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Purdue Pharma Expected to Plead Guilty to Kickbacks, Conspiracy

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 18:15

Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma is expected to plead guilty at noon in a New Jersey federal court Tuesday to several charges, including conspiracy to defraud the United States.


Cravath Announces Two Bonuses At Once, Paul Weiss Quickly Matches

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 17:43

Observers have said an announcement from Cravath or Milbank will surely kick off a proper annual bonus war.


Trump's Pa. Legal Challenge Is Moving Quickly, but Will That Matter?

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 16:34

The campaign's legal team has said that its strategy is to swiftly get the matter up before the U.S. Supreme Court, with its conservative majority bolstered by three Trump-appointed justices.


To Embed, or Not to Embed, That is the Question

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 15:37

Would Shakespeare Post Hamlet on Instagram in 2020? Recent legal and procedural developments associated with the ubiquitous Instagram social media site have created significant practical and legal risks for both copyright owners and account holders.


Wilmer Partner Alejandro Mayorkas Picked for Homeland Security Secretary

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 13:29

The former Obama administration leader and ex-O'Melveny partner would become the first Latino to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


Leading GOP Ex-National Security Leaders Raise Alarms Over Trump's Refusal to Concede

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 11:40

"Although some Republican leaders have supported President Trump's right to challenge aspects of the voting in various states, for the good of the country, they should now strongly oppose his dangerous and extra-legal efforts to intimidate state election officials and distort the Electoral College process," they wrote.


Big Law Should Prepare for Rising Health Care Costs Next Year

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 11:00

While there was a significant drop off in health care claims in 2020, next year could shape up more like a pre-pandemic year.


Practical Lessons for Employers in the Fourth Circuit

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 10:15

Three recent federal appeals court rulings have practical lessons for employers in the Fourth Circuit. The opinions involve retaliation and disability claims, which can be particularly risky and expensive. But there are steps employers can take to better protect themselves.


General Counsel Need to Get Comfortable Asking About Origination Credit

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 09:25

Without the client push, origination credits are unlikely to change, and diversity efforts will suffer.


Ready to Get Cancelled?, WFH Whistleblowers, Law Firms: Stay Home: The Morning Minute

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 06:00

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


The Pandemic Has Given New Partners Faith in Their Firms

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 05:00

Law firms were lauded for their pandemic response—both financial and cultural—in this year's New Partners Survey.

  Trendspotter: Controversial Clients Are Nothing New for Law Firms—but Consequences Might Be, Part II

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 04:00

This is the second installment of a two-part Trendspotter column looking at the intense scrutiny law firms have come under recently due to their


Tenth Circuit Dismisses Putative Anti-Vaccination Class Action for Lack of Standing

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 00:43

In an effort to establish standing, Baker advanced a series of arguments based on possible future harm, but the Tenth Circuit concluded that Baker's theories failed to satisfy Article III's requirements.


How I Made Partner: 'Be the Attorney That Partners Cannot Do Without,' Advises Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman's Brooke Ehrlich

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 00:10

"By being the type of attorney who is available and helpful, you'll become an attorney that the partners cannot do without."


Kirkland & Ellis Withdraws From Trump's Pa. Lawsuit While Impeachment Star Barry Berke Subs In

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 19:26

The defense-side changes come after a number of adjustments occurred last week with Trump's legal team in the case, beginning with the exit of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur as well as Philadelphia attorney Linda Kerns.


Skilled in the Art: Chhabria to 'Serial' Patent Filer: Pay Your Pro Hac Vice Fees + Who Got the Work Opposing Odd Ownership Saga

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 19:25

Judge Chhabria says "regular" filers of patent lawsuits in the Northern District of California shouldn't be eligible for pro hac vice status.


Trump Watch: No Election Can Stop the GOP From Confirming Judges

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 19:02

The Senate generally doesn't take up judicial nominees during the lame duck session, but it's confirmed seven judges since Nov. 9.


How Year-End Attorney Reviews Might Look a Little Different This Year

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 19:00

Some firms are looking at 2020 as a way to push forward on decoupling year-end reviews and compensation as well as swapping one large review for several smaller ones, while others are staying the course.


Facing Surging Employee COVID-19 Cases, NY Courts Plan for More Restrictions

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 18:14

In recent weeks, the state court system has reported a dramatic upswing of new virus infections among its court employees.


Suit Says Judge Ignored Man's Midtrial Health Crisis, Had Him Jailed for Contempt

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 18:11

The federal complaint comes after the Georgia Court of Appeals said Judge Kimberly Childs "twice overlooked well-established law" to jail the man in violation of his constitutional due-process rights.