A New York federal judge has given Time Inc. and other publishers the right to file an immediate appeal from a controversial copyright ruling last month over embedded tweets, crediting their claims of “tremendous uncertainty.”
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Embedded Tweet Copyright Case Sent To 2nd Circ.

A New York federal judge has given Time Inc. and other publishers the right to file an immediate appeal from a controversial copyright ruling last month over embedded tweets, crediting their claims of “tremendous uncertainty.” Read more »

Latham & Watkins Chair Resigns, Admits To Lewd Messages

Latham & Watkins LLP Chair Bill Voge announced his immediate resignation Tuesday afternoon following an admission that he had engaged in communications of a sexual nature with a person not connected to the firm. Read more »

McAfee's Tech Investment Biz Sees $47M Suit Trimmed

A New York federal judge on Monday gutted a $47 million suit accusing a cybersecurity investment firm led by John McAfee of cheating investors out of shares, ruling that the only disputed claim still in contention is whether the firm failed to compensate its early backers.  Read more »

Schulte Roth Nabs Sheppard Mullin Tax Partner

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP has hired a Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP tax partner, who was co-head of the firm’s real estate investment trusts practice, to its tax group in New York, Schulte Roth said Monday. Read more »

Atty Loses NY Fed. Court Admission For Not Revealing Breach

A finding in Canada that a lawyer violated ethical standards by sharing answers with another student taking a bar test was “highly relevant” to his application to practice in a New York federal court, a Second Circuit panel said Tuesday when revoking his admission to practice in the court. Read more »

MoFo, DLA Guide $155M ING-MassMutual Loan

Morrison & Foerster LLP represented ING Capital in connection with its $155 million loan to a DLA Piper-counseled subsidiary of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. for a rental apartment property on West 42nd Street in Manhattan that's also home to a theater, according to records made public in New York on Tuesday. Read more »

Attys Wary Of Zero-Tolerance Policies After #MeToo

Given the current #MeToo environment, a zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment can seem like the best way to go, but legal experts speaking at an industry panel in New York City on Tuesday argued that such an approach can be rife with potential to backfire. Read more »

Feds Defend Presentence Report In Ex-HSBC Exec Forex Case

Federal prosecutors on Monday defended a presentence investigation report following the conviction of a former HSBC executive for defrauding client Cairn Energy PLC, disputing Mark Johnson’s objections and definitively saying Cairn suffered a loss after a billion-dollar currency exchange. Read more »

‘No One Is Above The Law’: Trump Must Face Defamation Suit

A New York state judge on Tuesday rejected a bid by President Donald Trump to escape a defamation suit filed by former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos, saying nothing in the U.S. Constitution protected the president from a suit filed by a private citizen over his unofficial actions. Read more »

Feds Say Alleged Fraudster's Cryptocurrencies Are Securities

Brooklyn federal prosecutors and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday pushed back against an alleged fraudster’s claim that his cryptocurriences aren’t securities subject to federal laws, saying his purported initial coin offerings were clearly investment contracts governed by applicable securities statutes. Read more »

Real Estate Rumors: Walton, Google, Care Resource

Walton Street Capital is said to be looking to get $170 million with a sale of a Chicago Apple Store and neighboring retail space, Google's recent $2.4 billion New York buy was reportedly an all-cash deal and health care provider Care Resource is reportedly looking to expand in Miami by more than 130,000 square feet. Read more »

FXCM Execs Hit With Another Shareholder Derivative Suit

Foreign exchange brokerage FXCM’s top brass were slapped with a shareholder derivative suit Monday in New York federal court, where less than a month ago the same court threw out a proposed class action alleging investors were misled about FXCM’s purportedly conflict-free business model. Read more »


How Regulatory Power Is Moving To The States

Despite the current momentum of federal deregulation, state agencies are buttressing consumer protections and ensuring there is no lapse in enforcement. State attorneys general are leading a charge into the perceived vacuum where federal agencies have retreated. The decentralization of oversight demands a more strategic, proactive approach to compliance, says Ashley Taylor of Troutman Sanders LLP. Read more »


National Lawyers Need National Licensing For National Courts

Just last month, a number of legal groups asked the Northern District of California to strike its rule requiring that, before seeking federal court admission, attorneys first be licensed by the state of California. It is irrational to exclude seasoned federal practitioners from general admission due to state bar approval while allowing raw state lawyers who have never been inside a federal courtroom, says attorney EJ Hurst. Read more »



How Female GCs Help Women Advance Their Law Careers

At the beginning of her career, Helen Browne said she wasn't allowed to wear pants and colleagues often questioned her employment since she was married to a working man. Now, as group general counsel of French multinational insurance firm AXA, she said it's hard to believe how much has changed. Here, Browne and other female GCs share how they're transforming their departments and other women's professional lives. Read more »


15 Minutes With PayPal’s General Counsel

Shortly after she joined PayPal in 2015, Wanji Walcott initiated her second pro bono program in the corporate legal realm, this time across the world. Here, the online payment company’s general counsel and senior vice president discusses with Law360 how she explains complicated legal matters to nonlawyers and which book she recommends to attorneys hoping to enhance their craft. Read more »

White & Case Reports 24% Gender Pay Gap In London

White & Case LLP became the first U.S. law firm on Monday to report its gender pay gap data to the U.K. government under a new law, revealing a 24 percent divide between what the average man and average woman earns in its London office. Read more »

Akin Gump Reps Tippee Pro Bono In Insider Trading Case

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has agreed to take up the defense of a computer analyst charged with trading on confidential merger information gleaned from a former Bank of America executive pro bono, according to notices filed Friday in New York federal court. Read more »

Judge OKs Eagan Avenatti's Exit From Ch. 11

A California bankruptcy judge has approved a settlement ending the bankruptcy of defunct class action law firm Eagan Avenatti LLP — owned by the attorney representing Stormy Daniels in her legal battle against President Donald Trump — that allows a former partner to collect $4.85 million to resolve his claims of allegedly unpaid fees. Read more »

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