Boies Schiller Names Matthew Schwartz As New Chair

By Xiumei Dong

Partners at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP on Friday voted to appoint Matthew L. Schwartz as the firm's next chair, succeeding co-founder David Boies, who will step down from the position next year.

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    Delaware Pulse

    Greenberg Traurig Atty Joins Global Indemnity's Board

    An experienced Greenberg Traurig LLP insurance attorney has joined the board of directors of Global Indemnity Group LLC, a holding company for several insurers including Diamond State Insurance Co. and Penn-America Insurance Co.

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    Fortune 500 CLOs Are Usually External Hires, Study Finds

    Chief legal officers at Fortune 500 companies are more likely to be brought on from outside the organization than to be appointed from within, a new study that surveyed corporate leadership trends found.

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    Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The legal industry saw another busy week as firms merged and BigLaw continued to lavish associates with raises and bonuses before the end of the year. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

  • Courts

    DC Circ. Narrows Trump Gag Order

    The D.C. Circuit on Friday issued a narrowed gag order restraining Donald Trump's public statements amid his criminal election-interference case after finding a lower court restricted "more protected speech than is necessary."

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    Legal Tech Roundup: Settlement Intelligence, Lexitas

    Another artificial intelligence-based platform for legal professionals received funding this week.

  • Courts

    Bradley Arant Atty Allegedly Hid Dog Cruelty Charge From Bar

    A Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP associate is facing disciplinary charges by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission after he was convicted of hitting his dog and allegedly failing to disclose his record while under consideration for bar admission.

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    California Pulse

    Sheppard Mullin, Herbert Smith Join Associate Bonus Trend

    Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP and Herbert Smith Freehills LLP are the latest law firms announcing year-end bonuses for associates and 2024 raises that meet or exceed the scale set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP last month.

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    Texas Group Eyes Non-Atty Ownership For Access To Justice

    A group that aims to provide access to justice for low-income Texans this week proposed a pilot program that would allow non-attorney ownership of entities providing legal representation and permit licensed paraprofessionals to offer limited legal services.

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    DC Pulse

    Robinson & Cole Adds Housing Team From Maryland Firm

    Robinson & Cole LLP has hired six lawyers and as many professional staffers from Kearbey Pirulli & Evatt LLC, a firm in Bethesda, Maryland, whose attorneys work with institutional lenders and other housing market participants on affordable housing matters, Robinson & Cole announced Wednesday.

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    Supreme Court's Path Puts Precedents At Risk, NJ Panel Says

    U.S. Supreme Court decisions over the past year represent a troubling path taken by the justices, with issues such as affirmative action, First Amendment rights and the concept of stare decisis up for debate like never before, according to a New Jersey State Bar Association panel discussion Thursday.

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