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Woman Lawyer Busted After Sailing for St. Croix to Dodge Grand Larceny Charges

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 19:21

New York attorney Tara Boyle Fallon and her husband, both inexperienced sailors, were headed for the U.S. Virgin Islands when their boat ran aground in New Jersey.


Legalweek 2020: This Is the Greatest Show

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 18:03

Here's a look at Legalweek 2020, where "conversations and ideas come to life."


Former FBI Director Freeh Nixed as Expert Witness for VW Plaintiffs

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 18:01

A federal judge excluded Louis Freeh's expert opinion that the government's criminal case, which involved VW paying a $2.8 billion fine in 2017, settled too cheaply. The ruling mooted VW's motion to disqualify Freeh based on his earlier pitch to work for VW in the wake of its diesel emissions scandal.


Barnes & Thornburg Launches in New York, Hiring From Akin, Davis Polk

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 17:50

The Am Law 100 firm has quietly added people in the Big Apple, recruiting its office leader from Akin Gump and hiring counsel from Davis Polk and Cahill as partners.


Every Roger Stone Prosecutor Quit the Case After Main Justice Overrode Their Call for Tougher Sentence

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 17:44

The prosecutors' withdrawals from Stone's case are an apparent rebuke of the DOJ's retraction of the initial sentencing memorandum.


Justice Thomas at Georgia Courthouse Dedication: 'We are Not Mass Media Icons. We Are Judges'

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 17:23

"It was not too long ago that in Georgia courthouses like this were segregated," Justice Clarence Thomas said at the Nathan Deal Judicial Center in Atlanta. "One reason segregation endured was due not only to prejudices and a lack of understanding but also to a lack of courage."


Google Heads to EU Court in Antitrust Fight

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 16:39

Over the next three days, lawyers for the company will argue against the European Commission's decision to fine the company for abusing its dominant position in the search engine sector.


Kaplan, Boies Schiller Lawyers Chart Different Courses as US Judge Allows Discovery in Cases Against Epstein Estate

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 16:12

The status of the victim compensation program came into question, after U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George last month hit the estate with liens for alleged criminal activity.


Ahead of the Curve: Whither the Religious Law Professor?

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 15:38

This week's Ahead of the Curve looks at a new study on religion among the law professoriate, plus big-ticket donations for a pair of law schools out west.


Suit: Recording Shows Jackson Lewis Dallas Partner Going 'From Lawyer to Liar'

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 14:54

The lawsuit probes the correct application of the attorney immunity doctrine, which protects attorneys from being sued by third parties over legal advice they gave their clients.


Taking Control: Legal Ops Teams Asserting Themselves in E-discovery Relationships

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 14:39

OpenText's Fourth Annual Survey of Legal Operations Professionals found that corporate legal is taking the reigns of e-discovery and other processes—which could potentially benefit law firms, ALSP's and technology providers long-term.


United Talent Agency Signs Michael Sinclair as General Counsel

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 14:36

Sinclair, who has worked for the global talent agency for nearly a decade, steps up from his position as associate general counsel.


A Nonprofit, Six Flags & Chickasaw Nation: NRA Lawyers Target Ex-PR Firm's Clients in 'Blitzkrieg-Scale' Subpoena Feud

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 14:36

Lawyers for Ackerman McQueen have gone to three federal courts to challenge what it describes as "harassing" subpoenas issued by the NRA.


More Women Are Making Partner. So What About the Men?

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 14:26

While women are storming the higher end of the workforce, men at the lower end are losing jobs.


Wilmer Staring Down $13M Lawsuit Over Contract That Led to 'Litigation Bonanza'

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 14:24

The law firm prepared a stock purchasing agreement between two former business partners, who now disagree over the financial terms, prompting a legal battle one federal judge described as akin to "The War of the Roses."


Law School Fights for Survival Amid University Closure

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 13:13

Concordia University School of Law in Boise, Idaho, will get dragged down with the failure of its parent university if it can't find a new institution to absorb it.


How a Wilson Sonsini Partner Died From Drug Use and No One Saw It Coming

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 11:30

"It's hard to imagine addressing lawyer mental health and wellness without addressing the operational model of billable hours—to expect someone to not be depressed billing every six minutes," said Eilene Zimmerman, author of the new book "Smacked."


Citgo Names Top Lawyer as Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer Amid DOJ Probe

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 11:10

Jack Lynch, who became vice president of legal and government affairs of Citgo in October, has been made the top compliance professional at the oil refinery.


Ginsburg Urges 'New Beginning' for Equal Rights Amendment

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 10:17

Virginia, Illinois and Nevada have gone to court to assert that the amendment, approved by Congress in 1972, has, in fact, been ratified.


Maze Hackers Delist Texas Law Firm as Ransom Pressures Mount

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 09:44

A spate of recent cyberattacks has targeted at least five small law firms in three states.