Morgan Lewis partner Grace Speights in Washington, head of the firm's labor and employment group, led the team with partner Margaret Rodgers Schmidt and associate Jocelyn Cuttino. Their report offers broad guidance for companies taking fresh looks at workplace practices amid the #MeToo movement.
Why is law school popular again? One theory is the Trump effect, which is that people are so morally and politically outraged by the direction of the country that they want to go to law school to set things right.
The big four firm's on-demand lawyering service has signed up more than 1,000 contractors since it launched in the U.K. four months ago. The model is now also being used at PwC’s Swiss offices, and its Asia network is considering adopting it as well.
In this edition of Inside Track, we’ve looked at what it means when GCs face the complex situation of discussing their boss’ performance. Also, an in-house attorney from Amazon provides a look inside the company's pro bono program and we asked what, if anything, should be revealed when a company conducts an internal investigation into complaints of misconduct.
The lawsuits—filed in two Democratic-leaning states and two traditionally Republican states—claim the winner-take-all system violates the constitutional rights to free association, political expression and equal protection.
A new survey by the National Association for Law Placement finds that entry-level recruitment efforts across law firms remain steady and robust following a period of volatility following the recession, suggesting that growth efforts by law firms have reached their peak.
The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered Brian Maciak, the general counsel at Midas parent company TBC Corp., to undergo a two-year stayed suspension after working as an in-house lawyer in both Florida and Texas while suspended in Ohio for failing to satisfy continuing legal education requirements.
The ruling put an end to a long-running effort by victims of a 1997 suicide bombing attack in Jerusalem to collect a default judgment against Iran by seizing Persian artifacts housed by the University of Chicago and Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday narrowed the scope of whistleblower protection under the Dodd-Frank Act, ruling unanimously that employees must first report alleged securities violations to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
“[AT&T and Time Warner] have fallen far short of establishing that this enforcement action was selective—that is, that there ‘exist persons similarly situated who have not been prosecuted,’” U.S. District Senior Judge Richard Leon said in a ruling Tuesday.
Justice Clarence Thomas, in a blistering dissent Tuesday, accused the U.S. Supreme Court of making the right to keep and bear arms "a constitutional orphan." The court turned down a challenge to California's waiting period for guns.
ALM talked with Peter Swire, senior counsel at Alston & Bird and privacy and cybersecurity expert at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business, about some of the legal and data privacy issues surrounding the new, data-driven health care delivery systems. These include the proposed merger between CVS Health and Aetna Inc., as well as the health initiative that Amazon.com, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. recently announced for its employees.
"Look, the president is unhappy with CNN. We don't dispute that. But AT&T wants to turn that into a get out of jail free card," a U.S. Justice Department lawyer told a Washington judge Friday in court.
Lawyers are closely watching whether the high court takes up a petition to review a case from the D.C. Circuit that may provide the opportunity to provide an answer on when data breach victims have standing to sue in federal court.
A grand jury in Washington on Friday indicted the Russian organization Internet Research Agency, along with several other associated companies and individuals, on eight charges related to unlawful interference in the 2016 presidential election.
A six-page internal "advice" memo from the NLRB said Google did not violate labor law when it fired James Damore for writing a memo that argued in part that women were less fit than men for careers in tech.
A trio of San Antonio plaintiff lawyers convinced a jury that the company was negligent for failing to secure Julie Mott’s body, awarding her parents mental anguish damages because they were never allowed to cremate her remains.
Steven Metro was wrongly sentenced based on the entire $4.6 million proceeds of an insider trading scheme, despite the fact that others were involved, according to a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
"We don't have the time, energy, ink or bites to change or to engage in that narrative. We have work to do. We have to write opinions," Thomas said in a wide-ranging interview with Judge Gregory Maggs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Rachel Brand, leaving soon for a top legal post at Walmart, said the attorney general plans to review more class action settlements, and may file statements of interest in cases where the department finds a settlement unfair or unreasonable.
Feb. 15 marked the second major deadline for the state agency’s cybersecurity regulations, which requires banking and insurance companies doing business in New York to comply with groundbreaking rules aimed at deterring cyberattacks. A board member or senior officer at DFS-regulated entities has to certify that the company is in compliance with the security requirements established by the department, and must submit certification annually from now on.
Professor Michelle Dauber, on a campaign to oust Judge Aaron Persky following what she and others believe was a light sentence he gave Stanford athlete Brock Turner for sexual assault, says she's experiencing increasing hostility from the judge's supporters.
In this week's edition of Inside Track — Walmart snags an important lawyer from the public sector. Plus, Uber apparently isn’t kidding when it says it intends to be more forthcoming under new leadership.
The London-based legal giant is poised to take on 60 paralegals and launch a new low-cost legal services center in England after purchasing the legal services arm of insolvent British construction company Carillion plc.
"I don't want to prejudge any existing matter except to say in any major issue involving data breaches, I would expect the commission to be all over it, providing the necessary resources and just being very vigorous," former Paul Weiss partner Joe Simons, the FTC chair nominee, said at his confirmation hearing.
The crowdsourcing project SCOTUS Notes hopes to unlock some of the mysteries inside the U.S. Supreme Court's closed-door conferences. "They're not just arguing over 'reverse or affirm' but rules of the law. All this rich data is in the conference notes of the discussions they had," political scientist Ryan Black of Michigan State University says.
Diversity hiring strategies have never been more important, particularly for technology companies. But are they trade secrets? That's the premise of IBM's suit to block Microsoft from hiring its chief diversity officer.
Christopher Brearton, a high-profile entertainment, sports and media partner hired by Latham & Watkins from O’Melveny & Myers in late 2014, is switching to a top business side role at movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Takata Corp.'s U.S. unit has reached an agreement with lawyers for victims of the Japanese auto parts company's faulty air bags, which could mean an end to a bankruptcy that was paying about $2.5 million a month to Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
The Am Law 100 firm has parted ways with Wynn Resorts Ltd., a week after being hired to advise its board on an investigation of its namesake, while fashion designer Guess Inc. has hired O'Melveny & Myers to conduct a probe involving sexual harassment allegations by model Kate Upton against its co-founder Paul Marciano.
A proposal under consideration by the American Bar Association's law school accreditation arm would double the number of classes J.D. students may take online, and allow such courses during the crucial first year of law school.
When U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash appointed lawyers to lead the class actions against Equifax and that roster includes a lot of familiar faces from the Home Depot data breach litigation, which he also oversaw.
"I’m hopeful this movement will succeed in stopping something that should’ve been stopped a long time ago,” Ginsburg said Monday at an event at University of Pennsylvania Law School. Her remarks were the latest in recent weeks about the #MeToo movement.
“Even two years on from his death, Justice Scalia remains a powerful influence on the court," said Kannon Shanmugam, a former Scalia law clerk and head of Williams & Connolly's Supreme Court and appellate litigation practice.
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