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  • Law360 Pulse's Spotlight On Mid-Law Work

    Stroock's work on an Alabama refinery acquisition from Shell and Wiley's handling of a challenge to the terms of a General Services Administration information technology solicitation lead this edition of Law360 Pulse's Spotlight On Mid-Law Work, recapping top matters for Mid-Law firms from March 28 to April 8.

  • 3rd Circ. Deems Epstein Becker's Sanctions Appeal Premature

    Epstein Becker Green and a former partner were too hasty in appealing a sanctions order incurred from taking contradictory positions on arbitration while representing a client, because the penalty amount wasn't set yet, the Third Circuit ruled Friday.

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    Amazon Union Attorney Talks Staten Island Labor Win

    Last week a grassroots labor group won a historic election at an Amazon facility in Staten Island, New York, known as JFK8. The union attorney Seth Goldstein talked with Law360 Pulse about the successful campaign and what it means for traditional labor groups.

  • Skadden Promotes 19 In 2022 Partner Class

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP has elevated 19 attorneys to partner, a slight increase in promotions from its 2021 class, the firm said Thursday.

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    Legal Mistakes Are Growing Costlier, Experts Say

    The cost of an unhappy client is increasing for BigLaw, with the severity of legal malpractice claims in recent years growing into the hundreds of millions of dollars, insurance industry experts told an audience in Austin, Texas, on Thursday.

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    Maron Marvel's Leader On Her Journey, Firm's Diversity Aims

    Catherine Pyune McEldowney took over this year as Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC's managing shareholder, president and executive committee chair. She is the first woman and first Korean American attorney to helm the national firm. Here, McEldowney tells Law360 Pulse about her journey to this milestone moment, her vision for the firm and the firm’s ongoing efforts to bring about more diversity and empower its attorneys.

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    Meet Attys For Investors In ProAssurace Suit In Chancery

    Attorneys from Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP, Kahn Swick & Foti LLC, Cooch & Taylor PA and McCollom D'Emilio Smith Uebler LLC are representing investors in a consolidated lawsuit in Delaware Chancery Court against insurer ProAssurance Corp.'s directors over what the investors assert was a financially damaging arrangement with a health care institution.

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    Survey Says New ESG Risks Add To Pressures On Law Depts.

    In a new survey, the majority of corporate legal departments say they are facing rising challenges over environmental, social and governance, or ESG, issues, but they are without clear guidance from regulators and lack the expertise, resources and support from the C-suite to handle the risks.

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    BigLaw At Forefront Of Legal Sector's Sustainable Office Push

    With environmental concerns on the rise in the legal sector, many large U.S. law firms are leading the drive for sustainable and energy-efficient office space, a Thursday report by property brokerage firm Savills Inc. said, suggesting the number will continue to grow as firms reevaluate their real estate needs.

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    Economic Incentives Key To Law Firm DEI Efforts

    Law firms need to make themselves more accountable to diversity and inclusion progress within the industry through economic mandates and outside pressure, according to a group of experts who spoke at a recent panel.

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    Baseball Caps & Unmade Beds: Judges Talk Virtual Decorum

    A trio of federal judges warned lawyers at an American Bar Association conference in Austin, Texas, on Thursday to be aware of the ethical challenges and professional pitfalls caused by an uptick in virtual hearings and social media use in the courtroom.

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    Senate Confirms Jackson As 1st Black Woman On High Court

    The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the 116th U.S. Supreme Court justice and the first Black woman and former public defender ever to serve on the court.

  • Jenner & Block Matches Cravath Scale For Associate Pay

    Jenner & Block LLP is among the latest law firms to have matched the Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP scale for associate salaries, according to a memo published Wednesday.

  • Attorneys Will Get $250K For Mooted EZCorp Investor Suit

    Counsel for an EZCorp Inc. investor who alleged that officers of the Texas-based pawnshop operator oversaw the unauthorized distribution of more than $16 million worth of company shares will get a $250,000 fee award for a now-mooted Delaware Chancery Court suit.

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    BigLaw Leaders Glimpse Opportunity In Secondary Markets

    Over the past year, large law firms have set up offices in at least 45 new cities that were long thought of as secondary legal markets, spreading their footprint away from the coasts and toward cities like Cleveland, Milwaukee, Phoenix and Boulder, Colorado.

  • 3rd Circ. Denies Ex-Atty A Retrial In Plots To Kill Witnesses

    A former New Jersey criminal defense attorney serving multiple terms of life in prison came up short Wednesday in seeking a new trial on murder conspiracy and related charges, with the Third Circuit finding that what he presented as newly discovered evidence likely would not lead to acquittal.

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    These Judges Are Putting Court Back In Courtship

    The two top Texas jurists tying the knot this weekend are just some of the judges defying the expectation that there's no "court" in courtship.

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    Maron Marvel's New Leader Reflects On 'Milestone' Moment

    Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC's Catherine Pyune McEldowney, the first woman and first Korean American attorney to helm the national firm, told Law360 on Tuesday that she aims to lead by example and help empower others.

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    For Firms Donating To Ukraine, Due Diligence Is Key

    When Russia invaded Ukraine and began raining missiles onto the country's major cities, law firms, like much of the rest of the world, looked for ways to help.

  • 2 More Law Firms Match Cravath Associate Raises

    Seward & Kissel LLP and McKool Smith LLP are the latest firms to match the Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP scale for associate salaries, according to news reports.

  • Ex-Zuora Exec Sues For Legal Fees After Company Sues Him

    A former executive of cloud-based subscription company Zuora Inc. has sued the company in Delaware Chancery Court for attorney fees to defend himself against a lawsuit that it filed against him in California alleging that he stole confidential company information and used it to create a competitor.

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    Improv Could Make Attys Better Listeners And Storytellers

    Many of the skills learned in improvisation classes, like communication, collaboration and creativity, are also central to successfully practicing law, improv teachers for attorneys say.

  • Senate Panel Advances 4 Judicial Noms, Deadlocks On 5th

    After voting on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court, the Senate Judiciary Committee also voted Monday to advance one of President Joe Biden's nominees to the Sixth Circuit and three district court picks while deadlocking on his Third Circuit nominee.

  • Catching Up With Delaware's Chancery Court

    Last week Delaware Chancery Court watchers learned that Tesla CEO Elon Musk may finally go to trial over his multibillion-dollar pay package, reality TV star Julia Haart is no longer acting CEO of a New York modeling and talent agency, and shareholder Carl Icahn was thwarted once again in his attempt to take over Southwest Gas.

  • 3 Firms To Seek Up To $4.4M In Fidelity National Suit Settlement

    Three firms are set to seek $4.4 million for a proposed $20 million settlement of an investor suit in Delaware Chancery Court that accused Fidelity National Financial Inc. directors and others of forcing through a $1.8 billion acquisition of annuity and life insurance provider F&G.

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