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Call for Nominations: Professional Excellence

Mon, 2021-04-05 16:19

Our goal at ALM Media is to serve the entire legal community and, as part of that, we're adding new wrinkles to our annual Professional Excellence Awards to make sure we highlight the great work and achievements across the full breadth of the legal communities that our publications serve.

       

Class Action Trend: Suit Against ADT Reflects Growing Litigation Over Privacy

Mon, 2021-04-05 15:41

In some instances, the technician would take note of homes that had attractive women, then repeatedly logged into these customers' accounts to view their footage for sexual gratification, according to court pleadings.

       

Millennial Lawyers Are Finding Fewer Barriers to Exit Big Law and Go Solo

Mon, 2021-04-05 15:41

Younger lawyers are steering their careers around their personal values, with some finding solo practice a better fit. And the barriers to entry for solo practice are lower than ever.

       

Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein Ask for Convictions to Be Overturned, Arguing 'Errors' Mandate New Trial

Mon, 2021-04-05 15:27

Deriding what they called the "carnival-like" atmosphere of trial, Weinstein's lawyers said their client's 20-year sentence was the product of his portrayal as a "villain" in the media.

       

Cozen O'Connor Partner Jennifer Taylor Thrives on Mentorship

Mon, 2021-04-05 15:11

"I saw women kicking ass from the very beginning, so that allowed me to expand my perception of what I can do."

       

Santa Clara University Escapes Law Students' COVID Tuition Refund Class Action

Mon, 2021-04-05 14:52

Judges have split on some of the more than 200 tuition refund cases filed by college and university students, with some surviving motions to dismiss and others not.

       

Google Wins—Java APIs Are a Fair Use, High Court Rules

Mon, 2021-04-05 10:46

The Supreme Court justices rule 6-2 that Google used only the amount of Oracle code necessary to transform Java into "a highly creative and innovative tool for a smartphone environment."

       

Seventh Circuit Sets Guardrails for Amicus Briefs

Mon, 2021-04-05 10:46

Rule 29 does not define the circumstances in which a court will grant leave to file an amicus brief. Seventh Circuit Rule 29 likewise, does not provide that guidance.

       

General Counsel Reveal What They Really Think of Firms' Legal Tech Products

Mon, 2021-04-05 10:00

While legal departments don't believe law firms can match up to legal tech providers, they still say there's room for law firms' software efforts.

       

How I Made Partner: 'The Ability to Develop and Maintain Clients Is Critical,' Says Megan Thompson of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Mon, 2021-04-05 09:35

"Identify a mentor or mentors and leverage their knowledge. When you find the right mentors, they will serve as your biggest advocate. Also, find those people that you can bounce questions off of or just vent to when you are having a bad day."

       

Joshua Schiller Investigation Divides Firm, Underscores Leadership Struggles at Boies Schiller

Mon, 2021-04-05 05:00

The investigation into Joshua Schiller's arrest for alleged domestic violence has divided senior partners at the firm and more are looking to leave in the coming months.

       

The Adoption of Legal Analytics

Mon, 2021-04-05 00:30

The legal profession continues to embrace legal analytics and its advantages in increasing numbers every year. Now, the more interesting questions pertain to how legal professionals use legal analytics and what the likely path is for legal analytics in the future.

       

Arbitration Bar Titan Gaillard, Leader of Group That Defected From Shearman, Dies

Sun, 2021-04-04 18:48

Known equally for his extensive academic and publishing work and for his legal accomplishments, Gaillard, who led a 38-lawyer exodus from Shearman & Sterling two months ago to form a boutique, died suddenly and unexpectedly on April 1 in Paris.

       

Skilled in the Art: History in the Making at the Federal Circuit + Andrei Iancu Returns to Irell & Manella + Texas Judge Takes a Shot at Shell Companies

Fri, 2021-04-02 18:32

Perkins Coie partner Tiffany Cunningham is poised to make history at the Federal Circuit.

       

As Law Firms Hire More GCs, Once-Clear Lines Are Blurring

Fri, 2021-04-02 15:05

In what some recruiters say is a growing trend, corporate GCs are finding new jobs at firms, where they hope to leverage their business skills and contacts in building a practice.

       

Pa. Firms Run the Board & Big Box Stores Top the Radar: Here's What's Happening in Pa. Litigation

Fri, 2021-04-02 10:30

Law.com Radar, ALM's legal news feed, uses automation and data processing to quickly surface and summarize new federal cases. Here's what has turned up for Pennsylvania lately.

       

The Pandemic Has Turbocharged Legal Automation—With Room to Spare

Fri, 2021-04-02 10:15

A year into a remote transition, firms still haven't defined all workflows that may benefit from tech-enabled efficiencies.

       

One Global Firm Places A Bet On Insourcing

Fri, 2021-04-02 09:27

Hogan Lovells had launched a plan to build out a back-office center to support transactional work before COVID-19. But the pandemic made the strategy even more logical.

       

Pa. Beat Coca-Cola's Diversity Efforts to the Punch. Here's How the State's Legal Landscape Has Shifted

Fri, 2021-04-02 09:00

"It's not rocket science. You have to look forward to the next generation," Denise Smyler, the former GC of Pennsylvania, said.

       

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