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DLA Piper Takes ArentFox Metaverse and Digital Assets Leader in Los Angeles

Fri, 2022-09-09 19:18

James Williams, who represents professional sports teams, brands and entertainers on metaverse and NFT deals, joined the firm as a partner as demand for Web3 and fintech expertise continues to swell.


Former Teacher's Disability Discrimination, FMLA Retaliation Claims Get Green Light for Trial

Fri, 2022-09-09 17:14

Judge Angel Kelley concluded that the plaintiff had proffered evidence to show that he was a disabled individual within the meaning of state law, he was a qualified individual with a disability, and he was discharged because of his ability.


Dentons Asks Ohio Supreme Court to Revisit $32M Malpractice Verdict

Fri, 2022-09-09 16:27

"The standards governing legal malpractice in [Ohio] will be left in disarray if this court declines jurisdiction in this matter," Dentons' lawyers claim.


One Dozen Lawyers: Attorneys Gear Up for Fight Over Recalled Baby Formula

Fri, 2022-09-09 15:20

Law firms Aylstock Witkin and Bradley Grombacher, both at the forefront of other consumer recalls, will take lead roles in the multidistrict litigation over allegedly contaminated infant formula at an Abbott Laboratories plant.


Proactively Tackling Unstructured Data Can Give Competitive Advantage

Fri, 2022-09-09 14:49

Unstructured data comprises 80% of total data volume for legal organizations, which means that on average, only one-fifth of the entirety of the data set is properly secured and actively managed. Although some believe that ignoring unstructured data establishes plausible deniability that relinquishes them from culpability when a breach occurs, it's an untenable position from both a regulatory and brand reputational perspective.


Cardozo Law Pushes Back Against Yeshiva University for Its SCOTUS Appeal Against LGBTQ+ Club

Fri, 2022-09-09 13:46

David Rudenstine, Sheldon H. Solow professor of law at Cardozo School of Law—dean from 2001 to 2009—who signed the letter to Yeshiva University President Rabbi Ari Berman, told, "I think the university owes it to the students to treat them with the same dignity and respect it treats other students."


The Federal Circuit Sounds Primed to Throw Out a $576 Million Judgment Against Apple + Uniloc Might Pay Twice for Settling Out of Standing Case

Fri, 2022-09-09 11:58

A patent owner who scored a massive win in the Eastern District of Texas acknowledges "we have a big problem" if a PTAB invalidation decision stands.


Pepperdine Law Dean on Why His Stutter Didn't Keep Him From His Calling

Fri, 2022-09-09 09:46

"I too am a stutterer, but for most of my career tried to hide it in and out of the classroom," Stan Fisher, who taught at Boston University School of Law for 50 years, told Caron in an email, adding that, until reading Caron's blog, "I did not know I had company!"


EEOC Files Flurry of Disability-Discrimination Suits Against National Employers

Fri, 2022-09-09 09:06

"That the EEOC has brought litigation against three significant retailers shows that the EEOC is becoming more aggressive," said Mara Levin, a Blank Rome partner.


How I Made Partner: 'My Personal Style Involves Mastering the Facts and Developing Strong Case Themes,' Says Dena Chen of Cooley

Fri, 2022-09-09 09:00

"I want to inspire the next generation of lawyers to believe that there are many ways to build a successful practice. Both introverts and extroverts can develop a unique style that plays to their strengths to win cases and deliver the best service for their clients."


Baker McKenzie Cuts Ties With UAE Partner After String of Homophobic Tweets

Fri, 2022-09-09 08:15

The partner, who described homosexuality as an 'evil act', is the founder of Baker McKenzie's member firm in the UAE.


This State Is Struggling to Find Judges: The Morning Minute

Fri, 2022-09-09 06:00

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How Will Law Firms Enforce Their Office Returns in the Fall? Very Carefully

Fri, 2022-09-09 05:00

Now that summer is over and many pandemic restrictions are gone, law firms want more workers in the office. But enforcing that remains a struggle.


Trump Vows to Appeal Dismissal of RICO Lawsuit Against Hillary Clinton, Perkins Coie

Fri, 2022-09-09 00:44

The judge reserved the right to issue sanctions in the suit which he found to contain "glaring structural deficiencies."


In Divorce Case Spawning Some 26 Appeals, Florida Appeals Court Reverses $226K Attorney Fee Award

Fri, 2022-09-09 00:06

"Before finding the former husband was entitled to attorney's fees, the [trial-] court stated it was reserving the issue for a subsequent hearing," said the Fourth District Court of Appeal. "But it did not do so."


Courts Grapple With New Questions Surrounding Remote Work: Ana-Eliza Bauersachs

Fri, 2022-09-09 00:02

"In this business, we often work closely with our clients and get to know our adjusters and insureds. It is extremely satisfying to know you are a part of your client's team," Bauersachs said.


The Law Firm Disrupted: Meet The First Business Law Boutique Owned By Non-Lawyers

Thu, 2022-09-08 19:10

One Arizona firm's model is a valuable example for those curious about relaxing the regulations governing the profession.


This State Is Struggling to Find Lawyers Who Want to Be Judges

Thu, 2022-09-08 17:58

Respondents to a recent survey by the state judiciary said some qualified attorneys would have to take pay cuts of up to 50% to join the bench.


Global Firm Lawyers Pay Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Thu, 2022-09-08 16:26

Law firm leaders, senior lawyers and organizations have joined the UK in mourning the longstanding British monarch.