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  • January 31, 2017

    Salvation Army, Building Owner Blamed In Philly Collapse Trial

    A Philadelphia jury on Tuesday pinned blame on the Salvation Army and a property owner for a fatal demolition accident that saw a four-story wall collapse onto a neighboring thrift store operated by the charity.

  • January 31, 2017

    Mass. AG To Sue Trump Over Immigration Order

    Flanked by the state’s educational, health care and technology leaders, the Massachusetts attorney general announced Tuesday that she was intervening in a federal lawsuit against President Trump’s immigration executive order.

  • January 31, 2017

    Senate Swiftly Confirms Chao As DOT Secretary

    The full Senate confirmed Elaine L. Chao on Tuesday as President Donald Trump’s transportation secretary, garnering bipartisan support to advance the department's infrastructure investment programs as debate over the administration's controversial new immigration ban targeting citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries dominated Capitol Hill hearings.

  • January 31, 2017

    Trump's Interior, Energy Noms Coast To Final Senate Vote

    Secretary of the Interior nominee Ryan Zinke and Secretary of Energy nominee Rick Perry were easily approved by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Tuesday, paving the way for their likely confirmation by the full Senate.

  • January 31, 2017

    Dems Boycott Vote On Trump’s HHS, Treasury Noms

    Senate Democrats on Tuesday staged a rare boycott of committee votes on President Donald Trump’s choices to lead the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services amid questions on whether the nominees gave false statements in testimony.

  • January 30, 2017

    NY Fines Deutsche Bank For Letting Russians Launder $10B

    Deutsche Bank AG and its New York branch will pay a $425 million fine for their role in a money laundering scheme to move $10 billion out of Russia, according to an agreement reached Monday with the New York State Department of Financial Services.

  • January 30, 2017

    Trump Fires Acting AG For Defiance On Immigration Ban

    President Donald Trump removed Acting Attorney General Sally Yates from her role and replaced her with U.S. Attorney Dana Boente Monday night, saying Yates “betrayed” the U.S. Department of Justice by instructing officials to avoid defending an executive order banning travel from predominantly Muslim countries.

  • January 30, 2017

    Bail-Jumping Former Analyst Found Guilty Of Insider Trading

    A Manhattan federal jury on Monday needed less than three hours to convict former MSD Capital LP analyst John Afriyie on charges that he used his mother's brokerage account to turn a $1.5 million profit from inside knowledge of a $15 billion private equity buyout.

  • January 30, 2017

    American Airlines Pilots Sue Over Seniority Rankings

    A group of American Airlines pilots launched a class action on Friday alleging that they received the short end of the stick in arbitration proceedings aimed at determining seniority as the workforce integrated with pilots brought on board following the company’s merger with US Airways.

  • January 30, 2017

    EEOC Got Bias Case Wrong, Texas Roadhouse Tells Jurors

    Texas Roadhouse Inc.’s attorneys told a Massachusetts federal jury in closing arguments Monday that the government’s age bias allegations against the restaurant don’t hold up to scrutiny, aiming to cast doubt on key testimony that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission presented over three weeks of trial.

  • January 30, 2017

    Brexit May See UK Deregulate To Keep Banks, Report Says

    Regulatory rollbacks in cities like Paris and Frankfurt could lead to even more deregulation in Britain as the country competes to keep bankers in London amid the upheaval of Brexit, according to a report released Monday.

  • January 30, 2017

    Trump Signs 'One In, Two Out' Order On Rulemaking

    The reach of federal regulations could soon be sharply curtailed, as President Donald Trump on Monday morning signed an executive order that requires two regulations be nixed for each new rule passed, potentially grinding future rules to a halt this year.

  • January 30, 2017

    Six Convicted For £245M HBOS Loan Fraud

    A group of financiers who pilfered millions from HBOS PLC in a bank loan scam that wrecked many vulnerable companies in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis face jail after being convicted on Monday in a London criminal court for the fraud.

  • January 28, 2017

    Judge Blocks Trump From Deporting Detained Immigrants

    A New York federal judge on Saturday evening ordered the government not to deport immigrants from the U.S. who were being held at airports based on President Donald Trump’s executive order barring people from certain Muslim countries, while other courts across the country issued similar rulings.

  • January 27, 2017

    $61M Ends Sanofi Vaccine Antitrust Dispute

    Sanofi Pasteur Inc. has agreed to pay $61.5 million in a five-year class dispute brought by doctors alleging the drug company violated antitrust laws with contracts for its pediatric vaccines, according to an agreement filed in New Jersey federal court Friday.

  • January 27, 2017

    Prosecutors Won't Pursue GWB Charges Against Christie

    Prosecutors in Bergen County, New Jersey, said Friday they will not pursue an official misconduct charge brought against Gov. Chris Christie in an activist's criminal complaint over lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, saying they could not prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt.

  • January 27, 2017

    Trump Bars All Refugees, People From 7 Muslim Nations

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that will temporarily bar people from seven predominantly Muslim nations, stop Syrian refugee admissions, suspend the general refugee program for roughly four months and revise screening measures.

  • January 27, 2017

    Top House Dems Say Trump Administration Gag Orders Illegal

    Senior House Democrats have called on President Donald Trump to reverse recent gag orders barring federal employees from speaking publicly amid the ongoing administration transition, saying the censorship appears to violate various federal laws.

  • January 27, 2017

    Kushner Can Avoid Stand In Condo Fraud Trial, Judge Rules

    A New Jersey state judge on Friday ruled that President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will not have to testify at an upcoming trial in a lawsuit alleging his family's real estate firm and others deceived condominium owners into buying into a waterfront community that wasn't developed as proposed.

  • January 27, 2017

    Ex-Jefferies Trader Beats All But 1 Charge In Fraud Retrial

    A Connecticut federal jury convicted former Jefferies & Co. trader Jesse Litvak on just one of 10 counts of securities fraud on Friday, largely rejecting the government's argument that Litvak broke the law by hiding his profit margins from buyers of distressed bonds after the financial crisis.

Expert Analysis

  • The Smart Money Is Not Following Traditional Law Firms

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    A recent survey by Deloitte shines a light on where legal delivery is headed. Demand for services is robust, but satisfaction with the incumbent delivery model is low. This disconnect underscores the opportunity for disruption, says Mark A. Cohen, founder of Legal Mosaic LLC.

  • How To Manage Your Law School Debt After Graduation

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    Student loan debt can feel overwhelming to new lawyers, especially when just getting started post graduation. Andrew Josuweit, co-founder and CEO of Student Loan Hero Inc., reviews the loan repayment plans available and discusses the best path forward for recent grads shouldering law school debt.

  • The Cloud And Ethical Considerations For Lawyers

    Bradley S. Shear

    Despite regular news stories detailing the need to update our digital privacy laws and increase our cybersecurity protections, law firms and in-house legal departments should feel confident that utilizing cloud providers with strong privacy and security protections will not breach their ethical obligation to clients, says Bradley Shear of the Law Office of Bradley S. Shear LLC.

  • From The Partner's Desk: Tips For Recent Law Grads

    Gary M. Gansle

    One of the most prevalent complaints by associates and recent law school graduates is the lack of meaningful mentoring by more seasoned attorneys. Gary Gansle, leader of Squire Patton Boggs LLP's Northern California employment law practice, offers several tips as a light that can help junior attorneys start down the right path in their career development.

  • In-House Teams Are Voting With Their Feet — And Then Some

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    The real threat to law firms comes from in-house legal departments, which have increased in size, prestige, management responsibility, and attractiveness to top legal talent. But it’s not just labor arbitrage that accounts for the shift from outsourcing work to doing it in-house, says Mark A. Cohen, founder of Legal Mosaic LLC.

  • A Brief History Of Law Firm Cyberattacks

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    The incident at Mossack Fonseca just scratched the surface of demonstrating the lack of cybersecurity resources within the legal sector, says Mark Stevens of Digital Guardian. Here’s a look at the history of events leading up to the latest law firm hack.

  • Attorney Web Bios: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Meena Patel

    Most attorney bios fail miserably. They are typically boring and poorly written. They do not inspire confidence or incline the viewer to consider retaining the featured lawyer to represent them, much less write one sentence in the Queen’s English on their behalf. In short, they are weak advocacy, says attorney and HR professional Meena Patel.

  • 6 Tips For Creating Effective Trial Graphics

    Aaron Stienstra

    These days, jurors and judges are so accustomed to seeing graphics — on the street, on the Web, on their smartphones — that they expect to see something good in the courtroom. The best graphics are composed of consequential information, clearly displayed, with emphasis on what matters most, paired with artwork that adds meaning. This simultaneously compels people to think, feel and make decisions, says Aaron Stienstra, design direc... (continued)

  • Takeaways From United Technologies' $75M Settlement

    Jeffrey Gerrish

    United Technologies Corporation's global settlement with the U.S. Departments of State and Justice underscores the importance of a robust compliance program to prevent, detect and remediate any violations of export control laws or regulations — especially if products and services are destined for China, say Jeffrey Gerrish and Soo-Mi Rhee of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.

  • Understanding Mayo V. Prometheus

    William Merkel

    Following the U.S. Supreme Court's treatment of the machine-or-transformation test in Mayo Collaborative Services Inc. v. Prometheus Laboratories Inc., the test — previously thought to be the governing test for patent eligibility under § 101 — no longer appears to occupy such a prominent role in patent-eligibility jurisprudence, says William Merkel of Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP.