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Facebook Facing Antitrust Probe by Nine AGs

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 12:52

Aside from operating one of the largest social media networks in the world, Facebook also owns several other digital platforms, such as the photo-sharing platform Instagram and private communication application WhatsApp.


UnitedLex's Deal With LeClairRyan Was a Failure. Is It Also a Sign of Things to Come?

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 11:11

After UnitedLex's first law firm partnership fell apart, Big Law and New Law still have a future together.


Legal Tech Startups' Challenge: Looking for the New in a Post-Novelty World

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 08:00

Infinnium is one of the latest legal tech startups to jump into the crowded information governance market. But standing out from the crowd is only becoming harder.


With New Investor, Axiom Stays Private, Trump Tax Cases in Slo-Mo, #MeToo Backlash Abounds: The Morning Minute

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 07:00

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


Justices Could Decide If Judges Have Power to Release Grand Jury Records

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 01:10

The decision in a decades-old case could have broader implications as congressional Democrats continue to seek grand jury evidence from the special counsel's investigation.


The Law Firm Disrupted: Big Law on the Sidelines

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 22:00

Judging from the comments submitted to a California task force, only immigration, personal injury, criminal defense and other small-shop lawyers are ready to weigh in on rule changes that would open the door to outside ownership of law firms.


After Speedy Subpoena Cases, Trump Tax Disputes Linger

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 18:54

U.S. District Judges Trevor McFadden and Carl Nichols appear to be taking a deliberative approach in their handling of fights over the president's tax returns.


Most Cost-Effective Legal Departments Invest More in In-House Training, Survey Says

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 18:44

The most cost-effective legal departments made efforts to continuously strengthen their in-house capabilities, the survey found, and invested more in lawyer training and development.


US Bank Shares What Makes Its 25-Year Legal Operations Arm Successful

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 17:51

In 1995 with a new general counsel, First Bank System, now U.S. Bank, brought on its first director of legal operations. Today, the legal ops function has improved the legal department, especially with law firm selection.


Under a Legal Cloud, Juul Jostles Over Which Judge Should Decide Lawsuits

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 17:47

Juul Labs Inc. is hoping to send more than 30 lawsuits brought over its e-cigarettes to San Francisco, but some plaintiffs lawyers have suggested judges in New Jersey and Maryland.


Axiom Scraps IPO as PE Firm Permira Takes Majority Stake

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:28

Elena Donio will stay on as CEO as Permira becomes the legal staffing behemoth's biggest stakeholder.


#MeToo Backlash Is Not Going Away

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 15:46

The Mike Pence rule is on its way to becoming the standard in the American workplace.


Judge Likely to Reinstate Nationwide Injunction Against Trump's Asylum Rule

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 15:18

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar, who previously issued an injunction barring new Trump Administration rules regarding asylum, seems poised to revive his prior ruling's nationwide scope—despite appellate pushback.


U.S. Firms Are Drawn to Singapore Despite the Barriers to Entry

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 15:00

Singapore is an attractive location for foreign law firms—but not an easy one.


Nasdaq Promotes Top Lawyer to Vice Chairman, Names New Chief Legal Officer

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 14:34

In his new role as vice chairman, Edward Knight will manage global government relations and continue to serve as an adviser on public policy and litigation. John Zecca will take over the role as Nasdaq's chief legal officer.


Higher Law: Ninth Circuit Says No to Hemp Case | California CBD Bill Stalls | Mass. Marijuana Lobbying Revenue Soars

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 14:00

One week after hearing oral arguments, a panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit punted Big Sky Scientific v. Bennetts, the case surrounding a seized shipment of hemp, to the Idaho state courts.


5 Ways Law Firms and ALSPs Are Adapting to the Big Four

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 10:30

While the Big Four accounting firms may not be the most senior residents of the legal ecosystem, they've already climbed pretty high on the food chain thanks to big checkbooks and an extensive global reach. So how can established players compete?


Dentons Adds Offices at Brisk Pace, Wanted: Cannabis Counsel, FTC Says Sue Google: The Morning Minute

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 07:00

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


What's New? Top 10 Law Schools Offer Fresh Courses, Clinics and Programs

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 01:56

The nation's top 10 law schools have plenty of new offerings this year, ranging from animal law clinics and a venture fund for students to a professional reentry program for alumni and new research center devoted to criminal justice. Not only that, but some big names are joining law faculties this fall. We're rounded up the highlights.


As Saudi Arabia Boosts Its International Outlook, Could it Rival Dubai?

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 01:43

As the country looks set to slacken its regulations on international investors, partners discuss what it may signify for the region in the future.