After residents of Orange County, California protested the $13,000 sale of public park land, the buyer's attorney, Rutan & Tucker partner A. Patrick Muñoz, threatened to pursue litigation over his client's canceled purchase, according to Muñoz's July 8 cease-and-desist letter to the county board of supervisors. In a July 14 mailed response, county officials indicated they "will not be taking any action related to the subject property."
"Somebody said to me once that the formula that explains life is: happiness equals reality minus expectations. By that metric it was a good year," said Sullivan & Worcester managing partner Joel Carpenter.
"We're entering a new phase of this virus," David Sanford, chairman of the 50-lawyer plaintiffs firm Sanford Heisler Sharp, told Law.com. "And like everyone else, we'll have to consider what we do as we move forward in order to ensure as much as we can everybody's safety."
Irell & Manella is representing Engine Media Holdings Inc. as the company's subsidiary Winview Inc. sues DraftKings Inc. for patent infringement, Robbins Geller is representing the state of Rhode Island in its claims that Alphabet Inc. misled investors by failing to disclose a bug in Google+, and other work from midsize firms.
This article explores three of the most important ways that mid-market law firms can establish a foundation for success in their summer programs by infusing a diversity-focused mindset: cultivating the pipeline early on, thinking strategically about recruitment, and focusing on participant programming.