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‘The pandemic has left its mark’ on law firm talent management, says legal tech CEO

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Sang Lee, the CEO and co-founder of Thine, a technology company that develops and deploys prehiring and integration assessments. She is a lawyer and entrepreneur who has also owned and operated SJL Attorney Search and Volta Talent Strategies.

Weekly Briefs: Walter Dellinger dies at 80; lawyer’s ‘succubustic’ comment deemed protected speech

‘Giant in the law’ Walter Dellinger dies

Former acting U.S. Solicitor General Walter Dellinger died Feb. 16 at age 80. Dellinger was a longtime professor at the Duke University School…

Former Willkie co-chair is reinstated to law practice after suspension in college admissions scandal

Gordon Caplan, the former co-chairman of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, has been reinstated to law practice after his suspension for participating in the 2019 college admissions scandal.

Lawyer lost his job, his fiancee and his friends after presence outside Capitol riot

A Frisco, Texas, lawyer who posted video of himself outside the U.S. Capitol riot last year said he lost his job, his fiancee and his friends in the aftermath.

Major law firm buys property in the metaverse and opens virtual office

After advising global accounting firm PwC on its purchase of metaverse property, Arent Fox decided to follow suit.

Ex-associate indicted for allegedly faking legal documents in court cases

A former associate for a St. Louis-area law firm has been indicted on five counts of identity theft for allegedly faking legal documents.

Boies Schiller’s block billing cited as obstacle to Nike’s fee request in Avenatti extortion case

Nike can recover about $260,000 out of about $856,000 in legal fees paid to Boies Schiller Flexner for helping New York federal prosecutors bring charges against lawyer Michael Avenatti, a federal judge has ruled.

Lawyer who claimed his paralegal likely tried to poison him may proceed with suit, Texas court rules

A paralegal accused in a lawsuit of falsely claiming that her lawyer boss was depressed to cover up his alleged poisoning can’t get his libel claims dismissed, a Texas appeals court has ruled.

Lawyers in 2 states sanctioned over association with national bankruptcy law firm

Updated: Lawyers in Iowa and Virginia have been sanctioned for their association with a national bankruptcy law firm accused of using high-pressure tactics to sign up clients.

Lactation stations and breastfeeding accommodations are needed for bar exam attendees

Bar admissions authorities, bar associations, law schools and legal employers need to establish clear and consistent policies that provide accommodations to individuals who are lactating, the ABA House of Delegates resolved Monday.

2021 was one of the worst years in decades for BigLaw bankruptcy practices

BigLaw bankruptcy practices suffered a big downturn last year as fewer large companies sought bankruptcy protection.

What will Cravath and Davis Polk do? Many law firms await more news on salary hikes

Milbank’s pay hikes for associates have yet to gain widespread acceptance in BigLaw.

A litigation finance stock market? This law firm plans to launch one

For as little as $100, members of the public can invest in a hemp grower’s federal lawsuit alleging government agencies illegally destroyed at least $1 billion worth of its crop in California. Investors who financially back Apothio’s case receive crypto tokens on the Avalanche blockchain that could produce returns if the New York City-based Roche Freedman law firm secures a recovery for its client in the litigation.

Lieff Cabraser loses appeal of sanction for ‘materially misleading’ description of fee study

A federal appeals court has affirmed a federal judge’s nonmonetary sanction against Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, imposed for its incomplete description of a fee study.

Weekly Briefs: Appeals courts rule in lawyer restitution cases; tribes agree to opioid settlement

Ex-BigLaw partner must pay $537M in tax fraud scheme

Paul M. Daugerdas, a former Jenkens & Gilchrist partner, lost an appeal in his tax fraud case before the 2nd U.S.…

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