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Davis Wright: Deceased Staffer Who Had Flu-Like Symptoms Tests Negative for COVID-19

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 17:50

Legal assistant Lisa Carney left the office March 10 with flu-like symptoms and was found dead in her home March 12.


Paul Weiss Mobilizes Army of Lawyers to Help Navigate Coronavirus Relief

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 16:37

Chairman Brad Karp wants "thousands" of lawyers across the U.S. to join what he expects will be an unprecedented effort.


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

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 16:35

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.


France Hits Apple With Record Antitrust Fine

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 16:22

The U.S.-based tech giant breached competition rules by dividing up the wholesale market and imposing resale prices, the French antitrust authority said.


Hillary Clinton's Appeal Argues No 'Extraordinary Circumstances' Justify Deposition

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 16:16

A Washington federal trial judge said Clinton and a former longtime aide must be deposed in a public-records suit about Clinton's use of a private email server. The impending depositions are "inappropriate, unnecessary, and a clear abuse of discretion," lawyers at Williams & Connolly and Wilkinson Walsh contend.


Morgan Lewis Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19, Offices Remain Open With Voluntary Remote Work Policy

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 15:54

The firm assured employees that the positive diagnosis does not require the shuttering of an office, per CDC guidelines.


Mikal Watts Sues Princess Cruise Lines Over COVID-19 Outbreak

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 15:10

The lawsuit, brought on behalf of a Missouri couple who were passengers on the Grand Princess, alleges gross negligence over the cruise line's "lackadaisical approach" to ensuring the safety of its passengers of the ship, quarantined off the coast of California. The suit is the first to be filed by a firm other than Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, which filed four similar cases last week.


2nd Circuit Remains Open, With Restrictions, Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 14:41

Anyone approved to enter the courthouse at Foley Square would be screened by security staff to ensure they meet health requirements posted at the doors.


Baker Donelson Partner, 45, in Critical Care With COVID-19 in New Orleans

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 14:31

Mark Frilot, a litigator serving clients in the construction industry, was reportedly in good health before contracting the coronavirus.


In a Year Full of Worry and Division, How to Protect Your Mental Health

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 14:30

Just as you can do things to safeguard yourself from the coronavirus, you can also takes steps to avoid the mental fallout.


US Supreme Court Postpones Upcoming Arguments Amid Coronavirus Threat

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 11:48

"The court will examine the options for rescheduling those cases in due course in light of the developing circumstances," the Supreme Court's press office stated.


UK-Based Law Firm Rebuked by Regulator Over Money Laundering Training

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 10:52

Withers has also been ordered to pay the costs of the Solicitors Regulation Authority's investigation.


Legal Profession's Upheaval Amid COVID-19, Improved Diversity, Staying Motivated: The Morning Minute

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 07:00

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


Ex-Boies Schiller Partners Reunite at Durie Tangri in Los Angeles

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 06:00

Marking the latest in a string of partner departures for Boies Schiller, Andrew Esbenshade is joining two former colleagues at the California IP boutique.


New to's Legal Radar: Cybersecurity Is Now Available in Your Personalized News Feed

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 01:03

Your free Legal Radar news feed now includes news and litigation updates on leading cyber businesses.


That Was Fast. Coronavirus Law Class in the Works

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 01:02

Dan Rodriguez, a professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, is pulling together a online, pop-up class on the legal aspects of the COVID-19 outbreak.


In Continued Makeover, Wells Fargo Hires TD Bank's Ellen Patterson as General Counsel

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 01:00

"I am excited to join Wells Fargo during a transformational time in the company's history," Patterson said. "I look forward to collaborating with leaders across the company to shape the culture."


NY State Courts End 'Nonessential' Services in Coronavirus Response

Sun, 03/15/2020 - 18:15

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he had asked Chief Judge Janet DiFiore to come up with a plan.


Paul Weiss' Brad Karp: We Need Obama, Bush and Clinton to Beat the Coronavirus

Sun, 03/15/2020 - 15:30

Paul Weiss chair Brad Karp says "The health, safety and welfare of America's citizens would benefit from the wisdom, courage and experience" of the past presidents.


Coronavirus Work-from-Home Response A Boon for Cybercriminal Exploitation

Fri, 03/13/2020 - 18:14

Here are some of the key issues of which law firms and companies need to be aware and steps that should be considered to minimize the risk to keep everyone — and client data — safe.