Delaware 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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    Younger Attys Are Looking For More From Law Firm Culture

    Younger attorneys are looking for better policies around attorney well-being and work-life balance, more diversity, and more mentorship and training from their law firms, according to the results of a new survey.

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    Stradley Ronon Taps Veteran Litigator As New Firm Leader

    Longtime Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP attorney Michael D. O'Mara has moved into his new position as the firm's managing partner as part of a succession plan that started a year ago.

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    Law360 Names Firms Of The Year

    Eight law firms have earned spots as Law360's Firms of the Year, with 55 Practice Group of the Year awards among them, steering some of the largest deals of 2023 and securing high-profile litigation wins, including at the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Law360 Names Practice Groups Of The Year

    Law360 would like to congratulate the winners of its Practice Groups of the Year awards for 2023, which honor the attorney teams behind litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry this past year.

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    Law360's Legal Lions Of The Week

    Desmarais LLP and The Dacus Firm PC secured a $57 million trial verdict for genetic testing company Ravgen in a closely watched infringement trial, topping this week's list of Law360 Legal Lions.

  • Joonko Ex-CEO Sues In Del. For Legal Fees Related To Probe

    The former CEO of AI-powered employee recruitment venture Joonko Diversity Inc. has sued the company for legal fee advancement in Delaware's Court of Chancery, alleging corporate failure to cover attorney expenses that total more than $300,000 and are still rising, related to still-under-wraps investigations.

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    What GCs Think About Women Associates Outnumbering Men

    In the days since data showed that women surpassed men as associates, general counsel have urged their law firm colleagues not to lose sight of the entire picture, which continues to show the genders aren't close to equal representation at higher levels.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    This was another busy week for attorneys as former President Donald Trump’s legal woes continued and BigLaw firms expanded their practices, headcounts and reach. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    Linde Says 'Earnings' Isn't Ambiguous In 3rd Circ. Benefit Suit

    Linde North America told the Third Circuit this week that it shouldn't revive a retirement benefits lawsuit from the company's former general counsel-turned-whistleblower in which he claimed his former employer had ripped him off for more than $100,000 in benefits, in part because he believes ambiguity surrounds the term "earnings" in the company retirement program. 

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    20 Judicial Noms Advance To Full Senate After Heavy Debate

    Twenty of President Joe Biden's judicial nominations that were resubmitted to the Senate at the beginning of the year advanced out of committee Thursday, some with bipartisan support and others despite staunch Republican opposition — with particularly heavy debate on Third Circuit candidate Adeel Mangi.

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    SEC-Focused Philly Boutique Levan Legal Joins Dailey

    Levan Legal LLC, a Philadelphia-based boutique firm with expertise in defending U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigations, is bringing its four attorneys to 10-attorney Philadelphia-based firm Dailey LLP, the firms announced this week.

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    Giuliani Cos., Ex-Atty Want Hunter Biden's Privacy Suit Tossed

    Rudy Giuliani's former lawyer and entities associated with the former New York City mayor are urging a California federal judge to toss a suit filed by Hunter Biden accusing them of violating cybersecurity laws by disseminating data from his laptop.

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    Saul Ewing Cannabis Pro Takes Seat On Firm Exec Committee

    Saul Ewing LLP announced Thursday that it has elected a Chicago-based partner to its nine-member executive committee.

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    Office Snapshot: Paul Weiss Moves To New Digs In Delaware

    Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP has moved into a new office in Delaware, in a space that is closer to the state's esteemed Chancery Court and has more updated features, firm representatives told Law360 Pulse.

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    McCollom D'Emilio Adds Trust And Estate Pro From Boutique

    Delaware law firm McCollom D'Emilio Smith Uebler LLC has announced the hiring of an experienced trusts and estates attorney who was the founding partner of Martin & Lunger PA, bringing its attorney roster to 16.

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    Freeman Mathis Rings In '24 With New Seattle, Del. Offices

    Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP is opening its first Pacific Northwest office and adding a new location on the Eastern Seaboard, bringing its national presence to three dozen offices in 21 states, the litigation firm recently announced.

  • Sanctions Loom As Del. Judge Probes Patent Suit Origins

    A Delaware federal judge said Wednesday he would refer one attorney to the state bar's disciplinary counsel and give an Illinois lawyer 30 days to head off a similar referral, the latest turn of a wide-ranging court probe of third-party patent litigation control and funding in the state.

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    3 Factors Firms Must Consider Before Building Gen AI Apps

    Many legal tech companies have released generative artificial intelligence tools, but some law firms have decided the best way to leverage this technology is by creating their own tools. Law firm leaders and consultants spoke with Law360 Pulse about what firms should consider before building their own applications.

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    Flurry Of Moves Kicks Off 2024: BigLaw's January Shake-Ups

    During the first two weeks of January the legal industry was inundated with news of large group hires, law firm combinations and high profile lateral partner departures. Here, Law360 Pulse looks at the flurry of movement that kicked off 2024.

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    How Law Firms Can Build Engagement To Avoid Atty Burnout

    Former BigLaw professional development leader Tracy LaLonde founded the consultancy Joychiever in 2020 to help law firms deepen employee commitment, boost productivity and alleviate burnout.

  • Prosecutors Rebuff Hunter Biden's 'Meritless' Dismissal Bids

    Federal prosecutors on Tuesday pushed back against the myriad arguments Hunter Biden has made in his fight against the felony firearm charges he's facing, slamming them as "meritless" and saying that the evidence against the president's son is "overwhelming."

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    Why Law Firms Are Dropping Names To Rebrand

    More and more law firms are dropping names from their brands to simply be referred to by a single name, as a number of firms have made the change over the past year.

  • Law360 Pulse Spotlight On Mid-Law Work

    Kessler Topaz beating out two firms to become lead counsel in a proposed class action against Wells Fargo and Fredrikson & Byron's lobbying arm's new relationship with a cooperative business interest group lead this edition of Law360 Pulse's Spotlight On Mid-Law Work, recapping the top matters for Mid-Law firms from Jan. 1 to 12.

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    Researchers Find Legal Errors 'Pervasive' In Top AI Models

    Large language models regularly give incorrect responses when asked legal questions, making it crucial for this technology to be supervised when used in law practice, according to a recently published study by researchers at Stanford University's RegLab and Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.

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Expert Analysis

  • BigLaw Vs. Mid-Law Summer Programs: The Pros And Cons Author Photo

    There are major differences between BigLaw and Mid-Law summer associate programs, and each approach can learn something from the other in terms of structure and scheduling, the on-the-job learning opportunities provided, and the social experiences offered, says Anna Tison at Brooks Pierce.

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    Ask A Mentor: How Do I Take Time Off? Author Photo

    David Kouba at Arnold & Porter discusses how attorneys can prioritize mental health leave and vacation despite work-related barriers to taking time off.

  • Law Firms Must Prioritize Mental Health In Internal Comms Author Photo

    The traditional structure of law firms, with their compartmentalization into silos, is an inherent challenge to mental wellness, so partners and senior lawyers should take steps to construct and disseminate internal action plans and encourage open dialogue, says Elizabeth Ortega at ECO Strategic Communications.

  • Our Current Approach To Trial Advocacy Training Is Lacking Author Photo

    The key to trial advocacy is persuasion, but current training programs focus almost entirely on technique, making it imperative that lawyers are taught to be effective storytellers and to connect with their audiences, says Chris Arledge at Ellis George.

  • How Women In Law Can Advance Toward Leadership Roles Author Photo

    Female attorneys in leadership roles inspire other women to pursue similar opportunities in a male-dominated field, and for those who aspire to lead, prioritizing collaboration, inclusivity and integrity is key, says Kim Yelkin at Foley & Lardner.

  • The Case That Took Me From Prosecutor To Defense Attorney Author Photo

    Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Moira Penza, now at Wilkinson Stekloff, recalls the challenges of her first case as a civil defense attorney — a multibillion-dollar multidistrict class action against Allergan — and the lessons she learned about building rapport in the courtroom and with co-counsel.

  • The Importance Of Legal Macroeconomics Education For Attys Author Photo

    Most legal professionals lack understanding of the macroeconomic trends unique to the legal industry, like the rising cost of law school and legal services, which contributes to an unfair and inaccessible justice system, so law school courses and continuing legal education requirements in this area are essential, says Bob Glaves at the Chicago Bar Foundation.

  • What ABA Student Well-Being Standards Mean For Law Firms Author Photo

    While the American Bar Association's recent amendments to its law school accreditation standards around student well-being could have gone further, legal industry employers have much to learn from the ABA's move and the well-being movement that continues to gain traction in law schools, says David Jaffe at the American University Washington College of Law.

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    Ask A Mentor: How Do I Build Rapport In New In-House Role? Author Photo

    Tim Parilla at LinkSquares explains how new in-house lawyers can start developing relationships with colleagues both within and outside their legal departments in order to expand their networks, build their brands and carve their paths to leadership positions.

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    Piper Hoffman and Will Lowrey at Animal Outlook lay out suggestions for attorneys to maximize the value of their pro bono efforts, from crafting engagement letters to balancing workloads — and they explain how these principles can foster a more rewarding engagement for both lawyers and nonprofits.

  • 7 Ways Attys Can Improve Their LinkedIn Summaries Author Photo

    Lawyers can use LinkedIn to strengthen their thought leadership position, generate new business, explore career opportunities, and better position themselves and their firms in search results by writing a well-composed, optimized summary that demonstrates their knowledge and experience, says Guy Alvarez at Good2bSocial.

  • How Law Firms And Attys Can Combat Imposter Syndrome Author Photo

    Imposter syndrome is rampant in the legal profession, especially among lawyers from underrepresented backgrounds, leading to missed opportunities and mental health issues — but firms can provide support in numerous ways, and attorneys can use therapeutic strategies to quiet their inner critic, says Helen Pamely at Rosling King.

  • The Law Firm Qualities Partners Seek In Lateral Moves Author Photo

    In 2022, partners considering lateral moves have new priorities, and firms that hope to recruit top talent will need to communicate their strategy for growth, engage on hot issues like origination credit and diversity initiatives, and tailor their integration plans toward expanding partners’ client base, says Gloria Sandrino at Lateral Link.

  • Small Steps Can Help Employers Beat Attorney Burnout Author Photo

    Lawyers are experiencing burnout on a massive, unprecedented scale due to the pandemic, but law firms and institutional players can and should make a difference by focusing on small, practical solutions that protect their attorneys’ most precious personal resource and professional commodity — time, says Chad Sarchio, president of the District of Columbia Bar.

  • The Evolving Role Of The Law Firm Legal Secretary Author Photo

    Technological shifts during the pandemic and beyond should force firms to rethink how legal secretaries can not only better support timekeepers but also participate in elevating client service, bifurcating the role into an administrative support position and a more elevated practice support role, says Lauren Chung at HBR Consulting.

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