Why is law school popular again? One theory is the Trump effect, which is that people are so morally and politically outraged by the direction of the country that they want to go to law school to set things right.
The Second Circuit revived claims made by an umbrella group of Charles Schwab subsidiaries against the banks alleged to have manipulated the benchmark London Interbank Offered Rate to their advantage in the wake of the global financial crisis.
Robert Mueller's special counsel team released the plea agreement and statement of offense in the case against Richard Gates. We've posted the documents here. Gates is the latest defendant in the Russia investigation to plead guilty and agree to cooperate.
Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli lost his bid on Friday to vacate one of his three felony securities fraud convictions while his legal team presented arguments to push back against the government’s efforts to seize more than $7.3 million of Shkreli’s assets.
The American Lawyer's new YL editorial board is a diverse group of individuals from around the world and from all corners of the legal profession. They bring a voice to the profession's younger generation on a range of important issues.
"Family reunification was a hallmark of the 1965 act. It's now been given a derogatory term of 'chain migration,'" New York immigration lawyer Michael Wildes, former mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, said in one TV appearance. Wildes is counsel to first lady Melania Trump and her parents, who were in the news this week amid questions about their U.S. residency status.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced the “States for Gun Safety” coalition on Thursday, roughly a week after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, left 17 dead.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Wednesday upheld a $92,000 verdict for an in-house lawyer at a public utility in Memphis, Tennessee, whose request to work from home for 10 weeks while on bed rest due to pregnancy complications was denied.
The big four firm's on-demand lawyering service has signed up more than 1,000 contractors since it launched in the U.K. four months ago. The model is now also being used at PwC’s Swiss offices, and its Asia network is considering adopting it as well.
In this edition of Inside Track, we’ve looked at what it means when GCs face the complex situation of discussing their boss’ performance. Also, an in-house attorney from Amazon provides a look inside the company's pro bono program and we asked what, if anything, should be revealed when a company conducts an internal investigation into complaints of misconduct.
The lawsuits—filed in two Democratic-leaning states and two traditionally Republican states—claim the winner-take-all system violates the constitutional rights to free association, political expression and equal protection.
Morgan Lewis partner Grace Speights in Washington, head of the firm's labor and employment group, led the team with partner Margaret Rodgers Schmidt and associate Jocelyn Cuttino. Their report offers broad guidance for companies taking fresh looks at workplace practices amid the #MeToo movement.
A new survey by the National Association for Law Placement finds that entry-level recruitment efforts across law firms remain steady and robust following a period of volatility following the recession, suggesting that growth efforts by law firms have reached their peak.
The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered Brian Maciak, the general counsel at Midas parent company TBC Corp., to undergo a two-year stayed suspension after working as an in-house lawyer in both Florida and Texas while suspended in Ohio for failing to satisfy continuing legal education requirements.
The ruling put an end to a long-running effort by victims of a 1997 suicide bombing attack in Jerusalem to collect a default judgment against Iran by seizing Persian artifacts housed by the University of Chicago and Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday narrowed the scope of whistleblower protection under the Dodd-Frank Act, ruling unanimously that employees must first report alleged securities violations to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
“[AT&T and Time Warner] have fallen far short of establishing that this enforcement action was selective—that is, that there ‘exist persons similarly situated who have not been prosecuted,’” U.S. District Senior Judge Richard Leon said in a ruling Tuesday.
Justice Clarence Thomas, in a blistering dissent Tuesday, accused the U.S. Supreme Court of making the right to keep and bear arms "a constitutional orphan." The court turned down a challenge to California's waiting period for guns.
ALM talked with Peter Swire, senior counsel at Alston & Bird and privacy and cybersecurity expert at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business, about some of the legal and data privacy issues surrounding the new, data-driven health care delivery systems. These include the proposed merger between CVS Health and Aetna Inc., as well as the health initiative that Amazon.com, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. recently announced for its employees.
"Look, the president is unhappy with CNN. We don't dispute that. But AT&T wants to turn that into a get out of jail free card," a U.S. Justice Department lawyer told a Washington judge Friday in court.
Lawyers are closely watching whether the high court takes up a petition to review a case from the D.C. Circuit that may provide the opportunity to provide an answer on when data breach victims have standing to sue in federal court.
A grand jury in Washington on Friday indicted the Russian organization Internet Research Agency, along with several other associated companies and individuals, on eight charges related to unlawful interference in the 2016 presidential election.
A six-page internal "advice" memo from the NLRB said Google did not violate labor law when it fired James Damore for writing a memo that argued in part that women were less fit than men for careers in tech.
A trio of San Antonio plaintiff lawyers convinced a jury that the company was negligent for failing to secure Julie Mott’s body, awarding her parents mental anguish damages because they were never allowed to cremate her remains.
Steven Metro was wrongly sentenced based on the entire $4.6 million proceeds of an insider trading scheme, despite the fact that others were involved, according to a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
"We don't have the time, energy, ink or bites to change or to engage in that narrative. We have work to do. We have to write opinions," Thomas said in a wide-ranging interview with Judge Gregory Maggs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Rachel Brand, leaving soon for a top legal post at Walmart, said the attorney general plans to review more class action settlements, and may file statements of interest in cases where the department finds a settlement unfair or unreasonable.
Feb. 15 marked the second major deadline for the state agency’s cybersecurity regulations, which requires banking and insurance companies doing business in New York to comply with groundbreaking rules aimed at deterring cyberattacks. A board member or senior officer at DFS-regulated entities has to certify that the company is in compliance with the security requirements established by the department, and must submit certification annually from now on.
Professor Michelle Dauber, on a campaign to oust Judge Aaron Persky following what she and others believe was a light sentence he gave Stanford athlete Brock Turner for sexual assault, says she's experiencing increasing hostility from the judge's supporters.
In this week's edition of Inside Track — Walmart snags an important lawyer from the public sector. Plus, Uber apparently isn’t kidding when it says it intends to be more forthcoming under new leadership.
The London-based legal giant is poised to take on 60 paralegals and launch a new low-cost legal services center in England after purchasing the legal services arm of insolvent British construction company Carillion plc.
"I don't want to prejudge any existing matter except to say in any major issue involving data breaches, I would expect the commission to be all over it, providing the necessary resources and just being very vigorous," former Paul Weiss partner Joe Simons, the FTC chair nominee, said at his confirmation hearing.
Following the US Supreme Court decision in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, listed companies should revisit their whistleblower programs to ensure they give employees confidence that problems reported internally will be addressed without retaliation.
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