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Munger Tolles & Olson LLP mourned the passing of the firm's co-founder Charlie Munger on Tuesday, saying in a statement that he will be remembered for "his wisdom, teaching and the values that he shared with us, Berkshire Hathaway and the world."
The New Civil Liberties Alliance has told a California federal court that a suit over a California law punishing medical professionals for COVID-19 disinformation should move forward despite a newly enacted law repealing it because doctors still suffered damages and the state is sidestepping a potentially adverse ruling.
The University of California, Irvine School of Law formally announced Tuesday that it was to be the new home of the social justice-driven Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality beginning in July 2024, upon the center's departure from the Seattle University School of Law.
The federal government has objected to the Girardi Keese bankruptcy trustee's bid to pay more than $3 million in fees to herself and several other professionals, telling a Los Angeles bankruptcy judge the trustee has failed for nearly three years to analyze hundreds of millions of dollars worth of unsecured claims against the defunct law firm.
Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP and Paul Hastings are the latest to unveil their year-end bonuses and a new salary structure that aligns with the Milbank LLP scale for junior associates while offering even more lucrative pay packages for midlevel and senior associates.
The University of California, Berkeley School of Law and the university itself have fostered a "long-standing, unchecked spread of antisemitism" that has led to harassment and violence against Jews on campus, a Jewish advocacy organization says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has announced it is elevating three times as many attorneys to shareholder in its 2024 promotion class as in the previous year.
Sempra, a San Diego-based public utility holding company, will make various changes to its management team to kick off 2024, including naming a longtime employee its chief legal counsel.
Nixon Peabody LLP has announced the appointment of a health care practice leader, elevating a partner who has built a career advising academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, medical schools and hospital systems.
Carlton Fields has hired a former name partner at a Beverly Hills boutique real estate firm, who will join its Los Angeles office, the firm announced Tuesday.
Men are more likely than women to find out well in advance of an organization's intent to promote them to the general counsel position, according to new data focused on succession planning published Tuesday.
Major U.S. law firms are steadfast in their commitment to the pursuit of further growth despite ongoing economic uncertainty. Here’s what the leaders of four Leaderboard firms have to say about how the legal industry is preparing for next year.
Follow firms' litigation tracks through federal district courts across the country with our interactive map.
Presenting the 2023 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard — the 100 firms that are besting their peers on measures of prestige, social responsibility and the reach of their legal practice.
These firms are being singled out for their stellar litigation footprint and transactions work. See who's leading the pack in the categories of variety of cases, range of jurisdictions, closing large merger and acquisition deals, and handling registered offerings.
A retired California judge who is participating in the state's temporary assigned judges program should not accept a job as the government affairs director for another state's attorney general, an ethics panel has decided, because the role would constitute impermissible "practice of law."
A California state bar judge who previously delayed disciplinary proceedings against Tom Girardi's son-in-law David Lira said Monday that she has "concerns" over the bar's latest attempt to suspend him, saying that the ongoing federal criminal case against Lira may raise Fifth Amendment due process issues.
The State Bar of California announced Monday that it has leveled a 22-count notice of disciplinary charges against a Northern California attorney who allegedly pocketed more than $630,000 by taking advantage of an incarcerated client.
A former Kirkland & Ellis LLP associate accusing the firm of sex discrimination has urged a California federal court to disregard its motion to dismiss, arguing that Kirkland has been rehashing already-rejected arguments and improperly tacking on new ones.
The National Association of Muslim Lawyers and the National Muslim Law Student Association said Monday that they were launching a project to connect senior attorneys with law students and new lawyers who have faced termination, withdrawn job offers or workplace mistreatment for expressing support for Palestinian human rights.
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.
Facebook and other social media platforms are facing massive multidistrict litigation accusing them of harming young people by purposely making their platforms addictive, and counsel for the suing school districts will have a seat at the leadership table, a California federal judge has ruled.
A California federal judge has turned down Slovakian software maker ESET's attorney fees request for $9.7 million that came after a jury held the company didn't infringe rival Finjan's anti-malware program patents, finding that Finjan's case was not baseless or unreasonable.
A Ninth Circuit panel reversed a California federal court's ruling that a group of tenants' appeal of a state court judgment regarding the cost-collection actions of the landlords' attorney was improper, calling the ruling flawed and sending the case back to the federal court.
Kaufman Dolowich co-managing partner Michael Kaufman discussed the firm's new name and renewed emphasis on private litigation, in addition to insurance work, in a conversation with Law360 Pulse.
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.
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.
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.
In the most stressful times for attorneys, when several transactions for different partners and clients peak at the same time and the phone won’t stop buzzing, incremental lifestyle changes can truly make a difference, says Lindsey Hughes at Haynes Boone.
Meredith Beuchaw at Lowenstein Sandler discusses how senior attorneys can assist the newest generation of attorneys by championing their pursuit of a healthy work-life balance and providing the hands-on mentorship opportunities they missed out on during the pandemic.