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9th Circuit's Kozinski Accused Of Showing Staffers Porn

After reports surfaced claiming Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski had showed female clerks pornography and engaged in other misconduct, the high-profile jurist told Law360 on Friday it was “regrettable” if he had offended any of his staffers. Read more »

High Court To Revisit American Pipe In New Class Action Row

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted certiorari to fertilizer manufacturer China Agritech Inc. in an appeal that will determine whether the American Pipe decision allows new named plaintiffs to borrow statute of limitations tolling from prior failed suits in which they were unnamed class members. Read more »

Legal Sector Picks Up 600 New Jobs In November

U.S. legal services jobs climbed by 600 jobs in November, marking four consecutive months of job growth and the second-highest total for the sector so far in 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday in its latest jobs report. Read more »

GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

Legislators introduced a bill to prevent businesses from enforcing mandatory arbitration agreements in instances where employees allege workplace sexual harassment, and a credit union sued President Donald Trump to block Mick Mulvaney from leading the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. These are some of the top stories in corporate legal news you may have missed this past week. Read more »

POLICY & REGULATION

Analysis

What Is 'Informational Injury'? The FTC Wants To Find Out

The Federal Trade Commission will consider on Monday when a breach of consumers’ data becomes an “injury,” at a workshop companies and privacy hawks are watching for clues on what kinds of data breach lawsuits the agency will bring going forward. Read more »

FCC Says It Won't Release Net Neutrality Comment Logs

The Federal Communications Commission's general counsel said Thursday the FCC must "respectfully decline" New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's request for information related to comments posted online in the net neutrality rollback proceeding, emphasizing that the commission doesn't solely rely on the comments to make its decisions. Read more »

LITIGATION

Hearst Interns Not Employees, 2nd Circ. Rules

A group of Hearst Corp. interns can’t revive their proposed class action seeking minimum wages because they don’t qualify as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Second Circuit ruled Friday. Read more »

DOJ Tells High Court 2nd Circ. Erred In AmEx Ruling

The U.S. Department of Justice told the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday that it should vacate and remand the Second Circuit’s ruling that the use of increased fees to fund rewards for cardholders justifies American Express' anti-steering provisions imposed on merchants, claiming the ruling overlooked the central concern of antitrust laws: the preservation of competitive prices.  Read more »

DOJ, AT&T Get March Trial Date For $85B Merger Fight

U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon on Thursday set a March 19 bench trial in the government’s challenge of AT&T’s $85.4 billion deal to purchase Time Warner Inc., rejecting AT&T's request for an earlier trial date. Read more »

EXPERT ANALYSIS

Considerations Before Self-Reporting Under New FCPA Policy

The U.S. Department of Justice’s new Foreign Corrupt Practices Act policy confirms and reiterates the standards for voluntary self-disclosure, full cooperation, and timely and appropriate remediation. However, firms have to carefully assess the potential benefits along with the costs and risks, say attorneys with Eversheds Sutherland. Read more »

The Most Noteworthy Class Action Developments Of 2017

2017 has seen significant developments in the field of class action litigation. The impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Spokeo decision continued to work its way through the courts, the courts of appeals have made strides on issues like ascertainability and standing to pursue injunctive relief, and Congress is currently considering legislation that would alter the class action landscape, say attorneys with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Read more »

Series

40 Years Of FCPA: The Untold Story Of The Resource Guide

Much has been written about the 2012 "Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," but no one has talked about the behind-the-scenes work that produced the guide — until now, say Charles Duross, former chief of the FCPA Unit at the U.S. Department of Justice, and Kara Novaco Brockmeyer, former chief of the FCPA Unit at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Read more »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

Fla. Justices Stay Case To Mull Judge's Facebook Friendship

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday paused lower court proceedings in a suit seeking to get a judge disqualified for being Facebook friends with opposing counsel, indicating the court might take up the case. Read more »

Podcast

Law360's Pro Say: Kennedy Torn In Masterpiece Cakeshop

On the latest episode of Law360's Pro Say podcast, the team discusses Justice Kennedy's swing vote in a case pitting religious freedom and free speech against gay rights, a bizarre trial over a scheme to skirt sanctions on Iran, and Katy Perry's win in a suit over her purchase of a convent. Read more »

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. Read more »

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Akin Gump

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

BatesCarey LLP

Brafman & Associates

Brower Piven

Covington & Burling

Cravath Swaine

Debevoise & Plimpton

Eversheds Sutherland

Gibson Dunn

Greenberg Traurig

Herssein Law Group

Hogan Lovells

Hunton & Williams

Jones Day

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

McDermott Will

Morgan Lewis

Morrison & Foerster

Munger Tolles

O'Melveny & Myers

Orrick Herrington

Outten & Golden

Pepper Hamilton

Polsinelli

Proskauer Rose

Reed Smith

Richman Greer

Ropes & Gray

Rumberger Kirk

Shook Hardy

Shutts & Bowen

Sidley Austin

Wiand Guerra

Wolf Haldenstein

COMPANIES

21st Century Fox Inc.

AT&T Inc.

Aetna Inc.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc.

Allstate Corporation

American Bar Association

American Conference Institute

American Express Company

American Medical Association Inc.

Association of Corporate Counsel

Bayer AG

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

CVS Caremark Corporation

Cable News Network Inc.

China Agritech Inc.

ConAgra Foods, Inc.

D-Link Corporation

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc.

EQT Corporation

Exceed Company Ltd.

Facebook

Federal Communications Bar Association

Google Inc.

Home Box Office Inc.

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Johnson & Johnson

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

LinkedIn Corp.

MasterCard Incorporated

Ocwen Financial Corporation

Petrobras

Procter & Gamble Co.

Siemens AG

Spokeo Inc.

Synapse Group Inc.

TBS International Limited

The DIRECTV Group, Inc.

Time Warner Inc.

Twitter Inc.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

United Services Automobile Association

VPX Sports

Visa Inc.

Warner Bros.

Washington Post Co.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Department of Commerce

European Commission

European Union

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Communications Commission

Federal Trade Commission

Government Printing Office

National Labor Relations Board

New York Attorney General's Office

Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Senate

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