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US Labor Judge Puzzles Over Honeywell's Absence in Whistleblower Case

The Litigation Daily RSS - 2 hours 45 min ago

"I will be looking for evidence of mistake, inadvertence, surprise, excusable neglect, or other factors which might explain respondent's failure to respond to the orders issued in this case," an administrative law judge, Steven Bell, said in a recent order in a whistleblower case against Honeywell.


Two New Law Schools for Texas? Bills Would Pave the Way for Legal Education Along the Border - 3 hours 22 min ago

State lawmakers say new law schools in El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley would help fill those areas' unmet legal needs.


'A High Holiday for the Cannabis Industry': Pot Lawyer Talks 4/20, Biden Administration Changes, and the Future of Psychedelics - 3 hours 43 min ago

Attorney Dustin Robinson shares how he went from working at a large law firm to founding his own firm called Mr. Cannabis Law, which serves clients in the cannabis and psychedelics industries.


Resolving Stalemate, Supreme Court Picked Lawyer for Key Pandemic Argument - 3 hours 58 min ago

No coin flip this time around. In a rare move, the high court used a lottery to determine which lawyer would argue for Native American tribes at Monday's hearing over hundreds of millions of dollars in federal pandemic relief.


Ahead of the Curve: Inspiring Law Students - 6 hours 47 min ago

This week's Ahead of the Curve looks at the standout four law students who were awarded $90,000 scholarships from the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Plus, the University of California, Irvine School of Law becomes the latest to require students to take a class that covers racism in the law.


Take the Survey: Marijuana Attitudes In the Legal Industry - 7 hours 44 min ago

It's hard not to notice that here in the U.S., societal attitudes around marijuana are fast evolving. Have attitudes changed in the legal industry as well?


Settlement Guru Kenneth Feinberg Has Tips for Those Making Calls on How to Compensate People Injured by COVID-19 Vaccines

The Litigation Daily RSS - 9 hours 41 min ago

Speaking during a webinar Friday, Feinberg, who has overseen settlement funds involving 9/11 and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, among others, listed seven positive characteristics of any effective administrative compensation program.


'Not Worth It': He Made a Million Dollars in the Pandemic. But Lost What He Loved Most - 14 hours 38 min ago

"Even though I had so much success with finances, I felt like it was not worth it," said Diego Denson, a cybersecurity consultant whose business thrived as companies shifted to remote work at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
 Trendspotter: When Law Firms Pitch to Clients, Innovation Is Often Lost in Translation - 18 hours 12 min ago

Let's just say it: the RFP process is often a waste of time for law firms and clients alike. Firms expend considerable time and resources on their pitches but frequently fail to sway legal departments away from their existing outside counsel, despite a growing hunger among in-house leaders for more innovative and tech-savvy legal services.


Global Firm Enters Beantown, Grabbing Life Sciences Team - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:03

Withers will "absolutely" seek to expand by increasing its numbers in Boston and on the West Coast, said corporate partner James Shaw.


Just Say No: Discovery In Chapter 15 Bankruptcies Is Asymmetrical - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 17:06

Foreign Representatives in Chapter 15 petitions are specifically permitted to conduct discovery to locate the debtor's assets within the United States to increase estate and creditor recoveries in the overseas proceedings and to probe the debtor's affairs, rights, obligations or liabilities.


Quinn Emanuel, Freshfields and Kobre & Kim Sue for Millions in Unpaid Fees, Accuse Biotech GC of Misleading Them - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 16:29

William "Butch" Hulse allegedly told the firms that they were "great lawyers" and would get paid for their work.


2021 Law School Applicant Pool Shaping Up to Be the Largest in a Decade - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 15:38

The number of applicants who have applied this year with Law School Admission Test scores of 175-180—the highest possible—has doubled from the previous year.


Former Judge Michael Luttig Talks First Amendment, Impeachment and Coca-Cola

The Litigation Daily RSS - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 15:30

Michael Luttig chats with the National Law Journal about redesigning a first amendment icon. He and his wife, Elizabeth, are underwriting the redesign and installation of the First Amendment tablet that previously adorned the Newseum in Washington, D.C.


How I Made Partner: 'Coming Back to Big Law With an Entrepreneurial Mindset, Grit and Resiliency Was Essential to Expand My Practice to a National Level,' Says Vanessa Kelly of Clark Hill - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 15:11

I would counsel my younger self not to worry about traditional notions of success. For me, it was a much longer trajectory, and I am the richer for it, as is my firm.


Eighth Circuit: Officers' Entry Into Home Was Justified, But Search Was Not - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 12:00

In 'Luer v. Clinton', the Eighth Circuit held that the "community caretaker" exception justified officers' 3 a.m. entry into plaintiffs' home in search of a suspect who failed to pay a cab fare, but did not justify search of the home.


4 Tech Questions Legal Departments Should Ask Outside Counsel on RFPs - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 11:00

From asking upfront about AI's usage to requesting benchmarks to back up efficiency claims, in-house legal department consultants disclose the questions every in-house team should ask prospective outside counsel.


Litigation Leaders: Simpson Thacher's Jonathan Youngwood on Building a High Talent, Low Ego Litigation Culture

The Litigation Daily RSS - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 08:30

Youngwood, the global co-chair of the firm's litigation department, says that the firm culture "not only makes Simpson Thacher a great place to practice law, but also provides our clients a team with a distinct advantage collaborating on solutions and sharing information and resources is natural...

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