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Randy Mastro Moves to King & Spalding After More Than 20-Year Run at Gibson Dunn

Wed, 2022-08-17 09:24

Mastro sat on Gibson Dunn's management and executive committee.

       

Newest Mansfield Rule Pushes for More Progress: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2022-08-17 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

Allen & Overy Brings Aboard Partner to Lead Its India Corporate Practice

Wed, 2022-08-17 05:07

The partner joins from a top tier Indian firm.

       

Lawyer Attrition in Law Firms Could Shift as Profits and Demand Dip in 2022

Wed, 2022-08-17 05:00

How law firms handle their remote work preferences this year may be a large influence on retention, said observers, as well as demand and profit changes.

       

FTC's Commercial Surveillance 'Crackdown' Might Create More Confusion for Businesses

Wed, 2022-08-17 00:01

As concerns around data surveillance and data security ramp up, privacy attorneys are not surprised that the Federal Trade Commission has thrown its hat in the ring. However, they warn that it might cause an already confusing privacy framework to become even murkier in the years to come.

       

3M on Thin Ice: Judge Puts Kibosh on Company 'Attacking This Court's Prior Orders' in Bankruptcy

Tue, 2022-08-16 18:45

U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers, invoking the All Writs Act on Tuesday, ordered 3M not to challenge her rulings in bankruptcy court, where its subsidiary filed a Chapter 11 case last month citing a multidistrict litigation proceeding "broken beyond repair."

       

Who Got the Work? : Amazon's iRobot Deal Draws Big Law and More

Tue, 2022-08-16 15:30

Welcome to "Who Got the Work? ," a regular column that highlights the law firms and lawyers around the country who are being brought in to handle key cases and close major deals for their clients.

       

Good News for Plaintiffs Bar: Damage Awards Reach 10-Year High in Employment Suits

Tue, 2022-08-16 15:08

"There has not been a more powerful time to be an American worker and to be able to shape how you work," said Gregory Brumfield, employment practice area lead at Lex Machina.

       

In Bid to Protect Emergency Abortion Needs, State AGs Ask Court to Block Texas' Challenge to US Guidance

Tue, 2022-08-16 14:43

The AGs argued federal guidance should protect emergency abortions when it will stabilize the mother's health.

       

Fourth Circuit Becomes First Appeals Court to Find Gender Dysphoria Protected by ADA

Tue, 2022-08-16 14:33

"Given Congress' express instruction that courts construe the [Americans with Disabilities Act] in favor of maximum protection for those with disabilities, we could not adopt an unnecessarily restrictive reading of the ADA" wrote Circuit Judge Diana Gribbon Motz.

       

DC Circuit Rejects Political Speech Limits for Judiciary Workers

Tue, 2022-08-16 13:38

An injunction blocking AO political activity restrictions on its workers applies only to the two employees who brought the challenge, Lisa Guffey and Christine Smith, and not all 1,100 AO employees.

       

Lawsuit Over Customer's Off-Premises Assault Allowed to Proceed Against Convenience Store

Tue, 2022-08-16 13:26

"The question of whether Mac's Convenience ultimately bears liability for the off-premises assault in this case will be answered not through the duty prong of the negligence analysis," said Levy, "but under the fact-based inquiry of whether Castonguay can demonstrate that the duty was breached and that the breach was a proximate cause of Castonguay's injuries."

       

3 Ethical E-Discovery Lessons for Plaintiff's Attorneys in the Alex Jones Trial

Tue, 2022-08-16 13:22

While Alex Jones' attorneys dropped the ball when they inadvertently disclosed privileged information, the opposing counsel might have some lessons to learn about e-discovery ethics and best practices as well.

       

How I Made Chief Pro Bono and Social Impact Officer: 'I Combine My Passion for Social Justice With a Keen Business Mind,' Says Joanna Plichta Boisen of Davis Wright Tremaine

Tue, 2022-08-16 11:06

The major ingredients to successful business development are authenticity, creativity, emotional intelligence, grit and competence. If you have most of these attributes, your chances of success are incredibly high.

       

Loeb & Loeb on Why Now Is the Time for In-House Web3 Expertise

Tue, 2022-08-16 11:00

"We are not like 'Lets jump in!' because it's still a new thing. [But] we are also not going to wait around till everything is done," said Melanie Howard, the chair of the firm's intellectual property protection and luxury brands practice.

       

Newest Mansfield Rule Broadens Leadership Hiring Considerations, Pushes for Transparent Advancement and Compensation Policies

Tue, 2022-08-16 10:00

The sixth iteration of the diversity certification requires firms to consider lawyers from each of four underrepresented categories for leadership roles.

       

Big Law Is Helping Europe's Major Football Clubs Through Tough Times

Tue, 2022-08-16 04:39

After two years of COVID losses, soccer bosses are attempting to regroup with the help of deep-pocketed investors and their Big Law advisers.

       

Former Associate Discusses Why He Left Big Law to Launch Job Board Startup

Tue, 2022-08-16 00:00

Lateral Hub's founder, a former Fenwick & West associate, became a legal tech founder after his own lateral move opened his eyes to roadblocks he felt were unaddressed by current job boards. Looking forward, he sees more law firms embracing innovating hiring processes in the near future.

       

Nicki Minaj 'Barbie-Que' Chips Are Giving Mattel IP Nightmares

Mon, 2022-08-15 18:51

Mattel v. Rap Snacks is part of a surge in trademark litigation detected last week by Law.com Radar.

       

Ex-Assistant to the Solicitor General Rejoins Gibson Dunn in Washington, DC

Mon, 2022-08-15 17:38

Appellate litigator Jonathan Bond returned to the firm this week after five years in the Office of the Solicitor General, where he argued 10 cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

       

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