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Justice Thomas attended Koch network donor events, interacted with the brothers at retreats, report says

Fri, 09/22/2023 - 16:32
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has attended at least two donor events orchestrated by the Koch network and has developed a bond with the…

Sullivan & Cromwell’s history with FTX draws scrutiny as it racks up bankruptcy fees

Fri, 09/22/2023 - 14:48
FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried has alleged that Sullivan & Cromwell lawyers made him the fall guy in the collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange while downplaying…

Pillsbury confirms merger talks with this law firm

Fri, 09/22/2023 - 11:55
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman confirmed Thursday that it is discussing a possible merger with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan after the latter law firm failed…

Ex-lawyer Alex Murdaugh, serving time for murder, pleads guilty to stealing from clients

Fri, 09/22/2023 - 11:09
Disbarred South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh pleaded guilty Thursday to 22 federal charges for stealing millions of dollars from clients and the estate of his…

After abrupt resignation, legal tech CEO faces groping allegations

Fri, 09/22/2023 - 09:29
Legal technology CEO Kiwi Camara’s resignation last week has been followed by a new report suggesting that the executive allegedly groped a young female employee…

As California changes ethics rules, surveyed lawyers express concern about integrity of the profession

Fri, 09/22/2023 - 09:27
Lawyers who back ethics reform are most concerned about maintaining the integrity of the legal profession, according to a survey by Bloomberg Law.

Their concern could…

Federal prosecutor’s office in rural Oklahoma struggles to hire attorneys for spiking caseloads

Thu, 09/21/2023 - 13:42
The U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma is struggling to hire lawyers after obtaining funding to ramp up from eight criminal prosecutors…

Lawyer’s ‘dogged efforts’ led to scientific discovery that could help with chronic fatigue

Thu, 09/21/2023 - 12:03
A lawyer who had to reduce her workload because of fatigue, neuropathy and muscular weakness embarked on a quest to discover what was wrong with…

David Boies’ high hourly fees pale in comparison to request by lawyers suing Tesla

Thu, 09/21/2023 - 10:42
High-profile lawyer David Boies charges $2,110 per hour, putting him “in a still-rarified realm of attorneys who charge upwards of $2,000 an hour,” according to…

New law school targeting part-time students planned for Charlotte, North Carolina

Thu, 09/21/2023 - 09:53
Elon University plans to open a part-time, in-person law school in Charlotte, North Carolina, after the only other law school operating in the city

Federal appeals judge, 96, suspended after refusing to cooperate in mental fitness probe

Wed, 09/20/2023 - 13:47
A 96-year-old federal appeals judge who may be experiencing “significant mental problems” has been suspended from case assignments for a year after she refused to…

Law prof parents of FTX founder used influence to enrich themselves, suit alleges

Wed, 09/20/2023 - 12:13
Collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX Trading has filed a lawsuit alleging that two Stanford Law School professors—the parents of the company’s founder—used their influence to enrich…

‘Precruiting’ and ‘exploding offers’ create stress for law students seeking summer associate jobs

Wed, 09/20/2023 - 10:28
An increasing number of BigLaw firms are recruiting students for summer associate programs before the formal on-campus interviewing process, a practice dubbed “precruiting.”

Last year, 23.3%…

Lawyer suspended for trying to attend 2 online CLE programs at once

Tue, 09/19/2023 - 16:27
A lawyer’s Maine law license has been suspended after he tried to get continuing legal education credit for attending online programs that happened at the…

Covington settles SEC suit demanding names of clients affected by data breach

Tue, 09/19/2023 - 11:01
Covington & Burling has agreed to turn over to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission the names of six corporate clients apparently affected by a…

‘I feel proud of myself that I stood up,’ law prof says after $750K bias settlement is approved

Mon, 09/18/2023 - 15:58
A former law professor at the University of Idaho has settled her racial and gender discrimination lawsuit against the school for $750,000 following an October…

4 ways to grow your new law firm without overextending yourself

Mon, 09/18/2023 - 12:19
Branching off on your own to run a law firm is a thrilling experience. On one hand, it can be liberating to leave an established…

Texas AG Paxton warns Biden administration to ‘buckle up’ after acquittal at impeachment trial

Mon, 09/18/2023 - 11:03
After his acquittal at an impeachment trial Saturday, Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton alleged that the “sham” proceeding was coordinated by the Biden administration…

Weekly Briefs: Judge rules against DACA fix; Paul Weiss goes on hiring spree

Fri, 09/15/2023 - 15:28

New rulemaking doesn’t save DACA

A new administrative rule intended to “preserve and fortify” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program doesn’t cure its…

Ex-lawyer Tom Girardi lashes out at prosecutor in competency hearing; brain shrinkage reported

Fri, 09/15/2023 - 09:41
A prosecutor in Los Angeles claimed that an outburst by ex-lawyer Tom Girardi during a competency hearing Wednesday shows that the disbarred lawyer understands…