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    Texas Boutique Founder Joins Bradley Arant's Energy Group

    An energy litigator with decades of experience has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Houston from a small firm he founded and led for 13 years.

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    Year-End Lateral Hiring Slowdown Likely To Extend Into 2023

    As law firms' recruitment activity continued to contract over the past three months, data from Firm Prospects LLC shows the legal industry closed 2022 with 6% fewer lateral hires than 2021, a trend that experts expect to continue as client demand slows.

  • Pound Law Sues USPTO Over Rejection Of '#Law' Trademark

    Legal services provider Pound Law sued the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday in Florida federal court over the agency's decision to reject its attempt to trademark "#Law," saying the evidence shows that it's used as both a memorable telephone number and a trademark.

  • Judge Refuses To Pause Suspension For Alex Jones' Attorney

    A Connecticut state judge on Wednesday declined to stay the immediate suspension of an attorney who represents both Infowars host Alex Jones in an appeal and an alleged Proud Boy who is about to face a jury in a Capitol siege case.

  • Former Texas Assistant AG Adds Name To Bankruptcy Firm

    A former Texas assistant attorney general has joined boutique bankruptcy and mediation firm Ross & Smith PC as a name shareholder.

  • Boutique Energy Firm Co-Founder Rejoins Barclay Damon

    Barclay Damon LLP announced Tuesday that a former energy and project finance partner rejoined the firm's office in Syracuse, New York, following over a decade spent running an energy law boutique.

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    Cybersecurity Tops GCs' List Of Dispute Worries For 2023

    In-house counsel at some of the world's largest and most successful corporations are predicting cybersecurity issues as the No. 1 litigation threat going into 2023, according to a new report from Baker McKenzie.

  • Atty Urged Clients To 'Infect' Trustee Counsel, Judge Says

    A Colorado lawyer who urged his clients to infect another attorney with a "nasty" disease, part of a bizarre litany of misdeeds during a bankruptcy case, was suspended from a Denver federal court for three years on Wednesday.

  • NY State Bar OKs Cross-Border Partnership

    A New York solo practitioner can partner with a firm based in Italy, the New York State Bar Association Committee of Professional Ethics said, as long as the attorney confirms that the lawyers in the firm align with the state's ethical standards.

  • Disbarred Atty Secretly Operating Law Firm, Suit Says

    An investment company is suing a disbarred attorney in California federal court, accusing him of secretly operating a California law firm that handles tens of thousands of debt-related cases and "looting" the firm's assets and hiding them from creditors.

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    AALS President On How Law Schools Can Protect Democracy

    Law schools need to prepare each new generation of students to ensure that lawyers continue to be at the forefront of protecting civil discourse and the rule of law, according to Mark C. Alexander, the newly appointed president of the Association of American Law Schools.

  • Atty Faces Disbarment For Abusing Funds, Sham 911 Calls

    The State Bar Court of California is recommending a San Diego attorney for disbarment for misappropriating over $100,000 in client trust account funds and for making false 911 calls about the welfare of a child as retaliation against someone she was dating.

  • Ohio Atty Out Of Job Over Nasty Text To Female Colleague

    A labor and employment attorney at Zashin & Rich Co. in Cleveland is no longer with the firm amid outrage over a screenshot of a text message circulating among the legal community that allegedly showed him telling a female associate who planned to leave the firm that she had taken a salary "while sitting on your ass" during her maternity leave.

  • Alex Jones' Suspended Attorney Taken Off Capitol Riot Case

    A lead attorney for Infowars host Alex Jones will not represent an alleged member of the Proud Boys in a seditious conspiracy case as the lawyer fights back against a six-month suspension in Connecticut, a federal court docket revealed Tuesday.

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    Prominent Conservative Atty William Consovoy Dies At 48

    Prominent conservative attorney William Consovoy, a founder of the boutique law firm Consovoy McCarthy PLLC who led legal challenges to affirmative action and represented former President Donald Trump, died Monday at 48.

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    Civil Rights Veteran Joins DC Employment Boutique

    A veteran civil rights litigator and former legal director of the Virginia ACLU has joined D.C. employment law boutique Kalijarvi Chuzi Newman & Fitch PC, the firm announced Monday.

  • NC Law Firm Shuts Office As FBI Hunts $3M In Missing Funds

    More than $3 million in client money has disappeared from the trust account of a North Carolina-based real estate law firm, which has shuttered its main office amid an FBI-led probe into the missing funds, according to a law enforcement official.

  • Firm Must Produce Privilege Log In Fraudulent Loan Deal Suit

    A Connecticut-based attorney and his law firm must produce requested communications between himself and his client and an updated privilege log as it relates to a fraudulent loan scheme that cost a company a $2.7 million deposit, a federal judge has ruled.

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    Defying Medical Odds, Texas Atty Takes 1st Law Firm Job

    Allison Dickson wasn't supposed to live past 3 years old, but now, at 43, she's starting her first job at a law firm.

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    Roberts Warns Narrow Privilege Test Could Strain Courts

    Federal district courts could be strained if the U.S. Supreme Court adopts a narrow test for determining if dual-purpose client communications containing both legal and nonlegal advice are protected under attorney-client privilege, Chief Justice John Roberts said Monday.

  • Pa. Law Firm Settles Allegations Of Asset Diversion Scheme

    A creditor of a bankrupt Pennsylvania business told a Pennsylvania federal judge on Sunday that it had settled claims against a law firm and a lender that the Third Circuit had said it was allowed to pursue after the claims were released by the bankruptcy trustee on the case.

  • NC Law Firm Probed Over Alleged Misuse Of Client Funds

    The FBI and local law enforcement are investigating a North Carolina-based real estate law firm accused of misusing client funds.

  • Atty Sanctioned For Filing Suit Without Plaintiff's Consent

    A suspended Pennsylvania lawyer is facing new sanctions in New Jersey after filing a home foreclosure lawsuit on behalf of a plaintiff he had never met, with a federal judge dubbing the attorney's continued practice of law as an "active danger" over his history of negligence, frivolous lawsuits and repeated lies.

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    Day Pitney Brings On Boutique CEO As Fla. Real Estate Head

    Day Pitney LLP has absorbed the attorneys from a Florida real estate boutique and tapped its chairman and CEO to lead the firm's real estate practice in the Sunshine State

  • 8th Circ. Scraps Atty's Federal Claims Against Police Officer

    An Iowa attorney who was accused of sexual misconduct had his Fourth Amendment allegations against a police officer tossed by the Eighth Circuit, which upheld the officer's qualified immunity due to a valid search warrant and an affidavit showing probable cause.

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