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    Jackson Walker Adds Water Expert In Austin To Enviro Team

    Jackson Walker LLP is expanding its environmental regulatory team, bringing in a water policy expert, who most recently has been working at his own solo firm, as a partner in its Austin office.

  • Cahill Has 'Great Ambitions' To Take IP Litigation By Storm

    Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP has spent the last year building up a new intellectual property practice, with a veteran of top law firms leading the way and attorneys from White & Case LLP joining the firm earlier this year.

  • NJ Firm Resolves Former Atty's Gender, Race Bias Suit

    Brach Eichler LLC told a New Jersey federal court Friday it had agreed to end a Hispanic former attorney's lawsuit alleging she was treated worse than white male colleagues and targeted for a layoff under the guise of financial difficulties.

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    After COVID Office Cuts, Firms Will Do 'More With Less'

    Things are settling back into place in the legal office space market after the great upheavals caused by COVID-19, with most law firms now focused on making the best use of their existing space after a round of pandemic-era downsizing, according to a new survey.

  • Law360 Legal Lions Of The Week

    Mitchell Law PLLC, Gessler Blue LLC and Dhillon Law Group Inc. lead this week's edition of Law360 Legal Lions after the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously found that states can't bar former president Donald Trump from running for reelection this year based on a 14th Amendment provision.

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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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    Class Suits Among Companies' Fastest-Growing Legal Costs

    An annual survey of more than 300 large companies shows that class action spending was up to a record high in 2023, with the percentage of companies facing class action lawsuits at the highest level since the survey began 13 years ago, and total expenditures reaching nearly $4 billion.

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    Longtime Cannabis Atty From Bressler Joins Fox Rothschild

    Fox Rothschild LLP announced that an experienced cannabis and financial services attorney who spent nearly two decades with Bressler Amery & Ross PC has moved to the firm's litigation practice as a partner in Morristown, New Jersey.

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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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    As Deepfakes Rise, Prof Says Expert Fee Rules Must Change

    Loyola Law School professor Rebecca Delfino recently published a paper about how the costs of litigating deepfake evidence, in particular expert witness fees, create access to justice barriers for litigants. Here, Delfino talked with Law360 Pulse about her proposal for addressing these barriers.

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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.

  • Ex-SVB Counsel Farella Braun Seeks $49K In Unpaid Fees

    Farella Braun & Martel LLP, which previously represented Silicon Valley Bank's parent in a dispute over fraud coverage, has sued the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in a California federal court to extract nearly $49,000 in unpaid legal fees it says the agency must pay on behalf of the defunct lender.

  • Ex-NJ Law Firm Exec Drops Bid For Docs In Retaliation Suit

    A former McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP executive accused of stealing from the firm has withdrawn a motion filed in New Jersey state court demanding evidence supporting her gender discrimination suit after the firm blasted the request as "frivolous" and said she had already received the requested materials.

  • Davis Graham Launches IP Litigation Practice Group

    Denver-based Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP has launched a new practice group dedicated to intellectual property litigation matters led by a pair of recent partner hires with a combined over 50 years of experience in the IP field.

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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.

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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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    Former TD Bank Atty Joins Stevens & Lee In Valley Forge, Pa.

    A bankruptcy litigator left has moved back to private practice by joining Stevens & Lee PC's office in the Philadelphia suburbs after 18 months as in-house counsel for TD Bank.

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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.

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    Otterbourg Formalizes Bankruptcy, Mass Torts Practice Group

    As many BigLaw firms continue chasing bankruptcy talent, Otterbourg PC announced the formalization of a cross-departmental mass tort bankruptcy practice group under the leadership of a recently hired restructuring attorney and a longtime Otterbourg litigator.

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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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    Rimon Adds Shook Hardy And Cozen Litigators In Fla. And NJ

    Rimon Law has announced the addition of four new attorneys experienced in international arbitration, employment, corporate law and trust and estates, including a partner from Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP in Florida and another partner from Cozen O'Connor in New Jersey.

  • Flaster Greenberg Adds Atty From Transportation Boutique

    For the second time in a week, Flaster Greenberg PC has added an attorney to its suburban Philadelphia office — this time welcoming a litigator who left his own transportation law boutique to join the firm.

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    Saxton & Stump Adds Ex-Burns White Atty To Trucking Group

    Saxton & Stump continued to grow its commercial transportation group with the recent addition of an experienced litigator who joined its Harrisburg office after nearly two years with Burns White LLC.

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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.

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    Ask A Mentor: Should My Law Firm Take On An Apprentice? Author Photo

    Mentoring a law student who is preparing for the bar exam without attending law school is an arduous process that is not for everyone, but there are also several benefits for law firms hosting apprenticeship programs, says Jessica Jackson, the lawyer guiding Kim Kardashian West's legal education.

  • 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.

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