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Troutman Pepper attorneys in the firm's Atlanta office have followed a "sense of service" in becoming involved with the greater Georgia community, a mentality that Charlie Peeler says he aims to continue in his new role as office managing partner.
Following the relaunch of its international arbitration dispute resolution practice, announced last week, Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP has added a former King & Spalding LLP attorney with deep experience in cross-border commercial and investment disputes to the group.
U.S. Circuit Judge Charles Wilson of the Eleventh Circuit will take senior status upon confirmation of his successor, but no earlier than Dec. 31.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A cybersecurity expert testified Monday in a trial over the future of Georgia's election system that certain hacks that could be carried out on voting machines widely used in the state aren't detectable through tests typically used to ensure voting equipment is functioning properly.
A Georgia judge on Monday scuttled an effort to force Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to sit for a deposition in the divorce case of Nathan Wade, the special prosecutor Willis appointed to the election interference case against former President Donald Trump.
A former diversity and inclusion administrator for Alston & Bird LLP has dropped his overtime and retaliation claims against the firm roughly a year after a Georgia federal judge sent the case to arbitration.
An Atlanta man who was set to be sentenced Monday for running a $12 million tax refund fraud scheme scored a last-minute delay and asked a federal judge to throw out his conviction after obtaining testimony he said shows federal prosecutors concealed evidence minimizing his role in the alleged crime.
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 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.
Special prosecutor Nathan Wade, who was tapped by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to help bring the high-profile election interference case against former President Donald Trump, paid for flights for his and Willis' trips to San Francisco and Miami, according to records filed Friday in Georgia state court.
The Georgia judge overseeing the election interference case supervised negotiations on Friday between local government agencies and a defendant in the state's case who wants election records he believes could show Trump won Georgia's 2020 election and free him from prosecution.
Ex-Fugees rapper Prakazrel Samuel "Pras" Michel has denied all wrongdoing to the Georgia federal court that is overseeing a lawsuit accusing him of fraudulently selling his music catalog while it was being held as collateral on a $6.5 million loan.
Lawyers for Rudy Giuliani on Friday won a New York bankruptcy court's approval to pursue a new trial for $148 million in damages he was ordered to pay for defaming two Georgia poll workers.
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.
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Clark wants the Eleventh Circuit to disentangle him from the Georgia state court election racketeering case, claiming that bias against former President Donald Trump has tainted what should be a "no brainer" argument — that his former status as a federal official should allow him to fight the charges in federal court.
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.
O'Hagan Meyer on Thursday announced its plans to set up shop in Atlanta, bringing on two Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP attorneys to aid the launch.
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.
The Special Counsel's Office on Thursday urged a Florida federal judge to reject former President Donald Trump's recent discovery request in the criminal case over allegedly mishandled classified documents, slamming Trump's motion alleging interagency collusion as "replete with mischaracterizations and baseless arguments."
During the second week of trial over the future of Georgia's election system, an expert on Thursday demonstrated how a $10 smart card, a USB drive or a pen can be used to install malware, change ballots and grant individuals "super-user" access to the electronic in-person voting machines used by Georgians on election day.
OpinionWe Need More Professional Diversity In The Federal Judiciary
With the current overrepresentation of former corporate lawyers on the federal bench, the Biden administration must prioritize professional diversity in judicial nominations and consider lawyers who have represented workers, consumers and patients, says Navan Ward, president of the American Association for Justice.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Do I Retire Without Creating Chaos?
Retired attorney Vernon Winters explains how lawyers can thoughtfully transition into retirement while protecting their firms’ interests and allaying clients' fears, with varying approaches that turn on the nature of one's practice, client relationships and law firm management.
Narges Kakalia at Mintz recounts her journey from litigation partner to director of diversity, equity and inclusion at the firm, explaining how the challenges she faced as a female lawyer of color shaped her transition and why attorneys’ unique skill sets make them well suited for diversity leadership roles.
Navigating the legal world as an Asian American lawyer comes with unique challenges — from cultural stereotypes to a perceived lack of leadership skills — but finding good mentors and treating mentorship as a two-way street can help junior lawyers overcome some of the hurdles and excel, say attorneys at Paul Weiss.
As the need for pro bono services continues to grow in tandem with the pandemic, attorneys should assess their mental well-being and look for symptoms of secondary traumatic stress, while law firms must carefully manage their public service programs and provide robust mental health services to employees, says William Silverman at Proskauer.
As more law firms develop their own legal services centers to serve as both a source of flexible personnel and technological innovation, they can further enhance the effectiveness by fostering a consistent and cohesive team and allowing for experimentation with new technologies from an established baseline, say attorneys at Hogan Lovells.
Amid pandemic-era shifts in education, law schools and other stakeholders should consider the wide geographic and demographic reach of Juris Doctor programs with both online and in-person learning options, and educators should think through the various ways hybrid programs can be structured, says Stephen Burnett at All Campus.
BigLaw has the unique opportunity to hit refresh post-pandemic and enhance attorney satisfaction by adopting practices that smaller firms naturally employ — including work assignment policies that can provide junior attorneys steady professional development, says Michelle Genet Bernstein at Mark Migdal.
In order to attract and retain the rising millennial generation's star talent, law firms should break free of the annual review system and train lawyers of all seniority levels to solicit and share frequent and informal feedback, says Betsy Miller at Cohen Milstein.
Lawyers can take several steps to redress the lack of adequate LGBTQ representation on the bench and its devastating impact on litigants and counsel in the community, says Janice Grubin, co-chair of the Judiciary Committee at the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York.
Krill Strategies’ Patrick Krill, who co-authored a new study that revealed alarming levels of stress, hazardous drinking and associated gender disparities among practicing attorneys, highlights how legal employers can confront the underlying risk factors as both warnings and opportunities in the post-COVID-19 era.
While international agreements for space law have remained relatively unchanged since their creation decades ago, the rapid pace of change in U.S. laws and policies is creating opportunities for both new and veteran lawyers looking to break into this exciting realm, in either the private sector or government, says Michael Dodge at the University of North Dakota.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: What Makes A Successful Summer Associate?
Navigating a few densely packed weeks at a law firm can be daunting for summer associates, but those who are prepared to seize opportunities and not afraid to ask questions will be set up for success, says Julie Crisp at Latham.
Law firms can attract the right summer associate candidates and help students see what makes a program unique by using carefully crafted messaging and choosing the best ambassadors to deliver it, says Tamara McClatchey, director of career services at the University of Chicago Law School.
OpinionJudges Deserve Congress' Commitment To Their Safety
Following the tragic attack on U.S. District Judge Esther Salas' family last summer and amid rising threats against the judiciary, legislation protecting federal judges' personal information and enhancing security measures at courthouses is urgently needed, says U.S. District Judge Roslynn Mauskopf, director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.