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The University of California, Berkeley School of Law and the university itself have fostered a "long-standing, unchecked spread of antisemitism" that has led to harassment and violence against Jews on campus, a Jewish advocacy organization says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP has welcomed back as a partner an environmental litigator from Nossaman LLP who was previously head of the California Environmental Protection Agency's Department of Toxic Substances Control, the firm said Tuesday.
Akerman LLP has three new special counsel after promoting a trio of Miami attorneys this week.
Carolinas-based Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has added a former Stinson LLP partner as head of its sports and entertainment practice group, based in Atlanta, the firm said in an announcement Tuesday that also touted her arrival as boosting its Georgia presence.
Carlton Fields has hired a former name partner at a Beverly Hills boutique real estate firm, who will join its Los Angeles office, the firm announced Tuesday.
The co-chair of McNees Wallace & Nurick's corporate practice has been named the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based firm's incoming vice chair following the recent election of its 2024 leadership team.
Midsize law firm Saxton & Stump LLC has expanded its professional team with the recent addition of a digital marketing expert, who left a pest control products manufacturer after more than a decade to join the Pennsylvania-based firm.
Major U.S. law firms are steadfast in their commitment to the pursuit of further growth despite ongoing economic uncertainty. Here’s what the leaders of four Leaderboard firms have to say about how the legal industry is preparing for next year.
Follow firms' litigation tracks through federal district courts across the country with our interactive map.
Presenting the 2023 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard — the 100 firms that are besting their peers on measures of prestige, social responsibility and the reach of their legal practice.
These firms are being singled out for their stellar litigation footprint and transactions work. See who's leading the pack in the categories of variety of cases, range of jurisdictions, closing large merger and acquisition deals, and handling registered offerings.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP announced Monday that it hired an experienced project finance partner from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP who's spent over 30 years working on a wide range of energy projects both domestically and abroad.
Northeast regional firm Ward Greenberg announced that about half of its attorneys will join Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP, with the Rochester, New York, team making the move to Hodgson Russ LLP.
Florida's Shutts & Bowen LLP revealed Monday it elected an international tax attorney who has been with the law firm for more than two decades to be the next chair of its executive committee.
The Third Circuit has reinstated a lawsuit against Brach Eichler LLC, finding that a New Jersey federal court was wrong to conclude that a dry-solids handling company waited too long to file the action alleging that the firm and others illegally hacked into the business's computers.
The National Association of Muslim Lawyers and the National Muslim Law Student Association said Monday that they were launching a project to connect senior attorneys with law students and new lawyers who have faced termination, withdrawn job offers or workplace mistreatment for expressing support for Palestinian human rights.
A longtime adviser to financial services companies, fintechs and digital asset firms has joined Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP as a partner in its New York office and as chair of its trading and markets practice.
A new committee composed of state Supreme Court chief justices and others will examine why fewer attorneys are going into public interest law, as well as the state of legal education and bar admissions processes more generally, according to an announcement Monday.
The NFL's Buffalo Bills has hired a Hodgson Russ LLP attorney, who so far has spent his entire career at the firm, as legal chief, a team spokesperson confirmed to Law360 Pulse on Monday, about a month after the franchise fired its former general counsel.
Brown Rudnick LLP agreed this week to a half-million-dollar settlement in a $1.3 million fee dispute with a fugitive former client the firm represented in multiple multimillion-dollar U.S. Securities and Exchange insider trading and fraud actions and who never paid the firm "a single dime" for its work.
Kaufman Dolowich co-managing partner Michael Kaufman discussed the firm's new name and renewed emphasis on private litigation, in addition to insurance work, in a conversation with Law360 Pulse.
Generative artificial intelligence changes little to the overall quality of legal analysis, yet the speed at which tasks such as contract drafting can be completed increases significantly with AI assistance, a new study from the University of Minnesota Law School found.
Foley Hoag LLP will promote seven attorneys located across its Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., offices to the partnership at the start of 2024.
Epstein Becker Green will promote 12 attorneys to members of the firm at the start of the new year, the firm announced this week.
Emerging court technologies must be supervised and controlled by the judiciary, a new paper from a group of professors argues, while also noting the potential benefits the justice system could glean from the tech.
With the increased usage of collaboration apps and generative artificial intelligence solutions, it's not only important for e-discovery teams to be able to account for hundreds of existing data types today, but they should also be able to add support for new data types quickly — even on the fly if needed, says Oliver Silva at Casepoint.
With many legal professionals starting to explore practical uses of generative artificial intelligence in areas such as research, discovery and legal document development, the fundamental principle of human oversight cannot be underscored enough for it to be successful, say Ty Dedmon at Bradley Arant and Paige Hunt at Lighthouse.
The legal profession is among the most hesitant to adopt ChatGPT because of its proclivity to provide false information as if it were true, but in a wide variety of situations, lawyers can still be aided by information that is only in the right ballpark, says Robert Plotkin at Blueshift IP.
Leah Kelman at Herrick Feinstein discusses the importance of reasoned judgment and thoughtful process when it comes to newly admitted attorneys' social media use.
Attorneys should take a cue from U.S. Supreme Court justices and boil their arguments down to three points in their legal briefs and oral advocacy, as the number three is significant in the way we process information, says Diana Simon at University of Arizona.
In order to achieve a robust client data protection posture, law firms should focus on adopting a risk-based approach to security, which can be done by assessing gaps, using that data to gain leadership buy-in for the needed changes, and adopting a dynamic and layered approach, says John Smith at Conversant Group.
Laranda Walker at Susman Godfrey, who was raising two small children and working her way to partner when she suddenly lost her husband, shares what fighting to keep her career on track taught her about accepting help, balancing work and family, and discovering new reserves of inner strength.
Diana Leiden at Winston & Strawn discusses how first-year associates whose law firm start dates have been deferred can use the downtime to hone their skills, help their communities, and focus on returning to BigLaw with valuable contacts and out-of-the-box insights.
Female attorneys and others who pause their careers for a few years will find that gaps in work history are increasingly acceptable among legal employers, meaning with some networking, retraining and a few other strategies, lawyers can successfully reenter the workforce, says Jill Backer at Ave Maria School of Law.
ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence tools pose significant risks to the integrity of legal work, but the key for law firms is not to ban these tools, but to implement them responsibly and with appropriate safeguards, say Natalie Pierce and Stephanie Goutos at Gunderson Dettmer.
OpinionWe Must Continue DEI Efforts Despite High Court Headwinds
Though the U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down affirmative action in higher education, law firms and their clients must keep up the legal industry’s recent momentum advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession in order to help achieve a just and prosperous society for all, says Angela Winfield at the Law School Admission Council.
Law firms that fail to consider their attorneys' online habits away from work are not using their best efforts to protect client information and are simplifying the job of plaintiffs attorneys in the case of a breach, say Mark Hurley and Carmine Cicalese at Digital Privacy and Protection.
Though effective writing is foundational to law, no state requires attorneys to take continuing legal education in this skill — something that must change if today's attorneys are to have the communication abilities they need to fulfill their professional and ethical duties to their clients, colleagues and courts, says Diana Simon at the University of Arizona.
In the most stressful times for attorneys, when several transactions for different partners and clients peak at the same time and the phone won’t stop buzzing, incremental lifestyle changes can truly make a difference, says Lindsey Hughes at Haynes Boone.
Meredith Beuchaw at Lowenstein Sandler discusses how senior attorneys can assist the newest generation of attorneys by championing their pursuit of a healthy work-life balance and providing the hands-on mentorship opportunities they missed out on during the pandemic.