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    Retired Library Of Congress GC's Career Mixed Law, History

    Looking back on her 44-year career in government service, the landscape of Library of Congress general counsel Elizabeth Pugh's memory is rich: from being moved to tears seeing Abraham Lincoln's signature on the Emancipation Proclamation, to helping resolve litigation with Richard Nixon's estate over the release of the Watergate tapes.

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    Va. Atty Gets 4 Years For Defrauding The IRS

    A Virginia attorney and former member of the state bar's disciplinary committee has been sentenced to more than four years in prison and fined $200,000 after pleading guilty to felony tax fraud.

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    Stroock Lays Off 9 Attorneys, 18 Staffers

    Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP has laid off nine attorneys and 18 staffers and business professionals, the firm confirmed Monday, following other BigLaw firms that have recently reduced their workforces amid a slowdown in client demand across the U.S. legal industry.

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    Why Law Firms Won't Snatch Up Laid-Off Tech Workers

    Don't expect many law firms to fill open information technology roles with recently laid-off tech workers, legal industry experts say.

  • Feds Say Ex-Ark. Judge Asked Defendant's Girlfriend For Sex

    A former judge in a small town in Arkansas was caught on an audio recording asking a woman for sex or a "lingerie show" in exchange for helping her boyfriend avoid punishment in a pending criminal case, according to federal prosecutors.

  • First American Says Real Estate Atty Can't Be Witness

    A title insurer accused of scheming to avoid providing coverage for the diminished value of property purchased by a policyholder urged a Texas federal judge on Wednesday to bar one of the policyholder's attorneys from doubling as a fact witness in the case.

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    Meet The Attys Arguing JPMorgan Foreclosure Battle In Conn.

    The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on what kind of evidence a debtor must present when challenging a lender's loan-related filings with the court.

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    Legal Industry Jobs Dipped Slightly In December

    Following two months of slow growth, employment in the legal industry cooled slightly in December, with the sector losing approximately 400 jobs compared to November, according to preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The new year has just started and there has already been news of law firm layoffs, an in-house move to a streaming giant and BigLaw trade secrets litigation. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    Alex Jones Atty Suspended Over 'Stunning' Discovery Leak

    Alex Jones trial lawyer Norm Pattis will be suspended in Connecticut for six months for the "stunning" and "careless" disclosure of Sandy Hook families' sensitive medical and financial information in connection with a defamation suit that led to a judgment of over $1.4 billion, a state judge ruled.

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    Texas Law Firm Says Ex-Partner Can't Have Client Records

    A former named partner who left her employer for a larger firm in the Dallas-Fort Worth area should not have access to client records related to her previous work, a property tax and insurance-focused law firm told a Texas appellate court.

  • Kentucky Atty Accused Of Helping Ex-CEO Steal Settlement

    A Louisville, Kentucky, attorney is facing accusations from a former corporate client that he helped the client's deposed CEO steal $760,000 from a legal settlement.

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    Attorney Killings Have Small Firms Rethinking Security Steps

    After two attorneys were shot and killed in separate incidents in Georgia and North Carolina last month, small firms and solo practitioners, particularly those specializing in deeply personal and often contentious areas like divorce and family law, are grappling with how best to protect themselves.

  • Law Firm Mergers Up Slightly In 2022, Report Finds

    Law firm merger activity, while still below pre-pandemic averages, ticked upwards in 2022 and is likely to continue rising in 2023, according to analysis by legal industry consultants Fairfax Associates.

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    Gawthrop Greenwood Adds Real Estate Firm

    Two veteran attorneys from a Pennsylvania real estate law firm have announced that they are merging their firm with Gawthrop Greenwood.

  • Client Fights Med Mal Attys' Bid To Toss Suit Over Late Filing

    The man who sued a hospital over his brother's death is urging the Fourth Circuit to revive his suit against two attorneys he says botched the death suit, saying that he had a strong chance at winning the underlying claims if not for the attorneys' alleged malpractice.

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    Withers Adds Texas Office By Acquiring Estate Planning Firm

    International law firm Withers has cemented its Texas presence with the addition of Houston-area business and estate planning boutique Dossey & Jones LLP, the firm announced on Thursday.

  • Law Firm Presses Justices To Endorse Broad Privilege Test

    An unnamed law firm seeking to avoid disclosure of confidential tax expatriation documents to a grand jury investigating a client has called on the U.S. Supreme Court to kick its case back to the district court for application of a broad test of attorney-client privilege.

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    Clark Hill Combines With Philadelphia Real Estate Boutique

    Clark Hill PLC has expanded the firm's real estate practice in Philadelphia and New York by combining with Philadelphia-based boutique Larsson & Scheuritzel PC.

  • NJ Censures Atty For Hiding Client's DWI Charge In Court

    A Cherry Hill, New Jersey, criminal defense attorney was censured by the state Supreme Court for lying to a municipal court in December 2017, telling it that a client's DWI was a first-time offense when the client had actually pled guilty to another DWI earlier in the same day.

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    Dinsmore's New Managing Partner On Mulvaney Barry Merger

    Dinsmore & Shohl LLP announced this week that it has merged with San Diego-based Mulvaney Barry Beatty Linn & Mayers LLP. Law360 Pulse talked to Dinsmore's new chair and managing partner Tuesday about the combination.

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    Brinkley Morgan Elevates Real Estate Pro To Partner

    Florida's Brinkley Morgan has a new partner after it promoted one of its own associates in the real estate and corporate law practice groups.

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    Anderson Kill Adds Shareholder In Connecticut

    Anderson Kill PC, a New York-based law firm with offices in Washington, D.C., and several states including Connecticut, has added a shareholder to its Stamford office, a spokesperson for the law firm confirmed to Law360 Pulse on Wednesday.

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    Why Law Firm M&A May Rebound In 2023

    Law firm combination activity in 2022 outpaced the year before, with small and boutique firms making up most of the acquisition targets. The trend is likely to continue in 2023, law firm consultants said, while recessionary fears are also driving up merger discussions among larger firms.

  • Defendant In OnlyFans Consulting Case Duped By Fake Atty

    The parties in a dispute over competing consulting firms for OnlyFans models told a federal court Tuesday that one of the defendants had been duped by a Pittsburgh man and "vexatious litigant" posing as an attorney — who had once claimed Bernie Madoff's conviction was obtained through government mind control.

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