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T-Mobile Case Shows Transgender Workers Can Sue for Sex Discrimination—But With Burdens

Thu, 2021-05-13 19:16

"A plaintiff who alleges transgender discrimination is entitled to the same benefits—but also subject to the same burdens—as any other plaintiff who claims sex discrimination," said the Fifth Circuit ruling.


Big Law Hiring Trends May Change Billing Rates, Growth Patterns

Thu, 2021-05-13 18:58

The pandemic has raised a host of questions about the migration of legal industry talent, and how firms are distributed and priced across the country. And it's just starting to shake out.


Bar Groups Issue High Marks to NY Court of Appeals Hopefuls Seeking to Succeed Feinman

Thu, 2021-05-13 18:48

Starting Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo can select one of the seven candidates as his appointee for the seat held by Feinman, who was the court's first openly gay member.


These Dogs Are Having a Ruff Time as Their Attorney Owners Return to Court

Thu, 2021-05-13 17:40

As attorneys everywhere return to the courthouse, spare a moment for their dogs, who are devastated. Cats, on the other hand, appear to be coping fine.


Bankruptcy Attorney Albert Togut Named Interim Trustee in Kossoff Law Firm Chapter 7 Proceedings

Thu, 2021-05-13 17:25

Real estate attorney Mitch Kossoff has been accused of stealing millions of dollars he was supposed to hold in escrow for clients and is the focus of an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.


How the Pandemic and Big Tech Backlash Might Be Stretching Technology Transactions

Thu, 2021-05-13 17:23

Aarthi Belani, who joined Baker McKenzie's transactional practice from Jones Day, says she's noticed that deals seem to be taking longer to finalize, in part, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and heightened antitrust scrutiny.


Bernie Grimm Consents to Disbarment, Preparing to Wind Down Practice, Report Says

Thu, 2021-05-13 17:19

A disciplinary counsel consented to Grimm's request that his disbarment be effective on September 1, 2021, to permit him to wind down, according to a disciplinary report this week.


2nd Circuit Nixes Motel Operator's Lawsuit Targeting Lands' End Over 'Unsolicited' Faxes

Thu, 2021-05-13 16:19

A unanimous panel of the Manhattan-based appeals court held that Gorss Motels Inc. had given "prior express invitation or permission" to receive the faxes from Lands' End.
 Cannabis Briefing: The Delta-8 THC Frenzy | Cryptocurrency and Cannabis | 4 Firms' Work on Cannabis Mega-Merger | Cannabis Lobbying Ramps Up

Thu, 2021-05-13 16:00

Welcome back to Higher Law. This week we're looking at: Delta-8 THC: What's the big deal? Cryptocurrency and cannabis Four firms' work on a billion-dollar cannabis deal Red states' embrace of medical marijuana


Compensation Snapshot: Lowenstein's Anne Milgram, Biden Pick to Lead DEA

Thu, 2021-05-13 15:45

Anne Milgram, a former New Jersey attorney general and Justice Department lawyer, received compensation for consulting work, legal services and law school teaching.


Another Am Law 200 Firm Boosts Associate Pay, With 9% Average or Higher Raises

Thu, 2021-05-13 15:14

Womble's move comes as several firms are increasing associate pay, including competitor firms in the Southeast. Womble said the scales were specifically boosted in both large and small markets in the Southeast.


Slam Dunk: Carlton Fields Lawyers Score $413K in Attorney Fees for Shaquille O'Neal

Thu, 2021-05-13 15:01

Shawn Darling had demanded $12 million from the former NBA superstar for the return of 25,000 personal emails, or else he threatened to release them to the public, according to court documents.


'It's the Moment for This': An Unprecedented Number of Black Women Are Leading Law Schools

Thu, 2021-05-13 14:55

By the fall, 14% of law schools will have Black women in the dean's suite.


Major Law Firms Lead as Big Tech Defeats EU Commission...Again

Thu, 2021-05-13 09:55

In a day of mixed fortunes for the European Commission, the EU General Court issued two tax rulings, one involving online giant Amazon and the other, French multinational Engie.


Freshfields Offers Two Extra Leave Days to Global Staff in Mental Health Push

Thu, 2021-05-13 06:58

'Freshfields Days', off-camera meetings and taking calls outdoors are all part of the elite firm's effort to help those struggling with the impact of the lockdown.


Ex-Gibson Dunn Partner Banned From Profession for 'Misleading Strategy' in Djibouti Litigation

Thu, 2021-05-13 05:46

The former London partner left the firm in 2015 following a major case involving the Republic of Djibouti and one of its wealthiest citizens.


Ex-DOJ and Kirkland Lawyer Heads to Winston to Help Build Firm's Environmental Group

Thu, 2021-05-13 05:00

Jonathan Brightbill said he chose not to return to Kirkland because he was looking for a firm where he could concentrate on his litigation practice, rather than transactional work and bankruptcy.


Who Is in Control? Corporate Counsel and Others Struggle Over Contract Process

Thu, 2021-05-13 02:00

Who is responsible for decision-making in the contract process is unclear, with confusion often between law departments and other corporate functions, according to a new report.


How I Made Firm Managing Partner: 'Seize the Opportunities That Are Available,' Says Melissa Jones of Stoel Rives

Thu, 2021-05-13 00:59

"My advice to anyone who wants to be in leadership is seize the opportunities that are available. You can learn from these experiences and use them to develop and cultivate your leadership skills for roles with increasing responsibility."