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Alex Oh, 17-Year Paul Weiss Partner, Is Named SEC Enforcement Head

Thu, 2021-04-22 13:58

"With her work as a prosecutor, pro bono experience, and time in private practice, she has the expertise as a highly respected lawyer to ensure that the SEC protects investors," SEC Chairman Gary Gensler said in a statement.


Google's Legal Ops Guru Leaves Tech Giant and Top Role at CLOC

Thu, 2021-04-22 11:44

The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium announced on Thursday that board member and Intel's director of legal operations, Mike Haven will take over as president of the organization beginning in May.


How I Made Office Managing Partner: 'Have An Interest In Management Matters,' Says Ruben Diaz of Hughes Hubbard & Reed

Thu, 2021-04-22 11:10

"Always try to remember that there are things that may be urgent but are not important and it is key to focus on the ones that are important."


Confusion, Shock in Wake of Coca-Cola GC's Abrupt Resignation

Thu, 2021-04-22 10:50

"It's a huge loss for the legal profession and our legal community," said Jean Lee, president and CEO of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.


Legal Vendors Boast Lawyer-Built Tech, but In-House Departments Want to See Receipts

Thu, 2021-04-22 10:00

Legal departments gravitate towards legal technology companies with lawyers on board to help guide and shape the direction of products. But those lawyers' input needs to be substantive and quality, in-house tech purchasers told


Accountability and ROI: Building Cybersecurity into Your Budget

Thu, 2021-04-22 10:00

If we intend to minimize the risk of a successful attack, we must accept cybersecurity as an ongoing, evolving, relentless effort that requires diligence and discipline. And we have to throw more money at it, too.


Dechert's Defense of Middle East Torture Claims Could Cost It $15 Million

Thu, 2021-04-22 07:37

The firm and its former London-based head of white collar crime are already set to spend $55 million on legal costs defending a separate case against the ENRC.


Miracle and Nicole: How 2 Realtors Built Thriving Businesses During the Pandemic

Thu, 2021-04-22 05:00

"I was not expecting to be doing two to four closings a month for six months straight," said real estate agent Nicole Jones. "I had my busiest year last year, and I'm busier this year."


Getting a JD While in Prison? This Law School Wants to Establish a Program on the Inside

Thu, 2021-04-22 00:20

Proctoring the LSAT in two Minnesota prisons this month was the first step toward what Mitchell Hamline School of Law Dean Anthony Niedwiecki hopes will become a prison-to-law school pipeline.


Daily Mail Taps Kellogg Hansen for Antitrust Suit Against Google

Thu, 2021-04-22 00:03

The U.K. newspaper has accused the search engine giant of anti-competitive behavior and search results manipulation.
 L&E Briefing: In Whistleblower Case, Corporate Defendant in Default | What Covington's Eric Holder Is Charging | Who Got the Work | L&E Headlines: Office Gossip, and More | Sidley Boosts Employment Team

Thu, 2021-04-22 00:00

Welcome to Labor of Law, our labor and employment dispatch spotlighting big cases, key issues and developing trends.


How Merrick Garland's DOJ Is Picking Up a Police Oversight Tool Dropped Under Trump

Wed, 2021-04-21 18:50

"It's my hope that this announcement is the beginning of many more announcements that are both enforcement, but also some of the other levers that the Department of Justice can pull to influence local jurisdictions around this very complicated and critical question of policing," said one Obama-era DOJ official.


Ex-Morrison & Foerster Operations Manager Pleads Guilty to Bilking Firm of $425K

Wed, 2021-04-21 18:16

The fraud scheme involved doctoring purchase records at the law firm to make it seem like personal expenditures had been intended for official business use, a federal prosecutor said.


Tom Girardi's Ex-Clients File Lawsuits Over Millions in Missing Settlement Funds

Wed, 2021-04-21 17:51

In a pair of complaints filed Tuesday in Girardi's Chapter 7 bankruptcy case, the former clients insisted the founding partner of Girardi Keese told them he had invested their settlement funds to be safe.


Tesla's Acting GC Leaves; That's the 4th GC Departure in 2 Years

Wed, 2021-04-21 17:05

This is the fourth departure from the general counsel's chair since 2019.


Intel Escapes Second VLSI Trial With Zero Damages

Wed, 2021-04-21 17:00

VLSI was seeking nearly $3 billion on top of the $2.175 billion verdict it won earlier this year. But this time a jury found that Intel did not infringe the VLSI patents, handing a win to Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.


Coca-Cola's Bradley Gayton Out as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer Takes Role

Wed, 2021-04-21 15:58

Gayton, who recently unveiled a stringent diversity initiative, has resigned as the Atlanta-based beverage giant's top lawyer.


California Opens Trial Targeting Opioid Marketing. Plus: LA's First In-Person Jury Trial of Pandemic Era Ends in Talc Verdict for Plaintiffs

Wed, 2021-04-21 15:01

Three counties and one city are asking for more than $50 billion in damages against four drug manufacturers


'Sitting Alone in Their Houses': Isolated Lawyers Wrestle With Impostor Phenomenon

Wed, 2021-04-21 14:48

"It is a constant struggle to remember that I belong exactly where I am and that it is a result of the hard work I put in," said lawyer Tremaine Hemans. "The learning curve as a new attorney is daunting."