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Law in the Time of Twitter: Do Chatty Lawyers Help or Hinder Their Careers?

Mon, 2019-02-11 13:38

Tweeters and non-tweeters render their verdict on Twitter, which has heralded the dawn of chatty lawyers who weigh in on Supreme Court decisions, current events — and sometimes, each other.

         

Donald Trump's Now 1-0 in Border Wall Cases in the Ninth Circuit

Mon, 2019-02-11 12:15

The Trump administration notched a 2-1 decision allowing expedited construction of a prototype wall in San Diego and replacement of 14 miles of existing "fencing" near San Diego.

         

Federal Circuit Cool to Takings Claim in PTAB Case

Mon, 2019-02-11 10:31

Trading Technologies Inc. argues that patents it obtained before the America Invents Act shouldn't be subject to cancellation without just compensation.

         

Becoming the Killer Whale: Changing Mindsets Key to Law Firm Innovation

Mon, 2019-02-11 09:15

Thinking about innovation different was the focus behind the New Legal Service Delivery portion of the second Association of Legal Technologists (ALT) conference.

         

Federal Trademarks Still Difficult to Obtain for Cannabis Companies

Mon, 2019-02-11 09:13

Ed Weisz, a partner at Cozen O'Connor in New York, said the federal patent law allows for patents to be placed on plants. So different strains of cannabis can be registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

         

Morgan Lewis Opens Abu Dhabi Office; Raids 15 Lawyers From Squire Patton Boggs

Mon, 2019-02-11 08:53

The U.S. firm has nabbed a four-partner Middle East team as well as a three-partner Washington, D.C., team from Squire Patton Boggs.

         

White & Case Breaks $2 Billion in Revenue as Profit Growth Continues

Mon, 2019-02-11 07:00

Since implementing a strategic five-year plan in 2015, the firm's gross revenue has climbed 35 percent in just three years.

         

Firm Financials, Doobie Dollars, Bitter Battle: The Morning Minute

Mon, 2019-02-11 05:00

Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

Linklaters Gets Injunction Against Former CMO Extended

Mon, 2019-02-11 04:49

Frank Mellish had threatened to expose an "ongoing struggle Linklaters has with women in the workplace."

         

Data Snapshot: New York and Cali Are Hot. But Lateral Hiring Is Big In Texas, Too

Mon, 2019-02-11 04:00

New York and California were hot lateral markets in 2018. But there were lots of moves in the Lone Star state as well.

         

Pierce Bainbridge Grabs McKool IP Litigator in LA

Sun, 2019-02-10 23:23

Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht continues to grow in Los Angeles with the addition of McKool Smith intellectual property litigator Robert Allen.

         

Integrating Lateral Hires: The Key to Retention and Productivity

Sun, 2019-02-10 23:12

Law firms' current lateral hiring practices are failing. Here's what their leaders can do about it.

         

Inside Law Firms' Best Results in a Decade

Sun, 2019-02-10 17:00

Law firms were able to grow revenue more than expenses despite a big rise in the cost of associate salaries.

         

Justin Fairfax Takes Leave from MoFo as Firm Opens Investigation

Fri, 2019-02-08 22:36

“We take the allegations against Justin very seriously, Larren Nashelsky, the firm's chairman, said in a statement.

         

Why the California Bar Is Asking Lawyers About Sexual Orientation

Fri, 2019-02-08 17:50

The voluntary survey, presented to attorneys when they log on to the bar's website, asks members expanded questions.

         

NFL Class Counsel Alleges Link Between Roger Stone and Rival Attorney

Fri, 2019-02-08 16:45

From the Watergate scandal to the investigation of Russian influence on the 2016 election, longtime political insider and self-described "dirty trickster" Roger Stone has been linked to a long list of highly contentious disputes that have had ramifications across the country. Now, the NFL concussion class action settlement can be added to that list.

         

Seattle Jury Awards $123M to Victims of Deadly Duck Boat Accident

Fri, 2019-02-08 16:31

Seattle plaintiffs' attorney Karen Koehler credited the verdict to a “consistent barrage of testimony against the duck companies during nearly four months of trial.

         

Alphabet Sued for Records Related to Data Breach, Alleged Sexual Misconduct at Google

Fri, 2019-02-08 14:37

The lawsuit, made public late Thursday, alleged that there was a "credible basis" to suspect mismanagement at the Mountain View, California-based conglomerate, after a pair of news reports brought the controversies to light last October.

         

Skilled in the Art: Will Class Actions Ignite Copyright Battle? + Playing Pinball With $200 Million Trade Secret Verdict

Fri, 2019-02-08 14:00

Several musicians allege the music companies are “routinely and systematically refusing to honor their statutory right to reclaim copyrights in their sound recordings after 35 years.

         

'Your Five Minutes Is Up,' Matt Whitaker Tells Leading House Democrat: Highlights From the Hearing

Fri, 2019-02-08 13:39

After the opening questions, Matt Whitaker said he was a “little surprised the discussion hadn't yet turned to the Justice Department's efforts on violent crime, the opioid crisis, religious liberty and free speech on college campuses.

         

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