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    Freshfields Hires Ex-Deutsche Bank Innovation Officer

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP announced on Monday the hiring of the former chief innovation officer of Deutsche Bank to serve in the same position at the U.K.-based firm, effective at the beginning of April.

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    Cozen O'Connor Hires Wiley Atty As Gov't Contracts Lead

    Cozen O'Connor has hired a more-than 25-year veteran of Wiley Rein LLP, who joins the firm to help co-chair its government contracts practice from its Washington, D.C., office, according to a Monday announcement.

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    Rape Questions Could Be Next Focus Of Bar App Reforms

    New Jersey will change its character and fitness questionnaire to ask less invasive questions of sexual assault survivors, after a Law360 inquiry about the form. With nearly every state asking would-be lawyers questions that could dredge up sexual traumas, some attorneys are calling for other states to follow New Jersey's lead.

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    Lowenstein Sandler Taps Privacy Chair From Alston & Bird

    Lowenstein Sandler LLP has hired an Alston & Bird LLP partner to lead its data, privacy and cybersecurity practice in Washington, D.C., the firm has announced.

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    Davis Wright Marketing Hire To Revive Biz Development Team

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP hired Julia Bennett to establish a traditional business development team within the firm and further bolster its brand as chief marketing and business development officer

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    Kudman Trachten Expands To Florida With Atty's Return

    Kudman Trachten Aloe Posner expanded its services and footprint with an attorney who returned to the firm after nearly 30 years to launch its white collar and investigations practice and its first office in Florida.

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    Ex-White House Counsel Rejoins Gibson Dunn In DC

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has welcomed back ex-White House counsel Stuart Delery to co-chair its crisis management and its administrative law and regulatory practice groups.

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    Longtime EDNY Judge Steps Into Private Practice At Bracewell

    Bracewell LLP has bolstered its government enforcement and investigations practice with a partner who served on the federal bench in the Eastern District of New York for more than 15 years and as director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts for the past several years.

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    Ex-NY Firm Partner Wins 20% Biz Cut Despite No Written Deal

    A former partner at Buffalo, New York, personal injury firm Brown Chiari LLP is owed a 20% financial cut of files that remained at the firm upon his 2016 departure, a state appeals panel determined, finding that he was an equity partner even though there was no written partnership agreement.

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    Arbitration Experts Test Generative AI Tools Amid Skepticism

    Generative artificial intelligence's rise has gradually progressed within the legal sector in the past year, extending its potential influence to arbitration and dispute resolution.

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    Paul Hastings Adds Capital Markets Vet As Group Co-Leader

    A capital markets and public company advisory attorney who has worked on two of the world's largest initial public offerings joined Paul Hastings LLP in New York on Monday from White & Case LLP, coming on board as partner and co-chair of the firm's global capital markets group.

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    BCLP Sees 2nd Group Depart As 7 Head To Arnold & Porter

    A group of seven lawyers, including six partners, has departed Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP and joined Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, according to a Monday announcement that comes on the heels of a three-partner group leaving BCLP at the end of January, which included the firm's global banking sector leader.

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    How Court Fees Can Keep Poor NYers From Inheriting Homes

    Inheriting property in New York means going through the state surrogate’s court system, where filing fees can run more than $1,000. While state law allows low-income residents to have their fees waived, legal aid attorneys say that courts sometimes refuse to apply it.

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    Duane Morris Adds Ex-Herrick Real Estate Partner In New York

    Duane Morris LLP has hired Jennifer Polovetsky, the former chair of Herrick Feinstein LLP's eminent domain team, as a partner for the firm's real estate team in New York City, the firm announced.

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    ABA Honors 3 Who Made Law A Safer Place To Be LGBTQ

    All three lawyers set to receive the American Bar Association's Stonewall Award on Saturday began their careers in the closet at work, in a profession they say was not interested in actively embracing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lawyers at the time. Each recipient has since spent decades fighting to make sure the same isn't true for the next generation.

  • Otterbourg Adds Ex-Brown Rudnick Restructuring Head In NY

    Otterbourg PC has hired the former managing partner of Brown Rudnick LLP's dispute resolution and restructuring department to co-lead its mass torts bankruptcy practice, the firm has announced.

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    US Legal Sector Drops 4,400 Jobs In January

    After two months of growth, the U.S. legal sector saw a decline in job numbers in January, shedding 4,400 positions, according to preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Major Lindsey Says Ex-Worker Wants 'Media Splash' In Suit

    In a scathing brief, Major Lindsey & Africa LLC has accused a former employee's bankruptcy trustee of wanting a "media splash" by filing an "unnecessary motion" in violation of professional courtesy, amid the trustee's pursuit of negligence claims in New York state court that accuse the legal recruiter of "empowering" a colleague to sexually assault the employee.

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    Ogletree's 1st Woman Leader Reflects On Her 'Greatest Idol'

    Liz Washko of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC chatted with Law360 Pulse about her path to managing shareholder, how it feels to be a woman heading up a top 100 firm, and her plans for the firm and her advice to young women attorneys.

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    Law360 Legal Lions Of The Week

    Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, Friedman Oster & Tejtel PLLC and Andrews & Springer LLC lead this week's edition of Law360 Legal Lions, as Delaware's chancellor struck down Elon Musk's proposed $55 billion Tesla pay package.

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    6 Key Votes To Watch At The ABA Midyear Meeting

    The American Bar Association's policymaking body is expected to consider 31 proposals at its semiannual meeting Monday, including a resolution urging all legal employers to continue diversifying their workforces.

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    Small Firms Get Creative To Bridge Client Language Gaps

    For small firms and solo practitioners, language gaps with clients can be costly, and can often pose complicated ethical questions about attorney-client privilege and confidentiality. Here’s how some around the country are dealing with the challenges.

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    Lewis Brisbois Adds To Exec Committee And Equity Partners

    Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP has elected seven attorneys to its 2024 class of equity partners and appointed two new members to the firm's management committee.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    BigLaw began February with a slew of appointments as the industry continued to respond to shifting trends in the legal landscape this week. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    Proskauer Strikes Deal Ending Secrets Suit With Ex-Exec

    A New York federal judge on Friday dismissed a suit Proskauer Rose LLP filed against its former chief operating officer accusing him of stealing firm trade secrets, after the parties told the court a confidential agreement was reached to resolve the case.

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Expert Analysis

  • A Scientific Path For Improving Diversity At Law Firms Author Photo

    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.

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    Ask A Mentor: How Can Associates Seek More Assignments? Author Photo

    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. 

  • Legal Sector Regulatory Reform Is Key To Closing Justice Gap Author Photo

    In order to improve access to justice for those who cannot afford a lawyer, states should consider regulatory innovations, such as allowing new forms of law firm ownership and permitting nonlawyers to provide certain legal services, says Patricia Lee Refo, president of the American Bar Association.

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    Judges On Race: The Path To A More Diverse Bench Author Photo

    To close the diversity gap between the judiciary and the litigants that regularly appear in criminal courts, institutions including police departments, prosecutor offices and defense law firms must be committed to advancing Black and Latino men, says New York Supreme Court Justice Erika Edwards.

  • The Unique Challenges Of Protecting A Law Firm Brand Author Photo

    Recent law firm trademark disputes highlight how the tension between legal ethics rules and trademark law can make it difficult for firms to select brands that are distinctive and entitled to protection, say Kimberly Maynard and Tyler Maulsby at Frankfurt Kurnit.

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