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PPP Loans and Small Business Debtors In Bankruptcy

Thu, 2021-05-13 00:06

At present, there remains no avenue for Chapter 11 debtors to receive PPP Loans during the course of the bankruptcy case. The limitation on PPP availability notwithstanding, other legislative changes have greatly enhanced the eligibility for and efficacy of bankruptcy relief for many small businesses.

       

Law.com L&E Briefing: 'Middle Ground' Sought on Vaccines | Littler's Latest Annual Employer Survey | KPMG, Ogletree Alliance | Workplace Headlines Roundup

Thu, 2021-05-13 00:00

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

       

Biden's Tax Overhaul and M&A Deal Market Are Raising Need for Top Tax Talent

Wed, 2021-05-12 19:11

Threats of more tax enforcement and regulation, plus continued deal activity, are driving a spate of tax partner hires, including at Kirkland, Gibson Dunn and Mayer Brown.

       

In Discovery War Over Pepper Hamilton Documents, Baylor Appeals Sanction

Wed, 2021-05-12 18:30

"When it comes to raising privilege objections, in doing so Baylor has been as aggressive as any party the court has encountered," U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Austin wrote.

       

'Take the Punches': Lawyers Give Survival Tips After Court Rules on Abusive Judge

Wed, 2021-05-12 16:45

Former federal prosecutors across the nation—from California to Georgia and Texas to New Jersey—give advice for attorneys who practice before U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes of Houston.

       

Meet Eunice Lee, First Federal Defender Tapped to Serve as 2nd Circuit Judge

Wed, 2021-05-12 16:42

Lee, an experienced appellate advocate, would bring "balance" to the court, and has a "real understanding of what actually happens in the court system," according to one New York University law professor.

       

Judge Faults Paul Weiss, Alex Oh Over Litigation Conduct in Exxon Case

Wed, 2021-05-12 16:32

Senior U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth said Paul Weiss and former partner Alex Oh "should have known better than to impugn another attorney's character without reviewing the entire record."

       

Partners Without Real Estate: Law Firms Are Entering New Markets Before Signing Leases

Wed, 2021-05-12 15:58

Quinn Emanuel, Paul Weiss and Fox Rothschild have all lately moved into new markets without first adding physical addresses. But the firms' strategies aren't uniform.

       

Northwestern Dean Pick Means Women Will Run Half of the T-14 Law Schools Come Fall

Wed, 2021-05-12 15:32

Penn State University Law Dean Hari Osofsky will be the next top administrator at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

       

'They Expect to See the Bills Reduced': Litigators Juggle New Expectation Amid Pandemic

Wed, 2021-05-12 15:14

"Clients want to dedicate their resources to the real threats," said Carlton Fields Shareholder Derek Harris in West Palm Beach. "We're willing to engage in alternative fees and take risks where other people are not."

       

'These Shouldn't Be on Parallel Tracks': Law Firms Are Cutting Staff Without Considering the Mental Health of Those Left Behind

Wed, 2021-05-12 14:58

This week's episode features a conversation with Patrick Krill, principal and founder of Krill Strategies, a behavioral health consulting firm focused exclusively on the legal industry. Krill raises an interesting and little-discussed point: as law firms continue to cut support staff and embrace automation, they're limiting lawyers' human interactions even further, which is likely to exacerbate feelings of isolation that so many in the industry already struggle with.

       

Litigators Brace for Challenges, Opportunities as Texas Courts Reopen for Jury Trials

Wed, 2021-05-12 14:30

Litigators say COVID-19 might have permanently changed some aspects of a trial lawyer's job—for the better. But worries remain about court backlogs and the composition of juries.

       

1 in 4 Women Attorneys Consider Leaving Law Because of Mental Health, Survey Finds

Wed, 2021-05-12 14:00

Work interfering with one's personal and family life was the biggest factor in driving women out of the legal industry.

       

How I Made Practice Group Co-Chairman: 'I Overcame a Meth Addiction and Invented a New Practice Area,' Says Lori Kalani of Cozen O'Connor

Wed, 2021-05-12 10:57

"Those years held a lot of hard lessons and setbacks, but I was determined not to give up on education as my way out, with law school as my ultimate goal."

       

'We're Not Interested in Dating Others!': Why KPMG Law and Ogletree Are Going Steady

Wed, 2021-05-12 09:35

The leaders of both firms explain the rational behind the German-US alliance as well as how it will work in practice and what lies ahead.

       

What's Next: Virtual Firms Present New Talent Pool + Is This the Year for Online Dispute Resolution? + Section 230 Falls Short for Snapchat

Wed, 2021-05-12 07:00

Law firm leaders say virtual law firms could be the next hot market for law firm acquisitions?

       

How Not to Message Your Office Return Policy | Associates Everywhere Are Getting Paid | Salesforce Sued for Allegedly Capping Commissions: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2021-05-12 06:00

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Firm Leaders 'Trying to Find a Middle Ground' in COVID-19 Vaccine Debate as In-Person Work Resumes

Wed, 2021-05-12 05:00

Leaders at many firms are trying to avoid creating a conflict as they decide whether lawyers and staff should be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to the office.

       

Practical Tips for Defending California Consumer Privacy Act Class Actions

Wed, 2021-05-12 00:42

As was anticipated when it was first enacted, the CCPA has resulted in a significant number of class action litigations. This article assesses the litigation to date and provides key practical takeaways for how businesses faced with such actions can seek early dismissal.

       

Peloton's Recall of Treadmills Could Halt Consumer Lawsuits. Plus: Key Decisions Coming on Pandemic Business-Interruption Insurance Cases.

Wed, 2021-05-12 00:10

The exercise equipment compnay is offering full refunds, software upgrades and other perks designed to diminish the potential economic damages available through a consumer class action.

       

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