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Three of four former Jones Day attorneys who anonymously accused the firm of discrimination revealed their names late Mo...
06/25/2019
Jones Day Accusers Reveal Identities In Sex Bias Suit - Law360

Three of four former Jones Day attorneys who anonymously accused the firm of discrimination revealed their names late Monday in an amended complaint that deepens their claims that the legal giant mistreats women, especially mothers: ow.ly/kPn550uMqxd

Three of four former Jones Day attorneys who anonymously accused the firm of discrimination revealed their names late Monday in an amended complaint that deepens their claims that the legal giant mistreats women, especially mothers.

Attorneys working in civil legal aid, public defense and political advocacy are part of a growing push to address the le...
06/24/2019
Urgent Care: How Attorneys Are Battling The Opioid Crisis - Law360

Attorneys working in civil legal aid, public defense and political advocacy are part of a growing push to address the legal needs of those impacted by the opioid epidemic. Their hope? To go nationwide with programs that have helped keep people on the path to recovery. http://ow.ly/llrd50uLQHi

Attorneys working in civil legal aid, public defense and political advocacy are part of a growing push to address the legal needs of those impacted by the opioid epidemic. Their hope? To go nationwide with programs that have helped keep people on the path to recovery.

Decisions by Boeing and other companies to move their longtime general counsel into special positions advising CEOs and ...
06/24/2019
Why Your GC Could Be The Best Point Person In A Crisis - Law360

Decisions by Boeing and other companies to move their longtime general counsel into special positions advising CEOs and boards are unusual, but make sense if management needs a point person to help navigate a crisis — or wants legal advice removed from the daily companywide obligations of a general counsel, experts say. http://ow.ly/lFRH50uLMTZ

Decisions by Boeing and other companies to move their longtime general counsel into special positions advising CEOs and boards are unusual, but...

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a federal ban on the registration of "scandalous" trademarks violates the First Amendm...
06/24/2019

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a federal ban on the registration of "scandalous" trademarks violates the First Amendment, less than two years after striking down a similar rule against racist terms: http://ow.ly/jqUg50uLxhr

This week a Connecticut judge sanctioned media personality Alex Jones over threats to lawyers in a defamation case relat...
06/21/2019
Law360's Pro Say: Alex Jones' Very Bad Week - Law360

This week a Connecticut judge sanctioned media personality Alex Jones over threats to lawyers in a defamation case related to the Sandy Hook school shooting. The sanctions cap off a convoluted set of events that are almost too strange to believe, and we'll break it all down on this week's Pro Say podcast. http://ow.ly/kFjO50uKfGL

This week a Connecticut judge sanctioned media personality Alex Jones over threats to lawyers in a defamation case related to the Sandy Hook school shooting. The sanctions cap off a convoluted set of events that are almost too strange to believe, and we'll break it all down on this week's Pro Say po...

In the last decade, law firms have upended the way they deliver services through the use of technology and processes aim...
06/21/2019
Where Have All The Legal Secretaries Gone? - Law360

In the last decade, law firms have upended the way they deliver services through the use of technology and processes aimed at increasing efficiency. One major outcome has been a shift in the ratio of legal secretaries to attorneys, according to staffing specialists. http://ow.ly/uA9D50uKbuY

Law firm staffing has experienced a radical transformation in the past decade, and among the biggest changes has been a dramatic decrease in the...

Judge Carlos Roberto Moreno said judges shouldn’t use social media, because statements on the platforms are discoverab...
06/21/2019
Should Judges Tweet? 'Absolutely Not,' Retired Judge Warns - Law360

Judge Carlos Roberto Moreno said judges shouldn’t use social media, because statements on the platforms are discoverable in litigation and could be used as evidence to disqualify a judge. http://ow.ly/hWOh50uKaXy

Retired California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Roberto Moreno told sitting judges attending an event at University of California, Berkeley School of Law on Wednesday that they should “absolutely not” tweet.

BREAKING: #SCOTUS rules that a Pennsylvania property owner can take her claim that the government unconstitutionally too...
06/21/2019

BREAKING: #SCOTUS rules that a Pennsylvania property owner can take her claim that the government unconstitutionally took value from her land directly to federal court without first seeking compensation at the state level: http://ow.ly/458o50uJV4X

The intellectual property lawyer helped to found the nonprofit after his now-husband helped to create the first "It Gets...
06/20/2019
‘It Gets Better’ CEO Seth Levy On Being Out In BigLaw - Law360

The intellectual property lawyer helped to found the nonprofit after his now-husband helped to create the first "It Gets Better" video with friends and posted it on YouTube, where it almost immediately went viral, attracting millions of views and hundreds of video responses. http://ow.ly/STui50uJewy

EDITING --- SUM BOX --- Nixon Peabody LLP partner Seth Levy talks to Law360 about the viral "It Gets Better" videos he helped launch, the private...

Firms are now, on average, spending less than 6% of their gross revenue on real estate amid a fundamental shift in the b...
06/20/2019
Law Firms Continue To Trim Real Estate Costs, Shrink Offices - Law360

Firms are now, on average, spending less than 6% of their gross revenue on real estate amid a fundamental shift in the brick-and-mortar law firm model that has seen many firms do away with large offices for partners, according to the report. http://ow.ly/gSJZ50uJdLY

Law firms are spending less and less on real estate even as rents rise in major metro areas, according to a forthcoming Cushman & Wakefield...

For the fourth consecutive year, Cravath tops the list of the nation's most prestigious firms because of its reputable c...
06/20/2019
This Firm Remains The Most Prestigious, Associates Say - Law360

For the fourth consecutive year, Cravath tops the list of the nation's most prestigious firms because of its reputable corporate and litigation practices and its role as an industry touchstone for compensation, according to an annual survey of associates published Wednesday by http://ow.ly/qT0T50uJdn2. http://ow.ly/i18v50uJdn0

For the fourth consecutive year, Cravath tops the list of the nation's most prestigious firms because of its reputable corporate and litigation practices and its role as an industry touchstone for compensation, according to an annual survey of associates published Wednesday by Vault.com.

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to strike down a sex offender law that gives the U.S. attorney general broad discretion o...
06/20/2019
Justices Won't Revive Doctrine Curbing Executive Power - Law360

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to strike down a sex offender law that gives the U.S. attorney general broad discretion over how it should be enforced, declining to revive a legal doctrine that experts said could vastly diminish the power of the executive branch: http://ow.ly/QKpU50uJ5tP

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to strike down a sex offender law Thursday that gives the U.S. attorney general broad discretion over how it should be enforced, declining to revive a legal doctrine that experts said could vastly diminish the power of the executive branch.

While most law firms believe they compensate staff and attorneys fairly, unequal pay was among the top complaints of wom...
06/19/2019
Unequal Pay Top Of Mind For Women In Law - Law360

While most law firms believe they compensate staff and attorneys fairly, unequal pay was among the top complaints of women who participated in a number of roundtable discussions that took place in 21 cities internationally over the past year. http://ow.ly/nj1n50uIpOU

The gender pay gap in law is persistent and is among the biggest obstacles to equality in the profession, according to a report released Wednesday based on input from more than 700 women who practice law across the globe.

Ira J. Coleman took the reins as chairman of McDermott Will & Emery LLP in 2017.  He recently spoke with Law360 about hi...
06/19/2019
Law Firm Leaders: McDermott's Ira Coleman - Law360

Ira J. Coleman took the reins as chairman of McDermott Will & Emery LLP in 2017. He recently spoke with Law360 about his hopes and aspirations for the law firm’s future and the one quality he values most in a partner. http://ow.ly/b7uA50uIngO

Ira J. Coleman, who took the reigns as chairman of McDermott Will & Emery in 2017, chats with Law360 about his hopes and aspirations for the law firm’s future, the one quality he values most in a partner, and his friendship with Marty Lipton of Wachtell Lipton.

The U.S. Supreme Court could save the lives of up to 20 death row inmates via an Arizona case it took up last week. Thei...
06/18/2019
Justices Mull Effect Of Current Law On Old Death Sentences - Law360

The U.S. Supreme Court could save the lives of up to 20 death row inmates via an Arizona case it took up last week. Their fates depend on the justices’ answer to a question that other courts have split over: Do current laws apply when reviewing old capital sentences? http://ow.ly/9auQ50uHrYw

The U.S. Supreme Court could save the lives of up to 20 death row inmates via an Arizona case it took up last week. Their fates depend on the justices’ answer to a question that other courts have split over: Do current laws apply when reviewing old capital sentences?

A handful of states let would-be attorneys carve an alternative path to the bar through apprenticeships. Advocates say t...
06/17/2019
School’s Out: Legal Apprentices Take Alternative Path To Bar - Law360

A handful of states let would-be attorneys carve an alternative path to the bar through apprenticeships. Advocates say these programs, despite some drawbacks, could bring more diversity to the field by providing an option for those without the time or money for law school. http://ow.ly/fOJi50uGzGa

A handful of states let would-be attorneys carve an alternative path to the bar through apprenticeships. Advocates say these programs, despite some drawbacks, could bring more diversity to the field by providing an option for those without the time or money for law school.

The numbers in the "State of Legal Hiring" report released earlier this month by Robert Half show an improvement from De...
06/17/2019
Most Attys Think Firms Will Grow Their Ranks In 2019 - Law360

The numbers in the "State of Legal Hiring" report released earlier this month by Robert Half show an improvement from December, when fewer than half of respondents expected their organizations would add new legal jobs and 3 percent expected jobs to be cut. In the latest survey, 59% of respondents anticipated staffing growth, and only 1% anticipated reductions. http://ow.ly/ONpN50uGwoM

More than half of U.S.-based lawyers say their firm or company plans to add lawyers or other legal personnel, and almost none expect layoffs, according to a consulting firm's new survey.

In a recent interview with Law360,  CVS Health general counsel Tom Moriarty explained how the CVS Health and Aetna Inc. ...
06/17/2019
15 Minutes With CVS Health's General Counsel - Law360

In a recent interview with Law360, CVS Health general counsel Tom Moriarty explained how the CVS Health and Aetna Inc. teams navigated a complex state and federal regulatory approval process before completing the transaction. https://www.law360.com/articles/1166380?copied=1

The moment that CVS Health general counsel Tom Moriarty is most proud of as a lawyer was the November completion of the company's acquisition of Aetna. Here, he discusses the benefits of the possible combined organization and his role in the company's 2014 decision to end the sale of cigarettes and ...

Paul Hansmeier, who pled guilty last year to federal fraud and money-laundering conspiracy charges, was described by pro...
06/14/2019
Prenda 'Porn Troll' Attorney Sentenced To 14 Years - Law360

Paul Hansmeier, who pled guilty last year to federal fraud and money-laundering conspiracy charges, was described by prosecutors as the “Machiavellian presence” behind a so-called porn troll scheme that extorted millions in small settlements by accusing internet users of downloading videos illegally. http://ow.ly/f4LL50uEtZB

Paul Hansmeier, a former attorney who filed thousands of copyright suits over pornography in an elaborate scheme known as Prenda Law, was sentenced...

In a motion for class certification, roughly 40 local governments — including the cities of Atlanta, Chicago and San F...
06/14/2019
'Negotiation Class' May Tee Up Sweeping Deal In Opioid MDL - Law360

In a motion for class certification, roughly 40 local governments — including the cities of Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco — moved to establish a bloc of cities and counties that would pursue a deal with drug manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies accused of sparking the opioid crisis through years of shameful sales practices. http://ow.ly/otsX50uEt64

Local governments in the multidistrict opioid litigation on Friday launched an unusual effort to create a “negotiation class” of cities and counties that would seek a global settlement with drug companies accused of igniting a nationwide firestorm of addiction.

The Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control cited the companies' efforts to cooperate and improve their compliance s...
06/13/2019
US Says Expedia, Others Violated Sanctions With Cuban Trips - Law360

The Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control cited the companies' efforts to cooperate and improve their compliance systems when explaining the cases' importance and low settlement figures, pointing businesses to OFAC's May 2 framework for sanctions compliance programs. http://ow.ly/YHFw50uDDEq

Three travel companies, including Expedia, have settled allegations that they helped tourists travel to Cuba or arranged trips for Cuban nationals five to eight years ago in violation of ongoing U.S. sanctions, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Thursday.

Attorneys with the ACLU, New York Civil Liberties Union and Arnold & Porter, who are representing several immigrant advo...
06/13/2019
High Court Asked To Pause Census Ruling For New Evidence - Law360

Attorneys with the ACLU, New York Civil Liberties Union and Arnold & Porter, who are representing several immigrant advocacy organizations, asked the high court to kick the case back to the New York federal court to consider new evidence unearthed last month, which suggested that the decision to add a citizenship question may have been made to boost Republican power. http://ow.ly/Jeu550uDzJZ

The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hold off deciding whether the Trump administration can ask about citizenship status on the 2020 census until a lower court can examine new evidence that appears to undermine administration officials' sworn testimony abou...

In a brief status report, the parties said they were "working out the details of the settlement agreement and hope to ex...
06/13/2019
Uber Nears Deal With Hundreds Of Cab Cos. Ahead Of Trial - Law360

In a brief status report, the parties said they were "working out the details of the settlement agreement and hope to execute that agreement in the coming weeks." http://ow.ly/qcF050uDwdS

Hundreds of Boston-area taxi companies have agreed in principle to settle six out of seven consolidated lawsuits against Uber alleging unfair pricing practices ahead of a trial scheduled to begin next month, according to a joint filing in Massachusetts federal court late Wednesday.

The poll — an unscientific inquiry emailed to National Judicial College alumni in May — found that 86% of 628 respon...
06/12/2019
Judges See Duty To Push Back Against Independence Threats - Law360

The poll — an unscientific inquiry emailed to National Judicial College alumni in May — found that 86% of 628 respondents believe that judges have a responsibility to push back against eroding confidence in the courts through public speaking and civic education. http://ow.ly/BTDJ50uCGCJ

Almost nine out of 10 judges said in a recent survey that jurists should speak out against threats to the independence to the judiciary, citing, among other factors, their mandate under the Model Code of Judicial Conduct to improve the administration of justice.

Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP launched in January 2014 with the intention of creating “something uni...
06/12/2019
Law Firm Leaders: Nicolaides' Richard Nicolaides - Law360

Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP launched in January 2014 with the intention of creating “something unique … a law firm that was exclusively focused on representing the insurance industry,” founder and managing partner Richard Nicolaides said in a recent interview with Law360. http://ow.ly/B3nK50uCDMW

Richard Nicolaides, founder and managing partner of insurance boutique Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP, speaks to Law360 about the challenges of starting a new firm and the value of staying independent and specialized.

The final regulations prohibit the use of programs implemented in some states in which taxpayers receive a credit agains...
06/11/2019
BREAKING: IRS Bars State SALT Cap Workarounds - Law360

The final regulations prohibit the use of programs implemented in some states in which taxpayers receive a credit against their state income taxes for donations made to charitable funds set up by the state in an attempt to reduce the impact of the federal cap on state and local tax deductions. http://ow.ly/Cn0P50uBQjy

The Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday put an end to state attempts to bypass the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions while also limiting deductions for charitable donations in which the taxpayer gets a state tax credit.

The coalition of states, led by New York Attorney General Letitia James and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, ...
06/11/2019
States Sue To Block Merger by Sprint, T-Mobile - Law360

The coalition of states, led by New York Attorney General Letitia James and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, lodged a Clayton Act lawsuit seeking to block the deal. The suit is pending before Manhattan U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero. http://ow.ly/YZRg50uBNC4

Nine states and the District of Columbia moved Tuesday to block Sprint and T-Mobile's plan to merge into a $56 billion mobile giant, filing a Manhattan federal court complaint that says combining two of the nation's four largest carriers would hurt competition, kill 30,000 jobs and drive up prices.

In a letter to a number of bar groups, state bar President Henry Greenberg said that law school is a time "marked by ext...
06/11/2019
NY Bar To Reassess Applicant Mental Health Questionnaire - Law360

In a letter to a number of bar groups, state bar President Henry Greenberg said that law school is a time "marked by extreme stress, anxiety, overwhelming expectations, and financial uncertainty." But many law students are not getting treatment out of concern that doing so will hurt their chances at getting admitted to the bar, the letter said. http://ow.ly/I6AM50uBJOF

The New York State Bar Association said Monday it will create a "blue-ribbon" task force to consider whether bar application questions that may discourage law students from seeking mental health treatment should be dropped.

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