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  • May 29, 2018

    Suits Show Conflict Even At BigLaw's Best Places For Women

    Women have been gaining ground at Ogletree Deakins and Morrison & Foerster, but gender discrimination lawsuits against these firms and others suggest that expanding women's representation doesn’t necessarily lead to equal treatment.

  • May 29, 2018

    Reform Or Retreat? UK Firms Eye Next Steps On Pay Data

    U.K. law firms have come up with numerous approaches to a new requirement for disclosing gender pay gap information, and the ensuing PR storm is pushing them in conflicting directions.

  • May 29, 2018

    How Women Are Changing The Law Firms They Lead

    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.

  • May 29, 2018

    The Best Law Firms For Female Partners

    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.

  • May 29, 2018

    Duo Charged With EB-5 Scam To Cheat Immigrant Investors

    A grand jury has charged two Maryland residents with defrauding immigrants seeking to get U.S. visas by investing in New Orleans, saying the pair spent money meant to create jobs after Hurricane Katrina for their personal gain.

  • May 29, 2018

    White House Denounces Legal Protections For Migrant Kids

    White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller blasted a number of bedrock legal protections for migrant children and asylum seekers as causes of what he characterized as an "immigration crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border in a press call Tuesday.

  • May 29, 2018

    8 Supreme Court Blockbusters Awaiting Decisions

    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.

  • May 29, 2018

    Coalition Urges DeVos To Clarify Immigrant Students' Rights

    A coalition of more than 160 civil rights and education groups on Tuesday condemned U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ remarks that it was a "local community decision" whether educators should report unauthorized students to federal immigration agents, urging her to "swiftly ameliorate" the damage caused by her comments.

  • May 29, 2018

    Feds Urge Tossing Of Suit Over Census Citizenship Question

    The federal government has urged a New York federal court to toss a suit filed last month by several states and municipalities that challenges a recent decision to add a question to the 2020 census about whether respondents are U.S. citizens, arguing the communities fail to raise a legitimate legal question.

  • May 29, 2018

    DHS Authorizes 15K More H-2B Temporary Worker Visas

    The Trump administration has authorized an additional 15,000 H-2B visas for temporary workers this year due to high demand from American businesses “at risk of failing,” according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

  • May 29, 2018

    Iranian Says Feds Are Dragging Out His Religious Asylum Bid

    The federal government is violating the constitutional rights of an Iranian native by not timely processing his application for asylum in the United States after he converted to another religion, according to a complaint filed in California federal court.

  • May 25, 2018

    Law360's Glass Ceiling Report, By The Numbers

    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.

  • May 25, 2018

    Law360's Pro Say: Why Are All The Partners Still Men?

    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.

  • May 25, 2018

    What Does Gender Parity In The Legal Industry Look Like?

    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.

  • May 25, 2018

    The Best Law Firms For Female Attorneys

    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.

  • May 25, 2018

    Fla. Cable Tie Co. Says Rival Hired Unauthorized Immigrants

    A Florida cable tie manufacturer has accused a competitor of hiring immigrants who lack work authorization in violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act in a suit that was moved to Florida federal court on Friday.

  • May 25, 2018

    Feds Moving Ahead With Travelers' Biometric Collection

    The federal government wants to continue and expand its collection of digital fingerprints, face scans, iris images and other sorts of biometric data from travelers entering and leaving the United States, in part to beef up immigration enforcement.

  • May 25, 2018

    Trump Makes Controversial Pick For Refugees Post

    President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated Ronald Mortensen, a fellow at conservative group Center for Immigration Studies who has repeatedly blasted immigrants living in the U.S. without permission, for the top U.S. Department of State post overseeing refugees, drawing ire from liberal pro-immigrant advocates.

  • May 25, 2018

    2nd Circ. Revives 2 Chinese Christians' Asylum Bids

    The Second Circuit on Friday reversed decisions by the Board of Immigration Appeals turning down two Chinese Christians’ bids for asylum, concluding that both the board and immigration judges erred in heavily relying on omissions in the men’s initial applications to find them not credible.

  • May 25, 2018

    DHS To Rescind Startup Founder Immigration Parole Rule

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday announced that it will proceed with the Trump administration's plan to rescind a rule giving immigration benefits to foreign startup founders, despite objections from the business community.

Expert Analysis

  • How The E-2 Visa Aligns With Trump's Immigration Goals

    Matthew Minor

    Because several aspects of the E-2, or treaty investor, visa fit neatly with President Donald Trump's “Buy American, Hire American” policy, it is an excellent time for foreign nationals who may meet certain eligibility requirements to consider advancing a case in this visa category, says Matthew Minor of Hammond Law Group LLC.

  • Why Machine Learning Should Matter To Lawyers

    Dan Puterbaugh

    Legal leaders who want to meet their clients' expanding expectations should start moving their documents to future-ready document management solutions now if they want to stay competitive in the next few years, says Dan Puterbaugh of Adobe Systems Inc.

  • Insights On Immigration Reform From The McCain-Coons Bill

    Yova Borovska​​​​​​​

    Even though the immigration bill recently introduced by Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Chris Coons, D-Del. — as well as other similar proposed measures — was struck down by the Senate, it is helpful to look at its contents in order to better understand the provisions that were created through a bipartisan effort and may have been favorably viewed by representatives from both parties, says Yova Borovska​​​​​​​ of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

  • How Emerging Sources Of ESI Will Impact Discovery

    Charles McGee

    Late last year, the Sedona Conference released the third edition of its principles addressing electronic document production, updated to account for innovations like Snapchat and Twitter. It may be necessary for these principles to be updated more often in order to keep pace with technology, says Charles McGee III of Murphy & McGonigle PC.

  • Put The Brakes On Acceleration Bay Litigation Funder Ruling

    David Gallagher

    Last week, the District of Delaware raised eyebrows by ruling that documents provided to a litigation funder and its counsel in connection with their due diligence are categorically not attorney work product. Acceleration Bay v. Activision Blizzard seems to be a case of bad facts making bad law, says David Gallagher, investment manager and legal counsel for Bentham IMF.

  • Considerations For Attorneys Using Artificial Intelligence

    Ben Allgrove

    Artificial intelligence tools can empower attorneys to work more efficiently, deepen and broaden their areas of expertise, and provide increased value to clients, which in turn can improve legal transparency, dispute resolution and access to justice. But there are some common pitfalls already apparent in the legal industry, say Ben Allgrove and Yoon Chae of Baker McKenzie.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Duncan Reviews 'Justice And Empathy'

    Judge Allyson Duncan

    In "Justice and Empathy: Toward a Constitutional Ideal," the late Yale Law School professor Robert Burt makes a compelling case for the undeniable role of the courts in protecting the vulnerable and oppressed​. But the question of how the judiciary might conform to Burt’s expectations raises practical problems​, says U.S. Circuit Judge Allyson Duncan of the Fourth Circuit. ​

  • The Art Of The Litigation Funding Deal

    Julia Gewolb

    As litigation funding becomes more widespread, greater complexity and variability in funding deals are to be expected. All claimants should consider certain key questions on the economics of single-case funding when considering or comparing funding terms, says Julia Gewolb of Bentham IMF.

  • Smart Contracts Need Smart Corporate Lawyers

    Matthew O’Toole

    Given the operational and security risks involved, and the substantial digital asset values transacted, the rise of distributed ledger technology and smart contracts will create new opportunities and responsibilities for transactional lawyers, say attorneys with Potter Anderson Corroon LLP.

  • How To Fix Your Broken Client Teams

    Mike O'Horo

    Law firms claim they create client teams to improve service. Clients aren’t fooled, describing these initiatives as “thinly veiled sales campaigns.” Until firms and client teams begin to apply a number of principles consistently, they will continue to fail and further erode clients’ trust, says legal industry coach Mike O’Horo.