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    Faegre Drinker Exec Joins Fish & Richardson As CMO

    Intellectual property law firm Fish & Richardson on Monday announced the hiring of a former Faegre Drinker executive as its new chief marketing and business development officer.

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    Dentons Hires Covington's Ex-Head Of SEC Investigations

    The former chair of Covington & Burling LLP's securities enforcement practice has joined Dentons as a partner in New York City, the firm announced Tuesday.

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    4 Ways Attys Can Stop Depression, Suicide In Legal Industry

    The American Bar Association hosted a webinar about depression and suicide prevention in the legal profession. Here are four ways that panelists said attorneys can help their colleagues who are struggling with mental health issues.

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    Morgan Lewis Snags SF Shareholder From Ogletree

    Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP added a class action specialist from Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC to its ranks in San Francisco, where he'll represent employers in class discrimination and wage-and-hour suits.

  • MVP: Davis Polk's Jai Massari

    Jai Massari of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP led regulatory advice for financial services firm Galaxy Digital as it acquired crypto custodian BitGo for $1.2 billion — the crypto sector's first $1 billion-plus deal — earning her a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Fintech MVPs.

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    Judge Reprimands Littler For False Claims In FMLA Case

    An Arizona federal judge slapped Littler Mendelson PC with a formal reprimand for lobbing false statements in a Family and Medical Leave Act case against DISH Network, saying a firm filing contained "levels of falsehood that are unusual to find in documents filed by any attorney."

  • MVP: Jenner & Block's Stephen L. Ascher

    Stephen Ascher of Jenner & Block LLP has represented some of the biggest cannabis companies in North America in complex securities litigation, including securing the dismissals of securities fraud class actions against cannabis giants Curaleaf and Aurora, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Cannabis MVPs.

  • MVP: Sullivan & Cromwell's Robert J. Giuffra Jr.

    Robert J. Giuffra Jr. of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP continues to steer Volkswagen through litigation stemming from its 2015 "clean diesel" emissions-cheating scandal, winning the dismissal of claims from consumers who had already offloaded their cars and from salespeople who say they lost commissions, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Transportation MVPs.

  • MVP: Latham's Les Carnegie

    Les Carnegie, a Latham & Watkins LLP partner who co-leads groups focused on economic sanctions and national security, has successfully completed transactions and sanctions work for a diverse set of clients including Duolingo, Hyundai, Blackstone and Slack, landing him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Compliance MVPs.

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    Money Is No Longer Enough For BigLaw To Hang Onto Attys

    Money may make the world go 'round, but it seems a hefty paycheck and the prestige of the job is no longer enough to keep wayward attorneys in BigLaw firms as power and priorities shift in the elite legal talent market.

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    Holland & Hart Snags Colo. Energy Atty From Hogan Lovells

    Holland & Hart LLP has added an experienced oil, gas and mining attorney from Hogan Lovells to its environment and natural resources practice in Denver.

  • Calif. Federal Court Posts Vax Mandate For Workers, Judges

    The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California became the latest court venue on Friday to adopt COVID-19 vaccination requirements for all of its employees and volunteers.

  • Houston Attys Face Negligence Suit For Postnuptial Docs

    Two Houston family attorneys have been hit with a negligence lawsuit in state court accusing them of misleading a probate executor and an estate while serving as their counsel decades apart.

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    High Court Won't Hear RD Legal's CFPB Ratification Challenge

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up an appeal challenging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's ability to carry on with enforcement actions that were brought at a time when the justices have said the agency was unconstitutionally structured.

  • NY Judge Drops Out Of Uber's 'Ransom' Suit Against Arbiter

    A New York judge on Monday walked away from Uber's suit against the American Arbitration Association over a $91 million "mass arbitration" bill, after the ride-hailing company offered — and then dropped — one of the judge's retired colleagues as an expert.

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    A Look At Norton Rose's Global Investigations Team

    Norton Rose Fulbright has hired aggressively this year, drawing heavyweights from competitors and beefing up the ranks of its global investigations team.

  • MVP: Preti Flaherty's Matthew S. Warner

    Matthew Warner of Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios LLP spent the year challenging medical marijuana residency requirements across the country, including a case he won at Maine's Supreme Judicial Court regarding the state's adult-use marijuana statute, earning him a spot among Law360's 2021 Cannabis MVPs.

  • MVP: Sidley's Hardy Callcott

    Hardy Callcott of Sidley Austin LLP led a team that negotiated a preliminary settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on behalf of SoFi over its robo-adviser's alleged undisclosed conflicts of interest, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Compliance MVPs.

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    Michelman & Robinson Freshman Associate Pay To Hit $230K

    Freshman associates at Michelman & Robinson LLP could make up to $230,000 annually under a new compensation structure that eclipses pay raises rolled out by BigLaw firms this summer amid a hypercompetitive hiring market, the small Los Angeles firm announced this week.

  • MVP: Mayer Brown's Eric Mitzenmacher

    Mayer Brown LLP's Eric Mitzenmacher represented lease-to-own company Rent-A-Center Inc. as it acquired financial technology company Acima in a $1.65 billion deal, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Fintech MVPs.

  • MVP: O'Melveny's Mark W. Robertson

    Mark W. Robertson of O'Melveny & Myers LLP led the way to convince the Second Circuit to side with American Airlines and shut down a proposed class action over pilot seniority list benefits, nearly ending a two-decade-long dispute and earning him a spot among Law360's 2021 Transportation MVPs.

  • 4 Lawyer-Based TV Shows Landing This Fall

    Court is in session on our screens this fall, with two legal dramas just greenlighted by major streaming services and two unscripted legal shows hitting cable.

  • EY Ireland Hires Eversheds Partner To Lead New Law Practice

    The Ireland unit for EY is launching a law practice and has appointed a managing partner from Eversheds Sutherland to lead it, the Big Four accounting firm announced Monday.

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    SirionLabs Adds First Chief Legal Officer From Partner KPMG

    SirionLabs, which offers contract life cycle management software to legal departments, law firms and other businesses, has named a veteran tech lawyer as its first chief legal officer.

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    Pryor Cashman Adds Ex-Selendy & Gay Executive As COO

    New York-based Pryor Cashman LLP announced Monday it had hired the former chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Selendy & Gay PLLC as its newest COO. 

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