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As Law Firms Push Aggressive Rate Increases, Clients Have Room to Negotiate

Wed, 2023-02-15 08:00

Some rate increases last year were "shocking at the high end," according to a new rate report, noting about 15% of Am Law 100 firms increased their rates between 10% and 20%.


Firms Remain Skeptical of Alternative Business Structures: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2023-02-15 05:00

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Is the Talent War Over?

Wed, 2023-02-15 04:00

For several years, talent had a rare edge over management. That era is coming to an end. But management isn't totally in the driver's seat.


Are U.K. Law Firms Also Going to Make Job Cuts?

Wed, 2023-02-15 04:00

U.S. firms' tougher stance on layoffs could start to influence the London legal scene.


Skadden Lands Morrison & Foerster Securities Litigation Co-Chair

Wed, 2023-02-15 04:00

Mark Foster is Skadden's first lateral partner hire of 2023, highlighting the law firm's focus on securities litigation, especially in Northern California.


DOL violations: A refresher on child labor laws

Tue, 2023-02-14 23:45

Failure to comply with federal and state labor laws when employing those under the age of 18 can result in significant fines for employers.


Second Circuit Narrows Reach of Wire Fraud and Insider Trading Prohibitions

Tue, 2023-02-14 23:41

The Second Circuit's long-anticipated decision in United States v. Blaszczak limits the government's ability to bring fraud or insider trading prosecutions where the information used to achieve an advantage is regulatory information held by the government. It also brings the Second Circuit in greater alignment with the Supreme Court's wire fraud jurisprudence.


Is Attorney E-Discovery Incompetence the Elephant in the Room?

Tue, 2023-02-14 23:38

For years, a lack of attorney e-discovery competence has been identified as the biggest e-discovery challenge that's not talked about enough. But if no one's willing to talk about the problem, how can the industry solve it?