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  • 3rd Circ. Is Asked To Revive Suit Over Legal Fee Dispute

    An attorney's recorded phone calls with a former client who said he was unaware of a proposed settlement for legal fees by his new representation should have been considered as new evidence before a federal judge dismissed the lawyer's complaint of client poaching.

  • NJ Panel Blocks 'Open Season' For Bribing Candidates

    New Jersey political candidates may be charged under the state's bribery statute with accepting illicit payments in exchange for promising to take action if elected, a state appeals court said Monday.

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    Law Firms Tee Up Bankruptcy Benches Amid Market Anxieties

    Law firm bankruptcy practices have been riding a rollercoaster of surges and dips over the past few years and are bracing for another upswing as the legal industry anticipates an economic downturn. Already, some firms have stepped to the fore to get ahead of the tidal wave.

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    Cooper Levenson On Its Expansion To Wilmington

    Atlantic City, New Jersey-based Cooper Levenson PA recently moved its Delaware operations to Wilmington, and firm leadership said the firm is planning on growing out the office with more talent.

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    What To Consider When You're Thinking Of Leaving The Law

    Adam Pascarella is a former lawyer who left the legal industry in 2017 and recently founded an investment firm. He's also the author of a book that looks at why some people leave the law. He recently spoke with Law360 Pulse about what law students and lawyers should consider when looking for a way out.

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    Legal Industry Sees More, Smaller Mergers So Far In 2022

    Law firm combinations appear to be rebounding after a slump during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the number of tie-ups so far in 2022 exceeding the same period in 2019. Still, the size of those mergers continues to be small compared to past years.

  • Riker Danzig Absorbs 3-Atty Team For Transactional Practices

    Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP has absorbed the Roseland, New Jersey-based business law boutique Goldman & Kramer PC, which specialized in handling business matters and estate planning for high net worth individuals.

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    Chiesa Shahinian's First Legal Recruiter Chief On New Role

    Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC recently brought on a legal recruiter with a law degree to oversee the New Jersey-based firm's growth as its first chief legal talent officer. Law360 Pulse spoke to Kerry Jean Moore on Friday to find out more about what she has in store for this new role.

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    Legal Industry Added 1,700 Jobs In March

    The pace of job growth in the legal industry improved in March, with the sector adding 1,700 jobs since the end of February, according to preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.

  • 2 Attys Escape Claims They Bungled Infection Treatment Suit

    A New Jersey appeals court on Friday cleared a pair of attorneys in New Jersey and Pennsylvania from a legal malpractice suit alleging they botched a suit against health care providers over the death of a man with diabetes, saying the man's estate failed to show the original suit would have succeeded.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    It’s been a busy week in legal news with a pending Supreme Court confirmation, a new U.S. News law school ranking and the release of Law360 Pulse’s Lawyer Satisfaction Survey. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360’s Pulse’s weekly quiz.

  • NJ Firm Loses Revoked Insurance Claims Over Ethics Case

    A New Jersey state judge on Thursday said Allied World Insurance Co. was right to rescind policies issued to Schibell & Mennie LLC since firm partner Richard D. Schibell made a "material misrepresentation" in answering questions on coverage applications when he failed to disclose an ethics case against him.

  • Senate Confirms New Jersey, Georgia Trial Court Picks

    The Senate voted Thursday to confirm two of President Joe Biden's district court picks, one for the Northern District of Georgia and another for the District of New Jersey.

  • Cooper Levenson Adds Delaware Office And New Lawyer

    Cooper Levenson PA, based in Atlantic City, New Jersey, has opened an office in Wilmington, Delaware, and brought on an estates attorney as of counsel in the new office.

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    Chiesa Shahinian Hires First Chief Legal Talent Officer

    Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC on Thursday announced it hired a legal recruiter with a law degree to serve as the firm's first chief legal talent officer.

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    3 BigLaw Firms Step Up Ukraine Humanitarian Efforts

    In response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, some BigLaw firms are stepping up to help those affected by the war, contributing money to charitable organizations within the country, housing Kyiv-based attorneys and helping refugees across Eastern Europe.

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    Supreme Court Ethics Push Grows After Thomas Revelations

    Reports that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' wife pressed the White House to overturn the 2020 election, and the justice's own role in deciding cases related to the election and its aftermath, are shining a new spotlight on the lack of formal ethics rules at the nation's highest court.

  • NJ High Court Suspends Atty, Former GOP Official For 3 Years

    The New Jersey Supreme Court has suspended Philip J. Morin III, who is listed as the current attorney for New Providence's zoning board of adjustment and once served as the Union County Republican Party chair, from practicing law for three years for fabricating a settlement agreement and forging a judge's and adversary attorney's signatures on the related documents.

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    Attorney Lateral Hiring Increased 111% In 2021

    Associate and partner lateral hiring across the U.S. increased 111% in 2021 compared to 2020, when hiring dipped 30%, marking the largest year-over-year gain since 2011, according to survey data released Wednesday by the National Association for Law Placement Inc.

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    Law Firm Tech Salaries Soar As Talent Demand Rises

    Demand for the best technology talent prompted salaries for legal tech roles at law firms to skyrocket last year, according to a report released Tuesday.

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    NJ Judiciary Blocks Web Traffic From Outside US For Security

    The New Jersey Judiciary is ramping up its cybersecurity efforts by blocking web traffic from outside the United States in light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and its increasingly hostile relations with the U.S.

  • NJ Justices Skeptical County Agency Can Skip Public Bidding

    The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday challenged the Bergen County Improvement Authority's stance that it did not have to solicit public bids for a courthouse redevelopment project, questioning whether the interplay of state statutes suggested it must.

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    Lowenstein Sandler Hikes Junior Associate Pay, Adds Bonus

    Lowenstein Sandler LLP has announced raises for certain junior associates, as well as a round of potential bonuses for all associate classes, according to an internal memo published Tuesday.

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    Harvard Drops From Top 3 In Latest Law School Rankings

    Harvard Law School dropped out of the top three in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings released Tuesday, with the University of Chicago Law School rising one spot to take over the Ivy League school's former position on the list.

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    Firms Struggle With Ethics Of Repping Sanctioned Russians

    Since the Biden administration announced sanctions against Russian oligarchs and banks in recent weeks, the reactions of BigLaw firms have varied. Experts in sanctions law and legal ethicists are split on where to draw the line with sanctioned clients.

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