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Houser LLP experienced a data breach beginning in May that affected more than 325,000 people, the law firm said in a regulatory filing with the Office of the Maine Attorney General posted Wednesday.
Susman Godfrey LLP and Truelove Law Firm lead this week's edition of Law360 Legal Lions after a Texas state jury awarded $287 million to Dutch telecommunications company Koninklijke KPN in a contract dispute with Samsung Electronics Co.
New technology is moving so fast, as well as the laws relating to attorneys' use of technology, that panelists at a Thursday evening webinar complained it was nearly impossible to have an up-to-date slide deck.
Following a string of recent corporate hires, Cullen and Dykman LLP has announced the formalization of its private equity and venture capital practice, tapping one of the firm's longtime members and one of its new additions to co-lead the team.
February ended with a bang as BigLaw made moves and the Supreme Court waded into former President Donald Trump’s legal woes. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.
This month, the Legal Accountability Project will launch an online clerkship database consisting of more than 800 reviews of state and federal judges. Access will be limited to law students undergoing the clerkship application process and seeking honest assessments of their would-be bosses.
A New Jersey insurance broker pled guilty Friday to bribing Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife, Nadine, by buying her a Mercedes-Benz convertible, under an agreement to cooperate with federal prosecutors.
Allen & Overy LLP and Shearman & Sterling LLP said on Friday that they had elected the first members of their top management team ahead of their merger in May.
Writer E. Jean Carroll urged a New York federal judge on Thursday to reject Donald Trump's effort to pause enforcement of an $83.3 million award in her defamation suit, saying the former president is asking the court to trust that the "least trustworthy of borrowers" is good for the money.
A Black former associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP will appeal a jury's finding that the firm and two other defendants didn't retaliate against him after he raised concerns about racial bias and diversity.
The beginning of proxy season is upon us, which means we can gain insight into compensation packages for public companies' legal chiefs. But how can lawyers, especially those stepping into their first general counsel role, be sure their own compensation is fair and reasonable?
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP is addressing the threat to businesses from cyberattacks and data breaches with a new incidents and investigations team led by firm veterans on both sides of the country with deep expertise in data security and privacy issues.
The expansion of law firm footprints in North Carolina and Florida, a couple of homecomings in Minnesota and Sarasota, Florida, and the completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation in Houston were among some of the biggest real estate moves for law firms in February.
Norton Rose Fulbright has added two former Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP partners with histories in areas like healthcare and education to its public finance team.
DLA Piper announced Thursday that partner Richard Chesley will step into the newly created role of global managing partner to oversee the development of cross-border business initiatives and expansion of global relationships.
Seward & Kissel LLP has hired a longtime Goodwin Proctor LLP tax attorney, who joined the firm's New York office as a partner in its tax group.
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP says its former client, who previously worked at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, owes more than $420,000 in legal fees for Kasowitz's work defending him in a criminal case, according to a suit filed in New York state court.
Class members who initially objected to a $5.6 billion settlement with Visa and Mastercard have told a New York federal judge they are seeking nearly $1 million in legal fees for "enhancing the adversary process, sharpening the debate, and pursuing meritorious appeals in this litigation over the past eleven years."
The ousted partner of the law firm formerly known as Roche Freedman LLP asked a New York federal judge to impose sanctions on his former colleagues, claiming the partners destroyed evidence when they communicated through an application that auto-deleted their messages in the lead-up to voting him out of the firm.
The Intercept and two other news publications filed nearly identical complaints against OpenAI and Microsoft Wednesday, accusing them of removing author and copyright information from material used to train ChatGPT.
Both current and former government attorneys who take on private clients should look out for instances where their possession of "confidential government information" calls for them to be disqualified from representing a client, according to the latest guidance from the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, released Wednesday.
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP has tapped a former Anderson Kill PC litigator with more than three decades of civil and criminal experience to co-chair its antitrust practice group, the firm announced on Wednesday.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced it has appointed a former Fenwick & West LLP diversity leader who currently instructs on corporate culture at New York University to serve as the firm's chief inclusion and diversity officer.
A New York state appellate judge on Wednesday refused to freeze the $465 million civil fraud judgment against Donald Trump while he appeals the award, but said the former president could take out loans to cover the cost of the judgment.
Republic Capital Group general counsel Jim Collins kept using his skills beyond lawyering to help out his small investment bank. The bank appreciated his efforts so much it recently gave him the added title of chief operating officer.
A new ChatGPT feature that can remember user information across different conversations has broad implications for attorneys, whose most pressing questions for the AI tool are usually based on specific, and large, datasets, says legal tech adviser Eric Wall.
Legal organizations struggling to work out the right technology investment strategy may benefit from using a matrix for legal department efficiency that is based on an understanding of where workloads belong, according to the basic functions and priorities of a corporate legal team, says Sylvain Magdinier at Integreon.
SeriesMy Nonpracticing Law Job: Recruiter
Self-proclaimed "Lawyer Doula" Danielle Thompson at Major Lindsey shares how she went from Columbia Law School graduate and BigLaw employment associate to a career in legal recruiting — and discovered a passion for advocacy along the way.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Do I Balance Social Activism With My Job?
Corporate attorneys pursuing social justice causes outside of work should consider eight guidelines for finding equilibrium between their beliefs and their professional duties and reputation, say Diedrick Graham, Debra Friedman and Simeon Brier at Cozen O'Connor.
Mateusz Kulesza at McDonnell Boehnen looks at potential applications of personality testing based on machine learning techniques for law firms, and the implications this shift could have for lawyers, firms and judges, including how it could make the work of judges and other legal decision-makers much more difficult.
The future of lawyering is not about the wholesale replacement of attorneys by artificial intelligence, but as AI handles more of the routine legal work, the role of lawyers will evolve to be more strategic, requiring the development of competencies beyond traditional legal skills, says Colin Levy at Malbek.
Legal writers should strive to craft sentences in the active voice to promote brevity and avoid ambiguities that can spark litigation, but writing in the passive voice is sometimes appropriate — when it's a moral choice and not a grammatical failure, says Diana Simon at the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can I Help Associates Turn Down Work?
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.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can I Use Social Media Responsibly?
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.