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Williams & Connolly Chair Dane Butswinkas Is Named Tesla General Counsel

Fri, 2018-12-07 07:54

“After 30 years as a trial lawyer at Williams & Connolly, I would have never imagined joining a company in-house," Dane Butswinkas said in a statement from Tesla. He will succeed Todd Maron, general counsel since 2013.


Legal Employment Fell in November Despite US Job Growth Streak

Thu, 2018-12-06 23:41

In its latest monthly look at employment in the U.S., the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that over 1.1 million people worked in legal services in November, down about 2,400 from the prior month.


Wells Fargo Adds to the Consensus: The Law Firm Market Is Setting Records

Thu, 2018-12-06 23:03

Enjoy the holiday parties. This has been the best year for law firms since the Great Recession.


The Law Firm Disrupted: Metrics Plus Prestige: A Powerful Combo

Thu, 2018-12-06 20:00

Why objective measures of performance and subjective measures of prestige are mutually reinforcing.


Plaintiffs Make Hail Mary Appeal in Case Over NFL's 'Sunday Ticket'

Thu, 2018-12-06 17:59

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear oral arguments Friday over whether to revive antitrust claims against the National Football League Inc. over its “Sunday Ticket subscription package.


'Calling Uber on Their Bluff,' Plaintiffs Lawyers Strike Back to Compel Arbitration

Thu, 2018-12-06 17:48

“They are stalling and cutting off the rights of their drivers. We are calling them out on that. We don't think they are serious about arbitration."


New TRACE Study: Europe Is Least Risky Continent for Bribe Demands

Thu, 2018-12-06 16:44

The 2018 TRACE Bribery Risk Matrix, released Thursday, names the least and most risky of 200 countries evaluated as well as the least and most risky continents. The study's methodology changed this year.


FTC's Ohlhausen to Join Baker Botts, Bypassing Judicial Nomination

Thu, 2018-12-06 16:15

Maureen Ohlhausen, who left her post as acting Federal Trade Commission chair in May, was a Trump administration nominee to join the Federal Claims Court.


Michigan Law School Gets $33 Million Donation

Thu, 2018-12-06 15:00

The gift from Chris Jeffries and his wife, Lisa, is the sixth-largest ever to a law school, according to the University of Michigan Law School. The funds will go toward student scholarships and other financial support.


At 25, Bartlit Beck Is Still on Trial. Is Its Model Winning?

Thu, 2018-12-06 14:54

An 80-lawyer trial boutique may have lessons to teach Big Law about developing talent.


The Boomerang Effect: You Can Go Home Again

Thu, 2018-12-06 14:34

In highly competitive markets with intense lateral movement, it is not unusual to see lawyers move from one law firm to another, only to return to their former firm after a few years.


Justice Department's Push to Revive AT&T Case Hits Skeptical DC Circuit Panel

Thu, 2018-12-06 14:11

AT&T, represented by Sidley Austin partner Peter Keisler, defended the Washington trial judge's ruling and argued the Justice Department's case was based on flimsy economic modeling.


Justice Kagan Throws Shade on Her Originalist Colleagues

Thu, 2018-12-06 13:42

“Your argument seems, frankly, a little bit one-note, Kagan told counsel to the challenger during one exchange Thursday in the case Gamble v. United States, which confronts double-jeopardy and an exception to the clause.


Bad News for Airbnb: Florida Court Reinstates Ban on Vacation Rentals

Thu, 2018-12-06 13:39

The decision from Florida's Third District Court of Appeal throws out an injunction that had stopped the City of Miami from banning vacation rentals. With the ban reinstated, Airbnb hosts in some Miami neighborhoods will no longer be able to rent out their homes.


Facebook Dubs Cambridge Analytica MDL 'Broadside' Against Business Model, Moves to Dismiss

Thu, 2018-12-06 13:25

Plaintiffs lawyers, however, consider the Cambridge Analytica scandal "the tip of the iceberg" in Facebook's "willful pursuit of generating revenue at the expense of its users.”


Court Hearing Census Suit Can't Weigh Ross' Reports to Congress, Administration Says

Thu, 2018-12-06 13:19

“Well-settled law, plain statutory text, and the Census Act's legislative history all establish thesame conclusion: [the statute] is a reporting requirement reviewable by Congress, not the Court, the DOJ wrote in its brief.


Avoid the "Screw-Its" During the Holidays

Thu, 2018-12-06 12:18

Here are some simple and totally manageable tips to steer clear of the bloat and weight gain


New Survey Finds Even Bigger Gender Gap in Big Law Partner Pay

Thu, 2018-12-06 08:20

Male partners are earning 53 percent more than female partners in 2018, according to new data. Much of the difference can be attributed to men continuing to originate more business than women.


Arnold & Porter Hires Away White & Case Seoul Office Head

Wed, 2018-12-05 23:52

Disputes specialist James Lee will move back to Los Angeles to be an Arnold & Porter partner. He headed White & Case's office in Korea for three years.


3 Ways Courts Influenced the E-Discovery World in 2018

Wed, 2018-12-05 23:30

The E-Discovery Day panel described numerous 2018 cases, including EPAC Technologies v. HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Waymo v. Uber Technologies, that had far reaching implications for the e-discovery world.