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Business of Law

  • February 12, 2019

    Jones Day Has Strongest US Law Firm Brand For 3rd Year

    Jones Day is once again the most recognized law firm brand in the United States, a distinction the firm has held for three consecutive years since unseating five-year leader Skadden in 2017, according to a study published Tuesday.

  • February 12, 2019

    Ex-Demeo, Mintz Levin Partner Starts Boston Defense Firm

    Former Demeo LLP and Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC partner Tracy A. Miner is striking out on her own after decades on the BigLaw scene, starting a boutique defense firm in Boston that she hopes will serve as an inspiration to women in the legal industry.

  • February 12, 2019

    House Dems Tap Kramer Partner, Ethics Pro For Trump Inquiry

    The House Judiciary Committee said Tuesday that it has recruited two attorneys and outspoken critics of President Donald Trump to act as consulting counsels to the panel, enlisting a Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP partner and a onetime Obama administration ethics counsel.

  • February 12, 2019

    Facebook, Uber Among Cos. Sowing Diversity In Legal Ranks

    Amid growing calls for corporate legal departments and law firms to diversify their ranks, in-house counsel at seven tech companies are collaborating to create a summer internship program for women, underrepresented minorities and other first-year law students who are committed to improving diversity and inclusion.

  • February 11, 2019

    Trump Atty Exits Greenberg Traurig To Start Boutique

    Marc Mukasey, who is currently representing President Donald Trump in the New York state attorney general's suit accusing his foundation of abusing its charity status, told Law360 on Monday that he left Greenberg Traurig LLP to start a boutique trial firm.

  • February 11, 2019

    Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q4

    A promotion to partner or election to practice group chair means lots of well-deserved recognition within a firm and in the larger legal community. Law360 reveals the list of attorneys whose commitment to excellence earned them highly coveted spots in the law firm leadership ranks. Find out if your old legal friends — or rivals — moved up in the fourth quarter of the year.

  • February 11, 2019

    Trump's DC Circ. Pick Pens Apology For Past Rape Remarks

    President Donald Trump's D.C. Circuit nominee Neomi Rao apologized Monday in a letter to the top members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for her past college writings about date rape and expressed regret for her "insensitivity" that could discourage survivors from seeking help.

  • February 11, 2019

    Atty Faked Cancer To Gain Upper Hand In Court: Commission

    An Illinois lawyer lied about having cancer on his law school application and used that excuse, as well as others relating to surgery for his nonexistent child, to score deadline extensions in clients’ cases, according to a complaint by a disciplinary commission made public Friday.

  • February 11, 2019

    MoFo Seeks To Nix 2 Lawyers From Pregnancy Bias Suit

    Morrison & Foerster LLP wants to toss two of its former attorneys from a suit accusing the firm of freezing out pregnant women, arguing in a new motion the two women, who both recently joined the $100 million proposed class action, have no case.

  • February 11, 2019

    Morgan Lewis Expands In Middle East With Abu Dhabi Office

    Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP will open an office in Abu Dhabi, the firm's second in the United Arab Emirates and 31st worldwide, in March, to be led by an institutional investor practice brought over from Squire Patton Boggs LLP, the firm announced on Monday.

  • February 11, 2019

    15 Minutes With Overstock.com's General Counsel

    Since graduating from Brigham Young University, Glen Nickle's proudest moment as a lawyer to date was being named general counsel at Overstock. Here, Nickle shares his decision behind going in-house, the most rewarding part of his job and where he thinks the online retail industry is headed in the next decade.

  • February 8, 2019

    One Woman's Attempt To Rebuild After Hurricane Maria

    Carmen Milagros Chévere Ortiz couldn't get disaster aid after Hurricane Maria because she didn't have flood insurance. But to get insurance, she needed something even more elusive — a deed to her property.

  • February 8, 2019

    ‘Now Is The Real Crisis’: Puerto Ricans Struggle For Disaster Aid

    In order to receive federal funding, residents whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Maria must show they hold title to their properties. But in Puerto Rico, that’s easier said than done.

  • February 8, 2019

    In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

    For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.

  • February 8, 2019

    Strong-Arming Of Bezos May Go Beyond Atty Hardball

    An in-house lawyer at the National Enquirer and others playing hardball with Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, may have crossed a legal line into blackmail by threatening to publish embarrassing photos of him while making a "request" that he back off the tabloid, experts said.

  • February 8, 2019

    Alleged Roger Stone Ties Inflame NFL Concussion Atty Spat

    The ongoing fight over two major appeals filed by the NFL in its landmark concussion settlement took a bizarre turn this week after Seeger Weiss LLP accused a fellow plaintiffs attorney of working with political operative Roger Stone to peddle “conspiracy theories and falsehoods” about the deal.

  • February 8, 2019

    Law360's Pro Say: CEO's Boast Has Equifax In A Cyber Mess

    A lawsuit over the huge Equifax data breach is moving forward after a judge ruled that investors can sue the company for bragging that it had top-notch cybersecurity, raising tough questions for other companies about how they tout their own hacking defenses. On this week's episode of Pro Say, senior cybersecurity reporter Ben Kochman stops by to discuss the case and its ramifications.

  • February 8, 2019

    Monster Energy Attorney Settles SEC's Insider Trading Claims

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Friday that Daniel Callahan, who served as outside counsel to Monster Beverage Corp., has agreed to pay about $42,000 to settle allegations he traded on nonpublic information about an upcoming partnership with Coca-Cola Co.

  • February 8, 2019

    Va. Lt. Gov., MoFo Partner Hit With 2nd Sex Assault Claim

    A second woman on Friday accused Virginia Lt. Gov. and Morrison & Foerster LLP partner Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, calling for his resignation as she alleged Fairfax attacked her in 2000 while they were both undergraduate students at Duke University.

  • February 8, 2019

    Aramark Promotes Atty To Lead Legal Team As GC Exits

    Food service provider Aramark has announced plans to promote an in-house attorney to the general counsel spot, as its current top lawyer prepares to retire, according to a recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Expert Analysis

  • 7 Questions To Add To Your Lateral Partner Questionnaire

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    Law firms should redesign the vetting process for lateral candidates so it directly addresses sexual harassment and assault issues, says Howard Rosenberg of Decipher.

  • Q&A

    A Chat With Reed Smith Chief Marketing Officer Sadie Baron

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    In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Sadie Baron, chief marketing officer at Reed Smith LLP.

  • 'Flexible Work' Makes Freelancing More Viable In BigLaw

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    The rise of remote work capabilities and advances in technology are making flexible, freelance legal work a more accessible career option for corporate attorneys, say Elizabeth Black and Sara Eng of InCloudCounsel.

  • Guest Feature

    Judge Weinstein On Activism, Gobbledegook, Going Robeless

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    Judge Jack Weinstein has served in the Eastern District of New York for over half a century. White and Williams LLP attorney Randy Maniloff visited his Brooklyn office to find out what makes the 97-year-old jurist tick.

  • What To Expect From Technology-Assisted Review In 2019

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    2018 will be remembered as a transition year for technology-assisted review, and 2019 will likely see a continued focus on how we use TAR, with refinement and expansion across the board, says Thomas Gricks of Catalyst Repository Systems LLC.

  • 2019 Will Bring More Good News For Litigation Finance

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    Last year saw another round of year-over-year growth in litigation finance, as debates shifted from whether it should be permitted to how it can best be managed. The exciting news, says Alan Guy of Vannin Capital PCC, is that 2019 seems likely to bring more of the same.

  • Why More Law Firms Will Embrace Remote Work In 2019

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    Leveraging technology in a fiercely competitive market is a key factor driving law firms toward technology adoption in 2019, as they face growing demand from legal talent and clients for the ability to connect, access and control information whenever and wherever needed, says Tomas Suros of tech provider AbacusNext.

  • 5 Most-Read Legal Industry Guests Of 2018

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    Law360 guest authors weighed in on a host of key legal industry issues this year, ranging from in-house tips for success and open secrets about BigLaw diversity to criticisms of the equity partnership and associate salary models. Here are five articles that captured the most attention.

  • Navigating E-Discovery In Employment Litigation: Part 2

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    In the final part of this article, Kim Leffert and Michael Downey of Mayer Brown LLP provide guidance on e-discovery issues such as how employer bring-your-own-device policies affect electronically stored information and best practices for handling privileged communications.

  • Navigating E-Discovery In Employment Litigation: Part 1

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    Kim Leffert and Michael Downey of Mayer Brown LLP explain how to make the e-discovery process for employment litigation easier and more cost-effective by providing practical guidance on the key issues involved with handling electronically stored information.