Modern Lawyer

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    Miami's Haber Law Picks Up Ex-Boies Partner In Pair of Hires

    Haber Law, a boutique firm focused on construction law in Miami, picked up two new attorneys in recent weeks, including a veteran partner the firm lured away from Boies Schiller Flexner LLP.

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    What To Know About Texas' New Secretary Of State

    The attorney appointed this week to oversee state elections as the new secretary of state for Texas briefly worked on former President Donald Trump's attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Pennsylvania.

  • White & Case Program Aims To Draw Students To IP Law

    White & Case LLP has launched a free, virtual course aimed at letting undergraduates intrigued by intellectual property play the role of first-year associates in BigLaw working through a patent case.

  • Legal Tech Roundup: GrowPath, Fastcase

    A case management software company hiring a CEO tops this roundup of recent legal technology news.

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    Benesch Taps Firm Management Vet As Chief Of Strategy

    Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff has recently brought on legal industry consultant Scott Golin to serve as the firm's chief strategy and growth officer to help the firm in its continued expansion efforts.

  • Univ. of Florida's Levin College Of Law Gets $40M Gift

    The University of Florida's Levin College of Law has received a $40 million gift from the estate of its namesake, which the law school said will be used to expand its academic programs, recruit students and faculty, and focus on other initiatives.

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    How Eversheds Sutherland Is Aiding Ga. Zero-Emissions Push

    Along with several other international businesses, Eversheds Sutherland recently said it would join a Georgia push to help the state reach net-zero emissions by 2050 or earlier. Here, Law360 takes a look at that program and how the firm plans to make good on the pledge.

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    Lagging Judicial Pay Is Hurting Courts' Recruiting Efforts

    As law firm partner and associate pay have risen markedly in recent years, it has become increasingly difficult for state court administrators to attract and retain judges with deep and diverse experience to positions that in some cases pay less than a BigLaw starting salary.

  • Beltway Moves: Ex-Trump DOJ Official, Covington, O'Melveny

    The pace of partner movement in the Washington, D.C., legal market has shown no signs of slowing down in October, as firms including Goodwin Procter LLP, Jones Day and Cooley LLP all made notable hires.

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    Venable Relocating To 'Green Skyscraper' In Times Square

    Venable LLP is consolidating and relocating its two New York City offices to an eco-friendly skyscraper in Times Square, which will bring its attorneys together for the first time since its merger with intellectual property firm Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto in 2018, according to Venable.

  • Goodwin Adds Life Sciences Partner From Hogan Lovells

    Goodwin Procter LLP has hired a life sciences and business litigation partner away from Hogan Lovells to join its Washington, D.C. office, the firm has announced.

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    Gibson Dunn Snags Private Equity Team From Vinson & Elkins

    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has recruited a team of three partners from Vinson & Elkins LLP in London in a move to strengthen its private equity business in the City and beyond.

  • Ill. Court Revives $2.8M Estate Dispute Involving DLA Piper

    An Illinois state appellate panel on Wednesday reversed a lower court's decision to grant DLA Piper and others summary judgment in a $2.8 million estate dispute over the alleged mismanagement of five trust accounts, saying it's not clear the plaintiffs' claims were untimely filed.

  • 9th Circ. Mulls VW Intervening In Fight For Jones Day Report

    A Ninth Circuit judge questioned when a third party must intervene in a suit involving its interests, indicating during oral arguments Thursday that Volkswagen was timely in its bid for a say on whether the government should release an internal VW investigation conducted by Jones Day.

  • Morgan Lewis Adds Former Greenberg Traurig Partner

    Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP has added a former Greenberg Traurig LLP partner to its insurance recovery practice, bringing into its fold a longtime representative of multinational corporations working in the environmental and energy industries.

  • Ex-CIA Chief To Head King & Spalding's Risk Advisory Service

    Gina Haspel, who joined King & Spalding in July after serving as the first female director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will now lead the firm's risk advisory service for the wealth management groups of affluent families, the firm said Thursday.

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    Schiff Hardin Expands Corporate Group With 3 Additions

    Schiff Hardin on Thursday announced the additions of a New York-based counsel and two Chicago-based associates to its corporate and transactional practice group.

  • How Accenture Maximizes Diversity And Inclusion Efforts

    Asked on a panel Thursday about the use of data in measuring diversity and inclusion, Gerry Amann, North America general counsel for Accenture PLC, replied with one of his favorite sayings: "Diversity is counting the numbers, and inclusion is making the numbers count. You can't do one without the other."

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    Fox Rothschild Adds Saul Ewing Atty As Partner In NJ

    Fox Rothschild LLP has added a real estate attorney as a partner in its Princeton, New Jersey, office who was previously an associate at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

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    Kramer Levin, Gibson Dunn Set January Office Reopenings

    Two BigLaw firms this week informed employees of new reopening targets and strategies set in early January for some of their U.S.-based locations, joining other firms in waiting until the new year before officially returning to offices.

  • Durham Denies That Sussmann FBI Lie Charge Lacks Clarity

    Special counsel John Durham on Wednesday resisted ex-Perkins Coie LLP partner Michael Sussmann's push for more specific details on the charge he lied to the FBI in the run-up to the 2016 election, calling the indictment more than adequate and saying much of what Sussmann seeks will be produced during discovery.

  • Tech Co. Gets $15.7M To Help Smaller Law Firms Get Online

    Unlimited Labs Inc., a professional services company that is better known as B12, is planning to help smaller law firms bring their businesses online after getting a fresh capital raise of $15.7 million on Thursday.

  • Mayer Brown Adds Ex-Weil Finance Dealmaker In NYC

    A former longtime Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP partner who specializes in financial services transactions and fintech deals has moved to Mayer Brown LLP, making him the firm's 14th partner hire this year in New York City, according to the firm.

  • Mayer Brown Picks Up 3 Finance Pros From Barclays, Rivals

    Mayer Brown has hired three finance and regulatory experts for its London and Tokyo teams from Barclays, DLA Piper and Haynes and Boone.

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    Wilson Sonsini Nabs Quinn Emanuel Autonomous Vehicle Pro

    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC has added a high-powered intellectual property litigator to its San Francisco office, snagging the chair of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP's autonomous vehicle practice, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Expert Analysis

  • Confronting The Stigma Of Alcohol Abuse In Legal Industry Author Photo

    The pandemic has likely exacerbated the prevalence of problem drinking in the legal profession, making it critical for lawyers and educators to address alcohol abuse and the associated stigma through issue-specific education, supportive assistance and alcohol-free professional events, says Erica Grigg at the Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program.

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    Lawyers Have Duty To Push For Immigration Court Reform Author Photo

    Attorneys must use their collective voice to urge federal lawmakers to create an Article I immigration court outside executive branch control, helping address the conflicts of interest, political influence and lack of adjudication consistency that prevent migrants from achieving true justice, say Elia Diaz-Yaeger and Carlos Bollar at the Hispanic National Bar Association.

  • 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.

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