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Firms Are Pulling Out All the Stops for These Associates, but Is It Enough?: The Morning Minute

6 hours 28 min ago

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


Talent War Leads to More 'Boomerang' Associates and Hiring Mismatches

7 hours 28 min ago

Law firms are seeing more hiring misfires, while some associates are quickly returning to their old firms.


Like Big Law Firms, Trial Boutiques Raising Associate Salaries

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 19:48

"We have to stay competitive to match salaries to retain the best and continue to hire the best associates for our practice," one managing partner said.


Skilled in the Art: Parting Thoughts on a $30 Million AI Trade Secrets Verdict

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 17:23

Kirkland partners Adam Alper and Mike De Vries share a few insights on the trade secrets trial they just litigated for AI company LivePerson.


More Law Firms Are Moving to Hybrid Offices, but They Must Boost Appeal of Sharing

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 16:52

Law firms often don't have a documented plan to address key details in their office return. That matters because firms need to boost the appeal of shared space to make it work in the long run.


'No Exception': Lawyers Ask DC Ethics Board to Force Review of Barr Complaint

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 10:54

"Gross misconduct by members of the bar—be they private attorneys or the Attorney General of the United States—seriously stains the reputation of the legal profession with the general public, and also, no doubt, tempts other lawyers to skirt ethical boundaries," the attorneys wrote.


Efficiency: Everyone's Chasing It

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 10:17

Corporate law departments want more done with less. And the Big Four, ALSPs and certain law firms are all looking to meet that need.


Attorney Competence in Technology Is in the Spotlight. Are You Competent?

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 10:00

In response to widespread changes in the use of technology, and evaluating the potential risks of remote work and the rise of virtual meeting platforms, the ABA made it clear that lawyers are permitted to conduct their practices virtually, but urges caution at all times.


South Florida Attorneys Support Zoom Court for Simple Hearings

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 09:48

Despite challenges with virtual court proceedings, attorneys said the remote format has benefited their business and saved clients money.


How Gibson Dunn Got the $3B Jury Verdict in 'HP v. Oracle' to Stand Up on Appeal

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 08:30

Appellate courts can be places that multibillion-dollar damages awards go to die. Not this time.


Millennial Lawyers' New Number One Priority and More: The Morning Minute

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 07:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


Compensation Is King for Millennial Attorneys, New Survey Says

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 06:00

As Big Law firms find themselves in another salary war, it appears that's exactly what millennial lawyers want.


As More Law Firms Match Salary Scale, Signing Bonuses Become Key Differentiator

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 06:00

The signing bonuse—targeting midlevel corporate associates—are happening behind the scenes and are one way firms can distinguish each other.


Brussels Court to AstraZeneca: Deliver 50 Million COVID Vaccine Doses to EU by End of September

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 01:53

The European Commission had asked the court to order the company to deliver 120 million doses by the end of June, and its entire promised shipment of 300 million doses by the end of September.


LivePerson Wins $30M in Trade Secret Dispute Over AI Rules and Data

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 21:07

Jurors awarded $6.7 million in compensatory damages and $23.3 million in punitives. It's the third in-person jury trial win for Kirkland partners Adam Alper and Michael De Vries during the pandemic era.
 Litigation Trendspotter: COVID-19 Contract Suits Are Largely Settling, but One State Still Faces a Massive Force Majeure Fight

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 20:22

Lawsuits stemming from the litany of contracts that were canceled because of the pandemic largely seem to be ending in settlements. But in one state, which was served a double dose of arguable force majeure events over the past year-plus, the court battles are just revving up.


How Scientist-Turned-Lawyer Julie Park Counseled Clients on Pandemic Risks

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 18:45

Park, a Morrison & Foerster partner in San Diego who defends companies in product liability matters and consumer class actions, steered clients through the ever-changing rules of the pandemic. Going forward, she sees more regulation of "connected products," and a growing number of environmental contamination lawsuits.