Sellers of legal technology products often miss the mark when they market to law firms and companies by not sufficiently working to address their potential needs, according to a report released Wednesday by digital marketing and communications agency Baretz & Brunelle.
If more law firm leaders and other legal professionals acknowledge and prioritize the mental health and overall well-being of their attorneys, then their financial strength will likely rise as a result of increased performance, retention and recruitment, according to a forthcoming paper made available online this week.
Jenner & Block chair Craig Martin speaks to Law360 about the biggest changes ahead for the legal industry and how he plans to preserve and build on the firm's core values.
Paul Hastings LLP has reached new heights with a milestone expansion in its London office and exponential growth in its Brazil outpost while deftly steering clients through global business and political transitions in Europe, Latin America and Asia, landing the firm a spot on Law360’s Global 20 list.
In late 2012, Rick Gates was in a frenzy about the public release of a Skadden report he and his boss Paul Manafort hoped would get favorable press coverage for a Ukrainian president, a media consultant testified Tuesday at the trial of the law firm's former partner Gregory Craig.
A former Davis Wright Tremaine intellectual property and entertainment partner can’t get out of arbitrating his contract dispute with the firm, a California appeals court said Monday, finding that a lower court properly considered and rejected his claim that an arbitration agreement had been fraudulently induced.
Dentons has appointed a partner as the firm's chief mindfulness officer for Europe, creating a position for promoting well-being among its attorneys that represents the latest effort by major law firms to target the industry's mental health issues.
The married couple accusing Jones Day of basing its family leave policy on "archaic gender roles" chided the firm for "smearing their reputations" in an allegedly misleading public statement rather than responding to their Aug. 13 complaint in Washington, D.C., federal court.
Kennedys Law LLP announced Tuesday it has appointed Suzanne Liversidge, the former managing partner of the firm’s Sheffield office, as its first global managing partner, making her among the first women to hold the role for a top U.K. law firm.
Mayer Brown LLP retained its spot on Law360’s Global 20 list with another banner year that included guiding France’s Societe Generale to a favorable settlement ending Libor-rigging investigations and advising some of the world's most influential companies on multibillion-dollar deals.
Jones Day urged a Washington, D.C., federal judge on Tuesday to strike an amended complaint from female lawyers suing the firm for discrimination, saying the women never got a green light to expand their allegations.
Newly proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure would expand the list of relevant individuals and associated parties that companies must identify when a case is filed so that diversity jurisdiction can be determined early on, according to a Monday announcement opening up public comment on the revisions.
A judicial advisory committee proposed new rule changes Monday to make sure that litigants don't accidentally hobble their chances on appeal based on the phrasing in their procedural filings, taking up concerns raised by two Hogan Lovells partners in late 2017.
When female judges, black judges and judges appointed by Democrats sit on appellate panels, those panels are more likely to rule in favor of class certification, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and University of California, Berkeley.
A global public relations strategy for a Skadden report about a politically sensitive prosecution in Ukraine had an ambitious goal: recast the government’s relationship with the European Union and open the door for Ukraine membership, a PR consultant testified Monday in the criminal trial of former Skadden partner Gregory Craig.
A courthouse marshal can’t go after the Connecticut journalist and television station that ran a story saying he was accused of sexually harassing a woman at the courthouse entrance, a superior court judge has decided.
Jackson Lewis PC announced on Monday it has launched a new office in Charlotte, North Carolina, and that it has lured a litigator from Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC with 30 years of experience in employment law to head it.
A Boston federal magistrate judge on Monday warned a parent charged in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal that, by sticking with a team of attorneys that also represents a former coach connected to the case, he risks receiving conflicted advice.
As sports betting legislation makes its way through states across the country, Charlotte Hornets general counsel Joe Pierce has addressed the legalization of the activity through presentations to the team's players, doctors and even part-time ticket takers. Here, he also discusses the leadership qualities he gained as a college track athlete and his experience working for Michael Jordan, who owns the franchise.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP represented a slew of prominent international companies in a variety of legal actions around the world this past year, including nabbing a victory for Robert Bosch in a suit over emissions-cheating software, earning the firm a spot on Law360's Global 20 list for the ninth straight year.
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.
Federal prosecutors say an attorney licensed in New Jersey and New York used his Learjet to transport hundreds of pounds of marijuana and hash oil across the country, an operation that was making him millions, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Thursday.
Travelers has named one of its in-house attorneys to oversee corporate responsibility efforts as the insurer’s first chief sustainability officer, keying in on an increasingly important metric for ethically minded investors.
The new firm representing a convicted Insys Therapeutics sales director told a Boston federal judge Friday that Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP should not be allowed to intervene in his case after the executive accused Weil of improperly representing him and the company at the same time.
Irell & Manella LLP's former managing partner, a former intellectual property practice group leader and two other IP litigators have left to join Milbank LLP in Los Angeles, they announced Friday.
Determining whether and to what extent your legal team should invite a PR agent into privileged communications requires weighing many factors — including the unsettled and evolving case law on whether such involvement destroys privilege protection and creates discoverable, usable evidence, says Jeffrey Schomig of WilmerHale.
Companies faced with high-profile litigation often turn to public relations firms to help defend their reputations and maintain shareholder confidence. But recent cases are a reminder that internal PR firm documents face uncertain privilege protection, even when those documents are generated in support of a broader legal strategy, says Jeffrey Schomig of WilmerHale.
Lawyer burnout has been called a “romantic disorder” because it is characteristic of a work ethic admired in the legal culture. But the negative impacts of burnout are real and lawyers need to recognize the signs and solutions, says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.
Medical centers and their faculty matter to the practice of medicine. Law schools and their faculty do not matter to the practice of law, says J.B. Heaton of J.B. Heaton PC.
Earlier this month, a California federal court denied discovery into the identification of third-party funders with a financial interest in the outcome of an underlying patent infringement action. This decision in MLC v. Micron follows a long line of well-reasoned precedent across U.S. federal courts, say Matthew Harrison and Sarah Jacobson of Bentham IMF.
Team-based specialization in mass tort litigation defense allows each member to draw on individual strengths, maximizing their contribution. A core tenet of this approach is using settlement counsel to focus on strategic initiatives and end-game resolution efforts, separate from the heated battle lines of the litigation, say attorneys at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
The lack of minority partners comes at a high cost to firms, say attorneys at Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC, as they suggest several practical ways to tackle this problem.
Alternative dispute resolution providers have made great strides toward diversity, but recent statistics show there is still work to be done. There are certain steps ADR providers can take to actively recruit more women and minority candidates to serve as arbitrators and mediators, says James Jenkins of the American Arbitration Association.
Alternative fee agreements can help align law firm and client interests, increase efficiency and eliminate corporate extortion, among other benefits. They are the best thing to happen to the practice of law in decades, says Kelly Eisenlohr-Moul at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.
Can lawyers lead a revolution? According to "The Clamor of Lawyers: The American Revolution and Crisis in the Legal Profession" — a slim but elegant volume by Peter Charles Hoffer and Williamjames Hull Hoffer — they can and they did, says First Circuit Judge David Barron.
Lawyer-directed nonrecourse litigation funding is more likely to protect a lawyer's exercise of independent professional judgment than traditional means of litigation finance, and furthermore enables worthwhile cases that otherwise could not be funded, say Peter Jarvis and Trisha Thompson of Holland & Knight LLP.
Contrary to what the New York City Bar Association concluded in an ethics opinion last year, lawyer-directed nonrecourse commercial litigation funding does not violate New York rules on sharing fees with nonlawyers, say Peter Jarvis and Trisha Thompson of Holland & Knight LLP.
Law firms should redesign the vetting process for lateral candidates so it directly addresses sexual harassment and assault issues, says Howard Rosenberg of Decipher.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Sadie Baron, chief marketing officer at Reed Smith LLP.
The rise of remote work capabilities and advances in technology are making flexible, freelance legal work a more accessible career option for corporate attorneys, say Elizabeth Black and Sara Eng of InCloudCounsel.