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Chief Legal Officer v. General Counsel: Why You May Need Both

Thu, 2019-02-07 16:21

The reasons why some corporate law departments opt for both a CLO and GC range from size to industry to attorney retention, in-house legal experts said.


California Supreme Court: Payroll Company Can't Be Roped Into Customer's Wage-and-Hour Suit

Thu, 2019-02-07 16:04

The California Supreme Court on Thursday sided with payroll provider ADP LLC, finding that an employee of travel agency Altour wasn't a third-party beneficiary of a contract between the companies.


Grassroots 'Black Lives' Program Grows at Law Schools

Thu, 2019-02-07 15:44

The New York-based nonprofit network is made of up about 5,000 lawyers and includes a clinical program involving students from 18 schools who partner with advocacy groups to advance social change.


How Many Lawyers Does It Take to Write a Status Update? A Lot

Thu, 2019-02-07 15:38

Even as a new generation of attorneys raised on social media enter the field, no consensus for best practice on social media has emerged.


Behind Elevate's Buying Binge: Liam Brown's Meticulous Strategy

Thu, 2019-02-07 15:13

Elevate's founder said the company, with gross revenue possibly reaching up to $90 million this year, could acquire a midsize U.K. law firm.


Indiana Jury Awards $3M in Bellwether Trial of Cook IVC Filters

Thu, 2019-02-07 15:04

The verdict followed a month-long trial and is the first time the Cook IVC has been found defective in one of thousands of cases consolidated in multidistrict litigation in Indiana district court.


Higher Law: Cannabis Banking Goes to Washington | Michigan Marijuana Law Drums Up Work | Plus: The Latest from NY

Thu, 2019-02-07 15:00

What's in store next week at the US House Financial Services meeting on cannabis banking? Plus, hold the phone on New York recreational marijuana. Scroll down for our Who Got the Work roundup, and much more. Thanks for reading!


Future McGuireWoods Partner Denounced Blackface Yearbook Photos 39 Years Ago

Thu, 2019-02-07 14:30

"Those photos needed to be called out,” says Bradley Kutrow, now a financial services and appellate partner at McGuireWoods in North Carolina.


NY Lawyers Bemoan a 'New' Rudy Giuliani 'We Don't Understand'

Thu, 2019-02-07 14:09

Many former colleagues and adversaries of the former mayor and federal prosecutor now echo various levels of bewilderment, frustration, and concern about the turn they've seen him take in representing his client, President Donald Trump.


Lawyers Bemoan a 'New' Rudy Giuliani 'We Don't Understand'

Thu, 2019-02-07 14:09

Many former colleagues and adversaries of the ex-mayor and federal prosecutor express bewilderment, frustration and concern about the turn they've seen him take in representing his client, President Donald Trump.


Judge Tosses Lawsuit of KSU Cheerleader Who Knelt During Anthem

Thu, 2019-02-07 14:06

Judge Timothy Batten of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia threw out a former Kennesaw State University cheerleader's suit against university officials, a powerful former legislator and the county sheriff, finding that the defendants' "only discernible motive was their view that the flag and the anthem should be respected."


Georgetown Heads to Nation's High Schools to Attract Diverse Lawyers

Thu, 2019-02-07 13:56

The school is launching an initiative to send law students and its dean of admissions into as many as 30 underserved high schools across the country with a specific goal of inspiring students to get a law degree.


MDL Panel Sends Marriott Data Breach Cases to Maryland

Thu, 2019-02-07 13:19

On Wednesday, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation appointed U.S. District Judge Paul Grimm to oversee more than 80 class actions against Marriott.


Overcoming Legal Finance Misconceptions

Thu, 2019-02-07 12:46

As the volume of litigation continues to grow and the ability to manage it as a defendant or add to it as a plaintiff grows increasingly complex, legal costs will continue to rise in 2019 — and funding advocacy on both sides will remain a lingering challenge.


InterContinental Hotels Group Promotes General Counsel, Appoints New Chief Lawyer

Thu, 2019-02-07 12:27

George Turner leaves his GC post to serve as chief commercial and technology officer at IHG, while Nicolette Henfrey, who has served as IHG's deputy company secretary and head of corporate legal, has been tapped to succeed Turner. U.K.-based IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,500 hotels throughout the world.


AI Legal Transcription Provider Verbit Raises $23 Million

Thu, 2019-02-07 12:00

Verbit can transcribe and caption multiple languages, and most importantly legalese, through artificial and human intelligence.


Holland & Knight Forms Venezuela Practice in Light of Political Turmoil

Thu, 2019-02-07 10:47

In January, the United States levied heavy sanctions on Venezuelan oil giant Petroleos De Venezuela SA, prohibiting U.S. companies from doing business with the company or its subsidiaries.


Saul Ewing Opens Minneapolis Office, Continuing Midwest Expansion

Thu, 2019-02-07 09:09

Philadelphia-based Saul Ewing is taking eight partners from Minnesota's oldest law firm to launch its newest outpost.


Latham & Watkins Banking Co-Head Kandel Jumps to Morrison & Foerster in London

Thu, 2019-02-07 08:37

The London star leaves Latham after almost nine years with the firm.


What I Learned from the State of the Industry at Legaltech 2019

Thu, 2019-02-07 08:00

Epiq's Cliff Dutton looks back on what he learned from introducing AGs Gonzales and Lynch, and forward to the legal tech themes of the show.