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Has the SPAC Spigot Finally Run Dry?

Thu, 2021-04-29 15:57

The days of 20 or 30 new SPACs each week may be behind us. And that isn't necessarily a bad thing.


Quinn Emanuel Wins $14M in Legal Fees for Client's $5M Case

Thu, 2021-04-29 15:34

A federal judge said tactics used by the opposition, represented by Williams & Connolly, inflated litigation costs despite the amount of damages on the line.


Acting Against ABA, Texas Senate Passes Bill So Lawyers Can Fight 'Cancel Culture'

Thu, 2021-04-29 15:26

"It gives an affirmative defense for someone practicing their religious beliefs," said bill author Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock. "Texas lawyers can practice their faith and not have to worry about losing their license."


'It Defies Precedent': Appeals Court Allows State to Continue Enforcing Tossed Abortion Law Pending Appeal

Thu, 2021-04-29 14:50

"We are pleased that the full Sixth Circuit has recognized that Tennessee's law, requiring a 48-hour waiting period for abortions, is likely constitutional and can be enforced while the appeal proceeds," said Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III. A dissenting judge disagreed.


Meet GSU Law School's New Dean

Thu, 2021-04-29 14:40

"With experience across multiple aspects of college and university life, from faculty affairs and governance to student success and teaching, Dean Reed will provide the leadership necessary to advance Georgia State Law as an innovative, forward-thinking institution of legal education," said Wendy Hensel, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.


What In-House Counsel Need from Outside Counsel As Pandemic Landscapes Shifts

Thu, 2021-04-29 11:14

Responses from GCs on what matters most to their companies when hiring outside counsel.


The Federal Government Isn't a 'Junior Varsity Sovereign,' Kirkland's Clement Argues in Pipeline Case at SCOTUS

Thu, 2021-04-29 11:11

"Eminent domain that depends on consent is an oxymoron," said Paul Clement of Kirkland & Ellis, a former U.S. solicitor general.


How I Made Partner: 'I Was Impressed How Moving From a Big Law Firm to a Small Law Firm Gave Me a Very Different Experience,' Says Danielle Ash of Duval & Stachenfeld

Thu, 2021-04-29 09:32

"Make yourself indispensable, not merely for your work product but for what you add to the firm's culture."


Will Some Industries Benefit from a Post-COVID Halo Effect in the Eyes of Jurors?

Thu, 2021-04-29 07:30

According to public opinion polls, Americans' opinions about pharmaceutical companies have grown much more positive over the past year. Will that change how it and other industries are viewed as defendants?


Clifford Chance to Allow UK Partners to Work Remotely 50% of the Time

Thu, 2021-04-29 06:02

The new policy will come into effect when U.K. restrictions lift on June 21.


Paul Weiss Adds Another Kirkland Partner to Build Out California Practice

Thu, 2021-04-29 06:00

Austin Pollet is the sixth Paul Weiss partner in the Bay Area now, but the firm's expansion comes amid new competition on the West Coast.


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Thu, 2021-04-29 06:00

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When Law Firm Offices Shut, Work-Life Boundaries Crumbled. Rebuilding Them Will Be Difficult.

Thu, 2021-04-29 05:00

Three firm leaders all said they are examining the challenges of work-from-home burnout, a hybrid office model and how to handle individual situations. It hasn't been easy.


Returning to Campus in the Fall Will Require COVID-19 Vaccine at Many Law Schools

Thu, 2021-04-29 00:56

At least 38 law schools are now requiring students be fully vaccinated in order to be on campus in the fall, and that number is expected to grow in the coming weeks.


Monsanto Fires Back at 'Inflammatory Rhetoric' Over Roundup Appeal

Thu, 2021-04-29 00:35

Monsanto fired back Wednesday at what it called "inflammatory rhetoric" that it paid a Roundup plaintiff to bring an Eleventh Circuit appeal of a favorable ruling on federal preemption. In an opposition filed in court, its lawyer accused lead plaintiffs attorneys of considering a similar "high-low settlement" in another Roundup case now before the Ninth Circuit.
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Thu, 2021-04-29 00:00

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Did Monsanto Pay a Plaintiff to Force Preemption Appeal? Plus: Judges Debate Vices and Virtues of Virtual MDL Hearings

Wed, 2021-04-28 19:33

The maker of the Roundup weedkiller insists a "high-low settlement" with a plaintiff wasn't designed to create an appellate its long-term favor


No Free Lunch? Judge Sanctioned for Eating Meal From Firm Seeking $2M in Fees

Wed, 2021-04-28 18:37

"I think she had like a salad and it was like $15 or something. I guess in retrospect, I should have made her pay or something. But it didn't occur to me," said Houston attorney John Zavitsanos.


Giuliani Raid Seen as Likely to Trigger Fight Over Attorney-Client Privilege

Wed, 2021-04-28 18:21

Rudy Giuliani, while a practicing lawyer, wore "different hats" when it came to private business and consulting, said one former federal prosecutor. Those roles promise to complicate the handling of uncovered evidence.


Alex Oh Abruptly Exits SEC After Judge Floats Sanctions in Past Paul Weiss Work

Wed, 2021-04-28 18:15

Oh resigned days into the job after a judge questioned Paul Weiss' attorneys' conduct for describing opposing counsel as acting "agitated, disrespectful, and unhinged" during a deposition.