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    Ex-McElroy Deutsch Exec Says Records Will Nix Theft Claims

    A former McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP executive, accused alongside her husband of stealing more than $3.2 million from the firm, on Thursday defended subpoenas she sent to its payroll provider, arguing that the records would undercut the firm's claims that she took part in the alleged theft.

  • Judge Exits Congestion Pricing Cases After Pol Flags NJ Ties

    A new judge has been assigned to preside over two New Jersey lawsuits regarding New York's congestion pricing plan in the wake of an Empire State politician's concerns about the original jurist's close ties to the Garden State's governor, a staunch opponent of the plan.

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    Buchanan Ingersoll Names Newell To Be New Chairman, CEO

    Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has started to transition its firm leadership this week with the announcement of a new CEO and chairman who will take the reins in the spring.

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    Path To Inclusion: BigLaw's Road To Embrace Neurodiversity

    With a number of large law firms only recently creating disability and neurodiversity affinity groups, the active embrace and inclusion of lawyers with neurological differences like autism, ADHD and dyslexia are still in their infancy for much of BigLaw.

  • 3rd Circ. Nixes Avco Corp.'s Suit Against Ex-Atty

    The Third Circuit on Wednesday declined to revive a suit filed by aerospace manufacturer Avco Corp. against its former attorney accusing her of breaching her fiduciary duty when she represented parties that later brought product liability claims against it over a plane crash.

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    Armstrong Teasdale Healthcare Leader Named Firm's GC

    Armstrong Teasdale LLP announced Wednesday that the head of its healthcare and life sciences team had been named general counsel following predecessor Richard Engel's recent election as managing partner.

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    Here's Who Wants To Be GC, And What They're Doing About It

    Some 42% of corporate managing counsel — those in-house lawyers who have other attorneys reporting to them — said in a survey that they have been identified by management as a potential successor to the sitting general counsel.

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    Duane Morris Partner, Ex-U.S. Atty To Co-Lead White-Collar Work

    Duane Morris LLP has tapped a partner who was once U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to co-chair the white collar criminal defense, corporate investigations and regulatory compliance division of the firm's trial practice group.

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    Ex-NY Giants GC Brings Gridiron Memories To Genova Burns

    Bill Heller, formerly the top attorney for the New York Giants, joined Law360 Pulse to discuss his career with the football team and his outlook on his latest role as of counsel at Genova Burns LLC.

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    Menendez Skewers 'Outrageously False' Bribery Case

    U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., blasted federal prosecutors' bribery case against him Wednesday, arguing the case should be tossed because the alleged illegal conduct he engaged in is immune from prosecution.

  • Law Firms Say Fraud Challenge Is 'Mean-Spirited' Litigation

    Vedder Price PC and McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP told the New Jersey state appeals court on Tuesday that a suspended attorney was dragging out "mean-spirited litigation" in his bid to revive his claims that the firms misrepresented a debt he owed.

  • Creditor Brings Law Firm Fraud Payout Fight To 3rd Circ.

    A creditor of a defunct factoring company on Tuesday urged the Third Circuit to give him a cut of a bankruptcy settlement ending the business's fraud claims against its former consultant and law firm Reger Rizzo & Darnall LLP, arguing that a district court erred in determining that his money wasn't among the funds allegedly stolen.

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    Jones Day Litigator Joins Defense Team For Sen. Menendez

    Jones Day attorney Jacob "Yaakov" Roth has joined New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez's defense team in his federal bribery case alongside Paul Hastings LLP lawyers, according to documents filed in federal court.

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    NJ Atty Finds 'Passion' For Theater As Tony-Winning Producer

    Law360 Pulse caught up with Tony Award-winning producer and New Jersey bankruptcy and creditors' rights attorney Brian Spector of Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC to discuss his "second career" in the theater.

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    Women Associates Outnumber Men For First Time

    The number of women and people of color among lawyers reached new all-time highs in 2023, but they remain significantly underrepresented in the partnership ranks, according to a report released Tuesday.

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    New FordHarrison Leader Says Firm Is 'All About The People'

    As John L. Monroe Jr. begins his tenure as the new managing partner of FordHarrison LLP, the Atlanta-based attorney said the firm wants to ensure it considers hiring attorneys that reflect the "makeup of our society," saying "it's the right thing to do, and it's good for business."

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    Latham Enviro Pro Joins Lowenstein Sandler

    Lowenstein Sandler LLP said Monday it has added a Latham & Watkins LLP partner with more than a decade of experience with various environmental legal matters to serve as a partner in its environmental law and litigation group.

  • NJ Pols Give Selves Big Raise; Judges Also Get Yearly Bump

    New Jersey's governor and lawmakers would get hefty pay raises, and state court judges would reap two more years of annual salary increases under legislation that passed both chambers Monday. 

  • White House Sends Back Judicial Noms To Senate

    The White House sent back 19 judicial nominees to the Senate on Monday evening after they were returned at the end of 2023.

  • NJ Atty Settles With Insurer, Broker On Malpractice Coverage

    An attorney asked a New Jersey federal judge Monday to dismiss his suit seeking coverage for an underlying malpractice case, having settled his claims with his former insurer and broker through mediation.

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    McCarter, Riker Danzig Attys Among 9 New NJ State Judges

    The New Jersey Senate on Monday confirmed nine new Superior Court judges with backgrounds as prosecutors, working in private practice at major firms like McCarter & English LLP and Riker Danzig LLP and representing municipalities across the Garden State.

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    Cozen O'Connor Launches DEI Practice, Names Group Leader

    Cozen O'Connor has launched a diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and solutions practice composed of attorneys and professionals from the firm's ancillary businesses with one of its longtime attorneys at the helm.

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    Lateral Hiring Dipped In 2023, With Signs Of A 2024 Comeback

    Despite an upswing in lateral recruitment during the fourth quarter, the legal industry still closed 2023 with about 18% fewer hires than in 2022, according to industry data provided by Firm Prospects, which has been showing signs of recovery since the latter half of 2023.

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    New Protections For Judges Turn A Year Old; What's Next?

    New Jersey U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, whose 20-year-old son was fatally shot at her New Jersey home in July 2020, calls a law enacted a year ago to enhance judicial security "a solid step in the right direction," but says Congress should better fund protections for judges and their families and states should pass similar laws for their judicial personnel.

  • McCarter & English Accused Of Obstructing Malpractice Case

    A New Jersey biopharmaceutical company blasted McCarter & English LLP on Friday for launching a "preemptive strike" by mischaracterizing a potential amended malpractice complaint the company was considering filing in state court before the business had permission to do so.

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Expert Analysis

  • COVID-19 Spurs Associates To Think Bigger — Like Partners Author Photo

    What is the firm's data on profit per partner? How do the rainmakers seal deals without pre-COVID-19 pricey dinners? Is the firm financially stable? These are the kinds of partner-level questions associates are now asking before choosing a new firm, which points to a major shift in the lateral landscape, say Kate Reder Sheikh and Rebecca Glatzer at Major Lindsey & Africa.

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    Mentorship Is Key To Fixing Drop-Off Of Women In Law Author Photo

    It falls to senior male attorneys to recognize the crisis female attorneys face as the pandemic amplifies an already unequal system and to offer their knowledge, experience and counsel to build a better future for women in law, says James Meadows at Culhane Meadows.

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