Mid-Law

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    Shumaker Adds Finance Pro In Tampa

    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.

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    Burr & Forman Grows 3 Southeast Offices With 4 Attys

    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.

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    Ex-Nev. Gaming Board Member Returns To Brownstein Hyatt

    The former chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board has rejoined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP's Las Vegas office as a shareholder.

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    Veteran Real Estate Partner Joins Stevens & Lee In Princeton

    Stevens & Lee has expanded its real estate practice in New Jersey, hiring a new partner in its Princeton office with more than 35 years of experience in real estate law.

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    Office Snapshot: Arnall Golden Gregory's New DC Space

    Arnall Golden Gregory LLP moved its Washington office this month into a new light-filled building on Pennsylvania Avenue, a space that firm leaders say will support teamwork and plans for growth.

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    Crowell & Moring's Sponsorship Initiative 10 Years Later

    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.

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    Hawkins Parnell Appoints New Labor & Employment Chair

    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.

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    Remote Data Collection Big Challenge For Businesses

    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.

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    Robbins Geller Elects Partners In California, Florida

    Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP announced this week that it has elected five of its attorneys to partner in California and Florida offices.

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    Constangy Brooks Taps Longtime Atty To Lead Macon Post

    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.

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    Insurance Attys Join Thompson Coe In Houston, San Antonio

    Business litigation firm Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons LLP has strengthened its Texas offices with the addition of two partners who boast extensive experience in the insurance sector.

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    Miller & Martin Names New Litigation And Labor Members

    Miller & Martin PLLC promoted a corporate litigation attorney and a labor and employment attorney to the membership, the Tennessee-based firm announced.

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    How Attys Are Using AI In E-Discovery To Search For Feelings

    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.

  • Freeman Mathis Partner Accused Of Accosting Opposing Atty

    The chair of Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP's Newark, New Jersey, office was physically aggressive toward an opposing attorney during a settlement conference in a suit over a mortgage agreement, that attorney told a New Jersey federal magistrate judge.

  • Eckert Names New Human Resources, IT Heads

    Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC has named its new chief human resources officer and chief information officer, according to an announcement by the firm.

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    Shumaker Elects 4 New Partners In NC, Fla., Ohio Offices

    Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP announced Tuesday that it has promoted four attorneys to its partnership ranks across offices in Florida, Ohio and North Carolina.

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    Winstead Adds Real Estate Pro From Wick Phillips

    Winstead PC is growing its real estate team with a Wick Phillips PC real estate development expert as a shareholder in its Fort Worth, Texas, office.

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    Stoel Rives Adds 2 Ex-Perkins Coie Lawyers In Portland

    Two former Perkins Coie LLP attorneys, including a chair of its Portland, Oregon, litigation group and an attorney who served as general counsel to former Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, have joined Stoel Rives LLP as litigators in the firm's Portland office.

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    Georgia, Florida Attys Among New Hall Booth Partners

    Hall Booth Smith PC has elevated seven attorneys to partner across offices in five states, including Georgia and Florida.

  • Shumaker Names Managing Partners In Columbus, Charleston

    Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP announced Monday that it had named two new office managing partners in Columbus, Ohio; and Charleston, South Carolina.

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    Orrick, Buckley Firm Heads Talk Merger Decision

    After announcing a merger last week, the heads of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and financial services, government enforcement and litigation firm Buckley LLP spoke with Law360 Pulse about how the merger came to be, the benefits that clients can expect, and what they are looking forward to in 2023.

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    Becker & Poliakoff Real Estate Pros Jump To Shutts & Bowen

    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.

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    Nutter Adds Ex-Boston Official To Real Estate Practice

    Boston-based law firm Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP hired a former interim general counsel for the city's Planning & Development Agency as legal counsel for the firm's real estate department and development, land use and permitting team, the firm recently announced.

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    Ex-Dartmouth Health Exec And US Atty Joins Hinckley Allen

    Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP announced it has hired the former chief legal officer and general counsel at Dartmouth Health, who was also the U.S. attorney for the District of New Hampshire, as counsel.

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    Burns & Levinson Appoints 20-Year Vet As Information Officer

    Boston-based Burns & Levinson LLP has appointed a two-decade veteran of the firm as its latest chief information officer.

Expert Analysis

  • Increasing Public Access To Legal Services: A Practical Plan Author Photo

    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.

  • Priorities For Improving The Legal Industry In Texas Author Photo

    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.

  • Leading Your Law Firm's Creation Of A New Practice Group Author Photo

    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.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Do I Relay Shortcomings To Associates? Author Photo

    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.

  • 10 Principles For Effective Partner Reward Systems Author Photo

    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.

  • Why Interdisciplinarity Is Key To Designing The Future Of Law Author Photo

    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.

  • Incorporating ADA Guidance Into Lawyer Wellness Movement Author Photo

    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.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can New Partners Generate Business? Author Photo

    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.

  • 9 Writing Tips From The Justices' Opinions Last Term Author Photo

    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.

  • What Web3 Means For Lawyers' Ethical Duties Author Photo

    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.

  • NY's Cybersecurity CLE Rule Is A Sign Of Changing Times Author Photo

    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.

  • Opinion

    Law Firms Stressing Work-Life Balance Are Missing The Mark Author Photo

    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.

  • A Law Student's Guide To Thriving As A Summer Associate Author Photo

    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.

  • Burnout Prevention Requires Effort From Attys And Firms Author Photo

    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.

  • How I Owned My Power As An Asian American Woman In Law Author Photo

    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.

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