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  • Blizzard's Top Atty Departs Amid Legal Tumult At Parent Co.

    Blizzard Entertainment's chief legal officer announced Monday that she has left the World of Warcraft video game company, as Blizzard's parent company faces a slew of legal challenges related to the treatment of women employees and its disclosure of employment issues to shareholders.

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    4 Key Takeaways From The ABA 2021 Student Loan Survey

    The American Bar Association released a report Tuesday, based on a survey of more than 1,300 young lawyers, that shows law school debt continues to weigh heavily on younger attorneys' finances, life decisions and mental health.

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    NASCAR Atty Becomes First GC At Athlete Marketing Firm

    Opendorse Inc., a branding and marketing company for athletes, has tapped a NASCAR in-house attorney to become the company's first general counsel.

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    Former Oil Exec Joins Sidley In Houston

    Sidley Austin LLP has hired the former assistant general counsel for Magellan Midstream Partners LP to join its energy and infrastructure practice group as a partner in Houston.

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    Airbnb Makes In-House Atty Deputy GC, Chief Ethics Officer

    Airbnb has elevated an associate general counsel to deputy general counsel and chief ethics officer as the online lodging company continues to shake up its legal team.

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    'Indictments Are Coming' In Trump Org. Case, CFO's Atty Says

    An attorney for Trump Organization finance chief Allen Weisselberg told a New York state court Monday that he expects there will be additional indictments in the Manhattan district attorney's tax fraud case against former President Donald Trump's business.

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    Boston Cannabis Board's Former GC Joins Prince Lobel

    The Boston Cannabis Board's former general counsel has gone back to her roots as a real estate development attorney and is joining Prince Lobel Tye LLP, where she will focus on real estate and alcohol licensing, but also lend her expertise in cannabis matters.

  • GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

    The trend continues that restaurants cannot claim property damage insurance coverage for the presence of COVID-19 particles, while a survey found that the virus has sped up how social and tech forces are reshaping the world's workplaces.

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    WeCommerce Hires Former Goldman Sachs Executive As GC

    WeCommerce Holdings Ltd. has hired former Goldman Sachs global risk and policy executive Susan Min to become its general counsel.

  • Hyundai Elevates Assistant GC To Chief Legal Officer

    Hyundai Motor North America has promoted its assistant general counsel to serve as the automotive company's chief legal officer, the company announced Friday.

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    Authors Suggest Disciplined Attorneys Might Say, 'I'm Sorry'

    When attorneys do wrong and are disciplined, they rarely do something that may cost them nothing financially but a lot emotionally: say they're sorry.

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    Leaving BigLaw For Cannabis: 5 Attys Discuss The Switch

    Like other attorneys who left BigLaw for the cannabis sector, Travis Moyer wanted to grab the opportunity for early entry into a rapidly evolving industry. And while the shift has meant having to learn a lot on the fly, he said he has also found great professional growth — and personal happiness.

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    Larger Law Firms Increasingly Drawn To Salt Lake City

    The nation's larger law firms are increasingly channeling Utah's bee symbol, lured to Salt Lake City in recent months by the legal work generated by the Beehive State's expanding technology sector.

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    Walter Shaub On The Need For An Ethics Renaissance In DC

    Government ethics became a hot topic during the Trump presidency amid allegations of nepotism and presidential profiteering. Here, Law360 talks with a former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics about the need for ethical reforms, his criticisms of the new administration, and why lowering penalties for ethics breaches will increase compliance.

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    Former Oil Co. General Counsel Joins Bracewell In Houston

    The former general counsel of oil and gas exploration firm Concho Resources Inc. has joined Bracewell LLP as a partner in Houston following the $9.7 billion sale of Concho to ConocoPhillips earlier this year.

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    Young Attys Stressed Over Struggle To Pay Law School Debt

    Most young attorneys are stressed and struggling to pay off their six-figure student loans, often delaying major life milestones like marriage or children because of accumulating law school debt, according to a new survey from the American Bar Association.

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    Morgan Lewis Adds Former In-House Atty As Partner In Philly

    An attorney who spent more than 15 years providing in-house counsel to life science and technology companies has returned to Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP's Philadelphia office, the firm announced Tuesday.

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    Contracts Litigation Is Full Steam Ahead Despite COVID-19

    A handful of firms dominated contract litigation over the past few years, as overall case filings continued a slight rebound despite the COVID-19 pandemic after nearly a decade of decline, according to a new report.

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    NJ Gov.'s Deputy GC Heads To Lowenstein Sandler

    Lowenstein Sandler LLP is bolstering its litigation practice with a top attorney from New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's administration.

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    Admissions Consultant On Breaking Barriers To Law School

    Admissions consultant Sydney Montgomery knows firsthand the difficulties Black students face when applying to law school. She spoke with Law360 Pulse about why the legal industry needs more minority and first-generation students to apply to law school and how she helps them navigate the hurdles in the admissions process.

  • Ex-SEC GC Rejoins Willkie To Lead Corp. Governance Practice

    A former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission general counsel has rejoined Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York as head of its corporate governance practice, the firm said Tuesday.

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    Legal Team Trust Jumps Amid Remote Work, Survey Says

    The rise of remote working has enabled a new level of trust between organizations and their legal teams, a new survey indicates.

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    These Firms Have The Most Women In Equity Partnerships

    Many law firms are seeing only modest progress as they seek to close the gender gap in their top ranks. But these firms are working to shake up that reality and forging a path to progress.

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    4 Female Law Leaders On Building A Career

    Firms have made only very modest progress in increasing the representation of women in their ranks. Here, Law360 Pulse speaks with four female law leaders about where they've been, where they're going and what insights they might offer to others.

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    Working Remotely Comes At Special Price For Female Attys

    The option to work remotely as the pandemic continues might not have a favorable result for female attorneys despite the flexibility it allows. Here are some of the ways in which women can be affected, and what they and firms can do to make sure that they don't miss out on opportunities for mentoring and advancement.

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