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How I Made Partner: 'My Reliability Is Valued by Both Clients and Partners,' Says Wesley Robinson of Ballard Spahr

Thu, 2022-08-11 10:26

My resiliency through tough times is something I constantly rely on when the going gets tough.


Tenth Circuit Recognizes Constitutional Right To Record the Police

Thu, 2022-08-11 09:45

In 'Irizarry v. Yehia', the Tenth Circuit joined six other circuits in holding that the First Amendment protects the right to record police encounters—and further held that the defendant officer wasn't entitled to qualified immunity for violating that right. In doing so, the appellate court offered guidance on the scope of the clearly established prong of qualified immunity.


Veteran Attorney Consents to License Revocation After Admitting to Evading $869K in Income Taxes

Thu, 2022-08-11 09:00

Nosuk Kim was not charged in the underlying fraud case against her husband and his company, I-Tek, a company that provided clothing, promotional items, and equipment to federal government agencies, but the allegations against the attorney stem from its proceeds, according to the statement of facts included with the consent order.


GCs Tackle Professional Culture in a Hybrid Environment: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2022-08-11 06:00

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Inside Track: Want to Be a Remote GC? Window of Opportunity May Have Closed

Thu, 2022-08-11 00:17

"The snapback in wanting people to come back to the office is real, and it is interesting," said Mike Evers, an attorney recruiter.


Political Criticism of Judge Who Issued Trump Warrant Renews Judicial Security Concerns

Wed, 2022-08-10 18:29

Lower court judges continue to face online threats and attacks after politicians use hyperbole and misinformation to denigrate the judicial system.


Are Clients 'Ghosting' More Law Firms? It's Complicated

Wed, 2022-08-10 18:22

"You don't have to end the relationship formally. You just don't call them anymore," said one legal industry analyst, describing how some clients have ended relationships with law firms.


Governor Nominates Associate Justice Patricia Guerrero to Be Chief Justice

Wed, 2022-08-10 17:50

Gov. Gavin Newsom also chose his former legal aide, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Kelli Evans, to serve as an associate justice on the California Supreme Court.


Lawyers Say Local Businesses' Reaction to Pelosi's Taiwan Visit 'Actually Quite Muted'

Wed, 2022-08-10 17:40

Companies in Taiwan are accustomed to dealing with tensions between Taiwan and China. But they have increased efforts to protect their assets and some are gradually moving operations and investments out of China, lawyers say.


Compliance Hot Spots: Regulatory Focus May Help Firms Weather M&A Slow Down + SEC Climate Rule Drives Demand for ESG Lawyers + Who Got the Work

Wed, 2022-08-10 17:02

Law firms are increasingly highlighting the regulatory component of corporate transactions as deal work is expected to slow down.


Under the Hood of Boies Schiller's $2.7 Billion Blue Cross Blue Shield MDL

Wed, 2022-08-10 15:30

Boies Schiller's Hamish Hume takes The American Lawyer under the hood of his Blue Cross Blue Shield MDL—the biggest settlement ever for a private antitrust case with no government involvement.


A 'Fifteen-Year Failure': Walgreens Liable for Contributing to Opioid Crisis in San Francisco, Judge Rules

Wed, 2022-08-10 15:27

The bench ruling from U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer marks the first bench trial to find Walgreens liable for public nuisance claims in the nationwide multidistrict litigation stemming from the ongoing opioid epidemic, according to San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu.


'Change Is Coming': Despite ABA Vote, Law Firms Will Face More Rivals Outside the Legal Industry

Wed, 2022-08-10 15:19

Law firms can't ignore growing competition from other industries, but for now, the ABA resolution gives lawyers in all 50 states greater clout in opposing any loosening of restrictions.


$795/Hour: Greenberg Traurig Team Earned More Than $1M in Attorney Fees

Wed, 2022-08-10 15:08

"Here in the U.S., many lawyers think they can file a lawsuit and they don't have to consider the risk that their client might have to pay the other side's attorney fees," said Gregory Herbert, a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig.


Penn State Dickinson Law Receives $500K Grant for Its Antiracist Institute

Wed, 2022-08-10 13:17

"This coalition does not know hierarchy. This coalition does not know exclusion. This coalition knows collective action and values learning from lived experience and perspective," Dickinson Law Dean Danielle Conway said in a statement.


Critical Mass by's Ellen Bardash: Toxic Tort Firms Plan for North Carolina Veteran Suits. A Federal Judge Dismissed Ally Bank Leak Claims.

Wed, 2022-08-10 11:53

Toxic tort attorneys across the country are getting ready for claims from veterans exposed to toxic water.


How I Made Practice Group Co-Chair: 'My Leadership Skills, and Building Strong Relationships With My Colleagues,' Says Shawn Wright of Blank Rome

Wed, 2022-08-10 11:45

Good leaders must be able to see and work for that bigger picture and long-term goals.


How I Made Practice Group Chair: 'My Ability to Connect With Others and My Legal Know-How,' Says Kimberly Lau of Warshaw Burstein

Wed, 2022-08-10 10:47

A firm's success is dependent on the sum of its parts; not just one superstar.


'Be More Intentional': How GCs Are Building Camaraderie Amid Hybrid Work

Wed, 2022-08-10 06:40

"It is so much easier to trust someone at work when you know the whole person and trust them with your whole person," said Theresa Shea, general counsel of Utz Brands.


Dollar's Strength Gives Law Firms Lots to Think About: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2022-08-10 06:00

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