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    Legal Industry Adds 2,700 Jobs In February

    Employment in the U.S. legal sector rebounded in February, showing a slight increase following a decline at the beginning of the year, according to preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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    Tax Specialist Joins Dinsmore In Washington

    An attorney who carved out a specialty advising clients on the low-income housing tax credit has moved her practice to Dinsmore & Shohl LLP's Washington, D.C., office, where she will expand her client base to include property developers.

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    Harvard Law Releases 40M Pages Of Digitized Case Law

    Harvard Law School's Library Innovation Lab is releasing nearly 40 million pages of scanned case law for free as part of the Caselaw Access Project, a public-private partnership between the innovation lab and legal tech startup Ravel Law.

  • Beltway Moves: Norton Rose, Paul Hastings, IRS

    Antitrust and the life sciences were areas of focus in the Washington, D.C., legal market in recent weeks, with team leadership hires made by firms such as Norton Rose Fulbright, Paul Hastings LLP and Crowell & Moring International LLC.

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    By The Numbers: Why Associates Stay At Their Firms

    After a flood of associates left their firms in search of greener pastures as part of the "talent wars" of the early 2020s, the National Association for Law Placement wanted to know what made other early-career attorneys decide instead to stay put. Here, Law360 Pulse takes a look at how compensation, work-life balance, and a dozen other factors helped play a role.

  • Ambrose Mills Adds IP Expert From Sterne Kessler In Virginia

    Ambrose Mills & Lazarow PLLC, a corporate and IP boutique, has hired an intellectual property attorney from Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox LLP who focuses on patent matters and brings over a decade of experience, Ambrose Mills announced Thursday.

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    Military Spouses Are Untapped Pool Of Attorney Talent

    Service members' spouses in the legal profession present a massive well of untapped talent, though balancing a law career with their families' service to the country can be challenging, attorneys working in and with this community tell Law360 Pulse.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The legal industry marked the beginning of March with another busy week as BigLaw firms made new hires and adjusted their practices.

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    Norton Rose AI Leader Talks Mixed Terrain For 'Evolving' Tech

    As head of Norton Rose Fulbright's new artificial intelligence practice team in the U.S., Chuck Hollis said he and other firm attorneys are aiming to guide corporate clients through their use of the "constantly evolving" technology amid differing regulations across the globe.

  • Petition Watch: Student Athletes, Oil Spills & Preemption

    The U.S. Supreme Court receives thousands of petitions for review each term, but only a few make the news. Here, Law360 looks at four petitions filed in the past three weeks that you might've missed: questions over whether student athletes have a business interest in being eligible to play college sports, how much oil is needed to qualify as an oil spill, whether an exemption to the Fourth Amendment applies to artificial intelligence and whether consumers can sue drug companies under state law for violating federal regulations.

  • Jurors In NY Trump Trial Will Be Anonymous Except To Parties

    A New York state judge ruled Thursday that jurors in Donald Trump's criminal hush-money case will remain anonymous to the public, but said the former president, the Manhattan district attorney and their counsel and consultants would know the jurors' names and addresses.

  • Senate Tees Up 5 More Judge Picks Despite GOP Resistance

    The Senate Judiciary Committee voted out five judicial nominees on Thursday, which includes various historic firsts for diversity.

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    And The Oscars' Legal Questions Go To ... John Quinn

    When he was the general counsel to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Quinn Emanuel founding partner John Quinn attended the Oscars dozens of times, and he did so with a copy of the broadcast network contract tucked into his tuxedo pocket.

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    Equity Concerns Follow Mass Torts' March Into Bankruptcy

    After decades of suffering and waiting, a group of more than 82,000 childhood sexual abuse survivors recently reached a $2.5 billion bankruptcy settlement with the Boy Scouts of America and related groups. Yet the survivors may once again be in suspense.

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    Baker Botts Adds Stoel Rives Energy Finance Partner In DC

    Baker Botts LLP has added a partner from Stoel Rives LLP, who joins the firm in Washington, D.C., to continue his practice focused on advising private lenders and multilateral development banks in a range of energy-related transactional matters, the firm recently announced.

  • Latham Passes Skadden As Busiest Securities Defense Firm

    Despite a downward trend in securities case filings over the past three years, Latham & Watkins LLP has remained one of the most active law firms on the defense side, taking over the top spot from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, according to reports released by Lex Machina.

  • LGBTQ Group Seeks High Court Help To Host Drag Show

    A LGBTQ student group at West Texas A&M University has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in a First Amendment dispute and allow it to host a charity drag show on campus, arguing the university president's decision to prohibit the event is unconstitutional several times over.

  • Trump Mocks Hush Money Case As 'Deluded Fantasy'

    Counsel for former President Donald Trump has branded the hush money charges against him as a "deluded fantasy," arguing that the Manhattan district attorney is framing the New York state court case as a conspiracy to undermine the 2016 election despite it being a "narrow business records case."

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    Quinn Emanuel's 2nd $185M Fee Bid Blasted As 'Indefensible'

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP's second attempt to win $185 million in attorney fees in $3.7 billion litigation over the Affordable Care Act still fails to justify the "indefensible" amount and barely pays "lip service" to a reevaluation ordered by the Federal Circuit, health insurers told the federal claims court.

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    Founder Of Mayer Brown Gov't Contracts Practice Dies

    Mayer Brown LLP is mourning the loss of the founder and chair of its government contracts practice, Marcia G. Madsen, who is being remembered as a formidable litigator and supportive role model to other attorneys.

  • High Court To Close Out Term With Trump Immunity Dispute

    The U.S. Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it will hear oral arguments over former President Donald Trump's claim that he is immune from federal charges related to interfering in the 2020 presidential election on April 25.

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    Geico Brings On Ex-Wells Fargo Atty As New Legal Chief

    Insurance company Geico announced Wednesday that its new chief legal officer is a former Wells Fargo attorney with a regulatory background and more than a decade of experience as in-house counsel.

  • IRS Targeted Atty In Bank Records Suit, Justices Told

    The Internal Revenue Service violated an attorney's free speech rights by targeting him based on a tax analysis he posted online, he argued in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider overturning a ruling allowing the agency to obtain his bank account information.

  • Supreme Court Seeks $19.4M Budget Increase For Security

    The U.S. Supreme Court is asking Congress for an additional $19.4 million in funding for fiscal year 2025 to increase the court's police force and take over responsibility for protecting the justices' residences from the U.S. Marshals Service.

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    The Firms Charging Into Secondary Cities As BigLaw Retreats

    While top-tier firms have recently tapered their migration to secondary legal markets, firm leaders and recruiters say these locations continue to hold appeal for midtier firms, citing advantages such as lower expenses and competitive billing rates.

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