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Slater and Gordon to Shut London Office, Transition to Permanent Work-from-Home

Wed, 2020-05-27 11:13

Once the law firm's lease for the London office ends in September, all 200 people there will work from home most of the time, although the firm is hoping to find a smaller office space to host meetings.

         
Categories: General Law

5 Ways Corporate Legal Departments Are Using Tech to Manage COVID-19

Wed, 2020-05-27 11:01

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to disrupt the way that many companies do business, corporate legal departments may be relying more technology to help cut costs, drive value and provide alternative to expensive legal advice.

         
Categories: General Law

PwC Spain Introduces New App Aimed at Making Return to Office Safer

Wed, 2020-05-27 07:18

Several firms are reopening offices across Spain as the nation gets to grips with COVID-19.

         
Categories: General Law

Tough Time for a Law Firm Merger | D.C. Courthouse Plans to Open Doors | Tiny Photos: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2020-05-27 07:00

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

         
Categories: General Law

Consider the Solo Contributors: Not All In-House Counsel Want to Be General Counsel

Wed, 2020-05-27 01:30

"There are some people who don't want to manage," says Ed Ryan, former executive vice president and general counsel for Marriott International.

         
Categories: General Law

Dentons Opens Offices in the British Virgin Islands and St. Lucia

Wed, 2020-05-27 01:28

The new offices come five months after the firm's double merger in the U.S.

         
Categories: General Law

Compliance Hot Spots: Catching Up on CFPB Cases (As We Await SCOTUS) | Career Advice from Ex-Roger Stone Prosecutor | Who Got the Work | New Compliance Head at Boeing

Tue, 2020-05-26 22:00

Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots. Let's take a look at a few pending big CFPB enforcement actions. Plus: career advice from Jonathan Kravis, the former Roger Stone prosecutor who resigned over the Justice Department's handling of the longtime Trump ally's sentencing. Scroll down for Who Got the Work, and much more. Thanks for reading!

         
Categories: General Law

Republicans Hire Chuck Cooper to Challenge House's Pandemic-Era Proxy Voting Rules

Tue, 2020-05-26 20:51

"A majority of the House may have voted to ignore what the Constitution demands of it, but this court may not do the same," House Republicans allege.

         
Categories: General Law

Morgan Lewis Chair Credits Diversified Practice, Good Fortune for Forestalling Cuts

Tue, 2020-05-26 19:50

Far from being cut off from clients, "We're talking to clients constantly. All day every day. It's a different kind of business development," says Jami Wintz McKeon.

         
Categories: General Law

'Perfect Storm' for Divorce: NY Matrimonial Attorneys Foresee Pandemic Breakups

Tue, 2020-05-26 19:19

Matrimonial attorneys say they are seeing an uptick overall in the interest for divorce.

         
Categories: General Law

300-Lawyer Barclay Damon Announces Reopening Plan as Pandemic Persists

Tue, 2020-05-26 19:18

The coronavirus pandemic has caused about "10 years of evolution in 10 weeks," said managing partner John Langan, pointing to long-term changes in how the firm's attorneys will work remotely and take up office space.

         
Categories: General Law

Boeing Promotes 2 In-House Attorneys for Senior Roles

Tue, 2020-05-26 18:55

Grant Dixton takes over the general counsel role for Brett Gerry, who was made chief legal officer of Boeing earlier this month. Uma Amuluru was named chief compliance officer, succeeding Diana Sands, who will retire after 20 years at Boeing.

         
Categories: General Law

Commercial Lease Requirements During the Pandemic

Tue, 2020-05-26 18:10

Can a commercial tenant that is required to be closed during the COVID-19 pandemic be relieved of, or does it have a defense to, the obligation to continue to pay rent? The short answer is possibly yes, but the situation is unprecedented and the answer may have to be determined in litigation.

         
Categories: General Law

Uber and Lyft Drivers Sue Cuomo Over Struggle to Get Unemployment Benefits Amid Pandemic

Tue, 2020-05-26 17:57

The New York Taxi Workers Alliance sued New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Department of Labor on Monday, arguing that drivers working for apps including Uber and Lyft are owed regular and timely unemployment benefits in New York.

         
Categories: General Law

Litigation During the Pandemic: Views from the Law.com Newsroom

Tue, 2020-05-26 17:42

A Law.com analysis shows that jurisdictions around the country are experiencing deep slides in new civil case filings year-over-year, but to differing degrees. Our local reporters share some perspective about what's going on.

         
Categories: General Law

Ahead of Merger, Troutman Makes Pay Cuts, Firms Defer First Years

Tue, 2020-05-26 17:20

Troutman's pay cuts follow a similar move by Pepper earlier in May and mark the latest internal adjustments ahead of the July 1 merger.

         
Categories: General Law

DC Federal Court Could Resume Grand Juries in June, Nontrial Proceedings in Mid-July

Tue, 2020-05-26 16:43

Tuesday's order would allow nontrial proceedings in Washington, D.C., to start one day before a scheduled hearing in the criminal case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

         
Categories: General Law

Trump-Appointed Texas US Attorney Joseph Brown Resigns

Tue, 2020-05-26 16:23

U.S. Attorney Joseph Brown of the Eastern District of Texas will resign his position May 31 to pursue opportunities in the private and public sectors.

         
Categories: General Law

Creative, Touching Law Grad Celebrations Go Viral

Tue, 2020-05-26 15:17

From a mini backyard commencement ceremony to an emotional reunion at a nursing home, two new J.D.s found ways to make graduation special amid COVID-19.

         
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Plaintiffs Move to Consolidate Litigation Against Bank of America, Chase Bank Over Agents' PPP Loan Fees

Tue, 2020-05-26 14:31

The lawsuit was brought against several major banks, including Bank of America and Chase Bank, along with regional bank Mountain America Federal Credit Union.

         
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