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The Illinois Supreme Court launched a task force investigating uses of generative artificial intelligence, with a roster that includes judges, administrators and attorneys, a spokesperson at the courts has confirmed to Law360 Pulse.
Lowenstein Sandler LLP has hired a Steptoe LLP partner focused on tax and other matters in Washington, D.C., to lead the firm's exempt organizations practice, the firm announced Monday.
Attorneys from law firms Buchalter APC and Parker Milliken Clark O'Hara & Samuelian have been accused by members of a Los Angeles-based group of trusts of conspiring to help their client bilk nearly $20 million from the trusts in a Ponzi scheme.
A New Jersey state judge on Friday declined to remove McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP's former chief financial officer from a suit accusing him and his wife of stealing more than $3 million, noting that the heightened ethical duty imposed on law firms justifies keeping the claims alive.
Legal conference organizers have told Law360 Pulse that they are committed to fostering safe and inclusive events, and some changes have been made following recent accusations of sexual harassment and assault at legal events.
Moye White LLP, which has offices in Colorado and Georgia, has selected a commercial and real estate litigator and former accountant to serve as its next general counsel.
New Jersey-based Riker Danzig LLP announced the appointment of two experienced attorneys, including the first African-American judge in Middlesex County Superior Court's history, as co-chairs of the firm's diversity committee.
Kelley Kronenberg added four new partners throughout Florida this week, including a new business unit leader who recently served as an acquisition integration and turnaround advisor.
Insurance and civil litigation defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP has expanded its California team, bringing in a former Mercury Insurance in-house counsel and trial attorney as a partner in its Los Angeles office.
This was another busy week for the legal industry as BigLaw expanded its reach and big names made headlines after court. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.
Trial and appeals boutique Lehotsky Keller Cohn LLP topped this week's list of Legal Lions, with a victory for client FedEx at the Fifth Circuit that slashed a $366 million verdict to $250,000.
Two LLCs tied to AmBase Corp. filed a summons against Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP in New York Supreme Court, kickstarting the latest multimillion-dollar court fight connected to Manhattan's supertall Steinway Tower.
As of the end of January, a total of 104 partners had departed FisherBroyles LLP to join breakaway law firm Pierson Ferdinand LLP, according to an announcement by the new firm, which opened its doors at the beginning of the year.
A former partner of now-shuttered Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP has accused the firm of mismanaging funds deducted from employee pay by failing to deposit them into a retirement plan, according to a putative class action in Pennsylvania federal court.
After recruiting a number of diverse attorneys in New York last year, Greenspoon Marder LLP has moved its midtown Manhattan office to a larger space, the firm announced Wednesday.
A partner with experience working for a number of Fortune 500 companies will lead Michael Best & Friedrich's lobbying arm's federal government relations practice based in Washington, D.C., the firm announced Thursday.
Midsized firm Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP continues to expand its reach across the U.S. with the recent opening of its first office in Florida and the addition of two attorneys formerly with Fowler White Burnett PA.
An attorney with more than 30 years of experience working with some of the largest accounting firms in the world has brought his expertise on international taxes and transfer pricing to Taylor English Duma LLP's Atlanta office.
Jackson Walker LLP has strengthened its land use practice group in Austin, Texas, with the addition of a senior counsel who came aboard from Winstead PC.
Delaware firm Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP has added to its bankruptcy and restructuring practice two attorneys who previously worked at Polsinelli PC and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
Jackson Walker LLP, the firm at the center of a legal ethics scandal over the undisclosed relationship between a lawyer and a bankruptcy judge, has stepped down as Chapter 11 counsel to hand sanitizer maker 4E Brands Northamerica LLC as a Texas bankruptcy judge considers revoking $800,000 in legal fees paid to the firm in the case.
Pashman Stein Walder Hayden PC has tapped three attorneys from the bankruptcy, construction and litigation practice groups to move up to the firm's executive committee, effective the beginning of 2024.
Lathrop GPM LLP is continuing its wave of recent expansion this winter by hiring an eight-person intellectual property team in Dallas from Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC.
An attorney with more than three decades of experience in medical malpractice litigation has moved her practice to Marshall Dennehey's Pittsburgh office after more than five years of practicing with Davis McFarland & Carroll 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.
Hidden in the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinions from the last term are each justice’s talents for crafting choice turns of phrase, highlighting best practices for attorneys to jump-start their own writing, says Ross Guberman at BriefCatch.
As law firms embrace Web3 technologies by accepting cryptocurrency as payment for legal fees, investing in metaverse departments and more, lawyers should remember their ethical duties to warn clients of the benefits and risks of technology in a murky regulatory environment, says Heidi Frostestad Kuehl at Northern Illinois University College of Law.
New York's recently announced requirement that lawyers complete cybersecurity training as part of their continuing legal education is a reminder that securing client information is more complicated in an increasingly digital world, and that expectations around attorneys' technology competence are changing, says Jason Schwent at Clark Hill.
OpinionLaw Firms Stressing Work-Life Balance Are Missing The Mark
Law firms struggling to attract and retain lawyers are institutionalizing work-life balance through hybrid work models, but such balance is elusive in a client services and tech-dependent world, underscoring the need for firms to instead aim for attorney empowerment and true balance within — not outside — the workplace, says Joe Pack at Pack Law.
Summer associates are expected to establish a favorable reputation and develop genuine relationships in a few short weeks, but several time management, attitude and communication principles can help them make the most of their time and secure an offer for a full-time position, says Joseph Marciano, who was a 2022 summer associate at Reed Smith.
To avoid physical and emotional exhaustion, attorneys must respect their own and their colleagues' personal and professional boundaries, but law firms must also play a role in discouraging burnout culture — especially if they are struggling with attorney retention, say attorneys at Lowenstein Sandler.
Gibson Dunn's Debra Yang shares the bumps in her journey to becoming the first female Asian American U.S. attorney, a state judge and a senior partner in BigLaw, and how other women can face their self-doubts and blaze their own trails to success amid systemic obstacles.
Law firms that are considering creating an in-house alternative legal service provider should focus not on recapturing revenue otherwise lost to outside vendors, but instead consider how a captive ALSP will better fulfill the needs of their clients and partners, say Beatrice Seravello and Brad Blickstein at Baretz & Brunelle.
Ignore what you've been told about jargon — adding insider industry terms to your firm's marketing and business development content can persuade potential clients that you have the specialized knowledge they can trust, says Wayne Pollock at Law Firm Editorial Service.
To attract future lawyers from diverse backgrounds, firms must think beyond recruiting efforts, because law students are looking for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives that invest in employee professional development and engage with students year-round, says Lauren Jackson at Howard University School of Law.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can Law Students Build Real-World Skills?
Allison Coffin at Akin Gump discusses how summer associates going back to school can continue to develop real-world lawyering skills by leveraging the numerous law school resources that support professional development both inside and outside the classroom.
In uncertain and challenging times, law firm leaders can build and sustain culture by focusing attention on mission, values and leadership development, and applying a growth mindset across their firms, says Scott Westfahl at Harvard Law.
Robert Keeling at Sidley reflects on leading discovery in the litigation that followed the historic $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger and how the case highlighted the importance of having a strategic e-discovery plan in place.
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.