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Law Firm Staffer Tear Gassed in Hong Kong as Debate Intensifies on How Firms Are Protecting Staff

Tue, 2019-11-12 13:40

Several international firms are now closing early and others are testing emergency communications as violence continues to escalate in the Asian financial hub.

Categories: General Law

Microsoft's Top Privacy Lawyer Says CCPA Should Be Strengthened

Tue, 2019-11-12 13:37

Julie Brill, who serves as Microsoft's corporate vice president and deputy general counsel for global privacy and regulatory affairs, is calling for policymakers to place "more robust accountability requirements on companies."

Categories: General Law

EU Court Rules Items From Israeli Settlements Must Be Labeled as Produced in Occupied Territories

Tue, 2019-11-12 13:07

Labels must "prevent consumers from being misled as to the fact that the State of Israel is present in the territories concerned as an occupying power and not as a sovereign entity," the Court said.

Categories: General Law

Legal Timekeeping Startup Ping Raises $13.2 Million in Series A Round

Tue, 2019-11-12 11:55

Only three years old and two years removed from Mishcon de Reya's Lab program, the company said plans to use the funding to hire new employees to its current 30 person team.

Categories: General Law

'Penn Law' Eyes Compromise Amid Outcry Over Name Change

Tue, 2019-11-12 11:41

A law school spokesman said Tuesday that "Penn" could return to the school's shorthand but that reverting to "Penn Law" is not on the table.

Categories: General Law

Keep Your Chump Change. Here Are the Largest Law School Donations on Record

Tue, 2019-11-12 11:06

Multimillion-dollar law school donations are coming fast and furious. But it will take $50 million or more to crack the list of biggest law campus gifts.

Categories: General Law

Mulvaney, Falling in Line With Trump, Drops Plan to Sue Over House Subpoena

Tue, 2019-11-12 10:54

"After further consideration, Mr. Mulvaney does not intend to pursue litigation regarding the deposition subpoena issued to him by the U.S. House of Representatives," Mulvaney's lawyer, William Pittard, said in a court filing Tuesday.

Categories: General Law

The Big Gun Rights Case SCOTUS Never Took: No Appeal for Remington Over Sandy Hook

Tue, 2019-11-12 10:00

Remington Arms Co. LLC's won't get its day before the U.S. Supreme Court, which Tuesday denied certiorari in an appeal over the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting.

Categories: General Law

Cravath Matches Milbank Bonuses, DACA on the Docket, Global Talker: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2019-11-12 06:00

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Categories: General Law

Oh, Snap! As Defendants Increase Pace of 'Snap Removals' of Lawsuits, Scrutiny Ramps Up

Mon, 2019-11-11 19:57

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Third circuits have issued rulings on the practice—which aims at bumping cases out of state court and into the federal system—in the past year, and a U.S. House subcommittee is set to hold the first congressional hearing on the topic.

Categories: General Law

Mick Mulvaney Plans His Own Bid Confronting Impeachment Testimony

Mon, 2019-11-11 19:06

Mulvaney's lawyer, William Pittard, a former acting U.S. House general counsel, withdrew his bid to join another pending case brought by former deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman.

Categories: General Law

How Texas Trial Boutique Beat Milbank's Year-End Bonus Scale

Mon, 2019-11-11 17:46

Senior associates at Austin-based trial boutique Reid Collins & Tsai have already been paid as much as $102,500 in bonuses, and salaried junior partners got up to $312,500, with another bonus payment expected by year-end.

Categories: General Law

Cravath Matches Associate Bonuses After Early Announcement From Milbank

Mon, 2019-11-11 17:05

The firm matched Milbank's bonuses, which are identical to those provided last year. First-year associates will be paid $15,000 while senior associates will take home up to $100,000.

Categories: General Law

No Bleeping Required: Jury Gets Uncensored Look at Roger Stone's Messages

Mon, 2019-11-11 14:18

Prosecutors almost seem to be relishing in the use of vulgarities in U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson's courtroom.

Categories: General Law

Judge Strikes Trump's Claims Against New York Officials in Tax Returns Lawsuit

Mon, 2019-11-11 13:55

U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols rejected the president's claims that New York state officials coordinated with House Democrats to get his state tax returns.

Categories: General Law

DOJ Lawyer Who Pushed for Citizenship Question on Census Heads Back to Jones Day

Mon, 2019-11-11 13:01

John Gore will be reunited with a number of Trump administration vets, including former White House counsel Don McGahn.

Categories: General Law

Trump's DOJ Retreats From SCOTUS Fight Over Undocumented Teens, Abortion

Mon, 2019-11-11 11:53

The high court had twice granted the Justice Department an extension of time for filing any petition in "Azar v. Garza" until Nov. 8. The case was a centerpiece at the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Brett Kavanaugh.

Categories: General Law

Three Sixth Circuit Decisions Before the Supreme Court

Mon, 2019-11-11 10:00

A new U.S. Supreme Court term has started with just three U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decisions on the court's docket. Gone are the days when the Sixth Circuit challenged the Ninth as the most reversed federal appellate court.

Categories: General Law

5 Challenges Facing Firms Trying to Boost Marketing With Tech

Mon, 2019-11-11 09:30

Thanks to technology, there are no shortage of channels for firms to get their message out into the world. But the real secret to wrangling new clientele may require a radical change in attitude as well as tech.

Categories: General Law

Tully Rinckey Launches In London, Looks to Grow

Mon, 2019-11-11 07:12

The firm follows in the footsteps of Alston & Bird, which set up a London base in September.

Categories: General Law