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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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November 15, 2023 | The Recorder

Why Venable Takes a Community-Centric Approach to Growth in the Bay Area

"It's really a person-by-person, relationship-by-relationship, brick-by-brick exercise," said Venable's James Nelson on growing the firm's 10-year-old San Francisco office.

By Alaina Lancaster

12 minute read

November 15, 2023 | The Recorder

October Term 2023 Supreme Court Preview: White Collar Criminal Defense

The docket is a work-in-progress and there are still plenty of cases that should be of interest to lawyers practicing in the white-collar space, according to Keker's Brook Dooley and Cody Gray.

By Brook Dooley and Cody Gray

13 minute read

November 14, 2023 | The Recorder

Commentary: What Law Finance Group Looks for in a Litigant

"Reputable commercial funders like LFG remain passive in disputes in which they have invested," Law Finance Group's Brendan Dyer told Goodwin's Keith Zullow and Yoko Bian.

By Keith Zullow and Yoko Bian

6 minute read

November 14, 2023 | The Recorder

Bedsworth: Just a Word

"I write today to convey the gospel of breast cancer, the good news all those pink ribbons represent. Cancer is not the word it used to be," says Justice William Bedsworth.

By William W. Bedsworth

8 minute read

November 13, 2023 | The Recorder

Overcoming 'Reptile Dysfunction' at Trial, Part II: Values of the Heart

Jurors are motivated by a combination of "core values," which are the fundamental beliefs and highest personal priorities that motivate us to decide an issue of major consequence, including who prevails at trial, according to IMS Expert Services' Chris Ritter.

By G. Christopher Ritter

9 minute read

November 13, 2023 | The Recorder

'Like Pouring Rocket Fuel': Clarkson Law Firm Attorneys on the Future of Generative AI Litigation

The Clarkson Law Firm's Ryan Clarkson, Tim Giordano and Tracey Cowan spoke to The Recorder about their reaction to OpenAI's newest features, including a Copyright Shield, and the potential AI-related litigation they see on the horizon.

By Alaina Lancaster

10 minute read

November 13, 2023 | The Recorder

What's Contributing to the Decline in SF Superior Civil Filings?

Civil case filings have yet to return to pre-pandemic levels in San Francisco County Superior Court, as some ADR experts see a surge in arbitration and mediation.

By Alaina Lancaster

6 minute read

November 10, 2023 | Law.com

How Sidley Austin Is Filling In Pandemic-Era Training Gaps

In this week's Legal Speak episode, Sidley's Dan Clivner and Sharon Flanagan share how the firm is leveraging its leadership and executive development model Built to Lead to ensure associates are not falling through the cracks.

By Alaina Lancaster | Zack Needles

1 minute read

November 09, 2023 | The Recorder

SF Superior Court Civil Case Filings Haven't Bounced Back After Pandemic

Civil filings have steadily declined since the pandemic, dropping by a thousand each year in 2021 and 2022.

By Alaina Lancaster

1 minute read

November 09, 2023 | The Recorder

Read the Complaint: Hunter Biden Hits Former Overstock CEO With Defamation Suit

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

By ALM Staff

2 minute read