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    Kirkland Unlikely To Regret Split With Clement, Experts Say

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP's decision to shun Second Amendment cases, and by extension famed appellate lawyer Paul Clement, appears to be the latest example of how client selection has become an increasingly important strategy for law firms when it comes to honing their brand.

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    Gunster Adds 3 Attys In Business Litigation And Immigration

    Gunster is continuing its growth spurt that included more than 40 attorneys in the last year with the addition of three new associates in its Tampa and Miami offices.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The U.S. Supreme Court continued to rock the legal world this week, with rulings overturning the constitutional abortion right established nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade, striking down a longtime New York gun law and more. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday upheld a Mississippi abortion ban and overturned the constitutional abortion right established nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade, setting the stage for a widespread rollback of abortion rights in many statehouses around the country.

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    Florida Atty Selected To Lead Pa. Legal Aid Network

    The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network recently ended its nationwide search for a new executive director when it selected a Florida-based attorney who spent nearly her entire career providing underserved communities with access to justice.

  • Family Knew Of Trust Moves By Nelson Mullins Atty, Jury Told

    Counsel for a Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP estate planning attorney sued for malpractice by a wealthy Florida family grilled the family patriarch on Thursday, producing emails, meeting notes and documents showing the client knew and signed off on trusts and estate planning moves made by the attorney.

  • Judge Approves $1B Surfside Deal, Holds Off On Fee Request

    The judge overseeing the consolidated litigation over the collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, Florida, approved a $1.02 billion global settlement on Thursday, but said he would not rule on a $100 million fee request from class counsel until after he had completed the claims process with victims.

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    51 Firms Named Among Best For Women In 2022

    Professional services and research firm Seramount announced on Thursday the results of its latest Best Law Firms for Women survey, touting the firms that earned spots on its 2022 list.

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    Jones Walker Adds Miami Partner To Health Care Practice

    Jones Walker LLP has added a new partner to its health care industry team in Miami with more than 25 years of experience.

  • Bressler Amery Adds 6 Insurance Litigators In Fla.

    Bressler Amery & Ross PC has added six associates in Florida, all of whom focus on insurance litigation.

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    How BigLaw's IT Hiring Woes Have Worsened

    Amid a more challenging market for the recruitment of information technology talent, some BigLaw firms have found themselves at the short end of the stick.

  • Lewis Brisbois Adds Corporate Pro To Fla., Chicago Offices

    Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP has expanded two of its corporate-focused practice groups, with a partner who will split his time between its Florida and Chicago offices, the firm announced Tuesday.

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    Stumphauzer Co-Founder Jumps To Sidley Austin In Miami

    Sidley Austin LLP picked up a Miami attorney who was a named partner and co-founder of Stumphauzer Foslid Sloman Ross & Kolaya PLLC.

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    LGBTQ Attys And Staff Talk Inclusivity In Mid-Law

    As the legal industry has placed increased focus on diversity in recent years, many firms have promoted not only efforts for more racial and ethnic diversity, but also diversity of gender identity and sexual orientation. This Pride Month, Law360 Pulse spoke to LGBTQ attorneys and staff at Mid-Law firms about how things stand regarding LGBTQ inclusion in this part of the industry.

  • Dr. Says Nelson Mullins Atty Knew Plan To Treat Kids Equally

    The patriarch of a wealthy Florida family suing its Nelson Mullins estate planning attorney took the stand Wednesday, telling jurors he took steps to minimize a windfall for one of his five children and made it clear to his attorney that he wanted to treat all of his children equally.

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    Why Some Firms Are Not Moving Fully To The Cloud

    As law firms have come to embrace storing data in the cloud since the COVID-19 pandemic normalized remote working, some firms are choosing to continue keeping data on in-house office servers.

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    Public Interest Attorney Pay Growing Faster Since 2018

    Many attorneys in public service jobs have seen their median salaries rise faster in the past four years than in the preceding decade and a half, according to a study released Wednesday by the National Association for Law Placement.

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    Law School Graduate Hiring Rebounds From Pandemic Slump

    Law firms are making up for the COVID-19-driven decline in law school graduate hiring, exceeding numbers in 2021 from the last pre-pandemic year, a report released Wednesday by legal services provider Leopard Solutions says.

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    Holland & Knight Adds MoFo Atty To Corporate Team In Miami

    Holland & Knight LLP has added a corporate attorney in its Miami office from Morrison & Foerster LLP.

  • Money Isn't Everything When It Comes To Making Attys Happy

    Law firms may have reached a limit on how much time and energy they can take from their attorneys, as associates and partners in a recent survey voiced displeasure with a narrow focus on profit and eagerness for more human-centered management.

  • The 2022 Law Firm Culture Survey

    Law360 Pulse partnered with Major Lindsey & Africa to survey attorneys on what the idea of law firm culture means to them, what aspects of it they think their firms are good at and struggle with. Here, we take a look at our results.

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    Fiscal Health, Client Service Keys To A Strong Firm Culture

    Firms looking to attract and retain the best legal talent should focus on financial management, high performance expectations, client service and civic-mindedness, according to the results of a new survey conducted by Law360 and Major Lindsey & Africa.

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    Why Better Law Firm Culture Must Come From The Top

    As firm leaders continue to navigate the evolving work environment, lawyers most want to see improvements that come from the top — in transparency, training and mentorship, and diversity, a recent survey found.

  • Markle's Half Sister Can't Boot Judge From Defamation Case

    A Florida federal judge refused Tuesday to remove herself from a defamation case against Meghan Markle brought by Markle's half sister, ruling that the Duchess of Sussex's purportedly close relationship with the Obamas and the fact that the judge was appointed by former President Barack Obama don't amount to grounds for recusal.

  • Expert Says Fla. Couple's Son Was Overpaid For CEO Work

    An executive compensation expert testified Tuesday that the son of a wealthy Florida couple was "excessively compensated" for the work he did as CEO of the company owned by his parents, who say their Nelson Mullins estate planning attorney mishandled trusts to heavily tip the scales in favor of the son over their other four children.

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