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    Lambda Legal Elects New Board Of Directors Chair

    LGBTQ+-focused legal charity Lambda Legal has announced that the former vice chair of its board of directors has been elevated to the role of chair following an election by the board's members.

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    The Trio Of Attys Fighting New Jersey's 'County Line' System

    New Jersey's "county line" ballot system where candidates are grouped by party endorsement rather than by office — and an anti-democratic tool, some argue — has become one of this primary season's hottest issues as a battle shapes up pitting a congressman against the governor's wife for a U.S. Senate seat.

  • LA Billing Scandal Atty's Estate Can't Revive Fee Dispute

    The estate of an Ohio attorney who was accused of participating in a highly publicized billing settlement scandal involving the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power has lost two probate court bids to recoup fees from the late attorney's former colleagues, with an appeals panel determining the court lacked jurisdiction.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The legal industry marked the Ides of March with another busy week as BigLaw firms expanded their practices and headcounts. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse's weekly quiz.

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    'Perfect Storm' Caused 2023 Surge In Law Firm Leasing

    U.S. law firms in 2023 took on nearly 17 million square feet of office space, an unprecedented level of leasing activity driven by major law firm moves into trophy buildings in New York City, according to a report from commercial brokerage firm Cushman & Wakefield.

  • Law360 Legal Lions Of The Week

    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Littler Mendelson PC kick off this week's edition of Law360 Legal Lions, with a win for business groups striking down the National Labor Relations Board's joint employer rule.

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    What GCs Want To See From Firms' New AI Practices

    As artificial intelligence practice groups pop up in law firms around the country, what do general counsel want from their external lawyers when it comes to this burgeoning technology?

  • Atty Claims Privilege On Docs In Patent Suit Origin Probe

    An attorney whom Delaware Judge Colm Connolly is considering referring for disciplinary action as part of a probe into third-party patent litigation control and funding turned over some documents requested by the judge on Thursday, but said others are being withheld as privileged.

  • Wash. Atty Who Ducked Bar Probe Suspended For 3 Years

    A Washington state attorney has agreed to a three-year suspension for suing the wrong person in a vehicle crash lawsuit, ghosting his client and an insurer involved and later trying to evade a legal malpractice judgment and disciplinary investigation, according to the Washington State Bar Association.

  • Fla. High Court Denies Atty Reinstatement After Bar Objection

    Florida's high court on Thursday denied the reinstatement of a Jacksonville-area attorney who was suspended after filing numerous unauthorized tobacco-related claims, saying he failed to produce "clear and convincing evidence" that he was rehabilitated after selling his firm to a longtime acquaintance under whom he was to be supervised.

  • Ex-Drew Eckl Attys' Arbitration Fight To Get Appellate Review

    The Georgia Court of Appeals agreed Thursday to take up a bid from former Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP partners who say that the firm they helped co-found, Burke Moore Law Group LLP, should not be beholden to arbitration with Drew Eckl in a fees dispute because of agreements they signed.

  • Calif. County's Indigent Defense System Is Illegal, Atty Says

    A criminal defense program for indigent people run by the bar association in San Mateo County, California, violates a state law prohibiting trade associations from engaging in legal practice and provides constitutionally deficient representation, a member of the association says in a suit in state court.

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    Sorrels Law To Open Dallas Shop With Physician-Litigator

    Sorrels Law is opening a Dallas office Friday, its third after Houston and Austin, with a lawyer and practicing anesthesiologist at the helm.

  • NJ Law Firm Avoids Malpractice Suit Over Texas Kratom Death

    A Lone Star State appeals court let the New Jersey-based Oshman Firm LLC off the hook on jurisdictional grounds Thursday in a malpractice lawsuit filed by a Texas father who faulted the firm for not filing a wrongful death lawsuit before the statute of limitations expired.

  • Disbarred Del. Atty Wants Court-Appointed Receiver Tossed

    A longtime Delaware attorney disbarred last year by the state's Supreme Court for professional misconduct has asked the Chancery Court to dismiss a receiver appointed to supervise the wind-down of his legal practice, accusing her of making "multitudinous falsehoods" in reports filed about the process.

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    From Prosecutor To Firm Owner, Attys Start From Scratch

    Starting your own firm is a gamble for any lawyer, but it can feel particularly daunting for federal prosecutors, for whom leaving a job in the U.S. attorney's office can often feel like starting over completely.

  • Legal Funder Keeps $18M Claim, Loses Sanctions Bid

    A New Jersey federal judge has trimmed an $18 million breach of contract suit a Florida-based legal funder is pursuing against a personal injury lawyer, also denying a bid for sanctions against the attorney, who was accused of filing an "unmeritorious and frivolous" dismissal motion.

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    Dinsmore Adds Ex-Lewis Brisbois Employment Pro In LA

    Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has expanded its West Coast team, bringing in a former Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP labor and employment expert as a partner in its Los Angeles office while also adding three associates, the firm announced Wednesday.

  • Ex-Law Firm Office Manager Gets 3 Years For Embezzlement

    A 42-year-old California man who pled guilty to bank fraud after embezzling close to $1.2 million from the San Francisco-based law firm where he worked as an office manager for more than 20 years was sentenced to three years in prison, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

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    Calif. Boutique Sanders Roberts Absorbs Lafayette & Kumagai

    Sanders Roberts LLP, a Los Angeles-based boutique that has represented major corporate clients including Ford Motor Co. and Comcast, is absorbing Lafayette & Kumagai LLP, an Oakland-based firm that represents corporate giants such as Shell — and both firms are owned and led by Black lawyers.

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    GrayRobinson Grows With Fla. Atty From Construction Boutique

    GrayRobinson PA has brought on a former Malka & Kravitz PA partner versed in construction disputes and commercial litigation to its office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, marking another firm in that city who's strengthened their construction law skills recently.

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    Atty Sanctioned Over Challenge To $60B Exxon-Pioneer Deal

    A Texas judge has sanctioned a New York lawyer with a long history of filing frivolous lawsuits almost $60,000 for litigation brought over ExxonMobil's proposed $59.5 billion merger with Pioneer Natural Resources, the largest merger announced in 2023.

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    Insurance Firm Lavin Rindner Duffield Adds Wiley Rein Vets

    Lavin Rindner Duffield LLC has added two attorneys to its growing boutique insurance team, bringing on a former Washington, D.C., assistant U.S. attorney who is also a Wiley Rein LLP vet, and a former partner at Wiley who will enhance its offerings, the firm said Wednesday.

  • Texas Firm Sues Filevine Over Software Contract

    A personal injury law firm in Texas is seeking $300,000 in damages and court fees from Filevine Inc., alleging in a federal complaint that the company took too long in implementing a case management software platform for the sole practitioner.

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    Former Cosby Prosecutor Moves Practice to Anapol Weiss

    A litigator who previously helped lead the prosecution of actor Bill Cosby has recently moved her practice to Anapol Weiss' Philadelphia office from Saltz Mongeluzzi & Benedesky PC.

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