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Fear of Career Damage Led Woman to Sue Proskauer Anonymously

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Bloomberg Law is reporting that Proskauer Rose has become the latest Big Law firm to be hit with a gender discrimination lawsuit by a female partner.

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Arent Fox Advises Seattle Seahawks in Naming Rights Renewal of CenturyLink Field

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Arent Fox LLP recently served as outside counsel to the Seattle Seahawks and its affiliate company, First & Goal Inc., in a renewal of the stadium naming rights transaction with CenturyLink, Inc.

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Planning Key to Handling the Death of a High-Profile Attorney

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Failing to take a few necessary steps when a prominent member of the law firm dies is a recipe for potential confusion and consternation among the attorneys at your firm, the firm’s clients, and, importantly, the lawyer’s family, writes Bruce Vincent for Muse Communications.

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American Beverage Association Promotes New SVP/Deputy GC

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The American Beverage Association announced the promotion of Sean Krispinsky to senior vice president and deputy general counsel for the association.

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Blank Rome Adds Two IP Attorneys in Houston

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Jonathan M. Harris has joined Blank Rome LLP as partner and David M. Wilson as of counsel in the Intellectual Property and Technology group in Houston.

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Law Firm Sues Insurer Over $700K in Lost Billings Due to Ransomware Attack

Law Firm Sues Insurer Over $700K in Lost Billings Due to Ransomware Attack

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The suit says the infection disabled the law firm’s computer network, meaning lawyers and staffers “were rendered essentially unproductive.”

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Speaking Out About Employer’s Personal Views Results in Termination

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Unhappy with his boss and former friend’s close association with the Trump administration, David Magerman aired his concerns about Renaissance Technologies President Robert Mercer in a February interview with the Wall Street Journal, according to a post on the website of Androvett Legal Media.

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Study: Most CCOs Don’t Review Incentive Risks

Study: Most CCOs Don’t Review Incentive Risks

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Matt Kelly of Radical Compliance writes about a new report from the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics finds that most chief compliance officers don’t review incentive-based compensation for possible misconduct risk.

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Webcast: BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2017

Webcast: BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2017

Event, June 13
BP Global will present a webcast discussing data generated by the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, on Tuesday, June 13, 9:30-11 a.m. Eastern time.

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Arbitration Clauses Extending to Non-Signatory Affiliates: Are They Enforceable?

Arbitration Clauses Extending to Non-Signatory Affiliates: Are They Enforceable?

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A recent decision of the New Jersey Appellate Division considered the enforceability of arbitration agreements by non-signatories, writes Marissa Tillem in Proskauer Rose’s Minding Your Business blog.

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M&A Indemnification Provisions: Are You Drafting Unenforceable Time Limits?

M&A Indemnification Provisions: Are You Drafting Unenforceable Time Limits?

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In a merger-and-acquisition transaction, the convention is for the seller to make representations and warranties to the buyer regarding the target business, according to an article posted by Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice.

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The Beneficiaries of ‘Pay-if-Paid’ Clauses in Construction Contracts

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In construction law, general contractors have largely negotiated a shift in the distribution of risk away from the general contractor and to the subcontractor with the inclusion of “pay-if-paid” contractual clauses,”according to Shutts & Bowen’s Construction Law Blog.

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Company Lawyers Automate Contracts to Ease Pain of Quote-to-Cash

Company Lawyers Automate Contracts to Ease Pain of Quote-to-Cash

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Diginomica reports that some company lawyers explained how they automate contracts to remove manual, paper-based logjams from the process.

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This Company Declared War on a Patent Troll With a $50,000 Bounty

This Company Declared War on a Patent Troll With a $50,000 Bounty

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A group of lawyers who formed a company called Blackbird to file patent lawsuits against tech and retail firms may have chosen the wrong target, according to an article in Fortune.

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Weil Gotshal Benchslapped Over Fee Request

Weil Gotshal Benchslapped Over Fee Request

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The judge criticized Weil’s billing rates, the number of attorneys assigned and its lack of specificity in billing entries, trimming its fees to $488,452 and denying about $32,200 in additional costs.

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Report: Uber Fired In-House Lawyers for Seeking Advice From Outside Firms

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San Francisco Business Times is reporting that Uber fired two of its lawyers late last year after they sought advice from other law firms, a move Uber reportedly considered a fireable offense.

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Just Released: Study of Effective Legal Spend Management

Just Released: Study of Effective Legal Spend Management

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More than 20 legal spend management techniques are analyzed and compared against one another, giving readers the needed insight for effectively minimizing legal costs within their own legal departments, the company says on its website.

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Littler Survey Reveals Employers Caught in a Tangled Web of Federal, State and Local Laws

Littler Survey Reveals Employers Caught in a Tangled Web of Federal, State and Local Laws

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Littler’s sixth annual survey of more than 1,200 employers finds growing uncertainty as a new administration and various technological and social changes reshape the workplace,

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Lawyer Says Texas Law Banning ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Has Serious Constitutional Problems

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A trial and appellate lawyer says a recently passed Texas “sanctuary cities” ban set to take effect Sept. 1 is vulnerable to a Constitutional challege.

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Dallas Attorney Julie Pettit Earns DAYL Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

Dallas Attorney Julie Pettit Earns DAYL Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

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Julie Pettit, founder and managing partner of the Pettit Law Firm, is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.

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