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DLA Piper Partner Who Alleged Assault Pulls Kamala Harris Into Arbitration Dispute

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 01:07

Harris, who is married to a DLA Piper partner, has called out mandatory arbitration in the past.


Sandy Hook Families Hire Ex-Solicitor General Verrilli for Fight With Gunmaker Remington

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 18:31

Verrilli is leading the plaintiffs' case before the U.S. Supreme Court, as Remington argues that federal law protects it from liability in the 2012 school shooting.


In Theranos Civil Case, Cooley Says Elizabeth Holmes Has Growing Unpaid Legal Bill

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 16:56

Cooley's Stephen Neal, John Dwyer and Jeffrey Lombard have asked to bow out of a civil case in Arizona federal court, saying Holmes hasn't paid them in more than a year and likely won't be able to going forward.


Paul Weiss Pokes Gibson Dunn in New SCOTUS Brief in Consumer Bureau Case

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 16:17

Paul Weiss appellate leader Kannon Shanmugam wants the U.S. Supreme Court to take his challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The court received a new and competing petition, from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, a few days ago.


Peter Thiel's Venture Capital Fund Lobs Accusations at Ex-General Counsel, 'Wonder Years' Actress

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 16:13

Crystal McKellar, former child actress and top lawyer for Thiel's Mithril Capital Management, described the firm as "swampy" and alleges that its co-founder, Ajay Royan, lied to investors.


Stressed Out, Left Out: Law Firm Staff Suffering in Silence

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 15:47

As part of our Minds Over Matters project, reporter Dylan Jackson focuses on how legal professionals, including marketing directors, business developers and law firm administrators, often feel under-appreciated and misunderstood at work.


Legal Jobs Decline as Broader Professional Services Sector Sees Gains

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 15:00

The latest U.S. jobs report showed the legal sector lagging behind other industries.


Skadden and Weil, After 60,000 Hours, Near End of Innocence Project Backlog

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 14:55

The two Am Law 100 firms and the Innocence Project are close to clearing the group's backlog of thousands of requests for assistance.


Say Your Piece, Supreme Court Advocates. But Only for Two Minutes

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 14:29

The U.S. Supreme Court's hot bench will cool down, at least for the opening two minutes of an advocate's argument, according to a new guide. "Let's see how long it lasts," one scholar says.


Hispanic National Bar Association to Focus on Ensuring Integrity of 2020 Election

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 14:18

In a Q&A, incoming HNBA President Irene Oria spoke about the election, diversity in the law, the Helms-Burton Act and the importance of unity in the Latino community.