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Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton in Advanced Merger Discussions

Wed, 2019-11-13 13:56

The combined firm would have over 1,000 lawyers, nearly 300 equity partners and revenue topping $855 million.

Categories: General Law

How Strong Is the Discrimination Case Against Davis Polk?

Wed, 2019-11-13 13:29

Kaloma Cardwell's case against the prestigious law firm involves alleged acts of subtle discrimination.

Categories: General Law

Lawyers Suing Juul Pitch Need for Speed. Where the Next Several Opioid Trials Could Be. Who Did This Zantac Drug Maker Pick for Lead Counsel?

Wed, 2019-11-13 13:11

More than 40 lawyers packed a San Francisco courtroom to argue why they should lead the lawsuits against Juul.

Categories: General Law

Report Reveals Frantic Scramble After California Bar Exam Blunder

Wed, 2019-11-13 11:52

A 19-page report prepared by Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni found that a bar staffer, pressured to finish work before having to proctor the two-day exam in July, mistakenly included a list of topics in an email inviting 16 law school deans to observe a test grading session later that summer.

Categories: General Law

The Seventh Circuit's Separate Document Requirement for Injunctions

Wed, 2019-11-13 11:15

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recognized the district court's intent to provide enforceable injunctive relief was "sufficiently clear to provide appellate jurisdiction." Nonetheless, the court remanded the matter to the district court because that court's rulings failed to comply with two rules, making the scope and exercise of appellate jurisdiction uncertain.

Categories: General Law

Firms Are (Slowly) Friending Social Media Professionals

Wed, 2019-11-13 10:00

The question of how effective firms are being with the social media efforts may largely come down to the manpower they are willing to put behind a keyboard, especially as clients become too busy for face-to-face networking.

Categories: General Law

Spotlight on Impeachment—and Lawyers, Fate of 'Penn Law', Bonus Bonanza: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2019-11-13 06:00

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

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Cleary Gottlieb Hong Kong Partner Injured in Anti-Government Protests

Wed, 2019-11-13 05:01

Shuang Zhao, one of two Hong Kong partners of the Wall Street firm, was accidentally splashed with acid on Tuesday.

Categories: General Law

University Lawyer Says She Resigned Amid Racial Slur Outrage to Protect School's Top Attorneys

Wed, 2019-11-13 00:34

Caitlin Sewell said that she stepped down after two members of the university's legal department refused a directive to terminate her or demand her resignation.

Categories: General Law

What, Me Sovereign? U.S. Doesn't Invoke Immunity on HIV Patent + Could Panel Stacking Save the PTAB? + InterDigital Settles IoT Case

Tue, 2019-11-12 22:18

The federal government has fired back on two fronts against Gilead Sciences in the war over an HIV vaccine.

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Lawyers Remember Judge Conley Ingram for 'Easy Southern Charm' in Court

Tue, 2019-11-12 21:57

On the bench, Ingram was so charming that sometimes it was difficult for litigants to realize when they'd lost. "Both sides would think they'd won," recalled Cobb Superior Court Judge Robert E. Flournoy III. "He just granted summary judgment against you but he did it in such a way that you'd say, 'That's nice of you.'"

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Compliance Hot Spots: Not this CFPB Case, DOJ Tells Supreme Court | SEC Warns of Disgorgement Harms | Commerce Lags on CFIUS Front | All the New Moves

Tue, 2019-11-12 21:00

Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots, our white-collar, regulatory and compliance briefing. Feedback and tips are welcome, and appreciated. Thanks for reading!

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How Major US Firms Prepared House Impeachment Witnesses

Tue, 2019-11-12 19:06

"For these folks caught in crossfire between two political parties and two branches of government, there aren't firm answers on the legal questions," one lawyer says. Public impeachment proceedings begin Wednesday.

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Majority of General Counsel Believe a Recession Is Coming in the Next 2 Years

Tue, 2019-11-12 17:36

Seventy-six percent of chief legal officers believe that a recession is coming in the next two years and that is impacting their overall budgets, according to the 2019 Chief Legal Officer Survey published by Altman Weil on Tuesday.

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J&J Asks Oklahoma Judge to Limit Its Future Liability for Opioid Crisis

Tue, 2019-11-12 17:21

Johnson & Johnson insists that Oklahoma lawmakers should act if they want a potential $572 million court judgment for the state to extend beyond one year. The state's governor and two senior legislators filed a proposed amicus brief insisting that taxpayers shouldn't pay for the opioid crisis.

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Energizer Welcomes New Chief Legal Officer, Promotes Former General Counsel to President

Tue, 2019-11-12 16:36

The St. Louis-based battery maker has appointed a new chief legal officer and promoted a former general counsel to president.

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With a Flurry of Announcements, Bonus Season Is in Full Force

Tue, 2019-11-12 16:00

Paul Weiss, Fried Frank, and Clifford Chance are among the firms that have announced identical bonus rates—a sign that, as in years past, firms are willing to match the market leader in associate pay.

Categories: General Law

Kirkland Partner, Private Equity Trailblazer Dies at 46

Tue, 2019-11-12 15:32

Kevin Morris, who spent his entire career at Kirkland, "had a wonderfully calm, unflappable demeanor and gentle, relentless drive to succeed," the firm said.

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Justice Gorsuch Raises Key Question Against Trump's Move to Rescind DACA

Tue, 2019-11-12 15:14

Noel Francisco, the U.S. solicitor general, disputes the contention from DACA supporters that the Trump administration didn't adequately take into account "reliance interests" of hundreds of thousands of "Dreamers."

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Fallout Continues From Scandal That Toppled Latham Leader

Tue, 2019-11-12 14:30

Bill Voge stepped down as Latham & Watkins' chairman nearly two years ago. But not everyone was ready to move on.

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