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The California Wildfires Provide Valuable Lessons to All Firms on Disaster Preparedness

Mon, 2018-12-10 08:00

Disasters can happen at any time, which makes preparation necessary. And as one attorney told Legaltech News, "Lawyers are professionals and have obligations to their clients that others don't."

         

Data Snapshot: The Richest Law Firms Are Getting Even Richer

Mon, 2018-12-10 04:00

Since 2000, the wealthiest 25 firms in the Am Law 200 increased their profitability at a rate that outpaced their peers. Here's what that might mean for competitors.

         

Here Comes the Digital LSAT

Sun, 2018-12-09 23:51

The Law School Admission Test will be fully digital by September, with Microsoft Surface Go tablets replacing pencil and paper.

         

EU Takes a Major Step Toward Allowing Class Actions; U.S Chamber Legal Arm Objects

Sun, 2018-12-09 23:13

The new proposal is specifically aimed at giving all European Union consumers the right to seek damages as a class, and not just an injunction to stop the harm. The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform released a statement calling the proposal “poorly written" and "lack[ing] clear safeguards to prevent fraud and abuse," among other criticisms.

         

Paul Manafort Lied About Contact with Trump Administration, Mueller Says

Fri, 2018-12-07 17:32

The former Trump campaign chairman told “multiple discernible lies, according to a Friday court filing.

         

Panel Rejects Separate Opioid MDL for Addicted Babies

Fri, 2018-12-07 17:26

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation refused to transfer class actions brought on behalf of 40 percent of the nation's opioid-addicted babies, concluding there would be “substantial overlap with the opioid multidistrict litigation it created a year ago.

         

Petrosinelli Poised to Lead Williams & Connolly After Tesla Taps Butswinkas

Fri, 2018-12-07 16:42

With Dane Butswinkas soon to be focused on Tesla's regulatory travails as general counsel, partner Joseph Petrosinelli will step into the chairman's seat at Williams & Connolly. Plus: Quinn Emanuel announced its largest partnership class ever.

         

Kirkland & Ellis Names New Chairman to Replace Jeffrey Hammes

Fri, 2018-12-07 16:22

Jon Ballis, a Chicago-based corporate partner who has become one of Kirkland's best-known private equity lawyers, will take over as leader of the world's highest-grossing firm in 2020.

         

SDNY Prosecutors Urge 'Substantial' Prison Time for Michael Cohen

Fri, 2018-12-07 16:00

Prosecutors from the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's office acknowledged Cohen's help, but strongly urged the court not to mistake Cohen's efforts for those of a traditional cooperator.

         

CBS Investors Scheduled to Meet as Moonves Report Looms

Fri, 2018-12-07 15:19

The board of CBS Corp. is expected to receive a report detailing former CEO Les Moonves' attempts to destroy evidence and mislead attorneys investigating allegations that he had sexually harassed and abused women for decades, according to The New York Times.

         

Skilled in the Art: Quinn Kicks Up a Soccer Storm | Silicon Valley Tackles...Gypsum Board? | Firms Smoking in E-Cig Fight

Fri, 2018-12-07 14:33

In today's briefing, we dive into the bevy of patent litigation stemming from the e-cigarette industry, an interesting debate from the world of soccer, and more.

         

Millennial Attorneys and the Pressure to be Perfect

Fri, 2018-12-07 14:09

Perfection is an impossible standard. Yet, it is the standard by which many attorneys measure their professional success—or worse, personal worth.

         

Kirkland & Ellis Backs Off Mandatory Arbitration for Staffers

Fri, 2018-12-07 13:55

Law student activists combating mandatory arbitration in Big Law have notched another win, but it's uncertain whether the firm will abolish the policy for partners.

         

Ex-Skadden Partner to Lead U.S. Trade Negotiations With China

Fri, 2018-12-07 13:48

Well-known China hawk Robert Lighthizer will likely take a hard line in upcoming trade negotiations.

         

Diversity Officers Move into the Big Law C-Suite

Fri, 2018-12-07 13:38

The Sandra Bang's new role at Shearman & Sterling is part of a trend in which large law firms are giving diversity officers a seat at the leadership table.

         

Trump Watch: Barr is Raised | A Guide to Mueller's Filing Friday

Fri, 2018-12-07 12:52

The announcement that William Barr is Trump's pick to replace Jeff Sessions comes amid what's already expected to be a busy Friday.

         

4 Things to Know About William Barr, Trump's Pick to Replace Jeff Sessions

Fri, 2018-12-07 09:29

Barr, who was a U.S. attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, currently serves as of counsel at Kirkland & Ellis.

         

On the Stock Market Roller Coaster, Stay the Course, Counselor

Fri, 2018-12-07 08:37

It's impossible to know exactly why the stock market does what it does. You can, however, make some educated guesses as to what may be driving market behavior.

         

How I Made Partner: Wilmer's Ashwin Gokhale

Fri, 2018-12-07 08:23

"I feel that in some sense I am starting a new career," says Ashwin Gokhale, who practices in the firm's Palo Alto office.

         

Columbia University's AI Business Course Studies Legal Tech Startup

Fri, 2018-12-07 08:00

A Columbia University professor said legal tech is a 'very important part of a business's arsenal' and is partially the reason the Ivy League school debuted a new MBA course about a legal tech startup.

         

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