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    Legal Event Organizers Stress Efforts To Deter Harassment

    Legal conference organizers have told Law360 Pulse that they are committed to fostering safe and inclusive events, and some changes have been made following recent accusations of sexual harassment and assault at legal events.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    This was another busy week for the legal industry as BigLaw expanded its reach and big names made headlines after court. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

  • Legal Tech Roundup: Millnet, Vaultinum

    A global legal technology company involved in a management buyout of a document subsidiary tops this roundup of industry news.

  • Dechert Pushes To Deep-Six Hacking Cover-Up Suit

    Dechert LLP, its former white collar practice leader and others on Thursday urged a New York federal judge to find that alleged concealment of a hacking campaign to discredit a critic of a firm client isn't enough to support a civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act case.

  • OpenAI Asks 11th Circ. To Uphold Fee Ruling

    OpenAI urged the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday to uphold a federal judge's decision not to dock it attorney fees for attempting to remove a Georgia radio host's defamation lawsuit to federal court, saying it had "an objectively reasonable basis for removal."

  • Factor, Big Tech GCs Form GenAI Learning Collective

    Alternative legal service provider Factor announced on Thursday it was launching a new legal community aimed at accelerating the adoption of generative artificial intelligence in the corporate space, with founding members from Microsoft, Adobe, Ford and others.

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    Most In-House Counsel In Asia Use GenAI, But Lack Guidance

    Generative artificial intelligence has been widely adopted by in-house legal counsel in Asia, according to a report by FTI Consulting Inc. and the Association of Corporate Counsel Singapore, though a majority of respondents also note a lack of guidance by companies regarding such technologies.

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    Latham Overtakes Kirkland In Financial, Personnel Ranking

    Latham & Watkins LLP topped legal market intelligence provider Leopard Solutions' 2023 Law Firm Index and maintained a perfect score for over half a year on the ranking, overtaking last year's top firm, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, which dropped to third.

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    Legal Tech Companies Raise Pay To Attract BigLaw Attorneys

    Legal technology companies have discovered their secret sauce for selling their software to lawyers: recruit other lawyers as sellers.

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    How Stradley Ronon Is Cautiously Testing Generative AI

    Several BigLaw firms with deep pockets have formed artificial intelligence task forces and launched their own internal generative AI tools. Here is a look at how midsize firm Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP is carefully experimenting with the technology.

  • USPTO Promises Guidance On Atty Use Of AI Tools

    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Kathi Vidal issued a memorandum on Tuesday saying the agency's existing mechanisms are adequate to tackle attorney conduct — and misconduct — related to the use of artificial intelligence tools, but promised to provide more guidance in the next few months.

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    Data Privacy Co. TrustArc Names GC, Chief Privacy Officer

    Data privacy platform TrustArc says it has brought on a new general counsel and chief privacy officer alongside another executive appointment and amid record revenue.

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    Pillsbury Cyber Leader Jumps To Crowell & Moring

    Crowell & Moring announced on Tuesday the hiring of a cybersecurity lead at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP as a partner overseeing the firm's digital law practice in Europe.

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    DocuSign Cuts 6% Of Workforce But Vows To Stay Public

    DocuSign is laying off 6% of its staff for its third round of workforce reductions in the past three years, the electronic signature and contract software company announced Tuesday.

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    ABA Passes Historic Law School Free Speech Proposal

    The American Bar Association's policymaking body on Monday adopted a proposal to require ABA-approved law schools to have free speech policies, the first resolution of its kind, along with a slate of other new regulations.

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    Women Say Events Like Legalweek Marred By Harassment

    A group of women who attended ALM's Legalweek conference last week have alleged that they experienced sexual harassment and assault while at a conference, leading more women to share that they have had similar experiences at other legal events.

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    Hack Disrupts Pa. Courts A Week After Ga. Cyberattack

    A cyberattack Sunday night on the Pennsylvania court system's website has disrupted several public-facing services Monday, nearly a week after a similar incident tied up online systems in Fulton County, Georgia.

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    Freshfields Hires Ex-Deutsche Bank Innovation Officer

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP announced on Monday the hiring of the former chief innovation officer of Deutsche Bank to serve in the same position at the U.K.-based firm, effective at the beginning of April.

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    Rape Questions Could Be Next Focus Of Bar App Reforms

    New Jersey will change its character and fitness questionnaire to ask less invasive questions of sexual assault survivors, after a Law360 inquiry about the form. With nearly every state asking would-be lawyers questions that could dredge up sexual traumas, some attorneys are calling for other states to follow New Jersey's lead.

  • Legal Analytics Users More Ready For Gen AI Than Nonusers

    As legal professionals prepare for the arrival of generative artificial intelligence, it appears that those using legal analytics may have a head start, the results of a new survey showed on Monday.

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    Pinsent Masons Hires Ex-McCarthy Stone CTO

    Pinsent Masons LLP, which lost its chief technology officer last fall, announced the hiring of a former executive at retirement property development company McCarthy Stone as its latest tech lead.

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    Arbitration Experts Test Generative AI Tools Amid Skepticism

    Generative artificial intelligence's rise has gradually progressed within the legal sector in the past year, extending its potential influence to arbitration and dispute resolution.

  • Clio Founder Launches Legal Citation Software Co.

    Jack Newton, founder and chief executive of legal tech giant Clio, shared a LinkedIn post on Friday announcing that he had launched a transcript management and citation software company called LexSelect.

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    6 Key Votes To Watch At The ABA Midyear Meeting

    The American Bar Association's policymaking body is expected to consider 31 proposals at its semiannual meeting Monday, including a resolution urging all legal employers to continue diversifying their workforces.

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    Legal Tech Roundup: Appara, Hukumonline

    A new head of sales and a new investment lead this roundup of recent legal technology news.

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