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New Top Dean, AI for All, 'Bad Faith' Bias?: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2019-02-07 05:00

Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

King & Spalding Appoints Corporate Governance Advisory Leader

Wed, 2019-02-06 23:09

The firm has launched a new practice amid intensifiying pressures on corporate boards

         

Labor of Law: Watch This Case: Pregnancy Bias Action in 11th Circuit | Oracle Blasts DOL for 'Bad Faith' | Plus: Who Got the Work & All the Moves

Wed, 2019-02-06 23:00

There's a new pregnancy discrimination case unfolding in the Eleventh Circuit, and we've got a quick take on what's at stake. Plus: we're tracking a fast-moving new dispute over noncompetes and nondisclosures, and the Fifth Circuit's James Ho has some thoughts on the scope of Title VII protections. Thanks for reading!

         

Opioid Judge Hears Testimony Over Whether to Disqualify Baker Hostetler as Defense Counsel

Wed, 2019-02-06 18:31

U.S. District Judge Dan Polster heard testimony Wednesday from Baker Hostetler partner Carole Rendon about her former job as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, during which she headed an opioid task force.

         

Stanford Names Jenny Martinez as Next Law Dean

Wed, 2019-02-06 17:11

The human rights scholar has been on the Stanford Law faculty since 2003 and recently led an effort to bolster diversity and inclusion on the law campus.

         

Inside Track: New Privacy Law for the US? Plus, Not as Much AI as We Thought

Wed, 2019-02-06 17:00

Is 2019 the year that Congress passes its own version of the GDPR? And when will legal departments finally jump on the AI bandwagon?

         

Orrick Team Accuses US Labor Dept. of 'Bad Faith' in Bias Case

Wed, 2019-02-06 15:35

"Despite having prosecuted this matter for more than four years, OFCCP now wants to change course. Why?" Oracle's attorneys at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe said in a new filing in a pay-discrimination case.

         

KPMG's Legal Arm Announces 'Record' Growth in 2018

Wed, 2019-02-06 15:02

Following the growth, KPMG has made big moves in Hong Kong, the U.K. and France to kick off 2019.

         

Akin Gump Adds Diversity Executive From Wilmer as Client Pressures Ramp Up

Wed, 2019-02-06 14:38

Nimesh Patel, Akin Gump's new chief diversity and inclusion officer, says "it's terrific" that clients are becoming more demanding on diversity issues.

         

Covington Catholic Student's Lawyers Send Notice to CNN, Other Outlets

Wed, 2019-02-06 14:22

“Please preserve all information that may be relevant to the Sandmann Matter, the letter says. “If our clients pursue litigation, we intend to serve discovery requests to access your computer networks and systems, and to seek the production of relevant documents and communications.

         

ADT Alarm Company Secures New Chief Legal Officer From Tech Gaming Business

Wed, 2019-02-06 14:07

David Smail, a veteran in-house lawyer and former partner at Hogan Lovells, succeeds a retiring P. Gray Finney as the top lawyer at the Boca Raton, Florida-based company.

         

US Solicitor Weighs New Supreme Court Challenge to Vietnam Veteran Benefits

Wed, 2019-02-06 14:07

The Veterans Benefits Administration anticipates that "tens of thousands of veterans" will file claims within the first year if the Federal Circuit ruling is not put on hold,

         

US Attorney McSwain Files Action to Stop Phila. Safe Injection Site

Wed, 2019-02-06 13:52

In a first-in-the-nation lawsuit, the U.S. Attorney's Office is seeking a declaratory judgment that says safe injection sites, where heroin users can inject the drug under the supervision of medical staff, violate provisions of the Controlled Substances Act.

         

Asia's Lateral Market: More Partners from U.S.-based Firms Jump to Chinese Firms; Fewer Lawyers Moving to U.S. Firms

Wed, 2019-02-06 13:40

The region is experiencing a major shift in lateral movement, according to an analysis by The Asian Lawyer.

         

Va. AG Mark Herring Says He Wore Blackface at 1980 Party

Wed, 2019-02-06 13:38

Herring is the next in line to lead the state after embattled Gov. Ralph Northam and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.

         

Cornell Law Review's New All-Women Board Speaks Volumes, Editor Says

Wed, 2019-02-06 13:37

Lauren Kloss, who was recently elected as the next editor-in-chief of the Cornell Law Review, said the election of an all-female executive board at the flagship journal of a top law school is the latest signal that women are edging toward parity in the legal profession.

         

Critical Mass: Cases Over 'No Poach' Agreements Draw DOJ Response. Plus, Judge Demands More Details From Plaintiffs Suing Facebook

Wed, 2019-02-06 13:01

The U.S. Justice Department has raised its voice in several cases in which employees challenged "no-poach" employment agreements, and lawyers are weighing the impact of the feds' intervention

         

What's Next: The Emojis Are Coming! Plus, a Look Back at Legalweek and Your Dose of Dystopia

Wed, 2019-02-06 12:47

Emojis are creeping into more cases, meaning judges and lawyers need to be ready for them.

         

Skilled in the Art: No Escape From EDTX for Google + Samsung's Wild Week in Patents

Wed, 2019-02-06 12:15

The Federal Circuit declined to review en banc a ruling that much of the tech industry has blasted as an end-around the Supreme Court's TC Heartland decision.

         

Clark Hill Merges With Irish Firm, Raising Dublin Profile

Wed, 2019-02-06 10:47

The merger boosts Clark Hill's Dublin head count to 19.

         

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