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Steven Menashi's Confirmation Flips Second Circuit to GOP-Appointed Majority

Thu, 2019-11-14 14:29

The Senate confirmed Menashi 51 to 41, largely along party lines.

Categories: General Law

How I Made Partner: DLA Piper's Amanda Fitzsimmons

Thu, 2019-11-14 13:59

"Don't let your career happen to you. You should develop your career with intention."

Categories: General Law

If You Speak Like a Lawyer, Do You Think Like One?

Thu, 2019-11-14 11:38

Law school may be better at teaching us to talk like lawyers than it is at the loftier, near-mythical aspiration of teaching us to think like lawyers.

Categories: General Law

Determining Who Should Serve As the Billing Partner

Thu, 2019-11-14 11:23

Due to a law firm's team-oriented approach to business development and client service efforts, it is not always clear who should logically and most efficiently serve as the billing partner for a client or a particular client matter. A person should only be a billing partner if he or she is or will be performing the functions outline herein.

Categories: General Law

Man Sues Ex-Girlfriend for Breaking up With Him (And Gets Big Law Partner to File the Case)

Thu, 2019-11-14 09:56

News flash: Money (or expensive handbags plus bracelets and trips to Europe) can't buy you love.

Categories: General Law

Linklaters Flexi-Lawyer Head Leaves After Just Weeks In the Role

Thu, 2019-11-14 06:54

The Magic Circle firm will not replace its outgoing global head of alternative legal services, who only took up the role in October.

Categories: General Law

Four Law Firms, Two Mergers?, Spotlight on 'Snap' Decisions, Piece of Your Mind, Please: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2019-11-14 06:00

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

Categories: General Law

'Death by a Thousand Cuts': Why Are Women Leaving Big Law?

Thu, 2019-11-14 05:00

A survey of more than 1,200 senior attorneys found that women leave Big Law because of law firm operational policies and implicit bias.

Categories: General Law

Wells Fargo General Counsel Allen Parker Leaving to Pursue Other Opportunities

Thu, 2019-11-14 00:41

Parker, who served as interim CEO and lost his bid to make it permanent, is leaving the company March 31 "to pursue other business opportunities," the company said Thursday.

Categories: General Law

What's In a Name for Law Schools? Money. Lots of It.

Thu, 2019-11-14 00:06

Legal education has been late to the naming rights game, but a growing number of law schools are rebranding after securing major donations. It's a trend experts expect to pick up, even among the top echelon of law schools.

Categories: General Law

Law School Naming Rights 60 Years in the Making

Thu, 2019-11-14 00:03

Most of the the law schools that rebranded in recognition of major donors during the past two decades netted gifts between $20 million and $50 million, our analysis shows. But two law schools have broken the nine-figure threshold in the past five years.

Categories: General Law

Labor of Law: US Supreme Court Spurns DOJ's Position Against EEOC | Littler Opens in Singapore | MetLife, McDonald's Face New Suits | Perkins Coie New Hire

Thu, 2019-11-14 00:00

Thanks for dropping by Labor of Law, part of's suite of practice briefings. This week we're looking at the Justice Department's switched-up position—against the EEOC—in a case at the US Supreme Court. Plus, scroll down for Who Got the Work, and notable headlines. Thanks for reading!

Categories: General Law

Faegre Baker Daniels, Drinker Biddle in Merger Talks

Wed, 2019-11-13 19:52

The combined firm would have nearly 1,200 lawyers and over 400 equity partners in 22 offices.

Categories: General Law

Troutman Aims for Big Law Big Leagues With Pepper Merger

Wed, 2019-11-13 18:22

The merger could create a new Am Law 50 firm, expanding Troutman's practice offerings and giving it a strong foothold in the Northeast. It would also help out Pepper Hamilton, which has seen falling revenue and head count.

Categories: General Law

As El Paso Walmart Reopens, Lawyers Represent 36 Plaintiffs After Mass Shooting

Wed, 2019-11-13 17:58

Walmart's defense counsel, Laura Enriquez of El Paso, is facing off against a group of plaintiffs attorneys from across Texas who have been seeking pre-lawsuit discovery about potential claims that Walmart was negligent by not providing proper security for the El Paso store.

Categories: General Law

At Mount Sinai Hospitals, In-House Lawyers Are Helping to Heal Patients Too

Wed, 2019-11-13 17:22

The in-house legal team helped establish and are expanding the Mount Sinai Medical-Legal Partnership, which brings pro bono lawyers to work with the system's neediest patients on issues including housing, education, immigration and personal safety issues.

Categories: General Law

Heads Up:'s Mental Health and Substance Abuse Survey Coming Your Way

Wed, 2019-11-13 17:07

Our intent is not to annoy you with emails, but instead to gather as much information as possible about this highly important topic.

Categories: General Law

Roger Stone's Lawyers Offer Final Defense to Jurors: 'So What?'

Wed, 2019-11-13 16:56

The jury is expected to begin deliberations Thursday.

Categories: General Law

House Impeachment Lawyers Duel as Witness Testimony Goes Public

Wed, 2019-11-13 15:06

Former federal prosecutor Daniel Goldman led questioning for Democrats, pitting him against Republican counterpart Stephen Castor, a former commercial litigator at Blank Rome. Both lawyers aimed to use witness testimony from William Taylor and George Kent to make broader points.

Categories: General Law

What's Next: Does America Need A Federal Privacy Agency? + Spies in the Valley + California Spills Details

Wed, 2019-11-13 14:51

Lawyers are sounding off on the push to create a federal agency to oversee user privacy.

Categories: General Law