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Tech Giants Brace for More Scrutiny, More Wilmer in the West, Sprinklr Gets a GC: The Morning Minute

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 07:00

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

         

GirlsDoPorn Argues That Law Grad's Jet-Setting Instagram Counters Claims of a Ruined Life

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 01:22

Defense attorneys suggest that a lifestyle of high-rolling friends and international travel belie claims of harm from the videos.

         

Partisan Divisions Are 'Not Serving Our Country Well,' Justice Ginsburg Says

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 19:56

"I think it will take courageous people on both sides who care about the health and welfare of the country and who will say, 'Enough of this dysfunction,'" Ginsburg said.

         

Ex-FINRA Lawyer Takes Legal Helm at Financial Firm Cetera

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 18:33

David A. Greene, the former head of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in Los Angeles, replaces Brian A. Stern, who will be leaving the company at the end of the year.

         

Police: LA Deputy City Attorney Kills Himself, Family Members

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 18:28

Eric Lertzman, a deputy city attorney with the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office since 2005, killed himself and his wife and son Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

         

Indonesia's Economy Grows—and So Does Its Global Appeal

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 17:34

Indonesia is Asia's fifth-largest economy and it's growing steadily.

         

Higher Law: Big Cannabis Law Conference | Sacramento U.S. Attorney Talks Shop | Will Congress Act on Marijuana Bills? | A State Banking Bill Dies

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 17:00

The ABA's got a first-ever marijuana conference coming up, and here's what to expect. Plus, Sacramento's US attorney talks with us about marijuana enforcement. Scroll down for our headline roundup, and a calendar of events. Thanks for reading!

         

The EU's Antitrust Czar Just Got More Powerful

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 16:43

Margrethe Vestager was nominated for a second five-year term and given an expanded role overseeing EU digital policy. That may not be good news for Big Tech.

         

Social Media Marketing Firm Sprinklr Hires Its First General Counsel

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 16:39

Dan Haley joins Sprinklr as its annual revenue has grown to more than $300 million and as it prepares for an initial public offering. The company's clients are some of the world's biggest brands, including Amazon, McDonald's, Microsoft and Nike.

         

As Pay Gap Widens, Some Firms Attract Associates With Other Incentives

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 16:00

Firms are using bonuses and a viable partnership path to lure in-demand associates.

         

'None of the Government's Business': Prosecutors Rebuked Over Search of Law Firm

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 15:45

A federal appeals panel said Thursday a U.S. magistrate judge, and not federal prosecutors, should look at email files seized from a law firm in an obstruction investigation.

         

How I Made Partner: Squire Patton Boggs' Marques Richeson

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 15:26

"It is critically important to be aware of one's internal brand—within the firm, and external brand—outside the firm."

         

It's Time to Take Third-Party Risk Seriously

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 15:05

The use of new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile and cloud by vendors add to the question: Where is my data, and how can I protect it when it is in someone else's hands? In the hustle and bustle of daily business, third parties often become the overlooked or unwitting accomplice in criminal activities.

         

Skilled in the Art: Capital One Misses Shot at Antitrust Ruling + Neel Chatterjee's Marathon Win + Stanford-on-Stanford IP Crime

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:50

Capital One's novel antitrust theory against behemoth IP holding company Intellectual Ventures ended without so much as a ruling on the merits this week.

         

Lawyers to Take the Stage in Questioning Trump Figures at Pre-Impeachment Hearings

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:47

While it's unclear which attorneys will handle questioning, eyes are turning toward Norm Eisen and Barry Berke.

         

Deaf and Blind Harvard-Educated Lawyer Tells Her Story

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:38

The 2013 grad, now a disability rights attorney and advocate in San Francisco, has penned a memoir about her experiences.

         

Critical Mass: Juul's Legal Cloud Just Got Larger. Opposition Widens Over Opioid Trial. Lawyers Say Boat Fire's Cause Still Murky.

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:13

The FDA adds firepower to lawsuits alleging Juul falsely marketed its e-cigarettes as safe.

         

Wilmer Adds 3 Silicon Valley Partners From Foley & Lardner

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 09:00

Continuing a string of California hires, Wilmer brought on Edwin Thom "Todd" Rumberger Jr., John Rockwell and Frederic Adam as partners.

         

Purdue Opioid Deal's Naysayers, What's Next for John Bolton?, American Exec Gets 'Delisted': The Morning Minute

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 07:00

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

         

4 Years Later, Law Grad Suing GirlsDoPorn Says She's Still Being Harassed

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 01:54

Jane Doe No. 1, the 'ringleader' of actresses suing the adult film site in San Diego, testified that after she threatened legal action, a campaign of harassment at her law school began. Even Wednesday on the trip to the courthouse, she said, she received an unwanted phone call.

         

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