The Harvard Law School lecturer and co-host of the "First Mondays" podcast created a huge uproar when he tweeted that Munger, Tolles & Olson required that summer associates agree to arbitration in their employment contracts.
In the "Star Wars" universe, Han Solo won the iconic Millennium Falcon spaceship by beating Lando Calrissian in a game of Sabacc. In court, Lucasfilm beat back a motion to dismiss its trademark lawsuit against Ren Ventures.
The law class of 2017 overall fared better in the entry-level job market, but national figures obscure the extreme stratification of employment success for grads from individual schools. Our 10 charts break down all the latest hiring data, showing the schools that excelled—and those that lagged behind.
"It feels like the law firms are going to do what we ask them to do, but oftentimes, we’re not telling them what we want," said one in-house ops leader at the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium's annual institute.
Lisa Kremer Brown of Starbucks, Lisa Brzycki of Northwestern Mutual and other legal department decision-makers shared their best diversity strategies at the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium's annual institute.
The former White House counsel has left Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Washington, D.C., as the firm’s ties to Ukraine’s former government continue to be of interest to special counsel Robert Mueller III.
"If a cheerleader says she wants to make a billion dollars from this, I would probably find them someone else," said Sara Blackwell, the Sarasota, Florida, lawyer representing cheerleaders who are challenging employment rules.
A San Francisco federal judge, in what was apparently the first case to cite last month's SCOTUS opinion Cyan v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund remanded a securities class action against a blockchain startup to San Francisco Superior Court while keeping another in federal court.
Justin Muzinich, counselor to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the Trump administration's pick for deputy secretary, reveals more than $17 million in mostly investment income, and ethics pledge in new disclosures.
A Delaware Court of Chancery vice chancellor on Monday denied Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney access to discovery materials from two investor lawsuits filed against Theranos and its directors, as he prepares a feature-length documentary about the embattled blood-testing company.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, attired in the government's traditional Supreme Court garb of morning coat and vest—borrowed for the event from the U.S. Solicitor General's Office—made his first high court appearance Monday.
The firm's Asia expansion includes technology lawyer Nigel Stamp, energy specialist Owen Chio and corporate lawyer Dooyong Kang, who arrive from Eversheds Sutherland, KPMG Law and Jones Day, respectively.
Asbill's move from a firm with more than 2,500 lawyers to one with about 150 follows a three-partner team leaving Jones Day's bankruptcy group for Hogan Lovells and the former co-head of the firm's real estate practice leaving for Latham & Watkins.
"This is a pipeline into the elite parts of the profession and if we want to see more diversity in the most elite parts of the profession it really starts with law review," said Adriane Peralta who studied diversity at top 15 law reviews.
Jurors deliberating the fate of former Fisher & Phillips partner Tex McIver said they were going home at 4 p.m., apparently changed their minds, then changed them back. At 4:10 p.m., the jury said, buh-bye.
What do President Trump's statements on marijuana might mean for state-legalization efforts? Plus, California is trying—again—to find a banking solution for cannabis businesses and a marijuana law boutique expands to meet demand.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has confirmed an investigation of Dentons after an employment tribunal ruled against the firm for dismissing a former recruitment manager. The move comes the same week that Dentons suspended a Canadian partner in an unrelated matter.
The complaint alleged that the firm caused a onetime employee of the widow of late Coca-Cola CEO Roberto Goizuega to lose tens of millions of dollars in gifts and bequests from Olga Goizuega and cost her millions more in tax judgments and fines.
Elliot Peters of Keker, Van Nest & Peters says "100 percent" of him wished he could take the doping case to trial, but that the $5 million settlement Armstrong reached "puts litigation out of his life."
Days after appearing in federal court over material seized in a federal raid, Cohen's attorney confirmed he's dropping suits in state and federal court against Buzzfeed, which published the dossier, and the political research group that commissioned it, Fusion GPS.
A Fulton County jury posed 298 questions to witnesses testifying in the ongoing murder trial of Atlanta attorney and former Fisher & Phillips partner Tex McIver. They didn't stop, even after they began deliberating.
Schiff Hardin spinoff Riley, Safer, Holmes & Cancila has appointed co-founding partner Patricia Brown Holmes as its new managing partner, making her potentially the first female black leader of a national law firm.
The Founding Father never attended a formal law school, but Albany Law School plans to give him an honorary degree next month to recognize his influence in the city and his contributions to the country.
Michael Dreeben and Elizabeth Prelogar, both from the U.S. Solicitor General's Office, teamed up with Adam Jed, another Justice Department appellate specialist, to defend the criminal charges against Paul Manafort at a hearing Thursday in Washington's federal trial court.
If your robot hurts someone, are you liable? Legally speaking, is a robot like a pet? An employee? Should robots have rights? In a new report, the U.S. Chamber Commerce contemplates not-so-distant questions about robot law.
In an effort to capture legal work emanating from the #MeToo movement, plaintiffs firms across the country are registering website domain names and funding television commercials in their quest for big paydays.
Cohen's attorneys presented Judge Kimba Wood with a list of four names, all former prosecutors in private practice, while prosecutors with the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office sent over three of their own, all former magistrate judges from the Southern District of New York.
“If you are in any organization, whether it's the government or a corporation or a law firm and you believe that what's going on around you is illegal, I think that changes your calculus," Wilmer's David Ogden says.
Agency "guidance" is much maligned in the Trump administration, but a Obama-era White House lawyer offers a defense. Plus, we've got a roundup of some of the most important compliance and enforcement headlines.
The two sides of a $50 million gender bias suit brought against Proskauer Rose by a female partner at the firm will discuss the potential of a settlement under a mediation process set out by the court's local rules.
"By putting ourselves out there in this way, it will result in civil society and other organizations looking for other ways to hold the industry to account, in an age where talk is cheap," Cisco GC Mark Chandler told Corporate Counsel on Tuesday.
Wells Fargo could be on the hook for $1 billion in regulatory fines tied to allegedly overcharging its consumers for mortgage and insurance products, but lawyers said the full amount was far from certain.
In dissent from the motion panel's order, Circuit Judge Richard Tallman wrote that Perkins Coie, which has represented amici pushing for a special prosecutor, should be precluded from getting the nod since the firm "represented President Trump’s former political rival, Hillary Clinton."
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