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WHAT WE’RE WATCHING

 

STONE’S MOMENT - Trump ally Roger Stone is expected to appear in Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s courtroom today to explain why his conditions for release shouldn’t be changed in light of a photo, since deleted, that he posted to Instagram featuring the judge with a crosshair next to her head. It’s the second time Jackson, who sits in D.C. federal court, is addressing bond for someone in the Mueller probe. She revoked bond for Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after he was charged with witness tampering. Stone was indicted in January by a grand jury on Mueller’s charges that he sought stolen emails from WikiLeaks that had dirt on Trump’s opponents in the 2016 election.

VULNERABLE - An IP-focused law firm with clients in the pharmaceutical, electronics and automotive sectors was one of three organizations apparently hacked by the Chinese state-backed group known as APT10, according to a recent report by Internet technology company Recorded Future. Dan Packel reports that the unnamed law firm, according to the report, was targeted by Chinese hackers between November 2017 and September 2018. The other victims were an international apparel company and a Norwegian cloud services provider.

SITUATION WANTED - You spend more than $100,000 on a law degree, so gainful employment upon graduation is pretty much a necessity, right? Karen Sloan reports that a former ABA insider is arguing that it’s time to add law jobs to the list of factors that determine whether or not a law school gets ABA accredited. Scott Norberg, former deputy director of the ABA’s accreditation body and current law professor at Florida International, says the number of graduates from ABA-accredited law schools has outpaced the number of full-time bar passage required jobs by more than 30 percent every year since 2001. Ugh.


EDITOR’S PICKS

 

Cognizant Execs Allegedly Discussed Bribery Scheme During Video Conference Calls

How I Made Partner: Quarles & Brady’s Eric Matzke

Atlanta Libel Lawyer Files Suit on Behalf MAGA-Hat Teen in Viral Video

Meet the Judge Who’ll Decide California’s Challenge to Trump’s National Emergency Declaration at the Border

From Law to Legaltech–The Lawyers Who Got Out of the Partnership Rat Race


WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING

 

TECH WARMERS - India’s largest law firm has launched a legal tech startup incubator—the first of its kind in the country, John Kang reports. The startup incubator, called Praramb, is the brainchild of law firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, and is designed to support new technology in dispute resolution, transactions, law firm operations and more.


WHAT YOU SAID

“Discomfort drives growth. Leave the comfort zone of your own practice and your own experience.”

— ERIC MATZKE, PARTNER AT QUARLES & BRADY IN MILWAUKEE, ON ADVICE HE WOULD GIVE TO AN ASSOCIATE ON HOW TO MAKE PARTNER.


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