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Big Four's KPMG Opens Hong Kong Law Firm, Plans Shanghai Launch

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 19:00

The global accounting firm opens SF Lawyers with hires from offshore firm Harneys and Shearman & Sterling, and plans to grow to 20 lawyers by the end of the year.

         

Inside Track: Video Game Fight in Real Life! Plus Getting Off Your Phone

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 18:00

In a tale ready-made for Netflix, the former GC of gaming company Gearbox is locked in a legal battle with the company's CEO. Read on for our in-house calendar highlights and the latest legal moves.

         

Rocawear Owner Blasts Jay-Z Claims Over AAA Arbitrators' Diversity

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 17:58

Iconix, which purchased Rocawear from the rapper and businessman for $200 million, says there's no merit to his bid to scrap an arbitration stemming from that 2007 deal.

         

Undercover '60 Minutes' Video Leads to NY Lawyer's Public Censure

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 16:02

Manhattan attorney and Big Law alum Marc Koplik told an undercover anti-corruption activist that lawyers have special protections "because we run the country.”

         

Wanted ASAP: Pioneering Women Law Profs for Oral History Project

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:00

With interviews completed of more than 40 women law professors who entered the legal academy in the 1960s and after, the Women in Legal Education Oral History Project is seeking additional subjects in order to capture the voices of the first true generation of women professors.

         

Chris Cornell's Widow Sues Doctor for Malpractice

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 14:57

Vicky Cornell, widow of Soundgarden and Audioslave singer Chris Cornell, has sued her late husband's doctor for medical malpractice, claiming he was “negligently and repeatedly prescribing medication that ultimately led to the singer's death on May 18, 2017.

         

Ex-Thomas Clerk Will Be Lindsey Graham's Chief Counsel for Nominations

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 14:46

Andrew Ferguson, a former Bancroft associate in Washington and UVA law grad, succeeds Mike Davis, a former clerk for Justice Neil Gorsuch.

         

Critical Mass: High Court Eyes Scope of Class Action Fairness Act. Plus: Diversity Landmark for MDLs

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:39

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday looked at a closely-watched case about the jurisdictional scope of the Class Action Fairness Act, and before now untangle its procedural puzzles.

         

'A Cocktail-by-Cocktail History of the Eras of the Supreme Court'

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:30

Nancy Maveety, Tulane University political scientist and Supreme Court scholar, chats about her book "Glass and Gavel: The U.S. Supreme Court and Alcohol."

         

Federal Appeals Court Upholds $119K Fees and Expenses for $12K Verdict

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:16

In awarding the full amount of attorney fees and expenses requested by the plaintiff's counsel, Northern District Judge Mark Cohen had noted the the defendants' “obstreperous conduct and the case having gone to trial.

         

Cyberattack on SEC Holds Warnings for All Organizations About Data Theft

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:11

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which recently levied millions of dollars in fines against major corporations last year for allegedly allowing data theft by cyber attackers, has found itself similarly victimized by an international insider trading ring, according to a federal civil complaint and grand jury indictment.

         

Not Just About Mueller: Other Key Moments From William Barr's Confirmation Hearing

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 09:33

Members on the Senate Judiciary Committee used Tuesday's hearing to probe Barr on several areas for insight on how he might run the Justice Department.

         

Kirkland Continues London Push With Weil Gotshal Tax Partner

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 08:11

The hire follows on the heels of the firm's addition of Freshfields private equity partner Adrian Maguire.

         

What's Next: Privacy's Finger to the Feds | Drones Doing Damage | A Law For Deepfakes

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 07:00

We have a look at a big win for privacy rights in the form of biometrics. and the government takes a look at drone rights.

         

What Top Law Firms in the UK Are Doing to Prepare for Brexit

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 06:47

A firm-by-firm guide to the steps being taken ahead of the UK's departure from the EU.

         

Pumped Up Perks, Cool Beans, Pizza Man: The Morning Minute

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 06:00

Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

Jenner & Block Elevates Windy City Litigator to Firm Chair

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 05:50

Craig Martin is assuming a leadership role at the 105-year-old firm that has been vacant since Anton “Tony Valukas stepped down last April.

         

SEC Brings Criminal Charges in EDGAR Hacking Case

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 01:00

Artem Radchenko, 27, and Oleksandr Ieremenko, 26, both from Kiev, Ukraine, are alleged to have participated in a scheme to hack into SEC's EDGAR database to get nonpublic information. The SEC claims the participants' trades generated at least $4.1 million in illegal profits.

         

What's Up With the 'VP of Legal' Title?

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:45

Julie Q. Brush, author of The Lawyer Whisperer blog, takes a look at the reporting lines and salary range for the in-house legal title that's something of a 'GC light' position.

         

Skilled in the Art: Samsung Might Win Patent War But Lose Fee Fight + Apple Scores Early Points at PTAB Against Qualcomm

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 21:00

What should happen if you lied and stonewalled you way through litigation, got hit with an exceptional case sanction, and then got two of three patents invalidated at PTAB? Samsung will soon find out.

         

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