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Weil Takes Mayer Brown White-Collar Defense Co-Leader

Tue, 2022-09-13 05:00

Daniel Stein will now co-lead Weil's white-collar defense, regulatory and investigations practice.

       

Federal Courts in Idaho Search for New Lawyer Representative to Serve on 9th Circ. Conference

Tue, 2022-09-13 00:16

If appointed, the representative is expected to serve on court committees, review recommendations on the use of the court's non-appropriated fund, develop curriculum, assist with planning for the district conference and serve as the representative of the bar for suggestions on improvement.

       

Maryland State Bar Association Executive Director to Step Down at End of October

Tue, 2022-09-13 00:03

Velazquez is credited by peers with "modernizing" the 120-year-old organization and with achieving member retention rates that have been "industry-leading."

       

Ahead of the Curve: Finding Your Path, Whether in Law School or Not

Mon, 2022-09-12 21:15

This week, we're exploring why some 1Ls are already pondering whether to give up on law school.

       

'I Feel Like I've Ruined My Life': A Few Weeks Into the Semester, Some Law Students Consider Quitting

Mon, 2022-09-12 20:39

The Reddit subgroup r/LawSchool has been inundated in the past week with 1Ls questioning whether law school is right for them and whether they should drop out.

       

Embattled Crypto Lawyer Kyle Roche Confronts the Rules of Professional Conduct

Mon, 2022-09-12 18:10

Roche Freedman maintains its co-founder didn't violate ethics rules after Kyle Roche was recorded explaining his financial motives for suing the competitors of crypto startup Ava Labs.

       

Calling Judge 'Nit-Picky,' Sidney Powell Challenges Her 'Kraken' Lawsuit Sanctions

Mon, 2022-09-12 15:33

Powell is fighting $175,000 in sanctions imposed against her and other lawyers involved in the failed election lawsuit.

       

The 'Longest', 'Most Emotional' Experience: Attorneys Mark Final Plan Approval in Boy Scouts Case

Mon, 2022-09-12 15:22

Now a trust of more than $2.4 billion in settlement funds obtained to date can start to be distributed to the more than 82,000 abuse claimants, though there's no set timetable for when that process will be complete.

       

3rd Circuit Refuses to DQ White & Case Over Lateral Hire of Sidley Partner

Mon, 2022-09-12 15:05

In a precedential opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that White & Case is not conflicted out of a bankruptcy case after hiring a partner from opposing counsel Sidley Austin who previously worked on the matter.

       

State Republican Party Chair Defeats Claims of Legal Malpractice

Mon, 2022-09-12 11:38

The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia upheld a lower court order granting summary judgment to attorney and state GOP chair Elgine H. McArdle after her former client asserted that McArdle committed legal malpractice.

       

The Duty and Benefits of Technology Competence

Mon, 2022-09-12 10:37

We all have experienced technology's dramatic effect on bankruptcy practice, particularly in the electronic filing of documents and in the electronic communication and sharing of information among parties.

       

How I Made Office Managing Partner: 'My Focus on Rebuilding Our Community and Advancing the Diversification of the Legal Community,' Says Jamie Levitt of Morrison Foerster

Mon, 2022-09-12 10:34

"Don't hold yourself back because you think it's 'not your area.' You should try new things and stretch your abilities. That will bring invaluable experiences and connections you may not even expect."

       

'I Will Be Driving Very Hard': How GCs Aim to Tame the ESG Albatross

Mon, 2022-09-12 10:28

"I'm working on processes and building procedures so that we have very careful documentation of our progress," said Shari Piré, Plume Design's chief legal and sustainability officer.

       

Not Playing Games: Trademark Dispute Between Gaming Equipment Rivals Reaches Federal Appeals Court

Mon, 2022-09-12 10:00

The dispute illustrates the complex challenges trademark litigants can face, even after agreeing to coexist.

       

Among UK Top 50 Law Firms, Revenue Surges Despite Challenges

Mon, 2022-09-12 06:42

Leadership from across the largest firms reflect on the U.K. legal industry's strongest average turnover rise since before the financial crisis.

       

Firms Scale Back Recruiting as Recession Fears Loom: The Morning Minute

Mon, 2022-09-12 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

Payroll Cuts or Normalization? Law Firms Scale Back Recruiting as Recession Fears Loom

Mon, 2022-09-12 05:00

The current order of business is to trim talent acquisition costs and focus on building core competencies, but "stealth layoffs" remain a possibility.

       

With Antitrust at 'Historic' Moment, Shook Hardy Adds DOJ Litigator

Mon, 2022-09-12 05:00

Ryan Sandrock, who will co-lead Shook's antitrust group, worked on the government's landmark claims against Google search, as well as claims against a $13 billion merger between healthcare companies.

       

The Rise of Threats and Attacks on the Judiciary

Fri, 2022-09-09 20:18

In this week's episode, Federal Bar Council leaders discuss the dangers judges face, how those dangers threaten the fair administration of justice and, most importantly, what can be done about the problem.

       

Sotomayor Pauses Order Forcing Yeshiva University to Allow LGBTQ+ Student Club

Fri, 2022-09-09 19:29

"Yeshiva shouldn't have been forced to go all the way to the Supreme Court to receive such a commonsense ruling in favor of its First Amendment rights," said a lawyer for the university.

       

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