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Ka-Ching: What's Behind Legal Tech Providers' Spike in Prices?

Mon, 2023-09-25 13:44

Many legal technology companies are under pressure from their venture capitalist and private equity founders, which some say has led to a surge in prices across the industry.


'Everyone Is Watching This One': EtO Pollution Litigation Heats Up in Illinois—With Other States on the Horizon

Mon, 2023-09-25 13:07

This trend was first surfaced by Radar.


Outraged by Scandal, Realtors Call for Ouster of Organization's Chief Legal Officer

Mon, 2023-09-25 09:30

"The buck has to stop somewhere," National Association of Realtors staffers wrote in a letter last week seeking removal of longtime legal chief Katie Johnson and three other top executives.


Linklaters Plans to Move People Into New London Office Early

Mon, 2023-09-25 06:02

Linklaters is taking 17 floors of the new 27-storey building at 20 Ropemaker from 2026.


The 2023 Summer Associates Satisfaction Ranking

Mon, 2023-09-25 05:00

Big Law did a great job of making summers fall in love with law. Here, we rank the firms based on scores given by summer associates and hear directly from these new recruits on what worked and what didn't.


Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman & Stroock? Market Observers Are Bullish on Merger Talks

Mon, 2023-09-25 05:00

Firm leaders with fresh experience of acquisitions said the non-exclusive nature of Pillsbury and Stroock's letter of intent is unusual. But other market watchers find evidence of compatibility.


6th Circ. Rejects Twitter Users' Suit Against Federal Government Over Suspension or Removal of Their Accounts

Fri, 2023-09-22 19:01

The court affirmed the district court's dismissal of their complaint for lack of jurisdiction and failure to state claim, after concluding that Twitter's actions weren't traceable to the federal government.


Justice Kagan Says Supreme Court Ethics Code Would Be 'Good Thing'

Fri, 2023-09-22 17:54

"It would help in our own compliance with the rules and ... go far in persuading other people that we were adhering to the highest standards of conduct," Kagan said at a Notre Dame Law School talk.


Greenberg Traurig Continues Expanding in Fast-Growing Phoenix With 2 More Former DLA Piper Litigators

Fri, 2023-09-22 17:41

"The population growth alone is going to sustain a lot more development for a period of time," said Greenberg Traurig's co-managing shareholder of the Phoenix office, Nicole Goodwin.


What the Global 200 Rankings Say About Big Law's Past, Present and Future

Fri, 2023-09-22 17:41

In this week's episode, Editor-in-Chief Zack Needles sits down with International Editor-in-Chief Paul Hodkinson to talk about the biggest takeaways from this year's Global 200 law firm rankings.


NYSBA Report Suggests Moving Away From Standardized Tests

Fri, 2023-09-22 16:32

The report recommends that institutions of higher education move away from standardized tests and grade point averages and instead focus on how an applicant furthers a college's or law school's goals and values.


At Oral Argument, Law Firm Says It Didn't Violate Client's Privacy With Press Release Announcing Med Mal Verdict

Fri, 2023-09-22 13:50

"Counsel, are you asserting that somehow this private information that was disclosed at a public trial regains its confidentiality after the trial is over?" Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lisa Holder White asked the plaintiff at one point.


Following Wrongful Death Award, New Lawsuit Alleges False Advertising of Kratom-Containing Drink

Fri, 2023-09-22 13:06

This complaint was first surfaced by Radar.


ArentFox Schiff Hit With Lawsuit Alleging Unauthorized Disbursement of Escrow Funds

Fri, 2023-09-22 11:37

The lawsuit alleges an ArentFox Schiff attorney serving as an escrow agent in a business transaction disbursed more than $1 million in escrow funds without authorization.


Judge's Alleged Friendship With Lawyer Could Upend $124M Ruling, 5th Circuit Says

Fri, 2023-09-22 10:32

Appellate panel returns case to district court, saying "justice (would) be undermined by any undisclosed intimate friendship."


The Flight to Quality and Workplace Experience

Fri, 2023-09-22 08:30

That the pace of change is "accelerating" is surely an understatement. What seemed almost a near certainty a year ago — that law firms would fully and permanently embrace work-from-home — is experiencing a seeming reversal. While many firms have, in fact, embraced hybrid operations, the meaning of hybrid has evolved from "office optional," to an average required 2 days a week, to now many firms coming out with four-day work week mandates — this time, with teeth.


Some Big Law Associates Are Raking In Six-Figure Origination Bonuses—And Others Want In

Fri, 2023-09-22 05:00

With no standardized method of rewarding origination outside the partnership at most Big Law firms, associates are hoping for a change that benefits them if they manage to land a new client or two.


Justice Barrett on Originalism and Why She Doesn't Write So Many Opinions

Thu, 2023-09-21 22:04

Judges should be "very, very careful" about how historical evidence is used in constitutional adjudication, Barrett says in talk at Catholic University's law school.


Risa Goluboff, UVA Law's First Woman Dean, to Step Down

Thu, 2023-09-21 18:41

"It has been a true privilege and an immense pleasure to lead this historic institution," Risa Goluboff said in a statement. "The extraordinary accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff and alumni, and the robust community we share, are a source of unending pride."


How I Made Practice Group Chair: 'Actively Seek Out Leadership Opportunities,' Says Audra J. Soloway of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Thu, 2023-09-21 16:30

"Sometimes we need to be just a little uncomfortable, trying new things, to continue to grow as lawyers."