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  • Mass. Atty's AI Gaffe Prompts Warning, 'Restrained' Penalty

    A Massachusetts judge has put the state's legal bar on notice of the dangers of trusting artificial intelligence by sanctioning an attorney $2,000 for filing court papers that were full of realistic-sounding but fictitious case citations.

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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.

  • Legal Sales Platform Propense.ai Raises $3M

    Propense.ai, which provides software that identifies cross-selling opportunities for professional services companies, has announced a seed funding round of $3 million as it moves into production from an invite-only beta test.

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    GCs See Data Privacy, ESG As Growing Risk Areas For 2024

    While regulatory compliance remains top of mind for chief legal officers, data privacy, and environmental, social and governance have entered the conversation as leading risks for legal department leaders, according to the results of a new survey.

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    Ontra Further Bolsters C-Suite, Hires Ex-C2FO Marketing Lead

    Contract automation and intelligence provider Ontra announced on Wednesday its latest C-suite addition, bringing aboard the former global chief marketing officer of financial technology company C2FO to lead its marketing efforts.

  • Invoice Outfit Oddr Expands Into Asia With Pickering Pearce

    Oddr, a Silicon Valley-based invoicing platform for the professional services industry, announced on Tuesday its expansion into the Asia-Pacific regional market through a partnership with law firm consultancy Pickering Pearce.

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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.

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    Why This Contract Software Co.'s 'Sweet Spot' Is Law Firms

    While many contract software companies primarily cater to in-house legal teams, contract drafting platform Henchman is directing its attention toward law firms.

  • Zimmerman Reed Rips L'Occitane Privacy 'Shakedown' Suit

    Zimmerman Reed LLP has asked a California federal court to toss L'Occitane's suit claiming the firm and thousands of its clients have conspired to "weaponize" a California wiretapping law against the luxury retailer, arguing that there's no "legitimate factual basis" backing the allegations.

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    Houser LLP Hit By Class Action Over 2023 Data Breach

    Houser LLP was hit with a proposed class action in California federal court from a man who alleges that the business litigation law firm's negligence in properly securing its files from potential cyberattacks led to the exposure and theft of his personal data in 2023.

  • Danish Compliance Co. Formalize Raises €15M

    Denmark-based compliance solutions provider Whistleblower Software announced on Tuesday it raised €15 million ($16.3 million) in a Series A funding round, along with rebranding itself as Formalize.

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    Legal Services Co. Adds Banking Exec As Chief Tech Officer

    John Wei, chief technology officer and senior vice president at Comerica Bank, has joined legal and business support services provider Integreon Inc. as CTO and executive vice president, the company said Tuesday.

  • Legal Marketing Co. Sues Ex-VP Over Trade Secrets Theft

    Legal case acquisition marketing company Tort Experts LLC has sued a former senior vice president of marketing in Colorado federal court for allegedly sharing screenshots of the company's internal systems, pricing and margins with competitors in violation of an employment agreement and federal law.

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    Texas IP Attorney Looks To Donate Study App He Patented

    McKool Smith intellectual property associate Kyle Ryman wants to donate a study app he co-developed and patented that helped him pass the Texas bar exam.

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    Laptop Dustup Pits Steptoe & Johnson Against Bookkeepers

    A Manhattan federal judge on Monday prodded Steptoe & Johnson PLLC to try to settle claims that it unlawfully exploited the contents of a Pennsylvania accounting and tax concern's laptop, but the law firm's counsel denied it had any such device.

  • FTI Consulting Acquires Actuarial Firm Madison Consulting

    Washington, D.C.-based international business advisory firm FTI Consulting Inc. announced on Monday its acquisition of Madison Consulting Group, an actuarial firm based in Madison, Georgia, and Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

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    Houser Reports Data Breach Affected 325,000 People

    Houser LLP experienced a data breach beginning in May that affected more than 325,000 people, the law firm said in a regulatory filing with the Office of the Maine Attorney General posted Wednesday.

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    How GCs Can Safeguard Ethics, Data In Face Of Evolving Tech

    New technology is moving so fast, as well as the laws relating to attorneys' use of technology, that panelists at a Thursday evening webinar complained it was nearly impossible to have an up-to-date slide deck.

  • Employment Law Firm Sues IT Co. Over Ransomware Attack

    California-based employment law firm Mastagni Holstedt has sued an IT solutions company in Sacramento County Superior Court, saying that after hiring the company to install a network system and server, the firm suffered a ransomware attack forcing it to pay a group known as Black Basta to retrieve its data.

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    Legal Tech Roundup: SimpleClosure, Validient

    Two legal technology startups adding new investments this week top this roundup of recent industry news.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    February ended with a bang as BigLaw made moves and the Supreme Court waded into former President Donald Trump’s legal woes. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    Troutman Pepper Launches Team To Address Cyberattacks

    Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP is addressing the threat to businesses from cyberattacks and data breaches with a new incidents and investigations team led by firm veterans on both sides of the country with deep expertise in data security and privacy issues.

  • Judge Analysis Platform Bench IQ Raises $2.1M

    Bench IQ, a new startup founded by Ross Intelligence executives that analyzes a judge's record of decisions using artificial intelligence, announced Thursday the raising of $2.1 million in pre-seed funding from several venture capital groups, law firms and angel investors.

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    Wilson Sonsini, Fenwick West Back Atty-Founded Equity Tool

    Global equity platform Slice Global Inc., which uses artificial intelligence to ensure that companies issuing equity to international employees stay in compliance with laws and regulations, secured a $7 million seed funding round on Thursday.

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    E-Discovery Co. ProSearch Hires Ex-Exterro COO

    ProSearch, an e-discovery and legal data analytics company, announced Wednesday the hiring of a former executive at Exterro Inc. as its first chief operating officer.

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