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    Dentons Adds Ex-Seyfarth Shaw Litigator In Oakland

    Dentons has snagged a commercial litigator from Seyfarth Shaw LLP for its Oakland, California, office, the firm announced Tuesday.

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    Litigator Joins FisherBroyles In DC, Chicago

    FisherBroyles LLP has added a partner based in Washington, D.C., and Chicago to its litigation practice, the firm said in a Tuesday announcement.

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    Rising Star: Kaplan Hecker's Joshua Matz

    Joshua Matz of Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP helped defend Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear at the U.S. Supreme Court in a challenge against his order temporarily suspending in-person K-12 classes in late 2020, and served as counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives in impeachment proceedings in 2019 and 2021 against then-President Donald Trump, earning him a spot among the appellate law practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Latham's Andrew Galdes

    Andrew Galdes of Latham & Watkins LLP has advised numerous companies on how to navigate sanctions against Russia and helped language learning company Duolingo secure a license to offer its English proficiency test in Syria, earning him a spot among the compliance law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Latham's Nicole Fanjul

    Nicole Fanjul of Latham & Watkins LLP co-led a team that represented JPMorgan in a nearly $5 billion term loan and revolving credit facility for pharmaceutical company Organon, earning her a spot among the banking law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • Rising Star: Dechert's Kenneth D. Hackman

    Kenneth D. Hackman of Dechert LLP counseled Cerberus in a $2.5 billion single-family rental securitization and advised Pretium Partners in a $989 million loan financing secured by SFR properties, earning him a spot among the structured finance attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Jacob T. Spencer

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP partner Jacob T. Spencer played a key role in securing a unanimous victory on behalf of the National Association of Broadcasters in a media ownership dispute before the U.S. Supreme Court, which paved the way for more efficient consolidation in the media industry, earning him a spot among the telecommunications attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Katten Muchin's Daniel Render

    Daniel Render of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP was instrumental in negotiating the naming rights for the Los Angeles Clippers' future arena and helped orchestrate private equity investments in NBA teams over the last year, earning him a spot among the sports attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: K&L Gates' Ifigeneia Xanthopoulou

    Ifigeneia Xanthopoulou of K&L Gates LLP has defended shipping company ARIS T in a suit over a near-collision in the Mississippi River and represented Mediterranean Shipping Co. SA in litigation over supply chain issues stemming from COVID-19, earning her a spot among transportation lawyers under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Why Voice Assistants Aren't Coming To Law Firms

    Despite an explosion of voice assistant tools in recent years, attorneys seldom use them. Here's why.

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    Legal Teams Want Tech Upgrades, But Feel Unsupported

    Nearly half of legal professionals would like to improve their contracting process by upgrading their technology, but feel executives are unsupportive of their modernization, according to survey results released Tuesday by legal management software provider Onit Inc.

  • Dechert's Lawyers Drop Gerrard In 5 Cases After ENRC Loss

    Two law firms representing Dechert LLP have dropped the company's former head of white-collar crime, Neil Gerrard, from five cases after a judge found he had lied under oath about leaking a client's confidential information, according to court records.

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    The Law360 400: Tracking The Largest US Law Firms

    As the legal market adjusted to pressures of a global pandemic and saw demand for complex legal services soar, many law firms spent 2021 locked in a fierce war for talent to meet ever-expanding client needs.

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    Will BigLaw Regret Its Hiring Spree As The Economy Softens?

    The largest 200 law firms in the U.S. boosted their headcount by an average of 5.6% in 2021 — the steepest increase in five years, according to the Law360 400. Here's a look at what those numbers mean and where firms may be headed if the economy slows in the coming year.

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    Cripps Announces New Managing Partner

    Cripps LLP — the law firm formerly known as Cripps Pemberton Greenish — has named the head of its corporate department as its next managing partner as it looks to build on its expansion over the last decade.

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    The Supreme Court's Week: By The Numbers

    The justices picked up their pace this week, issuing 11 decisions, including in cases over double jeopardy for Native American defendants and a $1.6 billion pay cut for hospitals in a federal drug-discount program. Here, Law360 Pulse takes a data-driven dive into the week that was at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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    Munger Tolles Reelects Firm Leaders To 2nd Term

    Munger Tolles & Olson LLP reelected its co-managing partners and firm chair to their second terms, the firm announced Friday.

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    Law Firm Mergers Hold Steady Despite Recession Talk

    U.S. law firms have continued to merge at a steady pace this month. However, with a recession looming, legal experts are anticipating firm leaders to be more cautious going forward, but they don't necessarily see the merger talks slowing down anytime soon.

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    Buchanan Ingersoll Expands Employment Practice In Philly

    An attorney specializing in counseling higher education institutions has left White and Williams after more than 13 years to join Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Philadelphia office, the firm announced this week.

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    The Case For More Legal Tech Education

    At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, recent graduates of the University of Akron School of Law reached out to their former professor Emily M. Janoski-Haehlen to let her know that, despite their relative inexperience, they had become experts at their law firms.

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    BCLP Names Antitrust Partner To Head DC Office

    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP has named an antitrust partner and ex-U.S. Department of Justice attorney to lead its office in Washington, D.C., the firm announced Thursday.

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    Attorneys Worked Fewer Pro Bono Hours In 2021

    Attorneys nationwide did 14% less pro bono work last year than they did in 2020, according to a study released Thursday by the Pro Bono Institute.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    This week in legal industry news, Holland & Knight acquired a real estate boutique and former New York U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara headed back to private practice at a BigLaw firm. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    Rising Star: Beveridge & Diamond's Jessalee Landfried

    Jessalee Landfried was a key member of the Beveridge & Diamond PC team that assisted with the successful completion of Volkswagen's diesel corporate monitorship and also serves as in-house compliance counsel for a global technology company, earning her a spot among the compliance attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Jones Day's James Burnham

    James Burnham of Jones Day played key roles in helping the Trump administration choose U.S. Supreme Court nominees and defend the executive branch in numerous suits, making him one of the appellate law practitioners under age 40 recognized as Law360 Rising Stars.

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