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In-House Lawyers to Big Law: Enough Already With the Coronavirus Webinars

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 15:24

"Information overload has already been a problem and this has only made it worse," said Salary.com's top lawyer, Colin Levy.

         

State AGs Urge Trump to 'Fully Utilize' Defense Production Act

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 15:03

The group warned the Trump administration that the nation's health care system needs to increase the number of ventilators and intensive care unit beds.

         

The Tenth Circuit Rejects Correctional Officer's Qualified-Immunity Defense to Alleged Sexual Abuse of Inmate

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 15:02

The court held that, at the time of defendant's actions, "[t]he consensus of persuasive authority from our sister circuits" clearly established that the Eighth Amendment prohibited his conduct.

         

'People Are Pissed': Pass-Fail Grading Controversy Roils Law Schools

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 14:10

The University of Chicago Law School on Tuesday became the first top law school to say it will retain traditional grading for the spring semester, while many peer schools have moved to pass/fail grading.

         

How 3 Law Firms Are Using Tech to Respond to COVID-19 Disruption

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 11:00

As the COVID-19 pandemic throws businesses into a tailspin, some law firms are developing dedicated legal tech tools to address rapidly changing client needs.

         

'Failures of the System': Law Students, Advocates Push for Protections at the Judiciary

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 11:00

With the spotlight on sexual harassment in the federal judiciary, former clerks are advocating for structural change.

         

What's Next: Our Privacy in the Midst of Pandemic + Is the Gig Economy Helping Spread the Coronavirus? + Objectors Say Google Has Set a New Standard for Class Actions

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 10:58

Coronavirus hasn't dismantled privacy protections in GDPR, CCPA and other privacy laws, yet.

         

Allen & Overy Adds DC Orrick Partners, Citing Enforcement 'Shift' From NY

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 07:00

Billy Jacobson and Jonathan Lopez, two Main Justice veterans with FCPA experience, are joining the Magic Circle firm's D.C. office just after Jean Lee was named managing partner there.

         

Staff Cuts at Law Firms, Staying Engaged, Remotely, Who Gets WARNed?: The Morning Minute

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 07:00

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

         

Critical Mass: How Plaintiffs Firms Are Faring With COVID-19. Find Out Which Talc Trials Are On Hold.

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 01:46

How are plaintiffs' firms dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak?

         

Hello? Do You See Me? Litigating in the Age of Zoom

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 01:27

When U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel of the Southern District of New York presided over online closing arguments in a Voting Rights Act case, the result was somewhere between painful and Abbott-and-Costello funny.

         

Skilled in the Art: Expert Tips for Navigating IP in the Virtual World + Amazon Algorithms Infringe Our Copyright, Williams-Sonoma Says

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 23:30

Timely advice about the IP perils of working from home and/or taking live events virtual.

         

Compliance Hot Spots: For White-Collar Lawyers, a New Normal | Addressing Anti-Corruption Risks From the Coronavirus | Sen. Richard Burr Is Sued Over Stock Sales | Who Got the Work

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 22:00

Ex: White-collar defenders are facing new challenges and uncertainty in the virus era. Plus: confronting anti-bribery efforts amid the pandemic. Scroll down for Who Got the Work, headlines and much more. Thanks for reading, and stay safe.

         

Mayer Brown's Efforts to Reopen in Hong Kong Walked Back After Employees Raise Concerns

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 20:34

Mayer Brown's earlier decision to reopen its Hong Kong office was met with criticism from some employees as the number of cases of the coronavirus began to spike again in the region. The firm reinstated its work-from-home policy Monday.

         

California Judges and Lawyers Praise Statewide Suspension of Trials Amid Pandemic

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 19:51

Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye faced a "tough call" in a rare scenario that required balancing competing interests.

         

Facebook, Reddit's Efforts to Escape Fox 29 Host's Suit Raise Novel Questions

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 18:37

Morning news anchor Karen Hepp became aware of the use of her image without permission when her Fox 29 co-workers alerted her.

         

Avis General Counsel Michael Tucker Departs Amid Cost Cutting, Board Shakeup

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 18:28

"Michael had a successful career of nearly 10 years with the company, and we mutually agreed that now was an appropriate time to transition," the car rental company said in a statement to Corporate Counsel.

         

2 NY Law Firms Cut Staff, Salaries Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 15:17

Goldberg Segalla and Belkin Burden Goldman have both laid off some staff, citing the impact of the coronavirus.

         

Caught in Limbo: Third-Year Law Students Share Their Stories

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 14:55

Third-year law students at Harvard, Duke and Southern Methodist University discuss the ways COVID-19 has upended their plans and how they are coping.

         

U.K. Law Firm Cancels Shareholder Payouts Amid COVID-19 Fallout

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 12:53

The move has been made to "maximize the group's short-term liquidity."

         

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