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For Law Firm Succession Planning, GCs Take Matters Into Their Own Hands

Tue, 2024-06-04 17:29

"I'm not reliant on any one specific attorney in any area I need assistance," said Utz general counsel Theresa Shea. "If someone were to retire, my primary billing contact might change, but my overall relationship with the firm would not."

       

Sidley Private Equity Partner Joins Willkie to Lead New Dallas Office

Tue, 2024-06-04 17:01

Sidley Austin partner J. Holt Foster III, who joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher in its new Dallas office, was attracted to the firm's focus on midmarket private equity.

       

A Preemptive Strike? Samsung Electronics Requests Declaratory Non-Infringement Judgment Against Oura Ring Patents

Tue, 2024-06-04 16:30

"Each and every time a major competitor has developed and/or released a product that competes in the smart ring market, Oura has filed a patent infringement action against that competitor," according to Samsung's complaint.

       

LegalZoom Sued for Alleged Unauthorized Practice of Law

Tue, 2024-06-04 16:11

LegalZoom allegedly engages in the unauthorized practice of law because it does not fit the statutory definition of a professional service corporation and because its owners include nonlawyers, according to the complaint.

       

Dallas Firm That Won $45M Talc Verdict Scored Again: Jury Hits J&J With $260M

Tue, 2024-06-04 16:01

The Oregon jury's verdict, which included $200 million in punitive damages, followed a month of trial in a case brought by Kyung Lee, diagnosed with mesothelioma after decades of being exposed to Johnson & Johnson's baby powder.

       

11th Circuit Judge Uses ChatGPT in Deciding Appeal, Encourages Others to Consider It

Tue, 2024-06-04 15:52

In a proposal he said "many will reflexively condemn as heresy," Judge Kevin Newsom suggests that those who follow an "ordinary meaning" approach to law should consider how AI-powered LLMs like ChatGPT can "inform the interpretive analysis."

       

'Legal Version of Flopping': Judges Spar Over Standing in Blocking Fund for Black Business Women

Tue, 2024-06-04 14:34

"At bottom, American Alliance and its members have shown nothing more than flopping on the field when it comes to establishing an injury in fact," Eleventh Circuit Judge Robin Rosenbaum wrote in dissent.

       

AI Boom Has Left Employers With Head-Spinning Governance Challenges

Tue, 2024-06-04 14:05

Businesses and governments are "grappling with how to set boundaries while staying competitive in the technology transformation race," FTI Technology Global CEO Sophie Ross said.

       

21 State AGs Urge ABA to Remove Race-Based Criteria From Accreditation

Tue, 2024-06-04 13:02

"Standard 206 seemingly asks law schools to defy the Court's clear directive," the AGs said in their letter, adding that proposed revisions "do little to solve these problems."

       

Novo Nordisk Files Multiple Complaints Alleging Trademark Infringement, False Advertising Across U.S.

Tue, 2024-06-04 11:15

"We will continue to pursue legal action against those who provide potentially unsafe and ineffective compounded 'semaglutide' products and knowingly deceive patients who are seeking treatment, thereby eroding public trust in the safety of FDA-approved medicines," said Doug Langa, executive vice president, North America operations and president of Novo Nordisk.

       

'Follow the Money': Feds Close Case Against Michael Lynch in HP Fraud Trial

Tue, 2024-06-04 11:00

"Dr. Lynch essentially testified that he doesn't read his email," Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Leach told the jury. "There's no reason to think he wasn't paying attention."

       

Klehr Harrison to Hold Preference Litigation CLE

Tue, 2024-06-04 11:00

Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg is scheduled to hold a CLE titled "Preference Litigation Basics" on June 11.

       

The Americans Are Leaving China in Droves, but Will It Level the Playing Field?

Tue, 2024-06-04 10:01

The risks inherent to running a legal business in China now far outweigh China's appeal. But over the past 18 months, no U.K. law firms have exited China, nor have they closed any offices on the mainland.

       

Letter From Asia: The Americans Are Leaving China in Droves, but Will It Level the Playing Field?

Tue, 2024-06-04 10:01

The risks inherent to running a legal business in China now far outweigh China's appeal. But over the past 18 months, no U.K. law firms have exited China, nor have they closed any offices on the mainland.

       

TikTok Parent Hires Hollywood Heavy Hitter as Global GC Amid Showdown With US

Tue, 2024-06-04 08:26

Former Warner Bros. General Counsel John Rogovin is taking the legal reins of the popular social media app as its continued operation in the United States hangs in the balance.

       

Deacons Sexual Harassment Saga Takes a Turn as Judge Lifts Anonymity and Ex-Partner Sues for Defamation

Tue, 2024-06-04 07:43

A case brought against the former Deacons and Baker McKenzie lawyer has been discontinued and the claimant has been ordered to pay costs.

       

How I Deal with Stress: A Partner on Handling the Strains of Litigation

Tue, 2024-06-04 05:32

In the latest Q&A on how senior lawyers handle the pressure of working in law, a partner at litigation boutique Stewarts shares her experiences.

       

Finishing the Plan: Mayer Brown's Van Gorp Reelected for Second Three-Year Term

Tue, 2024-06-04 05:00

Jon Van Gorp wants the firm to press its advantage in "strength" areas, such as a strong global offering, growth in Salt Lake City and expansion in New York.

       

Finishing the Plan: Mayer Brown's Van Gorp Reelected for Second Three-Year Term

Tue, 2024-06-04 05:00

Jon Van Gorp wants the firm to press its advantage in "strength" areas, such as a strong global offering, growth in Salt Lake City and expansion in New York.

       

Employment Litigation Leader to Replace Mary Beth Hogan as Debevoise Litigation Co-Chair

Tue, 2024-06-04 05:00

Longtime partner Jyotin Hamid will join Andrew Ceresney at the helm of the unit, which brought in $546 million in revenue last year. Hogan is retiring after 33 years at the firm.

       

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