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The Way Back: How Law Firms Are Planning for Post-COVID Office Life

2 hours 47 min ago

Office returns, vaccination policies and long-term effects of the pandemic on the law firm workplace.


Reed Smith Charts Office Return and Announces Flexible Work Policies

2 hours 57 min ago

Lawyers and most staff will be expected to be in the office on a regular basis starting Sept. 7. The firm is also designating new flexibility guidelines for lawyers and staff globally.


My Weekday Workout: 'On Those Difficult Mornings, I Think of the Saying "The Worst Workout Is the One You Don't Do,"' Says Jason Rozes of Dechert

6 hours 4 min ago

"It is a great feeling when you can master a new exercise using proper technique. The variety of lifts and moves keeps my mind engaged. The exercises that combine different movements and muscle groups are the hardest, but also the most rewarding."


Should You Be Scared of Your Clients' Involvement With Cryptocurrency?

7 hours 57 min ago

Regardless of what you think of cryptocurrency, the fact of the matter is your clients, and future clients, are more likely than ever to have a connection to this expanding market, and a brief review of the headlines can make this prospect seem terrifying.


L&E Briefing: The Pandemic and a Default Order | Rebuilding Work-Life Boundaries Will Be Difficult | DOL Pulls Contractor Rule | Who Got the Work | Returning to Offices 'Frozen in Time' | O'Scannlain Joins Jones Day

14 hours 58 min ago

Welcome to Labor of Law, our labor and employment dispatch spotlighting big cases, key issues and developing trends.


Q&A: Danielle Mason Discusses Post-Pandemic Travel, Consumer Products She's Watching

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 18:24

Mason, a personal injury lawyer at Sanders Phillips Grossman, said she's keeping an eye on consumer products and environmental contamination affecting minority populations. "These are products that have been around and have been overlooked because it's an underserved community that no one is paying attention to it," she said.


'This Settlement Will Kill People': Objectors Persist in Critiques of Roundup Class Action Accord

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 18:22

An April 30 supplemental brief was filed for 93 law firms and 167 lawyers objecting to the $2 billion settlement. Public Justice and Public Citizen filed their own supplemental briefs, focused on several issues, including the release of punitive damage claims. An approval hearing is set for May 19.


Legal Departments May Want Recent Grads—But Do Recent Grads Want Them?

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 17:35

Corporate legal departments that have traditionally targeted more experienced attorneys for job offers may now be more willing to hire recent law school graduates. However, those circumstances may quickly reverse themselves as businesses continue to recover from the pandemic.


A Lawyer's Thoughts on (and of) Suicide

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 16:24

The author, a Big Law attorney and chair of the Georgia bar's Lawyer Assistance Program, shares her personal experiences with suicide and what she has learned from the individual, employer and family perspective.


Judge Orders Tesla Board to Break Attorney-Client Privilege and Share Elon Musk Compensation Documents

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:58

Vice-Chancellor Joseph Slights III agreed with the plaintiff shareholders that a conflict of interest existed between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the compensation committee. For that reason, the company's board of directors was ordered to turn over communications between Musk and two former in-house attorneys regarding the compensation package.


ABA Mulls Racism, Bias Training Accreditation Requirement for Law Schools

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:41

The arm of the ABA that oversees law schools is set to consider a slate of changes intended to foster diversity, student well-being, and professional development.


'People Were Just Leaving Voluntarily': Source Claims Ex-Coke GC's Departure Was Met With 'Sigh of Relief' in Legal Department

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 12:45

During Bradley Gayton's brief tenure as the chief lawyer at the Coca-Cola Co., at least 11 members of the legal department, including several in-house leaders, parted ways with the Atlanta-based beverage giant.


'Some Cost to Being So Visible': Brad Karp's Take on Public Reaction to Paul Weiss' Client Work

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 12:01

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison found itself at the center of two big stories last week.


How I Made Partner: 'Having Clients in My Corner Was a Tremendous Boon to My Case to Becoming Partner,' Says Sarah Kupferman of Dechert

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 11:31

"Don't compare yourself to others and their achievements. Keep your eyes focused on the path ahead, doing the best work that you can and contributing all that you are able to."


The Home vs. Office Dilemma: Which Model for Work Is Best for Law Firms and Their People?

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 10:37

A set percentage in each? Let managers or individuals decide? Lawyers and advisers discuss the pros and cons of the five main future of work strategies and how they need to work for everyone.


What's Next: Gamers Called to Duty in Epic v. Apple + VW's April Fools' Joke Landed Litigation + Did Google Expose COVID-19 Contact Tracing Data?

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 08:00

Gamers takeover a public teleconference line in Epic v. Apple trial.


What's Next: About Those Holiday DNA Testing Gifts + Tackling COVID-19 In the Courts + ROSS Winds Down

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 08:00

DNA testing gifts do not always bring holiday cheer.


First Federal Bellwether Trial Opens in West Virginia. Plus: Objectors Dig In Over $2 Billion Roundup Settlement Proposal

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 08:00

Distributors and drug makers are still working on a proposed $26 billion settlement with lead plaintiffs' attorneys in the opioid MDL. So why did the West Virginia plaintiffs still go to trial?


Here's What's Keeping You From Meeting Your Diversity Goals | Why Women Leave Law Firms | Are SPACs Back?: The Morning Minute

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 07:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.