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07/16/2019
IP Lawyer's Moon Shot Will Commemorate Apollo 11 Mission
A new stamp marks the moon landing's 50th anniversary with a backyard astronomy photo by former Bradley Arant partner Greg Revera.

         

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07/15/2019
'A Very Difficult Time': Challenges for Career Lawyers at Trump's DOJ
“It feels almost like these poor career lawyers are getting just eaten up—chewed up and spit out in the process," one former Justice Department lawyer said.

         

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07/15/2019
Conservative Lawyers' Group Condemns Trump's 'Ignorant Racist Nature'
"We refuse to share the silence of most of the Republican caucus in Congress, whose timidity in the face of this abhorrent behavior reflects the debased politics of the day," the group Checks and Balances said in a statement.

         

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07/15/2019
Judge Slashes $80M Roundup Verdict to $25.3M
U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria of the Northern District of California, who refused to overturn the verdict Friday, found that Monsanto Co.'s conduct was sufficient to warrant punitive damages of $20 million—a ratio of four times the compensatory damages.

         

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07/15/2019
US Filing Opens for Company Pay Data, Bringing New Legal Risks to Employers
In the past employers with over 100 employees have reported total numbers only on the ethnicity and gender of employees. Now, they also must include pay data and hours worked, broken down by ethnicity and gender.

         

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07/15/2019
Report: Cannabis In-House Counsel Expect to Spend More to Keep Up With Market
Many in-house counsel, according to the report, having increasing concerns over cannabis-related litigation.

         

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07/15/2019
JP Morgan's Top Cybersecurity Counsel Joins Hogan Lovells
Peter Marta led a global team of five lawyers who counseled the bank's 3,000-person cybersecurity department.

         

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07/15/2019
Afghan Deployment Means Practice Pause for Eversheds Cybersecurity Leader
It will be Michael Bahar's third military tour since enlisting after 9/11, but his first since entering Big Law.

         

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07/15/2019
Estée Lauder's Top Lawyer Ascends to Vice Chairman Role
Sara Moss, executive vice president and GC at the cosmetics giant since 2003, is the latest example of companies elevating their top lawyers to nonlegal positions to make business and strategic decisions.

         

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07/15/2019
Rosetta Stone GC Departs for FLIR Systems
Sonia Galindo now oversees FLIR's worldwide legal issues, from mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property matters and corporate governance to data privacy, cybersecurity and global trade compliance.

         

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07/15/2019
Sandy Hook Plaintiffs Lose Appeal Bid in School Safety Lawsuit
The Connecticut Appellate Court upheld a lower court ruling siding with the town of Newtown in a case alleging inadequate school-safety procedures during the 2012 mass shooting.

         

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07/15/2019
Justice Dept., Silent on Trump's Subpoena Fights, Is Invited to Express Views
"Why is the Justice Department not participating to protect the office of the president, if that's the primary basis of your argument?" Judge Neomi Rao asked a private lawyer for Trump last week.

         

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07/15/2019
Why Do Some Australian Firms Shun Tie-Ups and Prefer to Go it Alone?
A host of Australian firms have merged with Big Law and Magic Circle firms in recent years. But some firms argue they are better off remaining independent.

         

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07/15/2019
Crypto-Enabled Charity Donations Raise As Many Questions as Dollar Signs
Charities that incorporate blockchain into their organizations could allow for donations that are more transparent and secure, but the regulatory risks could outweigh the monetary rewards.

         

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07/15/2019
Manatt Touts New Cannabis Practice as Firms Vie to Ride Green Wave
Manatt joins a growing list of major U.S. law firms that have announced specialized cannabis practices.

         

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07/15/2019
Seyfarth Shaw Hires First Diversity Chief Carew From Shook Hardy
Touting Kori Carew as a “sought-after authority on inclusion and diversity, the Am Law 100 firm pointed to Carew's seven years of experience as director of strategic diversity Initiatives at Shook, Hardy & Bacon,

         

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07/15/2019
Eyes on Epstein, Client Pressure, ADR Owners: The Morning Minute
Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

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07/15/2019
Judge Says He Will Rule Later This Week on Jeffrey Epstein Bail Motion
U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman of the Southern District of New York said he would rule on Epstein's bail motion in court Thursday morning.

         

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07/15/2019
EY's China Law Firm Launches in Shenzhen via Merger
Chen & Co. has merged with four-partner Allied Law Firm in Shenzhen, a technology hub in China and a key city for the Chinese government's Greater Bay Area economic project.

         

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07/15/2019
Constantly On Call: The Client's Role in the Legal Profession's Mental Health Crisis
Lawyers said many in-house counsel aren't thinking about their impact on the mental health of outside counsel—but they should be.

         

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07/15/2019
Kirkland's Push Into Contingency Fee Litigation Not Threatening, Firm Leaders Say
Trial lawyers said Kirkland, for all its resources, comes into a contingency fee practice with some disadvantages.

         

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07/14/2019
Curriculum Comes Alive: How Two Law Schools Use Virtual Reality in the Classroom
At the AALL Conference, law school educators from Oklahoma and UNT Dallas showed how they've integrated virtual reality concepts into their schools' curriculum.

         

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07/12/2019
At Ninth Circuit, Judge Questions if Ownership Disclosure of ADR Providers Would Open 'Really Messy Can of Worms'
As alternative dispute resolution seems to take an ever-widening bite out of the cases routed through the federal courts, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena on Monday questioned how much information is enough for parties to decide the appearance of impartiality of arbitrators during arguments in Monster Energy vs. City Beverages.

         

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07/12/2019
This Norton Rose Partner Is a Proud Soccer Dad. His Daughter Just Won the World Cup!
Vincent Dunn's daughter Crystal, a member of the U.S. Women's National Team, helped lead the U.S. to the 2019 World Cup championship this month.

         

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07/12/2019
This Hanson Bridgett Lawyer Is Set to Represent Iran at the CrossFit Games
Payam Saljoughian, a 32-year-old Iranian-American lawyer from Oakland, is going to represent Iran at the international Reebok CrossFit Games.

         

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07/12/2019
What David Lat Learned about Big Law—and Himself—at Above the Law
The blog's former editor-in-chief says that conditions have improved for associates since 2006, when Above the Law made its debut.

         

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07/12/2019
New Antitrust Charging Policy to Reward Companies' Good Faith Compliance Efforts
It contains two parts, guiding prosecutors in their evaluation of compliance programs at both the charging and sentencing stage of investigations.

         

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07/12/2019
Law Firm Leaders' Confidence Wanes, but Market Optimism Remains
Despite tempered expectations, law firm leaders are mostly confident about the rest of 2019, according to Citi Private Bank.

         

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07/12/2019
Accenture Elevates Former General Counsel to Chief Executive Role
Julie Sweet was hired in 2010 as general counsel at the global consulting firm and promoted to chief executive for North America five years later.

         

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07/12/2019
In Claiming Census Victory, Trump Nods to Alito's Dissent
A comparison of Trump's executive order and the Supreme Court's decision blocking the administration from adding a citizenship question revealed a similarity.

         

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07/12/2019
Litigation Funder Says Tom Girardi Hasn't Paid Big Chunk of $16M Settlement
Law Finance Group claims the prominent plaintiffs attorney and husband of Real Housewives of Beverley Hills cast member Erika Jayne has only paid $10 million of a settlement that came due last month.

         

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07/12/2019
Acosta's Resignation Elevates Ex-Preston Gates Counselor With Abramoff Ties
Patrick Pizzella will take over the acting role from Acosta, who has faced increased scrutiny over his handling of a decade-old investigation into Jeffrey Epstein.

         

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07/12/2019
California Plan for Lawyer Fee-Sharing Picks Up Speed
A vote by the state bar's board of trustees marks another baby step toward reshaping law firm ownership rules and transforming legal entrepreneurship.

         

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07/12/2019
Are You an Ivanka Trump or a Megan Rapinoe?
Sure, the soccer player makes for a good role model, but in the corporate world, the First Daughter is the true shining example!

         

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07/12/2019
McDermott Will & Emery Closes Seoul Office
The U.S. firm will be only the second international firm to pull out from South Korea, Asia's fourth-largest economy.

         

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07/12/2019
Finances Fight, City Hackers, Raid Resistant: The Morning Minute
Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

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07/12/2019
Schneider National Hires Thom Jackson as General Counsel
Jackson has a quarter-century of in-house experience and most recently served as senior vice president and GC of the Knowles Corp., a Chicago-based electronic manufacturing company.

         

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07/12/2019
Client's Case Dismissed After Attorney Filed Key Document 19 Minutes Late
Smith Clinesmith associate Paul J. Downey of Dallas, who represented plaintiff Dorcus Simmons in the case, said his firm was weighing options to appeal the ruling.

         

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07/12/2019
Trump's Lawyer Faced Skeptical DC Circuit Panel in Subpoena Fight
The panel—Judges Patricia Millett, David Tatel and Neomi Rao—spent more than two hours grilling the House's top lawyer and a private attorney representing Trump. The court appeared, at times, divided.

         

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07/12/2019
The Law Firm Disrupted: Kirkland's Contingency Plan
Here's why Kirkland & Ellis' announcement that it's "doubling down" on plaintiff's side contingency-fee litigation is worth your attention.

         

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07/11/2019
Justice Department, 6 Whistleblowers Win $1.4B Settlement With Opioid Maker
The U.S. Department of Justice said the Reckitt Benckiser Group also entered a nonprosecution agreement to resolve potential criminal charges. The settlement included the U.K.-based group and its subsidiary in New Jersey, Reckitt Benckiser LLC.

         

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07/11/2019
Anticipating Immigration Raids, Lawyers File Federal Due Process Suit in NY Court
“The Due Process Clause and the refugee protection laws therefore require that these individuals have an opportunity, before they are deported, to appear before an immigration judge, the lawsuit said.

         

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07/11/2019
Epstein Attorneys Argue for Home Detention, Lay Out 14 Conditions for Release
In a letter to U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman of the Southern District of New York, Epstein's lawyers proposed the use of surveillance cameras, GPS monitoring, as well as deregistering his private jet and other forms of transportation to ensure that Epstein would appear for trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges.

         

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07/11/2019
Bipartisan Breakthrough on Marijuana? | See What the 9th Circuit Just Said About State-Federal Tension | Plaintiffs Firms Circle
Welcome to Higher Law -- our weekly snapshot of cannabis lawyering, lobbying and legislating. Thanks for reading!

         

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07/11/2019
Husch Blackwell Partner Booted Over Battery Charge, Drunken Driving Convictions
The Wisconsin Supreme Court reprimanded Jeffrey McIntyre after a third DUI and a battery charge that followed a bizarre barroom altercation.

         

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07/11/2019
Judge Who Dissed 'Game of Thrones' Writers Has a Penchant for Pop Culture
Ninth Circuit Judge John Owens, who won fans in certain corners of the internet last week by calling out the writers of Game of Thrones for leaving behind a seemingly key storyline, has a habit of dropping pop culture references in his opinions.

         

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07/11/2019
Longtime Head of Public Justice Set to Open First Calif. Office for Bailey & Glasser
Arthur Bryant, who has been with the open courts and consumer rights legal nonprofit Public Justice for 35 years, is set to open Bailey & Glasser's first West Coast office in Oakland.

         

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07/11/2019
'Critically Ill Babies': Law Prof Who Visited Detention Center Heads to DC With Wrenching Testimony
Elora Mukherjee, who heads the Immigrants Rights Clinic at Columbia Law School, was one of three legal academics who investigated conditions at a detention camp for migrant children in Texas last month. She is slated to share her horrific findings on Capitol Hill on Friday.

         

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07/11/2019
Read the Document: Epstein Attorneys Lay Out 14 Conditions for Release Before Trial
Attorneys for Jeffrey Epstein, arguing for their client's pretrial release, on Thursday laid out at least 14 "highly restrictive conditions" to counter concerns that he may flee or present a danger to the community.

         

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07/11/2019
Meet the 3 Judges Who've Checked Trump's Census Citizenship Question
All three judges—in California, Maryland and New York—are now weighing issues tied to the Justice Department's attempt to swap in new attorneys.

         

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07/11/2019
Eli Lilly General Counsel to Retire
The pharmaceutical company's current general counsel and vice president, Mike Harrington, is preparing to retire at the end of the year.

         

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07/11/2019
Ex-Skadden Associate Loses Law License for Lying in Mueller Probe
Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan pleaded guilty to a single charge brought by special counsel Robert Mueller and was jailed for 30 days.

         

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07/11/2019
Well-Being Inc., Epstein in Court, Funders' Fears: The Morning Minute
Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

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07/11/2019
As the Litigation Funding Industry Grows, So Do Efforts to Control It
With more states enacting or considering laws aimed at predatory consumer lending, some commercial litigation finance companies worry that they are also targets.

         

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07/11/2019
Cottage Industry Develops Around Lawyer Well-Being
Coaches, conferences and apps geared toward improving lawyer well-being are increasingly available, partly sparked by an American Bar Association pledge last year.

         

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07/11/2019
How I Made Partner: Baker Donelson's Wendy Huff Ellard
"It may sound cliché, but I would advise any associate who wants to have a long and successful career to work now to identify something you are truly interested in and passionate about."

         

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07/11/2019
Big Law Bills More Than $160 Million in Puerto Rico's Bankruptcy
At least one-fourth of the Am Law 100 are working on Puerto Rico's $100 billion restructuring.

         

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07/11/2019
Labor of Law: California Gig Employees? | Acosta Plays Defense | Seyfarth Opens in Charlotte | Paul Weiss' Latest Lateral Hire | Contempt Order Reversed
Welcome to Labor of Law -- our weekly roundup of news and trends affecting the labor and employment community.

         

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07/11/2019
5 Municipalities Sacked by Cybersecurity Attacks
A rash of cybersecurity attacks have hit various city government agencies in recent months, proving small-town and large municipalities alike can be the target of any hacker.

         

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07/10/2019
Farming Out Legal Operations. Plus, Former Nokia Lawyer Sues Company Over Alleged Discrimination.
Legal operations is growing in corporate legal departments and experts believe these opportunities may eventually be outsourced. Also, a former Nokia in-house lawyer filed suit last week claiming the gender and age discrimination she faced at the telecommunications company was so bad that she can no longer work.

         

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07/10/2019
Judge Orders PG&E to Respond to Newspaper Report About Power Lines Sparking Wildfires
U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who is overseeing the aftermath of PG&E Corp.'s 2016 safety-related felony conviction, on Wednesday ordered the company to respond "paragraph-by-paragraph" to a Wall Street Journal report claiming that the utility company knew that parts of its transmission system were a potential wildfire hazard.

         

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07/10/2019
Two More Federal Judges Question DOJ's Census Case Maneuvering
Judges in Maryland and California want to hear more from the government about their effort to swap out lawyers in census litigation.

         

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07/10/2019
Legal Challenge Filed Against NY Law Ending Religious Exemptions for Vaccines
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has previously expressed public skepticism about the safety of vaccines, is one of two attorneys representing the families in the litigation.

         

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07/10/2019
Seyfarth Shaw Opens Charlotte Outpost
Seyfarth has more than 25 clients in the Charlotte market, including Compass Group, Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America and Wells Fargo.

         

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07/10/2019
Ex-Big Law Attorneys Stock Trump White House Counsel's Office
Lawyers from Gibson Dunn, Kirkland & Ellis, Williams & Connolly and other firms have taken posts inside the Trump White House counsel's office.

         

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07/10/2019
'Tough Day in Court,' but Experts Say the 5th Circuit Might Salvage Parts of Obamacare
“The most likely outcome here is the court affirms the lower court with respect to standing and the merits and they issue a remand to decide what specific portions can be salvaged from the law, attorney Josh Blackman said about the dispute over the Affordable Care Act.

         

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07/10/2019
'Porn Troll' Lawyer Gets 5-Year Sentence in Copyright Extortion Case
Former Florida attorney John Steele and his Minnesota law partner used fake shell companies to obtain copyrights to pornographic movies, even filming some themselves, before putting them online for unsuspecting John Does to download.

         

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07/10/2019
Skilled in the Art: Qualcomm Kicks Off Antitrust Appeal + Don't Count on that $2.5 Billion, Idenix + More Thoughts on the Federal Circuit's Patent Eligibility Debate
Qualcomm has fired its first shot at the FTC in the Ninth Circuit.

         

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07/10/2019
Morrison & Foerster Settles Macquarie's $35M Puda Coal Malpractice Suit
The apparent settlement comes less than two years after the malpractice suit was revived by a New York appellate court.

         

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07/10/2019
US Appeals Court Orders Dismissal of 'Emoluments' Claims Against Trump
A panel of Fourth Circuit judges, ruling for Trump, said the "prosecution of this case readily provokes the question of whether this action against the President is an appropriate use of the courts."

         

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07/10/2019
Kirkland Makes Push for Plaintiffs-Side Contingency Cases
It's a move that stands to upend the market—traditionally dominated by smaller, plaintiff-oriented shops.

         

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07/10/2019
What's Next: The Problem With Dockless Scooter Laws + Lawyers React to Amazon's Status As a Seller + FCC Tries to Hang Up On Global Robocallers and Spoofers
Municipal laws have not quite caught up with those dockless scooters zipping through downtown. Plus, lawyers respond to a precedential ruling that might hold Amazon accountable for faulty products.

         

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07/10/2019
Ashurst's Karen Davies Tops UK M&A Partner Rankings
The firm's London corporate head has worked on four deals worth more than $8.75 billion since January, the latest rankings show.

         

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07/10/2019
Sea Change, Boeing Balk, Rapinoe Standard: The Morning Minute
Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

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07/10/2019
Is Your Legal Department Ready for the Next Big Crash?
In-house leaders should be assessing their legal departments regularly to find and fix inefficient spending and work habits while also implementing new tech solutions now—before it's too late.

         

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07/10/2019
Boeing's $100M Promise Met WIth Lawyers' Skepticism. Plus: Fuel Tank Litigation Out of Gas
Attorneys said the aerospace company's offer wouldn't give answers about two 737 Max 8 crashes, and would not absolve it of potential exposure to punitive damages

         

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07/10/2019
Compliance Hot Spots: SEC's Waiver News: Takeaways | Gibson Dunn Snags Mueller Prosecutor | CFIUS Arms Race Among Firms | Who Got the Work
There's a CFIUS arms race among law firms, Jay Clayton makes waves and Gibson Dunn hires a leading Mueller prosecutor for white-collar and compliance. Thanks for reading!

         

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07/10/2019
Zainab Ahmad Joins Gibson Dunn from Mueller's Prosecution Team
Ahmad joined the special counsel's team in 2017 from the U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn, and she would be a lead prosecutor in the case against Michael Flynn. Ahmad starts at Gibson Dunn on July 15 in the New York office.

         

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07/09/2019
Manhattan Federal Judge Rejects DOJ's Request to Remove Census Case Attorneys
U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman of the Southern District of New York wrote in a three-page decision that he had to deny a motion for nine attorneys to withdraw from the lawsuit because the federal government hadn't given a reason for the change.

         

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07/09/2019
Does Equal Pay Require Rapinoe-Level Awesomeness?
It's almost a cliché that women have to work harder to get the same rights and privilege that men take for granted.

         

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07/09/2019
Privacy Case in Top EU Court Could Upend Trans-Atlantic Data Transfers
The outcome of the case could change the rules governing privacy for the world's largest online platforms and have major implications for the way in which data can be transferred across markets.

         

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07/09/2019
Trade Agency's Top Lawyer Returns to King & Spalding
As general counsel, Stephen Vaughn advised on the renegotiation of NAFTA with Mexico and Canada and an investigation that led to tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports.

         

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07/09/2019
How One General Counsel Is Working to Help Connect the World
“There have been fundamental changes where connectivity takes place, Kalpak Gude, general counsel and head of global regulatory at Swarm Technologies Inc., told a U.S. Chamber of Commerce roundtable Tuesday. “We used to build networks where people work. [Now] we need networks everywhere.

         

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07/09/2019
Kirkland & Ellis Partner Confirmed to 9th Circuit Bench, Despite Calif. Senators' Residency Concerns
Daniel Bress was confirmed in a 53-45 vote despite objections from California's Democratic senators that he lived, worked and voted in the Washington, D.C., area.

         

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07/09/2019
California's 'Undocumented Lawyer' Obtains U.S. Citizenship After 25-Year Effort
Sergio Garcia's decades-long bid for U.S. citizenship came to fruition last month. It marked the final bureaucratic hurdle for the lawyer, who spent five years pushing to become licensed in California.

         

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07/09/2019
EU Fines Hello Kitty Owner $7 million in Antitrust Ruling
The Commission found that Sanrio restricted cross-border online sales of Hello Kitty toys and other merchandise, violating EU competition rules.

         

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07/09/2019
Ahead of the Curve: Here Come The Undergraduate Law Degrees
This week's Ahead of the Curve examines the early success of the University of Arizona's B.A. in Law, which will finally get some competition next year. Plus, is a second clerkship one too many? At least one judge thinks so.

         

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07/09/2019
Attorneys Skeptical of Boeing's Promise of $100M to Address 737 Max 8 Plane Crashes
The aerospace company has announced it will partner with local governments and nonprofit entities to address the needs of victims and affected communities, but attorneys said it won't provide answers or obviate potential punitive damages.

         

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07/09/2019
Latham, Skadden Help Launch Virgin Galactic Toward Space Flight Milestone
Richard Branson's space tourism venture is going public.

         

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07/09/2019
Legal Educators Loomed Large in Jeffrey Epstein's Plea Deal
From famed Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz to former Pepperdine law dean Ken Starr, here are the law school ties to Jeffrey Epstein's legal problems.

         

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07/09/2019
Kirkland Lawyers in Spotlight Amid New Epstein Criminal Case
Jeffrey Epstein previously escaped federal charges when his Kirkland lawyer had a tete-a-tete with a U.S. attorney who used to work at the firm.

         

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07/09/2019
My Weekday Workout: Morrison & Foerster's Carrie Cohen
"My workout helps energize me for whatever the day brings. I depend on it."

         

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07/09/2019
Trump Can't Block Twitter Followers, US Appeals Court Rules
"If the First Amendment means anything, it means that the best response to disfavored speech on matters of public concern is more speech, not less," the Second Circuit said Tuesday.

         

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07/09/2019
ACA Today, Aiming for Amsterdam, Trump's Move: The Morning Minute
Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

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07/09/2019
Finnegan Names Firm Lifers as Next Managing Partner, New Chair
The IP powerhouse elected Anand Sharma its next managing partner. His predecessor, Mark Sweet, will be the new firm chair.

         

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07/08/2019
US Attorney Berman Says SDNY Prosecutors Aren't Bound by Epstein's Nonprosecution Agreement in Florida
U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman of the Southern District of New York said the decade-old nonprosecution agreement between Jeffrey Epstein and Florida federal prosecutors did not affect his office's ability to indict Epstein Monday morning on federal charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy.

         

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07/08/2019
Here's the New DOJ Team Leading Trump's Census Case Maneuvering
David Morrell, a former Jones Day associate and Clarence Thomas clerk, is leading the new team. He joined the Justice Department in May from the Trump White House.

         

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07/08/2019
Franklin Financial Network Hires 40-Year Banking Veteran as First General Counsel
Steve Groom said his goal is to add value to the organization, “and the quickest way I can do that is to understand the bank and its folks, and where I can help.

         

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07/08/2019
Former Nokia In-House Attorney Sues Company for Sex, Age Discrimination
Sharan Rene Boudreau filed suit against Nokia in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, claiming age and sex discrimination. Boudreau is seeking damages for back pay, mental anguish and other compensatory damages.

         

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07/08/2019
Ex-GC of Cannabis Products Company Files Lawsuit Over Salary, Stock Options
The lawsuit alleges violations of Pennsylvania's Wage Payment and Collection Law, breach of contract, breach of stock confirmation and fraud, among other things.

         

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07/08/2019
Skadden Snags Wilson Sonsini Dealmaker in Silicon Valley
After spending over 22 years advising clients on deals at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Michael Ringler has left the Silicon Valley firm to join Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

         

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07/08/2019
Greenberg Traurig Expands in Amsterdam
It joins several other firms that have expanded in the European city over the past year.

         

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07/08/2019
Parties Prepped to Argue Standing in Tuesday's Obamacare Oral Arguments
In letter briefs, all of the parties agree that there's still a case or controversy in the appeal since the federal government has continued enforcing Obamacare as it appealed a district court's December 2018 ruling that the entire law is unconstitutional.

         

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07/08/2019
Trump Wants DC Circuit to Stop 'Distracting' Emoluments Suit
Justice Department lawyers have lost earlier bids to shut down the lawsuit, filed by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and other Democratic senators.

         

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07/08/2019
Court Rips 'Legal Artifice' in Kasowitz Firm's Megabillions Whistleblower Case
The D.C. Circuit refused to revive a lawsuit that sought to wrest $90 billion in fines and penalties from four chemical companies—and to set up a $27 billion windfall for Kasowitz Benson Torres.

         

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07/08/2019
UK's Clyde & Co Plans Further Growth in Australia
Australia managing partner Michael Tooma said the firm will expand its head count in Australia with more lateral hires and take advantage of an upswing in litigation to increase its revenue.

         

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07/08/2019
Read the Document: Epstein Indicted for Sex Crimes in Manhattan, South Fla.
Prosecutors in New York on Monday unsealed a two-count indictment charging wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein with sex-trafficking and conspiracy.

         

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07/08/2019
Morrison Cohen Settles $45M Legal Malpractice Case
The settlement in the seven-year-old malpractice lawsuit comes after a judge ruled against Morrison Cohen's arguments earlier this year.

         

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07/08/2019
Below Border Biz, Spaces In Between, The Big Question: The Morning Minute
Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

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07/08/2019
How Bruce Rogow, a Former Civil Rights Attorney, Came to Represent Roger Stone
Rogow cut his teeth as a young attorney representing civil rights activists in the deep South and helped set a U.S. Supreme Court precedent for indigent defendants. So how did he end up representing Roger Stone?

         

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07/08/2019
California AG's Trial to Begin Over J&J's Pelvic Mesh Devices
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra goes up against Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon unit in the first trial involving a state's claims over pelvic mesh products. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson reached a $9.9 million settlement just before his trial April 22.

         

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07/08/2019
Entire Federal Circuit Pleads With Supreme Court, Congress on Diagnostics Patents
Flawed precedent is making it impossible to patent often life-saving medical discoveries, all 12 active judges say in flurry of opinions.

         

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07/08/2019
Cuomo Signs Legislation Allowing Congress to Request Trump's NY State Tax Returns
It's unclear if members of Congress will immediately take advantage of the legislation to seek Trump's state tax filings.

         

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07/08/2019
The Well-Being Spectrum: There's More Than 'In Crisis' or 'Perfectly Fine'
Penn Law associate dean John Hollway says programs and policies that help legal professionals cope with the normal stresses of life as they arise are the most effective, noting wellness is a spectrum.

         

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07/07/2019
What Happened After This Big Law Attorney Told the World About His Depression
Reed Smith attorney Mark Goldstein describes the response he received after he detailed his own mental health struggles, and what it says about the progress the profession is making around mental health.

         

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