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Bass Berry & Sims PLC has added a new health care member from Butler Snow LLP, while life sciences businesses Curebase and Vertex have added new legal heads, highlighting Law360's latest roundup of personnel moves in health care and life sciences.
For law firms, the concept of an office has shifted dramatically in the last few years. As pandemic restrictions showed lawyers they could work efficiently from home, firms pulled back from physical office space and, at the same time, expanded to smaller markets where attorneys were migrating.
Robbins Geller and Milberg's handling of a biometric data proposed class action against Google and Youtube and Choate's work on a $24 million health care startup funding round lead this edition of Law360 Pulse's Spotlight On Mid-Law Work, recapping the top matters for Mid-Law firms from Aug. 26 to Sept. 9.
While many in-house lawyers jumped to private practice in 2021 and 2022, likely influenced by better pay, stability, predictability and other factors missing from some law departments during the pandemic, that micro-trend appears to have cooled as law firm leaders monitor the unsettled market, legal experts say.
The first week of September marked another action-packed week for legal news with the Law360 2022 MVP awards, multiple new office openings, and layoffs at a legal technology company. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.
Corporate law firm Balch & Bingham LLP added a new partner in its Jacksonville, Florida, office with plenty of general counsel experience, serving in-house at both the American Challenger Development Corp. and TIAA Bank.
Leaders from Burns & Levinson LLP and the Boston environmental boutique it absorbed earlier this month, Mackie Shea & Durning PC, spoke to Law360 Pulse about how the firms decided to join forces, how the boutique fits into the firm's larger plans, and why they expect to see an uptick in environmental legal needs.
Johnny Depp co-counsels Camille Vasquez and Benjamin Chew are among 12 new Brown Rudnick LLP leaders appointed as part of a firmwide succession management plan.
A lawyer who works as a consultant for CS Disco Inc. has accused it of fostering "an environment that was unwelcoming and hostile towards women" and failing to take seriously her reports of demeaning treatment from a colleague and sexual assault by a law firm client.
After adding six attorneys and four other legal professionals in the past year, the leader of Bowman and Brooke LLP's Austin office is crediting the expansion to a deep pool of legal talent in the Lone Star State and a post-pandemic demand for litigators.
Legal technology encompasses everything from blockchain and artificial intelligence to Microsoft Word and Excel, but if new lawyers can master the spectrum of tools, they will be a vital part of their teams, panelists at a Thursday virtual event said.
Motley Rice LLC and Saxena White PA were appointed lead counsel in a securities fraud class action against online education company Chegg Inc. after accusing Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP of undermining its own client in order to win the lead position for itself.
Taylor English Duma LLP bolstered its new Miami office with the hiring of a partner for its litigation and dispute resolution department from Bailey Duquette PC.
Law firms are integrating technology training and innovation projects into their summer associate programs, with more than half of law students saying they'd been given the opportunity to work in that area, according to the results of a new Law360 Pulse survey.
Law firm summer associate programs are beginning to return to pre-COVID norms with many more being conducted in person, according to a recent Law360 Pulse survey, although firms say some of the adjustments they made to their programs as a result of the pandemic could prove to be long-term changes.
The best outside counsel engage with their client's business and its culture, offer practical advice in a simple and concise fashion, and understand that one case is part of a larger strategy that may determine how the company addresses such claims in the future.
Cullen and Dykman LLP has added an Albany-based former director of employee relations at the State University of New York as a partner in its higher education and labor and employment practices.
Maptician CEO Alaa Pasha talks to Law360 Pulse about law firm office design in the hybrid era, challenges that law firms face when it comes to real estate management and the top workspace preferences for lawyers.
Which firms offer the best programs to their summer associates? How do they compare in four key areas, which we asked summers to rate based on their satisfaction? Explore firms' ability to deliver on the summer associate work experience with our interactive graphic.
BigLaw summer programs got more high marks from lawyers-in-training this year, with many praising firms for copious in-person learning opportunities in the wake of the pandemic and the chance to dedicate their time to innovation projects.
Despite the widespread adoption of remote training, law students still long for hands-on, real-world practical work experience, according to a survey by Law360 Pulse that found more summer associates were able to accompany firm attorneys in courtroom proceedings this year.
U.S. Department of Justice attorneys are aggressively contesting a hospital system's discovery demands in a $350 million False Claims Act case by publicizing email correspondence in which defense counsel at Bass Berry & Sims PLC balked at flexibility for a DOJ lawyer who abruptly learned that a close family member was near death.
A pair of bankruptcy and real estate attorneys who have worked closely together for years are bringing their teamwork to Dilworth Paxson in Philadelphia, the firm announced on Tuesday.
With unprecedented levels of regulatory change led by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, increasing regulatory oversight and renewed international tensions, Connecticut-based company Gartner Inc. has identified four ways legal and compliance leaders can stay ahead of the curve.
All professionals can have burnout, but many attorneys struggle to seek help because of the demands of the legal profession. As the coronavirus pandemic exacerbates workplace stress, experts urge attorneys and law firms to address the underlying causes of burnout on the job.
Retired attorney Vernon Winters explains how lawyers can thoughtfully transition into retirement while protecting their firms’ interests and allaying clients' fears, with varying approaches that turn on the nature of one's practice, client relationships and law firm management.
Narges Kakalia at Mintz recounts her journey from litigation partner to director of diversity, equity and inclusion at the firm, explaining how the challenges she faced as a female lawyer of color shaped her transition and why attorneys’ unique skill sets make them well suited for diversity leadership roles.
Navigating the legal world as an Asian American lawyer comes with unique challenges — from cultural stereotypes to a perceived lack of leadership skills — but finding good mentors and treating mentorship as a two-way street can help junior lawyers overcome some of the hurdles and excel, say attorneys at Paul Weiss.
As the need for pro bono services continues to grow in tandem with the pandemic, attorneys should assess their mental well-being and look for symptoms of secondary traumatic stress, while law firms must carefully manage their public service programs and provide robust mental health services to employees, says William Silverman at Proskauer.
Amid pandemic-era shifts in education, law schools and other stakeholders should consider the wide geographic and demographic reach of Juris Doctor programs with both online and in-person learning options, and educators should think through the various ways hybrid programs can be structured, says Stephen Burnett at All Campus.
BigLaw has the unique opportunity to hit refresh post-pandemic and enhance attorney satisfaction by adopting practices that smaller firms naturally employ — including work assignment policies that can provide junior attorneys steady professional development, says Michelle Genet Bernstein at Mark Migdal.
In order to attract and retain the rising millennial generation's star talent, law firms should break free of the annual review system and train lawyers of all seniority levels to solicit and share frequent and informal feedback, says Betsy Miller at Cohen Milstein.
Lawyers can take several steps to redress the lack of adequate LGBTQ representation on the bench and its devastating impact on litigants and counsel in the community, says Janice Grubin, co-chair of the Judiciary Committee at the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York.
Krill Strategies’ Patrick Krill, who co-authored a new study that revealed alarming levels of stress, hazardous drinking and associated gender disparities among practicing attorneys, highlights how legal employers can confront the underlying risk factors as both warnings and opportunities in the post-COVID-19 era.
While international agreements for space law have remained relatively unchanged since their creation decades ago, the rapid pace of change in U.S. laws and policies is creating opportunities for both new and veteran lawyers looking to break into this exciting realm, in either the private sector or government, says Michael Dodge at the University of North Dakota.
Navigating a few densely packed weeks at a law firm can be daunting for summer associates, but those who are prepared to seize opportunities and not afraid to ask questions will be set up for success, says Julie Crisp at Latham.
Law firms can attract the right summer associate candidates and help students see what makes a program unique by using carefully crafted messaging and choosing the best ambassadors to deliver it, says Tamara McClatchey, director of career services at the University of Chicago Law School.
OpinionJudges Deserve Congress' Commitment To Their Safety
Following the tragic attack on U.S. District Judge Esther Salas' family last summer and amid rising threats against the judiciary, legislation protecting federal judges' personal information and enhancing security measures at courthouses is urgently needed, says U.S. District Judge Roslynn Mauskopf, director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Social media can be intimidating for reluctant lawyers but it can also be richly rewarding, as long as attorneys remember that professional accounts will always reflect on their firms and colleagues, and follow some best practices to avoid embarrassment, says Sean Marotta at Hogan Lovells.
Neville Eisenberg and Mark Grayson at BCLP explain how they sped up contract execution for one client by replacing email with a centralized, digital tool for negotiations and review, and how the principles they adhered to can be helpful for other law firms looking to improve poorly managed contract management processes.