Jessie Yount

Jessie Yount

Jessie Yount is a reporter on ALM's business of law desk based in California, covering law firms and the intersection of law and technology. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @Jessie_Yount

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November 02, 2023 | The Recorder

Where Deal Lawyers See M&A Heading As Attention Shifts Toward Cybersecurity

The cybersecurity space, buoyed by remote working and increasing cyber attacks, will provide the best opportunities for dealmaking over the next 12 months, according to a new report.

By Jessie Yount

4 minute read

November 01, 2023 | The American Lawyer

Proskauer Hires Cooley IP Litigator in New York

Joseph Drayton is the third first-chair trial lawyer to join Proskauer since October.

By Jessie Yount

2 minute read

October 31, 2023 | The American Lawyer

Associate Support Shortages Are Driving 'Valuable' Partner Departures

Partners in their prime business development years, often in key transactional practice areas for the firm they're at, are leaving for firms that can offer more robust associate teams.

By Jessie Yount

6 minute read

October 30, 2023 | The Recorder

Lateral Moves in California Slow as Firms Shift Focus to 'Clear-Cut Growth' Markets

Lateral partner moves in the Bay Area have especially slumped through the third quarter, according to data from two legal industry groups.

By Jessie Yount

5 minute read

October 23, 2023 | Pro Mid Market

Training Next Gen Of Lawyer-Leaders Is Give And Take

After three years of operating remotely, younger lawyers looking to occupy a place in law firm management are interested in a collaborative environment…

By Justin Henry | Jessie Yount | Amanda O'Brien

4 minute read

October 19, 2023 | The American Lawyer

With the Rise of Generative AI, Legal Departments Lean on Law Firms as 'Business Partners' More Than Ever

In-house leaders are increasingly looking to outside counsel to at the very least understand the technology, if not use it to drive their own business efficiencies.

By Jessie Yount | Maria Dinzeo

8 minute read

October 18, 2023 | The Recorder

Wilson Elser Opens in Portland With 4-Partner Lewis Brisbois Team, as Am Law 200 Pursues West Coast Growth

Wilson Elser hired six Lewis Brisbois partners in the Pacific Northwest, in the latest in a series of law firm office openings up and down the West Coast.

By Jessie Yount

3 minute read

October 16, 2023 | The Recorder

Cleary's Bay Area Growth Continues With Hire of Ex-Cooley Litigator

After hiring Angela Dunning, who spent 23 years at Cooley, Cleary Gottlieb now has roughly 20 attorneys in Silicon Valley and San Francisco.

By Jessie Yount

3 minute read

October 16, 2023 | Corporate Counsel

An In-House Revolution: Early Adopters of AI Reduce 'Rote Tasks,' Spend More Time on Strategy

"We jokingly say, 'It's like having a really solid first-year sitting next to you working on things with you,'" said Darth Vaughn, Ford Motor Co. litigation counsel and managing director of legal ops.

By Maria Dinzeo | Jessie Yount

13 minute read

October 12, 2023 | The American Lawyer

Misaligned Compensation Drivers Are at Odds With Future Law Firm Leaders

Law firms risk missing out on an already-short list of leadership candidates without rewards and incentives that are directly linked to leadership goals.

By Jessie Yount

6 minute read