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    Cole Schotz Adds 2 Litigators To IP Practice In Dallas

    Cole Schotz PC announced Monday that it has hired a former name partner at patent litigation boutique Janik Vinnakota LLP and one of his colleagues to work as members in the firm's Dallas office.

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    The Law360 Pulse Merger Tracker

    Law firm combinations experienced a slowdown last year amid the pandemic, but appear to be heading for a modest rebound in 2021. Explore this year's tie-ups with our interactive graphic.  

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    Uber Wrote The Script It Now Attacks In Arbitration Suit

    Uber Technologies Inc.'s claim that the American Arbitration Association is using a $91 million bill to further an "extortionate scheme" looks more like a haymaker thrown late in a losing fight against assembly-line arbitration demands than a solid legal position, experts said.

  • Relativity Opens India Data Center, Grows AI Team

    Legal and compliance technology giant Relativity ODA LLC is making several key investments, such as a new data center in India that is launching Monday, the company announced at Relativity Fest, its annual conference.

  • High Court Won't Hear Patent Lawyer's Bid To Revive Bias Suit

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned aside a case that hinged on whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act covers law firm shareholders, rejecting a Black patent lawyer's bid to revive her race and gender bias suit against intellectual property firm Myers Bigel PA.  

  • MVP: Waymaker's Brian Klein

    Waymaker LLP's Brian Klein helped cryptocurrency exchange Kraken defeat the first cryptocurrency antitrust case in the U.S. and has helped numerous other cryptocurrency outfits negotiate settlements with regulators and investors, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Fintech MVPs.

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    Goodwin Adds Industry Vet, Wilson Attys To Privacy Bench

    Goodwin Procter LLP is adding to its privacy and data protection capabilities with the addition of the vice president of the industry's leading membership association and a Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC attorney who's well-versed in advising clients on cutting-edge privacy issues in the European Union.

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    Gibson Dunn Nabs Employment Partner From Proskauer

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP snagged an attorney from Proskauer Rose LLP who will be co-chair of the firm's Whistleblower Team and represent employers in discrimination, retaliation and wage suits.

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    Duane Morris Adds 3 Partners, Special Counsel In Pittsburgh

    Duane Morris LLP has expanded its litigation practice and firm leadership at its Pittsburgh office by nabbing a four-person trial attorney team from Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC, the firm announced Friday.

  • MVP: Manatt's Anita Famili Sabine

    Anita Famili Sabine of Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP helped steer some of the biggest transactions in the world of legalized marijuana, including advising Ceres Acquisition Corp. on its $1.9 billion go-public deal with cannabis operator Parallel and advising a group of lenders on a $50 million credit facility for cannabis giant Curaleaf Holdings Inc., earning her a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Cannabis MVPs.

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    How Biden Is Reshaping The Federal Bench's Demographics

    The racial and gender makeup of President Joe Biden's judicial nominees during his first eight months in office marks a historic, dramatic departure from past presidents. Of the 51 attorneys Biden has nominated for the federal bench so far, three-quarters are women and two-thirds are people of color.

  • Delaware's Richards Layton Hikes 1st-Year Atty Pay

    Richards Layton & Finger LLP has followed the lead of other corporate law firms and given its associates a raise, according to news reports.

  • MVP: Jones Day's Don Munro

    Don Munro of Jones Day helped beat back labor union challenges concerning train crew sizes and successfully represented railroad giants in court battles over state laws and regulations that conflict with interstate commerce, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Transportation MVPs.

  • MVP: Vinson & Elkins' Ephraim 'Fry' Wernick

    Fry Wernick of Vinson & Elkins LLP's government investigations and white collar group represented MoneyGram International, Inc. on a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, leading to the June dismissal of criminal charges against the firm and helping land him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Compliance MVPs.

  • Legal Tech Roundup: Smokeball, LegalZoom

    Several legal technology startups secured investments this week to close out the third quarter of 2021.

  • FIFA Suit Defendants Take Shot At Boies Over Lead Atty Bid

    A media company fighting investor claims tied to the FIFA corruption scandal said it won't oppose Boies Schiller Flexner LLP's bid to take over as lead counsel after Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP was booted for "fraud," but told the New York federal court that famed lawyer David Boies previously seemed to bless Robbins Geller's conduct.

  • EBay, Morgan Lewis Can't Nix Subpoenas In Stalking Case

    EBay Inc. and its Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP lawyers will be served subpoenas for records about their investigation into an alleged cyberstalking scheme perpetrated by a group of the e-commerce giant's employees, a Boston federal judge said Friday.

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    Meet The Attys Arguing This Water Rights Case At High Court

    Returning to the bench in-person next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will dive into a multimillion-dollar drinking water dispute flowing from an underground aquifer that touches eight states. Here, Law360 Pulse looks at the attorneys who will argue the case before the justices.

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    Bradley Arant Taps DC Partner To Steer Antitrust, IP Teams

    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has named a seasoned litigator and former Federal Trade Commission trial lawyer as a Washington, D.C., partner focused on antitrust and intellectual property law.

  • Boies Looks To Take Over FIFA Suit After Robbins Geller DQ

    Boies Schiller founder David Boies asked a New York federal court Thursday to let his firm take over as lead counsel in securities litigation related to the FIFA corruption scandal after Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP was ejected from the position and Saxena White PA was turned down as a replacement.

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    Anita Hill Sees More Work To Be Done On Gender Equality

    Thirty years after testifying at the confirmation hearing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill said there is still work that needs to be done in improving gender equality.

  • MVP: Williams & Connolly's Thomas G. Hentoff

    Over the past year, Williams & Connolly LLP partner Thomas G. Hentoff secured dismissals of two high-profile federal lawsuits against The Washington Post and an appellate victory in famed photographer Lynn Goldsmith's copyright claims against the Andy Warhol Foundation, landing him among Law360's 2021 Media & Entertainment MVPs.

  • MVP: Simpson Thacher's Scott Kobak

    Scott Kobak of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP represented Blackstone in its landmark $10 billion acquisition of data center company QTS Realty Trust and KKR in its $860 million joint venture to buy a multifamily portfolio in Brooklyn, earning him a spot among Law360's 2021 Real Estate MVPs.

  • MVP: Wiley's Timothy C. Brightbill

    Timothy Brightbill of Wiley Rein LLP secured duties against Chinese wood mouldings and Chinese truck chassis imports that were being dumped in the U.S., protecting domestic industries and American manufacturers and earning his spot among Law360's 2021 International Trade MVPs.

  • MVP: Kirkland's Nicole Washington

    Nicole Washington of Kirkland & Ellis LLP helmed several billion-dollar secondaries deals for Clearlake Capital, including a $1.25 billion transaction that closed in just 45 days, earning her a spot among Law360's 2021 Fund Formation MVPs.

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