A former top Major League Soccer lawyer who played a leading role in the league's expansion is joining Arent Fox LLP as a partner in its sports and corporate and securities practices, the firm said Friday.
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Former Major League Soccer GC Joining Arent Fox

A former top Major League Soccer lawyer who played a leading role in the league's expansion is joining Arent Fox LLP as a partner in its sports and corporate and securities practices, the firm said Friday.

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Warriors' Website Not Accessible To Blind Fans, Suit Says

The Golden State Warriors' team website isn't accessible to legally blind fans who require screen reading software, according to a proposed class action filed in California federal court on Thursday that says the NBA team violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Why Law Firms May Not Require Vaccine For Attys And Staff

Deciding whether to require lawyers and staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine, strongly encourage it, or remain silent on the matter is top of mind for law firm leaders right now, as many are waiting to see what peers do before making a move.

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Vaccine Patchwork Has Federal Judges Scrambling For Shots

Federal judges have been largely left on their own to plead with state officials for inclusion in the categories of workers being prioritized to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and they say they have met with limited and spotty success.

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Where The Impeachment Trial Stands After Trump's Exit

Donald Trump’s return to life as a private citizen Wednesday has not slowed down preparations for an impeachment trial, in which the former president is set to face a charge of inciting insurrection for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot. Here’s what to know about where the impeachment process stands.

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Biden Raises Hopes For Flexibility For Immigration Judges

President Joe Biden's immigration bill proposing a citizenship pathway for undocumented immigrants may provide other unexpected relief, with legal experts telling Law360 that immigration judges may get "groundbreaking" discretionary power after having their authority constrained for decades.

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Shumaker Loop Names New Florida-Based Managing Partner

Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP has promoted the head of its public affairs subsidiary in Florida as its managing partner, elevating an attorney who has worked on efforts to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba and keep the Tampa Bay Rays in Florida.

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12 Major Companies Looking To Fill GC Posts, Study Says

A new study by researchers at legal recruiter BarkerGilmore says the number of women in general counsel or chief legal officer roles at Fortune 500 companies grew only one percentage point in 2020.

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Edelson Wants In On Contempt Hearing For Ex-Girardi Attys

Edelson PC urged an Illinois federal judge Friday to allow it to participate in the contempt hearing for two former Girardi Keese PC attorneys accused of covering up the alleged theft of $2 million in client settlement funds, saying it wants to be helpful for the court at the hearing.

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UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

This past week in London has seen a top executive at Huawei take action against HSBC, British Gas file two fraud claims against MasterCard and Visa, and Chanel sue over a trademark infringement. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

President Joe Biden instructed federal regulators to quickly boost COVID-19 safety protections for workers, and a group of tech companies and law and accounting firms are taking part in a new experiment underway in Utah designed to cut down barriers to practicing law. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​

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Law360's Pro Say: Biden Bonanza

President Joe Biden took the oath of office on Wednesday and wasted no time establishing his agenda with a string of executive orders ranging from tackling the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change.

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Alsup Takes Senior Status, Opening Calif. Seat For Biden

U.S. District Judge William H. Alsup is taking senior status after more than two decades on the federal bench, according to a letter he sent to President Joe Biden Thursday, opening a seat in California's Northern District that could be filled by a judge nominated by the new president.

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