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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan on Tuesday suggested the Biden administration is relitigating an argument the high court rejected three years ago when it ruled that the legal standards applied to the facts of a case can be appealed.
Several attorneys defending Proud Boys members must face a new claim in a jury research firm's copyright suit alleging they wrongly used its reports to bolster clients' Jan. 6 insurrection criminal defenses, a D.C. federal judge has ruled roughly two months after excusing all but the one attorney who commissioned a report.
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 U.S. Supreme Court seemed dubious Tuesday that a Georgia law allowing for the re-prosecution of all criminal charges in certain cases with contradictory jury verdicts, including partial acquittals, passes constitutional muster, bombarding the state's solicitor general with questions on how the law fits into the nation's tradition of respecting jury verdicts.
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.
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.
The co-chair of McNees Wallace & Nurick's corporate practice has been named the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based firm's incoming vice chair following the recent election of its 2024 leadership team.
The Senate voted 49-46 on Tuesday to confirm Margaret M. Garnett, special counsel to the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, to serve on the district's bench.
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.
The Senate voted 49-46 on Tuesday to confirm Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey M. Bryan to the U.S. District Court in Minnesota, where he'll be the first Hispanic person to serve as a lifetime judge on that bench.
The D.C. federal judge overseeing Donald Trump's criminal election-interference case denied the former president's bid to subpoena records from the investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building, saying Monday that Trump's "vague" motion resembled a "fishing expedition."
The U.S. Supreme Court pointedly challenged the government Monday on its interpretation of a law that sets up a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence for people convicted of repeated serious drug offenses who are later caught with firearms.
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.
A music publisher said Monday the U.S. Supreme Court should overturn a lower court ruling that held an artist is not time-barred from recovering additional damages in a copyright suit over recorded songs.
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.
One of the most heavily litigated laws at the U.S. Supreme Court — three-strikes sentencing instituted under a Reagan-era clampdown on street violence and drugs — returns to the high court Monday, but this visit will be anything but ordinary, occurring amid an eruption of circuit court conflicts and presenting the prospect of a jolt to the nation's criminal defense docket.
The U.S. Supreme Court returns Monday from a long holiday weekend to hear arguments over the proper standard to apply when sentencing a repeat felony offender under the Armed Career Criminal Act and the constitutionality of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's in-house courts system.
Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee who has been instrumental on spectrum policy issues, will not be seeking re-election after 30 years in office.
Foley Hoag LLP will promote seven attorneys located across its Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., offices to the partnership at the start of 2024.
While many jurists are quiet on the bench, U.S. District Judge Patti B. Saris — who announced Wednesday she would be retiring from active judicial service — has never been shy about letting people know what she thinks.
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.