, 2020-04-17 17:14

Randy Mastro, co-chair of the firm's litigation practice group, describes the growing wave of lawsuits.

         

Dentons Joins In Compensation Cuts, But Vows It Won't Abandon US Growth Strategy

Fri, 2020-04-17 15:25

The reductions, for U.S. partners, attorneys, and staff, will hit the firm's mostly highly compensated partners hardest, with cuts "much higher" than 20%.

         

With Raiders Headed to Vegas, Judge Questions Oakland's Antitrust Claims Against Team, NFL

Fri, 2020-04-17 15:16

"There's no indication about what that market would look like and under that market whether Oakland would have gotten a team," said U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero at a hearing in the case Friday.

         

After 3 Years at a Buddhist Retreat, This Lawyer is Ready to Roll

Fri, 2020-04-17 14:38

Anthony "Tony" Recio spent three years and five months with no phone, Internet or television.

         

Labor-Focused Seyfarth Cuts Salaries, Partner Draws, Furloughs Staff

Fri, 2020-04-17 14:08

Seyfarth chair and managing partner Peter Miller said despite solid finances, "caution" dictated the need for cuts.

         

Trump Watch: Federal Judge Reminds Roger Stone That He Is Not Donald Trump

Fri, 2020-04-17 10:34

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Roger Stone couldn't take negative comments about President Donald Trump and make them about him in trying to get a new trial.

         

A Down Economy Could Have an Upside for (Some) Legal Tech Startups

Fri, 2020-04-17 08:00

Tech startups could benefit from law firms or legal departments seeking cheaper access to legal services in the face of COVID-19. But they aren't immune to an economic slowdown either.

         

Bucking COVID-19 Trend, Morgan Lewis Raises Salaries

Fri, 2020-04-17 07:33

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages, most law firms have taken steps to cut salaries and other costs.

         

Explosion of Worker Cases Expected, At Home with 3M's Ivan Fong, Record Whistleblower Award: The Morning Minute

Fri, 2020-04-17 06:00

Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

How I Made Partner: Fried Frank's Matthew Howard

Fri, 2020-04-17 00:43

"I would also recommend giving people the opportunity to offer you feedback, whether you want to hear it or not. It is beneficial to take tough feedback early on in your career so you have the opportunity to improve and grow."

         

The Law Firm Disrupted: Our Remote Future

Thu, 2020-04-16 21:00

The office won't be off limits forever. But it won't be the same.

         

What Are In-House Counsel Doing Now, Weeks Into the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Thu, 2020-04-16 19:40

General counsel and labor and employment lawyers say that weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic in-house lawyers are scrambling to keep up with changes in government regulations and guidelines as organizations try to cope with everything from shutdown orders to labor shortages.

         

'Unmoored From The Facts': Judge Amy Berman Jackson Rejects Roger Stone's Bid For New Trial

Thu, 2020-04-16 19:06

Jackson said Stone's claims that his jury's foreperson was biased due to social media posts did not hold up under the law.

         

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