This global law firm has recently focused on creating opportunities for people with disabilities across its ranks, and its efforts are already showing results. This article is part of our special report on disability inclusion in the legal industry.
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How One Firm Moved The Needle On Disability Inclusion

This global law firm has recently focused on creating opportunities for people with disabilities across its ranks, and its efforts are already showing results. This article is part of our special report on disability inclusion in the legal industry. Read full article »


IRS Prevails Against CPAs On Preparer Program At DC Circ.

The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday ruled that the Internal Revenue Service, after being challenged by a group of CPAs, did not violate federal law by implementing a program that allowed “unenrolled” tax preparers the ability to represent clients in a limited sense. Read full article »

Trusts' $11.7M Fuel Tax Credit Appeal Burned In DC Circ.

The D.C. Circuit upheld the U.S. Tax Court’s ruling that two trusts involved in the production and sale of landfill gas are not entitled to $11.7 million in tax credits as well as business expense deductions, saying Tuesday that the trusts had not met the necessary statutory requirements to qualify. Read full article »

11th Circ. Axes Tax Fraud Conviction Over Incomplete Record

The Eleventh Circuit vacated a woman's convictions and sentence for filing false income tax returns, wire fraud and identity theft Tuesday, saying a lower court inadequately constructed a change-of-plea hearing for which there was no record. Read full article »


Manafort's Defense Rests Without Bringing Evidence

Attorneys for former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort rested their case on Tuesday, declining to present evidence to rebut the government's allegations that the political consultant concealed overseas earnings from the U.S. government to avoid paying taxes and borrowed money using bogus financial documents. Read full article »


Ga. Court Convicts Cybercriminal On $6M ID Theft Charges

A Nigerian citizen was found guilty of aggravated identity theft charges by a jury in a Georgia federal court after stealing more than $6 million from American universities with his partner, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday. Read full article »


Microsoft Avoids $47M Danish Transfer Pricing Bill

Microsoft’s Danish arm does not have to pay a tax bill of more than 308 million krone ($47 million) after Denmark’s authorities failed to prove the tech giant had undercharged for marketing services, Danish court documents said. Read full article »


Loeb Taps 6 Ex-Cooley Attys To Run New SF Office

Loeb & Loeb LLP announced Tuesday that it’s opened a new office in downtown San Francisco, which will be run by six trusts and estates lawyers the firm nabbed from Cooley LLP. Read full article »


Unclear Which Way Wind Blows After Reversal Of Alta Wind

The Federal Circuit recently reversed the U.S. Court of Federal Claims decision in Alta Wind v. United States, finding the trial court's method of valuing the wind farm properties did not accurately represent their fair market value. The decision was unclear, however, about how the lower court should determine the value on remand, leaving the renewable energy industry with a number of questions, say attorneys at Latham & Watkins LLP. Read full article »

Maine Residents Can't Deduct NH Business Taxes

After a recent Maine Supreme Judicial Court decision in Goggin v. State Tax Assessor favored the state, there appears to be no respite in sight for Maine resident taxpayers who own pass-through entities doing business in New Hampshire and feel unfairly taxed, says Jonathan Block of Pierce Atwood LLP. Read full article »

Interview Essentials For Attorneys On The Move

Across the country this fall, recent law school graduates, law firm associates and experienced professionals will interview for positions in private practice and government service. Sharing tips on how to stand out in this high-pressure, hypercompetitive process are Eileen Decker, former U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, and Keith Jacoby, co-chairman of Littler Mendelson PC’s class action practice group. Read full article »


Mayer Brown Appellate Chief Shot To Death At Illinois Home

Stephen Shapiro, the founder of Mayer Brown LLP's Supreme Court and appellate practice, was shot to death in his home in Northfield, Illinois, Monday night in what police described as a domestic dispute. Read full article »

Will Calif. Spark Movement On Outside Investment In Law?

A hard look in California at the role nonlawyers can play in the delivery of legal services could prompt a ripple effect in the U.S. if the state takes the bold step of allowing other professionals to invest in law firms and claim an ownership stake. Read full article »

MoFo M&A Co-Chair Named 1st-Ever CLO Of Softbank Group

The co-chair of Morrison & Foerster LLP’s global mergers and acquisitions practice group is set to become the first-ever chief legal officer and senior vice president of SoftBank Group Corp., the Tokyo-based telecommunications and internet giant announced on Monday. Read full article »

Atty's 'Thumbs-Up' On Monster Deal Isn't Binding: Calif. Panel

A California appeals court said Monday that an attorney didn’t breach the terms of his clients’ wrongful death settlement with Monster Energy Co. by talking to a reporter about the deal, finding that the attorney had merely given his “professional thumbs-up” by signing the contract and he wasn’t a party to it. Read full article »

Kavanaugh Was Driving Force Behind Divisive Bush Picks

When D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearing next month, it won’t be his first time working on a contentious judicial proceeding, although now he will be the one in the hot seat. Read full article »

All 4 Remaining W.Va. Supreme Court Justices Impeached

The West Virginia House of Delegates has voted to impeach all four remaining members of the state’s Supreme Court, primarily due to alleged misuse of taxpayer money, including misuse of government property and high-priced office upgrades costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Read full article »

Law Scholars Decry Quotas For Immigration Judges

More than 120 legal scholars told U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday that the Trump administration’s recent move to use case quotas as a measure of immigration judges’ performance undermines their independence and threatens due process, according to a letter exclusively obtained by Law360. Read full article »

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