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    Norris McLaughlin Expands In New York With RE Partner

    Bridgewater, New Jersey-based Norris McLaughlin PA has bolstered its New York office with the addition of Michael Willner, who was brought on to strengthen the firm's condominium practice in both states as a partner in its real estate group.

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    How These Mentoring GCs Help Diverse Associates Stand Out

    A mentorship program that provides law firm associates from underrepresented groups with career coaching and support will start its latest iteration this summer.

  • NJ Firm Beats DQ Bid Over Ex-Judge's Role In Suit

    A New Jersey state appeals court on Monday determined that Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer PA should not be barred from representing Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC in a woman's malpractice suit against Mazie Slater on the grounds that a retired jurist and current Wilentz Goldman attorney is a witness.

  • Fed. Judge Who Fired Unvaxxed Worker Cleared Of Bias Claim

    A U.S. bankruptcy judge who fired a worker after she declined to get the COVID-19 vaccination has been cleared of allegations of religious discrimination and abuse of power, according to a ruling from a Third Circuit judge.

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    More Mid-Law Firms Resolving Future Of Their Office Spaces

    Mid-Law firms are increasingly beginning to make decisions about the future of their office space, with firms not only announcing plans to relocate but also expressing interest in renovations.

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    Curcio Mirzaian Launches Family Law Practice In NJ

    Roseland, New Jersey-based law firm Curcio Mirzaian Sirot LLC is entering the family law arena, announcing on Monday that it has brought on Jessica S. Swenson as a partner to lead the new practice group.

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    Day Pitney Adds Environmental Group Vice Chair In NJ

    Day Pitney LLP has added a partner in its environmental practice who joined the firm after serving as chair of Scarcini Hollenbeck LLC's environmental group.

  • Fla. Firms Launch 3rd Circ. Fight Over Ch. 11 DQ, Sanctions

    Two Florida law firms asked the Third Circuit on Friday to overturn a Delaware bankruptcy court's orders sanctioning and disqualifying them from a case over alleged disclosure failures, arguing the lower courts had improperly barred the firms from collecting fees for millions of dollars' worth of work.

  • Law360 Pulse's Spotlight On Mid-Law Work

    Labaton Sucharow and Kessler Topaz being picked to head a proposed class action against DocuSign and the work by Kasowitz on a $103 million New York property sale lead this edition of Law360 Pulse's Spotlight On Mid-Law Work, recapping the top matters for Mid-Law firms from April 18 to 22.

  • FisherBroyles Deepens Cybersecurity Bench In New Jersey

    FisherBroyles LLP is bolstering its cybersecurity bench in New Jersey with the addition of Maryam Meseha, who joins the firm as a partner after serving as co-chair of the cyber and data privacy and crisis and risk management groups at Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC.

  • Gunmaker Can't Get Hands On Law Firm Records From NJ AG

    A New Jersey state judge said Thursday that gunmaker Smith & Wesson cannot get communications between the state attorney general's office and law firms involved in an anti-gun violence task force, but the agency must provide more information as to why other records should be kept under wraps.

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    Chris Christie Says Politics, Court Can Require Similar Skills

    From careful research to knowing your own weaknesses, dealing with an adversary in the courtroom or politics can involve many of the same skills, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told an audience of attorneys on Friday morning.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    A ruling against the federal mask mandate on public transportation wasn’t the only news that rocked the legal industry this week, as firms made a slew of new hires and stats showed a gender pay gap in senior legal operations roles and among BigLaw equity partners. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

  • ArentFox Schiff Largely Keeps $870K Fee Award In Patent Suit

    A more than $870,000 fee award for ArentFox Schiff LLP in patent litigation has largely remained unchanged even though a New Jersey federal judge rejected its bid to use rates from its home base in Washington, and instead applied rates from the area around where the dispute has unfolded. 

  • Quest Diagnostics GC And Bressler Amery Atty Face DQ Bid

    Quest Diagnostics Inc.'s general counsel and a Bressler Amery & Ross PC attorney are facing a 72-year-old stroke victim's attempt to disqualify them from his underlying proposed class action against Quest stemming from a "dubious" $21.89 medical bill.

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    Disney Feud Shows Heightened Stakes Around Corp. Activism

    Florida lawmakers have voted to take away Walt Disney World's long-standing self-governing status, a move many people view as punishment for the company's public stance against the governor's "Don't Say Gay" law and one that could set dangerous precedent for corporations and their GCs wanting to take a public stance on certain issues.

  • Insurance Brokers Say Attys Filed Bogus Suit To Force Payout

    Several insurance brokers being sued by their attorney clients who claim they failed to secure liability coverage told a New York federal court the lawyers filed suit knowing there was no contract between the sides in an effort to induce settlement negotiations.

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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Belongings, Art To Be Auctioned

    A drawing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by her grandson, a national women's hall of fame medal, a monogrammed mink coat and numerous other mementos and art that once belonged to the late justice will be auctioned off this month to benefit the Washington National Opera and law student fellowships.

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    Clifford Chance Pledges $1M To Ukrainian Refugee Aid

    Clifford Chance LLP has promised to give $1 million over the next year to humanitarian relief for refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine, the firm told Law360 Pulse Thursday.

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    Gender Pay Gap Still Persists In BigLaw, Survey Shows

    Not much has changed for women in the legal industry when it comes to pay and representation, a recent survey concludes.

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    3 Key Points From Ethics Group's Atty Practice Rule Proposal

    A group of legal ethics lawyers has proposed changing the American Bar Association’s rule on unauthorized practice to allow attorneys to provide legal services to clients anywhere in the U.S. Here are three things to know about the proposal.

  • Fox Rothschild And Developer Agree To Dismiss NJ Suit

    Fox Rothschild LLP and developer Pennview Partners LLC have recently agreed to settle a claim of professional negligence and a dispute over $140,000 in allegedly unpaid legal fees relating to a redevelopment project in Pennsauken, New Jersey.

  • McCarter & English Hit By Data Security Incident

    New Jersey-based law firm McCarter & English LLP confirmed to Law360 Pulse on Wednesday it was the target this month of a cybersecurity incident, which caused temporary disruption to its computer systems.

  • NJ Judge Faces Ethics Charges For Admitting Legal Ignorance

    The New Jersey Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct has filed ethics charges against state Superior Court Judge Michael J. Kassel alleging that, while temporarily assigned to the family division, the judge admitted to multiple litigants that he "knew very little about the applicable law," according to the complaint made public on Wednesday.

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    What Starbucks Needs In Its New GC Amid Unionization

    As Starbucks searches for a new general counsel against the backdrop of an explosive unionization campaign, legal experts say the coffee giant could benefit from choosing a lawyer trusted by the board and who can help develop parameters for the bargaining table.

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    Mentorship Is Key To Fixing Drop-Off Of Women In Law Author Photo

    It falls to senior male attorneys to recognize the crisis female attorneys face as the pandemic amplifies an already unequal system and to offer their knowledge, experience and counsel to build a better future for women in law, says James Meadows at Culhane Meadows.

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