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Where are the Big Law CMOs?, Love Firms Warming to Cryptocurrency, Popular Law Blogger Sued: The Morning Minute

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 06:00

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


Goodwin Opens in Cambridge to Break Into England City's Tech Market

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 05:26

The office is led by former Taylor Wessing international corporate co-head David Mardle.


Equifax Lawyers Want How Much in Fees? Today in Court: Purdue's Plan to Pause Lawsuits. Mich. AG Hires Outside Counsel.

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 00:57

Lawyers who got a $1.4 billion class action settlement this year over the Equifax data breach have asked for $77.5 million in attorney fees.


Ransomware Hit Case Management Provider TrialWorks. What Happens Next?

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 00:00

"They are screwed. At the end of the day, they are dependent on TrialWorks," said one cybersecurity expert. But lawyers say that were ways to prevent that dependence, and still may be a few ways to remedy the attack's damages.


Compliance Hot Spots: Investors As Potential Tipsters | 4th Circuit Confronts Search Warrant Fairness | CFTC Sued Over Settlement Secrecy | Who Got the Work | White-Collar Moves

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 21:00

The SEC announces new whistleblower charges, the 4th Circuit has strong words about the feds searching a law firm, and a firm is suing the CFTC over a secrecy provision in a recent settlement -- welcome to Compliance Hot Spots! Thanks for reading.


Nixon Peabody Adds Marketing Chief as More Big Law CMO Vacancies Linger

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 18:25

With law firm CMO searches sometimes extending for more than a year, legal marketing experts say the long vacancies can cause damage.


Newly Public Records Show Trump Placed Call to Former 'Apprentice' Contestant the Day of Alleged Sexual Assault

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 18:11

The call logs support the account of former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos, wrote Zervos' lawyer Mariann Meier Wang of Cuti Hecker Wang in court filings.


Attorney-Discipline Blogger Is Target of Defamation Suit

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 18:00

Attorney John Paul Szymkowicz has sued blogger Michael Frisch for defamation over a series of posts on the Legal Profession Blog, which tracks attorney discipline cases across the country.


Quinn Emanuel Says Clients Can Pay in Bitcoin

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 17:57

The litigation megafirm says it considered the legal ethics implications of cryptocurrency payments before joining the small group of Am Law 200 firms that have taken the leap.


New Cross-Company Mentoring Program for In-House Counsel Takes Off

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 17:32

The Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel is the first U.S. group to offer the tech-based mentoring program called MOSAIC, which stands for Mentoring Opportunities Shared Amongst In-House Counsel. The program was developed in 2015 by two in-house counsel in the U.K.


'Let's Motor Through, Chairman': How Big Law's Robert Luskin Guided Gordon Sondland

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 17:16

"You've asked this question now three different times. I know you're unhappy with his answer, but if we stay until 7:30 he's not going to change his answer," the veteran Paul Hastings white-collar partner said during one exchange, according to a newly released transcript.


Association of Corporate Counsel Reveals New Board of Directors

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 15:59

Fresh off holding its annual meeting in Phoenix last week, the Association of Corporate Counsel has revealed its 2020 slate of officers and newly elected board of directors.


New Lawsuit Alleges Illegal 'Shadow' Ukraine Diplomacy at Trump's Direction

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 15:05

"State Department officials charged with carrying out our foreign policy should not be left in the dark about shadow diplomacy carried out through a secret, alternative channel," the complaint reads.


Lon Jacobs Brings His Casino and Media General Counsel Experience to Mintz & Gold

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 15:00

"I got a little nervous about retiring, and I think my wife got a little more nervous. So I think this is a good thing," quipped Lawrence "Lon" Jacobs.


Norton Rose Fulbright Elects Dallas Litigator as New US MP

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 14:35

Jeff Cody, who is currently U.S. chief administrative partner, will step into his new role as U.S. managing partner and chair of the U.S. management committee Jan. 1.


After Sending Herself Threatening Emails, Ex-GC for Oklahoma Agency Suspended from Practice

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 14:27

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday ordered an interim suspension for Julie Marie Ezell, who was general counsel at the Oklahoma State Department of Health and was in charge of helping to adopt the state's rules for medical marijuana.


Faulty Process: Matching Law Firm Associates With Practice Groups

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 14:16

The profession is largely stuck with the choose-and-hope-for-the-best model, foisted upon young professionals who often lack the breadth of life and work experience necessary to make an informed choice.


O'Melveny Fends Off Bankruptcy Trustee's $54M Malpractice Claim

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 11:09

A federal judge rejected arguments that an arbitrator was biased against the trustee because the arbitrator's son couldn't get a summer associate position job at either O'Melveny & Myers or Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.


Introducing the 2019 Tony Mauro Media Lawyer Award Winners

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 09:53

Laura Prather of Haynes and Boone and CNN's legal department have been zealous advocates for freedom of the press.


Cannabis Compliance Tools Have an Audience—But Is It a Paying One?

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 09:30

Players in the cannabis industry need to successfully comply with a complex variety of state regulations to stay in business, but for many in the space, a technological assist with that process may be considered a luxury they can't afford.