CourtsNC Justice Wants Probe Of Comments Halted Pending Appeal
A North Carolina Supreme Court justice, who said her high court colleagues make biased decisions based on gender and race in a news interview, filed an emergency motion on Monday to stop a formal investigation into her statements, which she said threatens her seat on the court and violates her First Amendment rights.
CourtsDel. Vice Chancellor Calls Ex-AG Barr 'Doubly Wrong' On ESG
Delaware Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster has called out as "profoundly misguided" published comments by former U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr criticizing the state's top corporate law courts for "flirtation" with environmental, social and governance principles.
Mid-LawVeteran Project Finance Partner Joins Kilpatrick From Stroock
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP announced Monday that it hired an experienced project finance partner from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP who's spent over 30 years working on a wide range of energy projects both domestically and abroad.
Daily LitigationNussbaum And Company Win Battle For Counsel Position
A New Jersey federal judge has appointed Nussbaum Law Group PC, Korein Tillery PC and Hausfeld LLP as co-lead interim counsel in an antitrust suit against fragrance manufacturers, rejecting a bid from other firms led by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP for the roles.
Texas PulseLocke Lord Brings On Corporate Atty From Sidley In Houston
Locke Lord LLP announced on Monday the law firm recently fortified its corporate and transactional practice group by hiring a new partner in Houston who came aboard from Sidley Austin LLP.
California PulseTop State Judges To Tackle Public Interest 'Lawyer Deserts'
A new committee composed of state Supreme Court chief justices and others will examine why fewer attorneys are going into public interest law, as well as the state of legal education and bar admissions processes more generally, according to an announcement Monday.
DC PulseGoodwin Procter Gets Ex-SEC Atty From Morrison Foerster
Goodwin Procter LLP has hired the former chief counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's division of corporation finance and the past co-chair of one of Morrison Foerster LLP's practice groups to lead its public company advisory practice.
CourtsDefense And Judicial Posts Top Schumer's Year-End Priorities
Breaking through the hold on military promotions and continuing to confirm judicial nominees will be among the top priorities for the Senate for the rest of the year, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said.
CourtsTrump Downplays NY Judge's Safety Risk After Threats
Donald Trump's lawyers on Monday said safety concerns don't justify a New York state judge's gag orders against the former president in the state attorney general's civil fraud trial, arguing that threats made by others don't present an "imminent" danger and should not result in his loss of First Amendment rights.
Legal TechDozens Of Law Firms Likely Hit By Cyberattack
A "cyber incident" could have affected more than 70 law firms in the U.K., sources estimated on Monday, as an outage from a service provider confirmed to have hit Taylor Rose, O'Neill Patient, and Gateley PLC remained unresolved.