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The Importance of Private Securities Litigation as a Complement to ‘Worn Out’ Regulators | National Law Journal
09/27/2021
The Importance of Private Securities Litigation as a Complement to ‘Worn Out’ Regulators | National Law Journal

The Importance of Private Securities Litigation as a Complement to ‘Worn Out’ Regulators | National Law Journal

A recent study concluded that an overburdened SEC tends to neglect the cases involving the greatest harm to investors. Accordingly, private securities litigation—where the law incentivizes investors to pursue cases that involve the largest shareholder losses—remains vital in enforcing the securi...

Firms Will Bring People Back to the Office, But They Won't Be the Same | National Law Journal
09/27/2021
Firms Will Bring People Back to the Office, But They Won't Be the Same | National Law Journal

Firms Will Bring People Back to the Office, But They Won't Be the Same | National Law Journal

Between new hires and departures and a new focus on maximizing in-office interactions, plus a new recognition of home-life stressors and the toll taken by a virus that's killed millions, firm leaders will have a new mix of employees on their hands, both literally and psychologically.

Judge Raises Conflict Concerns About Kellogg Hansen in Google Advertising Cases | National Law Journal
09/25/2021
Judge Raises Conflict Concerns About Kellogg Hansen in Google Advertising Cases | National Law Journal

Judge Raises Conflict Concerns About Kellogg Hansen in Google Advertising Cases | National Law Journal

U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel on Friday ordered Kellogg Hansen to explain how the firm plans to represent British newspaper Daily Mail in the multidistrict litigation over Google's digital advertising while representing Facebook in a separate antitrust case brought by the Federal Trade Commiss...

ICYMI: Critics have long accused Durham’s investigation of having a political agenda to push a counter-narrative about t...
09/25/2021
'Virtually Impossible to Prove': Michael Sussmann Indictment Contains Major Flaws, Ex-Prosecutors Say | National Law Journal

ICYMI: Critics have long accused Durham’s investigation of having a political agenda to push a counter-narrative about the Russia investigation, which former President Trump and his allies have often assailed as a “witch hunt.” http://ow.ly/jV8250GgjMu

Special Counsel John Durham’s team will have to prove both that Sussmann lied during a meeting with the FBI's top lawyer and that the lie could...

The firm, ranked No. 45 in the Am Law 200, announced this week that new leaders will preside over its offices in Charlot...
09/25/2021
Winston Names New Office MPs in Strategic Markets, New Exec Committee Members | National Law Journal

The firm, ranked No. 45 in the Am Law 200, announced this week that new leaders will preside over its offices in Charlotte, North Carolina, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York and Paris, calling those markets linchpins for its success and its new managers “among the firm’s most accomplished leaders.” http://ow.ly/kkZH50GghcK

The new leaders take over in Charlotte, North Carolina, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York and Paris, which the firm said are...

The President’s announcement did not immediately change the legal landscape, but it gives employers that want to mandate...
09/25/2021
New Federal ‘Mandates’ for COVID-19 Vaccination: What Do Employers Need To Know Now? | National Law Journal

The President’s announcement did not immediately change the legal landscape, but it gives employers that want to mandate vaccines more comfort that they can do so and provides practical justification to employees. http://ow.ly/KVPD50Ggh8p

The President’s announcement did not immediately change the legal landscape, but it gives employers that want to mandate vaccines more comfort that...

U.S. District Judge Brian M. Cogan of the Eastern District of New York said Thursday that the city’s vaccine mandate was...
09/25/2021
EDNY Judge Refuses to Block City's Vaccine Mandate for Teachers and Staff | National Law Journal

U.S. District Judge Brian M. Cogan of the Eastern District of New York said Thursday that the city’s vaccine mandate was a “rational policy decision surrounding how best to protect children during a global pandemic.” http://ow.ly/kn2H50GgiXW

A U.S. District Judge said plaintiffs' concerns about possible long-term effects from the vaccines may be valid, but noted that inoculation was one...

The five charges addressed in the motion, including arson, each carried mandatory minimum sentences; the charge to which...
09/24/2021
Prosecutors Confirm Plea Deal for Attorneys Charged With Firebombing NYPD Vehicle During Protests | National Law Journal

The five charges addressed in the motion, including arson, each carried mandatory minimum sentences; the charge to which Rahman and Mattis are set to plead guilty does not carry a mandatory minimum. http://ow.ly/fIPH50GggUr

Pryor Cashman will be “unable” to determine the status of Colinford Mattis, an associate on suspension from the firm until after his sentencing,...

'How the Law Views Women': The Challenges Unfolding Against Texas' Abortion Law | National Law Journal
09/24/2021
'How the Law Views Women': The Challenges Unfolding Against Texas' Abortion Law | National Law Journal

'How the Law Views Women': The Challenges Unfolding Against Texas' Abortion Law | National Law Journal

In this week's Legal Speak episode, Shannon Selden, a Debevoise & Plimpton partner and outside counsel for the Center for Reproductive Rights, presents the major legal questions she expects will be raised in upcoming arguments stemming from the U.S. Department of Justice’s action seeking to block ...

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