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    With Fulbright, BigLaw Atty Aims To Boost Free Speech In EU

    The head of Haynes and Boone LLP's media law practice spoke to Law360 Pulse on Tuesday about how she plans to take her advocacy for greater First Amendment protections in the U.S. to Europe on a Fulbright scholarship this fall.

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    Preet Bharara On The Practice He Aims To Build At WilmerHale

    Preet Bharara, former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, joined WilmerHale earlier this week after nearly two decades of public service and five years in the media and academic arenas.

  • More Than 60 Cos. Say Reversing Roe Is 'Against Our Values'

    Lyft Inc., Levi Strauss & Co. and Ben & Jerry's Homemade Holdings Inc. are among the dozens of companies that have signed a statement saying abortion restrictions "go against" their values and "are bad for business," as the fate of the constitutional right to abortion established nearly 50 years ago remains in question.

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    Earthjustice Announces 2 Litigation Vice Presidents

    Environmental advocacy organization Earthjustice has named two new litigation vice presidents, one the former legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas and the other the managing attorney for Earthjustice's California office. 

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    Norton Rose Names New Antitrust Head

    Norton Rose Fulbright has promoted a former Federal Trade Commission lawyer as its new head of antitrust for the U.S., the firm has announced.

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    Biden Atty Who Ushered Jackson Nom Leaving White House

    The White House counsel who played a key role in getting the first Black woman confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court is leaving the Biden administration, the White House announced Wednesday.

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    Rising Star: Hunton's Andrea DeField

    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP's Andrea DeField has secured millions of dollars in coverage for ransomware attack victims, including for the Colonial Pipeline Co., earning her a spot among insurance lawyers under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • Rising Star: Goodwin Procter's William D. Collins

    William Collins of Goodwin Procter LLP helped a biotech client secure $700 million in financing and later go public at a $3 billion enterprise value by merging with a special purpose acquisition vehicle, earning him a spot among the life sciences law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 Rising Stars.

  • Rising Star: Sidley's Joseph Schwartz

    Joseph Schwartz of Sidley Austin LLP co-led the largest hedge fund launch globally in 2021 while also juggling multiple ongoing billion-dollar funds for Azimut Alternative Capital Partners and i80 Group, earning him a spot among the fund formation law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • Rising Star: Quinn Emanuel's José R. Pereyó

    José R. Pereyó of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP represents a group of rail operator creditors in a high-profile dispute against Spain and France involving the termination of a railway line, landing him among the international arbitration attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Tarter Krinsky's Sean Scuderi

    Sean Scuderi of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP represented Old Post Road Associates LLC in a construction dispute that led to the New York appellate court adopting his arguments in a decision that clarified existing case law, earning him a spot among the construction practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • Rising Star: Skadden's Pramode Chiruvolu

    Pramode Chiruvolu has played a major role on the Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP team representing Activision in its $75 billion acquisition by Microsoft, earning him a spot among the technology practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • Rising Star: Steptoe & Johnson's Katie Dubyak

    Katie Dubyak of Steptoe & Johnson LLP steered Volkswagen AG through a three-year monitorship imposed after its emissions-cheating scandal and conducted a sweeping investigation into corruption at the Baltimore Police Department, earning her a spot among the white collar law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Wilson Sonsini Adds Cooley Lateral In New Boulder Office

    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC has announced its hire of a longtime corporate lawyer focused on life sciences companies from Cooley LLP to build its recently-launched office in Boulder, Colorado.

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    RPC Hires Insurance Pro From Mayer Brown In London

    Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP has hired a partner in London to boost its capacity to represent insurers for banks and other financial institutions which face a growing number of claims as the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic eases.

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    Amid BigLaw Data Attacks, Breaches Surge For Smaller Firms

    A Law360 Pulse analysis finds that law firms' data breach reports nearly doubled in 2021 compared with 2020, and have continued to rise this year. While BigLaw firms have been high-profile targets, small and midsize law firms are more likely to fall prey to cybercriminals.

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    5 Ways Law Firms Can Boost Their Cybersecurity Game

    All businesses are at risk for data breaches, but law firms have an elevated risk of attacks because they collect sensitive data from clients that include the biggest corporations in the world, according to cybersecurity experts. Here are five tips on how firms can protect themselves from data breaches.

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    Law Firms' Biggest Cybersecurity Liability: Senior Partners

    Senior partners often represent law firms' biggest and highest-profile clients and have access to their sensitive intel, such as trade secrets and financial information, making them prime targets for data breaches, according to cybersecurity experts.

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    New York Federal Prosecutor Returns To Paul Weiss

    David Kessler, an assistant U.S. attorney in New York who has prosecuted high-profile cases including that of Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in 2021, is returning to Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he started out as a summer associate 14 years ago.

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    Dentons Says Ohio Verein Case Decision Threatens All Firms

    Dentons' long campaign to defend its verein structure and dodge a $32 million verdict has arrived at Ohio's top court, where the mega-firm is attacking a recent appellate decision as a "weaponization" of lawyers' communications with clients.

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    Latham Adds 2 Clifford Chance M&A Attys In NY

    Latham & Watkins LLP has added two Clifford Chance partners in its New York mergers and acquisitions practice to focus on clients in the insurance industry.

  • Accellion Could Pay $8.1M In Settlement Over Data Breach

    A proposed class whose data was allegedly exposed by a hack on file-transfer software vendor Accellion filed for preliminary approval of a settlement with the company for $8.1 million on Monday, potentially resolving claims against Accellion but not its customers, which include BigLaw firms, corporations, banks and universities.

  • Perkins Coie Adds DLA Piper Startup Pro In LA, San Diego

    Perkins Coie LLP is expanding California offices by adding a DLA Piper startup companies specialist as partner in both its Los Angeles and San Diego offices.

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    Fennemore Combines With Bay Area Firm Wendel Rosen

    Fennemore Craig PC announced Tuesday that it has further expanded its foothold in California by combining with the century-old Bay Area firm Wendel Rosen LLP, bringing its total headcount of attorneys to 250 across the western United States.

  • Rising Star: Dentons' Alanna Clair

    Dentons partner Alanna Clair has racked up one big win after another for insurance companies in high-stakes litigation, including successfully defending several insurers in a $100 million coverage dispute and scoring a huge win for a Zurich unit, earning her a spot among the top insurance attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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