They apply their industry’s values to legal work.
They apply their industry’s values to legal work.
Study finds that lawyers in lucrative, prestigious positions are miserable.
Philip Alito, the son of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr., has a new job that is drawing criticism as a potential liability for the court itself. Plus more in this week's column.
The Cuban bar has no compunctions in voicing its displeasure with that country's legal system to government officials. Yet, Havana attorney Osvaldo Miranda Diaz said they are "getting tired of complaining." Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
Amid an increase in the invalidation of statutes, some call for high court to follow states' leads.
"When I was in private practice I did litigation, and we'd get bogged down in discovery dispute. But in-house, I'm on the front line of helping business get done."
The surviving members of Led Zeppelin would like it known how much they rock. Also, they didn't steal from another band's song to create their most enduring hit. Plus more in this week's column.
As state laws permitting the use and distribution of marijuana—medical or recreational—are enacted, many entrepreneurs see an opportunity to be part of this "budding" industry. But because marijuana distribution, even intrastate, remains categorically illegal under federal law, federal authorities may seek to prosecute marijuana distributors, those who aid such distribution and those who launder the proceeds from that distribution, among others.
Attorney George Kieffer is well-known for his civic involvement: A member of the University of California Board of Regents, he also helped write the city charter of Los Angeles. But he's also a lifelong musician. Plus more in this week's column.
We all want more business, not more maybes. But if you really want more business, you need to be on the radar of many more people than just those who will end up hiring you.
Appeals court won't rehear case that changes long-standing inquiry regarding class definition.
Wilson gave up early ambitions for a biotechnology career. "I didn't enjoy being in a lab; it was kind of lonely and repetitive," he said.
New arrivals and laterals in this week's column.
A man shows up for a meeting with his attorney in a "fluorescent green Batman" outfit, and the attorney suspects "drink had been taken." Plus: noodle wars and Fitbit fights in this week's column.
A federal judge has held the city of Atlanta in contempt and imposed sanctions for its failure to meet the terms of a settlement with a woman arrested by police while she filmed them arresting her neighbor. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
"I know the processes that need to be put in place to create a foundation for adequate growth."
Assistant attorney general reveals details that corporations should know about investigations.
Federal agents do not have unlimited power to search laptops and other electronic devices without a warrant at the border, including airports, a federal judge in Washington has ruled. Plus more in this week's column.
Few men want housewives these days.
The department offers a best-practices guide.
"I hire based on the team, not so much the firm."
A beer aficionado says Blue Moon isn't really "craft beer," and an attempted exorcism at King & Spalding in this week's column.
Newly enacted legislation speeds up the resolution process. More controversial revisions could be next.
An en banc federal appellate panel has struck down part of a California law requiring sellers of fine art to pay royalties to the artists. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
Texas state trooper Billy Spears was disciplined in early April for allowing himself to be photographed in uniform with rapper Snoop Dogg at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin. Now he's firing back. Plus more in this week's column.
In her remarks, Lynch said her role was to "not just represent the law and enforce the law, but to use it to make real the promise of America: the promise of fairness, the promise of equality, of liberty and justice for all." Plus more in this week's column.
North Jersey Media Group Inc. publishes The Record, which the company says reaches nearly half a million readers a day in Northern New Jersey, plus a second daily publication and 49 community newspapers.
There may be ways around local rules against citing to such rulings, but proceed with caution.
Preliminary regulations provide some definitions.
Business school study puts a damper on female bonding.
"I do not wish to have an encounter with the police right now. Am I free to leave?" That's advice from Judge Janice Rogers Brown about what to say to police on patrol in Washington for illegal guns. Plus more in this week's column.
Former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds is out from under the threat of criminal penalties for his evasive responses before the grand jury in a steroids investigation. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
Did attorneys cross a line by benefiting from a justice system that harmed the unrepresented?
Creative Services Inc. specializes in pre-employment screening, background investigations and security consulting. General counsel John Nichols is the sole attorney at the company.
They don't play one on TV, but according to a recent survey lawyers really identify with Jack McCoy, the unconventional district attorney on "Law & Order." Plus more in this week's column.
Supreme Court's ruling in teeth-whitening case puts limits on professional boards' sovereign immunity.
"We try to run the business very efficiently and very lean."
A bust of Edward Snowden that was erected overnight in a Brooklyn park is now the property of the 88th Precinct. Attorney Ron Kuby is attempting to help the artists bust out their bust. Plus more in this week's column.
Want to let your customers know with a phone call or text that the items they need are ready for pickup? Think twice before you dial.
One-fifth of its law school grads go into Big Law, despite its No. 110 rank.
Ninth Circuit decision improves odds for individuals who say they were forced to commit crimes.
Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.'s offhand 2011 criticism of law review articles has stung legal academics ever since. Nearly four years later, his comment has finally met its match in the form of … a law review article. Plus more in this week's column.
Science writer Paul Brodeur says America's been hustled by "American Hustle." Plus, an energy drink suit gets sapped and a joyride with an owl gets a Florida man caught in federal talons in this week's column.
DSM North America is a division of Koninklijke DSM N.V., a Dutch firm that North America president and general counsel Hugh Welsh calls "the biggest company you’ve never heard of."
They may be an acquired taste, but anchovies are integral ingredients in the making of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce. A New Jersey industrial landlord is claiming it found that out the hard way.
Procedural rules permit witnesses to submit changes to transcripts — but proceed with caution.
Famous New Jersey residents like Bruce Springsteen may have their tax breaks cropped. Plus more in this week's column.
General counsel Matthew Jacobs oversees 32 attorneys split into three groups: the advice team, which handles tax matters and helps interpret pension law; the investments group; and the litigation group.
U.S. Supreme Court has determined that some patent law appeals aren't so special after all.
It's the 21st century, and selling the Brooklyn Bridge is for amateurs. Plus more in this week's column.
I hope that all lawyers can not only be proud of what they do, but have confidence that their knowledge can benefit their community both online and off.
Portrayal of sniping, cut-throat trial lawyers in popular culture is influencing attorney conduct.
General counsel Marc Bell oversees corporate affairs and risk management at the holding-company level, and manages litigation for each of Vector's subsidiaries.
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle registered with the federal government as a lobbyist for the first time in his career last week. Plus more in this week's column.
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, and his chief of staff, Kevin Seifert, face a $100,000 lawsuit over a car crash Seifert was involved in while driving Ryan's car last year. Plus more in this week's column.
The justices' narrow reading of a Sarbanes-Oxley provision could doom future obstruction charges.
"There are lots of alternative creative ways to bill, and the hourly fee is slowly but surely dying."
New York City has a pretty tough law on the books aimed at drivers who idle too long in one spot, with fines of up to $220. City Council member Donovan Richards Jr. says the law isn't being enforced, and he has a better idea. Plus more in this week's column.
More children than ever are diagnosed with medical and psychiatric difficulties. Attorneys must be ready.
David Petraeus, the former CIA director who resigned in 2012 amid a sex scandal, will plead guilty to mishandling classified information. Prosecutors have agreed not to seek any jail time. Plus more in this week's column.
When it comes to sharing articles on LinkedIn, Twitter and even by email, we need to embrace our inner toy-sharing toddler.
"I'm hands-off to the extent I can be, but I will roll up my sleeves and get involved in things where appropriate."
When lunching with a U.S. Supreme Court justice, it appears most lawyers want to go the Notorious route. Plus more in this week's column.
"We own 30 companies and we make all critical decisions. So rather than build a team of 10 lawyers, we find an expert for every type of legal need."
Loretta Lynch's nomination for U.S. attorney general moved forward last week on Capitol Hill, where the full Senate is expected to take up a vote soon. Plus more in this week's column.
The high court upheld a waiver of such suits, but a distinction emerges when public rights are at issue.
Somebody's inner goddess is celebrating: Jenny Pedroza won a legal victory that may entitle her to a cut of the profits from the "Fifty Shades of Grey" book series. Plus more in this week's column.
Same-sex marriage challenge highlights array of factors courts take into account when assigning cases.
A doll cramps Psy's style, plus Texan civility and no more Hugo Caliente in this week's column.
Hogan Lovells reported an increase of 3.6 percent in its gross revenue for 2014, to $1.78 billion compared with 2013's $1.72 billion. Plus more in this week's column.
"We are constantly in hiring mode and always looking for talent."
A lesbian couple was married on Feb. 19 in Travis County, Texas, in the first same-sex ceremony performed in that state. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
There are many facets to cybersecurity. This article highlights five key issues for consideration.
Obama administration proposal would reduce legal ambiguities and allow civil RICO claims.
"Any time you have the opportunity to work with and get to know your regulators, it's good for all of us."
There is an old saying: "If you aren't growing, you are dying." So keep growing your LinkedIn network. You won't like the alternative.
Suffice it to say that the snow in Boston has lost its appeal. A three-week onslaught has hampered road and transit travel, forced court closures and tested law firms' ability to keep running. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
Deney Terrio goes toe-to-toe with Hasbro over "Vinny Terrio." Plus: soured on Blackberry and the daily grind of the law in this week's column.
U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch will have to wait another two weeks for her Senate Judiciary Committee vote, Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said during a committee meeting on Feb. 12. Plus more in this week's column.
Left Shark infringement claims, obnoxious neighbors, and Mike Jones raps for a lawyer's Super Bowl ad in this week's column.
Drucker serves on the 14-member global leadership team, examines potential franchise opportunities and reviews marketing agreements, endorsements and public relations contracts. Oh, and he helps out at Godiva stores on Valentine's Day — the busiest day of the year.
Critics say damages awarded to third parties are unjust, but courts are clear on the issue.
U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer appears ready to wash her hands of fights over evidence in a wrongful-termination case pending since 2010. Plus more in this week's column.
Despite small steps to rein in investigations, companies must remain on high alert for problems.
Saying no to biometric hand scans on religious grounds; a brief respite for the Situation; and cold justice for fake Mister Softee trucks in this week's column.
General counsel Richard Fischer runs his department on what he calls the "working foreman" model.