Modern LawyerOpioid Inquiry Faults Arnold & Porter But Rejects Some Relief
Arnold & Porter engaged in sanctionable conduct by failing to divulge key documents from Endo Pharmaceuticals before and during a New York opioid trial, but certain requests for harsh discipline aren't warranted, a retired judge wrote in a court-commissioned report released Friday.
Daily LitigationRosen Law Firm To Lead Class In Robinhood MDL
A Florida federal judge appointed the Rosen Law Firm PA on Friday to lead multidistrict litigation that alleges stock-trading app Robinhood caused more than $10 billion in market capitalization losses after its customers were hit in January with trading restrictions on certain stocks.
Modern LawyerMayer Brown Drops Hong Kong U. In Statue Removal Bid
Mayer Brown LLP has stopped representing Hong Kong University in its bid to take down a statue on its campus commemorating the Tiananmen Square massacre, the firm confirmed Friday, after being pressured by local advocates and U.S. politicians.
Modern LawyerHow Racist Tropes Affect Legal DEI Efforts
Racist imagery from more than 100 years ago has persisted as painful stereotypes that impact not only society as a whole but also diversity and inclusion efforts in the law, according to speakers at a recent talk organized by the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession.
Daily LitigationSwift Currie Scoops Up 7 Attorneys For Atlanta Office
Southeast litigation firm Swift Currie McGhee & Hiers LLP continued its 2021 expansion with the addition of seven new attorneys to its Atlanta office, the firm has announced.
In-HouseMastercard GC, Powell Jobs Join Ford Foundation Board
The Ford Foundation said on Friday that Mastercard Inc. general counsel and head of global public policy Richard Verma will join its board of trustees.
Modern LawyerLegal Tech Roundup: Paradigm, Aware
A pair of legal technology companies secured the financial backing of major investors this week. In addition, several legal tech providers also announced new hires and promotions.
Daily LitigationJury Axes Sexual Harassment Claims Against MyPhillyLawyer
A Pennsylvania federal jury cleared personal injury firm MyPhillyLawyer on Friday of allegations from a former paralegal that she was subjected to repeated sexual harassment from attorneys and other co-workers during her brief tenure with the firm three years ago.
Modern LawyerProsecutors Warn Calif. Court Order Is 'Dangerous Precedent'
More than 70 current and former elected prosecutors on Friday urged a California appellate court to overturn a trial court's decision declining to allow the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office to withdraw previously requested sentencing enhancements, saying the ruling sets a "dangerous precedent."
Modern LawyerMoFo Puts Commitment To Attys' Mental Health In Writing
For attorneys, poor mental health isn't limited to medical diagnoses; it can come from getting slammed too often with assignments on a Friday night, or a seemingly never-ending series of deadlines.