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There's Still Time: Take Law.com's Mental Health and Substance Abuse Survey

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 08:00

This comprehensive survey of law firms of all sizes and locations stands to provide some of the best insight into the industry to date on such an important topic.

         

Deans Want Mental Health Question Nixed, Obamacare Arguments at SCOTUS, New Path to Big Law: The Morning Minute

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 06:00

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

         

Prosecutors: Mueller Cooperator Rick Gates Deserves Leniency for 'Extraordinary Assistance'

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 00:50

"Gates has worked earnestly to provide the government with everything it has asked of him and has fulfilled all obligations," prosecutors told U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson.

         

Ahead of the Curve: Congressman Says Avoid Harvard and Stanford Law

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 21:00

Four law professors took center stage last week when they offered impeachment testimony to the House Judiciary Committee, and the fallout was swift. Plus, law students in Ohio will help speed up the pardon process.

         

NY's Law School Deans Ask Court Officials to Remove Mental Health Question for Attorney Applicants

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 18:47

In a brief letter sent to state court officials, 14 deans of the 15 law schools in New York state said the inquiry should be stripped from the state's application.

         

Mayer Brown's Leading Pro-Arbitration Team Heads to California to Fight New Law

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 17:41

Mayer Brown partners Donald Falk, Andrew Pincus and Archis Parasharami teamed up with lawyers from Littler Mendelson to sue California on behalf of various business groups.

         

Shearman Vet, Silicon Valley CEO Aim to Upend Legal Talent Market With New Startup

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 17:41

Legal Innovators aims to give law students a back door into prestigious law firms while offering these firms and corporate law departments a way to keep costs down on entry-level attorneys.

         

Supreme Court Justices See No Appeal for Preliminary AIA Review Decisions

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 17:01

What matters isn't the time bar that limits some patent validity challengers, the justices suggest. What matters is whether a patent is valid at the end of the day.

         

Wilkinson Walsh Tops Big Law Associate Bonus Scale—Again

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 16:40

The high-end boutique, founded by former Big Law partners, has out-paid their former employers since the firm began in 2016.

         

Weil Facing Sharp Fee Objections in Ditech Bankruptcy

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 15:53

The New York law firm was one of several firms overbilling for services in the Chapter 11 case of a mortgage company, the U.S. trustee found in a review of final fee applications.

         

Kozinski Makes Post-Retirement Debut at Ninth Circuit in 'Shape of Water' Case

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 15:06

Nearly two years after abruptly retiring amid sexual harassment allegations, the former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit returned to the court to argue on behalf of the son of a playwright who claims the filmmakers ripped off copyrighted elements of his father's work.

         

InterDigital Names New Chief Legal Officer Days After Filing Huawei Lawsuit

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 14:24

Deputy general counsel Richard Gulino's promotion comes just five days after InterDigital filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the U.K. against the Chinese telecommunications company.

         

Barry Berke Urges Trump's Impeachment, or 'Imagination Is the Only Limit' on Presidential Abuses of Power

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 13:23

Berke and GOP counsel Stephen Castor were among those appearing before a House committee to present evidence gathered in the impeachment inquiry.

         

'Serious Performance Failures,' But No Anti-Trump Bias: Read the DOJ Watchdog's Report

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 13:23

"We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced the FBI's decision to seek FISA authority on Carter Page," Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report stated.

         

Justices Won't Review Challenge to Kentucky's Abortion Ultrasound Law

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:45

"By refusing to review the Sixth Circuit's ruling, the Supreme Court has rubber-stamped extreme political interference in the doctor-patient relationship," an ACLU lawyer said in a statement.

         

Fourth Circuit: Attorney-Client Privilege Is Worth Fighting For

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:30

The Fourth Circuit's decision highlights the importance of this protection for effective attorney-client relationships, and a willingness to safeguard the privilege when it is at risk.

         

Pinsent Masons Launches Flexi-Lawyer Business In Germany

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:30

Flexi-lawyer businesses are maintaining their popularity, with many firms expanding or launching offerings.

         

Amazon Confronts Trump's 'Relentless' Criticism in $10B Contract Suit Against Pentagon

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:11

Amazon's unsealed complaint said Trump "launched repeated public and behind-the-scenes attacks to steer the JEDI Contract away" from the company. Microsoft won the lucrative award.

         

Bank of America Senior In-House Lawyer Charged With Assault in Hong Kong

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:06

Samuel Bickett leads the bank's Asia anti-corruption team and previously practiced with Freshfields and Ropes & Gray.

         

Linklaters Latest UK Law Firm To Update Parental Leave Policy

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 06:57

The law firm follows others that are making efforts to "normalize" shared childcare.

         

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