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How I Made Department Chair: 'I Brought a Creative Problem-Solving Approach,' Says Kimberly Smith of Katten

2 hours 17 min ago

"Become an expert in your field and bring that knowledge to the table, adding value at each point along the way."


Why Lawyers Are Still Flocking to Virtual Firms: The Morning Minute

8 hours 8 min ago

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


Johnson & Johnson Wins Third Defense Verdict in Missouri Talc Trial

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 21:25

The defense verdict is a major blow for plaintiffs, which have lost three trials so far this year, including one on Sept. 24 in Philadelphia.


In Four Recent Orders, the Federal Circuit Is Finding More Reasons to Get Cases Out of Judge Albright's Court

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 21:04

Many of the technology industry defendants would prefer to have the cases heard in their home base of Northern California, where the bench is perceived to be less sympathetic to patent owners, especially nonpracticing entities or NPEs.


Southern California Gas to Pay $1.8B to Resolve 35,000 Claims Over Gas Leak

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 20:45

Monday's settlement, one of the largest environmental tort agreements in California, comes as Southern California Gas and its parent company, Sempra, faced trial in the litigation, which alleges the leak at the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility in Los Angeles caused medical problems and property damages for businesses and residents.


11th Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Pulse Nightclub Shooting Lawsuit Against Twitter, Facebook and Google

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 16:25

The judges found that the Anti-Terrorism Act claims brought by several survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting, and estates of those who died, should be dismissed because they failed to sufficiently allege the shooting was "international terrorism."


Justices Urged to Require Lodestar 'Cross-Check' for Class Action Attorney Fee Awards

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 16:11

The petition focuses on $14.5 million in attorney fees awarded as part of Bank of America's settlement involving overdraft fees.


Law Firm Associates Have Never Had a First Year Like the Last. Here's What Some Learned.

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 16:00

With the newest batch of associates on the cusp of starting, the most recent class shares lessons from their fully remote experience.


Tennessee Mourns Beloved Supreme Court Justice

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 15:04

Lawyers and judges are mourning and paying tribute to Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia A. "Connie" Clark, who died Sept. 24 at age 71.


Remote Work Isn't the Only Reason Lawyers Are Flocking to Virtual Firms

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 12:53

Big Law and in-house attorneys have been moving to distributed firms, even as more law firms embrace remote work and hybrid arrangements.


How I Made Partner: 'Success Is the Intersection of Opportunity and Preparedness,' Says Tao Leung of Hogan Lovells

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 12:49

"Make an honest assessment of your own skills, strengths and weaknesses, compare that with what is expected and necessary for making a partner at your particular firm, and explore ways to maximize your strengths while at the same time working on your weaknesses."


Say it Ain't So! Tortious Interference with a Sublease By a Master Landlord

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 12:04

A South Carolina appellate court recently affirmed a trial court's decision that a landlord had tortiously interfered with a sublease by terminating the master lease after a fire damaged the subject building and such landlord was liable to the subtenant for punitive damages.


Hoteling, Hybrid Schedules Shape New Law Firm Office Designs

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 11:45

The big question: "Would an attorney rather have an oversized office, or reduce the cost of real estate per partner and have more money in their pocket at the end of each year to meet other needs?"


The Way Back: How Law Firms Are Planning for Post-COVID Office Life

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 11:00

Office returns, vaccination policies and long-term effects of the pandemic on the law firm workplace.


Dubai Makes Major Change to Arbitration System

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 07:39

With a six-month "bedding-in" period, the changes are expected to completely alter how agreements are reached in the Middle East.


This Year's Summer Associates Relished In-Person Interaction: The Morning Minute

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 07:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


'Should Jury Trials Be Allowed to Continue?': Concerns Amid Absence of Court COVID-19 Data

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 06:01

A lack of COVID-19 data collection by some Georgia courts has jurists struggling to ease prospective jurors' concerns.


After a Year Shut In, Summer Associates Relished In-Person Opportunities

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 06:00

Finally getting to be face-to-face with classmates and lawyers made all the difference, according to the 2021 Summer Associates Survey.


The Invoice Review Market Is Relatively Untapped. But Is There Enough Room for Startups?

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 01:00

The invoice review tech space will likely continue to draw new entrants, but startups will likely struggle to compete against the resources and reach of more established incumbents that already have a presence in corporate legal.
 Litigation Trendspotter: Two Recent Consumer Protection Cases Have Defense Lawyers on High Alert

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 00:00

A novel consumer protection ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and a Federal Trade Commission settlement have in-house counsel at consumer-facing companies and the corporate defense lawyers who represent them gearing up for battle.