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Afternoon Briefs: GCs are overloaded with coronavirus webinars; former judge dies at 88

General counsels are overloaded with COVID-19 emails and webinar invites

Corporate clients are inundated with emails and webinar invitations from law firms offering information on the novel coronavirus, according to…

Chief innovation officer talks firm’s changing culture amid COVID-19 and best tips for working remotely
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Patrick DiDomenico, the chief innovation officer for Jackson Lewis, a large national labor and employment-focused law firm with more than 60 offices throughout the United States. He is also the author of Knowledge Management for Lawyers, published by the American Bar Association in 2016.
On-campus interviews in January? Top law schools consider delays amid law firm pressure

Columbia Law School has decided to push back on-campus interviews for summer associates until January 2021 amid pressure from law firms, according to a published report.

Several other law schools…

NALP report shows historically high offer rate for summer associates; what’s to come?
Offer rates from summer associate programs reached a historic high of nearly 98% last year, according to a report by the National Association for Law Placement.
Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw sex bias suit may be resolved; US judiciary seeks $7M for COVID-19 impact

Secretary’s BigLaw sex bias suit apparently resolved

A former legal secretary at Troutman Sanders who claimed she was sexually harassed by a partner at Troutman Sanders has apparently resolved her…

More than 50 law firms require or allow work from home because of COVID-19 concerns
The number of law firms requiring or encouraging work at home is growing larger by the day.
BigLaw merger delayed because of COVID-19 challenges
Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have announced they will delay their merger until July 1 because of the “unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19.”
Two more BigLaw employees diagnosed with COVID-19, including a partner in critical condition

Large law firms continue to grapple with the new coronavirus as employees are diagnosed with the illness.

A partner with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz in Louisiana was hospitalized…

More BigLaw firms close or require remote work because of coronavirus threat

More large law firms are closing offices and requiring work at home amid mounting concerns about the new coronavirus. Law firms are emphasizing that they can continue to serve clients despite office closings and remote work.

Amazon’s IP Accelerator helps bring in business for large and small firms

As an Amazon Prime member, Miami-based intellectual property lawyer Michael Chesal gets groceries and other goods from the world’s largest online marketplace. And thanks to Amazon’s new IP Accelerator program, Chesal also gets clients.

BigLaw firm asks all employees to work remotely following death of legal assistant with flu-like symptoms
Updated: A Davis Wright Tremaine staff member, who worked out of the firm’s office in Bellevue, Washington, was found dead Thursday after she’d left work Tuesday morning, experiencing flu-like symptoms.
How BigLaw and the courts are responding to coronavirus; potential illness closes one firm’s office
Several large law firms are taking steps to reduce the threat of coronavirus to their workers, including one law firm that shut down an overseas office after a worker became ill.
Dentons says $32.3M malpractice verdict was ‘simply wrong,’ and it will appeal
Dentons says it will appeal a $32.3 million malpractice verdict based on its disqualification in a patent case because of work done by its Canadian branch.
Afternoon Briefs: Trump agrees he makes AG Barr’s job difficult; fired BigLaw lawyer denies harassment

Trump agrees he makes Barr’s job difficult but keeps tweeting

President Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday that his tweets make U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s job more difficult, even as he…

Dissolved law firm has no right to profits in hourly fee matters taken to new firm, appeals court says
The bankruptcy trustee for the dissolved Howrey law firm has lost another round in his bid to claw back profits from partners who took hourly matters with them to new law firms.

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