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    All You Need To Know About How Summers Pick Their Firms

    Where do law students dream of working this summer? What practice areas are they looking to specialize in? What are your firm's top schools for summer associateships? Explore the ins and outs of the summer associate bidding and firm selection process with our interactive graphic.

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    Fat Salaries Are Nice But Don't Drive Summer Associates

    For most law students, paychecks for summer programs are widely seen as at least adequate; for some, they're transformative. Law360 Pulse dives into how much firms are paying their summer associates and what a big paycheck can mean to the cohort.

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    Firms Eye Return To Normal With Flexible Summer Programs

    Both law firms and law students are embracing summer associate programs' return to in-person formats, though firms are also offering associates more flexibility as the industry increasingly becomes accustomed to hybrid work more than two years into the pandemic, Law360 Pulse has found.

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    What Are Summer Associates Saying?

    Law360 Pulse asked prospective summer associates about how their top-choice firms distinguished themselves and what backup plans they have in place. Here's what they said.

  • Justices Won't Hear Carter Page Defamation Suit

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a defamation suit filed by onetime Trump administration adviser Carter Page over articles in Yahoo News and that mentioned him in connection with a federal investigation into former President Donald Trump's pre-election contacts with Russia.

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    Mayer Brown Chair On Why Law Leaders Need To Listen More

    Law firms that expect to succeed in the coming years should prepare to listen to their attorneys and staffers about the best ways to move forward, rather than imposing directives from above, Mayer Brown LLP's chair said Friday.

  • Firms Seek $2.4M For $7.5M Spectra Merger Deal In Chancery

    Grant & Eisenhofer PA, Friedman Oster & Tejtel PLLC and Andrews & Springer LLC are seeking $2.4 million in fees and expenses for a $7.5 million settlement that would end a Delaware Chancery Court suit over Spectra Energy Partners LP's multistep $3.3 billion merger with Enbridge Inc.

  • 3 Ways To Transform Your Company's Legal Operations

    Nearly 2,500 attendees gathered at CLOC Global Institute’s annual conference in Las Vegas to gain insight from industry leaders on how to improve their legal departments and operations. Here are three takeaways from the three-day event.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The legal industry had a busy week, from a law firm merger to a substantial funding infusion for a legal tech company to new associate raises. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    How To Create Work-Life Balance As A Busy Litigator

    With demanding court deadlines and the immense responsibility of having a client's welfare in their hands, how can litigators find time to relax, unwind and reconnect with the people they care about? Here, six successful litigators share their advice with Law360 Pulse on achieving work-life balance.

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    State Courts Learning A Lot In Push For Federal COVID Funds

    Many state courts have had surprising success accessing federal pandemic relief funds to help reduce case backlogs, court leaders say, but with none of that money earmarked for judiciaries, courts have had to be assertive about asking for it.

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    Supreme Court Ethics Bill Faces Tough Path In Congress

    A push to reform U.S. Supreme Court ethics and recusal standards earned a significant win Wednesday as the House Judiciary Committee advanced legislation that would require the justices to adopt an ethics code, but opposition from Republicans suggests the bill faces a steep climb through Congress.

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    'Judge Travis' Chides Kennedys Over Dissolution Case Filings

    A Delaware vice chancellor on Thursday took attorneys from Kennedys to task for a lack of detail in filings for a manufacturer they are representing in a corporate dissolution proceeding under Delaware's General Corporation Law.

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    Almost Half Of New Fortune 500 GCs In 2021 Were Women

    Although more men than women continue to lead the legal departments at Fortune 500 companies, those organizations hired almost the same number of women and men as general counsel in 2021, according to a report released this week.

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    In Their Words: Trailblazing Arab American Women In Law

    For attorneys of Arab, Middle Eastern and North African heritage, the legal industry has seen a shakeup in the past 20 years. While their numbers are still low, new faces are streaming into the profession and slowly but surely building community together, attorneys tell Law360.

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    House Judiciary Panel Advances Supreme Court Ethics Bill

    A House panel has advanced legislation that would require the U.S. Supreme Court to adopt a binding ethics code and creates new recusal and disclosure standards for the nine justices amid increased scrutiny in the wake of recent high-profile revelations.

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    Could The Dobbs Leak Change Supreme Court Clerkships?

    The air of suspicion that hangs over the U.S. Supreme Court after the Dobbs draft leak could affect the work of the court's corps of 36 law clerks, and their relationships to the justices and to one another.

  • Counsel Leadership Fight Heats Up In Pharma Pay Suit In Del.

    A battle is heating up in Delaware Chancery Court among plaintiffs who argue they are best suited to lead a proposed shareholder class in a consolidated suit alleging that certain Northwest Biotherapeutics Inc. officers received excessive and unfair compensation.

  • 7th Circ. Nominee Defends Pandemic Restrictions Ruling

    A federal judge nominated to the Seventh Circuit defended a past ruling upholding COVID-19 pandemic restrictions as Republicans pressed him during a Senate nominations hearing Wednesday on whether his decision undermined religious freedoms.

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    Biden Taps 7 Nominees To Fill Out Sentencing Commission

    President Joe Biden nominated seven potential new members of the U.S. Sentencing Commission on Wednesday, hoping to round out a bipartisan body that has been without a quorum since 2019.

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    Littler Helps Diverse Attys Find Mentors With SOAR Program

    Navigating the first few months at a law firm can be arduous for any young associate, but it can present additional challenges for those of diverse backgrounds. Law360 recently spoke with the co-chairs of Littler Mendelson PC’s SOAR program, which helps address those challenges by connecting young diverse attorneys with experienced lawyers at the firm.

  • 4 Ways Legal Operations Can Advance Societal Initiatives

    Corporations can leverage their law departments and legal operations professionals to advance their societal initiatives like reducing environmental impact and increasing diversity. Here, corporate advisers share four ways businesses can use their legal professionals to drive their broader goals.

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    Chancery Orders Biogen To Give Documents To Investor

    A Delaware vice chancellor has ordered Biogen Inc. to turn over documents it had withheld from an investor as being privileged, after a special master appointed in the discovery dispute had recommended the court do so.

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    Trump Org. Appraiser Says AG Violated Secrecy Of Deal Talks

    Former Trump Organization appraisal firm Cushman & Wakefield on Wednesday said the New York attorney general broke her promise to keep their settlement talks confidential as part of a financial fraud investigation into the former president's company.

  • Gibson Dunn Stumbles In Bid To Quash Docs In Aerojet Case

    A Delaware vice chancellor has denied much of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP's motion to quash certain documents amid litigation over control of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc., saying the firm didn't show that the documents sought are duplicative of other discovery efforts "or intended to harass."

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