Business of Law

  • July 28, 2020

    New Attys Delaying Kids, Marriage Due To Law School Debt

    New lawyers owe an average $160,000 in student loans, which they say has forced them to put off marriage, home ownership and having children and pushed them to take higher-paying jobs they don't want, according to survey results released Tuesday by the American Bar Association.

  • July 27, 2020

    Barr Set To Testify In Congress Amid Wave Of Controversy

    U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr is expected to come under intensive questioning from Democrats during his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, as he faces scrutiny over everything from the decision to ditch the Michael Flynn case to the deployment of federal law enforcement to quell recent protests.

  • July 27, 2020

    Texas Bar President Won't Resign After Racist Posts

    State Bar of Texas President Larry McDougal reiterated Monday that he will not resign, despite calls to do so by the organization's board and Lone Star State attorneys who say his past racist and sexist social media comments dating back to 2012 make him unfit for the position.

  • July 27, 2020

    Ogletree Atty Confirmed To Federal Bench In Pa.

    An Ogletree employment attorney easily won Senate confirmation to the federal bench in the Western District of Pennsylvania in a Monday vote that saw about a third of Democrats join Republicans to approve a nominee with bipartisan support from the state's senators.

  • July 27, 2020

    Debevoise, Perkins Coie Rep Portland Moms Suing Feds

    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Perkins Coie LLP are representing Don't Shoot Portland and Wall of Moms, organizations protesting in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, in a lawsuit alleging the federal government is violating their constitutional rights by responding to peaceful protests with violence.

  • July 27, 2020

    Courthouses Set Ablaze Amid Protests In Oakland, Portland

    A state courthouse in Oakland, California, was set on fire amid continued protests Saturday, in a weekend that also saw escalating violence surrounding Portland, Oregon's downtown federal courthouse, which acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said has gotten "completely out of control."

  • July 27, 2020

    Longtime Texas State Judge Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver

    Justice David L. Bridges, the longest-serving member of the Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas, was killed by a suspected drunken driver Saturday night, shocking Texas judges and lawyers who described him as a fair and even-keeled judge who never tired of the court's work.

  • July 27, 2020

    Bar Examiners 'Failed' COVID-19 Test, Prof Says

    The National Conference of Bar Examiners, state courts and other stakeholders have badly bungled the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, an article in the fall issue of Howard Law Journal argues, but the crisis could offer an opportunity for the legal community to reconsider the status quo.

  • July 27, 2020

    The Biggest Hurdles For Attys Starting Jobs During COVID-19

    While most of the legal profession carries on with at-home work for the foreseeable future, attorneys in government and at law firms are facing a slew of technical and logistical hurdles as they start their new jobs remotely.

  • July 27, 2020

    Perkins Coie, Ex-Secretary Clinch Deal To End Age Bias Suit

    Perkins Coie and a former legal secretary have finalized a settlement that closes the book on her New York federal court lawsuit claiming she was pushed out of her job because of her age and replaced with someone decades younger.

  • July 27, 2020

    Mass., NJ, Others Strike Bar Exam Reciprocity Deal

    The District of Columbia and seven states, including Massachusetts and New Jersey, will accept scores from each other's remotely administered bar exams after striking a reciprocity deal ahead of their tests scheduled for Oct. 5 and Oct. 6.

  • July 27, 2020

    15 Minutes With BuzzFeed's Chief Legal Officer

    A self-described "queen of pre-planning," BuzzFeed Chief Legal Officer Rhonda Powell has found it daunting not to be able to think much beyond three months at a time during the ongoing pandemic. Here, she explains the challenges the media organization has faced this year, and how she thinks her peers can prevent diversity and inclusion efforts from backsliding.

  • July 24, 2020

    Legal Recruiter Sees Uptick In Demand For White Collar Work

    While the end of financial crisis-era litigation and the decrease in cases under the Trump administration have sapped demand for white collar lawyers, a legal recruitment firm is expecting to see law firms start hiring again in the near term.

  • July 26, 2020

    Salas Shooting Suspect Confirmed As Tied To Atty's Killing

    Self-described "anti-feminist" attorney Roy Den Hollander traveled to California and pulled the trigger in the shooting death of fellow "men's rights" attorney Marc Angelucci in the weeks before he allegedly gunned down U.S. District Judge Esther Salas' son in New Jersey and later committed suicide, authorities said Friday.

  • July 24, 2020

    In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

    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.

  • July 24, 2020

    Nonprofit Sounds Justice Concerns With Remote Trials

    A cybersecurity watchdog group said Thursday that online trials carry a host of justice and privacy concerns requiring attention as the proceedings proliferate across the nation's courts, spurred by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • July 24, 2020

    Ethics Attys Back Texas Bar Dues Requirement At 5th Circ.

    A group of attorneys specializing in legal ethics told the Fifth Circuit on Friday that a requirement that lawyers pay dues to the State Bar of Texas doesn't violate their rights, pushing back against a challenge that was recently backed by the Lone Star State's attorney general.

  • July 24, 2020

    Furloughs Became Layoffs For Several Ice Miller Attorneys

    Indianapolis-based law firm Ice Miller LLP has laid off more than 10 attorneys from multiple offices after furloughing them this spring amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to sources who spoke to Law360.

  • July 24, 2020

    Black Attys Push Texas Bar To Address Racism, Exclusion

    The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors will meet Monday to discuss how to respond to racist social media activity by bar leadership in what Black attorneys hope will be a turning point that makes them feel welcome in the organization and improves diversity and inclusion in the profession.

  • July 24, 2020

    King & Spalding Picks Up An 18th Boies Schiller Partner

    King & Spalding LLP has picked up at least its 18th partner from Boies Schiller Flexner LLP in recent months, a trial expert with a specialty in antitrust.

  • July 24, 2020

    Law360 Pro Say: Do Virus Closures Violate The Constitution?

    Lawsuits around the country are challenging public health measures aimed at stopping the coronavirus pandemic, from movie theater closures to gym bans to mask requirements — and judges are starting to weigh in.

  • July 24, 2020

    Judge Says Fed Agents Can't Arrest Portland Legal Observers

    An Oregon federal judge has ordered agents from the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Marshals Service to stop targeting journalists and legal observers at protests against police in Portland.

  • July 24, 2020

    Pittsburgh Courts Close As Another Attorney Catches Virus

    The president judge of Pennsylvania's Fifth Judicial District, which covers Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, ordered parts of the criminal, family and magisterial district courts temporarily closed and suspended all in-person criminal court hearings Friday after another attorney there tested positive for COVID-19.

  • July 24, 2020

    Delaware Cancels 2020 Bar Exam Due To Virus Concerns

    Delaware's Chief Justice Collins J. Seitz Jr. announced Friday that the 2020 bar exam, scheduled for Sept. 9-11 at the state fairgrounds, has been canceled due to ongoing coronavirus concerns, adding that bar candidates will be able to obtain temporary limited practice status.

  • July 24, 2020

    GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

    An attorney during a hearing said restrictions placed on Pennsylvania businesses have left them in a regulatory prison, and OSHA agreed to fork over disclosures about injuries that companies submitted under an Obama-era regulation. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​

Expert Analysis

  • 8 Tips For Retaining An Expert During COVID-19 And Beyond

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    Caroline Crump at Exponent and Natalie Baker Reis at Medical Research Consultants outline some strategies for creating a successful attorney-expert team, including unique considerations for pandemic-related closures and economic uncertainties.

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    Coping With A Pandemic: DISCO's Cat Casey

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    As society continues to adapt to COVID-19, Law360 is sharing reactions from around the business and legal community. Today's perspective comes from Austin-based Catherine Casey​​​​​​​, chief innovation officer at e-discovery software provider DISCO.

  • What It's Like To Move From Army JAG To BigLaw

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    Lawyers who have served in the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps can provide tremendous value to law firms, but the transition to firm life has its challenges, says former JAG attorney Vinnie Lichvar, now at Snell & Wilmer.

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    Coping With A Pandemic: Winston & Strawn's Bryant Gardner

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    As society continues to adapt to COVID-19, Law360 is sharing reactions from around the business and legal community. Today's perspective comes from Washington, D.C.-based Bryant Gardner, a partner at Winston & Strawn specializing in the shipping and maritime industry. 

  • How Law Firms Can Maximize COVID-19 Insurance Coverage

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    Law firms struggling due to the pandemic should identify relevant insurance policies and provisions, be mindful of notice requirements that could interfere with coverage, and push back against policy exclusions, say Robin Cohen and James Smith at McKool Smith.

  • Protecting Privilege When Communicating With Contractors

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    Courts continue to define where information shared with independent contractors and specialists fits for purposes of the attorney-client privilege, and recent decisions show that jurisdictions vary in their application of the third-party waiver exception, say Matthew Hamilton and Donna Fisher at Pepper Hamilton.

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    Coping With A Pandemic: Morgan Lewis' Jennifer Breen

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    As society continues to adapt to COVID-19, Law360 is sharing reactions from around the business and legal community. Today's perspective comes from Washington, D.C.-based Jennifer Breen, a partner at Morgan Lewis focusing on tax controversy and planning matters.

  • Virtual Caucuses Can Improve The Mediation Process

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    Both during the current crisis and in the future, integrating virtual, private caucuses between the mediator and each party into the mediation timetable would create an overall superior process, says mediator Marc Isserles at JAMS.

  • What All Attorneys Can Learn From Female Rainmakers

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    Soon lawyers may find an unrecognizable competitive landscape in which most firms will be vulnerable — if they don't rapidly start upgrading their client development tactics to ones like those used by female rainmakers, says marketing consultant Craig Levinson, who recently interviewed Jennifer Trock, Desiree Moore and Debra Fischer about their secrets to success.

  • Inside The ABA's New Guidance On Willful Blindness

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    An opinion issued last week by the American Bar Association's ethics committee makes clear that lawyers who engage in willful blindness — ignoring facts that a client may be using their services to advance fraudulent conduct — are on a collision course with numerous ABA rules, says Kevin Shepherd at Venable.

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    Coping With A Pandemic: LegalShield's Jeff Bell

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    As society continues to adapt to COVID-19, Law360 is sharing reactions from around the business and legal community. Today's perspective comes from Oklahoma-based Jeff Bell, CEO of identity theft protection provider LegalShield.

  • Promoting Lawyer Well-Being Is More Essential Than Ever

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    As the COVID-19 pandemic profoundly tests the overall well-being of lawyers, firms with behavioral health programs can leverage or adapt many existing resources to respond to the crisis, while firms without formal programs can find little ways to make a big difference, says Krista Larson, director of employee well-being at Morgan Lewis.

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    Coping With A Pandemic: VC Specialist Lindsay Karas Stencel

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    As society continues to adapt to COVID-19, Law360 is sharing reactions from around the business and legal community. Today's perspective comes from Columbus, Ohio-based Lindsay Karas Stencel, a partner at Thompson Hine and co-founder of venture capital startup W Fund.

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    Coping With A Pandemic: Massey & Gail's Lenny Gail

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    As society continues to adapt to COVID-19, Law360 is sharing reactions from around the business and legal community. Today's perspective comes from Chicago-based Leonard Gail, a trial lawyer and founding partner of Massey & Gail.

  • Remote Depositions Bring Ethics Considerations For Lawyers

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    Utilizing virtual litigation technologies and participating in remote depositions require attorneys to beware of inadvertently violating their ethical obligations, including the principal duty to provide competent representation, say attorneys at Troutman Sanders.

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