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Legal Departments Need to Declutter to Meet New Challenges, Report Says

Thu, 2022-08-11 15:48

"It's cleaning out the pipes more than necessarily reducing the number of them," said Phil Caruso, a principal and corporate counsel at Kearney.

       

Garland Says He Personally Approved Mar-a-Lago Search; DOJ Asks to Unseal Warrant

Thu, 2022-08-11 15:43

"The public's clear and powerful interest in understanding what occurred under these circumstances weighs heavily in favor of unsealing," DOJ attorneys wrote in a court filing.

       

6th Circuit: No Evidence Defense Attorney Had Conflict of Interest in Repping Government Witness

Thu, 2022-08-11 15:39

"A defendant who claims ineffective assistance of counsel arising from an alleged conflict of interest and who raised no objection at trial 'must demonstrate that an actual conflict of interest adversely affected his lawyer's performance,'" the federal appeals court siad.

       

Quinn Emanuel Launches Dallas Office

Thu, 2022-08-11 15:31

The firm's new Dallas office is starting with seven lawyers and three partners, with more growth to come.

       

State Supreme Court: Human Trafficking Victim's Identity Not an Element of 2011 Statute

Thu, 2022-08-11 15:29

"We conclude, as a matter of first impression, that a defendant may be convicted of human trafficking under G. L. c. 265, §50(a), so long as the jury find that the defendant knowingly trafficked another person, regardless of whether that person is specifically identified," Justice Frank M. Gaziano wrote on behalf of the unanimous court. "Because the trafficking offenses at issue here were charged as ongoing criminal schemes, rather than as discrete instances of trafficking, we conclude that such an instruction was not warranted, and the trial judge did not err in declining to provide one."

       

10th Circ. Revives Employment Discrimination Suit, Finding 'Brown Man' Comment Improperly Barred From Evidence

Thu, 2022-08-11 14:29

Michael Cruz, a Hispanic man of Mexican American heritage, filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado claiming that Farmers Insurance terminated his contract with the insurer based on race.

       

6 Steps to a Successful Business Development Plan

Thu, 2022-08-11 11:54

Driving Growth Through Client Success and Thought Leadership Business development balances client success, competitive marketing and new acquisitions in order to sustain the firm's reputation as a high-quality service provider. It is the bridge between marketing and sales. Here are six steps to building a modern business development plan that is guaranteed to drive growth through client success and thought leadership.

       

How I Made Office Managing Partner: 'Leading an Office Starts With Listening to a Lot of Different Voices,' Says Caitlin Sinclaire Blythe of Morrison & Foerster

Thu, 2022-08-11 10:46

Don't wait to start leading. Even the smallest, simplest matter will benefit.

       

How I Made Partner: 'My Reliability Is Valued by Both Clients and Partners,' Says Wesley Robinson of Ballard Spahr

Thu, 2022-08-11 10:26

My resiliency through tough times is something I constantly rely on when the going gets tough.

       

Tenth Circuit Recognizes Constitutional Right To Record the Police

Thu, 2022-08-11 09:45

In 'Irizarry v. Yehia', the Tenth Circuit joined six other circuits in holding that the First Amendment protects the right to record police encounters—and further held that the defendant officer wasn't entitled to qualified immunity for violating that right. In doing so, the appellate court offered guidance on the scope of the clearly established prong of qualified immunity.

       

Veteran Attorney Consents to License Revocation After Admitting to Evading $869K in Income Taxes

Thu, 2022-08-11 09:00

Nosuk Kim was not charged in the underlying fraud case against her husband and his company, I-Tek, a company that provided clothing, promotional items, and equipment to federal government agencies, but the allegations against the attorney stem from its proceeds, according to the statement of facts included with the consent order.

       

GCs Tackle Professional Culture in a Hybrid Environment: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2022-08-11 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

Inside Track: Want to Be a Remote GC? Window of Opportunity May Have Closed

Thu, 2022-08-11 00:17

"The snapback in wanting people to come back to the office is real, and it is interesting," said Mike Evers, an attorney recruiter.

       

Political Criticism of Judge Who Issued Trump Warrant Renews Judicial Security Concerns

Wed, 2022-08-10 18:29

Lower court judges continue to face online threats and attacks after politicians use hyperbole and misinformation to denigrate the judicial system.

       

Are Clients 'Ghosting' More Law Firms? It's Complicated

Wed, 2022-08-10 18:22

"You don't have to end the relationship formally. You just don't call them anymore," said one legal industry analyst, describing how some clients have ended relationships with law firms.

       

Governor Nominates Associate Justice Patricia Guerrero to Be Chief Justice

Wed, 2022-08-10 17:50

Gov. Gavin Newsom also chose his former legal aide, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Kelli Evans, to serve as an associate justice on the California Supreme Court.

       

Lawyers Say Local Businesses' Reaction to Pelosi's Taiwan Visit 'Actually Quite Muted'

Wed, 2022-08-10 17:40

Companies in Taiwan are accustomed to dealing with tensions between Taiwan and China. But they have increased efforts to protect their assets and some are gradually moving operations and investments out of China, lawyers say.

       

Compliance Hot Spots: Regulatory Focus May Help Firms Weather M&A Slow Down + SEC Climate Rule Drives Demand for ESG Lawyers + Who Got the Work

Wed, 2022-08-10 17:02

Law firms are increasingly highlighting the regulatory component of corporate transactions as deal work is expected to slow down.

       

Under the Hood of Boies Schiller's $2.7 Billion Blue Cross Blue Shield MDL

Wed, 2022-08-10 15:30

Boies Schiller's Hamish Hume takes The American Lawyer under the hood of his Blue Cross Blue Shield MDL—the biggest settlement ever for a private antitrust case with no government involvement.

       

A 'Fifteen-Year Failure': Walgreens Liable for Contributing to Opioid Crisis in San Francisco, Judge Rules

Wed, 2022-08-10 15:27

The bench ruling from U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer marks the first bench trial to find Walgreens liable for public nuisance claims in the nationwide multidistrict litigation stemming from the ongoing opioid epidemic, according to San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu.

       

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