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    Gold, Cash And A Car: Gov't Has Edge In 2nd Bribery Case

    U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez previously dodged a corruption conviction when a federal bribery case against him ended in a hung jury six years ago, but former prosecutors say a new indictment unsealed Friday paints a much more serious picture for the New Jersey politician — and reveals alleged conduct that one attorney said "stinks to high heaven."

  • Judge Calls Some Of Trump's Args 'Crazy' In NY Fraud Case

    A New York state judge on Friday pounded the bench as he expressed frustration with arguments made by Donald Trump's attorneys over what claims, if any, he can rule on ahead of trial in the massive fraud case against the former president, his sons and their business, calling some recurring arguments "literally crazy."

  • Legal Aid Funder Awards $5M For Pro Bono Services

    The Legal Services Corporation announced this week it will award more than $5 million in grants to 17 legal organizations around the U.S. in an effort to expand and improve pro bono legal services across the country.

  • NJ Gov. Calls For Menendez To Resign Over 'Disturbing' Charges

    In the wake of an indictment alleging that Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and his wife have had a corrupt relationship with three New Jersey businessmen, Gov. Phil Murphy and other prominent Democrats called on Friday for his resignation.

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    Gibson Dunn Fees Halved In NY Eviction Law Dispute

    Attorneys from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP can recover $385,000 in fees for successfully blocking a pandemic-era anti-eviction law on behalf of New York landlords, after a federal judge rejected arguments that they should not be paid at all, but found their initial request of $735,000 "unreasonably excessive."

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    Abbe Lowell Defending Menendez In Bribery Case Once Again

    Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez has again turned to renowned white collar attorney Abbe Lowell, who helped the senator escape corruption charges once before, to defend him against new charges in an alleged bribery scandal.

  • 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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    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.

  • Russian Exec Should Get 21 Mos. For Asylum Fraud, Feds Say

    The co-director of an immigration assistance company should get 21 months in prison for facilitating years of asylum fraud, perjuring himself during trial and defending his conduct after his conviction, Manhattan federal prosecutors said in a filing Thursday.

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    Benesch Grows In New York With Health Care Partner Hire

    Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff announced another addition to its fast-growing New York office, with a former ArentFox Schiff LLP attorney joining the firm as a partner in its health care practice group.

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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.

  • Labaton Sucharow Will Lead Norfolk Southern Investor Suit

    A New York federal judge appointed Labaton Sucharow LLP as lead counsel for a proposed class of investors bringing a suit against Norfolk Southern Corp. and multiple major financial firms alleging the transportation company overstated its commitment to safety before a train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.

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    4 Ways Young Attorneys Can Find The Perfect Mentor

    Having a mentor can be a crucial boost to a young attorney’s career. Here are four tips on how new associates can go about finding the ideal mentor.

  • Law360 Pulse Spotlight On Mid-Law Work

    Pryor Cashman's work on a $440 million music catalog sale and Irell & Manella's patent suit against Samsung lead this edition of Law360 Pulse's Spotlight on Mid-Law Work, recapping the top matters for Mid-Law firms from Sept. 8 to 22.

  • 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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    NJ Sen. Menendez Took Bribes For Egyptian Aid, Feds Charge

    Manhattan federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment Friday charging Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., with steering billions of dollars worth of military aid to Egypt and attempting to interfere in criminal prosecutions in exchange for bribes.

  • Bankman-Fried's Expert Witnesses Rejected By Judge

    A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday rejected all the expert witnesses proposed by FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried for his looming criminal trial, including the former chair of the Federal Election Commission and an English barrister.

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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. 

  • OneTaste Exec Attys Say Fed Conflict Hearing Bid Falls Flat

    In separate letters to a New York federal court, Steptoe & Johnson LLP and Alston & Bird LLP attorneys pushed back on prosecutors' bid for a Curcio hearing to examine potential conflicts concerning their clients, OneTaste Inc. founder Nicole Daedone and former executive Rachel Cherwitz.

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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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    Schnader Harrison Defends Retainer Accounting Amid Closing

    The recently shuttered Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP on Thursday responded to questions over its apparent difficulty refunding client retainers, saying clients had given consent for some retainer funds to be deposited into the firm's operating account instead of a trust account.

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    Bond Schoeneck Names Chief Strategy & Diversity Officer

    New York-based Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC has elevated the firm's officer for attorney professional development and diversity to the role of chief strategy and diversity officer.

  • E-Discovery Co. CS Disco Sued For Misleading Its Investors

    E-discovery provider CS Disco Inc. painted a misleadingly sunny financial outlook in its public disclosures to investors while knowingly losing some of its biggest customers, according to a securities class action filed in New York federal court.

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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.

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.

  • 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.

  • Ditch The Frills And Start Writing Legal Letters In Plain English Author Photo

    To become more effective advocates, lawyers need to rethink the ridiculous, convoluted language they use in correspondence and write letters in a clear, concise and direct manner, says legal writing instructor Stuart Teicher.



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