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My One-L Life: The Looming Job Search

Wed, 2019-02-06 10:30

The planning for summer jobs—not just this coming summer, but the one after 2L year, which potentially leads to an offer of post-graduate employment—has begun in earnest, bringing with it a pressure to “network that makes me cringe at the very word.

         

Microsoft Helps Develop an AI-Powered Bridge to Legal Aid

Wed, 2019-02-06 08:30

Microsoft has completed work on the artificial intelligence powering the Legal Navigator, which could change the way that people with limited resources gain access to legal aid.

         

Remember Abramoff?, Nonprofit, Please, Secret Briefs: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2019-02-06 05:00

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

         

How I Made Partner: Baker McKenzie's Brandon Moseberry

Tue, 2019-02-05 23:32

"Learn to make yourself indispensable by developing a subject matter expertise and taking ownership of matters, as well as learning to not be selfish with your time."

         

Compliance Hot Spots: SEC's Ex-Whistleblower Chief Raises Concerns | A 'Never Trump' Saga | Trends in DPAs | Who Got the Work

Tue, 2019-02-05 20:00

The former head of the SEC's whistleblower team has some thoughts on the Trump-era commission's move to restrict awards. Plus: we've got the back story on how a Covington partner won, then lost, the ZTE compliance monitorship. Scroll down for Who Got the Work, moves and more. Thanks for reading!

         

Sheldon Whitehouse Confronts 'Anonymously Funded' SCOTUS Amicus Briefs

Tue, 2019-02-05 16:33

The Senate Democrat from Rhode Island, writing to Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. and Court Clerk Scott Harris, decries "the court's practice of routinely accepting amicus curiae briefs from special interest groups that fail to disclose their donors."

         

The Unicorn Watch: New Black Partners

Tue, 2019-02-05 16:24

Finding black associates whom Big Law has promoted to partner is like searching for a tropical bird in the dead of winter.

         

Florida Coastal Law School Aims to Ditch InfiLaw and Become Nonprofit

Tue, 2019-02-05 16:24

The Jacksonville law school has applied with the American Bar Association to become a nonprofit entity, a move that would enable it to affiliate with an established university.

         

Judge Restarts Emissions Class Action Against Mercedes-Benz

Tue, 2019-02-05 16:01

In his Feb. 1 order, U.S. District Judge Jose Linares in New Jersey refused to dismiss most of the claims in the case, citing rulings in emissions cases involving other automakers.

         

SEC Names Elizabeth McFadden as Deputy General Counsel for Law and Management

Tue, 2019-02-05 15:35

The SEC said McFadden will provide daily oversight into representing the commission, its members and employees in litigation and will advise the commission and its divisions and offices on their legal responsibilities, personnel management and budget.

         

George Washington Law Dean to Step Down After Five Years

Tue, 2019-02-05 15:04

Blake Morant said he is most proud of his efforts in bringing professionalism training into more areas of the law school's curriculum.

         

Financing Recoveries: Best Practices for in-house Lawyers

Tue, 2019-02-05 15:00

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Partnership Classes Are Shrinking, Hampering Advancement and Diversity

Tue, 2019-02-05 14:52

Law firms, already struggling with diversity among their new partner ranks, are likely to face even higher hurdles as the number of overall promotions falls nearly 30 percent since 2015.

         

Longtime DLA Piper Partner Becomes First General Counsel of Chicago Wealth Management Firm

Tue, 2019-02-05 14:29

Cresset Capital Management has tapped longtime partner at DLA Piper Bill Rudnick to be general counsel.

         

Will a New 'Standard' to Describe Legal Work Help Innovation Thrive?

Tue, 2019-02-05 14:06

An ambitious group of law firms, clients and legal tech firms are developing a new language to measure value in the legal services market.

         

Neomi Rao, Up for DC Circuit, Admits Some Writings Made Her 'Cringe'

Tue, 2019-02-05 13:43

Rao, facing questions from senators, said she has matured since writing the controversial columns on multiculturalism and sexual assault at Yale.

         

Leading Chipmaker Analog Devices Picks Up General Counsel

Tue, 2019-02-05 13:21

Beginning next week, Larry Weiss will serve as vice president, general counsel and secretary at Analog Devices Inc., alongside the Norwood, Massachusetts-based company's chief legal officer.

         

Ex-Lawyer in Georgia Still on the Run After Mother Found Dead

Tue, 2019-02-05 13:00

Richard Merritt was supposed to turn himself in on Friday to begin serving a 15-year sentence.

         

Mueller's Team Touts Skadden's 'Extensive' Cooperation in Foreign-Lobbying Case

Tue, 2019-02-05 10:41

Prosecutors are trying to block an indicted Russian company, represented by a team from Reed Smith, from prying into the government's recent civil settlement with Skadden over its advocacy for Ukraine.

         

Ahead of the Curve: Talking Tenure

Tue, 2019-02-05 10:31

A new law review article concludes that elite law schools are too generous in granting tenure. Meanwhile, Regent University has snagged the chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court for its next dean, and donors have been lining up to write checks to law schools.

         

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