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    Proskauer Adds Milbank Real Estate Atty In NY

    Proskauer Rose LLP has hired a special counsel from Milbank LLP who joins the firm after six years with his prior platform to continue his practice focused on private equity investors and other clients involved in real estate and private fund matters, the firm announced Thursday.

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    Cooley Adds 1st Chief Innovation Officer From Wilson Sonsini

    Cooley LLP announced Thursday that it expects to have its first-ever chief innovation officer in late August, hiring a Palo Alto attorney who held that same role at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC.

  • Foley Hoag Hit With Overtime Wage Suit By NY Support Tech

    A former support technician at Foley Hoag LLP accused the firm of "egregious violations of wage and hour laws" in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in New York federal court.

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    Longtime GrayRobinson Atty Joins Lewis Brisbois In Tampa

    Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP announced that a longtime GrayRobinson PA attorney who founded and chaired the firm's banking practice joined its Tampa, Florida, office as a partner.

  • How Law Firms Balance Internal E-Discovery And Outsourcing

    As law firms try to find the right fit between outsourcing some e-discovery services and having dedicated internal e-discovery teams, a group of panelists from top firms are focused on providing value and evaluating the next generation of e-discovery tools.

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    Higher Education Atty Rejoins Saul Ewing In Its Del. Office

    Saul Ewing LLP announced Thursday that it has welcomed back an attorney with two decades of litigation and in-house experience, including more than a decade at the University of Delaware.

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    Rising Star: Tycko & Zavareei's Annick M. Persinger

    Annick M. Persinger of Tycko & Zavareei LLP has served as lead class counsel for a $22.5 million deal with StubHub over hidden ticket fees, a $38 million settlement with Rodan & Fields, a multimillion-dollar settlement with insurance companies over allegations that they failed to pay people the full value of their totaled vehicles, and other high-profile consumer class actions, earning her a spot among the class action practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Cooley's Matt Smith

    Matt Smith of Cooley LLP advised Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz as it raised $7.2 billion across five funds with differering strategies, including one focusing on companies supporting "American dynamism," earning him a spot among the fund formation attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Jones Day's Kristina Yost

    Kristina Yost of Jones Day has acted as lead counsel for Bloomberg LP in several high-profile Fair Labor Standards Act suits, helped a manufacturing company defeat a suit claiming it failed to pay overtime and worked to resolve an age discrimination case against IBM, earning her a spot among the employment law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Gibson Dunn Partner To Join Fox News As General Counsel

    Fox News Media announced that a Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP litigation and appellate partner who began her career as a journalist will join the company as its new general counsel.

  • 7-Eleven Settles TM Suit Against Seven Eleven Law Group

    7-Eleven Inc. and a Chicago-based law practice called Seven Eleven Law Group have settled the trademark complaint the convenience store chain filed in November, alleging the firm was infringing its mark and causing consumer confusion.

  • 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.

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    Former Dentons Litigator Returns To Practice Indigenous Law

    A former litigator at global law firm Dentons has returned to practice in its Montreal office following five years working as an in-house counsel at electrical utility Hydro-Quebec, saying he will focus on energy, natural resources, mining and Indigenous law matters.

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    Nixon Peabody Adds Veteran GC With IP, Korean Biz Focus

    The longtime general counsel of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency's Los Angeles office has joined Nixon Peabody LLP, continuing the firm's recent growth of its intellectual property team on the West Coast.

  • 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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    Baker McKenzie Promotes 2 Attys In Leadership Shake-Up

    Baker McKenzie announced Wednesday that it has promoted the head of its California offices to be the new chair of its North American employment and compensation practice, and elevated a tax attorney to take over as head of its three California offices.

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    Holland & Knight Media, Privacy Atty Joins Ballard Spahr

    A former Holland & Knight LLP litigator and onetime NBCUniversal chief privacy officer is bringing her diverse practice spanning data privacy and media law to Ballard Spahr LLP's New York office, the firm announced Wednesday.

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    Polsinelli Gains Real Estate Finance Pro In DC From Sidley

    Polsinelli PC announced Wednesday that it has continued to deepen its real estate finance bench with a counsel in Washington, D.C., who arrived from Sidley Austin LLP.

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    Jenner & Block Wants Out Of COVID Vax Refusal Firing Suit

    Jenner & Block LLP has asked an Illinois federal judge to toss a former employee's claims that she was fired after being denied a religious exemption from the firm's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, saying she didn't do enough to spell out her religious beliefs or how they conflict with the vaccine.

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    Rising Star: Morgan Lewis' Stephanie Schuster

    Stephanie Schuster of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP helped Uber fend off claims that the ride-share application violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, a finding that was affirmed by the Ninth Circuit, earning her a spot among appellate attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Kirkland's Mark Boyagi

    Mark Boyagi is a partner in Kirkland & Ellis LLP's investment funds practice group and leads the firm's equity solutions team, where he has advised on several transactions in global secondaries market volume, including advising Alpine Investors last year on a $3.4 billion single-asset continuation fund transaction, earning him a spot among the fund formation law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Girard Sharp's Trevor T. Tan

    Trevor T. Tan of Girard Sharp LLP helped secure a $54 million settlement for investors defrauded in a massive Ponzi scheme when he represented them in a lawsuit against a bank that was accused of abetting the fraud, earning him a spot among the class action law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Weil's Rebecca Sivitz

    Rebecca Sivitz of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP has helped several companies successfully handle mergers and restructuring, including helping The Kroger Co. face a first-of-its-kind challenge from the Federal Trade Commission, earning her a spot among the employment law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Latham's Whitney Weber

    Whitney Weber of Latham & Watkins LLP earned a complete defense verdict for NextGen Healthcare in a rare "holders' claim" case and a dismissal of a federal securities class action for Peloton, earning her a spot among the technology law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Former AUSA Joins Venable's White Collar Team In Chicago

    Venable LLP announced that a longtime former assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois joined the firm's investigations and white collar practice as a Chicago-based partner.

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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    Attorneys and other legal professionals share insights on mental health and well-being in this Law360 Pulse Expert Analysis series.

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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.

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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.



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