"None of Your Business," an EU organization headed by Austrian privacy lawyer and activist Max Schrems, has filed four separate complaints against the U.S. tech giants alleging they are forcing users to consent to new privacy policies with an "all or nothing" approach.
“I think this could make a big difference in how firms advise clients on FARA compliance because, up until now, we’ve all had to do a great deal of reading the tea leaves rather than having actual legal precedents to look at,” Covington & Burling's Robert Kelner said.
There may be another way: "non-mutual offensive collateral estoppel." The concept is fairly established in the law, but it has not been used much. And judges and arbitrators have broad discretion whether to apply it in any given case.
There are a number of reasons for lawyers representing plaintiffs and defendants to believe that Dutch courts could become an ideal overseas venue to resolve class action disputes. But uncertainties still abound.
The decision is a mixed bag for social media companies, and leaves open the question of whether criminal defendants can access private or deleted posts from witnesses under the Stored Communications Act.
What's on tap: The tricky task of protecting intellectual property tied to cannabis. Also, everyone's talking about the problem of banks shunning the marijuana industry, but what's the solution? Welcome to Higher Law.
The General Data Protection Regulation and China's Cybersecurity Law are aligned in many ways, though there are enough divisions that privacy counsel should be wary in creating a plan to comply with both.
In this special edition of Inside Track, we take a look at our Best Legal Department honorees for 2018. We introduced some new categories into the competition this year, and our editorial team has been busy interviewing the award recipients. I spoke to each of the writers of our Best Legal profiles to bring you this behind-the-scenes look at this year’s picks.
Remember poor Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, daughter of Yale Law School professors Amy Chua (aka Tiger Mom, as if you needed reminding) and Jed Rubenfeld (a person in his own right)? Here's the official postscript: She just graduated from Yale Law School!
It didn't take long for a U.S. Supreme Court decision this term on privacy rights to emerge in perhaps an unlikely spot: the special counsel’s prosecution of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
Georgia law dictated McIver’s life sentence, foreclosing any discretion by Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge Robert McBurney, except on the question of whether McIver could be eligible for parole.
Noel Francisco, the U.S. solicitor general, told the justices that questions surrounding judges’ use of social media “would benefit from further development in the lower courts” before the Supreme Court takes up a case raising these issues.
“This is an important additional step in bringing transparency to our proceedings,” Chief Judge Merrick Garland said in the announcement. The appeals court for the first time since 2001 last year permitted a live audio broadcast.
Catching up with former Justice Department lawyer Hui Chen, who spoke recently at Compliance Week. Plus: Some of the early commentary about the Dodd-Frank rollback moves. And: We've got a roundup of some of the latest in-house promotions.
Jenner & Block lawyers are calling "radical and profoundly troubling" a Texas federal judge's contempt order against three plaintiffs firms—Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, Outten & Golden, and Green Savits—for allegedly violating a nationwide injunction against the Obama-era U.S. Labor Department's overtime rule.
Still reeling from the Larry Nassar scandal, MSU has hired a former Michigan Supreme Court chief justice to head its legal department. Robert Young, who was once on President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court shortlist, is an experienced attorney, but has also been criticized.
Hiltrud Werner, Volkswagen’s head of integrity and legal affairs, says the company is "already making extremely good progress” at developing a speak-up culture. “But we are not yet where we want to be,” she adds.
In a letter filed late Monday, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office said it "takes no position" in the battle raging between Stormy Daniels' attorney and counsel for the president's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
A racist rant. Scrutiny over prolific billable hours. Controversy over arbitration pacts. All three have made news in the legal world in the past few months, and all were thrust into the spotlight through social media.
A new survey shows that law firm leaders are increasingly fed up with their partners' resistance to change. Meanwhile, half of firm leaders said there's nothing especially different about their firms compared to their competitors.
Neil Gorsuch’s 25-page majority opinion and Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 30-page dissent offered conflicting views. Ginsburg’s dissent also reflected the growing skepticism of the fairness of arbitration among her liberal colleagues on a court that for many years has been strongly pro-arbitration across the board. The clash marked the second time in months the two justices took aim at each other in writing.
Poland Spring got a victory of sorts from a Connecticut federal judge who dismissed a class action claiming breach of contract for saying the water comes from a spring. Suits are pending in state court.
Ahead of the American Bar Association's annual meeting this summer, an ABA working group is debating a proposed resolution to help lawyers and law firms deal with problems of mental illness and impairment.
While lawyers in the U.S. and the U.K. have yet to feel the full effect of the #MeToo movement, the regulatory environment on the other side of the Atlantic may offer a more fertile ground for rooting out misconduct.
The deputy attorney general's planned remarks to a compliance audience in Washington did not reference Trump's demand for an investigation of the FBI. “We stress the need to act ethically and to do justice. We expect our prosecutors, our law enforcement agents and other personnel to be thinking about their ethical obligations with every decision that we make,” Rosenstein said at the event, hosted by Compliance Week.
"The policy may be debatable but the law is clear: Congress has instructed that arbitration agreements like those before us must be enforced as written," Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote for the majority. In dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the decision "egregiously wrong."
In honor of the American Bar Association’s decision to eliminate its LSAT requirement for law schools, I’m taking a walk down memory lane with former Loyola University Chicago School of Law Dean David Yellen, who was the first to push that change.
The historically low scores will fuel more debate over lowering California's second-highest-in-the-nation pass score. After months of discussion and study, the California Supreme Court decided last year not to reduce the required passing, or cut, score.
A former acquaintance-cum-business partner of notorious corporate raider Victor Posner has sued Akerman, alleging the firm gave shoddy advice to the person who took over as curator of Posner's estate some 13 years after he died.
New data from consultancy Russell Reynolds Associates shows significant turnover in the first quarter of this year. It also indicates that more women than usual have been hired to lead legal departments in the early months of 2018
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke favorably of the plan last week during a meeting of the Federal Judges Association in Washington. Justice Elena Kagan said she supports the two-year pilot plan and will "take into account" in her own hiring whether judges and law schools comply with it.
Greenberg Traurig New York shareholder Toby Soli and Atlanta shareholder Lori Cohen filed a successful motion to compel the lawyer to reveal her identity in a products liability lawsuit against Bausch & Lomb.
Catch up with Michael Correia of the National Cannabis Industry Association's director of government relations, about the upcoming lobby days in Washington. Also: a marijuana app company is hit with a new class action, plus check out our In the Weeds roundup for the latest must-read headlines.
We're catching up with Obama-era Labor Department solicitor M. Patricia Smith for thoughts on the new guard at the agency and what's taking shape. Uber's end-to-arbitration announcement came with a catch, and scroll down to see who got the work. Thanks for reading Labor of Law.
Most firms have extensive cybersecurity measures in place, but emerging or unclear regulatory requirements embroil them in a never-ending cycle of evaluation, best-practices review, and implementation. A responsible firm must also reduce the risk of breach at their third-party vendors. As cloud service providers become commonplace, so too does a firm’s responsibility to ensure their vendors are managing risk appropriately.
A lawyer caught on video making racially-charged comments to employees at a Midtown Manhattan eatery has been heavily criticized since the video went viral. But will he also face attorney disciplinary action?
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