Connecticut Pulse

  • Law360 Seeks Members For Its 2024 Editorial Boards

    Law360 is looking for avid readers of its publications to serve as members of its 2024 editorial advisory boards.

  • Conn. Firm Accuses Copyright Case Foe Of Filing False Docs

    A Connecticut firm embroiled in a yearslong, multistate copyright battle over images on its website has told a California federal judge that the stock photo website accusing it of infringement submitted false and inaccurate information to the U.S. Copyright Office.

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    Partners Take the Lead as Law Firm Rates Continue to Rise

    Law firms have continued to raise billing rates in 2023, according to a report released Friday that broke down average billable rates across timekeeper roles, including partners, associates and paralegals.

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    Law360's Legal Lions Of The Week

    Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP leads this week's edition of Law360 Legal Lions, as a New York federal judge ruled in favor of a pair of photographers who launched separate but related copyright infringement suits alleging that well-known appropriation artist Richard Prince stole their work.

  • Law360 Pulse Spotlight On Mid-Law Work

    Wiggin and Dana handling a $1.8 billion aerospace acquisition and Morgan & Morgan winning an interim lead counsel battle lead off this edition of Law360 Pulse's Spotlight On Mid-Law Work, recapping the top matters for Mid-Law firms from Jan. 12 to 26.

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    How Clients Are Contributing To Law Firm Well-Being

    Outside counsel are often trained to respond to email at all hours and deliver on requests from corporate clients posthaste, a culture of on-demand service that has played a part in mental health challenges in the profession. In recent years, though, some clients have begun to push for a paradigm shift.

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    How To Climb From Acting To Permanent GC

    Lawyers who were recently interim general counsel say that successfully serving in the role meant finding ways to make their mark and build their own brand — and doing so in a subtle manner — to land the job permanently.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The legal industry’s busy January continued this week as BigLaw firms elevated attorneys and expanded their reach into growing markets. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    Law Firm Real Estate Report

    January saw a string of notable office moves by national and regional firms across the country as outfits including Blank Rome LLP, Duane Morris LLP and others announced changes to their footprints.

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    1 in 4 Cos. Ban Generative AI Over Privacy, Data Risks

    Privacy has become a critical element of customer trust, with 94% of organizations saying their customers would not buy from them if they did not protect data properly, according to a new study released Thursday.

  • Conn. Adultery Law Voids Diplomat's $582M Win, Ex-Wife Says

    Connecticut law should have barred a Kuwaiti ambassador from suing his ex-wife in a fraud case that netted a judgment of more than $582 million because the claims arose from allegations of adultery, the Connecticut Appellate Court heard Thursday.

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    Why Lawyers Would Benefit From Honing Their 'Rest Ethic'

    The legal field is brimming with people who are intimately familiar with work ethic, but often don't know how to adequately and effectively rest in order to be their most effective selves, according to a Thursday presentation at the Institute for Well-Being in Law's 2024 Virtual Annual Conference.

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    Law Firms Expanded Recruiting Reach Even As Hiring Slowed

    As overall lateral hiring slowed in 2023, a new report from Leopard Solutions found that the top 200 U.S. law firms have continued to extend their recruitment efforts beyond their usual networks, bringing in attorneys from smaller firms at the same rate as their BigLaw counterparts.

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    Murtha Cullina Adds IP Partner In Conn.

    Murtha Cullina LLP has added an experienced intellectual property attorney to its Stamford, Connecticut, office from a full-service intellectual property firm.

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    Robinson & Cole Adds Ex-Eversheds Sutherland Atty In Conn.

    The former head of Eversheds Sutherland's distressed debt and special situations fund group has returned to Connecticut, where he practiced early in his career, as a partner at Robinson & Cole LLP.

  • Bermuda Law Prohibits Arbitrator Removal, 2nd Circ. Told

    A New York federal court properly ruled that it lacked authority to remove the arbitrator presiding over a Bermuda reinsurance arbitration, the reinsurer told the Second Circuit on Wednesday, arguing the counterparty's attempt to revive its petition seeking such a ruling is unsupported by Bermuda law.

  • Conn. Atty Must Withdraw Billing Notices To Rival's Clients

    Stamford, Connecticut-based intellectual property attorney Paul D. Greeley must send corrective messages to a competitor's clients after his firm accidentally sent them allegedly improper billing statements, a Connecticut federal judge ordered Wednesday.

  • 5 Firms Get $3.4M For Scoring Securities Fraud Deal

    A Connecticut state court judge has awarded five law firms nearly $3.2 million in legal fees and close to $215,000 in costs after attorneys spent nearly a decade litigating a $6.75 million securities fraud case across several federal and state trial and appellate court dockets on behalf of an investment banking firm.

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    How 6 States Are Addressing Lawyer Well-Being

    In the years since a groundbreaking 2016 study on lawyer well-being found alarming rates of mental health problems in the legal profession, state bars and supreme courts have amped up efforts to improve lawyer mental health. Well-being leaders in six states shared details of their work at the IWIL 2024 Virtual Annual Conference on Wednesday.

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    Is A Boom In Remote Work Tempering Virtual Firms' Growth?

    Following a period of rapid expansion, the headcount growth at some virtual-oriented law firms has leveled off in recent years, a shift some attribute to the widespread adoption of remote work policies by traditional brick-and-mortar law firms and increased productivity fueled by integrating new technologies.

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    Approach The Bench: Judge Chu On Pioneering Virtual Trials

    In the summer of 2020, Nick Chu, a young justice of the peace in Austin, Texas, made history by presiding over the nation's first virtual criminal jury trial.

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    More Law School Graduates Are Shouldering Loan Debt

    Most law graduates finance their graduate education through loans, and the proportion of law graduates borrowing for law school has increased, according to a Tuesday report from AccessLex Institute.

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    The 2023 Law Firm Culture Survey

    Law360 Pulse partnered with Major Lindsey & Africa to survey attorneys about law firm culture – which aspects are their firms are good at, and what would they like to see more of? Here’s what we found.

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    Why Client Service Is The Most Valued Firm Culture Trait

    When asked about the qualities that inspire positive feelings about their firms' cultures, lawyers pointed to a high priority on client service above all else in a recent survey by legal recruiting firm Major Lindsey & Africa and Law360 Pulse.

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    What Lawyers Really Think About Law Firm Culture

    Here are a few things lawyers had to say when asked to describe their firm’s culture and whether their firms were focusing on the most important cultural priorities.

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