Higher Law: 'Organic Growth': Evolution of a Practice | Marijuana Election Results: Roundup | Compliance Technology | Who Got the Work
Welcome to Higher Law. Check out our Q&A with practice leader Oren Bitan at Buchalter, and scroll down for our roundup of marijuana-related election developments from around the country. Thanks for reading, and your feedback is appreciated.
NY AG, in Climate Change Trial Against Exxon, Concedes Fraud Charges but Presses Securities Law Violation
Exxon attorney Ted Wells, a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, was quick to criticize the late concession on fraud charges, and described the remaining contested issue under the Martin Act as trivial.
The geography may stand out, but the business pressures driving a flurry of midwest mergers are familiar to law firms everywhere.
It's the latest development in the litigation, brought by the New York attorney general, which resulted last year in an expedited timeline for the Trump Foundation being dissolved.
The Appellate Division, First Department held that Caplan's offense qualified as a "serious crime" that warranted immediate suspension, but also granted his request for a hearing as to "why a final order of censure, suspension or disbarment should not be made."
U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss raised concerns about whether the discovery will be too extensive or could reveal confidential information about Jones Day's clients.
Ever tried pitching a story about something that took place a few days ago, or a trend that's already been covered? It doesn't work out so well.
"I have found more motivation and satisfaction in longer outdoor workouts, so I look for ways to be in open spaces."
Steven Menashi exasperated Democrats and Republicans on the Judiciary Committee during his nomination hearing after he repeatedly refused to answer questions about what topics he offered legal guidance for while at the White House.
"There are still an enormous amount of technology companies and activities that are outside the reach of CFIUS because the Commerce Department has not moved with any speed to define the terms 'emerging and foundational technologies,'" said Giovanna Cinelli, a partner and international trade and national security practice leader at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Washington, D.C.
Laura Prather of Haynes and Boone and CNN's legal department have been zealous advocates for freedom of the press.
Microsoft offered Legaltech News a sneak preview of its new tools that help to automate classification of files and track risky communications and digital behavior on its platforms.
"He seems to view the courts and the justice system as obstacles to be attacked and undermined, not as a co-equal branch to be respected even when he disagrees with its decisions," U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman said in remarks Wednesday in Washington.
Labor of Law: Microsoft Pay-Bias Arguments | Major Lindsey Sues Ex-Partner | Alphabet Hires Cravath | Ogletree Partner Nominated | Who Got the Work
Welcome to Labor of Law, our roundup of news and trends for the L&E bar. Lots to unpack this week -- including a report on the Ninth Circuit's big Microsoft case, a Major Lindsey noncompete suit, an Ogletree partner picked for a federal court post, and much more. Thanks for reading!
Defendants are increasingly filing motions to bar plaintiffs attorneys from using the theory, which appeals to jurors' "reptilian brains" to obtain larger, and often unexpected, jury awards. In some cases, judges have granted the motions.
Elior Shiloh, who represents Weinstein, has warned in court filings that the judge failed to consider the legislative intent behind the statute, leading to a "domino effect" that caused its "flawed reasoning" to be adopted in two other cases.
The defendants allegedly accessed the email addresses, IP addresses and dates of birth attached to Twitter accounts to feed back to Saudi officials.