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Sparing None: Law Firms are Stacking up on Talent With Regulatory Expertise

Tue, 2023-03-21 09:17

Heightened regulatory scrutiny across sectors and jurisdictions has prompted law firms to bulk up on experienced talent from coast to coast.


White & Case Hires 10-Lawyer Team Led by Former Paul Hastings IP Leader

Tue, 2023-03-21 09:00

Partners Yar Chaikovsky and Phil Ou brought at least eight other lawyers with them to White & Case in Silicon Valley.


How I Made Partner: 'Take Every Opportunity Early On to Try Many Different Practice Areas,' Says Ryan Judd of Turner Padget Graham & Laney

Tue, 2023-03-21 08:00

I was afforded some tremendous opportunities early on to learn and gain experience alongside some great mentors, which has made all the difference.


'Some Risk of Inconsistent Rulings': Federal Judge in Virginia Denies Google's Request to Transfer Antitrust Action to New York

Tue, 2023-03-21 00:33

The judge finds there is "no question" that transferring the DOJ action would result in "significant delays" in litigation.


The 2023 Legalweek Leaders in Tech Law Awards Winners Are Here!

Mon, 2023-03-20 21:00 and Legaltech News are proud to announce this year's winners for the Legalweek Leaders in Tech Awards, celebrating the achievements of law firms, legal departments and vendors leading the legal profession into the future through technology and innovation.


Citing 6th Circuit's Blessing to 'Filter Out' Complaints, Michigan District Court Amends Local Rules on 'Vexatious' Filings

Mon, 2023-03-20 19:21

Citing a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit authorization for courts under its jurisdiction to "filter out" complaints filed by frivolous or vexatious litigants, the federal trial court for the Eastern District of Michigan has amended its local rules regarding "Enjoined Filers" and "Assignment and Reassignment of Civil Cases to Judges."


Fragomens Donate $1M to Case Western Reserve University Law

Mon, 2023-03-20 17:36

"Gwen and I are delighted to make this gift to the Immigration Law Clinic," Austin Fragomen said in a statement. "The clinic's work in providing legal services to the migrant community will advance our lifelong commitment and passion of developing excellent lawyers to support this community."


Defendant's 'Repeated Confessions,' Corroborative Evidence Leads Appellate Court to Reinstate Jury OVI Verdict

Mon, 2023-03-20 16:55

"The defendant told the officer that 'he was coming on the on-ramp and, then, he hit the snow and, then, lost traction and went into the woods,'" Associate Justice Joseph M. Ditkoff wrote on behalf of the unanimous panel, with Associate Justices Sabita Singh and Marguerite T. Grant concurring. "The defendant further explained that he had driven from Belmont, where he was a barber, and had stopped for dinner and drinks. At booking, the defendant said, 'I think I have a concussion, I might need to see someone'."


Japanese Law Firms Move Quickly Into Global Markets

Mon, 2023-03-20 16:34

The reasoning behind the expansions, and what the firms plan to do with their new offices, varies considerably by region.


FTX Bankruptcy Attorneys: 'Enough Is Enough' in Delaware/Bahamas Jurisdictional Battle

Mon, 2023-03-20 15:08

A complaint in the global Chapter 11 case was filed Sunday by Sullivan & Cromwell and Landis, Rath & Cobb attorneys "in response to serial threats" to relocate the case.


Sneak Peek at the 2023 Go-To Law Schools: Nos. 21-30

Mon, 2023-03-20 15:00

Here's a first look at the law schools that sent the highest percentage of 2022 graduates to associate jobs at the largest 100 law firms.


State High Court Rejects Insurance Company's 'Physical Abuse' Definition for Abuse and Molestation Exclusion

Mon, 2023-03-20 14:58

The SJC looked to an identical Dorchester Mutual Insurance policy in the case of Dorchester Mutual Insurance v. Krusell, holding in 2020 that the term "physical abuse" as used in the policy exclusion was ambiguous.


'April Fool's Joke Gone Wrong'?: Judge Dismisses Securities Suit Over VW's 'Voltswagen' Campaign—For Now

Mon, 2023-03-20 11:32

"Merely alleging a daily monitoring function and the participation in the preparation of public statements does not allow this Court to infer that Volkswagen AG 'collaborated with the authors to such an extent that they controlled the [press release's] publication,'" Alston wrote, citing the Second Circuit's 2022 holding in Noto v. 22nd Century Grp. Inc. "In other words, the Amended complaint does not sufficiently allege that Individual Defendants and VWGoA more broadly 'lacked final control over the [press release's] contents or did not make the ultimate decision as to what specific information to include.


Quinn Emanuel and Pallas Set to Represent Credit Suisse Bondholders

Mon, 2023-03-20 11:29

Under the terms of the Swiss bank's acquisition by UBS, $17 billion of Credit Suisse bonds have been written off.


New Cases Spotlight Best Practices for Handing Ephemeral Messages in Litigation

Mon, 2023-03-20 11:04

Ephemeral messaging applications continue to pose challenges for companies and their employees.


Economic Loss Rule Bars Negligence Claim for Willful and Wanton Conduct, Says State Appeals Court

Mon, 2023-03-20 10:05

In a published opinion, the Colorado Court of Appeals held that a district court erred in its denial of a defendant's motion for a directed verdict based on the economic loss rule and stated that the lower court incorrectly relied on two cases—neither of which preclude application of the economic loss rule to bar common law negligence claims involving willful and wanton conduct.


After Four Denials by State Judges, Suspended Boston Attorney Loses Bid for Federal Court Reinstatement

Mon, 2023-03-20 09:57

"Diviacchi concedes that the SJC [Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts] affirmed the denial of his reinstatement, and that he is still suspended in Massachusetts," a federal judge wrote of the lawyer, who the Supreme Court in December said has shown "open contempt for the legal system and the disciplinary system."


What the End of the National COVID Emergency Could Mean for Remote Federal Court Proceedings

Mon, 2023-03-20 07:30

The chief judges of California's four federal districts discussed the adjustment period on the horizon—including the possible loss of some popular remote proceedings—during a panel discussion last week.


How I Made Partner: 'Approach Every Day With a Sense of Urgency,' Says Jason Outlaw of Alston & Bird

Mon, 2023-03-20 06:00

"No matter the size of the problem at hand, I refuse to mail it in."


Big Law's Latest Growth Strategy: The Morning Minute

Mon, 2023-03-20 06:00

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