New York Pulse

  • Trump Says NY Judge's Liberal 'Bias' Requires Recusal

    Donald Trump demanded the New York state judge overseeing his hush money conspiracy case recuse himself due to his daughter's liberal activism, his anti-Republican campaign donations, and his alleged pushing of Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg to flip on his boss, according to a filing unsealed Friday.

  • Sabre Owes Atty Fees After US Airways' $1 Antitrust Win

    A New York federal judge on Thursday said US Airways Inc. is entitled to reasonable attorney fees from airline booking giant Sabre in antitrust litigation that ended with a jury awarding the airline $1 in damages, rejecting Sabre's argument that the attorney fees awarded in cases with "nominal" damages awards should be zero.

  • Davidoff Hutcher Adds Economic Development And Tax Group

    New York-based Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP has announced the launching of a dedicated economic development and tax practice group, which the firm said expands and formalizes the work it's been doing in those areas for over 40 years.

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    Legal Industry Job Growth Lags Behind The Wider Economy

    Even as the wider economy saw more robust job growth in May, the legal sector continued to post scant employment increases, according to preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Law360 Pulse Spotlight On Mid-Law Work

    Kelley Drye's work on multiple states' lawsuits over "forever chemicals" and Foley Hoag's work on a biotechnology deal lead this edition of Law360 Pulse's Spotlight On Mid-Law Work, recapping the top matters for Mid-Law firms from May 19 to June 2.

  • 2nd Circ. OKs Union Boss's Bribe Verdict Despite Atty's Injury

    The Second Circuit let stand former United Brotherhood of Carpenters president Salvatore Tagliaferro's bribery conviction Friday, ruling that a district judge did not abuse his discretion by refusing a further trial delay when the labor boss's lead counsel was hospitalized.

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    Skadden Promotes 32 Attys To Counsel Globally

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP announced that it has promoted 32 attorneys to counsel worldwide, including 23 at its offices in California, Delaware, Illinois, New York and Washington, D.C.

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    Law360's Legal Lions Of The Week

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP leads this week's Law360 Legal Lions after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday limited the ability of shareholders to sue companies that go public via a direct listing.

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    NY Lawyers' Civil Rights Group Adds 2 Disability Justice Attys

     New York Lawyers for the Public Interest has hired two senior staff attorneys to the firm's Disability Justice Program, the civil rights advocacy group announced Thursday.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    In the world of legal business, the last week of May brought an acquisition for one law firm, the launch of a new cannabis practice group at another and a new European office for a third. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse's weekly quiz.

  • Trump Criminal Case Fed. Judge Won't Recuse Over Firm Ties

    The New York federal judge who will decide whether Donald Trump can move the Manhattan district attorney's hush-money prosecution from state to federal court told the parties Thursday that he won't recuse himself after reporting he once provided legal services to a company affiliated with the former president.

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    Leader Berkon Atty Out After Alleged Wig Grab Goes Viral

    A Leader Berkon Colao & Silverstein LLP associate was no longer at the firm after a video began circulating on social media of the attorney allegedly ripping off a Black woman's wig in New York City late at night over Memorial Day weekend.

  • NY Legal Aid Orgs. Cheer New Law Ditching Civil Notarization

    New York could soon become the latest state to eliminate the process of requiring documents to be notarized in civil matters, a move that civil legal aid organizations say will improve people's access to the state's court system.

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    Reed Smith Unveils New Leadership Team Of COO And 6 Attys

    Reed Smith LLP on Thursday announced its new seven-member senior management team, which includes three longtime partners promoted to help lead the international firm in Houston, London and New York alongside the firm's first woman to serve as global managing partner.

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    More Firms Roll The Dice On Ex-Judge Partners

    How'd you like to bring on a new firm partner in the back half of their career with zero clients and an uncertain capacity for schmoozing up new business? For an increasing number of law firm leaders, the answer is "yes" — as long as the incoming lateral is fresh off the bench.

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    Norton Rose Adds 6 More Lawyers From BCLP

    Norton Rose Fulbright has added another six lawyers and a senior consultant from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP less than two months after it poached a six-partner team from BCLP.

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    NYSBA's New President Plans To Defend Attorney Needs

    The New York State Bar Association, the nation's largest voluntary attorney group, has as its new president an attorney who has prioritized increasing pay for court-appointed lawyers and who hopes to attract more lawyers to work in rural areas.

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    Porzio Bromberg Adds New Marketing Officer From Buchanan

    Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC announced Tuesday the hire of a new chief marketing and business development officer with over 25 years of experience in the legal industry, most recently at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC.

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    Philly-Based Dilworth Paxson Absorbs GluckWalrath In NJ

    Dilworth Paxson LLP, a law firm with offices in Philadelphia and states neighboring Pennsylvania, reached a deal to absorb New Jersey-based GluckWalrath LLP in an agreement that strengthens the larger firm's regional footprint and its expertise in municipal bonds and related work.

  • Feds Want 5 Years For 'Lottery Lawyer' Pal, Citing Key Role

    Federal prosecutors are arguing the personal protective equipment seller who worked closely with "lottery lawyer" Jason Kurland played a more significant role in defrauding lottery winners than he claimed, asking a Manhattan federal judge for a five-year prison sentence.

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    In-House Teams Continue To Emphasize BigLaw Experience

    While keynote speakers at law school commencements encourage graduates to avoid the obvious path and do the unexpected, for now at least, top school credentials and BigLaw experience still matter to those looking to hire in-house lawyers.

  • Trump Wants To DQ Judge In Hush Money Case

    Donald Trump has asked the New York state judge overseeing his criminal hush money case to step aside, the former president's counsel confirmed on Wednesday.

  • Pomerantz, 2 Others Vie To Lead Signature Bank Investor Suit

    Pomerantz LLP has asked a New York federal judge to name it lead counsel of a proposed class of investors suing Signature Bank over statements made before the bank's collapse, while Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP and Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check LLP have filed a competing joint bid for the lead counsel spot.

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    NY Court System Must Face Sex Abuse Cover-Up Claims

    The New York state court system will face conspiracy claims by a longtime employee who says officials protected a judge who raped and abused her for years, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, clearing the way for her to seek evidence of an attempt to silence her.

  • Seyfarth Looks To Ditch Firm's Claims In $30M Loan Spat

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP told a Manhattan federal judge Wednesday that Meister Seelig & Fein LLP can't rope it into a malpractice suit by an Israeli businessman over an alleged failure to properly secure his $30 million loan.

Expert Analysis

  • Advice For Summer Associates Uneasy About Offer Prospects Author Photo

    There are a few communication tips that law students in summer associate programs should consider to put themselves in the best possible position to receive an offer, and firms can also take steps to support those to whom they are unable to make an offer, says Amy Mattock at Georgetown University Law Center.

  • How Law Firms Can Cautiously Wield AI To Streamline Tasks Author Photo

    Many attorneys are going to use artificial intelligence tools whether law firms like it or not, so firms should educate them on AI's benefits, limits and practical uses, such as drafting legal documents, to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving legal market, say Thomas Schultz and Eden Bernstein at Kellogg Hansen.

  • Keys To Managing The Stresses Of Law School Author Photo

    Dealing with the pressures associated with law school can prove difficult for many future lawyers, but there are steps students can take to manage stress — and schools can help too, say Ryan Zajic and Dr. Janani Krishnaswami at UWorld.

  • Can Mandatory CLE Mitigate Implicit Bias's Negative Impacts? Author Photo

    Amid ongoing disagreements on whether states should mandate implicit bias training as part of attorneys' continuing legal education requirements, Stephanie Wilson at Reed Smith looks at how unconscious attitudes or stereotypes adversely affect legal practice, and whether mandatory training programs can help.

  • Ditch The Frills And Start Writing Legal Letters In Plain English Author Photo

    To become more effective advocates, lawyers need to rethink the ridiculous, convoluted language they use in correspondence and write letters in a clear, concise and direct manner, says legal writing instructor Stuart Teicher.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can I Negotiate My Separation Agreement? Author Photo

    Kate Reder Sheikh at Major Lindsey discusses how a law firm associate can navigate being laid off, what to look for in a separation agreement and why to be upfront about it with prospective employers.

  • DoNotPay Cases Underscore Hurdles For AI-Fueled Legal Help Author Photo

    Recent legal challenges against DoNotPay’s "robot lawyer” application highlight pressing questions about the degree to which artificial intelligence can be used for legal tasks while remaining on the right side of both consumer protection laws and prohibitions against the unauthorized practice of law, says Kristen Niven at Frankfurt Kurnit.

  • For The Future Of Legal Practice, Let's Learn From The Past Author Photo

    At some level, every practicing lawyer is experiencing the ever-increasing speed of change — and while some practice management processes have gotten more efficient, other things about the legal profession were better before supposed improvements were made, says Jay Silberblatt, president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

  • Why All Law Firms Should Foster Psychological Capital Author Photo

    Law firms will be able to reap great long-term benefits if they adopt strategies to nurture four critical components of their employees' psychological wellness and performance — hope, efficacy, resilience and optimism, says Dennis Stolle at the American Psychological Association.

  • A GC's Guide To Litigation, Inspired By Sun Tzu's 'Art Of War' Author Photo

    With caseloads and spending increasing, in-house counsel might find themselves called to opine on the risks and benefits of litigation more often, and they should look at five Sun Tzu maxims from the ancient Chinese classic "The Art of War" to inform their approach to any suit, says Jeff Golimowski at Womble Bond.

  • Mentorship Is Key To Diversity In The Legal Industry Author Photo

    Not only can effective mentorship have a profound impact on women and people of color entering the legal field, but it also benefits mentors and the legal profession as a whole, creating a true win-win situation for all involved, says Natasha Cortes at Grossman Roth.

  • ChatGPT Is A Cool Trick, But AI Won't Replace Lawyers Author Photo

    Generative AI applications like ChatGPT are unlikely to ever replace attorneys for a variety of practical reasons — but given their practice-enhancing capabilities, lawyers who fail to leverage these tools may be rendered obsolete, says Eran Kahana at Maslon.

  • Pro Bono Work Is Valuable In IP And Continued Learning Author Photo

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's recent elimination of a rule that partially counted pro bono work toward continuing legal education highlights the importance of volunteer work in intellectual property practice and its ties to CLE, and puts a valuable tool for hands-on attorney education in the hands of the states, say Lisa Holubar and Ariel Katz at Irwin.

  • Increasing Public Access To Legal Services: A Practical Plan Author Photo

    Recommendations recently issued by a special committee of the Florida Bar represent a realistic, pragmatic approach to increasing the accessibility and affordability of legal services, at a time when the disconnect between the legal profession and the public at large has widened considerably, says Gary Lesser, president of the Florida Bar.

  • Priorities For Improving The Legal Industry In Texas Author Photo

    To assist Texas lawyers in effectively executing their duties, we should be working on succession planning, attorney wellness, and increasing understanding of the grievance system by both bar members and the public, says Laura Gibson, president of the State Bar of Texas.



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