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Panel: Becoming a Chief Diversity Officer Comes With Unexpected Challenges

Mon, 2019-10-14 18:18

Becoming a chief diversity officer at a major corporation or a law firm requires more than just a passion for equality and coming up with diversity and inclusion policies, a panel at the Minority Corporate Counsel Association's 2019 Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference in New York said Monday.

Categories: General Law

Partner Involved in Mercy Corps Sex Abuse Investigation Resigns From Davis Wright Tremaine

Mon, 2019-10-14 17:02

Robert Newell resigned from Mercy Corps' board last week after a newspaper investigation found that the nonprofit failed to take action to address serious allegations against its founder.

Categories: General Law

Expert Says New European Whistleblower Protections 'Leave the US in the Dust'

Mon, 2019-10-14 16:39

The European Union has approved sweeping new protections for whistleblowers and is sending the new rules on to member countries to adapt them into the countries' own laws.

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Hourly Billing Rates, Latest Engagements: New and Notable FARA Filings

Mon, 2019-10-14 16:09

New filings from DLA Piper, Williams & Connolly and other firms offer a glimpse at partner and associate rates. The Justice Department projects that, by the end of the year, about 1,000 individuals will have registered as foreign agents, twice the total in 2016.

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Federal Judge and His Clerk Are Redefining Work for Lawyer Moms

Mon, 2019-10-14 15:34

U.S. District Judge Rodolfo Ruiz and law clerk Fabiana Cohen discuss navigating the legal workday in a way that doesn't require rigid daytime face time.

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Military Tech Company Cubic Names New General Counsel

Mon, 2019-10-14 14:53

Hilary Hageman, a former Defense Department attorney, joins Cubic after having held in-house leadership roles for two other federal government contractors in the information technology and defense sectors.

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Fourth Circuit Rules that Website's Unauthorized Posting of Stock Photograph Was Not 'Fair Use'

Mon, 2019-10-14 12:00

The decision in 'Brammer v. Violent Hues' sheds some light on when re-posting will be a "fair use" and when it will give rise to liability.

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The California Consumer Privacy Act: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask -- 100 Days Out

Mon, 2019-10-14 11:58

Part One of a Two-Part Article Responses to questions businesses frequently ask about the impacts of the CCPA. Implementation challenges inevitably will arise as a company works to apply these new requirements to its business practices. The time is now to start preparing for the CCPA, as well as for other new U.S. privacy laws that are likely to follow.

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Legal's Risk Aversion and Limited Tech Talent Are Inflating IT Costs

Mon, 2019-10-14 10:30

The legal industry is the top overspender for IT, according to a new survey. But that statistic might change for the notoriously risk adverse industry if it looks for outside help and demands greater pricing transparency.

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Who Says You Can't Indict a President?, Bill Lee and His Harvard Win, Big SCOTUS Term: The Morning Minute

Mon, 2019-10-14 07:00

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

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UK Firm Latest to Make Brexit Contingency Move With Paris Plan

Mon, 2019-10-14 05:58

The firm has registered its French office as an independent organization rather as a branch.

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Court Tosses $700K Verdict Against Eagles Over Injured Cowboys Fan

Mon, 2019-10-14 01:56

In a published ruling that could prove instructive in other premises liability cases, the Pennsylvania Superior Court addressed a question that proved more complex than most football fans would probably guess: How likely is it that there will be a physical altercation between Eagles fans and Cowboys fans at Lincoln Financial Field?

Categories: General Law's Circuit Court Spotlight: We've Got You Covered, Counselor

Mon, 2019-10-14 01:47

Our new columns bring you insight and analysis from top appellate lawyers practicing in federal appeals courts nationwide.

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Bill Lee Dissects His Harvard Win

Fri, 2019-10-11 18:57

So what's it like to score a win for the Big-H in such a high-profile trial?

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Louis Lehot Let Go From DLA Piper Following Sexual Assault Allegations

Fri, 2019-10-11 18:51

"The firm has concluded for various reasons that it is in the best interest of the firm that we part ways with Louis Lehot," leadership said in a firmwide email Friday.

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Cooley Counts on Culture—and Training—to Build Lawyers' Business Chops

Fri, 2019-10-11 18:44

The firm prides itself on a entrepreneurial approach, but that doesn't mean young lawyers are expected to learn business development all on their own.

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'Unimaginable' for Local DAs to Probe President, Trump Lawyers Say in Bid to Toss Grand Jury Subpoena

Fri, 2019-10-11 17:53

"There has been broad bipartisan agreement, for decades if not centuries, that a sitting President cannot be subjected to criminal process," Trump's lawyers wrote.

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Reed Smith, Bear Stearns Funds Settle $500 Million Legal Malpractice Suit

Fri, 2019-10-11 17:42

The legal malpractice complaint accused the funds' former lawyers at Reed Smith of pressing forward with a fruitless lawsuit despite having realized months before that they had probably waited too long to sue.

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Guilty: 1 Convicted in Law Professor's Murder, Mistrial for Co-Defendant

Fri, 2019-10-11 17:37

A Florida jury convicted Miami resident Sigfredo Garcia of first-degree murder in the death of Florida State University law professor Dan Markel. But jurors couldn't reach a decision on co-defendant Katherine Magbanua.

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College Grad Pleads Guilty to Running Ponzi Scheme From Frat House

Fri, 2019-10-11 16:50

A University of Georgia graduate duped fellow students, alumni and their families of about $1 million in what federal prosecutors said was a classic Ponzi scheme.

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