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Ex-Vedder Price Shareholder Accused of Faking Invoices, Double-billing

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 14:22

Attorney disciplinary authorities say Robert Hankes was fired from the firm after he allegedly used fabricated invoices to channel more than $130,000 into a bogus account.

         

Competition for Law Dean Jobs Heats Up

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 14:21

More people are vying for deanships as law school enrollment numbers have stabilized, experts say.

         

NYCLA Hosts 'Solving the Problem of Innocent People Pleading Guilty'

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 14:13

Rodney Roberts discussed his experiences after pleading guilty to a crime he did not commit.

         

'Easy to Make Up Cases There's a Lie in': Justices Question DOJ's 'Bridgegate' Convictions

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 13:36

The case Kelly v. United States could prove another setback for prosecutors at the U.S. Supreme Court.

         

Manhattan Prosecutor Says Voir Dire in Harvey Weinstein Criminal Trial Should Stay Open

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 13:13

Weinstein defense attorney Arthur Aidala of Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins argued that the small-group stage should instead include one-on-one questioning out of public view.

         

Lateral Partner Survey Casts Doubt on Compensation as King

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 09:00

In a survey conducted by Major, Lindsey & Africa, lateral partners put firm culture and practice support ahead of anticipated compensation when considering a new firm.

         

Big Law's Booze Chaperones, Slaughters Bans Ski Trips, Confidence Slides: The Morning Minute

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 06:00

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

         

KPMG Raids Big Four Rival for German Legal Team

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 04:45

The auditing giant has expanded its legal energy consulting practice.

         

Corporate Counsel Women of Color, Hogan Lovells Partner to Advance Diversity Goals

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 00:07

The global bar association dedicated to serving women of color in-house lawyers and the law firm have entered into a three-year partnership to further diversity initiatives.

         

'Millions of Arbitration Agreements' Threatened in California, SCOTUS Petition Asserts

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 17:47

Paul Weiss partner Kannon Shanmugam told the justices: "The California Supreme Court once again thumbed its nose at the Federal Arbitration Act and this court."

         

Jussie Smollett Probe Draws In Big Law Power Players

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 17:01

The aftermath of the Empire actor's prosecution is making work for Winston's Dan Webb, Steptoe's Michael Bromwich and former Chicago federal judge Reuben Castillo, now at Akerman.

         

Harvard Law Professor Sues New York Times for 'Clickbait Defamation' Over Jeffrey Epstein

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 17:01

Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig claimed The New York Times defamed him for clicks.

         

Ex-Kasowitz Benson SF Partner Alleges Firm Underpaid Amid Cash-Flow Problems

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 16:15

A second former partner in Kasowitz Benson Torres sued the firm in California, alleging he was underpaid and fired without notice, just days after a Texas lawyer made similar allegations.

         

Okla. AG Sues 3 Pharmaceutical Distributors Over the Opioid Crisis

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 16:09

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter, who obtained a $475 million judgment last year against opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, filed a lawsuit on Monday against AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp., McKesson Corp. and Cardinal Health Inc.

         

Jack in the Box Promotes General Counsel Ahead of Chief Legal Officer's Exit

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 15:49

The San Diego-based restaurant chain announced on Monday that Sarah Super was elevated from vice president to senior VP and also appointed chief risk officer. She'll continue to serve as general counsel as the chief legal officer plans to leave next month.

         

More Law Firm Leaders Wary of 2020 as Confidence Levels Dip

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 15:35

Respondents to a Citi Private Bank survey managed to combine macroeconomic jitters with faith in their own firms.

         

FDA's Top Lawyer Says Theranos Case Places 'Unprecedented' Discovery Strain on Agency

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 15:27

Stacy Amin, chief counsel of the Food and Drug Administration, appeared by telephone Monday at a hearing in San Jose where federal prosecutors were asking to extend a court-ordered deadline for the agency to hand over a trove of documents requested by lawyers for Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and her co-defendant to April 30.

         

Patenting Diagnostic Tests: Can We Expect Changes?

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 15:26

This article discusses the jurisprudence applied to determining patent eligibility of claims for diagnostic methods, and the expectation for changes in analysis of patent eligibility under §101 in the near future.

         

King & Spalding's New Hire Has Clerked for 3 U.S. Supreme Court Justices

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 14:48

Paul Mezzina is one of several coveted attorneys recently nabbed by the firm, including former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

         

Law Grads Who Falsely Failed Bar Persevere in Suit Against Tech Firm

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 14:13

A federal court affirmed a ruling that software firm ILG Technologies' contract with Georgia's Office of Bar Admissions provided no means of recovery for test takers who were erroneously given failing scores.

         

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