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    Meta Competition Atty Jumps To Covington In NY

    The former assistant general counsel of competition at Meta Platforms Inc. has joined Covington & Burling LLP, the firm said Monday.

  • DoNotPay Offers $1M To Use 'Robot Lawyer' In Highest Court

    The chief executive of DoNotPay, a chat bot that's been dubbed a "robot lawyer" by its creators, tweeted out on Sunday that the company would pay a lawyer $1 million to plead in front of the U.S. Supreme Court wearing AirPods and repeating everything the artificial intelligence says.

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    Gibson Dunn Expands Into Abu Dhabi Global Market

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP announced on Friday that it is opening an Abu Dhabi office in the Abu Dhabi Global Market and hiring a team of seven lawyers in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Paul Hastings Says Ex-Proskauer COO Not Joining Firm

    A former chief operating officer for Proskauer Rose LLP facing allegations that he misappropriated trade secrets before departing is not joining Paul Hastings LLP, the firm said on Monday.

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    Morgan Lewis Adds 4 Litigators To Toxic Torts Team

    Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP has hired four longtime litigators to its high-profile toxic tort practice, including a duo from ArentFox Schiff LLP and another from Foley & Mansfield.

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    O'Melveny Boosts Labor Practice With Ex-SDNY Prosecutor

    O'Melveny & Myers LLP has hired a former federal prosecutor from the Southern District of New York to bolster its labor and employment practice, the firm announced Monday.

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    Hueston Hennigan Rings In 2023 With New Leader, Office

    Hueston Hennigan is kicking off the new year with two major announcements that will help shape the firm's trajectory in 2023 and beyond: It has a new managing partner and it's opening a new office in New York.

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    Why Law Firms Won't Snatch Up Laid-Off Tech Workers

    Don't expect many law firms to fill open information technology roles with recently laid-off tech workers, legal industry experts say.

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    Deloitte Starts Real Estate Legal Biz With Shoosmiths Attys

    Deloitte Legal announced Monday it has formed a new real estate legal business with four partners who joined from Shoosmiths LLP.

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    Greenberg Traurig Nabs Biotech IP Atty From Kasowitz

    Greenberg Traurig LLP announced this week that it added an intellectual property and patent attorney with 20 years of experience representing major pharmaceutical and biotech companies to join its New York office as a shareholder.

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    Investor Attys Seek $5.5M In Fees As Part Of Ponzi Settlement

    A group of attorneys who represented investors defrauded in a real estate Ponzi scheme asked a Florida federal court for $5.5 million in fees for their work pursuing a lawyer they said helped to implement the scam.

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    Ahead Of Privilege Arguments, 4 Kavanaugh Rulings To Know

    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday about how to interpret the protection for communications containing both legal and nonlegal topics. But don't expect any overt attempt to convince the court — and particularly Justice Brett Kavanaugh — that a competing "one significant purpose" standard is flat wrong. Here, Law360 Pulse breaks down four significant Justice Kavanaugh decisions dealing with the issue.

  • ROSS Argues Its Use Of Westlaw Is Covered By Fair Use

    ROSS Intelligence engaged in fair use of Thomson Reuters' law database Westlaw when it developed its own law database, the legal research rival has contended in Delaware federal court.

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    BakerHostetler's 2023 Partner Class Down 5 From Last Year

    BakerHostetler announced Thursday that it has chosen 23 attorneys to promote to partner, five less than the 28 it promoted last year.

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    Ex-Proskauer COO Spent Years In Finance, But Not Law

    Proskauer Rose LLP’s explosive suit against its former chief operating officer has placed a spotlight on the executive, whose resume includes multiple leadership positions in corporations and the world of finance. Here, Law360 Pulse examines Jonathan O'Brien’s background as he battles his one-time employer.

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    Legal Industry Jobs Dipped Slightly In December

    Following two months of slow growth, employment in the legal industry cooled slightly in December, with the sector losing approximately 400 jobs compared to November, according to preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The new year has just started and there has already been news of law firm layoffs, an in-house move to a streaming giant and BigLaw trade secrets litigation. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    Akin Gump Adds Schumer's Former Chief Counsel

    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has hired the former top counsel for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who will join the firm in Washington,  as a senior counsel, the firm said Wednesday.

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    Longtime Holland & Hart Litigators Take Leadership Roles

    Denver-based Holland & Hart has started the new year off with a number of leadership changes, including the addition of two attorneys to serve on its five-member management committee.

  • Milbank Promotes 17 Lawyers To Partner

    Milbank LLP has promoted 17 attorneys to partner worldwide, in one of the firm's largest ever new partner classes.

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    Goodwin Lays Off Attorneys, Staff Amid Drop In Demand

    Goodwin Procter LLP is laying off an unspecified number of attorneys and staffers, according to a Thursday internal memo reviewed by Law360 Pulse, becoming the latest BigLaw firm to reduce its workforce amid a slowdown in client demand across the U.S. legal industry.

  • Ex-LeClairRyan Partners Stuck With Ownership Shares

    A Virginia federal judge agreed that a bankruptcy court went too far last year when it said a trustee could rely on a future, amended list of ex-LeClairRyan partners, a group that has challenged their inclusion amid fears it will bring them a big tax bill.

  • Law Firm Mergers Up Slightly In 2022, Report Finds

    Law firm merger activity, while still below pre-pandemic averages, ticked upwards in 2022 and is likely to continue rising in 2023, according to analysis by legal industry consultants Fairfax Associates.

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    Netflix Taps Mayer Brown Tax Partner Amid New Tax Battles

    Netflix Inc. has brought on a partner from Mayer Brown to head up its global tax operations, the video streaming service confirmed to Law360 Pulse Wednesday night.

  • ArentFox Schiff Launches Metaverse Enforcement Team

    ArentFox Schiff LLP, which invested in digital property last year, announced that it has launched an intellectual property enforcement task force focused on challenges related to the metaverse and blockchain technologies.

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