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GLASS CEILING REPORT
Corporations swept up by Europe's year-old data protection law are more comfortable now with their vast compliance obligations than when the law was enacted, but key questions about regulators' expectations and the price of noncompliance still linger as the landmark regulation enters its second year.
A security slip-up by First American Title Insurance Co., one of the biggest title insurance companies in the U.S., exposed more than 885 million customer records, many of which contain sensitive financial information about home buyers and sellers, news outlets reported on Friday.
A federal judge on Friday ordered prosecutors to give a Russian company accused of funding a 2016 disinformation campaign more detail on how the actions allegedly skirted laws requiring disclosures on campaign finance and foreign lobbying.
Home Depot and Atlantic Water and Air have agreed to pay a combined $4.35 million to end a suit alleging the companies robocalled customers without permission in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, according to documents filed Thursday in New Jersey federal court.
An Illinois federal judge gave the final signoff Friday to a $3.3 million settlement, including $1 million in attorney fees, to end a class action accusing Mesa Laboratories Inc. of sending thousands of unsolicited faxes for spore-testing services without the legally required opt-out information.
By the time the Europeon Union's sweeping data protections took effect last year, in-house attorneys were already in the thick of trying to mitigate the risk for companies. Now, lawyers from heavyweights like Uber, Intel and Honeywell are sharing lessons from the past 365 days and their expectations for the future.
President Donald Trump’s recent blacklisting of Huawei marked the second time in just over three years that the U.S. moved to block a Chinese telecom giant from the domestic supply chain. But unlike before, the path to a resolution of this high-stakes trade dispute is not immediately clear.
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab, a cybersecurity and antivirus company, announced Thursday that during the first quarter of 2019, they discovered a significant increase in malware that was designed to steal credentials and money from users’ bank accounts.
A civil rights nonprofit has urged a Colorado federal judge to sanction the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for displaying “atrocious litigation conduct” by making it complete a “word search” to find documents about conditions at two immigrant detention centers.
Pizza Hut asked a Florida federal judge for a quick win in a class action brought by cellphone users who say Pizza Hut and several franchise owners breached the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by texting them unsolicited advertisements after their friends passed on their numbers during a promotion.
The National Labor Relations Board has ordered an Ohio data security company to rehire an engineer it fired after he said it should have used an executive’s pay to bring on more workers, saying the company's explanation for canning him rings false.
A former Crowell & Moring attorney with experience handling technology-centric mergers and acquisitions in regulated industries has joined Venable's corporate practice as a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C., office.
Investment advisers and brokers are putting their customers’ information in danger of a breach, staff at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission warned in a risk alert issued Thursday.
A Florida federal judge has split the difference in awarding about $200,000 in attorney fees and costs to a class of consumers who won a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case, coming up with a figure that was more than a magistrate's recommendation but less than the lawyers' $276,000 request.
The Federal Circuit on Friday revived infringement claims involving two of Uniloc 2017's four patents asserted against multiple companies, faulting an Eastern District of Texas judge for being too aggressive in invalidating patents as abstract ideas under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice decision.
A California federal judge has tossed a stock-drop suit filed against Advanced Micro Devices Inc. after a revelation that its chips were more vulnerable to a security flaw, finding the investors hadn't shown that risk disclosures were false or misleading.
A virus that has knocked computer systems offline in Pennsylvania’s busiest court system over the past week is sowing confusion in judicial proceedings and forcing attorneys in the City of Brotherly Love to hearken back to the days before e-filing.
There are a number of ways that attorneys can ensure their summer associates successfully manage critical writing assignments and new types of professional interactions, says Julie Schrager of Schiff Hardin.
As major insurance companies are continually drawn into costly Telephone Consumer Protection Act class actions, there are several common TCPA issues that should be on every insurance company’s radar, say attorneys with Eversheds Sutherland.
What lessons can the various hands, maesters, council members and other advisers in "Game of Thrones" impart to real-life lawyers? Quite a few, if we assume that the Model Rules of Professional Conduct were adopted by the Seven Kingdoms, says Edward Reich of Dentons.
Whether it’s an attorney screaming at underlings, hurling insults at colleagues or cracking cruel jokes, bullying at law firms is exceedingly common, according to a newly released survey. But firms can take action to combat such behavior and create workplaces centered around respect. Here’s how.
Four anonymous former Jones Day associates involved in a proposed class action accusing the firm of rampant bias against women are trying to turn the legal giant’s secrecy against it, citing the firm's success sealing a different discrimination suit as support for their bid to keep withholding their names.
Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA fired back Thursday against a black female attorney's court filing accusing the law firm of using racial stereotypes in its efforts to escape her bias suit against it, saying the attorney "caustically embellishes the most outlandish allegations of her complaint."
A landmark trial over the pharmaceutical industry's responsibility for the opioid crisis is about to get underway in Oklahoma, and it will give some of the Sooner State's sharpest legal minds a chance to showcase their skills by either opposing or working with BigLaw partners in front of a national audience.
In-house counsel in the U.S. saw an average salary bump of 4.4% in 2018 compared to 2017, ransomware attacks targeting bigger companies have surged this year, and a task force said legal employers should credit attorneys for their diversity efforts. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.
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.
Have you ever wondered what Chief Justice John Roberts thinks about amicus briefs? What about his penchant for including Bob Dylan lyrics in his opinions? This week the Pro Say team went to Washington, D.C., for the Burton Awards, which recognize excellence in the law, and we share with you highlights of Justice Roberts' remarks, as well as interviews with Burton honorees Second Circuit Chief Judge Robert Katzmann, Oracle general counsel Dorian Daley and 3M general counsel Ivan Fong.
The former Equinox employee accused of smearing an ex-Hughes Hubbard partner has argued that the defamation suit filed against him in New York state court in Manhattan belongs in Brooklyn, where there are multiple cases related to purported misconduct at the gym already pending.