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Alaina Lancaster

Alaina Lancaster

Alaina Lancaster, based in San Francisco, covers disruptive trends and technologies shaping the future of law. She authors the weekly legal futurist newsletter What's Next. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @a_lancaster3

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December 06, 2023 | The Recorder

Early Insights Into 2024 PR Predictions

As the PR industry gears up for 2024, let's break with the tradition of waiting until year's end to share so we can be prepared at the start of the new year, write PR strategists Elizabeth Lampert and Lara Cupit.

By Elizabeth Lampert and Lara Cupit

5 minute read

December 05, 2023 | The Recorder

Norton Rose Appoints Emerging Technologies Partner as San Francisco Partner-in-Charge

Jason Novak, the firm's new partner-in-charge in San Francisco, will oversee the office's transition into a new workspace.

By Alaina Lancaster

7 minute read

December 01, 2023 | Law.com

Why It's Exciting to Be a Defense Attorney During Polarizing Times

In this week's episode of Legal Speak, Orrick's Meghan Kelly and Bill Oxley discuss the most surprising findings from their national jury research project.

By Alaina Lancaster | Zack Needles

1 minute read

December 01, 2023 | The Recorder

Calif. AG: Fossil Fuel Companies Engaging in Delay Tactics in State's Climate Change Lawsuit

"They're trying to buy time to eke out more profits from fossil fuel investments before they reach judgment day," said California Attorney General Rob Bonta in an interview with Jane Fonda on Friday morning.

By Alaina Lancaster

4 minute read

November 29, 2023 | The Recorder

California Narrows At-Will Employment Window

Even as California's at-will doctrine continues to be narrowed, employers can take steps to preserve the presumption of at-will status for their employees, according to Joe Lovretovich of Signature Resolution.

By Joseph Lovretovich

5 minute read

November 28, 2023 | The Recorder

Lawsuit Seeks to Stop 'Toxic Dust' Emissions From PBF Energy, Martinez Refining

This suit was surfaced by Law.com Radar. Read the complaint here.

By ALM Staff

1 minute read

November 28, 2023 | The Recorder

In 'Novel' Jurisdiction Issue, 9th Circuit Limits Where Consumers Can Sue E-Commerce Payment Platforms

"This type of personal jurisdiction question involving an online payment platform is novel," wrote Judge Daniel Bress on behalf of the panel. We have never addressed such a situation, nor, to our knowledge, have other circuits."

By Alaina Lancaster

3 minute read

November 28, 2023 | The Recorder

Promoting Cancel Culture: Best Practices for Compliance With California's Automatic Renewal Law

Businesses should spend the time to make sure they are compliant with California's Automatic Renewal Law and the road to cancellation for users is clearly paved, according to Alston & Bird's David Carpenter, Gillian H. Clow, and Brooke H. Bolender.

By David Carpenter, Gillian H. Clow, and Brooke H. Bolender

6 minute read

November 27, 2023 | The Recorder

Alameda County's Bait-and-Switch On the Local Recall

A proposal seeking to change Alameda County's recall law, linking recall procedure to state law may. might create rather than solve problems, dilute the local electorate's direct democracy powers, and cede local control to the state, according to Joshua Spivak and David A. Carrillo of Berkeley Law's California Constitution Center.

By Joshua Spivak and David A. Carrillo

6 minute read

November 27, 2023 | The Recorder

AutoZone Faces Proposed Data Breach Class Action Amid 'MOVEit' Extortion Campaign

This suit was surfaced by Law.com Radar. Read the complaint here.

By ALM Staff

1 minute read