• Chevron Doctrine Supporters Flock To High Court In Key Case

    Health groups, scientists, a labor union, small businesses and environmentalists are urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to strike down a nearly 40-year-old precedent that allows judges to defer to federal agencies' interpretations of law in rulemaking disputes, arguing it's a valuable and reliable tool in administrative law cases.

  • GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

    The United Auto Workers union is trying a new tactic by expanding its strike to dozens more General Motors and Stellantis plants while sparing Ford, saying negotiations with that automaker were making good progress. And with climate change making weeklong headlines in New York, Law360 looked at some important international climate cases.  

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    Former Judge, Ex-Wells Fargo Exec Join JAMS In Calif.

    Alternative dispute resolution provider JAMS made two new additions to its panel in California, including a retired Sonoma County Superior Court judge and a former Wells Fargo vice president and senior counsel.

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    Red Lobster GC Becomes Seafood Chain's CEO

    Red Lobster announced this week that its former general counsel, who has an extensive background in the hospitality and restaurant world, will take on the restaurant chain's CEO position, filling the top role after the previous boss stepped down last year.

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    3D Systems' Top Lawyer Takes Over As Interim CFO

    The top attorney at 3D printing company 3D Systems has been named the company's interim chief financial officer after its current chief financial officer announced his plans to step down.

  • NEAR Foundation's General Counsel Takes Reins As CEO

    The general counsel at the NEAR Foundation has been tapped to spearhead the nonprofit as CEO, as its top leader steps down and as businesses across sectors are increasingly calling on corporate lawyers to be strategic partners.

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    Schulte Roth Partner Named To Gary Sinise Foundation Board

    Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP tax partner Andrea "Andi" Mandell has been appointed to the board of the Gary Sinise Foundation, a philanthropic organization that assists veterans, first responders and their families.

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    Pa. Public Utility Commission Atty Elevated To Top Counsel

    The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has named a new top lawyer, elevating its acting executive deputy chief counsel to the role of chief counsel.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    Summer ended with another action-packed week for the legal industry as BigLaw firms expanded their practices and reach. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse's weekly quiz.

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    Ex-SoftBank Atty Becomes Cybereason's General Counsel

    Cybereason Inc. announced this week that it would appoint Gregory Puff, former in-house counsel for SoftBank Investment Advisers, as the cybersecurity company's new general counsel after a funding round of $120 million in April.

  • Texas Judge Won't Block Biden Admin's ESG Investing Rule

    A Texas federal judge Thursday refused to block a rule allowing retirement advisers to consider issues such as climate change and social justice when choosing investments, holding that the rule does not violate the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

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    Ex-State Street Atty Rejoins Nixon Peabody As Legal Chief

    Nixon Peabody LLP has hired in-house veteran William Connolly as the law firm's new general counsel and chief legal officer, according to a Thursday announcement.

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    NYC Bar Leader Takes On 'Epic' Challenge For Parkinson's

    New York City Bar Executive Director Bret Parker will be taking part this weekend in a 4x4x48 challenge — which involves running/walking four miles, every four hours, for 48 hours — to raise awareness and money for Parkinson's disease research. Here, Parker spoke to Law360 about his work with the Michael J. Fox Foundation and his own experience with Parkinson's.

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    Coming Soon: The 2023 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard Rankings

    What combination of attributes adds up to a firm that stands above the rest? On Tuesday, we will publish the first of our Leaderboard rankings, providing analysis and insights into what it means to be a successful law firm.

  • Legal Ops Software Co. Raises $9M For Global Expansion

    Matter management and legal operations software company LawVu announced Thursday it has received a NZ$15 million (about $8.9 million) investment from New Zealand venture capital fund Movac, with the new capital going toward its continued expansion into international markets.

  • Biotech Biz Foxo Technologies Sacks GC Amid Cash Crunch

    Financial woes have led biotechnology company Foxo Technologies Inc. to terminate its general counsel, a notice filed Tuesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission says.

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    Prime Therapeutics Hires Ex-LifePoint Exec As CCO

    Minnesota-based pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC announced Thursday that the former chief compliance and privacy officer at LifePoint Health was named the company's new chief compliance officer.

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    Flagstar Bank In-House Atty Joins Comerica As CCO

    Comerica Inc. announced this week that it has named Flagstar Bank's former executive vice president and chief compliance and privacy officer as its new compliance head.

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    McGuireWoods Consulting Adds Ex-Capital One Lobbyist

    McGuireWoods Consulting has hired a former state government affairs lobbyist for Capital One as a vice president in its state government relations team in Virginia, the firm announced Thursday.

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    UPMC's Top Lawyer For 12 Years Will Retire At End Of 2023

    The head of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's legal department has announced his plans to retire from his position at the end of the year.

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    Why Law Firms Are Poaching So Many In-House Cyber Pros

    Large law firms have had a big appetite this spring and summer for cybersecurity and privacy experts, and one way they've met the demand for that talent is by hiring attorneys from in-house legal departments.

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    Arnold & Porter Adds Former Intel Corp. Atty in Washington

    A former associate general counsel at technology company Intel Corp. has joined Arnold & Porter's antitrust practice, the firm said on Thursday.

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    Webster Financial Corp. Names New GC

    An experienced in-house attorney for multiple financial institutions has joined Connecticut-based Webster Financial Corporation as general counsel.

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    General Counsel For Biopharma Biz Incyte Set To Retire

    Biopharmaceutical company Incyte's general counsel is set to retire Nov. 1, but may end her duties in the multiple roles she serves earlier, pending the appointment of her successor, according to a notice filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    Outside GC Practices Are A Potential Mid-Law Opportunity

    As more Mid-Law firms create dedicated practice areas for their outside general counsel services, those in the industry see the area as a potential sweet spot for mid-size and regional firms.

Expert Analysis

  • 5 Life Lessons From Making Partner As A Solo Parent Author Photo

    Laranda Walker at Susman Godfrey, who was raising two small children and working her way to partner when she suddenly lost her husband, shares what fighting to keep her career on track taught her about accepting help, balancing work and family, and discovering new reserves of inner strength.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can I Turn Deferral To My Advantage? Author Photo

    Diana Leiden at Winston & Strawn discusses how first-year associates whose law firm start dates have been deferred can use the downtime to hone their skills, help their communities, and focus on returning to BigLaw with valuable contacts and out-of-the-box insights.

  • How To Thrive As A New Legal Operations Manager Author Photo

    To make their first 90 days on the job a success, new legal operations managers should focus on several key objectives, including aligning priorities with leadership and getting to know their team, says Ashlyn Donohue at LinkSquares.

  • Resume Gaps Are No Longer Kryptonite To Your Legal Career Author Photo

    Female attorneys and others who pause their careers for a few years will find that gaps in work history are increasingly acceptable among legal employers, meaning with some networking, retraining and a few other strategies, lawyers can successfully reenter the workforce, says Jill Backer at Ave Maria School of Law.

  • Law Firm Guardrails For Responsible Generative AI Use Author Photo

    ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence tools pose significant risks to the integrity of legal work, but the key for law firms is not to ban these tools, but to implement them responsibly and with appropriate safeguards, say Natalie Pierce and Stephanie Goutos at Gunderson Dettmer.

  • How In-House Counsel Can Prepare For Generative AI Risks Author Photo

    To safeguard against the many risks posed by generative artificial intelligence legal tools, in-house counsel should work with their information security teams to develop new data security questions for prospective vendors, vet existing applications and review who can utilize machine guidance, says Diane Homolak at Integreon.

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    We Must Continue DEI Efforts Despite High Court Headwinds Author Photo

    Though the U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down affirmative action in higher education, law firms and their clients must keep up the legal industry’s recent momentum advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession in order to help achieve a just and prosperous society for all, says Angela Winfield at the Law School Admission Council.

  • Law Firms Cannot Ignore Attorneys' Personal Cybersecurity Author Photo

    Law firms that fail to consider their attorneys' online habits away from work are not using their best efforts to protect client information and are simplifying the job of plaintiffs attorneys in the case of a breach, say Mark Hurley and Carmine Cicalese at Digital Privacy and Protection.

  • Why Writing CLE Should Be Mandatory For Lawyers Author Photo

    Though effective writing is foundational to law, no state requires attorneys to take continuing legal education in this skill — something that must change if today's attorneys are to have the communication abilities they need to fulfill their professional and ethical duties to their clients, colleagues and courts, says Diana Simon at the University of Arizona.

  • How To Find Your Inner Calm When Client Obligations Pile Up Author Photo

    In the most stressful times for attorneys, when several transactions for different partners and clients peak at the same time and the phone won’t stop buzzing, incremental lifestyle changes can truly make a difference, says Lindsey Hughes at Haynes Boone.

  • Why Process Management Is Critical To Legal Tech Adoption Author Photo

    Corporate legal departments looking to implement new technology can avoid hiccups by taking steps to define the underlying business problem and to identify opportunities for process improvements before leaping to the automation stage, say Nadine Ezzie at Ezzie + Co., Kenneth Jones at Xerdict Group and Kathy Zhu at Streamline AI.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can I Support Gen Z Attorneys? Author Photo

    Meredith Beuchaw at Lowenstein Sandler discusses how senior attorneys can assist the newest generation of attorneys by championing their pursuit of a healthy work-life balance and providing the hands-on mentorship opportunities they missed out on during the pandemic.

  • Advice For Summer Associates Uneasy About Offer Prospects Author Photo

    There are a few communication tips that law students in summer associate programs should consider to put themselves in the best possible position to receive an offer, and firms can also take steps to support those to whom they are unable to make an offer, says Amy Mattock at Georgetown University Law Center.

  • How Law Firms Can Cautiously Wield AI To Streamline Tasks Author Photo

    Many attorneys are going to use artificial intelligence tools whether law firms like it or not, so firms should educate them on AI's benefits, limits and practical uses, such as drafting legal documents, to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving legal market, say Thomas Schultz and Eden Bernstein at Kellogg Hansen.

  • Keys To Managing The Stresses Of Law School Author Photo

    Dealing with the pressures associated with law school can prove difficult for many future lawyers, but there are steps students can take to manage stress — and schools can help too, say Ryan Zajic and Dr. Janani Krishnaswami at UWorld.



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