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'Change Is Coming': Despite ABA Vote, Law Firms Will Face More Rivals Outside the Legal Industry

Wed, 2022-08-10 15:19

Law firms can't ignore growing competition from other industries, but for now, the ABA resolution gives lawyers in all 50 states greater clout in opposing any loosening of restrictions.

       

$795/Hour: Greenberg Traurig Team Earned More Than $1M in Attorney Fees

Wed, 2022-08-10 15:08

"Here in the U.S., many lawyers think they can file a lawsuit and they don't have to consider the risk that their client might have to pay the other side's attorney fees," said Gregory Herbert, a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig.

       

Penn State Dickinson Law Receives $500K Grant for Its Antiracist Institute

Wed, 2022-08-10 13:17

"This coalition does not know hierarchy. This coalition does not know exclusion. This coalition knows collective action and values learning from lived experience and perspective," Dickinson Law Dean Danielle Conway said in a statement.

       

Critical Mass by Law.com's Ellen Bardash: Toxic Tort Firms Plan for North Carolina Veteran Suits. A Federal Judge Dismissed Ally Bank Leak Claims.

Wed, 2022-08-10 11:53

Toxic tort attorneys across the country are getting ready for claims from veterans exposed to toxic water.

       

How I Made Practice Group Co-Chair: 'My Leadership Skills, and Building Strong Relationships With My Colleagues,' Says Shawn Wright of Blank Rome

Wed, 2022-08-10 11:45

Good leaders must be able to see and work for that bigger picture and long-term goals.

       

How I Made Practice Group Chair: 'My Ability to Connect With Others and My Legal Know-How,' Says Kimberly Lau of Warshaw Burstein

Wed, 2022-08-10 10:47

A firm's success is dependent on the sum of its parts; not just one superstar.

       

'Be More Intentional': How GCs Are Building Camaraderie Amid Hybrid Work

Wed, 2022-08-10 06:40

"It is so much easier to trust someone at work when you know the whole person and trust them with your whole person," said Theresa Shea, general counsel of Utz Brands.

       

Dollar's Strength Gives Law Firms Lots to Think About: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2022-08-10 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

Italy Prime Minister's Abrupt Resignation: A 'Difficult Moment' or 'Good for the Industry'?

Wed, 2022-08-10 05:19

The downfall of Mario Draghi's government has unsettled the Italian business and financial communities. But lawyers say other economic factors such as the strength of the dollar could offset concerns.

       

Thanks to the SEC, Law Firms See Increasing Business in ESG

Tue, 2022-08-09 19:57

Demand is up in ESG and corporate practices as clients sweat the SEC's proposed climate risk disclosures.

       

Biden Nominates Federal Prosecutor to 10th Circuit Vacancy

Tue, 2022-08-09 17:06

Jabari Wamble was tapped to fill the seat left vacant after Judge Mary Beck Briscoe announced senior status last March.

       

$21M in Attorney Fees and Costs After Bracewell Lawyers Win Against IBM

Tue, 2022-08-09 16:56

Trial evidence showed that to avoid paying BMC the required license fees, IBM decided to disregard its contractual obligations and undertake a complete replacement of BMC's software products at AT&T as part of a secret project, expecting that if challenged it could settle for "pennies on the dollar."

       

Court: Massachusetts Law Applies to Loss-of-Consortium Claims Stemming From New Hampshire Crash

Tue, 2022-08-09 16:54

"Here, the tire installation and accident—both of which occurred in New Hampshire—were the last events creating potential liability to VIP for negligence and loss-of-consortium claims. Therefore, the presumption is that New Hampshire law applies," Judge Angel Kelley wrote.

       

Court Pulls Info for Judge Bruce Reinhart, Who's Believed to Have Signed Warrant for Mar-a-Lago Search

Tue, 2022-08-09 16:48

"He's a well-regarded government lawyer and doesn't have the slightest inclination to act out of politics," said one lawyer who worked with Reinhart.

       

How I Made Partner: 'The Firm Was Familiar With My Practice, Experience and Abilities,' Says Angela Gomes of Sullivan & Worcester

Tue, 2022-08-09 16:27

I had to believe in myself even when others didn't. I had to be resilient and persevere.

       

Woman Who Accused Judge of Sexual Assault Can't Re-File Claims, Court Rules

Tue, 2022-08-09 16:18

Mitchell claims Roberts sexually assaulted her 35 years ago while he was prosecuting a 1981 murder trial in Salt Lake City when she was a teenager serving as a witness.

       

State Appeals Court: Trial Court Did Not Error in Denying Motion to Amend Complaint

Tue, 2022-08-09 15:48

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has denied a defendant's motion to amend a complaint as part of an insurance case, finding that allowing him to do so would materially prejudice the opposing party.

       

DOJ Urges DC Circuit to Uphold Key Felony Offense Against Accused Capitol Rioters

Tue, 2022-08-09 15:43

Prosecutors urged the court to reject a "narrow interpretation" of the obstruction statute that a lower court judge used to dismiss charges against three men accused of taking part in the riot.

       

Boies Schiller Earns Lion's Share of $667 Million Fees From Blue Cross Blue Shield MDL

Tue, 2022-08-09 15:40

The fee effectively triples the firm's earnings from 2021.

       

Who Got the Work? Kirkland to Help Meta Platforms Fight for Its Name

Tue, 2022-08-09 15:31

Partners Dale Cendali and Claudia Ray will fight trademark claims brought by another "Meta" company that says its IP rights are being trampled.

       

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