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Investors in Chicago restaurant Maple & Ash told an Illinois court that a principal at the eatery's management firm wrongly acted as a lawyer in their corporate theft lawsuit against the firm, saying he inappropriately seeks to assert attorney-client privilege over 6,000 documents in the suit.
Two former Cognizant executives have called on a New Jersey federal court to reject the company's attempt to shield evidence related to a purported bribe as the executives face a criminal trial over a separate bribery scheme.
UnitedLex said Wednesday that it has named a former longtime in-house lawyer at Dell as general counsel, the latest in a string of hires at the data and professional services company.
The integration of generative artificial intelligence into legal practice marks a pivotal shift in the industry. As in-house lawyers increasingly leverage these technologies, the volume and nature of work sought from outside counsel may change dramatically, according to a recent report.
While top corporate lawyers have a keen interest in how outside counsel will use generative artificial intelligence, many are in the dark about their law firms' views and strategies on the technology, according to a new report.
Video game commerce and distribution company Xsolla announced Tuesday that it had added a new global general counsel with deep in-house experience amidst a couple of new leadership appointments.
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP continued to expand its health sciences services in the Philadelphia region with the addition this week of a patent practitioner who joined the firm after more than 20 years with GlaxoSmithKline.
Supply chain data company Assent has added the former general counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, who also served as an executive at GE, to its board of directors.
Boeing was hit with an employment discrimination suit in Washington state court from a former top attorney in one of the company's finance departments who alleged that she was fired because of her race after anti-Asian sentiment saw a rise during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a young lawyer, Walter Bailey was on the team of attorneys who fought for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during his final, fatal visit to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968. More than 50 years later, Bailey still practices law — and he has no plans to stop.
Despite the hype and growing interest in artificial intelligence, few legal professionals belong to organizations that are adopting AI tools, according to the results of a new survey on Tuesday.
The general counsel of Dallas-based energy company HF Sinclair announced in a recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing that she will resign in mid-March to pursue another opportunity.
Studies show time and again that attorneys are at greater risk for suicide and suicidal ideation than peers in other industries. Law360 spoke with eight attorneys who shared their personal stories about how the legal profession encourages behavior that can lead to suicidal ideation and how they found help.
Nashville-based HCA Healthcare Inc. has promoted a senior vice president and chief legal officer to executive vice president-chief legal and administrative officer, the company announced Tuesday.
AmeriFactors Financial Group on Tuesday said it has promoted its general counsel by naming her president and CEO while she retains her legal duties.
James Danly, former Republican Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member and onetime chairman, is returning to Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP as the head of its energy regulatory group, the firm announced Tuesday amid growing private sector demand for energy attorneys in the nation's capital.
Clifford Chance LLP announced on Tuesday that it has hired a new global chief financial officer from professional services giant Accenture, as the law firm aims for a ninth consecutive year of revenue growth and a return to rising profits.
Charlie Javice and Olivier Amar, the indicted former executives of student loan startup Frank, asked a Manhattan federal judge Saturday for an extension of time to decide on raising an advice-of-counsel defense at their trial, saying they can't make a decision yet because JPMorgan is withholding discovery of their communications with Frank's general counsel.
Even as demand lagged and expenses went up last year, law firms took an aggressive approach to expanding their non-equity partner headcounts, according to the results of a survey by Citi Global's Wealth at Work Law Firm Group.
Starlab Space, a joint venture between Voyager Space and Airbus, announced a new leadership team on Monday as the company gears up to build a commercial space station, including a legal chief who previously served as general counsel of the U.S. Space Force and Air Force.
The chief operating and legal officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. earned $9.1 million in 2023, a $1.2 million increase over 2022, according to an annual U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
At least four high-profile corporations and their general counsel are gearing up for a tougher-than-usual 2024 proxy season — those three months in the spring when most companies hold their annual meetings.
Spero Therapeutics has announced that its chief legal officer, an attorney with in-house experience at numerous biopharmaceutical companies, will be stepping down next month.
An Asian attorney for the Federal Emergency Management Agency was pushed out of her job after complaining that a male colleague harassed her, and she was given clerical work stereotypical of her gender and race, she told a California federal court.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Monday issued guidance on how it will determine whether inventions developed with the assistance of artificial intelligence can be patented, explaining that a human must have made a "significant contribution."
Amid ongoing disagreements on whether states should mandate implicit bias training as part of attorneys' continuing legal education requirements, Stephanie Wilson at Reed Smith looks at how unconscious attitudes or stereotypes adversely affect legal practice, and whether mandatory training programs can help.
To become more effective advocates, lawyers need to rethink the ridiculous, convoluted language they use in correspondence and write letters in a clear, concise and direct manner, says legal writing instructor Stuart Teicher.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can I Negotiate My Separation Agreement?
Kate Reder Sheikh at Major Lindsey discusses how a law firm associate can navigate being laid off, what to look for in a separation agreement and why to be upfront about it with prospective employers.
Recent legal challenges against DoNotPay’s "robot lawyer” application highlight pressing questions about the degree to which artificial intelligence can be used for legal tasks while remaining on the right side of both consumer protection laws and prohibitions against the unauthorized practice of law, says Kristen Niven at Frankfurt Kurnit.
At some level, every practicing lawyer is experiencing the ever-increasing speed of change — and while some practice management processes have gotten more efficient, other things about the legal profession were better before supposed improvements were made, says Jay Silberblatt, president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Law firms will be able to reap great long-term benefits if they adopt strategies to nurture four critical components of their employees' psychological wellness and performance — hope, efficacy, resilience and optimism, says Dennis Stolle at the American Psychological Association.
With caseloads and spending increasing, in-house counsel might find themselves called to opine on the risks and benefits of litigation more often, and they should look at five Sun Tzu maxims from the ancient Chinese classic "The Art of War" to inform their approach to any suit, says Jeff Golimowski at Womble Bond.
Generative AI applications like ChatGPT are unlikely to ever replace attorneys for a variety of practical reasons — but given their practice-enhancing capabilities, lawyers who fail to leverage these tools may be rendered obsolete, says Eran Kahana at Maslon.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's recent elimination of a rule that partially counted pro bono work toward continuing legal education highlights the importance of volunteer work in intellectual property practice and its ties to CLE, and puts a valuable tool for hands-on attorney education in the hands of the states, say Lisa Holubar and Ariel Katz at Irwin.
Recommendations recently issued by a special committee of the Florida Bar represent a realistic, pragmatic approach to increasing the accessibility and affordability of legal services, at a time when the disconnect between the legal profession and the public at large has widened considerably, says Gary Lesser, president of the Florida Bar.
To assist Texas lawyers in effectively executing their duties, we should be working on succession planning, attorney wellness, and increasing understanding of the grievance system by both bar members and the public, says Laura Gibson, president of the State Bar of Texas.
Marjorie Peerce and Peter Jaslow at Ballard Spahr discuss the challenges of building a new law firm practice group from the ground up, and how sustained commitment, communication and collaboration are the key ingredients for success.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Do I Relay Shortcomings To Associates?
Michael Cohen at Duane Morris discusses the best ways to articulate how an associate is not meeting expectations, and why documentation of performance management is crucial for their growth and protecting the firm from discrimination suits.
Several forces are reshaping partners’ expectations about profit-sharing, and as compensation structures evolve in response, firms should keep certain fundamentals in mind to build a successful partner reward system, say Michael Roch at MHPR Advisors and Ray D'Cruz at Performance Leader.
The legal profession faces challenges that urgently demand new solutions, and lawyers and firms can address this by leaning on other industries that have more experience practicing, teaching and incorporating innovation into their core business and service models, says Jennifer Leonard at the University of Pennsylvania.