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Orrick to Shut Hong Kong Office as Asia Strategy Shifts

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 01:00

The law firm sought to refocus its efforts in the Asian financial hotspot after it lost a large capital markets team in 2017. But the desired growth never materialized.


'It's a Full Stop': Law Firm Mergers Slow Amid COVID-19

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 20:59

Law firms are still interested in merging, but the inability to meet face-to-face and trying to navigate these uncharted waters appears to have ground some merger discussions to a halt.


Inside Track: Cybersecurity Risks Behind Employees Working From Home. Plus, Insufficient Compliance Leads To A Fine.

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 19:05

In-house lawyers are currently dealing with company employees working from home under the novel coronavirus pandemic. Also, a former bank executive receives a financial penalty over compliance violations.


New York State Senate Approves Mandatory Paid Sick Leave for Isolated Workers

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 17:03

Workers for a company that employs between 11 and 99 people would be given at least five days of paid sick leave and afforded unpaid leave until the end of a quarantine or isolation period, according to the measure.


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

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 16:00

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.


At Least You Can Quit Shaving Your Legs

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 15:59

Working from home means your appearance no longer matters, so you can let your work speak for itself and dispense with the superficialities.


Law Schools Adopt Pass-Fail Grades as They Move Online Amid COVID-19

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 15:15

At least five highly ranked law schools have said they are moving to pass/fail grading this semester—a change that could disrupt the normal law firm summer associate hiring process.


Critical Mass: COVID-19 Creates Cases and Confusion for Class Actions, Mass Torts. What Do Appeals Decisions Mean for Bristol-Myers and Class Actions?

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 14:18

The coronavirus outbreak has spawned lawsuits—and mass torts and class actions are no exception.


Summer Associate Hiring Was Strong, but COVID-19 Prompts Uncertainty Ahead

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 14:06

While the latest hiring data from NALP shows that 2019 was a strong year for summer associate hiring, the coronavirus is raising questions about whether those summer programs will take place as expected.


'It's Not Croquet.' In Dropped Mueller Case, Reed Smith's Eric Dubelier Didn't Pull Punches Defending Russian Firm

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 14:03

"It comes down to you have to pound, and pound and pound away. And you look for a weakness, and as soon as you find that weakness, you exploit it and pound away at it," Reed Smith's Eric Dubelier says in a wide-ranging interview, after DOJ abandoned charges against his client Concord Management and Consulting.


Homebound by Coronavirus, Lawyer-Parents Bear Extra Burden

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 12:01

For mothers in particular, the demands of remote working can be intense, and the coming weeks will hold lessons for law firms that go beyond the current crisis.


So When Will the Court Rule?

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 11:10

To answer this question with a little more precision, I looked for data. I was unable to find reports of how long it usually takes the Seventh Circuit to rule, so I gathered my own.


Hogan Lovells Partner Cate Stetson Looks Ahead to Milestone of 100 Appellate Arguments

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 11:03

Hogan Lovells' Cate Stetson speaks about how she prepares for oral arguments (spoiler alert: it involves cheeseburgers) and why so few women argue before the U.S. Supreme Court.


NY Court Relaxes Limits on Online Law Classes Amid COVID-19 Response

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 11:01

Students at Columbia Law School have received word that their newly online classes will count toward their bar exam eligibility.


Coronavirus Outbreak May Also Put Attorneys at Greater Risk for Cyber Infection

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 11:00

With many law firms working remotely due to the coronavirus, attorneys may be prime targets for hackers and phishing campaigns looking to take advantage of the disruption.


What's Next: Could Coronavirus Shove Court Tech Forward? + Hope for TCPA Guidance in 2020 + Uber is a Transportation Company, Judge Says

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 08:30

Courts across the country are turning to remote technology to continue proceedings.


Are Remote Policies at Firms Safe?, More Courts Close, Merger Delayed: The Morning Minute

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 07:00

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


Kirkland's Reign Continues as Firm Hits $4 Billion in Revenue

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 01:40

The average profits generated by each of Kirkland's equity partners grew again.


Health & Habeas: A Constitutional Crisis Is Quietly Brewing Amid Coronavirus Chaos

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 22:36

On one hand, attorneys are relieved. They say court closures minimize their own exposure to the coronavirus. But on the other, a gnawing worry tempers that relief.


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

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 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.