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Fieldfisher Starts French Public Law Practice With Gowling Partner and Three Other Hires

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 08:33

Gowling WLG's Emmanuel Paillard has moved over to Fieldfisher's Paris office, which has also recruited two associates and a trainee.

         

Gorsuch's Book, Billable Dilemma, An IG for Judges? The Morning Minute

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 07:00

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

         

Mexico Moves Toward Legalization of Cannabis

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 06:30

One estimate puts the potential value of the Mexican market for legal cannabis at $12 billion by 2029.

         

Mexico Moves Toward Legalisation of Cannabis

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 06:30

One estimate puts the potential value of the Mexican market for legal cannabis at $12 billion by 2029.

         

Stressed Out: Law Firm Staff Say Their Mental Health Is Being Ignored, Survey Finds

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 06:00

Seventy-four percent of business professionals felt that lawyers do no understand their role in the firm.

         

'Go Outside Your Comfort Zone': Industry Titans Offer Young Lawyers Advice

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 01:58

We asked some of the most accomplished lawyers in the profession what they would want young attorneys to know as they embark on their careers. From planning for the future to specialization, here are their answers.

         

FBI Chief of Staff's King & Spalding Income Revealed in New Disclosure

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 01:51

Paul Murphy, a former white-collar partner, succeeded Zack Harmon, a fellow King & Spalding attorney, in June as FBI Director Chris Wray's chief of staff.

         

Judge Tigar Doubles Down on National Injunction for Trump's Latest Asylum Rule

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 01:40

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar found that "a nationwide injunction is supported by the need to maintain uniform immigration policy."

         

Gorsuch Gets Personal, Recounts Nomination Process as Book Debuts

Sun, 09/08/2019 - 16:00

Despite the civic challenges facing the U.S. and his own frustrations with his nomination process, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch said he's optimistic about the country's future.

         

Brian Cuban's Self, Chambers' Challenges, Trump's Constitution: What You Said

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 20:43

Noted recovery advocate and lawyer Brian Cuban shared details of his recovery story in one of the most raw recent articles in the legal news. One quote

         

California Makes Noise About Antitrust Probe Into Auto Emissions Deal, Stays Mum on Tech

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 19:29

The U.S. Department of Justice is questioning a deal between California and four automakers to increase fuel efficiency while tech companies are coming under scrutiny from other states' attorneys general.

         

Atlanta In-House Lawyer Granted $500K Bond in Alleged Murder Case

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 18:31

The decision by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kevin Farmer followed a nearly 2 -hour, emotional bond hearing in a packed courtroom where two very different pictures of Bryan K. Schmitt, associate corporate counsel and director of contracts at supply chain and technology company Manhattan Associates, were painted.

         

AFAs Are an Option, but Mid-Market Law Firms Still Must Reckon With the Billable Hour

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 18:00

The billable hour can give mid-market firms an advantage when competing against Big Law because of the lower hourly rates, but not so when up against their peers. Moving away from it can be profitable for certain matters. But there are risks too.

         

California Physicians: Jury Disregarded Science in $289M Roundup Verdict

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 17:13

Among the amicus groups filing briefs in Monsanto's appeal of the verdict are the California Medical Association, the California Hospitals Association and the California Dental Association, which said "emotional manipulation" influenced the jury's verdict.

         

Steven Brill on 'Disdain, Horror' and Other Adventures in 40 Years of The American Lawyer

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 16:20

Brill, the founder of The American Lawyer, talks with Passarella, the current editor-in-chief, about how the publication put a spotlight on the most powerful firms in the country.

         

Kennedys Expands in Lisbon With Portuguese Firm Merger

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:51

The boutique law firm N. Maldonado Sousa & Associados has merged with Kennedys, bringing along partner Nuno Maldonado Sousa and two associates.

         

New Law School Class Explores How President Trump Is Threatening the Constitutional Order

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:25

"The basic premise of the course is that President Trump has through his conduct and his words challenged the constitutional order in a way it has not been challenged in the last century, maybe the last two centuries," said professor David Rudenstine, a former dean at Cardozo Law.

         

Legal Industry Adds 4,100 Jobs, Outpacing US Employment Growth

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 14:51

The legal industry added jobs faster than other professional services sectors or the broader economy, but growth was still relatively flat.

         

SDNY Judge Blocks Challenge to Faulty Removal Orders for Immigrants

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 14:39

U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman of the Southern District of New York said Thursday that provisions of federal law "channel all challenges" to removal orders and proceedings to federal appeals courts, as the "sole and exclusive means for judicial review."

         

House Democrats Urge Federal Judiciary to Add Inspector General

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 14:15

The Democrats believe an inspector general could have prevented or quickly resolved several internal issues found within the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

         

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