Georgia Pulse

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    Morgan & Morgan Can Appeal Ga. Malpractice Claims

    Morgan & Morgan PA on Friday convinced the Georgia Court of Appeals to take on its challenge to a trial court decision rejecting the firm's bid to compel arbitration of malpractice claims against its subsidiaries from a couple over an underlying car wreck case.

  • 11th Circ. Affirms Retainer Malpractice Suit Came Too Late

    The Eleventh Circuit has affirmed that a tenant who successfully defended against fraudulent copyright claims leveled by her landlord, a part owner of the Miami Heat basketball team, was too late in filing a malpractice claim against her legal counsel in the matter, whom she accused of misleading her into signing, then breaching a bad contract.

  • Lowenstein Sandler Gives Young Associates Bump In Pay

    Junior associates at Lowenstein Sandler LLP will be rewarded this year with pay raises that match the prevailing Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP scale.

  • Law360's Legal Lions Of The Week

    Covington & Burling LLP secured the top spot on this week's list of Legal Lions after a New York federal judge permanently tossed a proposed class action Tuesday against its client over a Tide laundry detergent label.

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    Legal Industry Added 4,500 Jobs In December

    The U.S. legal services sector continued to trend positive in the area of job growth, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday.

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    Nelson Mullins' Leader Begins New Term Eyeing More Growth

    As he kicks off another three-year term as Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's managing partner, James K. Lehman told Law360 on Friday he is focused on continuing to grow the national firm as well as helping prepare its next generation of leadership.

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    New Ballard Chair Sees Leadership Lessons In His M&A Work

    Peter Michaud starts his three-year term as chair of Ballard Spahr LLP with an eye toward growth and innovation. The Minneapolis-based attorney talked to Law360 Pulse earlier this week about how his background in transactions can inform his leadership role.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    Legal industry news started off with a bang in 2024, with a mass partner departure, more law firm raise and bonus announcements, and a law firm combination, all in the first week of the year. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    Duane Morris Taps Longtime Atty As New Health Leader

    Duane Morris LLP has selected a Philadelphia-based attorney who has spent the last two decades with the firm to be the next chair of its health law practice group.

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    Legal Industry Rings In 2024 With A Wave Of New Leaders

    As the calendar turns to a new year, the legal industry welcomes a wave of fresh leaders who are ready to steer their law firms into an era of change.

  • Ga. Public Defender Says 'Buzzwords' Fall Short In Bias Case

    A Georgia public defender's office urged a federal judge on Wednesday to free it from a former Augusta public defender's discrimination and retaliation suit, saying the "buzzwords" she used to report the alleged mistreatment did not adequately communicate that she believed she was being mistreated due to her race and gender.

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    Maynard Nexsen's First Shareholder Class Promotes 13 Attys

    Southeast-based firm Maynard Nexsen PC has promoted 13 attorneys to shareholder across seven offices, the first round of promotions since the firm was created in spring 2023 from the merger of Maynard Cooper & Gale PC and Nexsen Pruet.

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    Hunton Latest Firm To Announce Raises, Bonuses

    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has reportedly fallen in line with the scale Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP set for both bonuses and salary increases.

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    Litigators Dominate In Alston & Bird's 27-Partner Class

    Alston & Bird LLP unveiled a partner class larger than last year's on Thursday, promoting 27 attorneys across six offices and 11 practice groups.

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    Troutman Pepper Adds Chief Counsel To Ga. Gov.

    The executive counsel to Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp is set to join Troutman Pepper to lead the firm's regulatory and economic investment practice in the Peach State, the firm announced Thursday.

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    Law Schools Adjusting Applications After Harvard Ruling

    Law schools have overhauled their application processes in the aftermath of this summer's U.S. Supreme Court decisions that terminated race-based affirmative action in college admissions, adding essay questions and more in-person interviews, legal education experts tell Law360 Pulse.

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    Ga. Legislators Try To Revive Oversight Of 'Rogue' DAs

    A group of Georgia state senators this week proposed legislation that would allow a prosecutorial oversight commission to become operational in the wake of a state Supreme Court decision that left the new commission at a standstill.

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    King & Spalding Offers Up Cravath-Sized Pay Raises

    King & Spalding LLP is the latest law firm to join more than 70 other law firms to dole out base pay increases for associates in line with those implemented by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP in November.

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    Adams And Reese Exec Committee Chair Elected For 6th Time

    Adams and Reese LLP has reelected its executive committee chair, who has spent over 25 years with the firm, to his sixth term in that position, according to a Tuesday announcement.

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    How Firms Weigh Privacy Concerns When Publicizing Wins

    Small litigation firms and solo practitioners, particularly on the plaintiffs side, rely heavily on their successful trial verdicts and big settlements as marketing tools for getting their name out to clients. But lawyers need to weigh this brand-building opportunity with protecting their client’s privacy and fostering trust.

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    The 6 Biggest Law Firm Combinations Of 2023

    The amount of large U.S. law firm combinations increased substantially in 2023 compared to the previous three years, with six tie-ups announced where the smaller partner was made up of 100 or more lawyers.

  • Meadows Asks Full 11th Circ. To Rethink Election Case Ruling

    Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows asked the full Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday to reconsider its decision rejecting his bid to move his Georgia election interference case to federal court, while also revealing his newly expanded legal team.

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    Holland & Knight Keeps Up Diversity Run, Adding 46 Partners

    Holland & Knight LLP on Tuesday announced a class of 46 new partners effective Jan. 1, with 57% of the new partners coming from underrepresented groups in the legal profession.

  • Georgia DA Open Records Case Heads To State High Court

    The Supreme Court of Georgia recently decided it will weigh in on whether district attorneys are subject to the Peach State's open records law in an appeal from an embattled prosecutor, who claimed immunity from a lawsuit accusing her of withholding and destroying official documents.

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    Latham Matching Cravath Salary Scale For Associates

    Latham & Watkins LLP is the latest BigLaw firm to announce it will meet the Cravath scale for associate salary increases this year, according to published reports.

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Expert Analysis

  • Law Firm Biz Development Tips For The Pandemic Era Author Photo

    Jessica Starr and Monica Ulzheimer at Alston & Bird look at four areas where business development and other law firm administrative teams can take a leadership role in driving practice growth at a time when attorney interactions with clients and peers are limited.

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    Reflections On My 1st Judicial Election Amid Racial Tensions Author Photo

    Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Benham looks back at the racial barriers facing his first judicial campaign in 1984, and explains how those experiences shaped his decades on the bench, why judges should refrain from taking political stances, and why he was an early supporter of therapeutic courts that deal with systemic problems.

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