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The Smart Money Looks To Legal Tech

1 hour 56 min ago

Who's better positioned than law firms and their leaders to evaluate investment opportunities in this growing market segment?

Categories: General Law Litigation Trendspotter: Amid COVID-19, State Courts Battle Budget Cuts, Backlogs and Attorney Backlash

5 hours 58 min ago

As state courts across the country struggle with the logistical—and, in some instances, constitutional—challenges associated with both remote and in-person proceedings, they're also dealing with slashed budgets, growing case backlogs and criticism from attorneys eager to get back to some semblance of business as usual.

Categories: General Law

2020 Election Prompts More Lawyers to Speak Up

6 hours 58 min ago

An increasing number of lawyers in Big Law and elsewhere are politically outspoken this year, while Joe Biden has an overwhelming share of the legal industry's financial contributions.

Categories: General Law

'Why It Happened and Who Was Responsible': What's Next in the Case Barring Federal Agents From Targeting Journalists at Portland Protests

Thu, 2020-10-29 20:27

Matthew Borden of San Francisco-based BraunHagey & Borden helped win an injunction that was affirmed at the Ninth Circuit. But Borden says the case isn't over yet.

Categories: General Law

Judge Shuts Down Last-Ditch Effort to Block Trump's Alleged Voter Intimidation Actions

Thu, 2020-10-29 18:51

U.S. District Senior Judge Richard Leon said the case "has more holes in it than a piece of Swiss cheese."

Categories: General Law

Budget Planning for In-House Counsel During Uncertain Times

Thu, 2020-10-29 17:56

"If we step back, all of this is really about the right people doing the right work," said former Microsoft Corp. assistant general counsel Lucy Bassli, founder of consulting firm InnoLegal Services.

Categories: General Law

Higher Law: State Voters Weigh Marijuana Measures | Firms Critique DEA Hemp Rules | Jason Klein Joins Rimon Law

Thu, 2020-10-29 17:00

Welcome to Higher Law! This week we're looking at marijuana measures on state ballots, thousands of responses to DEA hemp rules, Rimon Law's new cannabis law partner, and banks' continued reluctance to serve marijuana clients. Thanks for reading!

Categories: General Law

Is It Over Yet? How The 2020 Election Is Politicizing, Stressing Out Legal Professionals

Thu, 2020-10-29 16:00

A survey found that the upcoming election is weighing heavily on legal professionals, and pushing many to openly express their political views. Still, political conflicts in the workplace are rare. Legal professionals' personal lives, however, is another story.

Categories: General Law

Asian Companies Are In the Market for Litigation Funders for Corporate Financing

Thu, 2020-10-29 15:29

The pandemic has created the perfect storm for funders. To create more liquidity, companies are either filing or dusting off claims and collecting on judgments and awards.

Categories: General Law Barometer: New Law is Big Law's Next Big Global Threat

Thu, 2020-10-29 15:00

Markets that were previously the purview of only the largest law firms are beginning to see competition that isn't only local firms, but also fellow multinational firms presenting alternative structures.

Categories: General Law

More Law Schools Nix Classes on Election Day

Thu, 2020-10-29 14:52

At least a dozen law schools have canceled classes Nov. 3 and are encouraging students to volunteer on election matters.

Categories: General Law

Ex-Business Partner of Lev Parnas Pleads Guilty in Case Over Foreign Cash Funneled to US Campaigns

Thu, 2020-10-29 14:13

There was no indication that David Correia would be cooperating with prosecutors in the case, which is scheduled to go to trial March 1 in Manhattan federal court. However, he became the first defendant to plead guilty to new charges filed in the case stemming from the dealings of Fraud Guarantee Inc.,

Categories: General Law

Teva Sees Uptick in Suits While Ballard Tops the List of Most Active Firms: Here's What's Happening in Pa. Litigation

Thu, 2020-10-29 11:00

Legal Radar, ALM's free legal news feed, uses automation and data processing to quickly surface and summarize new federal cases. Here's what has turned up for Pennsylvania lately.

Categories: General Law

Alternative Legal Service Providers and The Art of War for Talent

Thu, 2020-10-29 08:00

Will ALSPs be able to maintain competitive pricing, culture, and strategy as they grow through expensive lateral hiring sprees? We have seen how this can play out in law firms, though ALSPs can be more highly leveraged with outside investment and they can eventually go public... but will investors see a positive ROI? Will clients?

Categories: General Law

Labor of Law: Highlights from Independent Contractor Comment Letters | Remote Work & E-Discovery | Calif. Prop 22: Docket Watch | Who Got the Work | Covid-19 Headlines: Fear the Elevator?

Thu, 2020-10-29 01:00

Welcome to Labor of law, our labor and employment dispatch spotlighting big cases, key issues and developing trends. Your feedback is welcome and appreciated — and thanks for reading!

Categories: General Law

After Schulte Files Suit Over Rent, Landlord Says Law Firms Are 'Taking Advantage' of Pandemic

Wed, 2020-10-28 21:51

The attempt by Schulte Roth "and other well-heeled, white-shoe firms to take advantage of the pandemic and not live up to their financial commitments" poses a very serious threat to New York City and its economy, said the landlord's attorney at Fried Frank.

Categories: General Law

Density and Dimensional Bonuses Allowed for Mixed-Used Properties Under the Philadelphia Zoning Code

Wed, 2020-10-28 16:44

Part One in a Series Over the years, the city government has amended the Philadelphia Zoning Code to include incentives to increase the amount of housing units as well as the size of such building structures. Over the course of several articles, we will be discussing the "zoning" bonuses a property owner can take advantage of when developing a property within city limits. This part delves into the Mixed Income Housing Bonus, Green Roof Bonus, and the Fresh Food Market Bonus.

Categories: General Law

$128M Suit Against UnitedLex Over LeClairRyan Demise Shows Outsourcing No Cure for Dying Firm

Wed, 2020-10-28 16:37

LeClairRyan was already on its last legs when it negotiated a joint venture with UnitedLex. In the end, its creditors paid the price, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

Categories: General Law