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New Impeachment, Same Lawyers: House Judiciary Rehires Barry Berke & Joshua Matz for Trump's 2nd Trial

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 18:44

Both Berke and Matz worked on the first impeachment of President Donald Trump, and recently reunited to help defend Pennsylvania in its postelection litigation.


Lawyer at Capitol Riots Is Arrested

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 18:04

Calhoun said this week he was motivated by a belief that the election had been "stolen," despite dozens of courts, election officials and even Trump's attorney general, Bill Barr, rejecting these theories.


A Different Kind of Cost Shifting in Google v. Oracle + Sizing Up the CASE Act + Nothing Runs (the Table) Like a Deere

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 15:29

We're coming up on two years that Google v. Oracle. has been pending before the Supreme Court. The clash over copyrightability, fair use and Java application programming interfaces arrived at the high court (for the second time) with Google's cert petition on January 24, 2019.


Introducing the 'Diversity in the Raw' Project

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 14:32

The upheaval, the pain, the riots, the chaos we've seen in our country in recent months all point to the need for radical change when it comes to racism and inclusion. We must speak out. We need brutal honesty about race and the law, and then a meeting of the minds to find solutions.


Peering Into the Crystal Ball: Litigation Amid COVID, Shifting Power in Washington

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 13:37

Latham & Watkins litigation chair Michele Johnson shares her predictions for 2021 and discusses what courtroom technology changes may stick around beyond the pandemic.


Boies Schiller Partner Joshua Schiller Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 13:10

Joshua Schiller, son of firm co-founder Jonathan Schiller, was arrested Thursday in Ross, California.


Will the Legal Industry Experience a K-Shaped Recovery Too?

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 11:37

Many economists today predict a K-shaped recovery for 2021: some sectors of the economy will bounce back quickly and sharply as we enter a post-pandemic world, rapidly returning to pre-COVID heights (if not higher).


Retail Suits See Steep Drop While Greenberg Traurig Tops the Radar: Here's What's Happening in Pa. Litigation

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 10:30 Radar, ALM's legal news feed, uses automation and data processing to quickly surface and summarize new federal cases. Here's what has turned up for Pennsylvania lately.


Yale Law's Abbe Gluck, Former RBG Clerk, Named Special Counsel on Biden COVID-19 Team

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 09:54

The former law clerk to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spoken and written extensively on the signature Obama-era Affordable Care Act.


Rate Pressure and Rising Expenses Are Expected to Challenge Firms in 2021

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 05:00

It's dubious firms can boost rates at the same level they did last year—about 5%, said James Jones, a senior fellow at the Georgetown Law Center on Ethics and the Legal Profession.


Some Georgia Courts and Clerks' Offices Are Closing Jan. 19, 20 Over Fears of Potential Violence

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 00:56

In addition to the closing for the Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, the clerks of Fulton and DeKalb counties will suspend in-person services Jan. 19 and 20, and the Atlanta Municipal Court will be closed.


Restructured Roles Are Coming for Post-Pandemic Offices

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 20:25

Each week, the Barometer newsletter, powered by the ALM Global Newsroom and Legalweek(year) 2021, brings you the trends, disruptions and shifts

  Litigation Trendspotter: COVID-19 and Its Aftermath Promise to Keep Employment Lawyers Busy

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 20:06

One area in which COVID-19 continues to infect just about everything is employment litigation, with novel issues arising from the virus itself, as well as from the unique circumstances caused by the pandemic, such as the rise of remote work and the sudden, negative financial impact on many businesses.


The Big-Ticket Cases Possibly Subject to the Girardi Keese Bankruptcy Estate

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 16:31

A bankruptcy judge on Wednesday ordered Los Angeles plaintiffs firm Girardi Keese and its founder, Tom Girardi, into Chapter 7 proceedings, leaving thousands of lawsuits on hold and now under the microscope of trustees. Some of the biggest cases include thousands of people in Los Angeles affected by a 2015 gas leak and victims of the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas.


Higher Law: South Dakota Issues Cannabis Client Warning | NCIA Director Joins Perkins Coie | Mexico Publishes Cannabis Regs

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 16:00

Welcome to Higher Law! This week we're looking at: Cannabis confusion for South Dakota lawyers Perkins Coie's new hire in its cannabis law group Mexico's new cannabis regulations


First Trump, Then His Businesses: Some Firms Flee, While Others Lay Low

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 15:42

Seyfarth joins a slew of corporations, banks and a handful of firms that have pulled away from the outgoing president.


Columbia's Free Speech Institute Backs Blocking Trump on Social Media

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 15:39

"A political leader who uses his account to incite violence is causing harms that can't be countered by speech and can't be undone by a future election," said Jameel Jaffer, executive director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University.


What About Pam Bondi? What's Next for Trump Ally After President's Impeachment?

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 15:30

Could links to Trump be damaging for lawyers down the line? "One person's stain is somebody else's medal," one legal ethics expert said.


Amazon and Parler Were Chummy Up Until the Capitol Riots, Parler's Lawyer Says

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 15:22

David Groesbeck told a federal court in Seattle that Amazon tried to convince Parler to enter into new business deals shortly before Amazon stopped providing service to Parler.