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    Durie Tangri Co-Founder Joins Boutique Prior To MoFo Merger

    Litigation boutique Lex Lumina PLLC has brought on one of Durie Tangri LLP's co-founder, who has more than 30 years of litigation experience, shortly before Morrison Foerster LLP absorbed Durie Tangri on Tuesday. 

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    Maynard Cooper Adds Boutique Firm In Texas

    Fast-growing Maynard Cooper & Gale PC kept the momentum going in the new year with an announcement Tuesday that it had merged with Austin, Texas-based litigation boutique Soltero Sapire Murrell PLLC.

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    Littler Adds 2 Attorneys In San Francisco

    Littler Mendelson PC is starting the new year by expanding its San Francisco team, announcing Tuesday that it has added two attorneys — litigators from Buty & Curliano LLP and Roxborough Pomerance Nye & Adreani LLP.

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    US News Adjusts Rankings Design Amid Law School Boycotts

    Following boycotts from several law schools, U.S. News & World Report said on Monday that it will be making a series of changes to its rankings.

  • Ill. Atty Sanctioned $2.5M Over Suit Targeting Wrong Artist

    An Illinois federal judge has slapped a Chicago-area attorney and his former clients with $2.5 million in sanctions after concluding they pursued a civil case against a famous artist for years even after they were presented with documents and witness testimony that showed they were suing the wrong person.

  • 'Poorest' Atty Performance Triggers Ethics Referral

    After what he called "the poorest performance by an attorney" he has seen in a dozen years on the bench, a Chicago federal judge concluded that a plaintiffs lawyer with a history of "deficient representation" should face a disciplinary probe and potential disbarment from the district court.

  • Affinity Merges With Lawyerist In Combination Of Consultants

    Two legal consulting firms merged on Monday in one of the first industry consolidations of 2023, after years as friendly competitors.

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    MoFo And Durie Tangri Ring In 2023 By Combining

    Morrison Foerster LLP has carried out its planned combination with litigation boutique Durie Tangri LLP, the firm announced Tuesday.

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    Small Firms Eye Tech, Branding To Help Spur Growth In 2023

    Increasing talk of an impending economic recession combined with recent layoffs at Cooley LLP hint at a rocky road ahead for the legal profession, and small firms and solo practitioners are among those wondering if there's cause for concern about a downturn in business.

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    4 Major Concerns On GCs' Minds For 2023

    As general counsel plan for the new year, they expect disrupted sleep over changing regulations, data privacy and their expanding remit, among other issues.

  • Legal Ethics Cases To Watch In 2023

    The professional responsibility bar will benefit from a long winter's nap as we head into a busy 2023. On deck is a slew of ethics cases for election "big lie" lawyers and a U.S. Supreme Court case addressing the attorney-client privilege. Here, Law360 looks at these and the other big legal ethics cases to watch in the coming year.

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    4 Worries For Managing Partners Heading Into 2023

    Although the legal industry has fared well with pandemic-induced uncertainties over the past few years, worries about a global business slowdown and a looming recession have again sent law firm leaders back to the drawing board as they prepare for 2023.

  • Texas Appeals Court Awards Firm Anti-SLAPP Fees

    A Texas appeals court has upheld a trial judge's decision to award more than $60,000 in sanctions and attorney fees to a Dallas-based law firm that claimed it was targeted with a lawsuit over its efforts to collect a debt, in violation of state anti-SLAPP protections.

  • Florida Attorney Disbarred For Mismanaging Firm

    The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday disbarred a Miami insurance attorney for mismanaging his firm, incurring thousands of dollars in sanctions and repeatedly delaying and mismanaging litigation.

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    5 Giant Verdicts Won By Small Law In 2022

    Taking on roles as courtroom Davids battling Goliaths like Monsanto and FedEx, small firms this year notched dozens of multimillion-dollar verdicts on behalf of their clients.

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    What GCs Learned From 3 Big Corporate Scandals In 2022

    Whether by a lack of ethics, a breakdown in compliance or a failure of legal department oversight, some major companies grabbed headlines this year in ways their general counsel would have preferred to avoid.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    As we wrap up 2022, the penultimate week in December marked another action-packed week for the legal industry as BigLaw firms announced leadership changes, year-end bonuses and partner promotions. Here, test how closely you've been reading Law360 Pulse's coverage of the week's biggest news in our five-question quiz, Voir Dire.

  • Paralegal Claims Ga. Immigration Firm Withheld OT Pay

    An ex-paralegal for a Georgia immigration law firm on Wednesday accused her employers of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by classifying her as an independent contractor and denying her overtime wages.

  • Fla. Firm Wants $94K Atty Fee In ADA Conspiracy Suit

    A law firm accused of filing a bogus Americans with Disabilities Act suit against a restaurant owner has asked a Colorado federal court to approve $94,367 in attorney fees as the firm renews its bid for sanctions against counsel representing the restaurateur.

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    Meet The Lawyers Helping Taylor Swift Fans Sue Ticketmaster

    Jennifer Kinder just wanted to buy tickets for herself and her daughter to see one of their favorite artists on tour next year. When she came up empty-handed, however, the Dallas-based attorney found herself using her law firm to seek justice for "Swifties" across the country.

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    Legal Recruiters' Predictions For The Hiring Market In 2023

    Following last year's hiring frenzy, law firm lateral recruitment activity remained strong in 2022, with firms investing heavily in partner hires. But with a recession looming and deal work expected to slow in 2023, legal recruiters are anticipating moves to return to a "normal" rate in the upcoming year.

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    How One Pa. Firm Helped Ax School Mask Mandate Challenge

    Pennsylvania school districts will retain their authority to enact masking policies after a team of attorneys led by Rudolph Clarke LLC convinced a state appeals court earlier this month to throw out claims lodged by parents challenging mandates put in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Raines Feldman's Managing Partner On Building Culture

    Raines Feldman LLP managing partner Jonathan Littrell was elected to lead the Los Angeles-based law firm in 2017 at age 35, making him one of the youngest managing partners in California. Littrell spoke with Law360 Pulse about his leadership style, the firm's growth in New York and his goals for the next five years.

  • 3rd Circ. Backs Ch. 11 DQ, Sanctions On Fla. Firms

    The Third Circuit ruled Wednesday that two Florida-based law firms were rightfully disqualified from representing an Arkansas office building in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy for not disclosing their business relationships with one another, the building's loan broker and one of its creditors.

  • NYC Firm Wants Ex-Receptionist's Sex Bias Suit Tossed

    A New York City law firm told a federal judge Wednesday to toss a former receptionist's suit claiming she was fired after reporting to a founding partner that an associate had tried to rape her, arguing that she failed to show her accusation caused her termination.

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