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    BigLaw Attys Take On VA Roadblocks To Help Fellow Veterans

    The bureaucracy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can make accessing benefits a complex and overwhelming task, but a handful of military veterans turned corporate attorneys are leveraging their military experience and legal know-how to take on pro bono cases helping their fellow service members.

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    Beveridge & Diamond Adds Career DOJ Lawyer As Principal

    A career U.S. Department of Justice attorney will jump to Beveridge & Diamond PC as a principal in the firm's Washington, D.C., office, the firm has announced, focusing on environmental compliance matters amid what she sees as a potential uptick in enforcement.

  • Smaller Firms Seize Office Returns With Remote Tech

    Even smaller law firms that are fully reopened are still clinging to the technologies that sustained them during the pandemic, according to a report released by case management provider MyCase during its virtual customer conference Tuesday.

  • Reed Smith Beats DQ Bid Over Privileged LuLaRoe Docs

    A California appellate panel has backed a lower court's ruling that Reed Smith LLP shouldn't be disqualified from a suit against clothing retailer LuLaRoe, agreeing that its attorneys followed the necessary privilege obligations when handling documents leaked to the firm anonymously by an opposing firm's legal secretary.

  • Ex-Dechert Clients Mostly Lose Privilege Bid In Bribery Fight

    A Pennsylvania federal judge has ordered Dechert LLP to turn over documents sought in foreign proceedings over an alleged Iraqi bribery scheme, ruling that two of the law firm's former clients haven't shown the documents are privileged.

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    Barnes & Thornburg Selects Litigator To Be Next Firm Leader

    A litigation partner who has been with Barnes & Thornburg LLP for his more than 30-year career and is co-chair of its insurance recovery and counseling practice will be the firm's next managing partner, the firm announced Monday.

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    Lowenstein Sandler Boosts Benefits Package

    Lowenstein Sandler LLP has stepped up its benefits offerings as it prepares to bring employees back into the office and will provide insurance coverage or reimbursement for more of employees' fertility, adoption and surrogacy needs in the coming year, the firm said.  

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    Anderson Kill Launches Climate Change, Disaster Practice

    New York-based Anderson Kill PC has launched a climate change and disaster recovery practice and appointed three of its attorneys to lead the group, the firm said Monday.

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    2 NBA Teams Tap BigLaw Firms Amid Toxic Workplace Claims

    The Portland Trail Blazers have hired O'Melveny & Myers LLP to investigate hostile workplace claims, just days after the NBA said Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz would probe allegations of racism and misogyny against the owner of the Phoenix Suns.

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    Ga. Judge's Gift To Parents? An Elf On The Shelf Ban

    A superior court judge in Georgia handed down a tongue-in-cheek ban on the Elf on the Shelf in Cobb County this holiday season, calling the move a gift to exhausted parents who will be choreographing those would-be scouts for Santa.

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    Wilson Sonsini Nabs 5 Litigation Partners From Munger Tolles

    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC has continued expanding its national litigation practice with the addition of a five-partner group from Munger Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles.

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    Paul Hastings, Davis Polk Rep $1B FiscalNote Go-Public Deal

    Legal data and analytics business FiscalNote said Monday it's combining with blank check company Duddell Street in a deal valuing the combined entity at $1.3 billion, with guidance from Paul Hastings and Davis Polk.

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    Boies Schiller To Open Milan Office As EU Outpost

    Italy's fashion capital will be home to Boies Schiller Flexner LLP's first new office in more than eight years, the firm said on Monday.

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    V&E Poaches Cleary Gottlieb Chief Talent Officer

    Vinson & Elkins LLP has announced the addition of a new chief talent officer, with the firm hiring a former Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP executive to take over the role in its New York office.

  • Biden Taps Ex-US Atty, Davis Polk Partner For DHS Intel Post

    President Joe Biden announced plans to nominate Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP white collar partner Kenneth Wainstein, a former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, to be the Department of Homeland Security's undersecretary for intelligence and analysis.

  • After Girardi, Calif. Bar Floats Audits, Insurance Mandates

    California's state bar may seek to raise lawyers' licensing fees to pay for random audits of accounts holding client funds, the agency's executive director said at a meeting Friday, as the agency mulls consumer protection measures inspired by the unraveling of the scandal-plagued plaintiffs firm Girardi Keese.

  • 4 BigLaw Players In Elizabeth Holmes' Criminal Fraud Trial

    In the two months since the start of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes' fraud trial, jurors have heard a variety of testimony highlighting the role several BigLaw firms and their attorneys played in the rise and fall of the once high-flying blood-testing startup.

  • Proskauer Adds Real Estate Partner From Weil Gotshal

    Proskauer on Friday announced it's brought aboard a new partner to its real estate practice out of its New York office.

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    Book Publishers Turn To O'Melveny, Shearman In DOJ Action

    Penguin Random House LLC and Simon & Schuster are turning to a group of veteran BigLaw attorneys to defend a proposed combination that the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking to block over the alleged harm it would bring to competition in the publishing industry.

  • Ex-Fox Rothschild Aide Defends Using Atty's 'Obscene' Photo

    A former Fox Rothschild LLP legal aide has taken aim at the firm's "pearl-clutching" over her attaching to her proposed sexual assault lawsuit an allegedly redacted sexually explicit photo of a former firm attorney, noting that the firm kept the lawyer as an employee for months after receiving unredacted versions.

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    Meet The Attys Arguing The High Court's H&M Copyright Case

    When should a copyright application containing an error, absent evidence of fraud, be considered valid? That's the knotty question in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.

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    Gibson Dunn Taps 27 New Partners In Latest Class

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has promoted 27 attorneys in the U.S. and abroad to partner, the firm announced Thursday.

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    The Supreme Court's Week: By The Numbers

    The justices heard arguments in several highly anticipated cases this week, including a challenge to a New York gun restriction and a pair of expedited cases over Texas' new abortion law. Here's our data-driven look at the week that was.

  • Legal Tech Roundup: Litera, NetDocuments

    A growing legal technology company getting more private equity funding leads this weekly round-up of news in the industry.

  • Beltway Moves: Biden DOJ, USPTO, WilmerHale

    The leadership ranks of the U.S. Department of Justice grew more crowded in recent weeks, while BigLaw firms including WilmerHale and Quinn Emanuel picked up former high-ranking attorneys at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Here are the latest moves in the Washington legal world.

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