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Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, Friedman Oster & Tejtel PLLC and Andrews & Springer LLC lead this week's edition of Law360 Legal Lions, as Delaware's chancellor struck down Elon Musk's proposed $55 billion Tesla pay package.
The American Bar Association's policymaking body is expected to consider 31 proposals at its semiannual meeting Monday, including a resolution urging all legal employers to continue diversifying their workforces.
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has made multiple changes in leadership, including naming new office managing shareholders in four offices — Houston; Atlanta; Jackson, Mississippi; and Chattanooga, Tennessee — and new practice group leaders in eight practices, the firm announced Thursday.
For small firms and solo practitioners, language gaps with clients can be costly, and can often pose complicated ethical questions about attorney-client privilege and confidentiality. Here’s how some around the country are dealing with the challenges.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP has elected seven attorneys to its 2024 class of equity partners and appointed two new members to the firm's management committee.
BigLaw began February with a slew of appointments as the industry continued to respond to shifting trends in the legal landscape this week. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.
The chief legal officers at companies around the world seem to be losing a lot of sleep over privacy and cybersecurity issues, according to how the numbers add up in a survey released this week.
A monthlong trial over the integrity of Georgia's elections wrapped up Thursday in Atlanta with state officials arguing that switching from Dominion ballot-marking devices would fuel election deniers ahead of the 2024 presidential election, while voter plaintiffs said their trust is already broken by the state's use of the machines.
A commercial finance team from an Atlanta-based AmLaw 200 law firm has joined Barnes & Thornburg corporate department, the firm announced on Wednesday.
Husch Blackwell's incoming executive board chair Joe Glynias and new CEO Jamie Lawless talk with Law360 Pulse about their strategic visions and goals for the firm.
Judges, prosecutors and private practice attorneys are all on the short list for vacancies in the Georgia state courts of Coweta and DeKalb counties as well as one on the Paulding County Superior Court.
Current advances in generative AI have the potential to alter legal practice. Still, attorneys must follow ethical guidelines to minimize risk and ensure compliance when using this new technology in litigation, a panel of experts said Wednesday.
The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday ordered a new trial for a passenger who sued Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. after she tripped and injured herself on a ship, saying the trial court should have investigated further when it found out one of the jurors was related to an employee of the cruise line.
A top Georgia official testified Wednesday that the ballot-marking devices being challenged in the closely watched trial over the future of Georgia's election system are secure, and that discontinuing their use would be costly to taxpayers.
Women in the general counsel position at Fortune 500 companies make up a more diverse group than men in the same role, according to an analysis shared with Law360 Pulse on Wednesday, although top corporate lawyers continue to be predominantly white.
Atlanta-based law firms saw a drop in demand for legal work and in the number of equity partners in 2023, but higher rates buoyed gross revenue per firm and net profits per equity partner, according to the Wells Fargo Legal Specialty Group's 2023 year-end review, released Wednesday.
The Eleventh Circuit should not grant attorney fees to two Florida condominium associations that persuaded the court to reject Empire Indemnity Insurance's bid to avoid appraisal, the insurer told the court, arguing their victory over the insurer's appeal doesn't entitle them to recover those costs.
An experienced human resources manager who most recently worked at investment management company Man Group PLC has joined nationwide labor and employment firm Jackson Lewis PC.
Spending on state Supreme Court elections has been rising for years, but those courts' increased role in fights over issues like abortion and gerrymandering has pushed that spending to an unprecedented level, according to a new report.
The overwhelming majority of legal leaders who work for law firms and corporations don't trust generative artificial intelligence tools, and there's also a divide between the two groups on the use of this innovative technology, a new survey has found.
As generative artificial intelligence develops and big firms cautiously try it out, industry observers say that Mid-Law firms are also experimenting with the technology and that it will likely prove useful for midsize, midmarket and regional firms as the tech matures.
Fulton County special prosecutor Nathan Wade and his estranged wife temporarily settled their divorce case Tuesday, weeks after allegations arose that Wade was engaging in a "clandestine" personal relationship with Fani Willis, the district attorney overseeing the Georgia election interference case.
Sparks flew Tuesday in federal court as attorneys debated whether the executive director of a nonprofit suing the state should be allowed to testify about a hack allegedly carried out by co-defendants of former President Donald Trump in the Georgia election interference case.
Georgia lawmakers inched closer this week to passing legislation that would empower a prosecutorial oversight commission at a time when Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis is under fire over her allegedly improper romantic relationship with a special prosecutor in the election interference case against Donald Trump and others.
Law firm billing rate increases of 8.3% across the industry drove profits upward by almost 6% in 2023, even as demand remained nearly flat, according to the results of a year-end survey of 130 law firms by Wells Fargo's Legal Specialty Group.
Robert Dubose at Alexander Dubose describes several categories of visuals attorneys can use to make written arguments easier to understand or more persuasive, and provides tips for lawyers unused to working with anything but text.
There are major differences between BigLaw and Mid-Law summer associate programs, and each approach can learn something from the other in terms of structure and scheduling, the on-the-job learning opportunities provided, and the social experiences offered, says Anna Tison at Brooks Pierce.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Do I Take Time Off?
David Kouba at Arnold & Porter discusses how attorneys can prioritize mental health leave and vacation despite work-related barriers to taking time off.
The traditional structure of law firms, with their compartmentalization into silos, is an inherent challenge to mental wellness, so partners and senior lawyers should take steps to construct and disseminate internal action plans and encourage open dialogue, says Elizabeth Ortega at ECO Strategic Communications.
The key to trial advocacy is persuasion, but current training programs focus almost entirely on technique, making it imperative that lawyers are taught to be effective storytellers and to connect with their audiences, says Chris Arledge at Ellis George.
Female attorneys in leadership roles inspire other women to pursue similar opportunities in a male-dominated field, and for those who aspire to lead, prioritizing collaboration, inclusivity and integrity is key, says Kim Yelkin at Foley & Lardner.
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Moira Penza, now at Wilkinson Stekloff, recalls the challenges of her first case as a civil defense attorney — a multibillion-dollar multidistrict class action against Allergan — and the lessons she learned about building rapport in the courtroom and with co-counsel.
Most legal professionals lack understanding of the macroeconomic trends unique to the legal industry, like the rising cost of law school and legal services, which contributes to an unfair and inaccessible justice system, so law school courses and continuing legal education requirements in this area are essential, says Bob Glaves at the Chicago Bar Foundation.
While the American Bar Association's recent amendments to its law school accreditation standards around student well-being could have gone further, legal industry employers have much to learn from the ABA's move and the well-being movement that continues to gain traction in law schools, says David Jaffe at the American University Washington College of Law.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Do I Build Rapport In New In-House Role?
Tim Parilla at LinkSquares explains how new in-house lawyers can start developing relationships with colleagues both within and outside their legal departments in order to expand their networks, build their brands and carve their paths to leadership positions.
Piper Hoffman and Will Lowrey at Animal Outlook lay out suggestions for attorneys to maximize the value of their pro bono efforts, from crafting engagement letters to balancing workloads — and they explain how these principles can foster a more rewarding engagement for both lawyers and nonprofits.
Lawyers can use LinkedIn to strengthen their thought leadership position, generate new business, explore career opportunities, and better position themselves and their firms in search results by writing a well-composed, optimized summary that demonstrates their knowledge and experience, says Guy Alvarez at Good2bSocial.
Imposter syndrome is rampant in the legal profession, especially among lawyers from underrepresented backgrounds, leading to missed opportunities and mental health issues — but firms can provide support in numerous ways, and attorneys can use therapeutic strategies to quiet their inner critic, says Helen Pamely at Rosling King.
In 2022, partners considering lateral moves have new priorities, and firms that hope to recruit top talent will need to communicate their strategy for growth, engage on hot issues like origination credit and diversity initiatives, and tailor their integration plans toward expanding partners’ client base, says Gloria Sandrino at Lateral Link.
Lawyers are experiencing burnout on a massive, unprecedented scale due to the pandemic, but law firms and institutional players can and should make a difference by focusing on small, practical solutions that protect their attorneys’ most precious personal resource and professional commodity — time, says Chad Sarchio, president of the District of Columbia Bar.