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'We're All Individuals!' Big-Law Branding in a Cookie-Cutter World

Fri, 2019-06-14 13:35

How does one big law firm distinguish itself from the rest? Branding pro Siobhan Burns at Clarity in New York has worked with some of the biggest in Big Law to help create brands that convey individuality, in an industry rife with look-alikes.


Lawyers in Opioid MDL Seek Nationwide Class Certification for Potential Settlement

Fri, 2019-06-14 13:16

The motion sets up an unprecedented "negotiation class" of 24,500 cities, counties and other small governments that want to resolve claims over the opioid crisis.


DC Circuit Rejects Trump's Blanket Ban on Immigrant Minors' Abortions

Fri, 2019-06-14 11:38

The U.S. government's position could not "be squared" with U.S. Supreme Court decisions, according to panel members judges Sri Srinivasan, Robert Wilkins and Laurence Silberman.


DLA Piper Recruits 5-Partner M&A Team in Melbourne From Norton Rose Fulbright

Fri, 2019-06-14 11:32

Australia corporate and M&A practice co-head Shane Bilardi will join DLA Piper together with partners James Stewart, Jyoti Singh, Chris Mitchell and Andrew Fisken.


As Merger Talks Continue, O'Melveny London Partner Leaves For Akin

Fri, 2019-06-14 10:23

John Daghlian is the fourth funds partner to leave the firm in recent months as merger talks with A&O continue.


Hated Lawyer, Biased Lawyers, Startup Fun: What You Said

Fri, 2019-06-14 06:30

A Connecticut lawyer is taking heat in the form of caustic emails over his representation of a client accused of something awful. In one of the standout


Moonlighting, Subordinate Sexism, Boies Bosses: The Morning Minute

Fri, 2019-06-14 06:00

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


Boies Schiller Shakes Up Leadership of Major US Offices

Fri, 2019-06-14 05:00

Management committee member Damien Marshall said new appointments in New York, Washington, L.A., Oakland and Albany are a further step in the “continuing transition of the firm's management and leadership.


Greenberg Traurig Opens Nashville Office With Tennessee State Insurance Commissioner

Thu, 2019-06-13 21:39

Julie McPeak was first appointed as the Tennessee insurance commissioner in 2011 and was reappointed by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee in January.


The Law Firm Disrupted: Like Uber, But For

Thu, 2019-06-13 21:00

Greenberg Traurig's new venture, Recurve, is definitely worth watching. But is it groundbreaking?


Alabama Attorney General Voluntarily Dismisses Opioid Case

Thu, 2019-06-13 18:37

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall moved to voluntarily dismiss his opioid lawsuit after a judge questioned whether he had federal jurisdiction over the case.


Options Clearing Corp. Names New General Counsel

Thu, 2019-06-13 17:40

The Chicago-based clearinghouse announced Thursday it had appointed Janet Angstadt as executive vice president and GC. She'll be focused on compliance and regulatory issues while overseeing the strategic direction of OCC's legal programs.


Gender Bias by Subordinates: What General Counsel Need to Know

Thu, 2019-06-13 17:12

Employment lawyers say the issue is coming up frequently these days as a growing number of women establish companies or take leadership roles. While bias by subordinates has not often led to litigation, general counsel need to be aware of the risks.


Google Wins Ruling by EU Top Court Over Germany's Bid to Regulate Gmail

Thu, 2019-06-13 16:45

The ruling means that Google and similar service providers will be able to avoid the vast range of data protection and security obligations that apply to telecommunications companies in Germany.


SCOTUS Financials: Gorsuch Snags $225K Advance for New Book, Roberts' Stock Sale, and Other Highlights

Thu, 2019-06-13 16:21

Book royalties and teaching income continue to supplement what the U.S. Supreme Court justices are earning on the bench, according to newly released financial disclosure forms.


How Jones Day Doubled Lawyer Count Down Under

Thu, 2019-06-13 16:18

In five years, the U.S. firm has doubled its lawyer head count in Australia. Whereas it had 40 lawyers and one office in the country in 2014, it now has about 100 lawyers in four offices—and it plans to keep growing.


Higher Law: In-House Perspective: Leaving Groupon for the Green Rush | A Hemp Litigant Finds a Friend in USDA | Who Got the Work

Thu, 2019-06-13 16:00

An in-house lawyer tells us why she jumped into the green rush, and a hemp company fighting in the Ninth Circuit hopes a new USDA guidance memo benefits it. Welcome to Higher Law -- and thanks for reading!


Facebook Must Face Class Action Over Unwanted Text Messages, Panel Says

Thu, 2019-06-13 14:49

A Ninth Circuit judge wrote that messages received by a non-Facebook user were "automated, unsolicited, and unwanted."


As Thousands Condemn Hong Kong Extradition Bill, Global Law Firms Remain Silent

Thu, 2019-06-13 13:35

Individual lawyers have participated in the protests in their individual capacity. But global law firms operating in Hong Kong have so far declined to publicly take a stand.


Rent-A-Center Taps Assistant General Counsel in Wake of Top Lawyer's Resignation

Thu, 2019-06-13 13:35

Christopher Korst resigned his post effective June 5, at which time Dawn Wolverton, the Plano, Texas-based rent-to-own company's VP, assistant GC and secretary since 2011, stepped in on an interim basis.