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SAFER Banking/NY Regs Lawsuit/Lawsuits Targeting Curaleaf/Reactions to NY's Rollout

Thu, 2023-09-21 15:45

After years of inaction, Congress appears poised to take significant action on marijuana banking.


IRS Hit With Suit Over Unanswered FOIA Requests Regarding Falsified Documents Allegations

Thu, 2023-09-21 15:34

This complaint was first surfaced by Radar.


How I Made Partner: Prioritize Business Development and Don't Burn Bridges, Says Sagar Patel of Locke Lord

Thu, 2023-09-21 15:26

"Connections with co-workers, clients, colleagues, old law school friends, and other members of the legal community are key to long term success."


Bar Groups Mull Succession Planning Rules Amid Law Firm Closures

Thu, 2023-09-21 15:25

Required succession planning might lead to less scrambling and uncertainty for law firms and clients alike, and perhaps even fewer firm implosions in the aftermath of leadership changes.


Mucinex Maker Hit With Class Action Over Allegations the Medicine's Nasal Congestion Ingredient Isn't Effective

Thu, 2023-09-21 15:15

This complaint was first surfaced by Radar.


Meet New England's Newest Leaders in the Law, Part 3

Thu, 2023-09-21 15:11

ALM's inaugural New England Legal Awards, taking place this week in Boston, honors extraordinary attorneys from more than 80 firms across the region. This is the third installment in our four-part series focusing on lawyers with impressive accomplishments early in their careers.


Tech Companies Hamstrung by Low Morale in Aftermath of Layoffs

Thu, 2023-09-21 15:09

"You don't want to have a culture with people who are miserable because you'll make other people miserable," Julie Brush, CEO of Solutus Legal Search, said.


Washington Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal of Suit Challenging 2020 General Election Results

Thu, 2023-09-21 15:01

The Court of Appeals for the state of Washington affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging eight Washington counties' conduct in the 2020 general election, but the panel stopped short of awarding the counties attorney fees for the filings.


Leadership Is On the Move in California, as Law Firms Revisit Growth Ambitions

Thu, 2023-09-21 14:20

Cooley, Goodwin and Morrison & Foerster have named new leaders in Northern California recently, at a time when legal recruiters said firms are refocusing growth priorities on California.


'Modification of Data Is Not Patent Eligible': Judge Sides With Google in Infringement Suit Over Mobile Device Geolocation Patents

Thu, 2023-09-21 14:17

Google filed a motion for judgment on the pleadings on the grounds that the patents are patent-ineligible subject matter pursuant to 35 U.S.C. Section 101, which states: "Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this title."


Shareholder Derivative Lawsuit Filed Against Discover Financial On the Heels of CEO's Aug. 15 Resignation

Thu, 2023-09-21 11:44

This complaint was first surfaced by Radar.


AI Startup Dismisses GC Amid Cash Crunch Just 1 Year After Going Public

Thu, 2023-09-21 06:13

Michael Will, who gave up his in-house job at Thrivent Financial in 2019 to help launch the business, posted on LinkedIn this week that he is looking for work.


Here's Where Big Law Associates Live the Largest: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2023-09-21 06:00

Want to get this daily news briefing by email? Here's the sign-up. WHAT WE'RE WATCHING YOUR MONEY'S GOOD HERE - New York City: if you can


Lengthy Pay Guarantees Were Already the Exception, And Could Be Getting Rarer

Thu, 2023-09-21 05:00

Lengthy, multiyear guarantees could be becoming a thing of the past.


9th Circuit Weighs California State Bar's Sovereign Immunity

Wed, 2023-09-20 22:44

The appeals court considered the bar's relationship to state government, a key issue in deciding whether the agency could be subject to an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit.


Meet New England's Newest Leaders in the Law, Part 2

Wed, 2023-09-20 22:35

ALM's inaugural New England Legal Awards, taking place this week in Boston, honors extraordinary attorneys from more than 80 firms across


A $16B Win for Energy Company Shareholders in Expropriation Suit Against Argentina

Wed, 2023-09-20 20:30

A federal judge in Manhattan sided with lawyers at Clement & Murphy, Kellogg Hansen and King & Spalding by landing on the high end of the damages sought over the Argentine government's 2012 move to seize majority control of YPF.


Opioid Special Master Facing Disqualification Motion After Hitting 'Reply All' on Email

Wed, 2023-09-20 20:09

David Cohen, the special master in the opioid multidistrict litigation, sent an Aug. 28 email accidentally to lawyers in the cases. Now, two pharmacy benefit managers have moved to disqualify him, insisting the email 'would lead any reasonable observer to question his impartiality.'


Ex-Polsinelli Lawyer Files $20M Sexual Harassment Suit Against Firm, 2 Shareholders

Wed, 2023-09-20 16:51

Julia Rix claims that she was "repeatedly hounded" by two senior shareholders over her two years of work at the firm.


William & Mary Law Dean Has a New Side Gig: Of Counsel at McGuireWoods

Wed, 2023-09-20 14:48

"Being able to provide advocacy and sound counsel for those who need it is what being a lawyer is all about, and I am a lawyer through and through," Dean A. Benjamin Spencer told