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Firms and Clients Aren't on the Same Page With Innovation

14 hours 37 min ago

Corporate legal departments want results, not differentiation.


'Changing the Content of the Air': Unique Argument Scores Rare Victory for Cinemark's COVID-19 Insurance Claim

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 17:30

A couple of allegations by Cinemark seems to have swayed the court here: that COVID-19 was present in its facilities and the virus had physically changed the air.


Big Law Practices Catering To Ultra-Wealthy Enter the Spotlight

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 16:42

T&E practices have fallen out of favor in recent years, but the entrance of Paul Weiss and Munger Tolles in the Gates divorce case reveals the practice's business opportunities.


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

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 15:40

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


Reed Smith Charts Office Return and Announces Flexible Work Policies

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 15:30

Lawyers and most staff will be expected to be in the office on a regular basis starting Sept. 7. The firm is also designating new flexibility guidelines for lawyers and staff globally.


My Weekday Workout: 'On Those Difficult Mornings, I Think of the Saying "The Worst Workout Is the One You Don't Do,"' Says Jason Rozes of Dechert

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 12:23

"It is a great feeling when you can master a new exercise using proper technique. The variety of lifts and moves keeps my mind engaged. The exercises that combine different movements and muscle groups are the hardest, but also the most rewarding."


Should You Be Scared of Your Clients' Involvement With Cryptocurrency?

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 10:30

Regardless of what you think of cryptocurrency, the fact of the matter is your clients, and future clients, are more likely than ever to have a connection to this expanding market, and a brief review of the headlines can make this prospect seem terrifying.


Trade Deal With UK Moves India's Legal Market Closer to Liberalization, Lawyers Say

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 06:25

Historically closed to foreign lawyers, an international trade deal looks set to liberalise India's legal market after over a decade of debate.


L&E Briefing: The Pandemic and a Default Order | Rebuilding Work-Life Boundaries Will Be Difficult | DOL Pulls Contractor Rule | Who Got the Work | Returning to Offices 'Frozen in Time' | O'Scannlain Joins Jones Day

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 03:30

Welcome to Labor of Law, our labor and employment dispatch spotlighting big cases, key issues and developing trends.


Q&A: Danielle Mason Discusses Post-Pandemic Travel, Consumer Products She's Watching

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 18:24

Mason, a personal injury lawyer at Sanders Phillips Grossman, said she's keeping an eye on consumer products and environmental contamination affecting minority populations. "These are products that have been around and have been overlooked because it's an underserved community that no one is paying attention to it," she said.


'This Settlement Will Kill People': Objectors Persist in Critiques of Roundup Class Action Accord

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 18:22

An April 30 supplemental brief was filed for 93 law firms and 167 lawyers objecting to the $2 billion settlement. Public Justice and Public Citizen filed their own supplemental briefs, focused on several issues, including the release of punitive damage claims. An approval hearing is set for May 19.


Legal Departments May Want Recent Grads—But Do Recent Grads Want Them?

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 17:35

Corporate legal departments that have traditionally targeted more experienced attorneys for job offers may now be more willing to hire recent law school graduates. However, those circumstances may quickly reverse themselves as businesses continue to recover from the pandemic.


A Lawyer's Thoughts on (and of) Suicide

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 16:24

The author, a Big Law attorney and chair of the Georgia bar's Lawyer Assistance Program, shares her personal experiences with suicide and what she has learned from the individual, employer and family perspective.


Judge Orders Tesla Board to Break Attorney-Client Privilege and Share Elon Musk Compensation Documents

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:58

Vice-Chancellor Joseph Slights III agreed with the plaintiff shareholders that a conflict of interest existed between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the compensation committee. For that reason, the company's board of directors was ordered to turn over communications between Musk and two former in-house attorneys regarding the compensation package.


ABA Mulls Racism, Bias Training Accreditation Requirement for Law Schools

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:41

The arm of the ABA that oversees law schools is set to consider a slate of changes intended to foster diversity, student well-being, and professional development.


'People Were Just Leaving Voluntarily': Source Claims Ex-Coke GC's Departure Was Met With 'Sigh of Relief' in Legal Department

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 12:45

During Bradley Gayton's brief tenure as the chief lawyer at the Coca-Cola Co., at least 11 members of the legal department, including several in-house leaders, parted ways with the Atlanta-based beverage giant.


'Some Cost to Being So Visible': Brad Karp's Take on Public Reaction to Paul Weiss' Client Work

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 12:01

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison found itself at the center of two big stories last week.


How I Made Partner: 'Having Clients in My Corner Was a Tremendous Boon to My Case to Becoming Partner,' Says Sarah Kupferman of Dechert

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 11:31

"Don't compare yourself to others and their achievements. Keep your eyes focused on the path ahead, doing the best work that you can and contributing all that you are able to."


The Home vs. Office Dilemma: Which Model for Work Is Best for Law Firms and Their People?

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 10:37

A set percentage in each? Let managers or individuals decide? Lawyers and advisers discuss the pros and cons of the five main future of work strategies and how they need to work for everyone.