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What's Next: SEC's Big No in Crypto | Illegal Gene Dabbling | Government Facial Recognition Face Off

Wed, 2018-12-05 06:00

Lawyers say don't expect any changes from the SEC after last week's ruling in an ICO-securities case.

         

DLA Shakes Up Its International Executive Team

Wed, 2018-12-05 04:26

The changes affect leadership roles in Asia, Europe and the U.K.

         

Working Remotely Is on the Rise, But It Comes With Its Share of Downsides

Tue, 2018-12-04 23:30

While new technology and changing attitudes has allowed many lawyers to work remotely, such telecommuting can lead to overwork and stunted career growth.

         

Compliance Hot Spots: Rosenstein's White-Collar Comforting | Go, Ahead Take Some Risks! | Who Got the Work, and More

Tue, 2018-12-04 20:00

US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's making waves on the white-collar front—what it all means. Plus: federal agencies issue guidance on testing new technology and prior compliance failures. A US physicist is suing Treasury over his "Russian oligarch" designation, and scroll down for Who Got the Work and our latest roundup of moves.

         

Mueller Trumpets Flynn's Help, Says Don't Lock Him Up

Tue, 2018-12-04 19:52

Special counsel prosecutors said the former Trump national security adviser has provided “substantial assistance."

         

California Tops the 'Judicial Hellholes' List Again

Tue, 2018-12-04 18:10

The report by the American Tort Reform Association ranked the top nine venues with the “most unfair legal systems. Florida, which topped the list last year, was No. 2.

         

Court Nixes Law Making a Felon of Anyone Who 'Encourages or Induces' Undocumented Immigrants to Stay in the US

Tue, 2018-12-04 17:11

"At the very least, it is clear that the statute potentially criminalizes the simple words spoken to a son, a wife, a parent, a friend, a neighbor, a coworker, a student, a client 'I encourage you to stay here,' " wrote Ninth Circuit Judge A. Wallace Tashima.

         

Bubble Wrap Maker Announces New GC

Tue, 2018-12-04 16:45

Sealed Air Corp., the maker of Bubble Wrap, announced Tuesday that Angel Willis will be the company's vice president, general counsel and secretary, beginning in January.

         

State AGs Emerging as 'Most Feared Regulators,' Attorney Says

Tue, 2018-12-04 16:06

State attorneys general have expanded their roles in recent years to fill an enforcement void left by some federal agencies, and they are often joining together to form a multistate juggernaut of litigation, according to Daniel Suvor, counsel in the Los Angeles office of O'Melveny & Myers.

         

Prominent Foreclosure Firm Settles Fannie Mae Fraud Charges

Tue, 2018-12-04 16:00

Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates agreed to pay more than $4 million to the government to settle charges it defrauded federal housing programs in the wake of the housing crisis.

         

Lawyer Decried as 'Serial Objector' Hits Back at Edelson With Lawsuit

Tue, 2018-12-04 15:52

Texas-based lawyer Christopher Bandas, who has been accused of making a cottage industry of objecting to class action settlements, is now going after the plaintiffs firm that's suing him.

         

Dykema Bolts On DC Insurance Litigation Boutique Loss, Judge & Ward

Tue, 2018-12-04 14:49

Midwest-based Dykema Gossett will double the size of its Washington presence with the deal—and also gain a longtime counsel to the Commission on Presidential Debates.

         

2nd Circuit Finds Leaks Don't Sink Professional Gambler's Insider-Trading Conviction

Tue, 2018-12-04 14:44

William Walters argued ahead of trial and on appeal that details of the investigation fed by an FBI agent to The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times should nullify his indictment and fatally prejudiced his conviction.

         

Pelvic Mesh MDL Leadership Defends Settlement Record as Infighting Ramps Up

Tue, 2018-12-04 13:43

At the same time, another law firm has joined Kline & Specter in criticizing the set-aside request, saying some of the fee requests have not been fair and that money for the common benefit fees should not be taken from the plaintiffs' recoveries, but rather from the primary lawyer's fee.

         

Axiom Adds Zillow's Top Lawyer to Board of Directors

Tue, 2018-12-04 12:57

Axiom Global Inc., an alternative legal services provider, announced Tuesday that the chief legal officer at Zillow Group has landed on Axiom's board of directors as the audit chair.

         

How to Tell a Justice They're Wrong

Tue, 2018-12-04 12:35

"You know your case with absolute confidence and when a justice says something that seems incorrect, you say it," says Sidley Austin's Carter Phillips.

         

Big Four's EY Adds Disputes Capability in Hong Kong, Poaching Team From Dechert

Tue, 2018-12-04 10:55

Kareena Teh joins EY's Hong Kong member firm along with two associates—the latest significant hire by the Big Four accounting firm in Hong Kong since it recruited a four-lawyer team from Troutman Sanders earlier this year.

         

Ahead of the Curve: Welcome to Campus, Gen Z

Tue, 2018-12-04 10:02

Wake Forest law professor Laura Graham discusses Gen Z and what law schools need to know about teaching them; the University of Pennsylvania Law School makes attorney well-being part of its mandatory professional responsibility course; and Vanderbilt's Program on Law and Innovation launches a hands-on certificate program for practitioners.

         

Skilled in the Art: Kavanaugh Boards the Lemley Train | Set the Damn FRAND Rate Already | Secret Meetings on Section 101

Tue, 2018-12-04 09:30

In this week's edition, we look at Kavanaugh's first hearing of a patent case as a SCOTUS justice. Within minutes, he referenced a brief co-authored by none other than Stanford's Mark Lemley.

         

Enough Hype Already: Inside Legal's (Over?) Excitement with AI

Tue, 2018-12-04 08:30

While many in the legal industry still over hype AI technology, some are beginning to separate fact from fiction. But the hype hasn't been all bad—or good—for the legal market.

         

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