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Inside Track: In-House Pro Bono 101. Plus, What's In Store After Being A GC and CEO?

Wed, 2019-11-06 18:06

In-house lawyers from Discover, T-Mobile and Microsoft give tips on how they are strengthening their pro bono programs. Also, a former CEO of two fashion companies discusses her journey from law firm partner to general counsel to CEO.

Categories: General Law

Giuliani Turns to Pierce Bainbridge and Michael Cohen's Ex-Lawyer in Ukraine Scandal

Wed, 2019-11-06 16:56

Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that he is being represented by two partners at Pierce Bainbridge and an attorney at Davidoff Hutcher & Citron who previously represented Michael Cohen.

Categories: General Law

Will Big Tech's Antitrust Moment Swing Open Encryption Backdoors? + Facebook Faces Regulatory Disclosures + No 4th Amendment Protection for WiFi Moochers

Wed, 2019-11-06 16:40

Security policy experts disentangle encryption from the antitrust suspicion surrounding Silicon Valley.

Categories: General Law

Law Firms Should Help Attorneys With Postpartum Mental Health Challenges

Wed, 2019-11-06 16:30

In the hallways of a law firm, there is not much discussion about these struggles, and women attorneys are expected to handle the challenges in silence with grace and to continue working with very little support or understanding.

Categories: General Law

Roger Stone's Lawyers Unveil Their Defense: He Didn't Mean to Lie

Wed, 2019-11-06 16:10

Defense attorney Bruce Rogow said Stone was answering questions before the House Intelligence Committee with Russia, not WikiLeaks, on his mind.

Categories: General Law

Dementia Is a Growing Problem Among Lawyers. Here's What to Do About It

Wed, 2019-11-06 15:56

Because dementia is a growing problem as the population of older attorneys increases—17% of Texas' 103,300 attorneys are 65 or older—the State Bar of Texas in recent years has been teaching about what to do when attorneys face cognitive impairment.

Categories: General Law

California Judge Ordered Removed from Office for 'Significant' Misconduct

Wed, 2019-11-06 15:37

If the order removing Judge John Laettner stands, he will be the second Contra Costa judge barred from office in the last 15 months. Laettner had disputed the claims.

Categories: General Law

California AG Joins the Fray Probing Facebook's Privacy Practices

Wed, 2019-11-06 15:09

A court petition for documents related to Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal marks Becerra's office's first public foray into the swirl of litigation against the company.

Categories: General Law

Australian Legal Startup Lawpath Closes $3 Million Funding Round

Wed, 2019-11-06 14:51

Funds from the round will be used to further develop new products, increase marketing, and expand the business in Australia and into Asia.

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The California Consumer Privacy Act: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask -- 100 Days Out, Part Two

Wed, 2019-11-06 14:49

Part Two of a Two-Part Article Part One of this article, last issue, covered how the CCPA applies to businesses — both in and outside California, the revenue threshold, proposed amendments and other open issues. Part Two continues with the rights that CCPA grants to Californians, the CCPA's impact on company privacy policies, how other states' privacy laws compare to the CCPA, exceptions and penalties for violating the Act.

Categories: General Law

Gibson Dunn and Other Firms Spurned by LGBTQ Groups at Top Law Schools

Wed, 2019-11-06 14:44

Affinity groups at 13 elite law schools have pledged to stop accepting funding from any law firm that uses mandatory arbitration. They specifically noted Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as a firm that continues to use it for certain employees.

Categories: General Law

Trump Nominates 2 for Southern District of NY Judgeships, Seeks to Elevate Ala. Judge to 11th Circuit

Wed, 2019-11-06 14:16

The White House offers another round of nominations to fill vacancies on federal courts in New York, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Arizona, Missouri and Washington, D.C., and on the U.S. Tax Court. According to the U.S. Courts, the Southern District of New York is currently operating with six official vacancies.

Categories: General Law

Managing Global Legal Departments, Risk and Gender Discrimination: A Q&A with Veteran General Counsel Susie Flook

Wed, 2019-11-06 14:09

As an in-house leader for Coca-Cola, Guinness, CPC UK Ltd. and The Body Shop, Flook became an expert at overseeing international legal teams and developing a rapport with business teams and the C-suite while also dealing with gender discrimination.

Categories: General Law

A Judge Didn't Sound Eager to Throw Out House Suit Seeking Trump Tax Returns

Wed, 2019-11-06 14:04

U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden said there is a "strong line of cases suggesting the House would have standing to bring this type of case."

Categories: General Law

Fourth Circuit Joins Others on Class Action Question and Clarifies Standard for Hostile Work Conditions

Wed, 2019-11-06 11:00

Can a business face a class action lawsuit when it has violated a law but may not have actually harmed anyone? And how do you measure whether racial harassment was severe enough for an employer to be liable for creating a hostile work environment?

Categories: General Law

Covington Names Douglas Gibson, Top Sports Industry Lawyer, as New Chairman

Wed, 2019-11-06 08:44

For Covington, the transition caps a decadelong era of international expansion and revenue growth under Timothy Hester, an antitrust partner who was first named chairman in 2008.

Categories: General Law

Where are the Big Law CMOs?, Love Firms Warming to Cryptocurrency, Popular Law Blogger Sued: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2019-11-06 06:00

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

Categories: General Law

Goodwin Opens in Cambridge to Break Into England City's Tech Market

Wed, 2019-11-06 05:26

The office is led by former Taylor Wessing international corporate co-head David Mardle.

Categories: General Law

Equifax Lawyers Want How Much in Fees? Today in Court: Purdue's Plan to Pause Lawsuits. Mich. AG Hires Outside Counsel.

Wed, 2019-11-06 00:57

Lawyers who got a $1.4 billion class action settlement this year over the Equifax data breach have asked for $77.5 million in attorney fees.

Categories: General Law

Ransomware Hit Case Management Provider TrialWorks. What Happens Next?

Wed, 2019-11-06 00:00

"They are screwed. At the end of the day, they are dependent on TrialWorks," said one cybersecurity expert. But lawyers say that were ways to prevent that dependence, and still may be a few ways to remedy the attack's damages.

Categories: General Law