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Supermodel Gisele Bündchen and her ex-husband, football player Tom Brady, are among the former celebrity promoters of failed crypto firm FTX who are calling in BigLaw firms to defend them against accusations that they bear some responsibility for the billions lost by FTX customers.
Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP has boosted its Tampa office with a new senior attorney for its finance, banking, creditors' rights and insolvency service line from aviation firm Richards Legal Group.
Burr & Forman LLP has added two counsels and two associates in Georgia, Florida and Alabama, including the former interim general counsel for financial services company MerchantE and a former Florida assistant state attorney.
It's been more than 10 years since Crowell & Moring LLP launched its Sponsorship Initiative — one of the first of its kind in the legal industry — to help retain and advance the careers of women, LGBTQ attorneys and attorneys of color at the firm.
Reed Smith LLP announced Tuesday that it is appointing its global head of legal personnel to become the firm's global managing partner, making her the first woman in its history to hold that position.
The hardest challenge for most corporations and service providers when collecting data during an investigation is gathering data from mobile devices, chat applications and remote employees, according to a recently released report from Israeli digital intelligence company Cellebrite Enterprise Solutions.
The former North American manager of diversity recruiting strategies at Baker McKenzie has joined Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP as its U.S. head of inclusion and diversity.
A Florida state attorney who was found to have been unlawfully suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis asked him for his job back Wednesday, even though a federal court said it could not order his reinstatement to the elected position.
Veritas Legal Plan Inc. has dropped its lawsuit against Freedom Legal Plans LLC in Florida federal court after FLP indicated that they struck a tentative deal over Veritas' claims that it had violated an agreement to market Veritas' programs and then began directly competing with Veritas.
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP announced this week that it has elected five of its attorneys to partner in California and Florida offices.
The National Center for State Courts has developed an online questionnaire to help reexamine building space and provide guidance on courthouse space planning, alongside a contest to help promote the best redesign of space, the group said in a news release Wednesday.
The Fourth Circuit on Wednesday weighed whether a Florida law firm is still entitled to attorney fees after one of its name partners was caught defrauding the clients, as the firm argued his misconduct should not have detracted from the firm's legitimate work on their behalf.
More e-discovery companies are building artificial intelligence tools to detect negative and positive sentiments as well as certain emotions in documents, which can help attorneys more quickly identify key communications when investigating potential wrongdoing.
Bressler Amery & Ross PC has added a labor and employment litigation partner in Birmingham, as well as seven other attorneys in Alabama, New Jersey and Florida and a new managing director of operations.
Jones Day announced that it has appointed new leadership to the firm's corporate practice.
Reed Smith LLP's longtime managing partner is leaving the firm to become the top lawyer for Kids In Need of Defense, a nonprofit that represents children who are unaccompanied migrants or separated from their families, the firm announced Tuesday.
Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP announced Tuesday that it has promoted four attorneys to its partnership ranks across offices in Florida, Ohio and North Carolina.
Nationwide Insurance owes a Jacksonville law office and real estate company more than $250,000 in termite and water damage, the office and company told a Florida federal court.
Chicago-based firm Freeborn & Peters LLP will merge into Atlanta-based Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP, with the firms saying in an announcement Tuesday that the combination will produce a nearly 400-attorney and 14-office firm that will continue to operate under the Smith Gambrell name.
The Florida Supreme Court declined Monday to reinstate a block on a law prohibiting most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy and agreed to take up the challenge to the law.
Hall Booth Smith PC has elevated seven attorneys to partner across offices in five states, including Georgia and Florida.
Jonathan Steverson, a former secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, has joined Holland & Knight's Florida government advocacy team and will work as a senior policy adviser in its Tallahassee office, the law firm said Monday.
The Florida A&M University College of Law is kicking off a new clinic that will put students on the front lines of tackling economic justice issues by providing free legal services to emerging small and minority-owned businesses and nonprofits.
Shutts & Bowen LLP has added two real estate partners with a combined half century of experience to its Fort Lauderdale, Florida, office from Becker & Poliakoff PA, including the former chair of that firm's real estate practice group.
Legal staffing and legal services provider Axiom launched an Arizona-based law firm called Axiom Advice & Counsel, or AA&C, on Monday, months after securing an alternative business structure license from the state.
Recommendations recently issued by a special committee of the Florida Bar represent a realistic, pragmatic approach to increasing the accessibility and affordability of legal services, at a time when the disconnect between the legal profession and the public at large has widened considerably, says Gary Lesser, president of the Florida Bar.
To assist Texas lawyers in effectively executing their duties, we should be working on succession planning, attorney wellness, and increasing understanding of the grievance system by both bar members and the public, says Laura Gibson, president of the State Bar of Texas.
Marjorie Peerce and Peter Jaslow at Ballard Spahr discuss the challenges of building a new law firm practice group from the ground up, and how sustained commitment, communication and collaboration are the key ingredients for success.
Michael Cohen at Duane Morris discusses the best ways to articulate how an associate is not meeting expectations, and why documentation of performance management is crucial for their growth and protecting the firm from discrimination suits.
Several forces are reshaping partners’ expectations about profit-sharing, and as compensation structures evolve in response, firms should keep certain fundamentals in mind to build a successful partner reward system, say Michael Roch at MHPR Advisors and Ray D'Cruz at Performance Leader.
The legal profession faces challenges that urgently demand new solutions, and lawyers and firms can address this by leaning on other industries that have more experience practicing, teaching and incorporating innovation into their core business and service models, says Jennifer Leonard at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Americans with Disabilities Act and rules of professional conduct may help the legal profession promote lawyer well-being by focusing on mental conditions' actual impact, rather than on associated stereotypes, says Alex Long at the University of Tennessee College of Law.
Christine Wong at MoFo discusses how newly elected partners can prioritize business development by creating a strategic plan with the firm's marketing team and strengthening relationships with professional and personal networks.
Hidden in the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinions from the last term are each justice’s talents for crafting choice turns of phrase, highlighting best practices for attorneys to jump-start their own writing, says Ross Guberman at BriefCatch.
As law firms embrace Web3 technologies by accepting cryptocurrency as payment for legal fees, investing in metaverse departments and more, lawyers should remember their ethical duties to warn clients of the benefits and risks of technology in a murky regulatory environment, says Heidi Frostestad Kuehl at Northern Illinois University College of Law.
New York's recently announced requirement that lawyers complete cybersecurity training as part of their continuing legal education is a reminder that securing client information is more complicated in an increasingly digital world, and that expectations around attorneys' technology competence are changing, says Jason Schwent at Clark Hill.
OpinionLaw Firms Stressing Work-Life Balance Are Missing The Mark
Law firms struggling to attract and retain lawyers are institutionalizing work-life balance through hybrid work models, but such balance is elusive in a client services and tech-dependent world, underscoring the need for firms to instead aim for attorney empowerment and true balance within — not outside — the workplace, says Joe Pack at Pack Law.
While the trial court judges in the newly created Florida Sixth District are more likely to have appellate precedent to follow, the appellate court is certain to have substantially more chances to forge its own path, say attorneys at Baker Donelson.
Summer associates are expected to establish a favorable reputation and develop genuine relationships in a few short weeks, but several time management, attitude and communication principles can help them make the most of their time and secure an offer for a full-time position, says Joseph Marciano, who was a 2022 summer associate at Reed Smith.
To avoid physical and emotional exhaustion, attorneys must respect their own and their colleagues' personal and professional boundaries, but law firms must also play a role in discouraging burnout culture — especially if they are struggling with attorney retention, say attorneys at Lowenstein Sandler.