Mid-Law

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    Shipman & Goodwin Adds Murtha Cullina Employment Atty

    Shipman & Goodwin LLP has expanded its employment litigation capabilities with the addition of an attorney from Murtha Cullina LLP.

  • Pandemic Hasn't Hindered 2020 Law Grads, NALP Says

    Despite entering the workforce during a pandemic, most 2020 law school graduates are thriving, with high rates of employment and a dip in educational debt, but some still feel negative effects on their mental health, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Association for Law Placement Inc.

  • Ex-McElroy Deutsch Exec Says Ch. 11 Doesn't Pause Claims

    A former McElroy Deutsch executive told a New Jersey state court that just because her husband — former McElroy Deutsch chief financial officer John Dunlea — has filed for bankruptcy does not mean she needs to pause her claims against the firm for discrimination and retaliation.

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    Lancaster Atty Plans Move From Solo Firm To Saxton & Stump

    A Lancaster, Pennsylvania, attorney with an established solo practice focused on representing healthcare clients is folding his firm into Saxton & Stump after 20 years in operation.

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    Longtime IP Attorney Named Lewis Roca's California Head

    Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP has appointed an experienced intellectual property attorney who has been with the firm and a legacy for nearly 30 years, as managing partner of its California offices.

  • Cullen And Dykman Grows Higher Ed Team With University GC

    An experienced in-house counsel for a private university in upstate New York has joined Cullen and Dykman LLP as a partner in the firm's higher education practice group, based in the firm's Albany office.

  • Parts Of Klehr Harrison Bills Not Privileged, Pa. Panel Finds

    Pennsylvania journalists can view the subject lines of invoice requests sent to the Pennsylvania Office of General Counsel by outside law firms, including Klehr Harrison, with a state appeals court panel determining the information falls under the state's Right-to-Know Law and is not privileged, nor is it protected by a court order.

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    Phillips Lytle Private Wealth Pro Joins Gunster In Florida

    Gunster has announced that the firm picked up an of counsel for its private wealth services team in West Palm Beach, Florida, from Phillips Lytle LLP, as well as three associate attorneys.

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    Thompson Coe Hires Personal Injury Atty In San Antonio

    Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons LLP has hired a personal injury attorney in San Antonio, Texas, who is joining the firm with more than 33 years of experience defending diverse groups of individuals, organizations and corporations, the firm announced Monday.

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    Brownstein Hyatt Leads In Second-Quarter Lobbying Revenue

    Washington, D.C., lobbying shops report being as busy as ever as this fall's elections approach, with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP again posting the highest quarterly revenue.

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    Phillips Lytle Grows In NY With 3 Corporate, Litigation Attys

    Phillips Lytle LLP has expanded its corporate and litigation offerings in New York with the addition of three attorneys, including one from Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC and another from HSBC Bank.

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    Schnader Harrison Must Face Ex-Firm Atty's Class Action

    The former equity partners of defunct law firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP must face a proposed class action accusing them of improperly spending employee money intended for the firm's retirement plan, after a Pennsylvania federal judge shot down their motion to dismiss.

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    Pryor Cashman Hires Ex-Warshaw Burstein Real Estate Atty

    Pryor Cashman LLP announced Tuesday the hiring of a former partner and litigation co-chair at Warshaw Burstein LLP as the latest addition to its real estate litigation practice.

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    Morris Manning Appoints First Chief Strategy Officer

    Atlanta-based firm Morris Manning & Martin LLP announced Tuesday it has created a new chief strategy officer position to help guide the firm's plans for growth and navigate changes in the legal market.

  • How Law Librarians Are Teaching Ethical Use Of AI

    Law librarians are using several strategies to teach law students and lawyers how to ethically use generative artificial intelligence tools, including reading assignments, prompt exercises and mandatory training, according to a panel at the American Association of Law Libraries' annual conference

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    How Much Do Law Firms Pay For Acquisition Targets?

    It's a story law firm merger consultants say they've encountered time and time again: The founding partner of a small law firm nears retirement and approaches them to ask, "How much can I get for my law firm?"

  • Croke Fairchild Adds Litigation Attys Including Ex-Ill. Justice

    Chicago-based Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres LLC has added a former Illinois Supreme Court justice and a former Hinshaw & Culbertson attorney as litigation partners.

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    Saxton & Stump Grows Professional Team With Marketing Pro

    Pennsylvania-based Saxton & Stump announced Monday it expanded its professional team with the recent addition of a marketing expert who joined the firm after nearly 10 years with Global Tax Management.

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    Law Librarians Using Generative AI To Tackle 'Pain Points'

    Law librarians are using generative artificial intelligence to reduce the amount of time they spend on repetitive tasks like summarizing and rewriting content, according to a panel Monday at the American Association of Law Libraries' annual conference.

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    McKool Smith Hires Ex-Sidley Litigator In Los Angeles

    McKool Smith has hired the former co-leader of Sidley Austin LLP's national trial practice initiative who has spent the last few months running a solo practice after spending almost nine years with his former platform, McKool Smith announced Monday.

  • Bankruptcy Judge's Affair Sank Barge Company, Ex-CEO Says

    The former CEO of a now-defunct barge company claims that a Houston bankruptcy judge's affair with a Jackson Walker attorney helped destroy his business, saying that Jackson Walker shouldn't escape racketeering claims because it hid its part in the lucrative relationship.

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    Buchalter Hires Land-Use Atty As Shareholder For LA Office

    Buchalter has brought aboard land-use and real estate attorney Michael Shonafelt as a shareholder for the firm's real estate practice in its Los Angeles office, the firm announced on July 18.

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    NYC Bar OKs Attys' Financial Stakes In Alternative Biz Entities

    A new ethics committee report says a New York City lawyer may hold a financial interest in alternative business structures in jurisdictions that let them provide legal services, provided the lawyer is merely a financial investor, not practicing law through the entity.

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    Prince Lobel Fires Atty Following Misconduct Investigation

    A former general counsel for the Boston Cannabis Board turned chair of Prince Lobel Tye LLP's restaurant and hospitality group has been terminated by the Boston firm following an investigation, the firm confirmed to Law360 Pulse on Friday.

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    Veteran Benefits Atty Joins Amundsen Davis As Practice Head

    Amundsen Davis LLC announced that a longtime former attorney at legacy firm SmithAmundsen LLC rejoined its Milwaukee office as a partner and leader of its employee benefits, executive compensation and tax practice.

Expert Analysis

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    My Nonpracticing Law Job: Career And Wellness Coach Author Photo

    Tara Rhoades at The Sanity Plea shares how she went from BigLaw partner to legal industry career and wellness coach, and explains how attorneys can use their capabilities, knowledge and professional networks to pursue coaching themselves, or bring refreshed meaning and purpose to their current roles.

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    Talking Mental Health: Tackling Stress As A Practice Leader Author Photo

    Constance Rhebergen at Bracewell discusses how she handles the stress of being a practice chair, how sources of stress have changed in the legal industry over the past decade and what law firms can do to protect attorney mental health.

  • Making Legal Cents: Engaging A Remote, Evolving Workforce Author Photo

    In the face of a dispersed and changing workforce with Generation Z entering the scene, law firms should consider some practical strategies to revitalize their cultures, provide meaningful mentorship and safeguard their knowledge bases, says Shireen Hilal at Maior Strategic Consulting.

  • How Firms Can Effectively Evaluate Their Summer Associates Author Photo

    One of the most effective ways firms can ensure their summer associate programs are a success is by engaging in a timely and meaningful evaluation process and being intentional about when, how and by whom feedback should be provided, say Caroline Cimei and Erica Fine at Shutts & Bowen.

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    Talking Mental Health: Life As A Lawyer With OCD Author Photo

    Kelly Hughes at Ogletree discusses what she’s learned in the 14 years since she was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, recounting how the experience shaped her law practice, what the legal industry and general public get wrong about the disorder, and how law firms can better support employees who have OCD.

  • 3 Innovative Ways AI May Be Used In Legal Practice
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    Artificial intelligence tools will increasingly be used by outside counsel to better predict the outcomes of litigation — thus informing legal strategy with greater precision — and by clients to scrutinize invoices and evaluate counsel’s performance, says Ronald Levine at Herrick Feinstein.

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    My Nonpracticing Law Job: Librarian Author Photo

    Lisa A. Goodman at Texas A&M University shares how she went from a BigLaw associate who liked to hang out in the firm's law library to director of a law library herself in just over a decade, and provides considerations for anyone interested in pursuing a law librarian career.

  • Legal Briefs Can Benefit From Cleaned Up Case Citations Author Photo

    Federal courts have recently been changing the way they quote decisions to omit insignificant details and string cites, and lawyers should consider adopting this practice to enhance the readability of their briefs — as long as accuracy stays top of mind, says Diana Simon at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.

  • 5 Best Practices For Firms Designing DEI Programs Author Photo

    Nikki Lewis Simon, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at Greenberg Traurig, discusses best practices — and some pitfalls to avoid — for law firms looking to build programs aimed at driving inclusion in the workplace.

  • Former Minn. Chief Justice Instructs On Writing Better Briefs Author Photo

    Former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, now at Greenberg Traurig, offers strategies on writing more effective appellate briefs from her time on the bench.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Do I Juggle Billables And Other Activities? Author Photo

    While involvement in internal firm initiatives can be rewarding both personally and professionally, associates' billable time requirements don’t leave much room for other work, meaning they must develop strategies to ensure they’re meeting all of their commitments while remaining balanced, says Melanie Webber at Fisher Phillips.

  • Making Legal Cents: How To Adapt As Clients Tighten Budgets Author Photo

    Amid a dip in corporate legal spending and client pushback on bills, Shireen Hilal at Maior Consultants highlights specific in-house counsel frustrations and explains how firms can provide customized legal advice with costs that are supported by undeniable value.

  • Spartan Arbitration Tactics Against Well-Funded Opponents Author Photo

    Like the ancient Spartans who held off a numerically superior Persian army at the Battle of Thermopylae, trial attorneys and clients faced with arbitration against an opponent with a bigger war chest can take a strategic approach to create a pass to victory, say Kostas Katsiris and Benjamin Argyle at Venable.

  • General Counsel And Legal Ops Must Work Together Author Photo

    It is critical for general counsel to ensure that a legal operations leader is viewed not only as a peer, but as a strategic leader for the organization, and there are several actionable ways general counsel can not only become more involved, but help champion legal operations teams and set them up for success, says Mary O'Carroll at Ironclad.

  • How Generative AI's Growing Memory Affects Lawyers Author Photo

    A new ChatGPT feature that can remember user information across different conversations has broad implications for attorneys, whose most pressing questions for the AI tool are usually based on specific, and large, datasets, says legal tech adviser Eric Wall.

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