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A pair of Georgia election workers to whom Rudy Giuliani is supposed to pay $148 million for libel objected Thursday to the former New York City mayor's request for a partial lift of an automatic stay in his bankruptcy case so that he can appeal the judgment.
A pair of storm-damaged Florida condos asked the Eleventh Circuit to make Empire Indemnity Insurance Co. pay its legal fees of over $25,000 after a panel refused jurisdiction in one of the insurer's many ongoing battles against hurricane damage appraisal in the state.
Gov. Ron DeSantis only has one more week to petition for a rehearing after the Eleventh Circuit reinstated ousted State Attorney Andrew Warren's lawsuit last week, despite the governor's concern doing so could lead to "chaos and uncertainty" with the potential for multiple leadership shake-ups in the office this year.
A Georgia judge has ordered a hearing next month on the explosive claims made by a former Donald Trump campaign official who alleged last week that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and the special prosecutor she tapped to help bring the high-profile election interference case against the former president are engaged in a "clandestine" personal relationship.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP announced a reorganization and relaunch of its international arbitration and dispute resolution practice following last year's merger with Chicago firm Freeborn & Peters.
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.
Special counsel Jack Smith should be forced to hand over what Donald Trump insists is "evidence of collusion" by the Biden administration, the DOJ, intelligence agencies and even a Georgia district attorney's office involved in the prosecution of the former president over allegations that he swiped classified documents, Trump told a Florida federal judge Tuesday.
Aveanna Healthcare's chief legal officer will leave the company in March with regular severance payments worth 12 months' salary and a $240,000 bonus, according to a Wednesday regulatory filing.
The Supreme Court of Georgia on Wednesday disbarred an attorney who was accused by former clients of stealing their money through fraud and "systematic violations" of the proper protocols for handling their settlement funds.
Burr & Forman LLP has disclosed a data security incident that impacted some personal identifiable information of its clients related to hospital and healthcare service.
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.
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.
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.
A hack allegedly carried out by co-defendants of former President Donald Trump in the Georgia election interference case took center stage Tuesday during the second week of trial in the lawsuit over whether Georgia's voting machines are so vulnerable to security issues that they violate voters' rights.
Holland & Knight LLP announced Tuesday that it had brought on a client development director who previously advised at Goodwin Proctor LLP and Cooley LLP.
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.
A Georgia attorney is suing the Atlanta-based intellectual property firm where he used to work, claiming the firm cut his hours and then fired him after he returned from his annual two-week tour of duty with the Air Force Reserve, in violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.
A finance attorney with a niche practice in the entertainment industry advising banks on complex media transactions has joined North Carolina-based Moore & Van Allen PLLC after two and a half years at Mayer Brown LLP.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on Friday demanded information from the special prosecutor tapped by Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis for her election interference case against former president Donald Trump, days after allegations filed in court said Willis and the lawyer are in a "clandestine" relationship.
Attorneys representing former President Donald Trump and his co-defendants in the Georgia election interference case argued in court Friday that the indictment alleging violations of the state's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act must be thrown out, with one lawyer saying the law doesn't apply to "civil disobedience."
Atlanta-based Hall Booth Smith LLP announced its largest partner promotion class over the last few years as the firm said it elevated 15 attorneys to partnership in a wide variety of practice groups and office locations.
Atlanta-based risk management company Riskonnect announced this week the acquisition of technology provider Ventiv Technology, adding expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning to the company.
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.
A Georgia state judge has given the green light to a defamation suit brought by a conservative talk radio host claiming OpenAI's ChatGPT product published false legal information about him, rejecting the company's bid to toss the case.
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.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can Recalcitrant Attys Use Social Media?
Social media can be intimidating for reluctant lawyers but it can also be richly rewarding, as long as attorneys remember that professional accounts will always reflect on their firms and colleagues, and follow some best practices to avoid embarrassment, says Sean Marotta at Hogan Lovells.
Neville Eisenberg and Mark Grayson at BCLP explain how they sped up contract execution for one client by replacing email with a centralized, digital tool for negotiations and review, and how the principles they adhered to can be helpful for other law firms looking to improve poorly managed contract management processes.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can Firms Coach Associates Remotely?
Practicing law through virtual platforms will likely persist even after the pandemic, so law firms and senior lawyers should consider refurbishing their associate mentoring programs to facilitate personal connections, professionalism and effective training in a remote environment, says Carol Goodman at Herrick Feinstein.
As the U.S. observes Autism Acceptance Month, autistic attorney Haley Moss describes the societal barriers and stereotypes that keep neurodivergent lawyers from disclosing their disabilities, and how law firms can better accommodate and level the playing field for attorneys whose minds work outside of the prescribed norm.
Many legal technology vendors now sell artificial intelligence and machine learning tools at a premium price tag, but law firms must take the time to properly evaluate them as not all offerings generate process efficiencies or even use the technologies advertised, says Steven Magnuson at Ballard Spahr.
While chief legal officers are increasingly involved in creating corporate diversity, inclusion and anti-bigotry policies, all lawyers have a responsibility to be discrimination busters and bias interrupters regardless of the title they hold, says Veta T. Richardson at the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Every lawyer can begin incorporating aspects of software development in their day-to-day practice with little to no changes in their existing tools or workflow, and legal organizations that take steps to encourage this exploration of programming can transform into tech incubators, says George Zalepa at Greenberg Traurig.
As junior associates increasingly report burnout, work-life conflict and loneliness during the pandemic, law firms should take tangible actions to reduce the stigma around seeking help, and to model desired well-being behaviors from the top down, say Stacey Whiteley at the New York State Bar Association and Robin Belleau at Kirkland.
As clients increasingly want law firms to serve as innovation platforms, firms must understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach — the key is a nimble innovation function focused on listening and knowledge sharing, says Mark Brennan at Hogan Lovells.
In addition to establishing their brand from scratch, women who start their own law firms must overcome inherent bias against female lawyers and convince prospective clients to put aside big-firm preferences, says Joel Stern at the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms.
Jane Jeong at Cooley shares how grueling BigLaw schedules and her own perfectionism emotionally bankrupted her, and why attorneys struggling with burnout should consider making small changes to everyday habits.
Black Americans make up a disproportionate percentage of the incarcerated population but are underrepresented among elected prosecutors, so the legal community — from law schools to prosecutor offices — must commit to addressing these disappointing demographics, says Erika Gilliam-Booker at the National Black Prosecutors Association.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can Associates Deal With Overload?
Young lawyers overwhelmed with a crushing workload must tackle the problem on two fronts — learning how to say no, and understanding how to break down projects into manageable parts, says Jay Harrington at Harrington Communications.
Law firms could combine industrial organizational psychology and machine learning to study prospective hires' analytical thinking, stress response and similar attributes — which could lead to recruiting from a more diverse candidate pool, say Ali Shahidi and Bess Sully at Sheppard Mullin.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can Associates Seek More Assignments?
In the first installment of Law360 Pulse's career advice guest column, Meela Gill at Weil offers insights on how associates can ask for meaningful work opportunities at their firms without sounding like they are begging.