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  • March 16, 2017

    Trump Proposes Slashing EPA's Budget By $2.6B

    President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed cutting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by nearly a third, a $2.6 billion reduction that would prompt drastic changes at the EPA and move the agency further from the climate change goals of the previous administration.

  • March 15, 2017

    Hawaii Federal Judge Blocks Trump's New Travel Ban

    A Hawaii federal judge on Wednesday blocked President Donald Trump’s latest version of an immigration ban prohibiting the entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries from taking effect nationwide, while the president told a cheering crowd in Tennessee he planned to defend his order all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • March 15, 2017

    Ex-LA Sheriff Lee Baca Convicted In Jail Scandal Cover-Up

    A California federal jury on Wednesday convicted former Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca of giving false statements and obstructing an FBI investigation into inmate abuse, handing prosecutors a victory after another jury deadlocked last year.

  • March 15, 2017

    Senate Confirms Coats As Trump's Intel Chief

    The Senate approved President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the intelligence community Wednesday, as former Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., sailed through a pair of votes.

  • March 15, 2017

    Ex-Hunton Patent Atty Convicted Of Insider Trading

    A former Hunton & Williams LLP patent attorney on Wednesday was convicted by a Brooklyn federal jury of insider trading charges for tipping off his friend and investment adviser about Pfizer Inc.'s plans to acquire his client.

  • March 15, 2017

    EPA, DOT Take Aim At Auto Emissions Standards

    The leaders of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Transportation said Wednesday they will revisit Obama-era standards on greenhouse gas emissions for 2022 to 2025 model cars and light trucks, a win for automakers that said the standards were too tough to meet.

  • March 15, 2017

    DOJ Indicts Russian Spies For Hacking 500M Yahoo Accounts

    The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it has charged a pair of Russian Federal Security Service officers and two others with hacking Yahoo’s systems to steal information from at least 500 million user accounts in a 2014 data breach that the company disclosed last year.

  • March 14, 2017

    Trump Taps Sullivan, Proskauer, Greenberg Attys For Posts

    A Greenberg Traurig LLP shareholder and two partners from Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Proskauer Rose LLP are among eight individuals tapped by President Donald Trump for key administration posts, the White House announced Tuesday.

  • March 14, 2017

    White House Spills Trump's 2005 Tax Info Ahead Of TV Leak

    The White House said President Donald Trump paid $38 million in taxes on $150 million in earnings in 2005 in a statement beating MSNBC's Rachel Maddow to the punch just before her show aired on Tuesday night featuring leaked tax documents sent to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston.

  • March 14, 2017

    GSK Owes $12M To Widow of Reed Smith Atty, Jury Hears

    The widow of a Reed Smith LLP partner who took his own life in 2010 says pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline owes her $12 million for the role that a generic Paxil prescription played in the attorney's death, a role that the company strenuously denied at the opening of a federal jury trial Tuesday.

  • March 14, 2017

    Admiral, 8 Others Charged In ‘Fat Leonard’ Bribery Scheme

    Nine current and former senior U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officers, including an admiral, have been charged in California federal court as part of an ongoing bribery scandal related to lucrative Navy port services deals, according an indictment unsealed Tuesday.

  • March 14, 2017

    Philips, Pioneer To Settle Optical Disk Drive MDL For $50.5M

    Electronics companies Pioneer and Philips will pay a combined $50.5 million in the latest settlement with consumers in a long-running multidistrict litigation alleging an industrywide price-fixing scheme over optical disk drives, according to documents filed in California court on Monday.

  • March 14, 2017

    Ex-Barclays Boss Tells Jury He Had 'No Idea' About Libor Rig

    The former co-head of Barclays PLC’s investment banking division told a London jury on Tuesday that he had “no idea” before 2012 that traders working under him were making improper requests to influence a key interest rate benchmark, despite their emails being under surveillance by the firm’s compliance department.

  • March 14, 2017

    BigLaw Lateral Partner Moves Fell By 7% In 2016

    Lateral partner movement between large U.S. law firms fell by 7 percent in 2016 compared to the year before, data collected by Law360 shows, a drop-off experts say was likely the result of uncertainty surrounding the U.S. presidential election.

  • March 13, 2017

    Exxon Used Fake Name On Tillerson Climate Emails: NY AG

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday accused ExxonMobil of hiding communications sent from ex-CEO Rex Tillerson with the email alias “Wayne Tracker," uncovered as part of its ongoing probe into the oil and gas giant’s climate change knowledge.

  • March 13, 2017

    Will SDNY's Independent Streak Falter Without Bharara?

    As Manhattan’s top prosecutor, Preet Bharara chased Wall Street traders, Albany legislators and even small-town narcotics gangs, upholding the headstrong tradition of the district's U.S. Attorney’s Office. Now, some former prosecutors say the circumstances of his exit raise questions about whether a successor will maintain the independent culture of the elite office.

  • March 13, 2017

    24M Fewer Insured Under ACA Repeal, CBO Says

    Republican plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act could cause 24 million Americans to go without health insurance, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday.

  • March 13, 2017

    EU Looks To Ease Gas Sales With Gazprom Antitrust Deal

    The European Union's antitrust regulator on Monday unveiled tentative agreements it has reached with Gazprom to unblock cross-border sales of gas in central and eastern Europe, saying the commitments by the Russian state-owned gas giant would address allegations that the company abused its dominance in the region.

  • March 13, 2017

    Samsung Hit With Privacy Class Action Over Smart TVs

    Samsung was hit with a proposed nationwide class action Friday in New Jersey federal court over its alleged practice of secretly recording consumers’ private conversations through its Smart TV devices, a capability the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has used to spy, according to a recent WikiLeaks revelation.

  • March 13, 2017

    FDIC Sues Banks, BBA In UK Over Benchmarking

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation filed proceedings against several banks, including Barclays PLC and Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, as well as the British Bankers Association at London’s High Court on Friday for matters relating to financial  benchmarking, according to the court register.

Expert Analysis

  • How Law Firms Are Using Analytics To Reduce Write-Offs

    Haley Altman

    It is increasingly necessary for law firms to implement strategies to improve efficiency, staffing and value to meet client needs. Haley Altman, CEO and co-founder of Doxly Inc., discusses how to successfully leverage analytical tools and emerging technology to increase profitability.

  • REVIEW: The Missing American Jury

    Judge William Young

    Face it, the American jury system is dying. The arguments Professor Suja Thomas makes in her new book deserve consideration by everyone interested in how our government actually works and how it might recapture the unifying communitarian experience of direct democracy and actual trial by one’s peers, says U.S. District Court Judge William Young of the District of Massachusetts.

  • 4 Ways Lawyers Can Improve Their Marketing

    Mike Mellor

    Attorneys may not realize the breadth of services that their marketing, design and library teams offer. One of the things I like to do when attorneys start at our firm is give them a download of the kinds of problems we can solve for them so they know how to work with us most effectively, says Mike Mellor, director of marketing at Pryor Cashman LLP.

  • OPINION: The US Supreme Court In 2017

    James Brosnahan

    The ideologue’s main problem is believing in conformity of thought. They will now search for true believers, but fortunately very few judges harbor the dark, conservative uniformity desired. If they do find one, the Senate will not confirm, says James Brosnahan, a senior trial counsel with Morrison & Foerster LLP.

  • Man Vs. Machine: Or, Lawyers Vs. Legal Technology

    Abdi Shayesteh

    Some have claimed that emerging legal technologies and increasingly cost-conscious clients will mean the extinction of the legal profession as we know it. However, innovations in legal technology may actually benefit attorneys, allowing them to spend their time doing more meaningful work, say Abdi Shayesteh and Elnaz Zarrini of AltaClaro.

  • OPINION: The Verdict — A Rejection Of Politics As Usual

    Reuben Guttman

    The verdict on Nov. 8, was not unanimous, especially when Secretary Hillary Clinton will end up with a popular vote advantage. Yet, it is a message of extreme magnitude from voters willing to overlook the serious flaws of a candidate because they could not reconcile themselves to ratifying the perpetuation of politics as usual, says Reuben Guttman, a partner of Guttman Buschner & Brooks PLLC and adjunct professor at Emory Law School.

  • Adapt Or Die: Law Firms In Tomorrow's Economy — Part 5

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    The clarion call from the top of Corporate America over the past several years to its workers to do more with less, eliminate redundancy, and work cooperatively across disciplines toward the goal of corporate profitability is reaching BigLaw, says Jill Dessalines, founder of Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers and former assistant general counsel of McKesson Corp.

  • Adapt Or Die: Law Firms In Tomorrow's Economy — Part 4

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    Compensation isn't what it used to be — and never will be again, says Jill Dessalines, founder of Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers and former assistant general counsel of McKesson Corp.

  • Adapt Or Die: Law Firms In Tomorrow's Economy — Part 3

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    In part 3 of this series on law firm evolution, Jill Dessalines, founder of Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers and former assistant general counsel of McKesson Corp., addresses the problem of ad hoc client development and the challenge of associate training.

  • Adapt Or Die: Law Firms In Tomorrow's Economy — Part 2

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    Despite the fact that many corporate clients are demanding deviations from the billable hour, and the fact that there are more varieties of alternate fee arrangements than ever before, the billable hour is still here. But it is gasping for breath, says Jill Dessalines, founder of Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers and former assistant general counsel of McKesson Corp.