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  • Texas Tamale Beats Cross-State Rival In Trademark Fight

    Over three years of legal delays and a tortured case that was "actually arguing mere descriptiveness under the guise of genericness" somehow failed to persuade a judge in Houston to unseat a trademark owned by a small company on the phrase "Texas Tamale."

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    Vedder Price Adds Dorsey & Whitney Finance Pro In Dallas

    An experienced finance attorney has joined Vedder Price PC's Dallas office after spending seven years at Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

  • Houston Judge Who Lost Primary Drops Election Challenge

    A Texas state judge in Houston's Harris County who lost his Democratic primary election on March 5 has dropped his lawsuit challenging his opponent's eligibility to take the bench.

  • Legal Tech Co. CS Disco Authorizes $20M Stock Buyback

    To boost its deflating stock price, the legal technology company CS Disco Inc. is launching a share repurchase program.

  • Law360 Pulse Spotlight On Mid-Law Work

    Keker Van Nest's representation of Meta in a suit against a former executive and Morrison Cohen's work on behalf of a venture capital fund lead this edition of Law360 Pulse's Spotlight On Mid-Law Work, recapping the top matters for Mid-Law firms from March 1 to 15.

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    As BCLP Bleeds Attys, Leaders Say Firm Is 'Turning A Corner'

    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP has seen several high-profile partner departures in recent months, including multiple department and firm leaders. Despite hiring 206 lawyers globally since the start of 2023, the law firm's headcount contracted 6%, with former partners pointing to "balance sheet issues" and sluggish profitability as drivers.

  • 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?

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    Dykema Hires MehaffyWeber Shareholder In Houston

    Dykema Gossett PLLC has added a product liability attorney from MehaffyWeber who spent almost six years with the firm working on toxic torts, commercial litigation and a range of other liability issues, Dykema announced Thursday.

  • Judge's Loss In Primary Moots Ballot Contest, Court Told

    The winner of the Democratic nomination for a Harris County judgeship told a state court Wednesday that the current judge's lawsuit challenging her candidacy should be tossed, arguing he lost standing after he lost the March 5 primary.

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    Manning Kass Names 1st New Leader In 30-Year History

    Los Angeles-based Manning & Kass Ellrod Ramirez Trester LLP has tapped one of its name partners, a longtime trial attorney, to be the firm's first new managing partner in its 30-year history.

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    Most States Fall Short In Disclosing Justices' Finance Reports

    The vast majority of state supreme courts make it exceedingly difficult for the public to get information about justices' financial entanglements, and the information they do give out is often scant at best, according to a report released Thursday.

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    O'Melveny Elects Chair To 4th Term, Extending Role To 2029

    The longtime chair of O'Melveny & Myers will hold the position for five more years following his recent election to serve another term as the firm's leader.

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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.

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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.

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    Dechert Wants Its Attorneys To Be More Creative

    International law firm Dechert LLP wants its lawyers to unlearn some of what they picked up in law school about being an attorney so they can be more creative and innovative to offer better advice and services to their clients.

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    Davis Wright's Managing Partner Steps Down From Post

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP's firmwide managing partner Scott MacCormack is stepping down after nearly three years at the helm, and the firm is appointing its Seattle office leader as an interim leader to guide the transition, the firm confirmed Wednesday.

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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.

  • 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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    New Seyfarth Role To Help Firm And Clients Steer ESG

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP said Wednesday that it is creating a new impact and sustainability partner role to help both the firm and its clients develop business practices centered on "the increasingly regulated environmental, social, and governance (ESG) landscape."

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    How State Courts Are Improving Virtual Hearings

    State courts are improving virtual hearings by leveraging new technology, redesigning courtrooms, offering technical training to staff and improving case practices through the National Center for State Courts' Hybrid Hearings Improvement Initiative, according to a report it released this week.

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    Jackson Walker Adds Kirkland Energy Partner In Dallas

    Jackson Walker LLP has hired a former Kirkland & Ellis LLP energy partner, who joins the firm's Dallas office to continue his work with clients who develop and acquire a range of commercial energy projects and assets, the firm announced Tuesday.

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