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Winstead PC has added an intellectual property attorney in Austin, Texas, with boots-on-the-ground experience as a software engineer who came aboard from Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Kaufman Dolowich has added to its newly launched Delaware office the former co-managing partner of Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP's office in the First State.
Voting rights advocates who faced off with Georgia election officials at trial last month are now seeking sanctions against the Coffee County, Georgia, board of elections and its attorneys for allegedly withholding evidence related to a January 2021 voting machine breach in the county and for knowingly allowing a witness to lie under oath.
The founders of Tully Rinckey PLLC should be suspended for 90 days for placing improper employment restrictions on people who worked in the firm's Washington, D.C., office, an attorney ethics committee has recommended.
An artificial intelligence rapid response team created by state judiciary leaders has released interim guidance and resources to help state courts navigate AI technologies, the National Center for State Courts said Wednesday.
Carlton Fields PA announced that three Florida-based attorneys were named leaders of the firm's business transactions, cybersecurity and privacy and intellectual property practice groups.
Colorado-based Messner Reeves LLP is being sued in California state court by a Florida financing consultant that claims the firm failed to protect a $700,000 interest deposit it made as part of a client's business loan.
A trio of commercial litigators has returned to Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC's Pittsburgh office following an 18-month stint at Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP.
Patterson & Sheridan LLP has opened an office in Huntsville, Alabama, that will be helmed by an attorney with local ties who formerly was a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Spencer Fane LLP has strengthened its labor and employment practice with a partner in Houston who came aboard from Porter Hedges LLP.
The U.S. Trustee's Office has moved to have Sorrento Therapeutics' Chapter 11 case dismissed, alleging the biopharmaceutical company manufactured a venue in Texas bankruptcy court, even as the debtor asked for court approval to sell off its assets to its CEO under a revised reorganization plan.
Stevens & Lee PC has picked up an insurance and ERISA disputes litigator in New Jersey from McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP.
A six-attorney team led by one of Vaughan Baio's co-founders and name partners has left the firm to join Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP in Philadelphia and New York.
Florida's first female Secretary of Commerce has joined Adams and Reese's Tallahassee office as a government affairs adviser.
Remote law firm FisherBroyles LLP announced that it hired a litigation attorney with over 20 years of experience focusing on technology patent matters and licensing as a partner in Palo Alto, California.
Burr & Forman LLP has added a commercial litigation partner in Tampa who has operated his own firm for the past six years.
Frost Brown Todd LLP announced Tuesday that it has strengthened its real estate practice group with a pair of energy-savvy litigators in Dallas who came aboard from Spencer Fane LLP.
Tucker Ellis LLP has opened two new offices in Georgia and New Jersey, hiring a team of Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP attorneys and the firm's longtime former co-managing partner in Atlanta, as well as a pair of health and life sciences partners in Morristown, the firm announced Tuesday.
Jackson Walker LLP has bolstered its investigations and white collar team with a new partner in Dallas who is the former lead computer hacking and intellectual property attorney for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Northern District of Texas.
Attorney Eddie Nasser joined the legal technology startup Paxton AI on Jan. 29 as the company's legal product lead, leaving the practice of law behind to help with the legal tool he once used.
The legal community exploded into debate recently after a Black associate's lawsuit accusing her former BigLaw employer of discrimination excerpted an excoriating email from a partner that some online deemed unacceptable and bullying, and others said was simply a fact of BigLaw life.
Justin Carlson, the chief legal officer and general counsel at Florida-based software company Velocity Solutions, was appointed president of the Hispanic National Bar Foundation in September after years both volunteering and participating in its programs.
King & Spalding LLP leads this week's edition of Law360 Legal Lions, after a California federal jury awarded mobile game platform Skillz $42.9 million in a patent infringement fight against rival AviaGames.
A seasoned transactions attorney has returned to private practice after more than 10 years as in-house counsel and joined Chamberlain Hrdlicka White Williams & Aughtry's Philadelphia office.
A New York federal judge on Thursday trimmed sex bias claims from a former chief financial officer's disability discrimination lawsuit against insurance recovery law firm Anderson Kill PC, while denying the firm's request to disqualify the former executive's counsel.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can I Turn Deferral To My Advantage?
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.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can I Support Gen Z Attorneys?
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.
A recent data leak at Proskauer via a cloud data storage platform demonstrates key reasons why law firms must pay attention to data safeguarding, including the increasing frequency of cloud-based data breaches and the consequences of breaking client confidentiality, says Robert Kraczek at One Identity.
There are a few communication tips that law students in summer associate programs should consider to put themselves in the best possible position to receive an offer, and firms can also take steps to support those to whom they are unable to make an offer, says Amy Mattock at Georgetown University Law Center.
Many attorneys are going to use artificial intelligence tools whether law firms like it or not, so firms should educate them on AI's benefits, limits and practical uses, such as drafting legal documents, to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving legal market, say Thomas Schultz and Eden Bernstein at Kellogg Hansen.
Dealing with the pressures associated with law school can prove difficult for many future lawyers, but there are steps students can take to manage stress — and schools can help too, say Ryan Zajic and Dr. Janani Krishnaswami at UWorld.
Amid ongoing disagreements on whether states should mandate implicit bias training as part of attorneys' continuing legal education requirements, Stephanie Wilson at Reed Smith looks at how unconscious attitudes or stereotypes adversely affect legal practice, and whether mandatory training programs can help.
To become more effective advocates, lawyers need to rethink the ridiculous, convoluted language they use in correspondence and write letters in a clear, concise and direct manner, says legal writing instructor Stuart Teicher.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can I Negotiate My Separation Agreement?
Kate Reder Sheikh at Major Lindsey discusses how a law firm associate can navigate being laid off, what to look for in a separation agreement and why to be upfront about it with prospective employers.