• Michael Rome

    Willkie Adds Ex-Google Regulatory, Litigation Atty In Calif.

    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.

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    Ex-HSBC Securities GC Joins Cahill Gordon As NY Partner

    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.

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    Top 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.

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    Goodwin 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.

  • Ohio Firm Accused Of Filing False Doc In Shareholders' Fight

    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.

  • Global Heating And Cooling Co. Adds Veteran M&A Atty As GC

    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.

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    Buffalo Bills Find New CLO In Hodgson Russ Attorney

    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.

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    AI Shows Promise In Speeding Up Legal Tasks Without Harm

    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.

  • Labor Coalition Nominates Three Attys To Starbucks Board

    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.

  • Former White House Atty Joins GTT As Top Lawyer

    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.

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    Tupperware Rehires CLO Following August Resignation

    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.

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    How Rule Of Law Is Key To Integrating Tech In Court

    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.

  • SEC Defends Voting Disclosure Changes Before 5th Circ.

    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.

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    Data Privacy, Security Top AI Concerns For Senior Execs

    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.

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    Muslim Org. Asks ABA Not To Alter Israel-Hamas Statement

    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.

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    Real Estate Co. NNN Names PHM Brands Exec As GC

    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.

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    Approach The Bench: Judge Villaseñor On Midtrial Jury Talks

    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 Cos. Tell Justices Chevron Deference 'Deeply Flawed'

    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."

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    National Judicial College President Decries Politicized Courts

    The single biggest challenge facing the courts is their politicization, according to the president of the National Judicial College.

  • Judge Says Trial Appropriate In Samsung Trade Secrets Case

    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."

  • How GCs Can Lower Global Bribery Risk, According To Data

    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.

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    Fox Earmarks $1.5M Incentive Payment For Departing CLO

    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.

  • CLOC Adds 10 Members To Education Council

    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.

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    Veteran Media Atty Takes On Trusted Media Brands GC Role

    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.

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    Hormel Foods Discloses Former GC's Separation Benefits

    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.

Expert Analysis

  • Data Source Proliferation Is A Growing E-Discovery Challenge Author Photo

    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.

  • Bracing For A Generative AI Revolution In Law Author Photo

    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.

  • Why I Use ChatGPT To Tell Me Things I Already Know Author Photo

    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.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can I Use Social Media Responsibly? Author Photo

    Leah Kelman at Herrick Feinstein discusses the importance of reasoned judgment and thoughtful process when it comes to newly admitted attorneys' social media use.

  • Yada, Yada, Yada: The Magic Of 3 In Legal Writing Author Photo

    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.

  • How Firms Can Stop Playing Whack-A-Mole With Data Security Author Photo

    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.

  • 5 Life Lessons From Making Partner As A Solo Parent Author Photo

    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.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can I Turn Deferral To My Advantage? Author Photo

    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.

  • How To Thrive As A New Legal Operations Manager Author Photo

    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.

  • Resume Gaps Are No Longer Kryptonite To Your Legal Career Author Photo

    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.

  • Law Firm Guardrails For Responsible Generative AI Use Author Photo

    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.

  • How In-House Counsel Can Prepare For Generative AI Risks Author Photo

    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.

  • Opinion

    We Must Continue DEI Efforts Despite High Court Headwinds Author Photo

    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 Cannot Ignore Attorneys' Personal Cybersecurity Author Photo

    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.

  • Why Writing CLE Should Be Mandatory For Lawyers Author Photo

    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.



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