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    ​​​​​​​Davis Polk To Launch EU Antitrust Practice In Brussels

    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP announced Tuesday it is expanding its global reach with a new antitrust practice based in Brussels focused on disputes concerning European Union competition law.

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    Ex-DC Attorney General Karl Racine Returns To Hogan Lovells

    After serving two terms as the first elected attorney general in Washington, D.C., Karl Racine has been rehired by Hogan Lovells as a litigation partner, rejoining the firm where he began his legal career, the firm announced Tuesday.

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    Pillsbury Atty Jumps To DLA Piper Corporate Group

    DLA Piper is growing its corporate practice by adding a former Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP attorney as a partner in its Silicon Valley office in Palo Alto, California.

  • Obama White House Atty Reps Biden In Documents Probe

    An attorney who served as White House counsel during former President Barack Obama's first two years in office is now representing President Joe Biden in the U.S. Department of Justice's probe into the handling of classified documents found in the president's home and in one of his old offices.

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    Life Sci Partners Tapped For Withers Boston Office

    A pair of Boston-area attorneys who focus on life sciences have made the jump from Brown Rudnick LLP to Withers, adding to its bench of partners in the Bay State.

  • Law360 Names Practice Groups Of The Year

    Law360 would like to congratulate the winners of its Practice Groups of the Year awards for 2022, which honor the attorney teams behind litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry this past year.

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    The Supreme Court's Week: By The Numbers

    The justices kicked off the new year with arguments in four cases that tackled attorney-client privilege, employee bargaining with the National Guard, the immunity of Puerto Rico's financial oversight board and the destruction of property during a labor dispute. Here, Law360 Pulse takes a data-driven dive into the week that was at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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    IBA Elects First Woman President In 20 Years

    The International Bar Association announced on Thursday that it has elected its new president, the first woman in 20 years to serve in the role.

  • Duane Morris Names 13 Attorneys To Partnership

    More than a dozen attorneys at Duane Morris LLP have been promoted to partner level at the firm, representing eight offices in the U.S. and London, the firm announced this week.

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    More BigLaw Trade Secrets Disputes Could Be On Horizon

    As BigLaw firms operate more like corporations, hiring nonlawyer executives and developing their own legal tech, they could get embroiled in more trade secrets litigation similar to Proskauer Rose LLP's recent suit against its former chief operating officer, experts say.

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    After A Rough 2022, What's Next For Legal Tech Funding?

    The legal technology industry followed its record-setting year of investments in 2021 with a big drop in funding in 2022, resulting in more mergers and acquisitions, according to a Law360 Pulse analysis.

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    Ex-BakerHostetler Energy Pro Rejoins Norton Rose In Texas

    After seven years with BakerHostetler, an experienced energy transactions lawyer has rejoined Norton Rose Fulbright in Houston as a partner in its corporate, mergers and acquisitions and securities practice.

  • Fromont Briens Partner On Split With Littler, Future Path

    French employment law firm Fromont Briens, which recently ended its partnership with Littler Mendelson PC, is pursuing separate operations in France and anticipating a turbulent year for labor relations. Here, Nazanine Farzam, a partner in Fromont Briens' Paris office, tells Law360 Pulse about the path the firm plans to chart.

  • Pinsent Taps Dentons Partner As Global General Counsel

    Pinsent Masons LLP has hired former Dentons partner Andrew Cheung as its global general counsel.

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    Quinn Emanuel Appellate Atty On Supreme Court Advocacy

    As he comes on board at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP following a five-year stint with the Office of the Solicitor General, Christopher G. Michel says the dynamics of oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court have changed significantly in the last few years due to pandemic-driven changes to the format of questioning, and more active participation from the court's newest members.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The legal industry saw another action-packed week as dozens of BigLaw attorneys were promoted to partner and the U.S. Department of Justice named a special counsel to head up a probe into classified documents found at two locations linked to President Joe Biden. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    Nelson Mullins Shifts Leadership In Baltimore

    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announced two leadership changes in its Baltimore office on Thursday.

  • Paul Hastings Adding Linklaters Infrastructure Pair In London

    The global co-heads of Linklaters LLP's infrastructure sector are expected to join Paul Hastings LLP soon as partners in London, according to a source familiar with the move.

  • Calif. Bar Looks To Spotlight Firms Making Diversity Gains

    In an effort to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion among the Golden State's legal community, which is still predominantly white and male, the California State Bar is launching a program to recognize legal employers that take steps to improve DEI within their ranks.

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    Dorsey & Whitney Opens Idaho Office With 2 Stoel Rives Attys

    The Mountain West boomtown of Boise, Idaho, will soon be host to a full-service office of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, with two longtime local attorneys coming aboard from Stoel Rives LLP to launch the international law firm's latest location.

  • SEC's Covington Demand Casts Cloud On Atty-Client Privilege

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's move to compel Covington & Burling LLP to reveal the clients affected by a 2020 cyberattack is likely to make businesses think twice about revealing vital information to their attorneys, even if the law firm is able to defeat what appears to be a strong government argument that the client identities aren't shielded by privilege.

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    SEC Commissioner Uneasy Over Suit Against Covington

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Mark Uyeda told Law360 on Thursday that "there should be rightful concern" about the agency suing law firms like Covington & Burling LLP to gain access to client information, citing the case's similarities to a dust-up with a pair of subpoenaed reporters nearly two decades ago.

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    Partner Diversity Lags Behind Legal Industry's Overall Gains

    While 2022 saw diversity gains in the legal profession, similar progress has been elusive at higher-level positions, a recent report by the National Association for Law Placement revealed.

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    Redgrave Names New Chairs Of Exec, Mgmt. Committees

    Redgrave LLP has named a longtime attorney who left and rejoined the firm to lead its executive committee and a Chicago-based partner to chair its management committee.

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    Year-End Lateral Hiring Slowdown Likely To Extend Into 2023

    As law firms' recruitment activity continued to contract over the past three months, data from Firm Prospects LLC shows the legal industry closed 2022 with 6% fewer lateral hires than 2021, a trend that experts expect to continue as client demand slows.

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