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Law Firms Must Learn How to Collaborate With ALSPs—Clients Are Waiting

1 hour 29 min ago

"Law firms have to stop seeing things through their own prism—what's good for us. Instead they need to look for what is in the best interest of the clients," says one former firm managing partner. And increasingly, that means collaborating with outside service providers.

         

Paul Hastings Continues Life Sciences Push, Launches New FDA Practice With Former Sidley Duo

1 hour 29 min ago

The practice, which is under the firm's growing life sciences group, comes on the heels of the firm's creation of a life sciences consulting group in June.

         

ALSPs Are Still More Threat Than Partner to Law Firms

1 hour 29 min ago

Law firms have tried to stake out a distinct territory inside the legal ecosystem as providers of high-end advisory services, but as the demand for process-oriented work continues to fuel ALSPs, firms could nevertheless find their footprint shrinking.

         

The Law Firm Subsidiary: Marrying Firm Practice Integration with Flexibility and Agility

1 hour 29 min ago

Law.com catches up with Troutman Pepper eMerge managing director Alison Grounds for its Breaking Tradition series. In this Q&A, Grounds shows the benefits of being connected with a major firm, and how an on-site due diligence project turned into a tech-savvy engagement.

         

Why ALSPs Are In a 'Unique Position' to Aid Today's Legal Departments

1 hour 29 min ago

In this Q&A for its Breaking Tradition series, Law.com catches up with NetApp director of legal operations Connie Brenton. She explains what ALSPs need to have in order to be considered for a job—and why ALSPs may drop the "A" altogether.

         

What Is New Law? The Definition Can Be Broad, but It's All About Value

1 hour 29 min ago

While most agree that New Law provides a large umbrella, it's also one with a purpose: augmenting and supporting the traditional path of law with increased value.

         

Law Firms and Outside Legal Service Providers Have Begun to 'Meet in the Middle'

1 hour 29 min ago

Law.com catches up with Integreon CEO Bob Rowe for its Breaking Tradition series. In this Q&A, Rowe explains why the "alternative" designation doesn't work for his company, and where legal services providers fall in the legal value chain.

         

Breaking Tradition: Why We're Examining the New Law Market

1 hour 29 min ago

There are many questions left unanswered about where New Law entrants fit into the preexisting legal space. Our goal for the next 12 months in the Breaking Tradition series will be to further understand New Law and its past, present and future.

         

Compliance Hot Spots: How DOJ Is 'Pushing Forward' Amid the Pandemic | Major SEC Pharma Settlement | DOJ Loses False-Claims Appeal | Notable Moves

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 22:00

Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots, our weekly snapshot of white-collar enforcement, regulatory and compliance, and big trends. Thanks for reading, and your feedback is appreciated!

         

Big Firms in Strong Position to Fight for Broader Lease Protections, Experts Say

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 19:50

Many firms and tenants are now negotiating temporary abatements in exchange for longer leases or heftier payments in 2021 and 2021, said Mark Weiss, of Cushman & Wakefield.

         

Latham Corporate Hire Spells Another Loss for Cooley

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 19:16

Haynes and Boone also announced Tuesday that Cooley's Richard Kanowitz joined the firm this week in New York.

         

Curb Your Enthusiasm for Diversity. (Or You Could Be Sued)

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 18:40

If there's liability for corporate hypocrisy, that'd be the end of American capitalism.

         

Microsoft Chief Legal Officer Unveils Company's 2030 Zero Waste Plan

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 18:24

"To address our own waste creation, Microsoft will reduce nearly as much waste as we generate while reusing, repurposing or recycling our solid, compost, electronics, construction and demolition, and hazardous wastes," Microsoft chief legal officer Brad Smith wrote in a blog post.

         

Officer Charged in Rayshard Brooks Killing Sues Mayor, Police Chief Over Firing

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 18:10

The former officer, Garrett Rolfe, was fired the day after he shot Rayshard Brooks during a confrontation at a downtown Wendy's, and was later charged with murder.

         

TikTok's Other Trouble: An MDL of Privacy Class Actions

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 17:50

As the political debate deepens over who should own TikTok, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation sent nearly 20 privacy class actions against the Chinese-based media app to Illinois, which has one of the strictest laws protecting biometric data.

         

At Hearing, Jones Day Partner Defends Leave Policy Against Bias Claims

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 17:23

"It's not sex-based," partner Traci Lovitt said of the eight weeks of leave available to mothers who give birth but not to men. "Just because you're a woman, you don't get short-term disability leave. You get disability leave because you had a child."

         

Pa. Justices to Eye Warrant Requirement for Real-Time Cellphone Movement Data

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 17:21

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to consider whether prosecutors were properly allowed to track a suspect's cellphone location based on orders obtained under the state's Wiretap Act. David Pacheco, who was subsequently arrested and charged with drug offenses, says a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court opinion demands more.

         

Andersen Global Enters Chile, Expands Further in the Caribbean

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 16:21

Chile is a leading destination for international investment in Latin America.

         

Ditch In-Person Bar Exams During Pandemic, ABA Says

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 16:09

The American Bar Association's House of Delegates on Tuesday voted 256-146 in favor of a resolution urging states to find alternatives to in-person bar exams amid the pandemic.

         

2nd Circuit Blocks Trump Administration's 'Public Charge' Rule, But Limits Scope of Injunction

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 16:04

The three-judge panel said that DHS had not provided "any factual basis" for its belief that noncitizens who use public benefits would be unable to meet their basic needs without government assistance.

         

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