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  • McGlinchey Announces Expanded LGBT Resource Group

    McGlinchey Stafford PLLC has announced an expanded and renamed version of its LGBT+ employee resource group, which was renamed McGlinchey PRIDE with the goal of increasing its presence beyond the internal workings of the firm and becoming more community-facing.

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    Meet The Ex-Federal Judge Who May Testify In Jan. 6 Hearings

    As the House of Representatives' Jan. 6 committee begins public hearings this week, some in the legal community are focusing particular attention on one potential witness — a highly respected, conservative former federal judge who advised then-Vice President Mike Pence in the days before the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

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    Up Next For FisherBroyles: Breaking Into The Top 100

    Distributed law firm FisherBroyles posted more revenue growth in 2021 than any other large law firm, just one year after the firm entered the ranks of the 200 largest in the U.S. by revenue. Co-founder Kevin Broyles tells Law360 Pulse the firm has set its sights even higher.

  • Family Tells Jurors Nelson Mullins Atty Violated Trust

    Attorneys for a prominent Florida family told a jury Tuesday that attorneys at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and Oshins & Associates LLC put their own financial interests ahead of their clients' when they helped a family member manipulate distribution of a $250 million trust in a dispute that has "literally torn this family apart."

  • Telecom Owners Say Fight Over Counsel Belongs In Fla. Court

    The majority owners of a Latin American telecommunications tower operator say a federal judge in Florida should hold onto their attempt to remove their company's legal counsel in an ongoing battle over its ownership, claiming the representation row should not be arbitrated.

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    When Asking A Lawyer To Retire Becomes Illegal

    For many law firms, how to deal with aging partners is the elephant in the room.

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    Stroock's Pro Bono Head On ABA Award Win

    The head of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP's pro bono program tells Law360 Pulse about the firm's recent Pro Bono Publico Award from the American Bar Association, its work on behalf of Afghan refugees and how pro bono work fits into the big picture at the firm. 

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    Wiley Matches Cravath Associate Salary Floor

    Wiley Rein LLP has matched the first-year associate starting salary at BigLaw pay trendsetter Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, the firm confirmed to Law360 Pulse on Tuesday.

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    Dell Graham Pres. Joins Upchurch Watson As Neutral

    The former president of Dell Graham PA will become a full-time neutral at Upchurch Watson & Max Mediation, the firm said Monday.

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    Attorneys Happiest When Valued For Their Talent, Humanity

    Lawyers who feel valued for their professional talent or overall human worth by their employer exhibit the best mental and physical health within the legal profession, though overall health of lawyers falls below that of the general population regardless of how firms treat them, according to a new peer-reviewed study.

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    Troutman Pepper Adds Former Fenwick Privacy Pro In Fla.

    Troutman Pepper has brought on a veteran data privacy and cybersecurity attorney in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, from Fenwick & West LLP.

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    Shumaker Names 5 New Section Leaders In Florida

    Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP has chosen a slate of five leaders for its new business sector groups spread across two Florida offices and three industries.

  • Justices Let Fla. Recoup Medicaid Payout From Injury Deal

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday greenlighted Florida's attempt to recoup Medicaid payments it made to a teenager with a catastrophic brain injury, in a ruling that clarifies the scope of what types of Medicaid reimbursements a state can seek from injured plaintiffs.

  • Fla. Bar Skeptical Of Legal Services Expansion Proposals

    The Florida Supreme Court amended the Florida Bar rules Thursday to allow nonlawyers to help govern nonprofit legal service providers, but it's just one of many recommendations from a committee at odds with the Florida Bar over how to improve access to legal services and adapt to changing technology.

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    Court Watchers Fight To Keep Remote Access

    Some volunteer court watchers had to fight to observe criminal justice proceedings remotely during the pandemic. With courts beginning to shut down that remote public access, now they're fighting to keep it.

  • Attys File $2.5M Fee Bid In J&J MDL Over Tainted Sunscreen

    Class counsel in multidistrict litigation over allegedly tainted sunscreen products have asked a Florida federal judge for $2.5 million in attorney fees and $100,000 in costs after negotiating a settlement with Johnson & Johnson and Costco Wholesale Corp.

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    Why Many Women Lawyers Leave BigLaw For Good

    Many women lawyers have no wish to return to the industry's largest law firms after having quit one in the first place, according to a recent survey from legal service provider Leopard Solutions, finding that a lack of flexibility, work and life balance, and job satisfaction are some of the key reasons that contributed to their departures. 

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    This week saw a big verdict in the felony trial of a former Perkins Coie LLP partner and the disbarment of famed personal injury lawyer Thomas Girardi. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    Miami Sees 'Reshuffling' Of Talent Amid BigLaw Invasion

    With the entry into Miami of big hitters like Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Winston & Strawn LLP and King & Spalding LLP in recent months, recruiters say the demand for legal talent there is "insatiable," with newcomers duking it out with firms that have had a decadeslong city presence.

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    Legal Sector Job Growth Continues To Slowly Climb In May

    Employment in the legal industry continued to ever so slowly inch up in May, with the sector adding just 600 jobs, marking the third consecutive month of job growth since March, according to preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.

  • Law360 Pulse's Spotlight On Mid-Law Work

    Kelley Drye's efforts on a suit against 13 chemical makers and Pryor Cahsman's work on a New York sandwich chain's international expansion lead this edition of Law360 Pulse's Spotlight On Mid-Law Work, recapping the top matters for Mid-Law firms from May 20 to June 3.

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    Fisher Phillips Names New Chair In Westward Shift

    Fisher Phillips LLP has named its first California-based firm chair in a sign it's turning toward the West Coast.

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    Greenberg Traurig Hires DeSantis' Ex-Deputy Chief Of Staff

    Greenberg Traurig PA added a former deputy chief of staff for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as an of counsel to its Tallahassee office.

  • The Top In-House Hires Of May

    Legal department hires last month included top appointments at Binance.US, Alphabet’s drone unit and major retailer Target. Here, Law360 looks at some of the top in-house announcements from May.

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    How Women GCs Are Navigating The Political Landscape

    A panel of women general counsel, including GCs from NYU, a blockchain company and a software developer, met Wednesday night in New York City to talk about navigating the challenging political landscape of recent years.

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