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

1 hour 22 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

1 hour 22 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

         
Categories: General Law

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

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.

         
Categories: General Law

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

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.

         
Categories: General Law

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

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

Tue, 2019-12-10 16:34

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

         
Categories: General Law

Ex-FBI Lawyer Lisa Page, Taunted by Trump, Accuses DOJ of Violating Her Privacy by Leaking Texts

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

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.

         
Categories: General Law

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

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.

         
Categories: General Law

General Counsel for Swiss Pharma Giant Roche Is Stepping Down

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.

         
Categories: General Law

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

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.

         
Categories: General Law

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

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.

         
Categories: General Law

Former Justice Dept. Leaders Slam Barr's Commentary on Inspector General's Report

Tue, 2019-12-10 11:06

"This is the first attorney general in the history of presidential impeachment proceedings to enlist as a partisan warrior on behalf of a President," one former DOJ lawyer said in a statement issued by the conservative legal group Checks & Balances.

         
Categories: General Law

Manhattan Judge Clears Exxon in NY AG's Lawsuit Over Accounting for Climate Change Risks

Tue, 2019-12-10 10:32

The decision came with one caveat, with Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barry Ostrager saying the decision does not represent a vindication of Exxon Mobil's environmental stewardship. But he said the case implicated securities fraud, not the environmental footprint of the energy company.

         
Categories: General Law

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