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Covington Client Intervenes in SEC Battle, Objecting to Disclosure of Identity

Wed, 2023-09-20 14:07

The latest filing indicates that additional litigation is likely to play out between a Covington client and the SEC.


Judicial Vacancy Crisis: NJ Bar Leaders Say Pleas With Legislators, Governor Are 'Falling on Deaf Ears'

Wed, 2023-09-20 13:13

"This is a matter of convincing the governor and the Senate that this is a crisis," Patrick D. Heller, president of the Hunterdon County Bar Association, said. "I do not know what it is going to take."


The 'Embodiment of Uplift': Law Deans Pay Tribute to JoAnne Epps

Wed, 2023-09-20 13:07

"I always marveled at the respect she engendered amongst our decanal colleagues," said Jim Rosenblatt, dean emeritus and professor of law of Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson. "At our deans meetings where Dean Epps spoke, people listened. Her comments were always insightful, helpful, and thought-provoking."


Law Firm Leaders, GCs and Bar Leaders Outline DEI Recommendations in Wake of Affirmative Action Ruling

Wed, 2023-09-20 11:38

A New York State Bar report from a group of Big Law partners, corporate lawyers and academics focuses on methods of enhancing diversity that won't leave organizations vulnerable to legal risks.


'Serious Pushback' on RTO Policies Complicates Otherwise Brightening In-House Hiring Market

Wed, 2023-09-20 09:08

"GCs want to build out their legal teams in order to bring more work in-house, but often must make a strong business case for doing so," said a new report from Major, Lindsey and Africa.


'The Path Is Not Linear': Starbucks GC-Turned-Adviser-to-CEO Reflects on In-House Career

Wed, 2023-09-20 07:43

"While it may not seem valuable at the time, you would be surprised at how much a certain experience will then pay off and help you in the future," said Zabrina Jenkins, adviser to CEO Laxman Narasimhan.


Kirkland-Paul Weiss Lateral Battle's 'Ripple Effects': The Morning Minute

Wed, 2023-09-20 06:00

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8 London Associates Leave Kirkland to Follow Partners to Paul Weiss

Wed, 2023-09-20 05:00

Paul Weiss' raid on Kirkland is ongoing, with 13 partners making the move in recent weeks.


Meet New England's Newest Leaders in the Law - Part 1

Tue, 2023-09-19 19:12

ALM's inaugural New England Legal Awards in Boston honor extraordinary attorneys from more than 80 firms across the region.


AstraZeneca Accused Wrongfully Cutting Bonus by $65K for Non-Compliance With Return-to-Office Policy

Tue, 2023-09-19 18:06

This complaint was first surfaced by Radar.


Reed Smith's New DEI Chair Isn't Backing Away From Diversity Efforts in Wake of Blum Lawsuits

Tue, 2023-09-19 17:16

"We know that diverse teams make better decisions and our clients expect that of us," said Alan York, a Houston-based appellate partner at the firm.


'Texas Two-Step' Is Only Path to Talc Claim Payouts, J&J Litigation VP Tells Senate Panel

Tue, 2023-09-19 17:13

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is examining the use of bankruptcy to sort out mass tort liability.


Justice Antonin Scalia's Son Set to Make Supreme Court Debut in Whistleblower Case

Tue, 2023-09-19 16:45

"I'm grateful to have been given the privilege of ... appearing before the Court that meant so much to my father," Eugene Scalia said of his coming high court argument.


Temple University Acting President, Former Law Dean JoAnne Epps Dies After Collapsing on Stage

Tue, 2023-09-19 16:16

Epps joined Temple's faculty more than 30 years ago; she was dean of Temple University's Beasley School of Law from July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2016, when she left to serve as executive vice president and provost of Temple University from July 2016 until August, when she became Temple's senior adviser to the president.


Will Innovation Help Law Firms and Clients Control the 'Cost Monster'?

Tue, 2023-09-19 16:00

Amid rising billing rates, there's fresh optimism that innovation, not only on pricing plans but because of AI-related spending and projects, can lower costs on both sides.


Netflix's Use of 'Tiger King' Tattoo Photo Isn't Copyright Infringement, Federal Judge Rules

Tue, 2023-09-19 14:03

Counsel for the plaintiff, Gwendolyn R. Acker Wood of Acker Wood Intellectual Property Law, said it is "extremely difficult to prosecute a copyright infringement case and to prevail because the case law and the statutes are so rigid, or antiquated, and give very little recourse to people who want to protect their creation."


Washington High Court Unanimously Rejects Bank Execs' Reliance on 'Apex Doctrine' to Avoid Deposition

Tue, 2023-09-19 13:49

"The apex doctrine has not been adopted by any court in this state. We decline to adopt the doctrine because it improperly shifts the burden of proof in violation of our discovery rules and it undermines the right of access to courts," Justice Susan Owens wrote on behalf of the unanimous court.


Virginia State Bar Accepting Applications for Court of Appeals Vacancy

Tue, 2023-09-19 13:46

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'Hide-the-Ball Exercise': Judge Rejects Washington Commanders' Argument That E-Tickets Bound Plaintiffs to Arbitration

Tue, 2023-09-19 13:33

"It is far from clear that the expectations for receiving and reviewing specific contract terms associated with cruise ship tickets, which are for a multi-day journey on an ocean-going vessel into international waters with overnight lodging, are necessarily applicable to tickets to attend a three-hour sporting event," wrote the court, clearing the way for a lawsuit by a group of NFL fans who fell from an elevated surface at FedEx Field.