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DIVERSITY SNAPSHOT

The Best Firms For Minority Attorneys

While U.S. law firms have long vowed to make their ranks more diverse and inclusive, the industry has long failed to deliver on those promises. Here are the firms making some headway, according to this year’s Diversity Snapshot. Read more »

Law360’s Diversity Snapshot: By The Numbers

Efforts to increase diversity have again yielded few meaningful changes in law firm demographics, according to Law360’s annual headcount survey, even as law schools continue to enroll students of color in increasing numbers. Read more »

Minority Lawyers On Why They Left BigLaw

Despite the proliferation of diversity committees and inclusion initiatives, corporate law firms remain overwhelmingly white and male, especially at leadership levels. Here, minority attorneys discuss their reasons for leaving a large firm. Read more »

Taking On The ‘Petri Dish’ Of BigLaw Bias

The often-informal processes for deciding matters like compensation at law firms can create, as one expert put it, a “petri dish” for the effects of unconscious bias. Here’s how some firms are looking to shake up the system. Read more »

Podcast

Law360’s Pro Say: What BigLaw Should Do About Diversity

For years law firms have had programs aimed at increasing attorney diversity, but nothing is working. On this week’s Pro Say podcast we take a look at our latest survey of diversity at law firms, and unpack what experts say are the things that could actually move the needle on this issue. Read more »

TOP NEWS

Interview

EU's $5.5B Tax Break Helps E-Book Sector, Moscovici Says

A proposed European Union value-added tax break that could mainly benefit big web platforms shows the bloc is not out to get U.S. digital firms, European Tax Commissioner Pierre Moscovici told Law360 in an exclusive interview, despite his stated aim to increase the tax take from the digital sector. Read more »

Conspiracy For One, Liability For None In Egg Antitrust MDL

A Pennsylvania federal jury cleared three egg producers in multidistrict litigation alleging they conspired to fix egg prices, finding that only one of the three participated in an antitrust conspiracy and that there was no liability for that participation because it wasn’t an unreasonable restraint of trade. Read more »

FTC Backs Flexible Approach To Regulating Internet Of Things

The Federal Trade Commission on Friday weighed in on the Consumer Product Safety Commission's efforts to better understand the emerging world of internet-connected devices, cautioning that any new standards should be flexible and publicly accessible and urging the CPSC not to overlook the link between poor security practices and potential safety risks.  Read more »

POLICY & REGULATION

Groups Shine Light On Expanded Walmart Pregnancy Policy

Walmart now lets pregnant employees request temporary reassignment to less strenuous jobs through a program previously available only to workers injured at work, groups representing women in pregnancy bias suits against the retail giant announced Friday. Read more »

Conn. Expands Nexus Definition For Out-Of-State Retailers

Connecticut has expanded the definition of sales tax nexus to include online solicitation and other types of electronic transmission for making tangible personal property sales. Read more »

LITIGATION

Pyrex Maker Faces Class Action Over Material Change

The maker of Pyrex glassware has fleeced customers by switching the glass used in its products to one that is sensitive to changes in temperature and prone to shattering even though the cookware is advertised as durable, a proposed class of consumers claimed Thursday in Illinois federal court. Read more »

Consumers Rip Car Dealer's Late Bid To Trim TCPA Class

A class of consumers suing used car dealer Off Lease Only Inc. for allegedly sending unsolicited text messages in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, urged a Florida federal court Thursday to deny the dealer's requests for clarification of a recent ruling and for redefinition of the class. Read more »

DEALS

Real Estate Rumors: Walgreens, KKR, Trammell Crow

Walgreens Boots Alliance is reportedly close to taking more than 200,000 square feet of Chicago office space, a KKR joint venture is said to have dropped $250 million on a Miami office tower and developer Trammell Crow has reportedly picked up a Florida retail center for $30.1 million. Read more »

EXPERT ANALYSIS

One Size Doesn't Fit All Product Labeling Class Actions

Recent product labeling class actions centering on Starbucks coffee, Tito's Vodka, 5-Hour Energy and other products differ substantially from each other in their claims and the products involved. The fundamental economic differences between these cases mean that cookie-cutter methods are not likely to yield reliable measures of classwide damages, says Jon Tomlin of Navigant Consulting Inc. Read more »

An Unprecedented Look Inside The FARA Unit

For close observers of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, the June 8 release by the U.S. Department of Justice of over 50 FARA advisory opinions was a watershed. These opinions offer an unprecedented glimpse into how the FARA Registration Unit interprets the law, say Brian Fleming and Andrew Herman of Miller & Chevalier Chtd. Read more »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

Sidley, Freshfields, Others Jump Into Associate Pay Race

Sidley Austin LLP joined Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Clifford Chance LLP and at least four more firms on Friday in announcing they’ll match Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP's increased associate pay scale. Read more »

Female Attys Take To Twitter As Senate Looks At Harassment

Female lawyers took to Twitter this week to share experiences of sexual harassment in their professional lives after a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on such harassment in U.S. courts. Read more »

3 High Court Justices Dump Some, But Not All, Of Their Stock

The amount of individual stock held in public companies by U.S. Supreme Court justices declined once again in 2017, but three members of the high court’s bench still combine to hold shares in more than 40 entities, according to an analysis of financial disclosures released Thursday by watchdog group Fix the Court. Read more »

Feature

GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

A retail industry association, Comcast Corp. and others continue to urge the Federal Communications Commission to create a database of reassigned phone numbers that would come with a liability shield for those who use it, a federal judge ruled AT&T can complete its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, and the European Union has moved forward in establishing a new blocwide cybersecurity agency that proponents say will promise a level of data security on products like connected cars and smart medical devices. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​ 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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COMPANIES

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

AT&T Inc.

Adobe Systems Incorporated

Alion Science and Technology Corp.

Amazon.com Inc.

American Bar Association

Apple Inc.

Becton Dickinson and Company

BlackBerry Ltd.

C. R. Bard, Inc.

CTIA

Cintas Corporation

Cisco Systems Inc.

Comcast Corporation

Credit Union National Association Inc.

D-Link Corporation

DXC Technology Co.

Dole Food Company Inc.

Facebook

Faculty Athletics Representatives Association

Google Inc.

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.

Hillenbrand, Inc.

KKR Financial Holdings LLC

Keurig Green Mountain Inc.

KeyPoint Government Solutions

Lowe's Companies Inc.

Microsoft Corporation

Monsanto Company

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

National Women's Law Center

Navigant Consulting Inc.

Nokia Corporation

Off Lease Only Inc.

Parkway Properties Inc.

Prudential Financial Inc.

Ripple Labs Inc.

SYSCO Corporation

Schlumberger Limited

Sirius XM Radio Inc.

Starbucks Corporation

Texas Instruments Inc.

Trammell Crow Company

Twitter Inc.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

United Parcel Service Inc.

UnitedLex Corp.

Vencore Inc.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.

Wayfair LLC

LAW FIRMS

Anthony Kennedy PC

Bernstein Liebhard

Bret Lusskin PA

Cahill Gordon

Clifford Chance

Cohen & Gresser

Cravath Swaine

DLA Piper

Debevoise & Plimpton

Dechert

Dickinson Wright

Farris Bobango

Fisher Phillips

Fortney & Scott

Freshfields

Fried Frank

Gibson Dunn

Goodwin

Greenberg Traurig

Greg Coleman Law

Hausfeld

Hogan Lovells

Holwell Shuster

Ice Miller

Irell & Manella

Jeffer Mangels

Jones Day

K&L Gates

Katten Muchin

Keating Muething

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

LeClairRyan

Lite DePalma

McDermott Will

Mehri & Skalet

Milbank Tweed

Miller & Chevalier

O'Melveny & Myers

Paul Weiss

Porter Wright

Proskauer Rose

Quinn Emanuel

Reed Smith

Ropes & Gray

Saul Ewing

Scott D. Owens Law Firm

Selendy & Gay

Sidley Austin

Simpson Thacher

Skadden

Susman Godfrey

Weil Gotshal

Wexler Wallace

White & Case

Whitfield Bryson

Wilson Sonsini

Winston & Strawn

Wollmuth Maher

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Delaware Court of Chancery

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

European Commission

European Union

Federal Communications Commission

Federal Trade Commission

Legal Services Corp.

New York Attorney General's Office

Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. Supreme Court

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania