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5 Considerations to Make When Shopping for AI Legal Technology

Fri, 2019-11-08 11:00

Knowing what software is best for a lawyer's workflow is daunting and organization-specific. But here are some of the steps every organization should take before they make their next AI purchase.

Categories: General Law

New International Association of Lawyers President, a Munger Tolles Partner, Puts Democracy, Diversity on Agenda

Fri, 2019-11-08 10:49

San Francisco-based Munger, Tolles & Olson litigation partner Jerome "Jerry" Roth will start his one-year term as president of the Paris-based UIA on Saturday.

Categories: General Law

Ignored or Attacked, ABA Committee Persists in Ranking Judicial Nominees

Fri, 2019-11-08 10:07

Facing claims of bias, the ABA's review process has been called "almost meaningless" as lawmakers pick and choose when to ignore the ratings.

Categories: General Law

How Legal Outreach in New York Serves Students in the 'Forgotten Middle'

Fri, 2019-11-08 09:39

The organization provides an invaluable service to an underserved New York City community: young people with a passion, a dream and not enough opportunity.

Categories: General Law

Trump Watch: DOJ Throws Trump Under the Bus in Roger Stone's Trial + Impeachment Hits the Public Stage

Fri, 2019-11-08 09:24

It only took minutes into opening statements at Roger Stone's trial for federal prosecutors to bring President Donald Trump into the mix.

Categories: General Law

Big-Law Bonus Season, Dershowitz Claims Emotional Distress, One Firm's Four-Day Workweek: The Morning Minute

Fri, 2019-11-08 06:00

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

Categories: General Law

Penn Law, With Record-Breaking Donation, Gets New Name

Fri, 2019-11-08 00:11

The law school has received $125 million from the W.P. Carey Foundation, and becomes the second law campus to bear the Carey name.

Categories: General Law

Litigation Funder IMF Bentham Expands in Singapore

Fri, 2019-11-08 00:04

Ruth Stackpool-Moore joins as an investment manager from Asia Dispute Funding, an exclusive broker to Harbour Ligation Funding in the Asia-Pacific region.

Categories: General Law

Judge to Let Cooley Bow Out of Representing Elizabeth Holmes in Theranos Civil Case

Thu, 2019-11-07 23:49

The firm in late September asked to withdraw from a civil case in Arizona federal court, saying Holmes hasn't paid them in more than a year and likely won't be able to going forward.

Categories: General Law

The Law Firm Disrupted: Quinn Emanuel, Dead Trees and Bitcoins

Thu, 2019-11-07 21:00

The feared litigation firm is executing a strategy to reach potential clients whether they operate in traditional or non-traditional business sectors. Plus, signs of a shake-out in the litigation funding space.

Categories: General Law

The Next Opioid Trial Could Be in New York, but Others Lined Up

Thu, 2019-11-07 19:18

On Wednesday, a state court judge set a Jan. 20 trial date for an opioid case brought by the state of New York. Yet several other cities, counties and Native American tribes are preparing for trials in 2020, possibly in California, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma and West Virginia.

Categories: General Law

Dershowitz Files Counterclaims Again Epstein Accuser for Defamation, Emotional Distress

Thu, 2019-11-07 19:03

The counterclaim was filed late Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in litigation begun by Virginia Giuffre when she sued Dershowitz for defamation in April. Giuffre claimed Dershowitz aimed to damage her credibility with the media by calling her, among other things, a "serial liar" and "prostitute."

Categories: General Law

Davis Polk: Racist? Or Just a Cold Law Firm?

Thu, 2019-11-07 18:33

What's ironic is that the law firm had all the right bells and whistles in place to ensure that biases were addressed.

Categories: General Law

Second Circuit Upholds Ruling Against UPS, but Slashes Damages for Shipments of Untaxed Cigarettes

Thu, 2019-11-07 17:36

The panel found an additional penalty wasn't necessary to fight unlawful cigarette-trafficking, collect taxes and increase public health.

Categories: General Law

As Antitrust Probe Unfolds, CoreLogic Hires New Chief Legal Officer

Thu, 2019-11-07 17:33

Aaron Henry, who most recently served as the general counsel for MoneyGram International Inc., takes over as CoreLogic's chief legal officer about five months after the exit of his predecessor, Arnold Pinkston.

Categories: General Law

New Lawyer Says 'Frivolous' Claims Against Giuliani Amount to Election Interference

Thu, 2019-11-07 17:26

Amid multiple investigations touching on Rudy Giuliani's work in Ukraine, one of his new lawyers, Robert Costello, said the scope of his representation is wide-ranging but that Giuliani is facing no real legal threats — just frivolous allegations.

Categories: General Law

A Firm Implemented a 4-Day Work Week and Hasn't Looked Back

Thu, 2019-11-07 17:21

The shorter workweek is getting another look following a report by Microsoft Japan that found productivity jumped 40% after the company switched to a four-day week.

Categories: General Law

Third Accuser Files EEOC Claim About Former DLA Piper Partner

Thu, 2019-11-07 17:05

Andrea Ivan, 65, alleges that Louis Lehot pushed to have her fired in favor of a replacement who was described as "young and hot."

Categories: General Law

DC Circuit Judges Rao, Griffith and Rogers Will Weigh Release of Mueller Grand Jury Materials

Thu, 2019-11-07 16:16

Two Republican-appointed judges and one Democratic appointee will oversee the appeal.

Categories: General Law

Milbank Becomes First Mover With Early Associate Bonus Announcement

Thu, 2019-11-07 16:13

The firm's announcement kicks off Big Law associate bonus season, coming even a week before Cravath's uncharacteristically early announcement last year.

Categories: General Law