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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.
Fantasy sports operator PrizePicks has found as its first-ever legal chief a lawyer who previously was in-house counsel for two U.S. governors, the company said Thursday.
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.
Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP announced Thursday that it has chosen one of its longtime partners to become chair of its labor and employment practice group.
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.
Alston & Bird LLP on Wednesday successfully compelled into arbitration unpaid overtime and retaliation claims brought by a former diversity and inclusion administrator in Georgia federal court, with a judge ruling the employment agreement the administrator signed forces arbitration.
The Georgia State-wide Business Court on Wednesday denied a motion by trial attorney Lloyd N. Bell and his Bell Law Firm to dismiss the remaining claims in a client-stealing case brought by his former co-counsel.
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.
Employment and labor law firm Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP has named a longtime equity partner to lead its Macon, Georgia, office as managing partner.
Miller & Martin PLLC promoted a corporate litigation attorney and a labor and employment attorney to the membership, the Tennessee-based firm announced.
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.
Jones Day announced that it has appointed new leadership to the firm's corporate practice.
Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice David E. Nahmias is joining Jones Day in Atlanta as the leader of its local investigations and white collar defense practice, the firm announced Wednesday.
A Georgia district attorney told a state judge on Tuesday that "decisions are imminent" in her investigation of potential criminal interference by former President Donald Trump and others in the state's 2020 general election, asking for a grand jury's final report in the case to remain sealed in the meantime.
As the recently confirmed U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, Peter Leary says he's well positioned to lead the office where he has worked for more than a decade, including a high-profile investigation into whether people incarcerated in state prisons are reasonably protected from violence and sexual harm.
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.
A new report anticipates that 2023 will be the year of the multifaceted, privacy- and data-focused chief legal officer as the scope of corporate oversight that CLOs take on and how much organizations depend on them increases.
Hall Booth Smith PC has elevated seven attorneys to partner across offices in five states, including Georgia and Florida.
Eversheds Sutherland has elected a New York partner to its executive team, promoted one attorney to partner and elevated 19 others to counsel, the firm said Monday.
Fourteen former Troutman Pepper attorneys have moved their practices to help Goodwin Procter LLP launch its new Philadelphia office, officially confirming rumors that started swirling around the city last week.
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.
The Eleventh Circuit affirmed a $1 million attorney fee award to Latham Luna Eden & Beaudine LLP on Friday, rejecting arguments by the firm's former clients that the amount they owe the firm following two settlements in an environmental case is unreasonable.
Publication of a special grand jury's final report in an unprecedented election interference probe could lay bare a Georgia district attorney's case against former President Donald Trump and his allies over their purported attempts in 2020 to illegally retain power.
Cornelius Grossmann, EY's global law leader, has been busy lately setting up the structure that his legal group will take once it has split away from the Big Four auditing firm. It is a vision that could change the shape of legal services around the world.
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.
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.
Gibson Dunn's Debra Yang shares the bumps in her journey to becoming the first female Asian American U.S. attorney, a state judge and a senior partner in BigLaw, and how other women can face their self-doubts and blaze their own trails to success amid systemic obstacles.