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Former Attorney General Sally Yates joins King & Spalding

Former Attorney General Sally Yates joins King & Spalding

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Sally Yates will be a partner in the firm’s Special Matters team and will head an independent investigations group that includes several other former government enforcement lawyers – including five former U.S. attorneys.

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Tone-Deaf Memo: Biglaw Firm Doesn’t Think Men Get Nearly Enough Credit

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If you’re trying to promote diversity, giving (mostly) white men center stage is doing the very, very least you can do, advises Above the Law.

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Morrison & Foerster Sued for Pregnancy Bias

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“At MoFo, the mommy track is a dead end,” claim three female associates of Morrison & Foerster in California.

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The Biglaw Firms Potentially Caught in the Cohen Raid

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Above the Law reports that the names of some of the biggest law firms in the country have come to light after the Department of Justice seized records from the home and office of Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.

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Jones Day Takes Big Hit in Above the Law’s Power 100 Law Firm Rankings

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Jones Day has decided to take the plunge as the Biglaw firm most associated with President Donald Trump, and decisions have consequences, according to Above the Law.

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Webinar: Automating with a Legal Ops Platform vs Siloed Product Solutions

Webinar: Automating with a Legal Ops Platform vs Siloed Product Solutions

Webinar, May 3, 2018, 1 p.m. EDT
Kim Technologies will present a complimentary webinar, “Automating with a Legal Ops Platform vs Siloed Product Solutions,” on May 3, 2018.

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Using Your Professional Bio to Impress Potential Law Firm Clients

Using Your Professional Bio to Impress Potential Law Firm Clients

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Muse Communications’ Bruce Vincent says the key is making sure that what you say about yourself is well written, organized, and presented in a way that will impress the people who see it.

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DLA Piper Disputes Claims About Lawyers Exiting for McDermott

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DLA Piper is pushing back on reports that about 50 lawyers across the country were leaving the legal behemoth for Chicago-based McDermott and taking $100 million in revenue with them.

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DLA Piper Announces Partnership Promotions for 2018

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DLA Piper 19 promotions to partner in the United States, six in Canada, ten in the United Kingdom, 18 across Continental Europe, two in Asia, two in Latin America, two in the Middle East, two in Australia and a further one in South Africa.

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Biglaw Partner Out Amid Russian Sanctions Scandal

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Above the Law is reporting that Reed Smith partner Andrei Baev is out a year after joining the firm from Chadbourne & Parke. Baev has come under scrutiny recently for his connections to Republican donor Elliott Broidy.

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On-Demand: Law Firm Process Improvement Workshop

On-Demand
CRE8 Independent Consultants presents a free on-demand workshop on law firm process improvement, offering 20 ideas in 20 minutes.

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4 Reasons You Still Should Issue a Press Release

4 Reasons You Still Should Issue a Press Release

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A well-written, concise, timely press release remains one of the most potent vehicles for getting your law firm’s story in front of important audiences, writes Amy Boardman Hunt for Muse Communications.

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Latham & Watkins Chair Resigns Amid Revelation of Personal, ‘Sexual’ Conduct

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Bloomberg reports the executive committee accepted Bill Voge’s resignation, the firm said, “determining that these lapses in personal judgment made continued service as Chair untenable.”

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Making Sure Your Website is Compliant with State Bar of Texas Ad Rules

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Making sure a firm’s website is compliant with State Bar of Texas advertising rules is just one of the many responsibilities for Texas lawyers and law firms who are launching a new site or updating an existing site, according to Muse Commuinications.

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Outside Counsel Industry Rankings: Which Biglaw Firms Are Best For Your Specific Company?

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The report is based on Above the Law’s Outside Counsel rankings, a broad overview of the 50 firms in-house counsel trust the most when they need outside help.

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Dead Law Firm’s Estate Can’t Collect Fees, California Court Says

Dead Law Firm’s Estate Can’t Collect Fees, California Court Says

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The bankrupt law firm’s estate brought suit against 49 law firms to recover millions of dollars it said were owed from legal work that the firm’s former partners had taken with them.

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Biglaw Firm Could Pay $1.4 Million After Malpractice Verdict

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The jury awarded up to $1.1 million in fees and expenses, which Alston & Bird could be required to cover in full, according to Above the Law.

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Indemnification Clauses and Defining the Relationship

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As an attorney-client relationship comes with a number of privileges and obligations, understanding when that relationship comes into being is crucial, cautions Robert J. Glowacki Jr. of Poyner Spruill.

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How Solid Are Your Harassment Training Programs?

How Solid Are Your Harassment Training Programs?

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Employers are finding that generic harassment policies with one-size-fits-all instructional videos are not addressing key issues, says Audrey Mross, employment partner at Munck Wilson Mandala.

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Memo to Law Firms: Raise Cybersecurity Bar or Risk Client Losses

Memo to Law Firms: Raise Cybersecurity Bar or Risk Client Losses

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Cybersecurity protections are becoming a serious factor in client decision-making at law firms, and large firms stand to lose business if they don’t take care of cybersecurity.

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