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Second Woman Files EEOC Claim About Former DLA Piper Partner

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 19:58

Lawyers at Wigdor LLP previously alleged that former DLA Piper partner Louis Lehot assaulted partner Vanina Guerrero, leading to his departure from the firm. The Wigdor lawyers now represent a second woman, an unnamed former human resources manager, who claims she was fired after complaining she was physically afraid to be near Lehot.


Ex-Irell Managing Partner Ellisen Turner Jumps to Kirkland

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 19:47

The patent lawyer is the eighth partner to leave the premium boutique in the last two months for firms with global reach.


Meet the Full-Service Law Firm Partnering With Amazon to Streamline IP

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 18:25

FisherBroyles leaders said the firm's lack of overhead expenses allows it to deliver fixed-fee rates on par with the small IP shops that are also partnering with Amazon.


Former Wynn Resorts General Counsel Accused of Approving Spy Operation

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 18:04

Kim Sinatra is accused of playing a role in a plan to send spies posing as clients to a hair salon of a former Wynn Resorts employee who had spoken out about casino mogul Steve Wynn.


Vance Agrees to Stay Enforcement of Grand Jury Subpoena for Trump Tax Docs, in Exchange for Expedited Review Process

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 15:52

Arguments are set to be heard at 10 a.m. Wednesday by Chief Judge Robert Katzmann, Senior Judge Christopher Droney and Judge Denny Chin of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals.


What's Worked—and What's Next—as Morgan Lewis' McKeon Starts Second Term

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 15:29

The firm's combination with Bingham McCutcheon and a rapid expansion in Asia are in the rear-view mirror, but challenges in maintaining culture and keeping up with the pace of change remain ahead.


Wear Fab Shoes and Don't Be a Girl Scout: Lessons Learned From Women's Pow-Wow

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 15:19

Newsflash: The topic of work/life balance is so yesterday!


Ex-DLA Piper Partner Denies Assault Claims, Blasts Accuser for 'Exploiting' #MeToo

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 14:01

"This isn't victim-blaming or victim-shaming. She's not a victim here," Louis Lehot said of partner Vanina Guerrero.


'The Godfather: Part II' Clip Won't Be Screened at Roger Stone's Trial

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 12:24

Federal prosecutors can admit a transcript of the scene, where Frank Pentangeli lies during congressional testimony.


Schulte Beats Legal Malpractice Suit Tied to Postnuptial Agreement Drafted by Partner

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:48

The lawsuit against Schulte and Susan Frunzi, a partner concentrating on estate planning, among other areas, was lodged in 2018 by Jordan Seaman, who alleged that he incurred millions of dollars in damages based on being misled by Frunzi. The appeals court dismissed the malpractice action, saying no attorney-client relationship had been established for the work in question.


Inequality in Nonequity Ranks, Jousting for Juul Work, Stolen Lawyer Identities: The Morning Minute

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 07:00

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


At More Than One-Third of the Am Law 100, Minority Partners Are Disproportionately Nonequity

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 06:00

An analysis by The American Lawyer found that big-name firms, including Vinson & Elkins, Goodwin Procter, and Quinn Emanuel, show wide disparities in the percentage of white and minority lawyers in their nonequity partnership tier.


As a Startup Hurtles Toward IPO, When Should Outside Counsel Say No?

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 06:00

What lessons can be learned from WeWork's IPO debacle?


Freshfields to Establish Financial Penalty for Attorneys' Bad Behavior

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 01:30

The revelations come just weeks after former restructuring partner Ryan Beckwith was found by a tribunal to have acted inappropriately.


'It Was a Late Night': How Attorneys Reached A Last-Minute $260M Opioid Settlement

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 01:13

Paul Hanly of New York's Simmons Hanly Conroy said co-lead counsel were finalizing details of a deal until 1 a.m. on Monday.


Diverse Set of Lawyers Wants to Lead Juul Lawsuits. For Some, It's Personal

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 18:36

About half the 22 lawyers proposed to lead the lawsuits are women. One of them, Ellen Relkin, said that her daughter, who is a teacher, told her "there was a kid literally charging his Juul in the classroom."


Lawyers' Identity Allegedly Stolen by Former Texas Bar Temp

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 18:04

Jennifer Carolina Lebo of Elgin, a temporary State Bar of Texas worker from February to April, was charged with fraudulent use or possession of identifying information after investigators found she took personal identifying information of 12 attorneys.


5 Tips for Working With Men and More Career Insight from Women Lawyers

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 17:53

We asked five panelists at ALM's Women, Influence and Power in Law conference an array of questions including how they promote themselves and what concerns them about the opportunities for women in the profession.


Remembering Finnegan's Don Dunner

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 17:02

Wednesday brought the sad news of the passing of Finnegan Henderson partner Don Dunner, the man who wrote the book on Federal Circuit practice.


Justices Will Hear Major Challenge to Independence of Obama-Era Consumer Bureau

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 16:38

A team from Paul Weiss, led by appellate veteran Kannon Shanmugam, convinced the justices to hear a constitutional challenge to the single-director power scheme at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.