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A stockholder suit seeking damages from Columbia Pipeline Group Inc.'s former CEO and top financial officer for skewing a $13 billion company sale to TransCanada Corp. survived Delaware Chancery Court dismissal arguments on Monday, in an opinion that also retained an aiding and abetting claim against the buyer.
Nearly three in four law firms started programs or initiatives to address racial injustice in response to the Black Lives Matter movement and last summer's civil unrest, according to a Monday report from the NALP Foundation and the National Business Institute.
A large majority of men in the legal profession don't actively support gender equity efforts out of fear, according to a report released on Monday by the American Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession.
A Delaware federal judge has declined to boot Polsinelli LLP from an antitrust case brought by its slot-maker client, NRT Technology Corp., calling any conflict-of-interest risk in the case "minimal."
More than 200 law students have pledged to boycott Seward & Kissel LLP over what they called the "unethical private" prosecution of attorney Steven Donziger, the latest salvo in a growing movement from students and activists to place pressure on corporate law firms over their representation and internal policies.
Six barrier-breaking Black judges speaking at a panel discussion Friday credited Black legal organizations like the National Bar Association for giving them the support they needed to make it onto the bench, and they stressed that Black jurists will play an essential role in building the Black legal community of the future.
PJM Interconnection, an energy company north of Philadelphia that operates the country's largest electricity grid, said Friday it had promoted four members of its executive team, including the company's general counsel to senior vice president.
When the time comes to head back to the office, law firms are still on the fence about whether to require attorneys to be vaccinated, according to honchos at Winston & Strawn LLP and DLA Piper LLP.
Last year's racial justice movement translated into an outpouring of law firm commitments to advance diversity and more BigLaw recruiting at law schools at historically Black colleges and universities. But the new interest appears to have been limited, and increased recruiting activity did not always translate into jobs.
A new study from management consultants Russell Reynolds Associates shows gender and ethnic diversity in the appointment of Fortune 500 general counsel has increased steadily since 2013.
Some of the big shots in New York's legal industry urged Congress in an open letter Wednesday to pass the Biden administration's coronavirus stimulus package, saying the country is "still struggling" to recover from the economic fallout the pandemic has caused.
Even with the COVID-19 pandemic placing extra burdens on working mothers and other caretakers, the legal industry did not see a wave of female attorneys leaving BigLaw last year, according to legal recruiters and data provided to Law360 Pulse.
Verizon Communications Inc. won a Delaware court ruling Tuesday upholding its entitlement to seek insurance coverage for its $95 million settlement in 2014 of a bankruptcy trustee suit to claw back $2.3 billion of indirect payments from then-insolvent FairPoint Communications.
A House hearing Wednesday showcased bipartisan interest in boosting the number of federal judges on busy lower courts, but also illustrated potential snags, from partisan fights over timing to the thorny question of adding appellate seats, especially in the Ninth Circuit.
Dentons has promoted 42 attorneys to partner and three to counsel across its North American offices, the firm announced Wednesday.
Law firms of all sizes are grappling with whether to keep leaders on longer to maintain a sense of consistency and normalcy amid the global crisis or to implement a transition to bring in new perspectives and ideas.
The Delaware Chancery Court has certified a stockholder class in a consolidated suit being steered by Labaton Sucharow LLP and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP that accuses Dell's founder, four directors and the company's controlling investor of shortchanging minority shareholders by billions on a stock swap deal.
Future resolutions by the American Bar Association House of Delegates must advance at least one of the association's four primary goals, the policymaking body has decided, responding to criticism that some past resolutions lacked focus and were not directly related to the practice of law.
The move to remote work during the coronavirus pandemic has attorneys juggling their jobs and household tasks and family care, with an especially devastating effect on the careers of women, attorneys of color and those in other marginalized or minority groups.
Ethisphere Institute, a for-profit organization that recognizes companies that promote best practices in corporate ethics, on Tuesday released its 15th annual list of the World's 135 Most Ethical Companies, including PepsiCo, International Paper and four others that have made the list every year from the beginning.
The Delaware Supreme Court on Monday let stand a $12 million fee awarded to stockholder attorneys who won removal of poison pill measures that threatened to block Versum Materials Inc. from taking a $1.2 billion higher alternative bid in a 2019 merger.
As some legal technology companies address diversity and inclusion, experts say there's still more work to be done.
As the pandemic accelerates the integration of legal technology at firms of all sizes, technology heads at mid-size and mid-market firms shared with Law360 Pulse what they are looking for from technology products — be it the user experience, function or price — and what is currently on their wish lists.
As the nation celebrates Black History Month this February, more BigLaw firms have joined the movement to combat racism and inequality by helping Black business owners in their community.
Robinson & Cole LLP said Friday it had elected a trial attorney with over 30 years of experience at the firm as its new managing partner, making her the first woman head in its 175-year history.
In addition to establishing their brand from scratch, women who start their own law firms must overcome inherent bias against female lawyers and convince prospective clients to put aside big-firm preferences, says Joel Stern at the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms.
Jane Jeong at Cooley shares how grueling BigLaw schedules and her own perfectionism emotionally bankrupted her, and why attorneys struggling with burnout should consider making small changes to everyday habits.
Black Americans make up a disproportionate percentage of the incarcerated population but are underrepresented among elected prosecutors, so the legal community — from law schools to prosecutor offices — must commit to addressing these disappointing demographics, says Erika Gilliam-Booker at the National Black Prosecutors Association.
Young lawyers overwhelmed with a crushing workload must tackle the problem on two fronts — learning how to say no, and understanding how to break down projects into manageable parts, says Jay Harrington at Harrington Communications.
Law firms could combine industrial organizational psychology and machine learning to study prospective hires' analytical thinking, stress response and similar attributes — which could lead to recruiting from a more diverse candidate pool, say Ali Shahidi and Bess Sully at Sheppard Mullin.
In the first installment of Law360 Pulse's career advice guest column, Meela Gill at Weil offers insights on how associates can ask for meaningful work opportunities at their firms without sounding like they are begging.
In order to improve access to justice for those who cannot afford a lawyer, states should consider regulatory innovations, such as allowing new forms of law firm ownership and permitting nonlawyers to provide certain legal services, says Patricia Lee Refo, president of the American Bar Association.
OpinionHigh Court's Carney V. Adams Analysis On Standing Is Flawed
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Carney v. Adams that a Delaware lawyer lacked standing to challenge the state's rules on judiciary bipartisanship was based on an incorrect reading of the constitutional requisites for Article III standing, says Leland Ware at the University of Delaware.
OpinionCarney V. Adams Threatens Delaware's Balanced Judiciary
This week’s U.S. Supreme Court arguments in Carney v. Adams presented a strong challenge to Delaware’s bipartisan-judiciary requirement, but the tradition is critical to ensuring the state's courts remain free from partisan influence, says Rodney Smolla at the Widener University Delaware Law School.