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Inside Track: Boutique Firms Help Foster Diversity. Plus, A Guide For Internal Investigations.

4 hours 11 min ago

With more lawyers on the diversity spectrum leaving Big Law for smaller competitors, in-house counsel may meet their outside counsel diversity goals by hiring boutique firms. Also, a lawyer has created a decision-making tool for in-house counsel when it comes to internal investigations.


Pending Bill Would Beef Up Security for Supreme Court Justices

6 hours 2 min ago

The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to take up a bill Thursday that would expand the jurisdiction of the marshal of the Supreme Court and the court's police force to protect justices "in any location."


Legal Departments Need to Adapt to Increasingly Complex, Drawn-Out M&A Deals

7 hours 6 min ago

Today's M&A deal now drags on for an average of 38 days before closing—31% longer than the average in 2010, according to global research and advisory firm Gartner Inc.


Biden Spent $250K on Covington, and Buttigieg Paid Jenner $140K: New Reports

7 hours 9 min ago

In the quarter ending Sept. 30, Biden's campaign paid Covington more than $250,000, after paying the firm almost $70,000 in June. Biden's legal spending in the third quarter was rivaled only by Pete Buttigieg's.


Recession-Era Office Openings Are Paying Off, Says Barnes & Thornburg

7 hours 16 min ago

As the legal industry reeled in 2009, Barnes & Thornburg gambled on launching new offices in Delaware, Georgia, Minnesota and Ohio. How are they faring 10 years on?


Trump Backer, Author Sues Daily Beast After Article Questioned Her Professional Credentials

7 hours 24 min ago

Beyond simply winning the lawsuit — the plaintiff is demanding $25 million in compensatory damages — her lawyer said they are hoping for a "philosophical" victory.


New York Law School Adds Religious Training to Its Diversity Program

8 hours 14 min ago

The Manhattan law school has partnered with the Interfaith Center of New York to give students and attorneys a basis in religion so they can better represent clients of faith.


Are Megaverdicts Changing How General Counsel Think About Litigation?

8 hours 24 min ago

Some former in-house counsel said they believe juries are becoming more unpredictable, and that is changing companies' risk assessment.


DC Circuit Ruling Upholding Subpoenas Into Trump Finances Could Strike Down Others, Attorneys Argue

8 hours 40 min ago

Trump's attorneys wrote in a new filing that the ruling, handed down by the D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, should be interpreted to strike down a different set of federal subpoenas.


Trump Poised to Flip 11th Circuit After Nominees Cruise Through Confirmation Hearing

9 hours 15 min ago

Florida Justices Barbara Lagoa and Robert Luck faced little pushback from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee during their nomination hearing


How Technology Will Change the Role of Lawyers: A FinTech GC's Perspective

9 hours 16 min ago

It's not about simply "doing" legal work anymore; it's about deeply understanding the implications of the work and helping clients to walk the fine line between risk and return.


DLA Piper Removes Female Partner Who Alleged Sex Assault, Triggering 'Smear Campaign' Accusation

10 hours 18 min ago

Vanina Guerrero's allegations that Louis Lehot sexually assaulted her led to his firing. Now the firm says it uncovered misconduct allegations about Guerrero, unrelated to her accusations against Lehot, and has placed her on administrative leave.


In Jones Day's London Office, an 'Endemic Culture of Sexual Inappropriateness'

11 hours 16 min ago

Legal Week spoke with 10 alumni in a six-month-long investigation into allegations of harassment at Jones Day's London office.


Mayer Brown Partner to Chambers: Include More Women or Leave Me Out

12 hours 14 min ago

Will more men follow Chris Arnold's lead and ask to be removed from Chambers & Partners over the gender imbalance in its rankings?


Sixth Circuit Allows Discovery for Foreign and International Arbitrations

12 hours 16 min ago

A recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decision allowing parties in foreign private arbitrations to obtain discovery in federal district courts has created a circuit split, increasing the likelihood that the U.S. Supreme Court will revisit an issue that it last addressed in 2004.


White House Lawyer Emmet Flood Rejoins Williams & Connolly

14 hours 46 min ago

Four months after stepping down as the Trump administration's lead lawyer in responding to the Mueller investigation, Flood is returning to Williams & Connolly as a partner.


First Amendment Questions Cloud California's New Election Deepfakes Law

15 hours 16 min ago

First Amendment advocates have voiced concerns over California's amended Election Code that looks to combat deepfakes, questioning its constitutionality and effectiveness. The law is likely to be a test run for other states looking to combat deepfakes.


Giuliani's Lawyer Bids Adieu, DLA Piper Doesn't Budge on Arbitration, Which Firms Have Been Breached? The Morning Minute

16 hours 16 min ago

Here's the news you need to start your day.


Pressure Mounts as Opioid Trial Begins. Talc Triumphs For Johnson & Johnson. This Firm Steps In for DSW Shoe Class Actions.

21 hours 22 min ago

Jury selection has commenced in the closely watched trial over the opioid crisis, set to begin Oct. 21 in Cleveland.


Compliance Hot Spots: CFIUS Draft Rules on 'Sensitive Personal Data' | New and Notable FARA Filings | News Roundup: 'Public Servants Versus Donald Trump' | Who Got the Work

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 22:00

Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots -- we're highlighting some commentary on CFIUS draft rules. Plus: a snippet on new and notable FARA filings, which reveal some Big Law hourly rates. Who Got the Work -- and all the big moves are here. Thanks for reading!