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Compliance Hot Spots: Investors As Potential Tipsters | 4th Circuit Confronts Search Warrant Fairness | CFTC Sued Over Settlement Secrecy | Who Got the Work | White-Collar Moves

Tue, 2019-11-05 21:00

The SEC announces new whistleblower charges, the 4th Circuit has strong words about the feds searching a law firm, and a firm is suing the CFTC over a secrecy provision in a recent settlement -- welcome to Compliance Hot Spots! Thanks for reading.

         
Categories: General Law

Nixon Peabody Adds Marketing Chief as More Big Law CMO Vacancies Linger

Tue, 2019-11-05 18:25

With law firm CMO searches sometimes extending for more than a year, legal marketing experts say the long vacancies can cause damage.

         
Categories: General Law

Newly Public Records Show Trump Placed Call to Former 'Apprentice' Contestant the Day of Alleged Sexual Assault

Tue, 2019-11-05 18:11

The call logs support the account of former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos, wrote Zervos' lawyer Mariann Meier Wang of Cuti Hecker Wang in court filings.

         
Categories: General Law

Attorney-Discipline Blogger Is Target of Defamation Suit

Tue, 2019-11-05 18:00

Attorney John Paul Szymkowicz has sued blogger Michael Frisch for defamation over a series of posts on the Legal Profession Blog, which tracks attorney discipline cases across the country.

         
Categories: General Law

Quinn Emanuel Says Clients Can Pay in Bitcoin

Tue, 2019-11-05 17:57

The litigation megafirm says it considered the legal ethics implications of cryptocurrency payments before joining the small group of Am Law 200 firms that have taken the leap.

         
Categories: General Law

New Cross-Company Mentoring Program for In-House Counsel Takes Off

Tue, 2019-11-05 17:32

The Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel is the first U.S. group to offer the tech-based mentoring program called MOSAIC, which stands for Mentoring Opportunities Shared Amongst In-House Counsel. The program was developed in 2015 by two in-house counsel in the U.K.

         
Categories: General Law

'Let's Motor Through, Chairman': How Big Law's Robert Luskin Guided Gordon Sondland

Tue, 2019-11-05 17:16

"You've asked this question now three different times. I know you're unhappy with his answer, but if we stay until 7:30 he's not going to change his answer," the veteran Paul Hastings white-collar partner said during one exchange, according to a newly released transcript.

         
Categories: General Law

Association of Corporate Counsel Reveals New Board of Directors

Tue, 2019-11-05 15:59

Fresh off holding its annual meeting in Phoenix last week, the Association of Corporate Counsel has revealed its 2020 slate of officers and newly elected board of directors.

         
Categories: General Law

New Lawsuit Alleges Illegal 'Shadow' Ukraine Diplomacy at Trump's Direction

Tue, 2019-11-05 15:05

"State Department officials charged with carrying out our foreign policy should not be left in the dark about shadow diplomacy carried out through a secret, alternative channel," the complaint reads.

         
Categories: General Law

Lon Jacobs Brings His Casino and Media General Counsel Experience to Mintz & Gold

Tue, 2019-11-05 15:00

"I got a little nervous about retiring, and I think my wife got a little more nervous. So I think this is a good thing," quipped Lawrence "Lon" Jacobs.

         
Categories: General Law

Norton Rose Fulbright Elects Dallas Litigator as New US MP

Tue, 2019-11-05 14:35

Jeff Cody, who is currently U.S. chief administrative partner, will step into his new role as U.S. managing partner and chair of the U.S. management committee Jan. 1.

         
Categories: General Law

After Sending Herself Threatening Emails, Ex-GC for Oklahoma Agency Suspended from Practice

Tue, 2019-11-05 14:27

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday ordered an interim suspension for Julie Marie Ezell, who was general counsel at the Oklahoma State Department of Health and was in charge of helping to adopt the state's rules for medical marijuana.

         
Categories: General Law

Faulty Process: Matching Law Firm Associates With Practice Groups

Tue, 2019-11-05 14:16

The profession is largely stuck with the choose-and-hope-for-the-best model, foisted upon young professionals who often lack the breadth of life and work experience necessary to make an informed choice.

         
Categories: General Law

O'Melveny Fends Off Bankruptcy Trustee's $54M Malpractice Claim

Tue, 2019-11-05 11:09

A federal judge rejected arguments that an arbitrator was biased against the trustee because the arbitrator's son couldn't get a summer associate position job at either O'Melveny & Myers or Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

         
Categories: General Law

Introducing the 2019 Tony Mauro Media Lawyer Award Winners

Tue, 2019-11-05 09:53

Laura Prather of Haynes and Boone and CNN's legal department have been zealous advocates for freedom of the press.

         
Categories: General Law

Cannabis Compliance Tools Have an Audience—But Is It a Paying One?

Tue, 2019-11-05 09:30

Players in the cannabis industry need to successfully comply with a complex variety of state regulations to stay in business, but for many in the space, a technological assist with that process may be considered a luxury they can't afford.

         
Categories: General Law

Stone Lawyers Warned to Toe Line, McKinsey's Report on C-Suite Women, LeClairRyan's Dire Straits: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2019-11-05 06:00

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

         
Categories: General Law

Ex-Davis Polk Associate Alleges Discrimination, Says He Was Repeatedly Sidelined

Tue, 2019-11-05 00:14

In a racial discrimination suit against Davis Polk, former associate Kaloma Cardwell said the firm tried to get him to resign by not giving him interesting work, and finally by not giving him much work at all, before firing him last year.

         
Categories: General Law

Locke Lord's Hong Kong Office Head Hops to HFW

Tue, 2019-11-05 00:06

Corporate finance partner Wing Cheung leaves Locke Lord after more than six years with the firm. He is succeeded by disputes lawyer Gregory Burch as Hong Kong office managing partner.

         
Categories: General Law

Ahead of the Curve: Law Schools Get Cozy with Legal Tech

Mon, 2019-11-04 21:00

This week's Ahead of the Curve looks at the symbiotic relationship between legal tech outfits and law school design labs. Plus, NYU Law has put together an open mic night featuring the harrowing tales on in-house lawyers at tech firms.

         
Categories: General Law

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