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While Duane Morris LLP has sought to distance itself from comments made by firm partner and former U.S. attorney William McSwain calling Pennsylvania's presidential election a "partisan disgrace," the firm's ongoing work fighting claims of election irregularities in the state raises questions about possible conflicts, experts say.
As general counsel around the country joined a call Friday for legal departments to include more people with disabilities, Sidley Austin associate Matt Simpson was unknowingly helping to make their point — by preparing to represent the U.S. in the Paralympic Games in Tokyo next month.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP has moved its New York City base to a new office near Manhattan's Grand Central station after expanding its other offices in the U.S. and Germany.
Top attorneys from The Coca-Cola Co., GlaxoSmithKline LLC, Unilever PLC and other large companies have banded together to call on other general counsel and chief compliance officers to improve the inclusion of those with disabilities in their departments.
A Black attorney who said she faced sexist and racist backlash after she complained about the way intellectual property firm Myers Bigel PA treated women is urging the nation's highest court to hold that Title VII — the cornerstone federal workplace discrimination law — can cover law firm shareholders.
Schiff Hardin LLP is the latest law firm to offer associates raises as BigLaw shops scramble to retain talent in a competitive market for junior attorneys, leadership there confirmed Friday.
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP recently hired a partner formerly with Jackson Lewis PC, marking the firms' first lunge into the Austin market.
Shearman & Sterling LLP has laid out a remote work policy for its global workforce, with attorneys required to work in the office three days a week starting Sept. 13, according to the firm.
A pair of high-profile influencers in the legal industry joining corporate boards leads this weekly roundup of legal technology news.
Law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has nabbed an insurance expert from Mayer Brown to build its professional indemnity and regulatory practice, hiring back one of its former lawyers after a 21-year gap.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP's inability to hammer out a proper agreement among warring owners of a family diamond company turned one man's life into a "nightmare" and tanked a proposed $850 million sale offer, according to a malpractice suit filed in New York state court Wednesday.
A former senior director at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's enforcement division has joined Carlton Fields as a shareholder in Washington, D.C., where he will focus on financial services regulatory matters and securities and derivatives litigation, the firm announced Thursday.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP has added partners from Baker McKenzie and DLA Piper to its Boston and Chicago offices to advise clients on international tax matters, the firm announced Thursday.
For labor and employment attorney Timothy D’Arduini, the last five years have made clear that businesses can longer view immigration as a simple administrative task. D’Arduini, who is building out Quarles & Brady LLP’s immigration group, talks to Law360 Pulse about how the practice has evolved in recent years, the impact of COVID-19 and more.
The guilty plea Thursday of an ex-BigLaw general counsel who embezzled some $4 million as a court-appointed trustee is a rarity among criminal actions triggered by bankruptcy cases and will likely raise scrutiny on other lawyers in the sensitive role.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP will not require its attorneys and staff to work in the office for a set number of days once the firm reopens its offices in the fall, according to an internal memo shared with Law360 Pulse.
President Joe Biden is nominating Greenberg Traurig LLP attorney Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the widow of Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, to serve as ambassador to Austria.
The former head of the DOJ's civil and environmental divisions during the Trump administration, who has been accused of politicizing the department, is joining an organization that has fought pandemic restrictions and the federal eviction moratorium as its chief of litigation, the group has announced.
Winstead PC recently hired a group of three intellectual property attorneys formerly with Thompson & Knight LLP for its Dallas office.
A former SFO official warned a Dechert attorney representing a Kazakh mining company in a fraud inquiry that some of his client's senior employees could face a criminal investigation without clearing the disclosure with the agency's top brass, it emerged at trial Thursday.
Michael Avenatti violated his clients' trust — and broke federal law — when he stole millions from their settlements to buy a private jet, get his law firm out of bankruptcy and pay his personal bills, federal prosecutors told a California jury Wednesday during opening statements in his embezzlement trial.
Crowell & Moring LLP added an attorney from Shipman & Goodwin LLP this month, bolstering its Washington, D.C., insurance and reinsurance practice with a partner experienced in litigating complex environmental issues involving everything from asbestos to Superfund sites.
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP, a leading business immigration firm, is expanding its footprint in the Rocky Mountain region with a new Salt Lake City office that intends to capitalize on the area's burgeoning tech sector.
Shares of legal technology provider CS Disco Inc. began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday under the strategic ticker symbol "LAW" when Disco became one of the first companies in the sector to go public.
Perkins Coie LLP, Alston & Bird LLP and Cooley LLP are among the 100 best workplaces in the U.S. for millennials, according to an annual list released Wednesday by Fortune magazine.
Amid pandemic-era shifts in education, law schools and other stakeholders should consider the wide geographic and demographic reach of Juris Doctor programs with both online and in-person learning options, and educators should think through the various ways hybrid programs can be structured, says Stephen Burnett at All Campus.
BigLaw has the unique opportunity to hit refresh post-pandemic and enhance attorney satisfaction by adopting practices that smaller firms naturally employ — including work assignment policies that can provide junior attorneys steady professional development, says Michelle Genet Bernstein at Mark Migdal.
In order to attract and retain the rising millennial generation's star talent, law firms should break free of the annual review system and train lawyers of all seniority levels to solicit and share frequent and informal feedback, says Betsy Miller at Cohen Milstein.
Lawyers can take several steps to redress the lack of adequate LGBTQ representation on the bench and its devastating impact on litigants and counsel in the community, says Janice Grubin, co-chair of the Judiciary Committee at the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York.
Krill Strategies’ Patrick Krill, who co-authored a new study that revealed alarming levels of stress, hazardous drinking and associated gender disparities among practicing attorneys, highlights how legal employers can confront the underlying risk factors as both warnings and opportunities in the post-COVID-19 era.
While international agreements for space law have remained relatively unchanged since their creation decades ago, the rapid pace of change in U.S. laws and policies is creating opportunities for both new and veteran lawyers looking to break into this exciting realm, in either the private sector or government, says Michael Dodge at the University of North Dakota.
Navigating a few densely packed weeks at a law firm can be daunting for summer associates, but those who are prepared to seize opportunities and not afraid to ask questions will be set up for success, says Julie Crisp at Latham.
Law firms can attract the right summer associate candidates and help students see what makes a program unique by using carefully crafted messaging and choosing the best ambassadors to deliver it, says Tamara McClatchey, director of career services at the University of Chicago Law School.
OpinionJudges Deserve Congress' Commitment To Their Safety
Following the tragic attack on U.S. District Judge Esther Salas' family last summer and amid rising threats against the judiciary, legislation protecting federal judges' personal information and enhancing security measures at courthouses is urgently needed, says U.S. District Judge Roslynn Mauskopf, director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Social media can be intimidating for reluctant lawyers but it can also be richly rewarding, as long as attorneys remember that professional accounts will always reflect on their firms and colleagues, and follow some best practices to avoid embarrassment, says Sean Marotta at Hogan Lovells.
Neville Eisenberg and Mark Grayson at BCLP explain how they sped up contract execution for one client by replacing email with a centralized, digital tool for negotiations and review, and how the principles they adhered to can be helpful for other law firms looking to improve poorly managed contract management processes.
Practicing law through virtual platforms will likely persist even after the pandemic, so law firms and senior lawyers should consider refurbishing their associate mentoring programs to facilitate personal connections, professionalism and effective training in a remote environment, says Carol Goodman at Herrick Feinstein.
As the U.S. observes Autism Acceptance Month, autistic attorney Haley Moss describes the societal barriers and stereotypes that keep neurodivergent lawyers from disclosing their disabilities, and how law firms can better accommodate and level the playing field for attorneys whose minds work outside of the prescribed norm.
Many legal technology vendors now sell artificial intelligence and machine learning tools at a premium price tag, but law firms must take the time to properly evaluate them as not all offerings generate process efficiencies or even use the technologies advertised, says Steven Magnuson at Ballard Spahr.
While chief legal officers are increasingly involved in creating corporate diversity, inclusion and anti-bigotry policies, all lawyers have a responsibility to be discrimination busters and bias interrupters regardless of the title they hold, says Veta T. Richardson at the Association of Corporate Counsel.