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Parnas Lawyer Wants His Client to Tell Congress All About Ukraine Scheme

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 19:29

Joseph Bondy said that his client is prepared to take his story public, in the hope that it could help Parnas' criminal case, after earlier attempts to provide information to the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office were rebuffed.


Gilead Invokes Legal Industry Noncompete Contracts to Fight Antitrust Claims

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 19:05

White & Case's Christopher Curran equated the arrangement over HIV medication to agreements by lawyers within a law firm not to compete with each other for clients.


Duane Morris, NY-Based Satterlee Stephens To Merge in February

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 17:05

The combined firm will have annual gross revenue of at least $530 million, including about $40 million from Satterlee.


First Law School for Tribal Attorneys in Nascent Stages

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 17:02

The hope is to create a law school that will produce lawyers and judges with the language and legal skills to preserve the tradition of the Navajo courts.


What's Next? Drinking Chaperones at Your Law Firm?

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 16:54

Why do those of us who are not harassers or louts have to suffer just because some guys can't keep it together? Women shouldn't lose their right to get sloshed.


Higher Law: Workers' Comp Insurance for Medical Marijuana | New Colorado Legislation | Recreational Initiative Fizzles in Florida | Who Got the Work

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 16:00

Welcome to Higher Law. This week we're looking at a significant weed-in-the-workplace ruling out of New Jersey Colorado legislation to protect legal weed users Green Flower Media picks up a new D.C. lobbyist A fizzled recreational-use initiative in Florida. Thanks for reading!


Young Professionals Network Video Series with Kimberly Sumner

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:57

A group of young professionals sits down with Kimberly Sumner to discuss the challenges that are presented in the early stages of a career.


Judge Said He Expects Quick DC Circuit Ruling on McGahn in Pausing Trump Tax Returns Fight

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:11

U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden said he feared a ruling could get ahead of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit as it handles similar issues in a subpoena fight over testimony for former White House counsel Donald McGahn, according to a transcript of Tuesday's teleconference.


DOJ Warns Search Warrant Ruling Could 'Seriously Disrupt' Investigations

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 14:21

The U.S. Justice Department is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to reconsider a ruling that questioned the government's use of a "filter team" to review files taken from a law firm as part of a criminal investigation.


AI Hiring Tools Are Becoming Common—Just Not in Legal

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 13:00

Observers say AI's regulations, applicability and bias concerns keep many firms away from leveraging advanced tech tools during the hiring phase.


Harvard Law Students Protest Paul Weiss Over Exxon Ties

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:37

Thirty first-year law students are urging their peers to avoid recruiting events with Paul Weiss due to the firm's role representing Exxon Mobil in climate change litigation.


My Weekday Workout: Ice Miller's Robert Gauss

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:17

"It helps in my fight against being old, overweight and slow."


10 Top Strategies for Retaining Tomorrow's Talent

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:06

All lawyers want to be wanted and valued by their firms. It has become apparent that tomorrow's legal talent requires even more hand-holding than previous generations. They want to understand why and what's the payoff of their efforts. By creating a firm culture that addresses these concerns you will heighten your firm's ability to retain precious talent.


Judge Peck: There's Still a Misconception That Eyes-On Review is the 'Gold Standard'

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:00

As part of the Legalweek 2020 Q&A series, Legaltech News speaks with retired federal judge Andrew Peck on issues with biometric data, the 502(d) order's "get out of jail free" card, and more.


Budweiser Names a New Head of Legal

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 09:09

Timiko Cranwell joins as director of legal and corporate affairs.


Robot Court Reporters?, Impeachment Trial Nears, Inside Astros Cheating Scandal: The Morning Minute

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 06:00

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


In Fight Over Frozen Head, Quinn Emanuel Heats Up the Stakes

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 00:44

This is a lawsuit about a frozen head. And it involves Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan founder John Quinn. Need I say more?


Roberts Expects 'Business as Usual' at SCOTUS as Impeachment Trial Ramps Up

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 00:12

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. will be assisted by counselor to the chief justice, Jeffrey Minear, and other court staff as well as one of his law clerks.


Reed Smith Raids Five Rivals for Brussels Launch

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 00:01

The law firm is hiring in partners from Norton Rose Fulbright, Shearman & Sterling and other as part of its launch.


Labor of Law: 'OK Boomer,' Said Chief Justice Roberts | 'Arbitration-Hostile' California | Pharma Noncompete Quarrel | Baker Hostetler Partner Gets Court Nod

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 00:00

Welcome to Labor of Law. We've got a spotlight on the age-discrimination argument at the US Supreme Court. Plus, a new petition at the court confronts "arbitration hostile" California. Scroll down for Who Got the Work, and a roundup of major headlines for the L&E community. Thanks for reading!