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KPMG Conquers Southeast Asia With 275 New Lawyers

Mon, 2022-12-05 14:35

The move is taking place at a time when many multinationals and large companies are turning their focus from China to Southeast Asia.


In Justices Sotomayor and Alito, Supreme Court Emerges Divided Over a Free Speech Claim

Mon, 2022-12-05 14:31

The two justices' questioning foreshadows a likely divide between the court's conservatives and liberals.


Polarization and Post-COVID Dynamics: How a Republican-Controlled House of Representatives Will Affect Legal Services

Mon, 2022-12-05 14:02

In 2023, WilmerHale's Alyssa DaCunha said her firm is preparing general counsel to advise on broader risk management issues in an uncertain political climate.


Lawyer's Misconduct Leads Court to Tack on 40% in Attorney Fees for 'Discourtesy'

Mon, 2022-12-05 13:19

During the trial, a defense lawyer was sanctioned three times, for a total of $1,500, for making statements to the jury concerning precluded evidence, according to court documents.


Supreme Court Won't Revive $2.75B Judgment Over Judge's Stock Ownership

Mon, 2022-12-05 12:58

The justices let stand a Federal Circuit ruling ordering a retrial before a new judge, notwithstanding Centripetal Networks' and Paul Clement's pleas that the amount involved was trivial and that the judge did the right thing by divesting to a blind trust.


How I Made Partner: 'Don't Dismiss Criticism,' Says Sara Alpert Lawson of Zuckerman Spaeder

Mon, 2022-12-05 10:30

"In some ways, making partner is like climbing Mount Everest: it's an upward journey that presents unique challenges for each person."


NYU Law Joins 14 Other Schools Not Participating in US News Rankings

Mon, 2022-12-05 09:10

"Prospective law students need accurate information as they consider which school best fits their goals in pursuing a legal education," Troy McKenzie, dean and Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law, wrote in a letter to the NYU Law community. "At one time, U.S. News may have provided information that could not be found elsewhere" but "[t]hat has changed."


Debevoise Injects Tech Expertise Into IP Litigation Practice With Kirkland Hire

Mon, 2022-12-05 07:00

Barbara Barath joined Debevoise as a leader of its tech litigation practice in Northern California, as the firm looks to bolster its intellectual property capabilities amid high demand.


'There Are Many, Many Pitfalls': How In-House Counsel Can Help Navigate Layoff Minefield

Mon, 2022-12-05 05:56

"You need to make sure you're treating people with dignity and with respect. They're not just cogs in a wheel," said Robert Foehl, a professor of law and business ethics at Ohio University.


Cooley's Layoffs Reveal Danger for Other Firms: The Morning Minute

Mon, 2022-12-05 05:00

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In Partner Promotions, Big Law Pivots Away from M&A—Except at the Top

Mon, 2022-12-05 04:00

Top M&A shops keep promoting deal-focused partners this promotion season while most firms under the $2 billion revenue mark pivoted to countercyclical practices in their promotions.


GCs and Corporate Lawyers See Headwinds, Adjustments Ahead for M&A in 2023

Mon, 2022-12-05 04:00

Macroeconomic factors and uncertainty have driven down deal flow and size, but while there may be some challenging times ahead, no one is ready to say the sky is falling—yet.


Call for Nominations: Professional Excellence

Sun, 2022-12-04 15:19

Our goal at ALM Media is to serve the entire legal community and, as part of that, we're adding new wrinkles to our annual Professional Excellence Awards to make sure we highlight the great work and achievements across the full breadth of the legal communities that our publications serve.


Pharmacies Appeal Ohio Opioid Verdict Claiming Award Would Cost $500B if Extended Nationwide

Fri, 2022-12-02 18:17

Walgreens, Walmart and CVS appealed an Ohio opioid verdict, insisting that the $650 million award, extrapolated, would cost them $500 billion nationwide.


New Trial Granted in Suit Accusing Attorney in Document-Forging Scheme

Fri, 2022-12-02 16:45

"It does not appear that the trial court had independently assessed the credibility of the witnesses, or that the trial court had 'independently weighed the evidence, had passed on the issues presented to the jury, and reached the same verdict as the jury did,'" Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge Thomas R. Frierson noted.


Federal Judge Allows Class Action Over Online Programs to Proceed Against Walden University

Fri, 2022-12-02 15:20

The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland has tossed a motion to dismiss claims of fraud and civil rights violations against Walden University in a class action alleging the school misled students about the length of its doctorate program and its cost, overcharging enrolled members by more than $28.5 million.


Increasing Write-Offs in Client Bills Should Sound 'Loud Alarm Bells' For Firm Profits

Fri, 2022-12-02 15:08

Profit pressure from rising client discounts is also "driving lawyers hard to increase billable hours" and that could jeopardize talent if it continues, according to a new report.


The White-Collar Defense Juror and the 'Trump Effect': An Empirical Analysis

Fri, 2022-12-02 13:10

We are not the same nation that we were in 2016, and the changes will play out everywhere, including in the courtroom.


No. 6-Ranked Penn Carey Law Says It Won't Participate in US News Rankings

Fri, 2022-12-02 12:18

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School announced Friday that it would no longer participate in the U.S. News & World Report education rankings.


University of Georgia School of Law Says It Will Stick With US News Rankings

Fri, 2022-12-02 12:07

UGA, which was ranked 29th on the most recent U.S. News list, is the fourth law school to say that it has no plans to withdraw from the process.