As protests over the death of George Floyd raged in recent days, ALM photographers were on the ground capturing the events as they unfolded across three cities.
Protests across the U.S. are making companies answer to what they plan to do about diversity, inclusion and equity, and they may tap their in-house counsel to take that charge. Plus, in-house counsel deal with looting at their companies' storefronts while a Kimberly-Clark deputy GC looks for dialogue after her son is racially profiled at a Sonic Drive-In restaurant.
The dramatic decline in court filings coincides with sweeping changes to the legal system brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In-House Lawyer, Trial Attorney Call Out Sonic Drive-In General Counsel After Alleged Racial Profiling Incident
"They have a diversity statement on their website. All companies do. The question is, 'Do they live up to it with the actions that they take?'"
McDonald's lawyer Jonathan Bunge, of Quinn Emanuel, admitted he was "incensed" that workers didn't raise their concerns with governmental agencies before filing a lawsuit.
In this Q&A, Roger Quillen discusses employers' shifting legal needs, demand fluctuations and an expected surfeit of employment-related work bigger than his firm has ever seen.
A series of petitions at the court now urge the justices to reconsider, restrict or abolish the judge-made doctrine of qualified immunity.
What's Next: Does the AI Commission Care About Our Privacy? + Telehealth's Post-Pandemic Future + Uber Shaves Down Legal Team
Privacy might not be the top concern for a Congressionally appointed commission that could shape the future of AI law.
The en banc order comes after a split panel of the federal appeals court ruled that Amazon could be held liable, bucking a recent trend where both the Fourth and Sixth circuits ruled in favor of the company on the same issue.
The coronavirus pandemic has upended the law school application cycle, but some experts predict a surge in late applicants hoping to ride out the rough job market.
Critical Mass: Which COVID-19 Lawsuits Could End Up in MDLs? Report Finds Product Liability Lawsuits Are on the Rise. Find Out Who's Repping Universities in Refund Class Actions.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create more potential MDLs, with new motions filed over ticket refunds and bank loans.
Israel's litigation funding sector has grown in the past year, with U.K. and U.S. funders setting up in the region.
Black attorneys and legal industry leaders recounted their own experiences with racism and their hopes for the future.
Seventy percent of chief executives surveyed said that an ideal general counsel should serve as both a strategic business partner at the company and as an important member of its leadership team, but only 55% of those CEOs said that their current GC fills those roles.
Many ALSPs are attempting to increase the complexity of their service offerings to capture a bigger slice of the market, but the skilled labor and extra attention those tasks often require could threaten any cost advantages they may have over law firms.
Compliance Hot Spots: DOJ Wants 'Empowered' Compliance Programs | Flynn Case Puts Spotlight on Power of Judges | King & Spalding Resists DQ Motion | Who Got the Work
Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots. The US Justice Department has made some changes to its compliance guidance, and we've got a snapshot below. Plus: King & Spalding is fighting a disqualification motion, and Baker McKenzie has bolstered its white-collar team. Scroll down for headlines and more. Thanks for reading!