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As firms set their goals for 2022, it seems that the COVID-19 pandemic is once again embedded in where the legal industry is going next. Here are three key priorities for firms as they move into yet another year shaped by COVID-19.
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission should offer broader immunity to corporations who come forward with information regarding cyberattacks, a move that would help regulators and companies address increasingly sophisticated state-sponsored attacks, The Home Depot Inc.'s general counsel said Monday during a virtual panel discussion.
A former pharmacy distribution compliance manager told a Manhattan federal jury Monday that he blames his former CEO boss for diverting opioids to non-legitimate patients, but he also spoke of efforts to comply with the law and said nobody intended for meds to wind up on the streets.
The Justice Department's new antitrust chief signaled Monday that he's much more interested in blocking potentially anti-competitive mergers than in cutting deals that may not sufficiently safeguard competition, a potentially significant shift away from past policies focused heavily on allowing transactions in some form through divestitures.
New York's interim top financial services regulator said Monday that she believes in "rigorous" oversight of fintech firms and expressed support for broadening her agency's enforcement powers as two key Albany committees moved her closer to confirmation.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler said Monday that his agency is looking to expand and modernize its regulatory framework around cybersecurity in the financial sector.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said it will review whether the Ninth Circuit used the right test to determine whether wetlands are subject to federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.
In a surprising move on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court said it will weigh in on how federal courts and agencies should determine whether a water body is subject to the Clean Water Act's jurisdiction, a controversial area of law but not one that has generated a huge difference of opinion in lower courts.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up a case from law enforcement equipment supplier Axon Enterprise Inc., which is seeking to challenge the Federal Trade Commission's authority before the company is hauled into the agency's administrative process.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said it would hear a landmark challenge to Harvard University's race-conscious admissions policy, a case that could have massive ramifications for affirmative action in higher education.
Harvard University faces a difficult battle as it prepares to defend its race-conscious admissions policy to the U.S. Supreme Court, and experts say the school will need to lean on precedent and try to stake out a middle ground to appease the court's conservative supermajority.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday shot down a Detroit-area health system's bid for the justices to look at whether the False Claims Act's anti-retaliation protections for whistleblower workers apply to former employees as well.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued a rule proposal Monday seeking public comment on a pilot program that would allow financial institutions to share suspicious activity reports, or SARs, with their foreign affiliates, although it largely excludes Chinese, Russian and any other affiliates in jurisdictions subject to U.S. sanctions.
Latham & Watkins LLP bolstered its expertise on environmental, social and governance matters with the addition of two partners, the firm said Monday, strengthening its capital markets and public company group.
The First Circuit affirmed Friday the dismissal of a whistleblower's complaint at the request of the federal government, adopting a new legal standard that follows the Fifth and D.C. Circuits, splits with the Ninth and Tenth Circuits, and gives the government broad power to shoot down False Claims Act lawsuits.
The pace and value of corporate transactions soared to new heights in 2021 and signals point to an equally active environment in early 2022, creating a dynamic in which merger activity is surging as the Biden administration settles into a more ambitious and aggressive antitrust enforcement approach.
Democrats on the Federal Trade Commission used the annual increase in merger reporting thresholds Monday as an opportunity to renew their call for higher filing fees, more Congressional appropriations and other, more fundamental changes to the U.S. transaction review system.
The National Association of Broadcasters and two other groups are making much ado about nothing when it comes to the Federal Communications Commission's new rules targeting advertisers sponsored by foreign governments, the agency told the D.C. Circuit in defense of its recent changes.
Fordham University School of Law professor and once-gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout is taking a leave of absence from teaching to work for the New York Attorney General's Office, which confirmed the move on Monday.
The Federal Trade Commission's plan to issue rules defining unfair methods of competition under Section 5 of the FTC Act arguably exceeds the commission's power, and isn't justified, because the current case-by-case approach to promoting competition through adjudication is preferable, says Sean Gates at Charis Lex.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s recent settlement with Kurt Manufacturing board members and Reliance Trust illustrates potential consequences under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act for private company directors and fiduciaries who exercise too much influence over employee stock ownership plan transactions, says Carol Buckmann at Cohen & Buckmann.
Many of the biggest, most profitable law firms are continuing to get bigger. But that doesn't mean there's less room for smaller firms to occupy a leadership position in a set of practices or with a standout culture.
Washington, D.C.-based WilmerHale and New York City-based Boies Schiller Flexner LLP are among the firms increasing their associates' salaries to match the pay scale recently set by Milbank LLP, Law360 Pulse confirmed Tuesday.
Almost half of large U.K. law firms are actively looking to merge with other firms, acquire, or be acquired, hoping not to be left behind in an increasingly consolidated market, according to a new study by Acquira Professional Services.
President Joe Biden will have new district court vacancies opening this year in Missouri and California, as two judges have announced their intent to take senior status, according to the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts.
Two California federal patent trials have been postponed amid the pandemic's omicron surge, with Panasonic's suit accusing Getac of infringing its "Toughbook" design patents delayed until June and a case claiming Apple's AirPods infringe a startup's intellectual property now pushed to March.
The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center has elevated a civil rights litigator with experience arguing high-stake cases to executive director, the nonprofit said Tuesday.
The New York State Unified Court System "disparaged and rejected" the religious beliefs of court employees when it denied their exemption requests from the system's COVID-19 vaccination requirement, a group of court reporters alleged Tuesday in a federal lawsuit.
Dominion Voting Systems Corp. told a D.C. federal court that it does not believe there's any "realistic possibility" of settling its $1.3 billion lawsuits against former Trump lawyers Rudolph W. Giuliani and Sidney Powell over election rigging claims.
The State Bar of Texas moved to dismiss a proposed class action lawsuit Monday, arguing that its position as a state agency prohibits attorneys from suing it to claw back membership fees.
Nineteen state creditor bar associations urged the Eleventh Circuit Tuesday to reverse its decision reviving a debtor's claim that a debt collector violated federal privacy laws by transmitting his personal information to a third-party mail vendor, saying such an interpretation would "functionally grind collection litigation to a halt."