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    GCs Want Diverse Outside Counsel, But Most Don't Ask For It

    General counsel and their companies value diversity and expect it of their outside law firms, but they are not taking the necessary steps that would lead to diverse legal teams handling their own high stakes litigation, according to a new study released Tuesday.

  • Calif. Bar Seeks Review Of Atty's Win In Anti-BLM Posts Case

    The State Bar of California wants the appellate arm of the State Bar Court to review a decision that dismissed ethics charges against an attorney stemming from her May 2020 tweets calling for Black Lives Matter demonstrators to be shot.

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    Prestige Leaders: The Firms In The Billionaires' Club

    With money and prestige going hand in hand in the world of BigLaw, we highlight the firms that reported more than $1 billion in gross revenue in the most recent calendar year.

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    What Can PPP Tell Us? It's Complicated.

    The metric of profits per equity partner — often referred to as PPP — has been one of the primary stand-ins for prestige in BigLaw going back decades. However, a growing chorus of voices have pointed to the measure's flaws, insisting that there are better indicators of success and clout.

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    These Firms Are The 2023 Prestige Leaders

    Clients flock to firms with prestigious reputations, and so does top talent. Here are this year's Law360 Pulse Prestige Leaders — the 100 firms the industry recognizes for their prominence, power and distinction.

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    How Law Firms Build And Protect Stellar Reputations

    Now more than ever, BigLaw firms depend on the strength of their brand to land clients, attract recruits and justify top-shelf hourly rates. But in the world of the 24/7 news cycle, where any slip-up can instantly go viral, how do firms manage their prized reputations?

  • NJ Firm Wants $29K Fees In Debt Suit That Settled For $10K

    A New Jersey law firm that recently negotiated a settlement on behalf of the victim of an alleged predatory debt collection scheme asked a federal judge to award it $29,000 in attorney fees, nearly three times the $10,000 settlement amount.

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    NC Law Firm Takes Big Step With Expanding ChatGPT Use

    North Carolina-based King Law requires that its staff use ChatGPT for some tasks, and its managing partner says it's improving access to justice.

  • Ex-Florida Atty Gets 14 Years In NFL Fraud Case

    A Florida federal judge Monday sentenced disbarred attorney Timothy Howard to 14 years in prison for a scheme in which he stole millions from retired NFL players and former clients, denying his request for mercy and instead landing within the government's requested sentence of 14 to 17 years.

  • Ford O'Brien Can Intervene In Ozy Media Coverage Fight

    A New York law firm that previously represented Ozy Media during government investigations is allowed to intervene in an insurer's coverage fight over defense costs, and the firm is entitled to recover legal fees under its charging lien, a California federal judge ruled.

  • 2nd Circ. Ponders 'State Actor' In Atty's Traffic Court Row

    The Second Circuit on Monday pondered an attorney's bid to revive his suit over his expulsion from practicing before New York's traffic violation court, with a three-judge panel questioning if a privately employed security guard could be considered a "state actor" who could be held liable for a constitutional violation. 

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    LA Law Firms Lead Q3 Return To Office, Cushman Says

    Return-to-office rates are "much higher" for law offices in Los Angeles than any other industry in the city, according to a report released Monday by Cushman & Wakefield.

  • Atty Fights Napoli Shkolnik Bid To Toss Discrimination Suit

    A Chinese American attorney is pushing back on Napoli Shkolnik PLLC's bid to toss her discrimination lawsuit against her former firm, saying in a New York federal court filing that her accusations are connected to detailed descriptions of discriminatory conduct and show that the defendants "acted in what they believed to be their own perverse interests."

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    Advice For Paralegals: Embrace Generative AI

    Legal tech experts have many tips for paralegals about how they can protect their jobs from generative artificial intelligence — systems that produce written and visual content — and those tips share one underlying message: Embrace the technology.

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    Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q3

    A promotion to partner or election to practice group chair means a slew of new responsibilities and also lots of well-deserved recognition. Law360 reveals the list of attorneys whose commitment to legal excellence earned them highly coveted spots in the law firm leadership ranks. Find out if your old legal friends — or rivals — moved up in the third quarter of this year.

  • More Firms Urge Law Schools To Combat Antisemitism

    Dozens more U.S. law firms have signed a letter urging law school deans to take action on campus antisemitism in the weeks since Hamas' surprise attack on Israel, with the most recent version obtained by Law360 Pulse featuring more than 100 signatories.

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    Female Native American Attys Report On Barriers, Progress

    Female Native American attorneys still face significant hurdles in starting and navigating their careers, from a lack of financial resources to apply to and attend law school to pervasive levels of bias and harassment, according to a new study on their experiences in the legal profession.

  • NJ Law Firms Want Settlement Docs In Malpractice Row

    Two New Jersey law firms embroiled in malpractice claims over their alleged mishandling of a family estate lawsuit urged a Bergen County judge this week to force the family members suing them to turn over the details of a recent settlement in the underlying estate case.

  • Suspended NJ Attorney Cops To $300K COVID Relief Fraud

    An attorney based in Passaic County, New Jersey, has pled guilty to a charge that he misrepresented himself as a business to obtain money earmarked for pandemic-era small business relief, federal prosecutors said Friday.

  • Ex-JPMorgan Whistleblower Says Law Firm Botched His Case

    An ex-JPMorgan employee filed a New Jersey state malpractice suit against his former legal team over the dismissal of his case alleging the bank pressured him to act unethically and fired him in retaliation, saying the attorneys doomed his claims by blowing discovery deadlines.

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    Texas Atty Branches Out Into Fashion To Help Build Practice

    Texas attorney Leah Wise juggles a personal injury practice, a fashion line, a charity, and a real estate holdings company, and soon she plans to run it all out of a former strip club.

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    Tech IP Firms To Combine With NY, Calif., Utah Offices

    The national intellectual property firms Maschoff Brennan PLLC and Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLC announced their intent this week to merge into a new law firm with nearly 50 attorneys across three states.

  • Atty Loses Bid To Stay Sanctions Of $312K In WWE Litigation

    The Second Circuit has rejected a bid by the managing partner of a Massachusetts firm to delay having to pay $312,000 pending an appeal after he was slapped with sanctions by a district court judge for "highly questionable practices" in brain injury litigation filed against World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.

  • Law360's Legal Lions Of The Week

    Ketchmark & McCreight PC, Williams Dirks Dameron LLC and Boulware Law LLC lead an edition of Law360 Legal Lions dominated by significant monetary awards, as a Missouri federal jury ordered the National Association of Realtors and a pair of brokerages to pay $1.8 billion in damages to sellers.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The end of October marked another action-packed week for the legal industry as a historic BigLaw firm voted to dissolve and others expanded their practices. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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