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Skilled in the Art: It's Door-to-Door Combat in VLSI-Intel Trial + SK Hynix Will Have to Get Used to Waco

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 17:43

The patent stars have converged on the Western District of Texas this week and they haven't disappointed.

       

California's Summer Bar Exam Will Be Held Online, Supreme Court Says

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 17:21

"The circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic in California continue to severely limit the State Bar's ability to administer the General Bar Examination in the traditional mass, in-person format," the order said.

       

'A Billion Dollars at Stake': Breaking Down the Trial That Has Patent Litigators Captivated

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 17:14

In this week's episode, Winston & Strawn partner Michael Tomasulo and associate DaWanna McCray join Law.com intellectual property reporter Scott Graham to talk about a high-stakes patent showdown between Fortress Investment Group and Intel Corp. in the Western District of Texas.

       

How the Biden Justice Department Is Untangling the Legal Fights It Inherited From Trump

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 15:18

In the weeks since President Joe Biden's inauguration, the Department of Justice has dropped some cases, moved forward with others and officially changed its stance in a handful of pending lawsuits from the Trump administration.

       

Advocacy 'Reimagined': How Phila. Courts Plan to Reopen for Jury Trials

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 15:08

With the courts having been almost entirely shut down since March 16, the reopening comes after nearly a year without a civil trial and little movement for the growing inventory of cases.

       

No Going Back: Virtual Mediations Are on the Rise. But What's the Gold Standard?

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 15:05

"ADR just started exploding," said retired Justice Leah Ward Sears, a partner at Smith, Gambrell & Russell in Atlanta.

       

Coding Bias Out of the Law

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 14:34

One of legal technology's best success story is how quickly and ably most law firms were able to make the transition. However, for some, remote appearances pose new challenges such as effective access to counsel, signal interruptions, authentication and privacy.

       

Students From 52 Law Schools Boycott Seward & Kissel's Recruitment Over Alleged Conflict in Donziger Prosecution

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 11:55

"The unethical behavior of Seward & Kissel's Chevron-linked prosecutors opens the door to future cases in which judges give private law firms the authority to prosecute the critics of multinational corporations—without disclosing their ties to those same industries," the student letter issued to Seward & Kissel's partnership says. Donziger, facing criminal contempt-of-court charges in Manhattan federal court, helped win an $8.6 billion judgment against Chevron in Ecuador. He claims Chevron has been trying to 'ruin' him ever since.

       

How I Made Partner: 'Form and Maintain Good Relationships. Deliver Good Work and Solutions,' Says Heather Ripley of Alston & Bird

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 11:06

'between the pandemic and new administration, there has been and will continue to be a lot of new legal developments. Try to stay abreast of those developments and how they could affect clients—consider teaming up with others to provide internal or external guidance.'

       

Smaller Offices and Hoteling: Law Firms Plan the Future Workplace

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:57

The trick is figuring out the order of magnitude and what that means for the actual space.

       

Retail Litigation Sees Big Jump: Here's What's Happening in Pa. Litigation

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:30

Law.com Radar, ALM's legal news feed, uses automation and data processing to quickly surface and summarize new federal cases. Here's what has turned up for Pennsylvania lately.

       

Mandatory Vaccination For Lawyers: Would It Be Legal?

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 06:42

Enforcing vaccinations may open up firms to a variety of discrimination claims, say top employment lawyers, but alternative policies are available.

       

Would Mandatory Vaccination For Lawyers Be Legal In the UK?

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 06:42

Enforcing vaccinations may open up firms to a variety of discrimination claims, say top employment lawyers, but alternative policies are available.

       

Law.com Litigation Trendspotter: It's Becoming Clear That Virtual Court Is Not Going Away

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 22:00

While there are plenty of drawbacks to virtual litigation—like, for example, being irreversibly transformed into a furry creature—the potential cost- and time-savings for courts, lawyers, litigants and even jurors are undeniable.

       

The SolarWinds of Change are Blowing in the Need for Tech Collaboration

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 20:09

Each week, the Law.com Barometer newsletter, powered by the ALM Global Newsroom and Legalweek(year) 2021, brings you the trends, disruptions and shifts

       

Fired In-House Attorney Seeks Attorney Fees From Former Co-Counsel, Latinos for Trump in Election Suit

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 17:14

In his motion for attorney fees, Paul Davis claims private conversations between himself and his former co-counsel were discussed with a nonparty to the election lawsuit who is identified only as "Bob."

       

Can GC Succession Planning Drive Diversity?

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 17:03

"Men are judged on potential and women are judged on performance. The same standards apply to underrepresented racial and ethnic GCs," said Joan Lee, president and CEO of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.

       

Pandemic Puts Summer Associate Programs Into Question—Again

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 16:47

Many firms know they can go virtual, but they would rather not.

       

Higher Law: Q&A: New Jersey's New Marijuana Law | More SPAC Work for Big Firms | Merrick Garland's Views on Cannabis

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 16:00

Welcome to Law.com's Higher Law, our cannabis briefing. This week we're looking at: a New Jersey lawyer's view of the Garden State's new cannabis laws Four firms' work on a cannabis SPAC deal Democrats' political play on marijuana. Thanks for reading!

       

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