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The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday banned unwanted robocalls using cloned voices developed with artificial intelligence.
South Korean e-commerce giant Coupang said a former in-house compliance attorney's case against it for firing him after he reported it for allegedly doing business with the Iranian government should be thrown out because he was working outside the U.S. for a foreign company when he made his whistleblowing complaint.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has reached a settlement with Oppenheimer & Co., putting to rest a suit that was one of the commission's first-ever enforcement actions accusing underwriters of skirting municipal bond disclosure requirements, according to a letter filed Wednesday.
Snap Inc. paid its general counsel close to $9.4 million in 2023 — nearly $5 million more than in the previous year — according to a securities filing this week.
Exelon is bringing a former in-house attorney back into the fold as its new chief human resources officer, a little more than two years after the experienced counsel moved to subsidiary Baltimore Gas & Electric.
Kafene, a fintech platform that offers lease-to-own options to consumers, on Tuesday announced that it has hired a Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP attorney and in-house legal veteran as its general counsel.
A former Greenberg Traurig LLP shareholder has reunited with her mentor after jumping to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's energy and infrastructure team in Chicago.
Asset-light transportation services company Forward Air Corp. on Wednesday appointed its chief legal officer to serve as interim CEO amid an executive suite shakeup following its acquisition of Omni Logistics LLC.
Adams and Reese LLP is launching an aviation and aerospace practice with two former Jenner & Block LLP attorneys joining as its co-leaders, both of whom previously held top positions with Boeing and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.
Two of Blake Moore's fondest memories involve teamwork — playing pro football for the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1982 Super Bowl, and helping put together a billion-dollar deal for his company after years as its general counsel.
Dentons has hired as a partner for its Louisville, Kentucky, office a former in-house attorney at Schulte Hospitality Group who also previously spent two stints at national firm Frost Brown Todd LLP.
Carlton Fields has hired an assistant vice president and senior counsel from Lincoln Financial, who joins the firm's national financial services regulatory practice as a shareholder in Washington, D.C., the firm announced Tuesday.
The University of California, Berkeley School of Law pushed back this week against a Jewish advocacy organization's accusations that the school has fostered an antisemitic culture that has led to harassment of Jews on campus, arguing that the lawsuit should be dismissed since the university is acting under long-established constitutional principles that require it to protect student speech it does not necessarily endorse.
Data privacy platform TrustArc says it has brought on a new general counsel and chief privacy officer alongside another executive appointment and amid record revenue.
A former Ballard Spahr LLP attorney who led groups at the law firm, including one focused on environmental, social and governance issues, has transitioned in-house as general counsel at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Cosmetics and personal care company Revlon announced Tuesday that the former general counsel at retailer Hudson's Bay Co. and Toys R Us was named its new head lawyer in response to his predecessor's planned departure at the end of the month.
A Black attorney for the District of Columbia was yelled at and demeaned by the administrative law judge she worked for after she complained the judge was hostile to Black staffers, according to a suit filed in D.C. federal court.
Deepwatch said on Tuesday that it had brought on a new general counsel with a deep background in the cybersecurity industry nearly a year after it raised $180 million in investment funding.
The American Bar Association's Nominating Committee on Monday named solo practitioner Michelle Behnke of Madison, Wisconsin, as its nominee to serve as president for the 2025-2026 term.
The American Bar Association's policymaking body on Monday adopted a proposal to require ABA-approved law schools to have free speech policies, the first resolution of its kind, along with a slate of other new regulations.
A group of women who attended ALM's Legalweek conference last week have alleged that they experienced sexual harassment and assault while at a conference, leading more women to share that they have had similar experiences at other legal events.
New Jersey will change its character and fitness questionnaire to ask less invasive questions of sexual assault survivors, after a Law360 inquiry about the form. With nearly every state asking would-be lawyers questions that could dredge up sexual traumas, some attorneys are calling for other states to follow New Jersey's lead.
When a Delaware chancellor rescinded Tesla CEO Elon Musk's $56 billion pay package last week, her opinion cited a "deeply flawed" compensation process, marred by apparent conflicts of interest, and led by a former general counsel so beholden to Musk that the lawyer cried during his testimony.
Smithfield Foods Inc. said Monday it has recruited an in-house lawyer who has worked at high-profile brands such as Michaels Stores, Chiquita and Wrigley to serve as chief ethics and compliance officer.
Manufactured housing company Cavco has named a deputy general counsel for auto insurer Hagerty as its new top attorney and compliance chief, as the construction industry considers how to deal with increased costs related to new energy conservation standards.
OpinionCLE Accreditation Should Be Tied To Learning Outcomes
Given the substantial time and money lawyers put toward mandatory continuing legal education, CLE regulators and providers should be held to accreditation standards that assess learning outcomes, similar to those imposed on law schools and continuing medical education providers, says Rima Sirota at Georgetown Law.
While many lawyers still believe that a manual, document-by-document review is the best approach to privilege logging, certain artificial intelligence tools can bolster the traditional review process and make this aspect of electronic document review more efficient, more accurate and less costly, say Laura Riff and Michelle Six at Kirkland.
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.
OpinionNY Bar Admission Criminal History Query Is Unjust, Illegal
New York should revise Question 26 on its bar admission application, because requiring students to disclose any prior interaction with the criminal justice system disproportionately affects people of color, who have a history of being overpoliced — and it violates several state laws, says Andrew Brown, president of the New York State Bar Association.
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.