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More than a decade ago, The Wall Street Journal launched Law Blog. It had a simple name but a novel approach to legal coverage in the pre-Twitter era. The goal: to deliver readers interested in national legal affairs the latest news and rapid authoritative analysis.
The former head of the Justice Department’s criminal division is joining the law firm Latham & Watkins, the firm announced on Wednesday, making the firm now home to two former assistant attorney generals for the criminal division, and three senior members of the Enron task force.
Hogan Lovells is opening a Boston office with the acquisition of a boutique firm.
When it comes to the future of lawyering, LexisNexis is doubling down on big data. The company took its latest step Thursday toward turning lawyers into data analysts with the acquisition of Ravel Law, a five-year-old San Francisco company that uses its technology to glean insights by mining millions of pages of legal documents. LexisNexis parent company RELX […]
When the National Football League realized it had a diversity problem, it implemented the Rooney Rule, which requires teams to consider a minority candidate when hiring top coaching positions. Now, 30 law firms are trying to bring that concept to the legal profession, another industry largely lacking in diversity.
Is there a constitutional right to follow President Donald Trump on Twitter? It’s a question that no one thought to pose until recently.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform is renewing a campaign to require plaintiffs to disclose third-party financing arrangements in all civil cases filed in federal court. Lisa Rickard, president of the Institute for Legal Reform, sent a letter late last week to the office of the U.S. courts asking the committee on […]
For federal judicial nominations, the Senate adheres to a custom known as the “blue slip,” a form that senators fill out to register support for or opposition to nominees to serve on courts in their state. If a home-state senator, Democrat or Republican, objects to the president’s nominee by withholding or returning a negative blue […]
Courtesy of Judge Charles Ramos of the New York Supreme Court’s commercial division comes the legend of “Honest Charlie.” Who was Honest Charlie? According to a tale told in open court, Charlie was a flimflam man and habitué of the Corinthian-columned courthouse in Lower Manhattan’s Foley Square. His story was brought alive at a recent […]
For Starbucks, it was an expensive cup of coffee — $100,000 to be exact. In 2014, Florida resident Joanne Mogavero drove to a Starbucks shop in Jacksonville for a cup of coffee. She sued Starbucks after the beverage she bought spilled on her. She claimed in a lawsuit that the lip popped off as a drive-thru barista handed […]
Addressing future Catholic priests, Justice Samuel Alito on Wednesday talked about his faith and warned of a growing threat to religious freedom in the country. The justice’s remarks came during his visit to Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary outside of Philadelphia. He received an honorary degree and spoke to graduates of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia-affiliated seminary. […]
Erwin Chemerinsky is the new dean at UC Berkeley School of Law.
A Florida lawyer is accused of insider trading using internal law firm documents.
The Iowa judge who is overseeing the bankruptcy of aerospace-parts manufacturer Wellman Dynamics Corp. called a legal bill from the Weil, Gotshal & Manges law firm “staggering” and cut the firm’s million-dollar payment in half.
WASHINGTON — Bill Baer, who made a splash as the Obama Justice Department’s antitrust chief during the recent deal boom, is returning to private practice at his former law firm, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.