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    Dinsmore Adds 5-Atty Cybersecurity Team In Cleveland

    Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has added a five-attorney cybersecurity and data privacy team in Cleveland to keep up with the escalating demands of national business clients, the firm said Tuesday.

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    Ex-Dinsmore Atty Moves In-House With Alta Equipment

    A longtime external counsel for Alta Equipment Group Inc. has joined the company as its top attorney from Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.

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    Approach The Bench: Judge Chu On Pioneering Virtual Trials

    In the summer of 2020, Nick Chu, a young justice of the peace in Austin, Texas, made history by presiding over the nation's first virtual criminal jury trial.

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    More Law School Graduates Are Shouldering Loan Debt

    Most law graduates finance their graduate education through loans, and the proportion of law graduates borrowing for law school has increased, according to a Tuesday report from AccessLex Institute.

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    Why Client Service Is The Most Valued Firm Culture Trait

    When asked about the qualities that inspire positive feelings about their firms' cultures, lawyers pointed to a high priority on client service above all else in a recent survey by legal recruiting firm Major Lindsey & Africa and Law360 Pulse.

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    What Lawyers Really Think About Law Firm Culture

    Here are a few things lawyers had to say when asked to describe their firm’s culture and whether their firms were focusing on the most important cultural priorities.

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    Younger Attys Are Looking For More From Law Firm Culture

    Younger attorneys are looking for better policies around attorney well-being and work-life balance, more diversity, and more mentorship and training from their law firms, according to the results of a new survey.

  • Fla. Bar Approves Generative AI Ethics Guidelines

    Lawyers may use generative artificial intelligence, but only to the extent that they can reasonably guarantee compliance with ethical obligations, according to guidelines adopted by the Florida Bar.

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    Tucker Arensberg Adds To Estates Group With Shareholder

    Tucker Arensberg P.C. has expanded its Pittsburgh office this week with the addition of an estate attorney from Galanter Tomosovich.

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    Second Finnegan Alumnus Rejoins Firm In 2024

    Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP has rehired its second attorney of 2024, who first joined the firm as a summer associate more than a decade ago, the firm announced Monday.

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    Mayer Expands Southwest Presence With San Antonio Shop

    Mayer LLP has widened its Southwest footprint to San Antonio with a team of a dozen attorneys who represent clients in various types of litigation, in the firm's third office in Texas and fifth overall.

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    Stradley Ronon Taps Veteran Litigator As New Firm Leader

    Longtime Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP attorney Michael D. O'Mara has moved into his new position as the firm's managing partner as part of a succession plan that started a year ago.

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    Warner Norcross Reelects Managing Partner To 2nd Term

    Michigan law firm Warner Norcross + Judd LLP has reelected its managing partner to a second two-year term, the firm announced Monday.

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    Rimon Law Bolsters Int'l Trade Group With 3 New Partners

    Rimon PC has added three partners, two from LimNexus LLP and one from DLA Piper, to the firm's international trade practice while also launching an export controls and economic sanctions practice.

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    Arnold & Porter Adds Ex-EPA Special Counsel To DC Team

    Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has hired a former special counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of General Counsel, who joins the firm in Washington, D.C., as a partner, the firm announced Monday.

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    Law360 Names Firms Of The Year

    Eight law firms have earned spots as Law360's Firms of the Year, with 55 Practice Group of the Year awards among them, steering some of the largest deals of 2023 and securing high-profile litigation wins, including at the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Law360 Names Practice Groups Of The Year

    Law360 would like to congratulate the winners of its Practice Groups of the Year awards for 2023, which honor the attorney teams behind litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry this past year.

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    Foley Hoag Adds 4 Sage Law Attys To Nascent Denver Office

    Four attorneys, including two partners, specializing in work involving startups in the life science and energy sectors have joined Foley Hoag LLP in its Denver office, which the firm established last year.

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    Law360's Legal Lions Of The Week

    Desmarais LLP and The Dacus Firm PC secured a $57 million trial verdict for genetic testing company Ravgen in a closely watched infringement trial, topping this week's list of Law360 Legal Lions.

  • Hanson Bridgett Emphasizes Diversity In New Leadership

    Hanson Bridgett LLP will replace half of the members of its management committee with four new members in February, and in the process will create what it is calling "one of the most diverse management committees in the AmLaw 200."

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    Texas Non-Atty Ownership Plan Fizzles As Justice Gap Fix

    As the legal industry struggles to find ways to bridge the wide gap between those who can afford civil legal services and those who cannot, a proposal in Texas to allow non-attorney ownership of firms providing low- or no-cost services faces an uncertain future following opposition from lawyers who say it would create an ethical quagmire.

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    Bracewell Gets Ex-Deloitte, Alliantgroup Atty For Its Tax Group

    Bracewell LLP has added an attorney with prior in-house experience at Deloitte and Alliantgroup as a partner in Houston to help bolster its efforts assisting clients in qualifying for and monetizing energy tax incentives, the global firm said in an announcement Thursday.

  • Ex-Judge Not Immune In Secret Relationship Suit, Court Told

    A former Texas bankruptcy judge cannot claim judicial immunity from a lawsuit over his concealed relationship with a onetime Jackson Walker partner since the relationship and the hiding of it were not judicial acts, a man suing the ex-judge has told a Texas federal court.

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    What GCs Think About Women Associates Outnumbering Men

    In the days since data showed that women surpassed men as associates, general counsel have urged their law firm colleagues not to lose sight of the entire picture, which continues to show the genders aren't close to equal representation at higher levels.

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    Buchalter Atty Tapped To Lead Orange County Shop

    An experienced litigator who has been actively involved in Buchalter's leadership for years has been selected to helm the law firm's office in Orange County, California.

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Expert Analysis

  • A Scientific Path For Improving Diversity At Law Firms Author Photo

    Law firms could combine industrial organizational psychology and machine learning to study prospective hires' analytical thinking, stress response and similar attributes — which could lead to recruiting from a more diverse candidate pool, say Ali Shahidi and Bess Sully at Sheppard Mullin.

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    Ask A Mentor: How Can Associates Seek More Assignments? Author Photo

    In the first installment of Law360 Pulse's career advice guest column, Meela Gill at Weil offers insights on how associates can ask for meaningful work opportunities at their firms without sounding like they are begging. 

  • Legal Sector Regulatory Reform Is Key To Closing Justice Gap Author Photo

    In order to improve access to justice for those who cannot afford a lawyer, states should consider regulatory innovations, such as allowing new forms of law firm ownership and permitting nonlawyers to provide certain legal services, says Patricia Lee Refo, president of the American Bar Association.

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