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South Florida Law Students Return to Campus Post-Dorian, Schools Up North Still Closed

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 01:40

Hurricane Dorian prompted the closure of many Florida law schools, and only some are back to business as usual. Law campuses in Northeast Florida, and some in Georgia and South Carolina, remain closed amid the storm's threat.

         

Judge Eyes 'One-Time' Release of Epstein-Related Documents

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 01:35

The proposed procedure would designate materials as "judicial," "non-judicial" or an in-between category referred as "negligibly judicial."

         

Google, YouTube to Pay $170M in Child Privacy Settlement

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 01:33

The companies were accused of unlawfully tracking the behavior of users below 13 years old and serving them targeted advertisements based on that information.

         

After Failed Merger Talks, What's Next for O'Melveny?

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 22:32

A source said lawyers learned about the end of talks with Allen & Overy by voicemail shortly before the news became public. Will other merger hopefuls be spooked by the deal's collapse?

         

Compliance Hot Spots: FARA Filings: Williams & Connolly Billing Rates | Rob Khuzami Joins Guggenheim Partners | Jones Day Snags Bret Shumate | Who Got the Work

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 22:00

Williams & Connolly appears to have made its first foray into FARA, and Anthony Levandowski, the former head of Google's autonomous vehicle unit, has picked his legal team to ward of theft of trade secret charges.

         

Skilled in the Art: Viasat Demands $9M in Fees—and $2 in Punitives + How Far Can Judges Go in Touting Their Districts?

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 22:00

Fresh off a $49.3 million jury award over contract and trade secret claims, satellite communications company Viasat is now demanding that Acacia Communications pay a whopping $2.

         

Ted Boutrous Notches Second Win Over White House Media Access

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 20:52

U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras granted a preliminary injunction reinstating White House access for Playboy reporter and CNN analyst Brian Karem.

         

Greg Craig's Defense Closes With Swipe at Star Prosecution Witnesses

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 20:18

William Murphy of Zuckerman Spaeder called one of the witnesses an "occupational liar," and the other a "con artist" and "congenital liar."

         

MDL Judge Rejects Key Defenses in Rulings Ahead of Opioid Trial

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 18:56

In a ruling that could influence 2,000 cases, U.S. District Judge Dan Polster concluded Tuesday that a jury could find "increases in prescription opioids proximately caused harm" to two Ohio counties going to trial next month.

         

Kirkland & Ellis Lands Diversity Executive From Orrick

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 18:47

The world's richest law firm is the latest to seek professional help on diversity.

         

Comcast Deputy General Counsel Takes Data Privacy Expertise to BakerHostetler

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 18:39

Daniel Pepper has left his role as deputy general counsel and deputy privacy officer at Comcast and has been hired as a partner in the firm's privacy and data protection team.

         

New York Jets Promotes General Counsel to Franchise President

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 17:55

Hymie Elhai is succeeding Neil Glat, whom the Jets announced Friday is transitioning to a new role as a senior adviser.

         

Gun Rights Advocates Ask SCOTUS to Review Bump-Stock Ban

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 16:33

The fight marks another challenge to so-called Chevron deference.

         

South Florida Spearheads Bahamas Relief Efforts as Miami Courts Reopen

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 16:04

While Miami-Dade and Broward courts are re-opening Wednesday, Palm Beach County and jurisdictions in Central Florida, as well as other areas on the state's east coast, do not anticipate reopening until Thursday.

         

Ditch Multiple Choice? Simplify the Test? Ideas Abound on Reforming the Bar Exam

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 14:29

The National Conference of Bar Examiners' Testing Task Force has released a report on the input it received from legal educators, bar examiners and others on what's working with the bar exam, and how the licensing test can be improved.

         

My Weekday Workout: King & Spalding's Jules Quinn

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 14:25

"There is nothing like a ball slam or kicking a punching bag to make you feel calm afterwards. It also makes me strong, which I love."

         

Diversity Initiative Names 64 Firms 'Mansfield 2.0' Certified

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 11:58

The newest round of certification comes as corporate clients increasingly tie legal spend to diversity.

         

Ex-Kirkland Partner Robert Khuzami Lands in Leadership Role at Investment Firm

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 11:49

Guggenheim Partners was a client of Khuzami when he practiced at Kirkland & Ellis, according to a financial disclosure released last year.

         

10 Deals That Made This the Summer of Legal Tech M&A

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 11:00

Spend a bit more time at the beach this year? Then you may have missed one of these legal tech M&A deals, which span from e-discovery to transaction management to data analytics and more.

         

Skilled in the Art: Tax Troubles Trip Up $44M Antitrust Award + Glaxo and Teva Look to Carve Each Other Up

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 10:39

A case of alleged tax evasion has unwound a $44 million antitrust judgment.

         

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