Mid-Law

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    Illinois Supreme Court Forms Generative AI Task Force

    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.

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    Lowenstein Sandler Adds Steptoe Atty As Exempt Orgs Chair

    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.

  • Buchalter, Parker Milliken Accused In $19M Theft From Trusts

    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.

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    'Not Walmart': Ex-McElroy Deutsch CFO Must Face Theft Suit

    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. 

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    Legal Event Organizers Stress Efforts To Deter Harassment

    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.

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    Moye White Picks Litigator As Firm's General Counsel

    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.

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    Riker Danzig Names Litigator, Ex-Judge As Diversity Leaders

    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.

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    Kelley Kronenberg Brings On Four Litigators Across Florida

    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.

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    Tyson & Mendes Adds Mercury Insurance Trial Atty In LA

    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.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    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.

  • Law360 Legal Lions Of The Week

    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.

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    Kasowitz Drawn Into Supertall Tower Investor Spat

    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.

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    Pierson Ferdinand Added 104 FisherBroyles Attys In January

    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.

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    Ex-Schnader Harrison Atty Alleges Firm Mishandled Funds

    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.

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    Greenspoon Marder Moves To Larger NY Office, Citing Growth

    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.

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    Michael Best Names Corporate Vet DC Gov't Relations Head

    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.

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    Philly-Based Weber Gallagher Expands Into Fla.

    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.

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    Taylor English Adds Eversheds Sutherland Tax Pro In Atlanta

    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.

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    Jackson Walker Adds Real Estate Pro In Austin From Winstead

    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.

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    Morris Nichols Bolsters Bankruptcy Practice With 2 Attorneys

    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.

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    Jackson Walker Steps Down From 4E Ch. 11 Amid Fees Probe

    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.

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    Pashman Stein Names 3 NJ Attys To Executive Committee

    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.

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    Lathrop GPM Adds 8-Person IP Team In Dallas

    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.

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    Marshall Dennehey Adds Med Mal Pro In Pittsburgh

    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.

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    Adams And Reese To Launch Aviation And Aerospace Group

    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.

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Expert Analysis

  • 9 Writing Tips From The Justices' Opinions Last Term Author Photo

    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.

  • What Web3 Means For Lawyers' Ethical Duties Author Photo

    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.

  • NY's Cybersecurity CLE Rule Is A Sign Of Changing Times Author Photo

    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.

  • Opinion

    Law Firms Stressing Work-Life Balance Are Missing The Mark Author Photo

    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.

  • A Law Student's Guide To Thriving As A Summer Associate Author Photo

    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.

  • Burnout Prevention Requires Effort From Attys And Firms Author Photo

    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.

  • How I Owned My Power As An Asian American Woman In Law Author Photo

    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.

  • Successful In-House Alt Legal Services Start With 4 Questions Author Photo

    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.

  • 3 Reasons To Embrace Jargon In Legal Marketing Content Author Photo

    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.

  • Future Lawyers Expect DEI Commitments Beyond Recruiting Author Photo

    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.

  • Series

    Ask A Mentor: How Can Law Students Build Real-World Skills? Author Photo

    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.

  • How Firm Leaders Can Build And Sustain Culture Author Photo

    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.

  • The Case That Showed Me The Value Of E-Discovery Plans Author Photo

    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.

  • Opinion

    CLE Accreditation Should Be Tied To Learning Outcomes Author Photo

    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.

  • Why You Should Leverage AI For Privilege Review Author Photo

    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.

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