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Trump Watch: Meet Trump's New York Legal Lineup + Rao Reflects & Barr Advances

Fri, 2019-02-08 13:30

While the special counsel probe appears to be nearing its final stages, prosecutors in the Southern District of New York seem to be buckling in for more work.

         

Boies Schiller Plays White Knight for Jeff Bezos, Led by Bill Isaacson

Fri, 2019-02-08 13:23

The Amazon and Washington Post owner's legal team includes the new vice chairman at Boies Schiller Flexner and longtime Hollywood attorney Martin Singer.

         

Bayer Wins $155M Patent Infringement Verdict Over Hemophilia Treatment

Fri, 2019-02-08 13:00

A federal jury has ordered a unit of Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. to pay Bayer HealthCare LLC $155 million in damages for infringing a patent related to Bayer's hemophilia treatment.

         

How American Media Top Lawyer Jon Fine Got the Job

Fri, 2019-02-08 12:07

Fine was supposed to work under AMI's former general counsel Cam Stracher, but he ended up becoming Stracher's successor. Now, Fine is dealing with bombshell allegations that he and AMI, the country's largest tabloid publisher and owner of the National Enquirer, attempted to extort Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

         

After 1-Year Delay, Singapore to Launch Asia's First Legal Tech Startup Accelerator

Fri, 2019-02-08 10:23

The accelerator will launch in April and is for legal technology startups from all over the world. They must be interested in supporting the Singapore legal market and use the city-state as the main office for future expansion abroad.

         

OK, Your Law Firm's Diverse, But in What Practice Areas?

Fri, 2019-02-08 10:08

Black partners were more dominant in the labor and employment field, generally a lower-paying practice area, according to a recent survey.

         

Relax—It's a Quiz, Not a Subpoena

Fri, 2019-02-08 10:05

Ex Post Facto, Law.com's weekly legal news quiz, is open for business.

         

5th Circuit's James Ho Agrees With Himself in Denying Broad LGBTQ Rights

Fri, 2019-02-08 06:45

Ho, in a currence to his own decision, dove into whether Title VII protections extend beyond gender discrimination.

         

Whither Whitaker?, Off the Hook, Grassroots Growth: The Morning Minute

Fri, 2019-02-08 05:00

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

         

Roger Stone's Lawyers Already Want a New Judge in Mueller Case

Thu, 2019-02-07 23:57

Defense lawyers questioned the fairness of assigning Stone's case to Judge Amy Berman Jackson instead of randomly assigning it under local rules.

         

2018 Trends Overview: Compliance, Privacy and Security Family Tree

Thu, 2019-02-07 23:25

In 2019, regulations and laws will continue to define how businesses collect and use consumer data, and their obligations to protect this data from misuse, theft or exposure to unauthorized parties.

         

Did You Always Want to be a GC? No, No, No and No.

Thu, 2019-02-07 23:25

These lawyers didn't expect their careers to go the in-house route. Turns out, it was a good fit.

         

Why Roberts Sided With Liberals Blocking Restrictive Louisiana Abortion Law

Thu, 2019-02-07 23:19

Asked at an event in Nashville this week whether he was making progress in his goal of reducing the number of 5-4 decisions, Roberts said, “Well, you know, some days are better than others.

         

Roberts Joins Liberal Wing to Block Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law

Thu, 2019-02-07 20:40

The case was being closely watched for an indication of where the Roberts Court, with its newest members, Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, might be headed on the right to abortion.

         

The Law Firm Disrupted: A Peek at Elevate's Business Model

Thu, 2019-02-07 20:00

As Elevate gobbles up "new law" businesses, founder Liam Brown shared his strategy for improving legal services.

         

Jeff Bezos Alleges American Media's Deputy General Counsel Attempted To Extort Him

Thu, 2019-02-07 18:38

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said American Media Inc. threatened to release personal photos of him if he did not comply with a set of demands. He published an email from the New York-based company's deputy general counsel Thursday.

         

Q&A: Getting Ready for the Emoji Law Revolution

Thu, 2019-02-07 18:16

Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman discusses how emojis are complicating litigation.

         

Bitter Court Fight Pits Health Care Giant Against a Former Top Executive

Thu, 2019-02-07 17:02

A team from McDermott Will & Emery is defending a former Optum health executive who jumped to the new Amazon-JPMorgan-Berkshire initiative. Optum's suing the former exec for alleged breach of contract.

         

Companies Oppose Proposed Rule to 'Confer' with Adversaries on Choice of Witnesses

Thu, 2019-02-07 16:52

The proposal would require both parties to confer over deposition topics, including the identity of each person the company designates to testify on its behalf.

         

The Diversity Discussion: Big Law Partner Shares His Experiences to Help Change the Norm

Thu, 2019-02-07 16:42

My own experience demonstrates that the combination of a conscious decision by a GC and a meaningful commitment by a law firm to give real opportunities to diverse attorneys can change the trajectory of a person's career. I experienced this myself.

         

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