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    Stinson Adds Sports And Employment Investigations Atty In DC

    Stinson LLP has hired the former deputy general counsel and senior vice president of Varsity Brands to join its team in Washington, D.C., the firm announced Wednesday.

  • Dealer Seeks 25 Years In Deaths Of Akin Gump Atty, 2 Others

    A New Jersey man convicted of distributing the drugs that killed three young Manhattan professionals, including a first-year lawyer at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, asked a federal court for a 25-year prison sentence, the minimum punishment recommended by probation officials.

  • Ex-Cadwalader Partner Joins Jones Day Corporate Practice

    Jones Day announced on Friday that it had hired a Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP partner out of New York for its corporate practice.

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    Here's An Analogy For AI Legal Ethics: Outsourcing

    Speakers at a Federal Bar Association panel Friday offered a metaphor to describe the use of new artificial intelligence tools in legal work — it's much like outsourcing legal work to humans.

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    Law360's Legal Lions Of The Week

    Stone Hilton PLLC, The Buzbee Law Firm, Cogdell Law Firm and Scheef & Stone LLP lead this week's edition of Law360 Legal Lions after they worked to unhook Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton from impeachment allegations.

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    2 Litigators Rejoin Greenberg Traurig In Ariz. From DLA Piper

    Greenberg Traurig LLP has welcomed back a pair of litigation attorneys to the firm's Phoenix office following several years with DLA Piper. 

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    NJ Scales Back Mental Health Disclosures For Bar Applicants

    Ahead of the next round of bar exam applications in October, the New Jersey Supreme Court is revising how it asks applicants about their mental health history so as to not discourage them from seeking treatment.

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    DLA Piper Adds Regulatory, Gov't Affairs Partner In Miami

    DLA Piper has hired an attorney to join its Miami office with nearly 20 years of experience lobbying for health care clients on federal laws and policy matters, the firm announced Wednesday.

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    Holland & Knight Adds Pair Of Chicago Real Estate Pros

    Holland & Knight LLP announced Thursday the firm has brought on a pair of real estate partners in its Chicago office.

  • 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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    Troutman Pepper Partner On Leading Vietnamese Atty Group

    As the new president of the National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys, Troutman Pepper partner Kim Phan, a resident of the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, is working to help members network and find the kind of community that’s helped advance her own legal career.

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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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    Meet The Attys Battling Over DEI Fellowships At BigLaw Firms

    The legal teams squaring off in a pair of lawsuits over diversity fellowship programs at Perkins Coie LLP and Morrison Foerster LLP have a personal stake in the issue — plaintiff's counsel Consovoy McCarthy PLLC argued the recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings the cases build on, while Perkins Coie's counsel at Jenner & Block LLP lead a team created to deal with those rulings' fallout.

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    Pillsbury, Stroock Are In Talks For A Potential Tie-Up

    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP on Thursday confirmed it has entered into a nonexclusive letter of intent with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP as part of ongoing discussions regarding a potential merger of the two law firms. 

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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.

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    Judging Is A Lonely Job, Federal Jurists Say

    What's the most surprising thing about becoming a judge? How lonely it is, some judges said at a Federal Bar Association panel this week.

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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.

  • Reed Smith Adds Wiley Gov't Contracts Partner In DC

    Reed Smith LLP has hired a new government contracts partner from Wiley Rein LLP who formerly worked as NASA's acting director of legislative research and analysis, the firm announced Thursday.

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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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    Saul Ewing Adds Bankruptcy Pro From Bayard In Del.

    Saul Ewing LLP has hired an experienced bankruptcy partner in Delaware who previously worked at Wilmington-based Bayard PA for 14 years.

  • Bradley Arant Fights Sanctions Bid Over Mid-Deposition Texts

    Texts between a Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP attorney and NuVasive Inc. representatives during breaks in depositions in an employment discrimination suit do not warrant sanctions since lawyers are allowed to communicate with clients during deposition breaks, the medical device company told a Florida federal court.

  • Feds Nab Plea Over Inside Info Stolen From BigLaw Associate

    Manhattan federal prosecutors pursuing insider trading charges against a former FBI trainee who allegedly stole merger information from his BigLaw associate girlfriend have secured a guilty plea from another defendant who received the stock tip from an intermediary.

  • Haynes Boone Relocates To New Downtown Dallas Location

    Haynes and Boone LLP moved its 330-plus employees in Dallas to a 125,000-square-foot office in the city's Harwood District, the company said in a statement Monday.

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    Polsinelli Adds 2 Corporate Attorneys In St. Louis From BCLP

    Polsinelli PC has hired two corporate-law-focused shareholders for the firm's St. Louis office, who both join after more than two decades with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, the firm has announced. 

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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • Law Firm Cybersecurity Should Not Get Lost In The Cloud Author Photo

    A recent data leak at Proskauer via a cloud data storage platform demonstrates key reasons why law firms must pay attention to data safeguarding, including the increasing frequency of cloud-based data breaches and the consequences of breaking client confidentiality, says Robert Kraczek at One Identity.

  • 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.

  • Can Mandatory CLE Mitigate Implicit Bias's Negative Impacts? Author Photo

    Amid ongoing disagreements on whether states should mandate implicit bias training as part of attorneys' continuing legal education requirements, Stephanie Wilson at Reed Smith looks at how unconscious attitudes or stereotypes adversely affect legal practice, and whether mandatory training programs can help.



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