Delaware Pulse

  • Legal Tech Roundup: Gimmal, Evisort

    This week in legal technology featured a trio of companies welcoming new hires in leadership positions.

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    Bayard's Ian D. McCauley Chats E-discovery Issues

    Delaware firm Bayard PA welcomed Ian D. McCauley in February as a director in the firm's litigation group to lead its growing e-discovery practice. Here, McCauley tells Law360 how e-discovery is handled during the litigation process, about challenges given the ever-changing technological landscape, what isn’t protected by attorney-client privilege, and other e-discovery issues.

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    New Pro Bono Portal Will Offer Legal Assistance To Ukrainians

    Legal tech company Paladin said Thursday that it has partnered with Ukrainian aid organization Legal Development Network to launch a pro bono portal to facilitate legal assistance for Ukrainians affected by Russia's invasion of the country.

  • Dems Focus On Lower Courts After Securing Jackson's Seat

    After celebrating the swift confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, Democrats are pushing to fill as many lower court vacancies as possible in the months before the midterm elections.

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    Morris James Adds Another Atty To Injury Law Practice

    Delaware firm Morris James LLP has announced it has added another lawyer to its injury law practice, bringing onto its roster an attorney with more than two decades of experience representing clients in various types of litigation.

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    Duane Morris Will Shrink Office Footprint By 20% In 5 Years

    Duane Morris LLP plans to cut its office space by about a fifth over the next five years, as leases in various major markets expire and partners agree to having smaller offices, according to the firm.

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    Saul Ewing Looks To Attys, Staff To Drive Firm Innovation

    Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP is planning to implement several new programs and policies based on ideas generated by its staff and attorneys during a three-week firmwide innovation challenge held in February.

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    ABA Ethics Panel Clarifies 'Live' Solicitation Rule

    Clearing up "ambiguity" in a key rule, the American Bar Association's ethics committee said Wednesday that personal friends and colleagues can in many situations recommend a lawyer's services to others by phone or in person, but if the lawyer is aware a friend or colleague has improperly solicited on their behalf, the lawyer should be held responsible.

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    Meet President Biden's Nominee For Delaware District Court

    President Joe Biden has nominated Fox Rothschild LLP partner Gregory B. Williams to be a judge for the District of Delaware. If confirmed, Williams would become just the second African American judge to serve on Delaware's district court bench and the only judge of color currently serving on that bench, the White House said.

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    How Attys Can Manage Anxiety Over Returning To The Office

    As more law firms dust off their return-to-office plans this spring, some attorneys may be anxious at the thought of being surrounded by scores of coworkers. Law360 spoke with those in the profession who regularly handle wellness and mental health matters about how firms and attorneys can deal with the issue.

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    7th, 9th Circ. Picks Among Biden's Latest Judicial Nominees

    President Joe Biden announced five new judicial nominations Wednesday, elevating two district judges to seats on the Seventh and Ninth Circuits and nominating district court picks in Illinois, Iowa and Delaware.

  • Cohen Seglias Adds Commercial Litigation Partner In Del.

    Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC has added William R. Firth III as a partner in its Delaware office, bringing its attorney roster in the First State to seven.

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    Law Firms Must Choose Wisely When Investing 2021's Profits

    Law firms are faced with unprecedented opportunities and risks in today's uncertain economy. Costs have gone up alongside associate salaries, demand has begun to soften, and firms are left wondering how to best invest the record profits they pulled in last year.

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    Talent Wars Give Women Attys Seeking 'Third Act' New Edge

    There's a huge well of untapped talent in the legal industry that employers are waking up to as a result of today's talent wars. That pool is made up of women who scaled back their careers when their children were young and now, years later, are eager to dive back in.

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    Corporate Depts. Saw Partner Hours Rise Amid COVID

    Although associates still billed more hours at most large law firms, corporate legal departments have seen a higher proportion of their legal work done by partners since the COVID-19 pandemic started, according to a new report released Tuesday.

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    Meet The Attys In the Barstool v. Insider Defamation Case

    Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy is on the offensive against Insider Inc., an online media company he says tried to "cancel" him with false accusations that he'd raped multiple women.

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    5 Things GCs Can Do To Get And Keep Midlevel Lawyers

    Coming off red-hot hiring years in 2020 and 2021, in-house legal departments remain challenged to obtain and retain talented lawyers, particularly at the counsel and associate counsel level, a legal recruiter told Law360 Pulse.

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    Morris James Partner Picked For Del. Superior Court Bench

    A Morris James LLP partner will be nominated to serve as a judge on Delaware's Superior Court, Gov. John Carney has announced.

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    Kirkland Outstrips Competitors In Associate-To-Partner Hires

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP has brought on the most partners from other firms' associate ranks over the past three years, outstripping its competitors in the hunt for legal talent, according to data from Firm Prospects, an organization that tracks the lateral hiring market.

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    Partner Title Can Help Mid-Law Attract 'Stunted' Associates

    Just as with BigLaw, the practice of hiring associates into partner roles is on the upswing in Mid-Law, with data from Firm Prospects showing that the number of such hires among mid-size firms doubled between 2020 and 2021 – and with experts saying such a hiring strategy can help smaller firms pick up quality talent.

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    More Associates Are Exiting To Take Partner Job Offers

    As law firms scramble to fill talent gaps in busy practice areas, they're increasingly open to offering the title of partner to senior associates joining their firm from a competitor, with a 35% increase in such hires over the last two years, according to data from Firm Prospects, an organization that tracks the lateral hiring market.

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    Ukrainian Lawyers Share Tales Of War And Ways To Help

    Early on the morning of Feb. 24, Alesya Pavlynska, an attorney at Arzinger, Ukraine's third-largest law firm, woke up to ominous sounds. Missiles were cutting through the sky in Kyiv, where she lives.

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    Why Innovation Matters In Race For Associate Talent

    While many law firms have opened their wallets in 2022 to raise associate salaries, legal experts say that firms can gain footing in the fight for associate talent by being more innovative.

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    McCarter & English Promotes Class Of 10 Partners

    McCarter & English LLP recently promoted 10 attorneys to partner, elevating attorneys across a number of practice areas in four states and Washington, D.C.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The legal industry had a busy week even as the country’s attention was on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic confirmation as the 116th Supreme Court justice. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360’s Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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