New York Pulse

  • Trump Seeks NY High Court Review Of Fraud Trial Gag Orders

    Former President Donald Trump on Monday sought to have New York's highest court review his appeal of the reinstatement of gag orders in the civil fraud trial over the state's claims that he defrauded banks and insurers by falsely inflating his net worth.

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    Ex-FBI Trainee Cops To Trading On Covington Insider Info

    A former FBI trainee pled guilty in Manhattan federal court Monday to insider trading on a Merck & Co. acquisition after reading about the deal in the files of his then-girlfriend, an associate at Covington & Burling LLP.

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    Goulston & Storrs Names New Co-Managing Director

    Northeast firm Goulston & Storrs PC announced Monday that longtime co-managing director Martin M. Fantozzi will step down from his role in 2024, with estate planning director Michelle Porter set to be his successor.

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    Boies Schiller, Clifford Chance Latest To Join Bonus Parade

    Boies Schiller Flexner LLP and Clifford Chance LLP are among the latest firms to release their year-end bonus and 2024 salary figures, matching the prevailing scales set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP.

  • COVERAGE RECAP: Day 39 Of Trump's NY Civil Fraud Trial

    Law360 reporters are providing live coverage from the courthouse as former President Donald Trump goes on trial in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case. Here's a recap from day 39.

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    How Trauma-Informed Lawyering Can Help Clients Heal

    The story of an Olympic gymnast-turned-lawyer illustrates the emotional and psychological challenges that trauma survivors can face, how these challenges can play out in litigation, and how people who have experienced trauma can bounce back.

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    Former Clerks Say Justice O'Connor Still Worth Emulating

    BigLaw attorneys mentored by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who died Friday after a lengthy battle with dementia, say she'll be remembered as an incisive jurist who always put facts and practical considerations above abstract ideological commitments, as well as a deeply gracious and down-to-earth woman who never let her dedication to the law overshadow her zest for life.

  • Trump Gets More Experts In NY Fraud Trial, Can't Call Monitor

    A New York judge on Friday allowed Donald Trump to call more experts in his civil fraud trial defense case, including a real estate broker friendly with the former president, but rejected Trump's attempt to put the court's independent monitor on the stand.

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    2023 Associate Bonus And 2024 Salary Tracker

    Large law firm associates are feeling the cheer this year with a round of both bonuses and base pay raises announced by market leaders starting in late November.

  • Law360's Legal Lions Of The Week

    Covington & Burling LLP and Davis Wright Tremaine LLP lead this week's edition of Law360 Legal Lions after a Montana federal judge granted TikTok and its users' bid to block a new law that would ban the Chinese social media app within the state's borders.

  • Ex-NYC Atty Cops To Wire Fraud For Pilfering Client Funds

    A disbarred New York attorney pled guilty Friday to a single count of wire fraud, admitting that he spent millions in client money intended for real estate deals on casino trips and business expenses.

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    Blank Rome Will Promote 12 To Partner, Same As A Year Ago

    A dozen Blank Rome LLP attorneys in five offices will be elevated to partner when the new year starts, matching the number of partner promotions the firm announced last year.

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    More Firms Join Bonus Wave, Matching Cravath's Pay Scale

    A handful more law firms, including Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Baker Botts LLP, Covington & Burling LLP, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and O'Melveny & Myers LLP, have joined the bonus season as of Friday, matching the prevailing year-end bonuses and associate salary scale set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP.

  • 4 Decisions For Which Justice O'Connor Will Be Remembered

    Many of the hotly divided cases at the U.S. Supreme Court came down to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, a central force on the bench whose savviness at striking compromises and taking a pragmatic approach to resolve disputes is on full display in four opinions.

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    Cozen O'Connor's Italy Chair Launches Global M&A Practice

    Cozen O'Connor is formalizing its growth in the cross-border transactions space with the launch of a global mergers and acquisitions practice, the firm announced.

  • Law360 Pulse Spotlight On Mid-Law Work

    Nutter's handling of an aviation industry acquisition and Robbins Geller and Grant & Eisenhofer's representation of unhappy SPAC investors lead this edition of Law360 Pulse's Spotlight on Mid-Law Work, recapping the top matters for Mid-Law firms from Nov. 17 to Dec. 1.

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    Weight Watchers' Longtime GC Departs As Co. Shifts Focus

    Weight Watchers has announced the imminent departure of its general counsel and secretary of nearly a decade, amid an evolution at the company including the acquisition of a telehealth company in an effort to expand its services into prescription drug offerings.

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    AIG Taps Deputy GC As Legal Chief As Stripe Atty Stays Put

    American International Group Inc. announced that deputy general counsel Rose Marie Glazer will take over the general counsel role following the decision of previous appointee Patricia J. Walsh to remain in her role as legal chief of financial services company Stripe.

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    Justice O'Connor Shattered Barriers, Built Bridges

    A Southwestern cowgirl who will always be known as the first woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor inspired those around her with an indomitable work ethic, a deep affection for public service and an innate ability to drive consensus among her colleagues.

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    Cooley Sees More Promotions In 2024, Taps 21 For Partner

    Cooley LLP has selected 21 attorneys for partnership roles beginning in 2024, which is three more selected for new roles than the firm promoted in 2023, it announced this week.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    November ended amid another action-packed week for the legal industry as BigLaw firms expanded their reach and showered associates with bonuses and higher pay. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

  • House Votes By Wide Margin To Expel Santos

    The House voted 311-114 on Friday to expel the embattled and indicted Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., from Congress on the heels of the release of a scathing ethics report. 

  • COVERAGE RECAP: Day 38 Of Trump's NY Civil Fraud Trial

    Law360 reporters are providing live coverage from the courthouse as former President Donald Trump goes on trial in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case. Here's a recap from day 38.

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    Sandra Day O'Connor, First Woman On Supreme Court, Dies

    Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the court's first female member, died Friday at 93, according to the court. Justice O'Connor's position at the ideological center of the court gave her outsized influence in controversial cases during her 25-year tenure.

  • Atty Held In Contempt After Several 'Frivolous' False Ad Suits

    A New York federal judge on Thursday held a Sheehan and Associates attorney in contempt for filing a "meritless" false advertising lawsuit over the amount of potassium in a Starbucks coffee flavor, saying the case was just one in a string of similarly questionable lawsuits the lawyer had filed.

Expert Analysis

  • How AI Legal Research Tools Are Shifting Law Firm Processes Author Photo

    Although artificial intelligence-powered legal research is ushering in a new era of legal practice that augments human expertise with data-driven insights, it is not without challenges involving privacy, ethics and more, so legal professionals should take steps to ensure AI becomes a reliable partner rather than a source of disruption, says Marly Broudie at SocialEyes Communications.

  • Data Source Proliferation Is A Growing E-Discovery Challenge Author Photo

    With the increased usage of collaboration apps and generative artificial intelligence solutions, it's not only important for e-discovery teams to be able to account for hundreds of existing data types today, but they should also be able to add support for new data types quickly — even on the fly if needed, says Oliver Silva at Casepoint.

  • Bracing For A Generative AI Revolution In Law Author Photo

    With many legal professionals starting to explore practical uses of generative artificial intelligence in areas such as research, discovery and legal document development, the fundamental principle of human oversight cannot be underscored enough for it to be successful, say Ty Dedmon at Bradley Arant and Paige Hunt at Lighthouse.

  • Why I Use ChatGPT To Tell Me Things I Already Know Author Photo

    The legal profession is among the most hesitant to adopt ChatGPT because of its proclivity to provide false information as if it were true, but in a wide variety of situations, lawyers can still be aided by information that is only in the right ballpark, says Robert Plotkin at Blueshift IP.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can I Use Social Media Responsibly? Author Photo

    Leah Kelman at Herrick Feinstein discusses the importance of reasoned judgment and thoughtful process when it comes to newly admitted attorneys' social media use.

  • Yada, Yada, Yada: The Magic Of 3 In Legal Writing Author Photo

    Attorneys should take a cue from U.S. Supreme Court justices and boil their arguments down to three points in their legal briefs and oral advocacy, as the number three is significant in the way we process information, says Diana Simon at University of Arizona.

  • How Firms Can Stop Playing Whack-A-Mole With Data Security Author Photo

    In order to achieve a robust client data protection posture, law firms should focus on adopting a risk-based approach to security, which can be done by assessing gaps, using that data to gain leadership buy-in for the needed changes, and adopting a dynamic and layered approach, says John Smith at Conversant Group.

  • 5 Life Lessons From Making Partner As A Solo Parent Author Photo

    Laranda Walker at Susman Godfrey, who was raising two small children and working her way to partner when she suddenly lost her husband, shares what fighting to keep her career on track taught her about accepting help, balancing work and family, and discovering new reserves of inner strength.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can I Turn Deferral To My Advantage? Author Photo

    Diana Leiden at Winston & Strawn discusses how first-year associates whose law firm start dates have been deferred can use the downtime to hone their skills, help their communities, and focus on returning to BigLaw with valuable contacts and out-of-the-box insights.

  • Resume Gaps Are No Longer Kryptonite To Your Legal Career Author Photo

    Female attorneys and others who pause their careers for a few years will find that gaps in work history are increasingly acceptable among legal employers, meaning with some networking, retraining and a few other strategies, lawyers can successfully reenter the workforce, says Jill Backer at Ave Maria School of Law.

  • Law Firm Guardrails For Responsible Generative AI Use Author Photo

    ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence tools pose significant risks to the integrity of legal work, but the key for law firms is not to ban these tools, but to implement them responsibly and with appropriate safeguards, say Natalie Pierce and Stephanie Goutos at Gunderson Dettmer.

  • Opinion

    We Must Continue DEI Efforts Despite High Court Headwinds Author Photo

    Though the U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down affirmative action in higher education, law firms and their clients must keep up the legal industry’s recent momentum advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession in order to help achieve a just and prosperous society for all, says Angela Winfield at the Law School Admission Council.

  • Law Firms Cannot Ignore Attorneys' Personal Cybersecurity Author Photo

    Law firms that fail to consider their attorneys' online habits away from work are not using their best efforts to protect client information and are simplifying the job of plaintiffs attorneys in the case of a breach, say Mark Hurley and Carmine Cicalese at Digital Privacy and Protection.

  • Why Writing CLE Should Be Mandatory For Lawyers Author Photo

    Though effective writing is foundational to law, no state requires attorneys to take continuing legal education in this skill — something that must change if today's attorneys are to have the communication abilities they need to fulfill their professional and ethical duties to their clients, colleagues and courts, says Diana Simon at the University of Arizona.

  • How To Find Your Inner Calm When Client Obligations Pile Up Author Photo

    In the most stressful times for attorneys, when several transactions for different partners and clients peak at the same time and the phone won’t stop buzzing, incremental lifestyle changes can truly make a difference, says Lindsey Hughes at Haynes Boone.

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