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Firms Seek Credit Lines, Delay for the CCPA? Working With a Full House: The Morning Minute

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 07:00

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


Sen. Klobuchar's Husband, a Baltimore Law Prof, Tests Positive for COVID-19

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 01:00

The Minnesota Democrat described her husband, John Bessler, as "exhausted and sick but a very strong and resilient person."


COVID-19 Throws a Wrench Into France's M&A Machinery

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 00:00

Deals will be scarcer, slower and tougher to make this year, lawyers say.


David Lat Put on Ventilator, in Critical Condition With COVID-19 Infection

Sat, 03/21/2020 - 22:46

The founder of the Above the Law blog was put on a ventilator after "his oxygen levels dropped," according to his husband.


Advice to Law Students in the Time of Covid-19: Your Path to Big Law

Sat, 03/21/2020 - 14:34

Law school grads are about to face a different hiring climate in Big Law than they expected a few months ago, including the possibility of deferrals, rescinded offers or the need to work at a firm other than where they hoped. Hugh A. Simons gives insight into what is happening in the minds of those making hiring decisions and what law grads should do to improve their situation.


Will the Latest Snub of the European Patent Court Be Fatal?

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 20:21

The country's Federal Constitutional Court says a two-thirds vote of its parliament is necessary before Germany can get behind the long-running project.


Big Law Goes Remote: Updates on Law Firm Closures During the Coronavirus Crisis

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 19:00

Firms across the country are making decisions on whether to keep offices open amid the coronavirus pandemic. We catalog here those firms that have confirmed their plans.


Amazon Hit With Antitrust Class Action

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 18:34

The suit, filed Thursday by Seattle attorneys Steve Berman and Derek Loeser, alleges that Amazon's policies with third-party sellers force them to sell their products on other online sites at the same prices as they do on Amazon. That restricts competition in violation of the Sherman Act, the suit says.


How Does He Do It? Kirkland Partner at Home With 11 Kids

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 18:29

Any normal person under similar circumstances would be going bonkers.


How We're Surviving as a Shut-In Workforce: 'Know Where Your Mute Button Is' and Be Patient

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 18:00

As the country combats the COVID-19 crisis, lawyers are settling into a new work reality. We checked in to see how they're coping.


Companies, Trade Organizations Seek to Postpone CCPA Enforcement Date

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 17:58

"The undersigned organizations employ millions of individuals who are faced with this crisis and are doing their best to manage their personal and professional lives in the face of uncertain times. Many companies have instituted mandatory work-from-home measures to limit community," reads a letter from companies and trade organizations to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.


Pa. Office of Counsel OK's AOPC Guidance Saying Law Offices May Stay Open on Restricted Basis

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 17:18

After the Office of General Counsel's guidance was issued Friday, Philadelphia attorney Ted Simon said it appeared that Wolf recognized the constitutionally mandated roles that attorneys play.


Supreme Court's 'Conference Handshake,' a 19th Century Tradition, Takes a Pause

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 16:13

A U.S. Supreme Court spokesperson said Friday the justices are feeling healthy and embracing measures to minimize personal interaction.


Facing Uncertainty, Law Firms Seek Credit, Brace for Less M&A

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 15:29

At least one law firm in New York has laid off some staff. Many firms are seeking credit and anticipating a dealmaking downturn.


Law Firms Await Fate Under New York's '100% Workforce Reductions'

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 14:31

Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered all nonessential workers to stay home as the state dramatically escalated its efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic.


'It's Kind of a Mess': Phone Arguments Get Rocky Debut at DC Circuit During COVID-19 Pandemic

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 14:05

Judge Thomas Griffith said he was locked out of arguments for five to six minutes after he got dropped from the phone conference.


Skilled in the Art: Will COVID-19 Inventors Get Rich From Patents?

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 12:40

Is it conceivable that a COVID-19 breakthrough would likewise be gifted to the public?


Trump Watch: Coronavirus Pandemic Puts Trump Legal Fights On Ice

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 10:46

The pandemic has shuttered courthouses across the nation, guaranteeing that major Trump administration legal battles will drag on for longer than expected.


Remote Work Frustrations, David Lat Details COVID-19 Struggles, SCOTUS Conferencing: The Morning Minute

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 07:00

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


How I Made Partner: Pillsbury Winthrop's Tamara Bruno

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 01:31

"Make yourself indispensable. Identify a role that you can effectively fill as a partner, whether it's in an emerging or in-demand specialty, a geographic area, a major client relationship or some combination."