Sometimes viewed as an “invisible” disability, mental illness has long been forced under wraps because of the risk attorneys could face bias and stigma. Here’s how lawyers, law firms and other groups are starting to take on the status quo.
The dissolution of a five-year-old bar group marks the latest setback for disabled attorneys, who often find little support while navigating an inhospitable industry.
The 168 attorneys selected as Law360's 2018 Rising Stars are lawyers whose accomplishments belie their age. From guiding eye-popping deals to handling bet-the-company litigation, these elite attorneys under 40 are leading the pack.
Attorneys are clocking more billable hours than ever before, and when children enter the picture, the demands on their time and finances can drive stress levels to new heights.
Bob Carlson, a shareholder with Montana law firm Corette Black Carlson & Mickelson PC, took over for Hilarie Bass as president of the American Bar Association on Tuesday, using the event as an opportunity to praise the organization's work amid mounting challenges.
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP can’t call experts in a legal malpractice trial brought by Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, after a New York judge found that none of the determinations a jury would have to make require specialized knowledge.
American Bar Association delegates on Tuesday approved a resolution calling on law firms and other legal employers to eschew requirements that people with claims of sexual harassment go to arbitration.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is refusing to give up her quest for more documents related to U.S. Supreme Court nominee and D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh's stint in President George W. Bush's White House, asking the National Archives to reconsider its position that only a committee chair can send such requests.
Big Four accounting firm EY has reached a deal to acquire Riverview Law, an alternative legal services business in which DLA Piper was once a major investor, the firm announced Tuesday, in a move it said would help it to expand its legal services and further establish it as a "leading disruptor" in the legal industry.
A former King & Spalding LLP associate accusing the firm of firing him for reporting ethics violations is less willing to settle the case than he's let on, his attorney said Monday while pressing a bid for a lien on the associate, who the attorney claims has stopped paying legal bills and refuses to cut a deal.
A new study released Tuesday says law firms are leading the way among private industries when it comes to implementing a form of email security that guards against a popular tactic used in phishing attacks to disguise the origin of a message.
A lawyer accusing the federal government of improperly charging people to access judges’ opinions in the Public Access to Court Electronic Records system urged a Florida federal judge Monday to reconsider his previous denial of class certification, arguing the government’s supposedly subjective definition of “opinion” shouldn’t preclude his suit.
The Ohio State University announced late Sunday night that it will convene a working group headed by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP attorney and former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White to investigate whether its star football coach, Urban Meyer, knew about alleged domestic violence by a trusted adviser.
The American Bar Association's House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a sweeping set of changes to the rules governing lawyer advertising and client solicitation in a voice vote Monday in Chicago.
As a young lawyer in the Office of the Independent Counsel, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh didn't hold back when marking up his colleagues' legal filings, documents released Monday indicate.
Amid falling revenue from membership dues, the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates voted Monday to alter the structure and cost of its membership in an effort to compel more people to join the association.
As a law firm associate, Brandy Treadway enjoyed working with the same clients repeatedly and learning about their businesses. She didn't actively search for in-house positions, but she realized the aspects within the legal profession that interested her could be beneficial if she made the transition, and in 2011 she began her career at JCPenney. Now as the department store chain's senior vice president and general counsel, she explains why brick-and-mortar stores aren't obsolete.
Law firms must not make payments into, transfers through or withdrawals from client accounts, the regulator for solicitors in England and Wales warned on Monday as it sought to diffuse the money laundering risk to the legal profession.
Baker McKenzie generated global revenues of $2.9 billion for the fiscal year ending on June 30, a record for the international law firm that it attributed to large client mandates such as high-value cross-border transactional work, according to its financial results released Sunday.
For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.
Universities across the country are facing a flurry of lawsuits that claim they cost workers millions by mismanaging retirement portfolios, but this week, in the first case to reach trial, NYU beat those allegations in court. We'll unpack how the school did it and other top legal news on this week's Pro Say podcast.
Advocates for court rules that would pause trials for lawyers expecting children hope the #MeToo movement and a new focus on gender inequalities in the legal industry will help build momentum for passage of the measures around the country.
Top Senate Democrats have stepped back from a boycott of meeting with U.S. Supreme Court nominee D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a Senate aide said Friday, aiming to start sitting down with President Donald Trump’s choice for the seat later this month.
The chances of Senate Democrats accessing the millions of pages of documents from D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh's time as White House staff secretary plummeted after the National Archives confirmed that such requests could only come from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.
The 2018 Law360 Diversity Snapshot shows only incremental progress on racial and ethnic diversity in the attorney workforce. At every level of a typical law firm, minority attorney representation increased by less than a percentage point from last year’s survey.
Women have made up over 40 percent of law school students for more than three decades, and they now make up more than half. But our annual survey of the largest U.S. law firms shows that women continue to be underrepresented at all levels.
As the #MeToo movement sweeps the nation, the legal industry is starting to respond: Law firms are reviewing sexual harassment policies, fostering more internal discussion, and, in some cases, getting rid of arbitration agreements that have gained a reputation for perpetuating the problem.
Presidential impeachment exists not so that one party can decapitate the other, but to preserve the foundation of our democracy. For an impeachment to be legitimate, it must be a fair process in which Congress speaks for a majority of the American people in undoing an election, say Laurence Tribe of Harvard Law School and Joshua Matz of Gupta Wessler PLLC.
The blockbuster e-discovery cases, with big sanctions and bigger controversies, have been few and far between this year. But that doesn’t mean the legal questions around e-discovery have been answered. Let’s take a closer look at three cases worthy of our attention, says Casey Sullivan, an attorney at discovery technology provider Logikcull.
Later this week, Harvard Law students will begin bidding on interview slots with the nation’s top law firms. Our institutions owe it to their students not only to require firms to disclose mandatory arbitration provisions in new associate contracts, but also to bar employers from on-campus recruiting if they require these provisions, says Isabel Finley, a third-year student at Harvard Law School and president of the Harvard Women’s Law Association.
Under the U.S. Constitution, impeachment requires no charging of crime, no intent to do wrong and no lawbreaking. Rather, impeachment focuses on significance of effect. President Bill Clinton's 1998 impeachment was a clear demonstration of the differences between criminal and impeachment prosecution, says attorney Barbara Radnofsky.
The #MeToo movement has called attention to something that feminists avoided focusing on during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton — something the law is not very good at capturing. “Consent” may be obtained under varying kinds and degrees of coercive conditions. And it can be refused at a high cost, says Elizabeth Rapaport of the University of New Mexico School of Law.
The U.S. Constitution specifies that a president can only be impeached for “high crimes and misdemeanors.” A comparison of the two presidential impeachments to date suggests that the logistics of the process are fluid and unpredictable, says David O. Stewart, who was defense counsel during the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of Judge Walter Nixon.
Many legal teams involved in cross-border matters still hesitate to use technology assisted review, questioning its ability to handle non-English document collections. However, with the proper expertise, modern TAR can be used with any language, including challenging Asian languages, say John Tredennick and David Sannar of Catalyst Repository Systems.
In telling Democrats and progressives not to melt down over the prospect of President Trump appointing another U.S. Supreme Court justice following Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, the centrists make four main arguments. None of them are convincing, says Gordon Renneisen of Cornerstone Law Group.
Earlier this year, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., made headlines with his decision to leave Congress and return to law. In this series, former members of Congress who made that move discuss how their experience on the Hill influenced their law practice.
The Senate Republican leadership and the Trump administration are racing to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s spot on the U.S. Supreme Court. Does opposition to their plans have any chance of success? My answer is yes, because the stakes are so high, people are so engaged, and the records of those short-listed are so deeply troubling, says Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice.