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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is expanding its litigation team, announcing Monday that it is bringing in a former Google regulatory and litigation counsel as a partner in its Los Angeles and San Francisco offices.
A longtime adviser to financial services companies, fintechs and digital asset firms has joined Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP as a partner in its New York office and as chair of its trading and markets practice.
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.
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.
The minority shareholder of vinyl decking business Plextrusions Inc. is asking an Ohio federal judge to disqualify Roderick Linton & Belfance LLP from representing the company's majority shareholder in litigation between the two, accusing the firm of submitting a "demonstrably false document" to the court on its client's behalf.
Thermal technology company Modine has brought on a new general counsel with more than a decade of experience in the in-house world, where she has a history of taking the lead on various merger and acquisition matters.
The NFL's Buffalo Bills has hired a Hodgson Russ LLP attorney, who so far has spent his entire career at the firm, as legal chief, a team spokesperson confirmed to Law360 Pulse on Monday, about a month after the franchise fired its former general counsel.
Generative artificial intelligence changes little to the overall quality of legal analysis, yet the speed at which tasks such as contract drafting can be completed increases significantly with AI assistance, a new study from the University of Minnesota Law School found.
National labor coalition Strategic Organizing Center, a Starbucks shareholder representing more than 2.3 million union members, has said it has nominated three veteran attorneys as candidates to serve on the coffee chain's board of directors, with an election set to take place at the annual shareholder meeting next year.
A seasoned lawyer who has spent time as a corporate chief legal officer and in several positions at the White House during the Obama administration is now general counsel at GTT Communications Inc., the telecommunications and internet service company said Wednesday.
Just over three months after Tupperware Brands Corp.'s longtime chief legal officer announced her resignation, the company has rehired her as its top attorney.
Emerging court technologies must be supervised and controlled by the judiciary, a new paper from a group of professors argues, while also noting the potential benefits the justice system could glean from the tech.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has defended its 2022 rule requiring the disclosure of certain categories of proxy votes, telling the Fifth Circuit its "common-sense amendments" merely make information more accessible to investors and more easily analyzed.
Data privacy and security are the top concerns of senior executives in the U.S. and the U.K. when it comes to artificial intelligence technology, according to a recent report by contract management software company Icertis Inc.
The National Association of Muslim Lawyers called on the American Bar Association late Monday to resist pressure to change a previous statement on the Israel-Hamas war — which called the killing of Israeli and Palestinian civilians violations of international law — after NAML says it obtained messages showing pro-Israel legal professionals criticizing the ABA's response to the hostilities.
NNN REIT Inc. is bringing on PHM Brands' CEO and former legal chief to take over the real estate investment trust's top legal role when its current general counsel retires in 2024, according to an announcement Tuesday.
Colorado state Judge Juan Villaseñor had been on the bench for only about a year when an attorney in a medical malpractice trial he was presiding over asked him to restrict when the jury could discuss the case.
Fishing company Seafreeze Fleet LLC and its subsidiaries have called on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a decades-old doctrine instructing lower courts to defer to federal agencies' interpretations of ambiguous laws, arguing the doctrine is "deeply flawed" by two "significant constitutional shortcomings."
The single biggest challenge facing the courts is their politicization, according to the president of the National Judicial College.
A Texas magistrate judge has recommended U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap deny an early win for companies Staton Techiya and Synergy IP, run by one of Samsung's former top in-house patent attorneys, against Samsung's claims that they misappropriated trade secrets, due to a "genuine dispute of material facts."
Norway, New Zealand, Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark remained the least risky countries in which to do business in 2023, while North Korea, Turkmenistan, Syria, Equatorial Guinea and Yemen remained the riskiest, according to an annual study of global bribery risk.
Fox Corp.'s chief legal and policy officer Viet Dinh is set to receive an additional $1.5 million in prorated incentive pay following his departure at the end of the year.
The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium announced in an email Monday that it has added 10 members to its Education Advisory Council, including legal operation directors from KPMG US, Nestle USA and Hearst.
Trusted Media Brands said on Monday that it has put Jukin Media's general counsel in charge of all legal matters for the entire entertainment company, which acquired Jukin in 2021.
The former longtime general counsel at Hormel, who departed the food processing corporation last month after nearly two decades there, will see close to $647,000 as part of her separation agreement, a recent regulatory filing shows.
With the increased usage of collaboration apps and generative artificial intelligence solutions, it's not only important for e-discovery teams to be able to account for hundreds of existing data types today, but they should also be able to add support for new data types quickly — even on the fly if needed, says Oliver Silva at Casepoint.
With many legal professionals starting to explore practical uses of generative artificial intelligence in areas such as research, discovery and legal document development, the fundamental principle of human oversight cannot be underscored enough for it to be successful, say Ty Dedmon at Bradley Arant and Paige Hunt at Lighthouse.
The legal profession is among the most hesitant to adopt ChatGPT because of its proclivity to provide false information as if it were true, but in a wide variety of situations, lawyers can still be aided by information that is only in the right ballpark, says Robert Plotkin at Blueshift IP.
Leah Kelman at Herrick Feinstein discusses the importance of reasoned judgment and thoughtful process when it comes to newly admitted attorneys' social media use.
Attorneys should take a cue from U.S. Supreme Court justices and boil their arguments down to three points in their legal briefs and oral advocacy, as the number three is significant in the way we process information, says Diana Simon at University of Arizona.
In order to achieve a robust client data protection posture, law firms should focus on adopting a risk-based approach to security, which can be done by assessing gaps, using that data to gain leadership buy-in for the needed changes, and adopting a dynamic and layered approach, says John Smith at Conversant Group.
Laranda Walker at Susman Godfrey, who was raising two small children and working her way to partner when she suddenly lost her husband, shares what fighting to keep her career on track taught her about accepting help, balancing work and family, and discovering new reserves of inner strength.
Diana Leiden at Winston & Strawn discusses how first-year associates whose law firm start dates have been deferred can use the downtime to hone their skills, help their communities, and focus on returning to BigLaw with valuable contacts and out-of-the-box insights.
To make their first 90 days on the job a success, new legal operations managers should focus on several key objectives, including aligning priorities with leadership and getting to know their team, says Ashlyn Donohue at LinkSquares.
Female attorneys and others who pause their careers for a few years will find that gaps in work history are increasingly acceptable among legal employers, meaning with some networking, retraining and a few other strategies, lawyers can successfully reenter the workforce, says Jill Backer at Ave Maria School of Law.
ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence tools pose significant risks to the integrity of legal work, but the key for law firms is not to ban these tools, but to implement them responsibly and with appropriate safeguards, say Natalie Pierce and Stephanie Goutos at Gunderson Dettmer.
To safeguard against the many risks posed by generative artificial intelligence legal tools, in-house counsel should work with their information security teams to develop new data security questions for prospective vendors, vet existing applications and review who can utilize machine guidance, says Diane Homolak at Integreon.
OpinionWe Must Continue DEI Efforts Despite High Court Headwinds
Though the U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down affirmative action in higher education, law firms and their clients must keep up the legal industry’s recent momentum advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession in order to help achieve a just and prosperous society for all, says Angela Winfield at the Law School Admission Council.
Law firms that fail to consider their attorneys' online habits away from work are not using their best efforts to protect client information and are simplifying the job of plaintiffs attorneys in the case of a breach, say Mark Hurley and Carmine Cicalese at Digital Privacy and Protection.
Though effective writing is foundational to law, no state requires attorneys to take continuing legal education in this skill — something that must change if today's attorneys are to have the communication abilities they need to fulfill their professional and ethical duties to their clients, colleagues and courts, says Diana Simon at the University of Arizona.