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AZA Names Four New Partners in Commercial and IP Litigation

AZA Names Four New Partners in Commercial and IP Litigation

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Scott W. Clark, Ryan Hackney, Michael McBride, and Jane Langdell Robinson, are promoted to partner effective Jan. 28.

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Amid Growing Scandal, MoFo Launches Investigation Into Partner Justin Fairfax

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The Morrison & Foerster partner is taking a leave of absence, according to an internal memo obtained by CNN.

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Finding (Mostly) Free Tools for a DIY Legal Marketing Program

Finding (Mostly) Free Tools for a DIY Legal Marketing Program

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If you’re looking to juice up your online presence, these tools can help save time and create a clean, professional look in all your marketing efforts.

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IBM Watson in Quiet Talks With Law Firms to Expand AI Offerings

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The company until now has mostly focused its legal business marketing of Watson to legal departments within large corporations, Bloomberg Law reports.

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How General Counsel can Successfully Collaborate with Outside Attorneys

How General Counsel can Successfully Collaborate with Outside Attorneys

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Three senior in-house attorneys discussed best practices for collaborating with outside counsel during a panel discussion at Ward and Smith’s 2018 In-House Counsel Seminar, with a focus on leveraging technology, controlling legal spend, and managing succession.

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Attorney Suspended for 3.5 Years After Offering Legal Advice for Go Fund Me Money

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As treasurer of the Kanawha Valley Soccer League, lawyer Mark Allen Glover allegedly transferred money from the league’s checking account to his personal checking account for personal use, reports The West Vieginia Record.

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Webinar: RFPs – Best Practices & Obstacles to Avoid

Webinar, Feb. 16, 2019
This webinar will provide an overview for general counsel on how RFPs are being used to better manage outside counsel across the legal industry and the best practices to follow and the obstacles to avoid.

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170 Top In-House Lawyers Warn They Will Direct Their Dollars to Law Firms Promoting Diversity

170 Top In-House Lawyers Warn They Will Direct Their Dollars to Law Firms Promoting Diversity

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The letter was drafted after an online photo of 12 new partners at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison drew attention because it appeared to show 11 white men and just one woman.

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He Made His Way to the Top of Biglaw. Then His Drinking Almost Brought Him Down

He Made His Way to the Top of Biglaw. Then His Drinking Almost Brought Him Down

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Steven Wall attributes his alcoholism to three factors: his heredity, his personality and how he handled the enormous stress of his job.

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New Advertising Rules Coming for Texas Lawyers, Law Firms

New Advertising Rules Coming for Texas Lawyers, Law Firms

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The requested revisions seem to streamline the rules and make them easier to understand and follow, although it will be difficult to determine the true impact until after the final language is approved and the rules are enacted.

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No Fees for You: Non-Class Counsel Get Stiffed in VW Diesel Litigation

No Fees for You: Non-Class Counsel Get Stiffed in VW Diesel Litigation

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Numerous attorneys who worked on VW suits before the appointment of class counsel won’t get paid, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Yelp Doesn’t Have to Take Down Libelous Post About Lawyer, Supreme Court Rules

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The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a San Francisco attorney’s request Tuesday to order Yelp to take down an online denunciation by a former client.

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Biglaw Firm Pushing Out Senior Associates

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Associates were told they weren’t partner or counsel material, given only a portion of their bonus and told they had six months to find another job.

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Another N.Y. Lawyer Censured After 60 Minutes Sting Report

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The CBS program reported on an undercover probe by anticorruption advocacy group Global Witness.

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Biglaw Firm to Pay $4.6 Million in Case Tied to Manafort and Ukraine

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As part of the settlement, the law firm agreed to register retroactively as a foreign agent for Ukraine in addition to paying the government $4.6 million, reports The New York Times.

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Big Law Partner Fired After Accusations of Overbilling

Big Law Partner Fired After Accusations of Overbilling

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Neal Gerber has refunded $150,000 to a group of more than 100 clients, and Kirkland & Ellis also decided to refund fees.

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Opioid Overdoses Overtake Car Accidents on List of Preventable Deaths

Opioid Overdoses Overtake Car Accidents on List of Preventable Deaths

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The National Safety Council’s recently released report on preventable injury and fatality statistics, reveals that accidental opioid overdoses have overtaken car accidents as a leading cause of deaths among Americans.

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Ex-Lawyer Gets Nearly 4 Years in Prison for Embezzling From Clients and Law Firm

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Pamela S. Hediger embezzled money from the firm’s client trust and business operating accounts, according to prosecutors.

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A Banner Year for Law Firms? A Different Take on the 2019 Citi Report

A Banner Year for Law Firms? A Different Take on the 2019 Citi Report

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Legal consultant Mark A. Cohen takes a close look at the 2019 Citi Hildebrandt Client Advisory.

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To Market Your Legal Practice, Think Like an Editor and Publisher

To Market Your Legal Practice, Think Like an Editor and Publisher

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Amy Boardman Hunt of Muse Communications has some advice for lawyers: If you want to promote your legal practice, think like an editor and publisher.

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