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  • Bipartisan Bill Would Add Judgeships In Colorado And Idaho

    A new bipartisan bill would add two additional district judgeships in Colorado and one in Idaho in an attempt to expedite cases in the growing states' increasingly burdened courts.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    BigLaw began February with a slew of appointments as the industry continued to respond to shifting trends in the legal landscape this week. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    By The Numbers: How Chief Legal Officers See Their World

    The chief legal officers at companies around the world seem to be losing a lot of sleep over privacy and cybersecurity issues, according to how the numbers add up in a survey released this week.

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    Federal Courts See Uptick In Sexual Harassment Complaints

    Last year, there were six complaints of "unwanted, abusive or offensive sexual conduct" by federal judges, marking the most reported incidents since the judiciary began tracking harassment in the 2020 fiscal year.

  • Goodwin Cuts Associates After Reviews Amid Bleak Market

    Goodwin Procter LLP has parted ways with some associates following its annual performance review process, the firm confirmed to Law360 on Thursday, amid a job market that has not been kind to the most junior lawyers.

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    Husch Blackwell's New Leaders Talk Firm Vision And Strategy

    Husch Blackwell's incoming executive board chair Joe Glynias and new CEO Jamie Lawless talk with Law360 Pulse about their strategic visions and goals for the firm.

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    Former Gov. Of Puerto Rico Joins Reed Smith From Steptoe

    Reed Smith LLP announced Thursday that it has hired two partners to its Washington, D.C., and New York offices, including a former governor of Puerto Rico.

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    Kirkland Adds 5 Goodwin Investment Fund Attys In DC

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP said Thursday it is growing its investment funds group with the addition of five attorneys from Goodwin Procter LLP.

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    Porter Wright Adds Four Government Affairs Principals In DC

    Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP has hired four government affairs principals to join the firm's Washington, D.C., office, most of whom worked in public service roles during Barack Obama's presidency, according to a Wednesday announcement.

  • NC Judge In John Edwards Case To Take Senior Status

    Chief Judge Catherine Eagles of the Middle District of North Carolina, who presided over the criminal trial of former senator and presidential candidate John Edwards, will take senior status at the end of the year.

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    Gibbons' Exec Chair Departs After Over 3 Decades With Firm

    Gibbons PC announced on Thursday that a longtime leader who shepherded the firm through a merger, expansions and a rebranding has departed after more than three decades with the firm, including the past 20 years in leadership posts.

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    Freshfields Adds Ex-FTC Commissioner To Antitrust Team In DC

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP has hired the former sole Republican commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission, Christine Wilson, who resigned last year after saying the agency's chair had disregarded due process and the rule of law.

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    Williams Mullen Adds New IP Partner Outside DC

    Williams Mullen has hired an intellectual property partner to join the firm's office in Tysons Corner, Virginia, where he will focus on patent rights and other matters.

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    Haynes Boone Adds Reed Smith's Real Estate Chair In NY

    Haynes and Boone LLP has hired the former chair of Reed Smith LLP's real estate practice group, the firm announced on Wednesday, touting the more than $200 billion in transactions for banking and private equity clients the New York attorney has under his belt.

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    Women GCs In Fortune 500 Are More Diverse Than Men

    Women in the general counsel position at Fortune 500 companies make up a more diverse group than men in the same role, according to an analysis shared with Law360 Pulse on Wednesday, although top corporate lawyers continue to be predominantly white.

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    Jackson Lewis Names Man Group Exec As Chief Talent Officer

    An experienced human resources manager who most recently worked at investment management company Man Group PLC has joined nationwide labor and employment firm Jackson Lewis PC.

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    Calif., Pa. Judge Picks Win Seats Despite Harsh GOP Criticism

    The Senate voted on Wednesday 54-45 to confirm Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Edward Sherriff to the Eastern District of California and 50-49 to confirm U.S. Magistrate Judge Karoline Mehalchick to the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

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    'Mind-Blowing' Spending On High Court Races Follows Dobbs

    Spending on state Supreme Court elections has been rising for years, but those courts' increased role in fights over issues like abortion and gerrymandering has pushed that spending to an unprecedented level, according to a new report.

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    After Lackluster 2022, DC Firms Showed 'Turnaround' In 2023

    Washington, D.C.-based law firms made a comeback in 2023 after lagging behind other legal markets the year before, according to survey results released Wednesday.

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    Offit Kurman Names New Firmwide Managing Principal

    A 12-year veteran of Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law has been tapped as firmwide managing principal, according to an announcement Tuesday.

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    O'Melveny DEI Head On How Language Can Foster Belonging

    O'Melveny & Myers LLP's director of diversity and engagement, Bendita Malakia, talks about how language plays a critical role in DEI efforts and improving a sense of belonging at law firms.

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    Attys Identify Trust As Key Barrier To Generative AI Adoption

    The overwhelming majority of legal leaders who work for law firms and corporations don't trust generative artificial intelligence tools, and there's also a divide between the two groups on the use of this innovative technology, a new survey has found.

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    Husch Blackwell Taps Employment Veteran As Chair-Elect

    Husch Blackwell LLP announced Wednesday it has appointed a veteran employment partner based in St. Louis as the firm's upcoming executive board chair, effective April 1.

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    Davis Wright Taps New Partners In Charge In DC, California

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP has tapped two new partners-in-charge for its Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Culver City, California, offices, with one of those attorneys being the firm's first Asian American to serve as a partner-in-charge.

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    Aviation Expert Returns To Crowell & Moring In DC

    An aviation attorney and former Department of Transportation regulator has moved her practice back to Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C., office after leaving the firm eight years ago, as she continues her focus on assisting clients with issues including compliance, investigations and commercial transactions.

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