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Strong Financial Finish for Firms, Bigger Big Four, Fix for What Ails Ericsson: The Morning Minute

Law.com Newswire - 1 hour 21 min ago

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

Categories: General Law

Richest Law Firms' Edge Fades as Industry Insiders Predict Strong 2020

Law.com Newswire - 1 hour 21 min ago

A report from Citi Private Bank and Hildebrandt Consulting found that firms progressively improved their financial performance after a slow start to 2019. That's a good sign for the coming year.

Categories: General Law

KPMG Law Expands to China With Shanghai Corporate Team

Law.com Newswire - 1 hour 41 min ago

The accounting giant launches Shanghai SF Lawyers with a group from China's Grandall Law Firm, led by senior partner Paula Yu.

Categories: General Law

Skilled in the Art: Supreme Court Can CVSG but It Can't Hide From Section 101 + A PTAB Precedent, If You Can Keep It

Law.com Newswire - Tue, 2019-12-10 21:57

The Supreme Court is definitely going to weigh in again soon on Section 101, maybe.

Categories: General Law

Trump Picks Jessie Liu, DC's US Attorney, for Treasury Sanctions Post | Self-Reporting? Have No Fear, Feds Say | Amazon's Dig at Trump | Who Got the Work

Law.com Newswire - Tue, 2019-12-10 21:00

Trump's picked Jessie Liu, the U.S. attorney for D.C., for a key sanctions post at US Treasury. Plus: law firms are snagging government officials with national security experience. Scroll down for our weekly feature Who Got the Work, and for all the notable moves. Thanks for reading!

Categories: General Law

LA Associate, Linklaters Crypto Expert Move Forward With 'Mommy Track' Suit Against MoFo

Law.com Newswire - Tue, 2019-12-10 18:02

Los Angeles associate Sherry William and Linklaters senior counsel Joshua Ashley Klayman withdrew their request to proceed anonymously in a lawsuit claiming that Morrison & Foerster discriminates against pregnant women and new mothers.

Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: Law student wins Dr Pepper’s $100K tuition contest; lawyer makes Miss Universe top 10

ABA Journal - Tue, 2019-12-10 18:00

A quick strong arm earns law student six figures

Tyler Gordon, a 3L at West Virginia University College of Law, on Saturday won $100,000 from…

Categories: General Law

Avenatti Seeks to Exclude Evidence of Personal Finances From Nike Extortion Trial

Law.com Newswire - Tue, 2019-12-10 17:26

Avenatti claims he was merely doing his job as an advocate for his client, and said he plans to subpoena Nike over its payment practices. Trial in the case is set to begin Jan. 21.

Categories: General Law

Ericsson Is Counting on Laurie Waddy to Fix Compliance Woes

Law.com Newswire - Tue, 2019-12-10 17:25

The Swedish telecom giant appears to have placed the company's fate in the hands of its recently hired chief compliance officer along with chief legal officer Xavier Dedullen.

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Prosecutor Hoping for 2020 Trial in Mayer Brown Partner's Killing

Law.com Newswire - Tue, 2019-12-10 17:12

John Gately III is accused of murdering his brother-in-law, Mayer Brown appellate practice founder Stephen Shapiro, in August 2018.

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Hueston Hennigan Sues to Revive Hotline for Detained Immigrants Featured on 'Orange Is the New Black'

Law.com Newswire - Tue, 2019-12-10 17:05

The firm's lawyers write that in "the most perverse form of art imitating life imitating art" the government shut down free access to the hotline after it appeared in a plotline in the popular Netflix prison series.

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In Suit Against Kilpatrick Townsend Partner Pair, Mystery Recruiter ID'd as James Wilson

Law.com Newswire - Tue, 2019-12-10 16:50

"I don't think he wanted people in the legal industry knowing he sued his former clients," said a defense attorney in the breach of contract suit Partners Legal Search filed over a search fee.

Categories: General Law

Drunk Partners, Pat Cipollone and Vanna White

Law.com Newswire - Tue, 2019-12-10 16:34

Pour yourself a glass of bubbly, kick back and enjoy these news quickies.

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Sanctions motion by BigLaw firm alleges plaintiffs made up pay-bias claims ‘out of whole cloth’

ABA Journal - Tue, 2019-12-10 15:34
Jones Day has filed a motion seeking sanctions against plaintiffs who filed a $200 million lawsuit alleging that the law firm discriminates based…
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Ex-FBI Lawyer Lisa Page, Taunted by Trump, Accuses DOJ of Violating Her Privacy by Leaking Texts

Law.com Newswire - Tue, 2019-12-10 14:58

Page has hired Arnold & Porter's Amy Jeffress and Kaitlin Konkel for the lawsuit.

Categories: General Law

SoCal Prosecutor Patrick Bumatay Confirmed to Ninth Circuit Seat

Law.com Newswire - Tue, 2019-12-10 14:48

Bumatay, whose nomination was opposed by California's Democratic senators, is the first openly gay appellate judge and the first of Filipino descent appointed by President Donald Trump.

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'What Kind of a Statute Is That?' DOJ Faces Skeptical Supreme Court in $12B Obamacare Dispute

Law.com Newswire - Tue, 2019-12-10 13:45

"Why doesn't the government have to pay its contracts like everyone else?" Justice Stephen Breyer asked at one point during Tuesday's arguments.

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General Counsel for Swiss Pharma Giant Roche Is Stepping Down

Law.com Newswire - Tue, 2019-12-10 13:34

Gottlieb Keller will retire in March after serving as GC for more than a decade. His successor, Claudia Bo ckstiegel, is being promoted from her post as legal head of Roche's diagnostics division.

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After Posting 'OK To Be White' Fliers, Law Student Kicked Out of School

Law.com Newswire - Tue, 2019-12-10 13:31

Police say the former student at Oklahoma City University School of Law does not pose a physical threat to the campus.

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The Top 10 Emerging Legal Tech Hot Spots: The Surprises and Debatable Omissions

Law.com Newswire - Tue, 2019-12-10 13:30

Cities across the U.S., Europe and Asia were listed as emerging legal tech hot spots by a new report from the U.K.'s Law Society. But the list was equally notable for the localities it left out as those it included.

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