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Citing show-cause order against Reed Smith partner, judge allows firm to withdraw from case

A federal judge in Maryland is allowing four Reed Smith lawyers to withdraw from the representation of former Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby because of possible contempt proceedings against one of them.

After seeing attitude shifts about opiate addiction, MDL lawyer targets Facebook

In 2022, a multidistrict litigation lawyer brought a federal action against Meta Platforms Inc. alleging that the algorithms are designed to be addictive.

Husch Blackwell told to pay $62M for engineering firm’s loss in airport bidding process

An arbitration panel has ordered Husch Blackwell to pay $62 million to an engineering firm in Kansas City, Missouri, that claimed it lost a contract to build the city’s new airport because of attorney ethical misconduct.

Reed Smith asks to drop representation of former Baltimore state’s attorney after judge threatens sanctions

Four lawyers from Reed Smith are asking a judge to allow them to withdraw from the representation of former Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby after a judge threatened sanctions against a law firm partner for violating local court rules.

Lawyer faces ethics charges after his IT person accesses exiting employee’s personal emails

A Connecticut lawyer is accused in an ethics presentment of violating laws on unauthorized access to a computer system, after his network administrator downloaded emails from an exiting associate’s personal email account.

Diversity increases among associates, but ‘we are nowhere near’ expected progress at partner level, NALP president says

Lawyers of color continue to make gains in the associate ranks at major U.S. law firms, but their progress at the partnership level “has moved at a more sluggish pace,” according to a report released Thursday by the National Association for Law Placement.

Amid rumors of merger talks, Hogan Lovells and Shearman & Sterling say they always look for opportunities

A handful of lawyers have left Hogan Lovells and Shearman & Sterling amid reports that the two law firms are in merger talks.

Bestselling author David Baldacci shares words of wisdom for lawyers who want to be novelists

“I can’t tell you how many events I’ve gone to,” David Baldacci says, “and [lawyers] come up to me and say, ‘Oh my god, you broke out of jail! Congratulations!’”

Hogan Lovells lawyer says she was fired after defending Dobbs, discussing abortion impact and genocide

A Hogan Lovells lawyer has said she was fired and blackballed by other law firms after she referred to abortion rates in the Black community during a discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade and the right to abortion.

Lewis Roca mourns death of ‘passionate lawyer and advocate’ after she is found slain with family

Marla J. Hudgens, a partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, was found dead in her Phoenix home Wednesday, along with her husband and their three young children.

Weekly Briefs: 2 suits against Trump are tossed; lawyers jump to BigLaw from virtual firm

Trump wins dismissal of suits by niece, former lawyer

Former President Donald Trump won dismissals Monday of lawsuits filed against him by his niece Mary Trump and his

BigLaw is too woke, former solicitor general Clement tells Federalist Society

BigLaw is too woke, according to a former U.S. solicitor general who left Kirkland & Ellis in a dispute over representation of gun clients.

Law firm staffers were first to suspect once-prominent lawyer Murdaugh was stealing client money, partner testifies

A partner from the law firm of once-prominent South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh—who is now charged with murder and financial crimes—testified Thursday about the first discovery of alleged client theft.

Meet Alex Spiro, a lawyer ‘in constant motion’ who is helping Elon Musk change Twitter

Alex Spiro—a lawyer with a celebrity client list—has become one of Tesla CEO and Twitter owner Elon Musk’s “closest lieutenants, confidants and consiglieres,” according to a profile.

Pierce Bainbridge, former partner reach deal in suit by paralegal who alleged sexual assault

A former paralegal at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht has apparently reached an agreement to end her August 2020 lawsuit alleging sexual assault by a former law firm partner.

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