Female law firm leaders have scraped their way to the top. Now they want to pull up other women, too. And this may be their toughest challenge yet.
Our latest Glass Ceiling Report shows that women remain underrepresented in the legal profession, particularly at the top levels of most — but not all — law firms. Here are this year’s Ceiling Smashers, our annual ranking of the firms with the most women in the equity tier.
Verint Systems is reportedly negotiating a deal to buy Israeli cyber intelligence firm NSO Group, Vitol plans on publicly listing its Viva Energy unit, and the Carlyle Group's deal for Expereo valued the Netherlands-based company at more than $369 million.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Tuesday it had shut down an allegedly fraudulent initial coin offering operated by a self-described “blockchain evangelist” that scammed $21 million from U.S. and overseas investors.
The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a win for Experian in a proposed class action accusing the company of misreporting short sales as foreclosures with a confusing coding system, finding that Experian plainly and accurately disclosed to borrowers all of the credit data it had recorded.
With the end of the U.S. Supreme Court's historic term just a month away, there are still a number of controversial cases awaiting decisions, touching on hot-button issues ranging from LGBT rights to public-sector unions. Here, Law360 breaks down the big-ticket items for which court watchers are eagerly on the lookout.
Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O’Rielly has urged online retail giants Amazon Inc. and eBay Inc. to do more to combat the sale of illicit set-top boxes and other streaming devices that infringe content providers' copyrights or contain malware.
A school bus company said Tuesday that it shouldn’t be held liable for not complying with California’s Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act requiring employers to get job applicants’ consent before conducting background checks, arguing before that state’s Supreme Court that because the ICRAA overlaps with another state law, both are unconstitutionally vague and invalid.
In the wake of the Federal Communications Commission's decision to undo Obama-era net neutrality rules, it's become apparent that the change-up is poised to affect more than just tech firms, landing the issue on the radar of many GCs. Here’s a look at four things GCs need to know about net neutrality.
Lord & Taylor LLC has told a Delaware federal judge that a proposed class action over the retailer’s alleged failure to safeguard customer data, leading to the theft of credit card information from millions of customers, belongs in New York because it has very little connection to the First State.
Wendy’s has settled a proposed consumer class action in Florida federal court over a data breach the fast-food chain first revealed in early 2016 that has also sparked lawsuits from banks and shareholders.
The U.S. government lodged more national security-related requests for Apple Inc. customer data than ever before in the latter half of 2017, surpassing the record it set during the first part of the year, according to a recent report by the tech giant.
The Supreme Court held Tuesday that Virginia police needed a warrant to walk onto a private driveway and inspect a motorcycle suspected to have been used to evade police, ruling that there are limits to a legal doctrine saying warrants aren’t needed for automobile searches under the Fourth Amendment.
Our latest survey of the largest U.S. law firms again paints a bleak picture for female attorneys. Here’s our breakdown of the data from this year’s Glass Ceiling Report.
Are you looking around your firm and still seeing a lot of men in leadership? On the latest episode of Law360's Pro Say podcast we discuss our annual Glass Ceiling report, which reveals little progress for women in the law, and we speak with Kerrie Campbell, an attorney who filed a high-profile gender bias suit against her firm.
Law360 asked more than 40 women how we’ll know when the legal industry has achieved true gender parity. Here’s what they had to say.
While the latest Glass Ceiling Report again shows only incremental growth for female lawyers in private practice, some firms are proving that building a more equitable profession is possible. Here are the law firms leading the way.
President Donald Trump announced late Friday that he has struck an agreement with Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to restore its access to the U.S. market, openly defying lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who had urged the White House to take a hard line on the company following its illicit sales to Iran and North Korea.
The European Union's sweeping General Data Protection Regulation, which took effect Friday, allows member states to take their own path when it comes to issues ranging from the cut-off for obtaining parental consent to the ability to levy criminal penalties. Here, attorneys flag the top points of departure that companies will need to be sure of folding into their compliance plans.
The parent company of Chili’s Grill & Bar was hit with a putative class action in Florida federal court Thursday over hacked customer credit and debit card information, less than two weeks after the company announced that a data breach had affected some of its 1,600 restaurants.
On Tuesday, the National Institute for Standards and Technology released a revised version of its standard-setting Cybersecurity Framework, once again producing a useful, flexible document that can be applied or adapted by a wide range of companies, says Alan Raul, leader of Sidley Austin LLP's cybersecurity practice.
In his first year on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch has proven to be a narrow-minded elitist who consistently votes in favor of corporations and the powerful, acting to roll back protections for workers, consumers, LGBTQ individuals and other marginalized communities, says Elliot Mincberg of People for the American Way.
The Superior Court of Massachusetts' recent Equifax decision — the first-ever court ruling on allegations made by a state attorney general in cybersecurity litigation — is notable for siding with Attorney General Maura Healey on several key issues of concern to all companies that collect personal information, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.
The American Bar Association continues to oppose legislation that would impose certain European Union and U.K. anti-money laundering requirements on U.S. lawyers. The ABA should further consider its approach to this issue as there is a viable middle ground that protects privileged communications and confidential information while advancing the interests of the legal profession, says Matthew O’Hara of Freeborn & Peters LLP.
American organizations with a European workforce, or presence, should not assume that they can ignore the General Data Protection Regulation in favor of a self-regulatory approach to employee privacy, as is often favored across the U.S., say Sam Rayner and Tom Mintern of Bird & Bird LLP.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission both claim jurisdictional authority over cryptocurrency, yet no new legislation has been passed and very few court decisions have addressed the issue of who, if anyone, has regulatory authority, say attorneys with Morrison Cohen LLP.
The impact of millennials has already been felt within the legal community by our eagerness to embrace new technologies. One way that we will have potentially even more impact lies in our willingness to embrace new ways of developing business and financing law, says Michael Perich of Burford Capital LLC.
The top securities regulator in Massachusetts recently issued consent orders halting five initial coin offerings, reminding virtual currency market participants that they must be mindful of state regulators as well. This “sweep” is likely only the tip of the iceberg for ICOs in Massachusetts and in other states, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.
The FBI raid of the office of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer set off a firestorm of controversy about the sanctity of the attorney-client privilege, epitomized by Trump's tweet that the "privilege is dead." But attorney-client privilege is never taken lightly — I have battle scars from the times I have sought crime-fraud exceptions, says Genie Harrison of the Genie Harrison Law Firm.
In this series, experts discuss the unique aspects of closing a law firm, and some common symptoms of dysfunctionality in a firm that can be repaired before it's too late.