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Donald Trump abruptly canceled his plans to testify in his defense on Monday in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case, announcing the decision in a series of social media posts on the eve of his expected return to the Manhattan courtroom.
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.
Polsinelli PC has appointed a pair of longtime shareholders to serve in diversity, equity and inclusion leadership roles.
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.
The U.S. legal services sector continued to add jobs last month after contracting during the summer, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday.
A veteran antitrust litigator and former Federal Trade Commission attorney has jumped from Norton Rose Fulbright to the New York City office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP after five years with his previous firm.
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.
WilmerHale and Morrison Foerster LLP secured spots on top of this week's legal lions list, one by toppling a $2 billion patent infringement verdict against its client and the other for its work on a groundbreaking abortion decision out of Texas.
Law360 reporters are providing live coverage from the courthouse as former President Donald Trump goes on trial in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case. Here's a recap from day 42.
A Second Circuit panel ruled Thursday that an insurer need not cover a legal malpractice suit brought against an attorney and his former firm, rejecting the attorney's argument that some acts the underlying suit alleged circumvented the policy's exclusions.
Donald Trump returned to his civil fraud trial in person Thursday as his final expert witness testified there was no evidence of accounting fraud by the former president, who stands accused of falsifying his financial statements to secure lucrative terms on loans and insurance for his real estate empire.
An Ohio marijuana company has voluntarily dropped the New York federal fraud suit it filed against a Big Apple law firm in 2021, according to a notice of dismissal it entered Thursday.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has settled all claims brought by a former paralegal who alleged he was fired after requesting to work from home, according to a joint letter submitted by the parties following a court-mandated mediation.
A former Bronx County assistant district attorney and onetime JPMorgan assistant general counsel has been arraigned on charges that she and two family members defrauded the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Association of Legal Aid Attorneys urged a New York federal judge to lift a restraining order blocking a vote on whether to issue a resolution on the crisis in Israel and Gaza, saying a state judge's order infringes its constitutional rights to speak out.
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP announced the hire of two experienced mergers and acquisitions attorneys from Stroock Stroock & Lavan LLP as New York-based partners in the firm's M&A and corporate advisory practice group.
National firm Polsinelli PC has promoted its director of information technology infrastructure and transformation to be its new chief information officer, replacing an administrator who left earlier this year to become chief technology officer at K&L Gates LLP.
King & Spalding LLP will name 28 attorneys to partner and 14 to of counsel effective Jan. 1, a slight increase over last year's promotions for the Atlanta-based firm.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP and boutique private equity firm Massumi & Consoli LLP announced 2024 salary figures on Thursday that are in line with the prevailing scales set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP.
Law360 reporters are providing live coverage from the courthouse as former President Donald Trump goes on trial in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case. Here's a recap from day 41.
New York-based white collar and commercial litigation boutique Ford O'Brien Landy LLP has added a former Connecticut federal prosecutor with more than two decades of experience as counsel.
Commercial contracts litigation has slowed down considerably in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with new case filings reaching their lowest level in a decade last year before beginning to rebound in 2023, following a brief but dramatic spike in 2020, according to a new report Thursday.
The Second Circuit refused to reopen a Black former housing discrimination investigator's suit claiming the New York Division of Human Rights gave him poor performance evaluations and fired him because of his race, ruling Wednesday he'd failed to identify a comparable colleague who was treated better.
New York correctional institutions and hospitals are facing the highest potential liability for alleged past sexual abuse under the state's Adult Survivors Act, according to a Law360 analysis of all the lawsuits filed during the yearlong lookback window.
The New York state trial court that hit Donald Trump with gag orders in his civil fraud case defended those decisions Wednesday in an appellate filing, calling Trump's alleged free speech injuries "risible" compared to the potential harm to court staff.
Marina Portnova at Lowenstein Sandler discusses what partners can do to aid their associates in setting work-life boundaries, especially around after-hours assignment availability.
Although artificial intelligence-powered legal research is ushering in a new era of legal practice that augments human expertise with data-driven insights, it is not without challenges involving privacy, ethics and more, so legal professionals should take steps to ensure AI becomes a reliable partner rather than a source of disruption, says Marly Broudie at SocialEyes Communications.
With the increased usage of collaboration apps and generative artificial intelligence solutions, it's not only important for e-discovery teams to be able to account for hundreds of existing data types today, but they should also be able to add support for new data types quickly — even on the fly if needed, says Oliver Silva at Casepoint.
With many legal professionals starting to explore practical uses of generative artificial intelligence in areas such as research, discovery and legal document development, the fundamental principle of human oversight cannot be underscored enough for it to be successful, say Ty Dedmon at Bradley Arant and Paige Hunt at Lighthouse.
The legal profession is among the most hesitant to adopt ChatGPT because of its proclivity to provide false information as if it were true, but in a wide variety of situations, lawyers can still be aided by information that is only in the right ballpark, says Robert Plotkin at Blueshift IP.
Leah Kelman at Herrick Feinstein discusses the importance of reasoned judgment and thoughtful process when it comes to newly admitted attorneys' social media use.
Attorneys should take a cue from U.S. Supreme Court justices and boil their arguments down to three points in their legal briefs and oral advocacy, as the number three is significant in the way we process information, says Diana Simon at University of Arizona.
In order to achieve a robust client data protection posture, law firms should focus on adopting a risk-based approach to security, which can be done by assessing gaps, using that data to gain leadership buy-in for the needed changes, and adopting a dynamic and layered approach, says John Smith at Conversant Group.
Laranda Walker at Susman Godfrey, who was raising two small children and working her way to partner when she suddenly lost her husband, shares what fighting to keep her career on track taught her about accepting help, balancing work and family, and discovering new reserves of inner strength.
Diana Leiden at Winston & Strawn discusses how first-year associates whose law firm start dates have been deferred can use the downtime to hone their skills, help their communities, and focus on returning to BigLaw with valuable contacts and out-of-the-box insights.
Female attorneys and others who pause their careers for a few years will find that gaps in work history are increasingly acceptable among legal employers, meaning with some networking, retraining and a few other strategies, lawyers can successfully reenter the workforce, says Jill Backer at Ave Maria School of Law.
ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence tools pose significant risks to the integrity of legal work, but the key for law firms is not to ban these tools, but to implement them responsibly and with appropriate safeguards, say Natalie Pierce and Stephanie Goutos at Gunderson Dettmer.
OpinionWe Must Continue DEI Efforts Despite High Court Headwinds
Though the U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down affirmative action in higher education, law firms and their clients must keep up the legal industry’s recent momentum advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession in order to help achieve a just and prosperous society for all, says Angela Winfield at the Law School Admission Council.
Law firms that fail to consider their attorneys' online habits away from work are not using their best efforts to protect client information and are simplifying the job of plaintiffs attorneys in the case of a breach, say Mark Hurley and Carmine Cicalese at Digital Privacy and Protection.
Though effective writing is foundational to law, no state requires attorneys to take continuing legal education in this skill — something that must change if today's attorneys are to have the communication abilities they need to fulfill their professional and ethical duties to their clients, colleagues and courts, says Diana Simon at the University of Arizona.