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    Legal Industry Adds 2,700 Jobs In February

    Employment in the U.S. legal sector rebounded in February, showing a slight increase following a decline at the beginning of the year, according to preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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    By The Numbers: Why Associates Stay At Their Firms

    After a flood of associates left their firms in search of greener pastures as part of the "talent wars" of the early 2020s, the National Association for Law Placement wanted to know what made other early-career attorneys decide instead to stay put. Here, Law360 Pulse takes a look at how compensation, work-life balance, and a dozen other factors helped play a role.

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    Legal Recruitment Cos. Lippman Jungers, Johnson Downie Merge

    Legal recruiting outfits Johnson Downie and Lippman Jungers jointly announced Thursday their plan to combine under a single brand.

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    Military Spouses Are Untapped Pool Of Attorney Talent

    Service members' spouses in the legal profession present a massive well of untapped talent, though balancing a law career with their families' service to the country can be challenging, attorneys working in and with this community tell Law360 Pulse.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The legal industry marked the beginning of March with another busy week as BigLaw firms made new hires and adjusted their practices.

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    Hinshaw Adds McGlinchey Stafford Finance Atty In Texas

    Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP announced it has hired a 20-year veteran of McGlinchey Stafford PLLC who focuses his practice on a range of financial services-related and consumer finance work.

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    Norton Rose AI Leader Talks Mixed Terrain For 'Evolving' Tech

    As head of Norton Rose Fulbright's new artificial intelligence practice team in the U.S., Chuck Hollis said he and other firm attorneys are aiming to guide corporate clients through their use of the "constantly evolving" technology amid differing regulations across the globe.

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    Duane Morris Litigator Jumps To Michael Best In Austin

    Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is expanding its litigation team, announcing Thursday it is bringing in a Duane Morris LLP trial attorney as a partner in its Austin, Texas, office.

  • 5th Circ. Won't Revive Owner Suit Over Litigation Funding Co.

    The Fifth Circuit has affirmed a decision saying that, based on Texas law, no valid profit-sharing contract exists between parties who formed a business to provide pre-settlement medical advancement loans to litigants.

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    And The Oscars' Legal Questions Go To ... John Quinn

    When he was the general counsel to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Quinn Emanuel founding partner John Quinn attended the Oscars dozens of times, and he did so with a copy of the broadcast network contract tucked into his tuxedo pocket.

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    Equity Concerns Follow Mass Torts' March Into Bankruptcy

    After decades of suffering and waiting, a group of more than 82,000 childhood sexual abuse survivors recently reached a $2.5 billion bankruptcy settlement with the Boy Scouts of America and related groups. Yet the survivors may once again be in suspense.

  • Latham Passes Skadden As Busiest Securities Defense Firm

    Despite a downward trend in securities case filings over the past three years, Latham & Watkins LLP has remained one of the most active law firms on the defense side, taking over the top spot from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, according to reports released by Lex Machina.

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    Litigation Funder Virage Capital's GC Joins Winstead In Dallas

    Texas firm Winstead PC announced that the former general counsel of litigation funder Virage Capital Management LP joined the firm as a shareholder and the new co-chair of its investment management and private funds industry group.

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    Flotek Taps Veteran Energy Atty As New GC

    Houston-based environmental tech company Flotek Industries Inc. announced the appointment of a veteran in-house attorney with nearly a decade spent in the energy industry as its new general counsel.

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    The Firms Charging Into Secondary Cities As BigLaw Retreats

    While top-tier firms have recently tapered their migration to secondary legal markets, firm leaders and recruiters say these locations continue to hold appeal for midtier firms, citing advantages such as lower expenses and competitive billing rates.

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    McGuireWoods Adds 2 Former Federal Prosecutors In Dallas

    McGuireWoods LLP announced Wednesday that two former federal prosecutors who specialize in healthcare regulatory and compliance issues have joined the firm as partners in Dallas.

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    Nathan Sommers Rebrands, Relocates, Refreshes In Houston

    George Gibson, a co-managing partner of boutique Nathan Sommers Gibson Dillon, formerly Nathan Sommers Jacobs, said the firm's recent name change and move to a modernized space in Houston were a reflection of the 53-year-old corporate firm's evolution and "mission into the future."

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    Where E-Discovery Generative AI Efforts Currently Stand

    More e-discovery companies are announcing new capabilities that harness the power of generative artificial intelligence, but I'm hearing confusion among some law firm leaders about the immediate availability of the tools in a more crowded legal tech market.

  • Incumbents On Texas High Court Poised To Lose Seats

    Dozens of judicial seats were up for grabs this Super Tuesday, including three spots on the state's highest criminal court held by incumbent justices who by late in the evening appeared poised to lose their seats.

  • Judge Still Weighing Houston Judicial Candidate's Eligibility

    Hours before the polls closed on Super Tuesday, a state judge was still mulling a temporary injunction in favor of a Harris County judge challenging the eligibility of his Democratic opponent.

  • Wells Fargo Accused Of Enabling Ex-Texas Atty's Fraud

    Victims of a former San Antonio lawyer's multimillion-dollar fraud scheme claim his theft was enabled by Wells Fargo willfully turning a blind eye to the lawyer's misuse of trust accounts holding client funds, according to a lawsuit in Texas federal court that alleges the bank profited from this scheme.

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    Philly, Dallas Feds Name New Top Attys

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Tuesday announced it has promoted its deputy general counsel to senior vice president and general counsel, following a similar announcement from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas about its former interim general counsel.

  • Paxton Rips 'Hurt Feelings' Bid To Keep Firing Suit Alive

    In a bid to skirt depositions by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and several high-ranking staffers, the Office of the Attorney General has argued that whistleblowers who accused Paxton of firing them for reporting alleged misconduct are not entitled to conduct more investigation because he has already agreed not to contest the allegations.

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    DLA Piper Adds Merck SVP As New Life Sciences Sector Chair

    An experienced in-house attorney with a longtime passion for life sciences and medicine has left her position as a C-suite executive at biopharmaceutical giant Merck to join DLA Piper as the chair of its life sciences sector.

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    Haynes Boone Atty's Return Marks Firm's Latest Rehire

    Real estate transaction attorney George Hinchey returned to Haynes and Boone LLP in the firm's San Antonio, Texas, office, making him the eighth attorney to return since the start of 2023, the firm announced.

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Expert Analysis

  • Learning How To Code Can Unleash New Potential In Lawyers Author Photo

    Every lawyer can begin incorporating aspects of software development in their day-to-day practice with little to no changes in their existing tools or workflow, and legal organizations that take steps to encourage this exploration of programming can transform into tech incubators, says George Zalepa at Greenberg Traurig.

  • Supporting Associates Amid Pandemic's Mental Health Toll Author Photo

    As junior associates increasingly report burnout, work-life conflict and loneliness during the pandemic, law firms should take tangible actions to reduce the stigma around seeking help, and to model desired well-being behaviors from the top down, say Stacey Whiteley at the New York State Bar Association and Robin Belleau at Kirkland.

  • The Importance Of Client Engagement In Law Firm Innovation Author Photo

    As clients increasingly want law firms to serve as innovation platforms, firms must understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach — the key is a nimble innovation function focused on listening and knowledge sharing, says Mark Brennan at Hogan Lovells.

  • The Unique Challenges Facing Women-Owned Law Firms Author Photo

    In addition to establishing their brand from scratch, women who start their own law firms must overcome inherent bias against female lawyers and convince prospective clients to put aside big-firm preferences, says Joel Stern at the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms.

  • The Pursuit Of Wellness In BigLaw: Lessons From My Journey Author Photo

    Jane Jeong at Cooley shares how grueling BigLaw schedules and her own perfectionism emotionally bankrupted her, and why attorneys struggling with burnout should consider making small changes to everyday habits.

  • Why We Must Recruit And Advance More Black Prosecutors Author Photo

    Black Americans make up a disproportionate percentage of the incarcerated population but are underrepresented among elected prosecutors, so the legal community — from law schools to prosecutor offices — must commit to addressing these disappointing demographics, says Erika Gilliam-Booker at the National Black Prosecutors Association.

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    Ask A Mentor: How Can Associates Deal With Overload? Author Photo

    Young lawyers overwhelmed with a crushing workload must tackle the problem on two fronts — learning how to say no, and understanding how to break down projects into manageable parts, says Jay Harrington at Harrington Communications.

  • 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.

  • What Social Media Process Service May Look Like In Texas Author Photo

    The Texas Supreme Court's recently proposed rule change allowing substituted service through social media and email could take effect in December, and practitioners will need to know how to establish that the defendant received notice through a technological method, says Marcus Eason at McGinnis Lochridge.

  • Strategies For Associates Seeking Jobs Amid Hiring Slump Author Photo

    Law firms will be hiring conservatively well into 2021 and beyond, but associates eyeing a new firm or market can successfully make a move if they are pragmatic about their requirements, say Rebecca Glatzer and Kate Reder Sheikh at Major Lindsey.

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