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Sold! Hughes Hubbard, Ropes & Gray, Sullivan Cromwell Advise As French-Israeli Billionaire Buys Sothebys

Mon, 2019-06-17 11:36

The deal will see the iconic auctioneers return to private ownership.


Justices Rule States and Feds Can Prosecute Someone for 'Same Crime'

Mon, 2019-06-17 10:39

Ginsburg said in her dissent: "Different parts of the 'WHOLE' United States should not be positioned to prosecute a defendant a second time for the same offense. I would reverse Gamble's federal conviction."


Litify Raises $50 Million, Eyeing Expansion Into Corporate Legal, Mid-Sized Firms

Mon, 2019-06-17 10:00

After focusing on plaintiffs firms for roughly two years, Litify is now streamlining its technology to appeal to corporate legal departments and small and midsize firms.


Justices Dodge New Case Defending Denial of Service to LGBT Couple

Mon, 2019-06-17 09:57

The justices vacated the lower court ruling and sent the case Klein v. Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries back to the Oregon Court of Appeals for further consideration.


Freshfields Frankfurt Office Raided Again

Mon, 2019-06-17 09:50

It is the third time the firm has been searched in relation to the tax scandal in two years.


'Just Wait Until the Next Hurricane': Florida's New Insurance Law is Conjuring a Storm

Mon, 2019-06-17 09:00

Hurricane season is here, Florida's next big storm is just a matter of time and a new assignment of benefits law spells a major wind change for homeowners, contractors and insurance companies. What will it look like?


Invisible Ink, Criminal Minds, Orrick's Future: The Morning Minute

Mon, 2019-06-17 06:00

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


'Crazy Ideas' Welcome: How Orrick Is Working to Build an Innovation Culture

Mon, 2019-06-17 05:00

The firm is one year into a program that allows associates to put 50 hours of billing credit towards innovation projects.


Vermont Law Sanctioned by Professor Group for Mass Tenure Removals

Mon, 2019-06-17 00:25

Vermont Law School has become the first independent law school sanctioned by the American Association of University Professors after it stripped tenure from 14 of its 19 tenured faculty members in 2018.


NY Bar Association Wants Every Immigrant Facing Deportation to Have an Attorney

Mon, 2019-06-17 00:19

“We must ensure for immigrants due process and that the principles of fundamental fairness are observed in any judicial setting in which they appear, NYSBA President Hank Greenberg said.


READ: DOJ Memo Defends Trump's Refusal to Release Tax Returns

Fri, 2019-06-14 17:50

Steven Engel, head of DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel, said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin "quite reasonably, concluded that Chairman [Richard] Neal had not articulated the real reason for his request."


NY AG Moves to Block Adoption of Trump Administration 'Conscience Rule'

Fri, 2019-06-14 16:54

The rule, which is set to go into effect next month, is already the subject of several lawsuits, including one from James that claimed the change would lead to discriminatory practices among health care providers.


As Cyberattacks on Business Grow, General Counsel Are 'Thirsty' for More Details

Fri, 2019-06-14 16:39

The rate of cyber-related suspicious activity reports has grown to nearly 80,000 per year, according to the director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network in the U.S. Treasury Department. That number includes 13,500 reports per year on suspicious business email alone, up 95% from 2016.


Small North Texas Firm Wins Auction for Lee Sculpture in Dallas

Fri, 2019-06-14 16:16

It's unclear whether Holmes Firm bid $1.435 million on the sculpture for itself or on behalf of a client.


Canadian Mining Company Hires First General Counsel

Fri, 2019-06-14 16:06

Steve Boucratie was named vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Montreal-based Champion Iron.


US Appeals Court Takes Fresh Look at Mandatory Bar Fees in Wake of 'Janus'

Fri, 2019-06-14 15:08

A key question was whether the "Janus" ruling involving labor unions applies to a case involving bar membership and dues.


Trump's 'Character and Fitness' Is Questioned in Hotel Liquor-License Case

Fri, 2019-06-14 15:00

"The board correctly rejected Trump's attempt to silence the public and to be held above the law," said a lawyer for the DC residents who are opposing the renewal of the license at Trump's hotel in downtown.


Tiger Cub Follows Kavanaugh

Fri, 2019-06-14 14:53

Bingo! Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld is off to the high court!


University of San Francisco Interim Law Dean Gets a Job Upgrade

Fri, 2019-06-14 14:07

Susan Freiwald on July 1 will become the first woman to lead the institution on a permanent basis. She has been interim dean for the past year.


Want to Be Happy? There's an App for That

Fri, 2019-06-14 13:56

A Big Law refugee has created an app to bring compassion to law firms.