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Inadvertent Disclosure in Alex Jones Trial Leaves E-Discovery Experts Flabbergasted

Thu, 2022-08-04 16:10

E-discovery professionals say that while inadvertent data disclosures happen to everyone sometimes, there are ways to prevent them—but that's not what happened in this trial.

       

Higher Law: Foley & Lardner Releases Mid-Year Cannabis Report | StateHouse Reaches Tax Deal with IRS | Canopy Growth Names New Chief Legal Officer | Recreational Marijuana Troubles Hit Arkansas, Detroit

Thu, 2022-08-04 16:08

Welcome back to Higher Law, our weekly briefing on all things cannabis. I'm Cheryl Miller, reporting for Law.com from Sacramento. This week we're looking

       

Senate Confirms Roopali Desai as 1st South Asian Judge on 9th Circuit

Thu, 2022-08-04 16:06

Desai, a partner at Coppersmith Brockelman, was confirmed in a 67-29 vote.

       

'Please Disregard': Alex Jones' Attorneys Want to Claw Back Leaked Evidence

Thu, 2022-08-04 15:05

The motion was filed after a damning day of testimony when texts from the phone were used against Jones while he testified.

       

Grubhub Delivery Drivers Are Not Exempt From Arbitration, Massachusetts High Court Says

Thu, 2022-08-04 14:48

"It is instructive that, on nearly identical facts to those in the present case," Justice Dalila Argaez Wendlandt stated, citing 'Wallace v. Grubhub,' "the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit concluded that Grubhub drivers were 'transportation workers,' but not engaged in interstate commerce as required by the residual clause."

       

How I Made Partner: 'Know the Details, Be Polished and Perform Consistently,' Says Kyle Kolb of Herrick, Feinstein

Thu, 2022-08-04 11:03

"Focus on becoming an indispensable part of any matter you are on, both to the firm and to the client."

       

Labor of Law: As Workers Suffer With Long Covid, Employers May Rethink Accommodations for Other Disabilities

Thu, 2022-08-04 11:00

Employers unwilling to find creative accommodations for workers with long Covid and workers with other long-term disabilities risk "losing enormous resources and a brain drain of employees who have a lot to contribute," said Wendy Musell, who represents workers as a sole practitioner and is also of counsel at Oakland, California-based firm Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams.

       

Midlevels' Mixed Reviews | Crypto Insider Trading? | Underpaid GCs: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2022-08-04 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

Associates Expect Their Tech To Work, And Partners Had Better Use It Too

Thu, 2022-08-04 05:00

At the firm that ranked lowest in the category in our mid-levels report, "embarrassing" technology "greatly impacts the day-to-day life of associates at the firm."

       

Less Money for Remote Work? Perhaps

Thu, 2022-08-04 05:00

Rethinking the levers we pull when setting comp.

       

M&A Lawyers Turn to Client Relationship Building and Strategy

Thu, 2022-08-04 05:00

Large law firms aren't yet embracing discounted rates to adjust to softer deal flow. Instead, they are focusing on client projects and merger strategies to build relationships.

       

Money and Scandal: How Dechert's Neil Gerrard Became London's Most Controversial Lawyer

Thu, 2022-08-04 04:58

Law.com International spoke with several people who worked closely with Gerrard to examine a life that has rarely been out of the spotlight.

       

Facing Discipline, Rudy Giuliani Needs to Show DC Bar He Had Evidence of Election Fraud

Thu, 2022-08-04 00:58

A D.C. Bar lawyer cautioned Giuliani's lawyers it did not appear they were focusing on the crux of the complaint filed against their client.

       

DeSantis Suspends State Attorney for 'Willful Defiance'

Thu, 2022-08-04 00:49

"Wherever you like this decision or not, the governor is not only within his rights, he's obligated to do it," said Randolph Braccialarghe, an ethics professor at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law who has over two decades of experience serving the Florida Bar.

       

Crash Kills Fox Rothschild Partner, 33, Remembered for Kindness, Community Service

Thu, 2022-08-04 00:42

"Giving back to his local community, whether it was as to the tribe or more broadly. That's just who Harry was, and something we all can aspire to," said C.J. Fisher, co-chair of the gaming department at Fox Rothschild.

       

Most Contentious Issue: Tillis Takes Another Stab at Rewriting Patent Eligibility Law

Wed, 2022-08-03 19:15

A former PTO director and a former Federal Circuit judge hailed the legislation as providing clarity and predictability in a contentions area of law. An attorney for a tech industry trade group warned that, as written, the bill would roll back advances against abusive patent litigation.

       

Citing 'Occult Mysteries,' Appeals Court Nips $200M IRS Penalty Against Exxon

Wed, 2022-08-03 18:46

The panel sided with the government in the bulk of the convoluted tax case, rejecting a more than billion-dollar tax refund Exxon sought.

       

As Attorneys Return to Offices, Law Firms Balance Financial and Mentorship Challenges

Wed, 2022-08-03 18:40

As more law firms focus on office-return policies, observers point to several factors that firms should weigh, including the increasing financial costs of returning to the office.

       

DOJ Claims Trump Adviser Peter Navarro Used Personal Email for Official White House Records

Wed, 2022-08-03 18:25

Emails sent by former Trump aide Peter Navarro should be part of the national archives, according to the DOJ.

       

Why Some Legal Chiefs Undersell Themselves During Pay Negotiations

Wed, 2022-08-03 18:23

"I've worked with many, many different GCs, and I've heard way too many times that the GC is in a new role and they didn't realize that certain equity options could have been awarded to them. Or they'll say, 'I was just too embarrassed to ask HR, so I left it on the table,'" said New York-based legal career coach Zelda Owens.

       

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