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    Armstrong Teasdale Elects Five To Exec Committee

    Armstrong Teasdale LLP announced Monday that five partners have been newly elected to its executive committee, and that the firm has also added a partner to its compensation committee.

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    Ex-Development Biz GC Joins Varnum's RE Group In Fla.

    Varnum LLP has added a new partner with deep Florida real estate law experience to its firm, where his time working in-house with a large Sunshine State development company, as well as in private practice, will help Varnum as it grows its real estate group, the firm announced. 

  • Legal Network Meritas Initiates Global Sports Law Group

    Legal network Meritas announced Monday the launch of a new global sports law group, bringing together sports lawyers from across the world.

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    Eckert Seamans Trims Professional Staff In Pa. Offices

    Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC has cut approximately 2% of professional staff through layoffs primarily affecting the firm's offices in Pennsylvania, a firm spokesperson confirmed to Law360 Pulse on Monday.

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    Looming Retirement Wave Puts Succession On Front Burner

    As the legal industry grapples with the impending wave of baby-boomer lawyer retirements, many law firms are coming face to face with a challenge that has bedeviled the profession for years: succession planning.

  • Barclay Damon Adds Longtime NY Energy Regulatory Pro

    Barclay Damon LLP has hired a former in-house attorney for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority as counsel in its Albany office, the firm announced last week.

  • Winstead Maintains Effort To Nix Texas Malpractice Suit

    The Texas Supreme Court on Friday kept alive Winstead PC's bid to walk away from a legal malpractice case over the firm's work on securities filings for a wealth management company.

  • Davidoff Hutcher Adds Economic Development And Tax Group

    New York-based Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP has announced the launching of a dedicated economic development and tax practice group, which the firm said expands and formalizes the work it's been doing in those areas for over 40 years.

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    McNees Wallace Adds Babst Calland Construction Atty

    McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC has expanded the firm's construction practice to the Philadelphia area by adding an attorney who formerly practiced at Babst Calland Clements and Zomnir PC's Pittsburgh office.

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    Scientific Games Brings On Ex-Schnader Harrison Atty

    Lottery products company Scientific Games has named a former Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP partner with public sector experience as its new senior vice president of public policy and government affairs, the company said.

  • Attys, Nonprofits Condemn NC Bar's Drag Show Cancellation

    The nonprofit organization Southern Coalition for Social Justice announced that it and over 100 organizations and individuals sent a letter to the North Carolina Bar Association in criticism of its decision to cancel a planned drag trivia event celebrating Pride due to "political" reasons.

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    Legal Industry Job Growth Lags Behind The Wider Economy

    Even as the wider economy saw more robust job growth in May, the legal sector continued to post scant employment increases, according to preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Law360 Pulse Spotlight On Mid-Law Work

    Kelley Drye's work on multiple states' lawsuits over "forever chemicals" and Foley Hoag's work on a biotechnology deal lead this edition of Law360 Pulse's Spotlight On Mid-Law Work, recapping the top matters for Mid-Law firms from May 19 to June 2.

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    Bilzin Sumberg Adds Ex-Weiss Serota RE Chair In Miami

    Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP has brought on the former chair of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman's real estate practice and a 30-year veteran in the areas of law, real estate development and finance and banking, the firm announced Friday.

  • NJ Panel Backs Law Firm's Sanctions Win In Malpractice Row

    A New Jersey state appeals court backed Helmer Conley & Kasselman PA's sanctions award Friday in a malpractice lawsuit brought against it by a former client, ruling in part that a lower court rightly determined one of the ex-client's claims was frivolous, and that he had violated discovery rules.

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    Buffalo-Based Lippes Mathias Absorbs Specialty Tax Firm

    Buffalo, New York-based Lippes Mathias LLP announced Wednesday it's absorbing Andreozzi Bluestein LLP, a firm in nearby Clarence, New York, that focuses on tax controversies and other complex tax matters.

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    Law360's Legal Lions Of The Week

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP leads this week's Law360 Legal Lions after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday limited the ability of shareholders to sue companies that go public via a direct listing.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    In the world of legal business, the last week of May brought an acquisition for one law firm, the launch of a new cannabis practice group at another and a new European office for a third. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse's weekly quiz.

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    More Firms Roll The Dice On Ex-Judge Partners

    How'd you like to bring on a new firm partner in the back half of their career with zero clients and an uncertain capacity for schmoozing up new business? For an increasing number of law firm leaders, the answer is "yes" — as long as the incoming lateral is fresh off the bench.

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    Former Prosecutor Rejoins Gibbons As White Collar Co-Chair

    Gibbons PC named a co-chair for its white collar and investigations group on Thursday, opting for a former federal and state prosecutor who has worked for the firm several times to lead the newly revamped department.

  • Smith Gambrell Data Breach Suit Withdrawn In Georgia

    A woman has dropped her proposed class action against Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP over a 2021 data breach, according to a notice entered Wednesday.

  • Barley Snyder Unveils Liquor Law Practice

    The complexities surrounding Pennsylvania's liquor licensing laws and enforcement have spurred Barley Snyder to launch a new practice group focused on handling those matters for business clients.

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    Greenberg Glusker Adds Private Client Pro From LA Boutique

    Greenberg Glusker LLP is expanding its private client services team, announcing Thursday it was adding a Karlin & Peebles LLP international income tax and estate planning expert as a partner.

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    Porzio Bromberg Adds New Marketing Officer From Buchanan

    Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC announced Tuesday the hire of a new chief marketing and business development officer with over 25 years of experience in the legal industry, most recently at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC.

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    Longtime Gov't Health Care Atty Joins Garfunkel Wild

    Health care firm Garfunkel Wild PC has announced that longtime government attorney David Traskey has joined its investigations, audits and regulatory compliance practice group after eight years as senior counsel with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.

Expert Analysis

  • Advice For Summer Associates Uneasy About Offer Prospects Author Photo

    There are a few communication tips that law students in summer associate programs should consider to put themselves in the best possible position to receive an offer, and firms can also take steps to support those to whom they are unable to make an offer, says Amy Mattock at Georgetown University Law Center.

  • How Law Firms Can Cautiously Wield AI To Streamline Tasks Author Photo

    Many attorneys are going to use artificial intelligence tools whether law firms like it or not, so firms should educate them on AI's benefits, limits and practical uses, such as drafting legal documents, to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving legal market, say Thomas Schultz and Eden Bernstein at Kellogg Hansen.

  • Keys To Managing The Stresses Of Law School Author Photo

    Dealing with the pressures associated with law school can prove difficult for many future lawyers, but there are steps students can take to manage stress — and schools can help too, say Ryan Zajic and Dr. Janani Krishnaswami at UWorld.

  • Can Mandatory CLE Mitigate Implicit Bias's Negative Impacts? Author Photo

    Amid ongoing disagreements on whether states should mandate implicit bias training as part of attorneys' continuing legal education requirements, Stephanie Wilson at Reed Smith looks at how unconscious attitudes or stereotypes adversely affect legal practice, and whether mandatory training programs can help.

  • Ditch The Frills And Start Writing Legal Letters In Plain English Author Photo

    To become more effective advocates, lawyers need to rethink the ridiculous, convoluted language they use in correspondence and write letters in a clear, concise and direct manner, says legal writing instructor Stuart Teicher.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can I Negotiate My Separation Agreement? Author Photo

    Kate Reder Sheikh at Major Lindsey discusses how a law firm associate can navigate being laid off, what to look for in a separation agreement and why to be upfront about it with prospective employers.

  • DoNotPay Cases Underscore Hurdles For AI-Fueled Legal Help Author Photo

    Recent legal challenges against DoNotPay’s "robot lawyer” application highlight pressing questions about the degree to which artificial intelligence can be used for legal tasks while remaining on the right side of both consumer protection laws and prohibitions against the unauthorized practice of law, says Kristen Niven at Frankfurt Kurnit.

  • For The Future Of Legal Practice, Let's Learn From The Past Author Photo

    At some level, every practicing lawyer is experiencing the ever-increasing speed of change — and while some practice management processes have gotten more efficient, other things about the legal profession were better before supposed improvements were made, says Jay Silberblatt, president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

  • Why All Law Firms Should Foster Psychological Capital Author Photo

    Law firms will be able to reap great long-term benefits if they adopt strategies to nurture four critical components of their employees' psychological wellness and performance — hope, efficacy, resilience and optimism, says Dennis Stolle at the American Psychological Association.

  • A GC's Guide To Litigation, Inspired By Sun Tzu's 'Art Of War' Author Photo

    With caseloads and spending increasing, in-house counsel might find themselves called to opine on the risks and benefits of litigation more often, and they should look at five Sun Tzu maxims from the ancient Chinese classic "The Art of War" to inform their approach to any suit, says Jeff Golimowski at Womble Bond.

  • Mentorship Is Key To Diversity In The Legal Industry Author Photo

    Not only can effective mentorship have a profound impact on women and people of color entering the legal field, but it also benefits mentors and the legal profession as a whole, creating a true win-win situation for all involved, says Natasha Cortes at Grossman Roth.

  • ChatGPT Is A Cool Trick, But AI Won't Replace Lawyers Author Photo

    Generative AI applications like ChatGPT are unlikely to ever replace attorneys for a variety of practical reasons — but given their practice-enhancing capabilities, lawyers who fail to leverage these tools may be rendered obsolete, says Eran Kahana at Maslon.

  • Pro Bono Work Is Valuable In IP And Continued Learning Author Photo

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's recent elimination of a rule that partially counted pro bono work toward continuing legal education highlights the importance of volunteer work in intellectual property practice and its ties to CLE, and puts a valuable tool for hands-on attorney education in the hands of the states, say Lisa Holubar and Ariel Katz at Irwin.

  • 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.



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