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'A Gradual Process': As Global Firms Reopen in China, the Effects of the Pandemic Remain

Tue, 2020-05-26 12:48

Law firms are returning to something approaching normal office life again, but few expect a quick economic recovery.

         
Categories: General Law

First-Ever Open Book, Online Bar Exam Set for July

Tue, 2020-05-26 12:46

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Nevada will permit test takers to use outside reference material on its two-day, online bar exam.

         
Categories: General Law

Recession-Proof? Debt and Contract Lawyers Are Weathering the Coronavirus Storm Better Than Others

Tue, 2020-05-26 09:26

The coronavirus pandemic has drastically impacted lawyer income, but not every practice area is hurting the same. Debt counsel and contract attorneys seem to be the best off, compared to other practice areas.

         
Categories: General Law

Better Diversity Scorecard | Patent Trials Reboot | Associates Bill $1K Per Hour

Tue, 2020-05-26 07:00

What you need to know to get your day started.

         
Categories: General Law

The Numbers Are in: Attorney Income Nosedived Nationwide in the Last 2 Months

Tue, 2020-05-26 06:57

In a national survey of 292 lawyers, 59% of respondents said their income has decreased because of COVID-19 disruptions, while 34% said their income had stayed the same during the pandemic.

         
Categories: General Law

MoFo Investment Funds Team Heads To Morgan Lewis in London

Tue, 2020-05-26 06:48

The four-lawyer group includes two partners.

         
Categories: General Law

The 2020 Diversity Scorecard: Rankings and Demographic Leaders

Tue, 2020-05-26 06:30

There's a new firm at the top of this year's Diversity Scorecard.

         
Categories: General Law

The 2020 Diversity Scorecard Shows Progress, but It's More Precarious Than Ever

Tue, 2020-05-26 06:30

Minority attorneys have made slow but steady progress in law firms since suffering stunning defeats in the last recession. The global pandemic and the economic turmoil it has left in its wake threaten to reset progress yet again.

         
Categories: General Law

Legal Malpractice Payouts Climb, and With COVID-19, No Crest in Sight

Tue, 2020-05-26 06:00

The 2008 recession caused claims to skyrocket. Expect the same to follow for the next few years.

         
Categories: General Law

Ex-Stone Prosecutor Jonathan Kravis' Career Advice: 'Stay True to the Principles That Led You to Serve'

Tue, 2020-05-26 01:45

"I resigned from a job I loved because I was not willing to serve a department that would so easily abdicate its responsibility to this principle," former federal prosecutor Jonathan Kravis said in a commencement-style op-ed for his alma mater Williams College.

         
Categories: General Law

Just Released! Get a Jump on Class Actions With Legal Radar

Tue, 2020-05-26 01:00

Your free Legal Radar news feed now includes immediate updates on just-filed federal class actions.

         
Categories: General Law

'Acrimony Between the Branches': How the Trump Lawsuits Could Shape Future House Legal Fights

Mon, 2020-05-25 18:00

The House has been involved in 31 federal lawsuits since Doug Letter was named general counsel last year. Will lawmakers always be in court this often?

         
Categories: General Law

Hong Kong Reacts as Beijing Plans Implementation of New National Security Law

Mon, 2020-05-25 12:49

Legal organizations and foreign business interests have raised concerns about Beijing's proposed legislation, and massive pro-democracy demonstrations are once again filling Hong Kong's streets.

         
Categories: General Law

Flynn Judge Emmet Sullivan Hires Veteran Trial Lawyer Beth Wilkinson

Sat, 2020-05-23 18:28

Wilkinson has long been in the spotlight in Washington legal circles and beyond as a successful defense-side trial lawyer advocating for major U.S. companies. Her more notable advocacy for individual clients including representing Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing for the U.S. Supreme Court.

         
Categories: General Law

3 Questions Employers Are Asking Lawyers About Reopening in the Virus Era

Fri, 2020-05-22 20:26

The client demand for fast, accurate information in a time of immense change and uncertainty is unending, management-side labor and employment lawyers tell ALM. Here are three areas clients have a lot of questions about.

         
Categories: General Law

Skilled in the Art: How an Economic Bust Could Lead to an IP Litigation Boom + Cisco Wins $1.9M in Flat Fees

Fri, 2020-05-22 17:48

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman partners offer some provocative takes on the state of IP law mid-pandemic.

         
Categories: General Law

Expert Ruling Was 'Tipping Point' for J&J's Talc Withdrawal, Lawyers Say

Fri, 2020-05-22 17:29

Johnson & Johnson attributed its decision this week to discontinue sales of talc-based baby powder to COVID-19 and declining demand, but lawyers and law professors point instead to an April 27 ruling allowing plaintiffs' experts to testify in trials.

         
Categories: General Law

Pay Cuts, Layoffs, and More: How Law Firms Are Managing the Pandemic

Fri, 2020-05-22 17:20

Our firm-by-firm guide to how law firms are protecting their bottom lines from the economic fallout of the coronavirus.

         
Categories: General Law

Associate Hourly Billing Rates Surge Past $1K as Firms Snap Up Bankruptcy Work

Fri, 2020-05-22 17:00

Rates for top associates at firms such as Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Kirkland & Ellis are rising just as a new wave of Chapter 11s gathers steam. A filing shows J.Crew paid its lawyers at Weil close to $12 million in the 90 days before the company filed for bankruptcy this month.

         
Categories: General Law

Corporate Privacy Budgets Unlikely to Ebb, but the Flow Might Be Redirected

Fri, 2020-05-22 15:57

Privacy budgets are unlikely to be hit too badly by a COVID-19 economy, but money could be redirected to help deal with new challenges around the security of remote working tech and employee medical information.

         
Categories: General Law

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