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Tennessee AG Leads Coalition Alleging Dept. of Ed. Instructed States to 'Ignore the Biological Reality of Sex' Under Title IX

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 14:48

"As in 2016, when its unlawful actions were enjoined, 'Texas v. United States,' the department has once again ordered states and other regulated parties to ignore the biological reality of sex when it comes to athletics, locker rooms, pronouns, and who knows what else, or face enforcement actions," the AGs wrote in a response brief filed in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.


Skilled in the Art With Scott Graham: I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 13:01

My nine years on the IP bus got off to a bumpy start, but encouragement from all of you has made it an exhilarating journey.


Deloitte Legal's Spain Digital Law Head Leaves for Pérez-Llorca's IP and Tech Practice

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 11:52

The Spanish firm has made a series of hires in recent months.


How I Made Partner: 'You Can't Just Have Any One Thing Going for You,' Says Erin Rosenberg of White & Case

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 10:57

(Photo: MJgraphics/Shutterstock) Erin Rosenberg, 35, White & Case; Chicago Practice area: Financial restructuring and insolvency (FRI). Law school


Colorado Appeals Court: Baker's Refusal of Transgender Woman's Cake Order Is Not Protected Speech

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 10:41

"We conclude that creating a pink cake with blue frosting is not inherently expressive and any message or symbolism it provides to an observer would not be attributed to the baker," stated Judge Timothy J. Schutz, in his written opinion for the court.


Generative AI Tools Will Upend Legal Services: The Morning Minute

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


Harvard Plaintiffs' Law Association Gains Traction Among Students and Firms

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 06:00

Since its inception in 2019, the HPLA has doubled in student size and has steadily grown support by leading plaintiffs firms as an expanding career pipeline.


Using Feedback To Improve Team Performance

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 00:11

The problem with giving feedback is that it often comes across as criticism. Human beings tend to react defensively, resulting in a denial of the feedback or worse, entrenchment in the behavior or attitude that may be derailing them in the first place. How can we give feedback in a way that minimizes defensiveness?


The Law Firm Disrupted: How Are The Vibes?

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 19:14

Maybe the outlook for the broader economy isn't as grim as people think, but the law firm world is still on edge.


Germany Proposes All-English Language Courts for International Commercial Disputes

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 18:23

The country is pushing to become a "jurisdiction of choice" in Europe. But English-speaking commercial courts may still have trouble competing with international arbitration.


Madison Square Garden Owner Doubles Down on Policy to Ban 'Adverse Attorneys'

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 17:31

Senate Judiciary Chairman Brad Hoylman-Sigal, D-Manhattan, who has introduced a bill to curb the blacklisting of lawyers from entertainment venues, called Dolan's remarks "a public meltdown."


McDonald's 'Caremark' Case Stays on Track With Opinion Holding Officer to Oversight Duty

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 17:21

Vice Chancellor Travis Laster's groundbreaking opinion is the latest step in the Court of Chancery case alleging McDonald's and its management ignored red flags pointing to sexual harassment by former CEO Steve Easterbrook.


Judge: Insurer Must Defend, Indemnify Contractor Accused of Negligence in Building Collapse

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 17:00

"The underlying complaint alleges that as a result of Dello Russo's faulty workmanship during renovations, the building partially collapsed, requiring the demolition of the remaining structure. In other words, the underlying complaint alleges that Dello Russo's negligence caused an accident. Accordingly, the claims against Dello Russo allege 'property damage' caused by an 'occurrence,'" the court said.


Meet the Judge Overseeing DOJ's 2nd Antitrust Case Against Google

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 16:23

Judge Leonie Brinkema's 30 years on the bench have featured a few significant antitrust cases.


'The World Is Changing': Why Former Diamondbacks CLO Became a DEI Champion

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 16:06

"Long ago, I learned that I can't be happy if I can't be my authentic self. ... I focused on being myself, and eventually people got comfortable with me," said Nona Lee, who rose to the heights in the white, male-dominated world of professional sports.


Higher Law: FDA Routes 'New Regulatory Pathway for CBD' Through Congress

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 15:57

"We do not intend to pursue rulemaking allowing the use of CBD in dietary supplements or conventional foods," FDA principal deputy commissioner Janet Woodcock said Friday.


Generative AI Tools Will Upend the Delivery of Legal Services

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 15:53

Experts see both current and future applications for generative AI in legal work. These largely relate to replacing tedious work to boost productivity.


Unauthorized, Volunteer-Related Transactions on Firm's Card Results in Attorney's Suspension

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 15:53

Haynes was a long-time volunteer with the WSBA and often traveled to attend meetings and conferences. She charged some WSBA-related volunteer expenses to one law firm's credit card without prior authorization from the firm but failed to promptly notify and reimburse the law firm when she received direct reimbursement from the WSBA for those expenses, the court said.


Wisconsin Law Becomes 36th Law School to Pull Out of US News Rankings

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 15:52

"In deciding whether to complete this year's statistical survey, we asked U.S. News to make this information available to students free of charge," Dan Tokaji said in his announcement. "Unfortunately, U.S. News has not committed to do that" so "[w]e see little reason to devote our resources to completing this lengthy survey so it can sell the information back to prospective students."


Senior IP Writer Scott Graham to Retire

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 15:50

Graham, who writes's Skilled in the Art briefing on intellectual property, made his mark as a keen observer of appellate arguments and mentored generations of ALM journalists.