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    Rising Star: Greenberg Traurig's Michael H. Davis

    Greenberg Traurig LLP's Michael H. Davis advised Mosaic Real Estate Investors in its $460 million loan to develop the Ritz-Carlton Portland and guided Canyon Real Estate Partners through $400 million in deals, earning a spot among the real estate practitioners honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Quinn Emanuel's Emily Kapur

    Emily Kapur of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP helped a cryptocurrency company navigate a yearslong arbitration involving billions of dollars' worth of tokens, earning her a spot among the fintech law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Latham's Matthew Dewitz

    Latham & Watkins LLP partner Matthew Dewitz advised T-Mobile's blockbuster $59 billion merger with Sprint, Endeavor Group Holdings' acquisition of Ultimate Fighting Championship and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics in its acquisition by COVID-19 test-maker Quidel, earning him a spot among the tax attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Pillsbury's Matt Carter

    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP's Matt Carter helped successfully defend a challenge to a billion-dollar lease award for a new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters, convinced the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to order the Air Force to revisit a contractor's proposal, and filed a successful protest from a contractor requiring the Air Force to reconsider its proposal, earning him a spot among the government contract attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • Rising Star: Kirkland's Gregory D. Howling

    Gregory D. Howling of Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised a consortium led by global investment firm KKR in the $15 billion acquisition of global data center real estate investment trust CyrusOne, earning him a spot among the project finance practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • Rising Star: Kirkland's Jordan Cohen

    Jordan Cohen of Kirkland & Ellis LLP helped Nordic Capital acquire a health care data software provider for $7.3 billion and advised KKR's majority acquisition of an electronic health record software company, earning him a spot among the health care law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    MoFo's New Chair On Firm's Future, Diversity Goals

    San Francisco-based corporate partner Eric McCrath will succeed Larren Nashelsky as the chair of Morrison & Foerster LLP on October 3. Here, McCrath talked with Law360 Pulse about the firm's growth, his goals for the firm, and how he plans to further the firm's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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    Bryan Cave DC Leader Jumps To Akin Gump

    The partner in charge of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP's Washington, D.C., office has left her former firm to join Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's location in the nation's capital.

  • Attorney Satisfaction Remains High 3 Years After Graduation

    About 82% of attorneys reported that they are satisfied with their overall legal careers three years after they graduated from law school, a tick down from last year's finding of 85%, according to a report released Monday from the National Association for Law Placement.

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    Seyfarth, Yeshiva U. Accused Of Covering Up Student's Rape

    A female Yeshiva University student who says she was raped by a player on the men's basketball team sued the school and Seyfarth Shaw LLP on Monday in New York federal court, saying they conspired to conduct a "sham" investigation to cover up her claims.

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    Few Anti-Bullying Rules For Attys Worldwide, IBA Finds

    Fewer than one of every five nations has regulations either on a government level or in their bar associations that include anti-bullying and anti-sexual harassment provisions to protect attorneys, according to two reports released Monday by the International Bar Association.

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    Why Attorney Bios Are A Cybersecurity Risk For Law Firms

    Online attorney biographies and similar marketing material pose "dangerous" cybersecurity risks to law firms and their clients by making phishing attacks, wire fraud and hacking easier, experts say.

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    Atlanta IP Boutique Leaders Stress Remote Work, Automation

    A pair of former Thomas Horstemeyer LLP attorneys who struck out on their own last month to launch a new Atlanta-area intellectual property boutique say they're hoping to lean on remote work and automation-focused legal tech to devote more time to their clients' most pressing matters.

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    Quarles & Brady Taps New Naples, Fla., Managing Partner

    Quarles & Brady LLP has named a litigation partner to lead its office in Naples, Florida, the firm announced Monday.

  • Ex-Atty Denies Fraud In Claims Against UK Soldiers In Iraq

    Former British human rights lawyer Philip Shiner on Monday pled not guilty to three fraud charges relating to claims made against British Army personnel who served in Iraq.

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    Firms Look To Cover Out-Of-State Abortion Care After Dobbs

    A growing number of law firms are offering to cover the costs of out-of-state reproductive care for their employees in the wake of last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.

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    Rising Star: Fried Frank's Shane C. Hoffmann

    Shane C. Hoffmann of Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP has navigated the complex tax law implications of business deals for major clients in several transactions, earning him a spot among the tax law practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

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    Ex-Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Atty Joins Orrick

    A former senior policy and strategy counsel with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Office of Enforcement has moved to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP after a brief stint with O'Melveny & Myers LLP.

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    Rising Star: Lieff Cabraser's Phong-Chau G. Nguyen

    Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP partner Phong-Chau G. Nguyen has played a role in some of the largest product liability cases in recent years, including multidistrict litigation in the automotive industry that resulted in multibillion-dollar settlements, earning him a spot among the product liability attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Linklaters Loses Cybersecurity Co-Chair To Debevoise

    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP on Monday announced it had hired the former co-chair of cybersecurity for the U.S. for Linklaters LLP.

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    Rising Star: MoFo's Locke Bell

    Morrison Foerster LLP's Locke Bell helped shepherd Salesforce's $27.7 billion purchase of Slack and aided Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems' successful defense of prototype launcher deals contested by SpaceX, landing him a spot among the government contract attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Jones Day's Rachel Page

    Rachel Page of Jones Day has advised emerging digital health systems to Fortune 500 laboratories, including guiding one of the largest cancer research centers in its acquisition of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, earning her a spot among the health care law practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Orrick's Josh Pollick

    Josh Pollick of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP led a team that advised the banking and personal finance app Dave on its $4 billion go-public transaction with a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Victory Park Capital, earning him a spot among the fintech law practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • Rising Star: Cadwalader's Christopher J. Dickson

    Christopher J. Dickson of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP has regularly served as lead counsel to lenders on major transactions, including the $3 billion securitized refinancing of the recently developed One Vanderbilt skyscraper in New York, earning him a spot among the real estate attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • Rising Star: Davis Polk's Pedro Bermeo

    Pedro Bermeo of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP helped advise the underwriters for Ryan Specialty's $1.3 billion initial public offering, as well as a $3.85 billion refinancing for Ligado Networks, earning him a spot among the capital markets law practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

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Expert Analysis

  • How Law Firms Can Rethink Offices In A Post-Pandemic World Author Photo

    Based on their own firm's experiences, Kami Quinn and Adam Farra at Gilbert discuss strategies and unique legal industry considerations for law firms planning hybrid models of remote and in-office work in a post-COVID marketplace.

  • ​​​​​​​Ask A Mentor: How Can 1st-Year Attys Manage Remote Work? Author Photo

    First-year associates can have a hard time building relationships with colleagues, setting boundaries and prioritizing work-life balance in a remote work environment, so they must be sure to lean on their firms' support systems and practice good time management, say Jenny Lee and Christopher Fernandez at Kirkland.

  • 5 Ways To Lead Lawyer Teams Toward Better Mental Health Author Photo

    Attorney team leaders have a duty to attend to the mental well-being of their subordinates with intention, thought and candor — starting with ensuring their own mental health is in order, says Liam Montgomery at Williams & Connolly.

  • How Your Summer Associate Events Can Convey Inclusivity Author Photo

    As law firms begin planning next year's summer associate events, they should carefully examine how choice of venue, activity, theme, attendees and formality can create feelings of exclusion for minority associates, and consider changing the status quo to create multiculturally inclusive events, says Sharon Jones at Jones Diversity.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Do I Negotiate Long-Term Flex Work? Author Photo

    Though the pandemic has shown the value of remote work, many firms are still reluctant to embrace flexible working arrangements when offices reopen, so attorneys should use several negotiating tactics to secure a long-term remote or hybrid work setup that also protects their potential for career advancement, says Elaine Spector at Harrity & Harrity.

  • What I Wish Law Schools Taught Women About Legal Careers Author Photo

    Instead of spending an entire semester on 19th century hunting rights, I wish law schools would facilitate honest discussions about what it’s like to navigate life as an attorney, woman and mother, and offer lessons on business marketing that transcend golf outings and social mixers, says Daphne Delvaux at Gruenberg Law.

  • 4 Ways To Break Down Barriers For Women Of Color In Law Author Photo

    Female lawyers belonging to minority groups continue to be paid less and promoted less than their male counterparts, so law firms and corporate legal departments must stop treating women as a monolithic group and create initiatives that address the unique barriers women of color face, say Daphne Turpin Forbes at Microsoft and Linda Chanow at the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession.

  • Opinion

    We Need More Professional Diversity In The Federal Judiciary Author Photo

    With the current overrepresentation of former corporate lawyers on the federal bench, the Biden administration must prioritize professional diversity in judicial nominations and consider lawyers who have represented workers, consumers and patients, says Navan Ward, president of the American Association for Justice.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Do I Retire Without Creating Chaos? Author Photo

    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.

  • Why I Went From Litigator To Law Firm Diversity Officer Author Photo

    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.

  • For Asian American Lawyers, Good Mentorship Is Crucial Author Photo

    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.

  • Coping With Secondary Trauma From Pro Bono Work Author Photo

    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.

  • How Firms Can Benefit From Creating Their Own ALSPs Author Photo

    As more law firms develop their own legal services centers to serve as both a source of flexible personnel and technological innovation, they can further enhance the effectiveness by fostering a consistent and cohesive team and allowing for experimentation with new technologies from an established baseline, say attorneys at Hogan Lovells.

  • Modernizing Legal Education Through Hybrid JD Programs Author Photo

    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.

  • How BigLaw Can Mirror Small Firm Attorney Engagement Author Photo

    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.



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