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Pierce Bainbridge Dusts Off Arbitration Clause in Fight With Ex-Partner

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 14:02

Nearly eight months after Pierce Bainbridge and its former partner Donald Lewis traded public allegations of extreme misconduct, the law firm said it just learned that Lewis signed an arbitration agreement.


AI Implementation Isn't Just 'Picking a Technology and Installing It'

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 11:30

As part of the Legalweek 2020 Q&A series, Legaltech News speaks with Martha Louks, director of technology services at McDermott Will & Emery, about AI's importance to knowledge management, looking out for AI hype, and more.


Circuits Split and Judges Squabble as Courts Confront National Injunctions

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 11:25

Appeals judges are repeatedly confronted with deciding whether a policy should be paused nationally to give litigation a chance to unfold.


Sixth Circuit Grants Rare Petition for Rehearing En Banc in Abortion Case

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 10:00

The order granting rehearing means the Sixth Circuit will decide a case involving the hot topic of abortion in the upcoming election year. And, no matter which way the case is decided, it means the U.S. Supreme Court will likely face the prospect of another cert petition in an abortion case the near future.


Drug Prices in TV Ads on the Docket, Wachtell Leads M&A Pack, Trump's Judges: The Morning Minute

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 06:00

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


Slaughters Bans Work Ski Trips Following Harassment Claim

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 05:54

The move follows a risk review of staff behavior during social events.


Linklaters Enlists Sober Chaperones to Oversee Boozy Events

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:27

The Magic Circle firm's plan went into effect over the holidays.


SCOTUS Passes on Reviewing Patent Eligibility

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 00:58

Bucking the solicitor general's and Federal Circuit's urging, the U.S. Supreme Court won't take medical diagnostics case—or two other Section 101 cases where it had sought the SG's views, which means Congress is now more likely to get involved.


'New Law' Startup Atrium Slashing Legal Group, Ex-GC Says

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 00:37

The company pulled in $65 million in venture capital from Andreessen Horowitz and other backers less than two years ago.


The DC Circuit Sounds Ready to Block a Trump Administration Drug Pricing Rule

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 00:32

Two of the judges said they don't believe the administration has the authority to enact a rule requiring drug manufacturers to include prescription drug prices in TV ads.


Surveillance Court Picks Ex-DOJ Leader David Kris to Review FBI Reforms

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 19:32

"The FBI is committed to working with the court and DOJ to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the FISA process," FBI Director Christopher Wray told the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in a declaration Friday.


CNN Agrees to Pay Record $76 Million to End 17-Year Labor Dispute

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 18:37

The National Labor Relations Board said the resolution is its largest in history.


Skilled in the Art: All Quiet on Section 101 + Sonos to Hit Replay on Patent Eligibility + Quinn Emanuel's Next Round With Facebook Over Messaging

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 18:36

No action on patent eligibility today at the Supreme Court.


Carnival's First Compliance Officer Rushing to Prove Value of New Centralized System

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 17:16

Six months on the job, Peter Anderson, Carnival's first chief ethics and compliance officer, is fixing the cruise line's compliance system that was so broken a federal judge once threatened to jail its top executives.


Watchtell Leads the Pack in Global M&A Value as Kirkland Keeps Its Volume Edge

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 16:16

Just 73 transactions accounted for $644 billion in deal value for Wachtell last year, while Kirkland handled a whopping 692 deals totaling $506 billion, according to Refinitiv.


Tear Down the Window-Dressing: Big Law Policies That Actually Support Women

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 15:54

A "piling on" of slights and inequities over time drives women from law firms, a study by ALM and the ABA shows, and men and women vastly differ in how they view the success of firms' policies to address the problem.


White House AI Guidelines Could Prove More Helpful for Developers Than Regulators

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 15:29

The White House released a set of 10 principles intended to help agencies as they approach the regulation of AI, but there may still be some important concerns that either didn't make the cut or receive enough attention.


Alphabet Chief Legal Officer David Drummond Is Retiring

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 14:19

The Google parent company notified the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday that Drummond is retiring, effective Jan. 31.


'Ian Was No Different From You': Wife Says Legal Marketer's Suicide Is a Lesson in Addressing Mental Health Challenges

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 13:30

Ian Turvill was coping with his struggles until he wasn't, his wife Dr. Marny Turvill explains. From her painful experience, she offers tips to individuals for making positive changes.


Boeing 777 Crash Victims Must Pursue Claims in Malaysia, Appeals Court Rules

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 10:59

Families of the victims in the 2014 crash will not be able to litigate their case in U.S. federal court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Friday.