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Hogan Lovells Urges Staff to 'Get Used to' Returning to Paris Office

Fri, 2020-05-29 06:18

The firm says its Paris office will be "fully open" June 2.

Categories: General Law

Hogan Lovells Set To 'Fully Reopen' Paris Office, Encouraging Staff to Return

Fri, 2020-05-29 06:18

The firm wants its Paris-based staff to come back to the office and "get used to work in the physical premises" amid a national easing of lockdown measures.

Categories: General Law

Trump Watch: A House Divided: GOP Follows Trump's Litigious Playbook To Fight Pelosi

Fri, 2020-05-29 01:07

A legal fight over the House's proxy voting rules will feature a rematch of sorts between Doug Letter and Chuck Cooper.

Categories: General Law

COVID-19: Gender Equality Advocate?

Fri, 2020-05-29 01:00

In the age of Zoom meetings and remote work, men and women are finally on a level playing field.

Categories: General Law

Ice Cube's Big3 Sues Quinn Emanuel Over Alleged Qatar Conflicts; Firm Says Client Just Doesn't Want to Pay

Thu, 2020-05-28 19:03

The Big3, a three-on-three league featuring former NBA talent, says that the firm inserted itself into a dispute with the former commissioner at the behest of its deep-pocketed Middle Eastern client. Quinn called the allegations a "fantasy."

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Landlords Sue Over Cuomo's Order Extending Eviction Moratorium During Pandemic

Thu, 2020-05-28 17:57

A group of landlords in Westchester County on Thursday sued New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his executive order extending a moratorium on evictions during the COVID-19 crisis, saying the measure violated their contract and due process rights and amounted to an improper taking of their property under the U.S. Constitution.

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General Counsel Discuss Post-Pandemic Workforce Return to Places of Business

Thu, 2020-05-28 17:29

"We're operating in a time of government-issued orders and lots of ambiguity with respect to those orders. How do you deal with employee issues and how do you deal with privacy issues?" David Hyman, general counsel of Netflix, said. "For better or for worse, the first place the operational folks seem to be looking is to the legal team."

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Pandemic Slows Lateral Hiring as Firms Look for Guaranteed Winners

Thu, 2020-05-28 17:26

The COVID-19 crisis has cast a pall over the lateral market, but "unicorn" partners and groups in hot practices are still forcing firms into competition.

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Quarles & Brady Adds Data Security Trio, Including Former WeWork, NBC Pro

Thu, 2020-05-28 17:17

The addition comes as increased remote work across the country means more clients may need help with privacy and security issues.

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Higher Law: Harborside Tax Case Goes to Ninth Circuit | Insurance Ruling on Marijuana Fire Reversed | Elixinol Beats Back Class Action | Who Got the Work

Thu, 2020-05-28 17:00

Welcome to Higher Law. This week we're looking at: The arrival of Harborside's tax case at the Ninth Circuit A fire insurance dispute involving a marijuana grow A legal win for CBD manufacturer Elixinol. Thanks for reading!

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CLOC's New Executive Director Talks the Future of In-Person Legal Conferences

Thu, 2020-05-28 15:50

Betsi Roach, CLOC's first executive director, is helping the organization develop its approach to an increasingly crowded virtual conference landscape and offers thoughts on how online and physical conferences may co-exist in the future.

Categories: General Law

Conference Center Courtrooms? Harris County Judges Searching for Space for Socially Distanced Voir Dire

Thu, 2020-05-28 15:41

Harris County judges are searching for a conference center for in-person voir dire. The courts in Houston, preparing for a June 1 reopening, are also installing sneeze guards and sanitation stations, and rearranging furniture 6 feet apart.

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In Rare News for Plaintiffs Lawyers, Miami Attorney Stages Fee Fight Against Big Tobacco — And Wins $2.4 Million

Thu, 2020-05-28 15:26

"I think this now has motivated a lot of plaintiff's lawyers to stop settling these fee claims and start fighting them because they're realizing that they're leaving half a million to a million dollars on the table every time," the attorney said.

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Law Schools Simulate Firm Summer Associate Programs Amid COVID-19 Cutbacks

Thu, 2020-05-28 15:12

Summer internships have been canceled en mass, and law firms have curtailed summer associate programs. Two law schools are attempting to fill the gap with their own summer training programs.

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Absent In-Person Meetings, Legal Tech Providers Still Seek Personal Touch

Thu, 2020-05-28 14:27

Remote working and economic uncertainty caused legal tech vendors to adjust their sales tactics to a more personal, consultative approach. But some wonder if it's enough to compensate for a lack of face-to-face interactions.

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Fired Miami Heat Associate General Counsel Forced Into Arbitration

Thu, 2020-05-28 14:25

Vered Yakovee, who worked for the NBA team for about four years, alleges that she was fired for requesting maternity leave after she adopted a baby. She argued, unsuccessfully, that she was rushed into signing an arbitration agreement when she was hired.

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New York Legislature OKs Extension to Child Victims Act 'Look-Back' Window

Thu, 2020-05-28 12:07

Supporters of the legislation argue that survivors need more time to bring lawsuits, particularly because of the societal upheaval sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Emirates Report: Can Law's Gateway to the Middle East Survive the COVID-19 Storm?

Thu, 2020-05-28 11:13

Historically, the UAE is the Middle East's legal hub. But could the pandemic, coupled with declining oil prices, put its status under strain?

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'Unlawful and Unenforceable': Legal Experts Deride Trump's Attempt to Target Social Media Companies

Thu, 2020-05-28 11:10

A draft version of the executive order calls to clarify the current protections given to online publishers, a move that could open up platforms to legal challenges.

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Texas to Try Out Jury Trials, Will Boutiques Boom During COVID-19?, SCOTUS to Mull State Bar Fees: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2020-05-28 07:00

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

Categories: General Law