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DACA's Day, JPMorgan Goes Crypto, RBG Art: The Morning Minute

2 hours 19 min ago

Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

Amid Manafort Mess, Skadden's Brand Shows Resilience

2 hours 49 min ago

Will the firm pay a price for its Ukraine involvement beyond a $4.6 million Justice Department settlement?

         

DACA's Day, JPMorgan Goes Crypto, RBG Art: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2019-02-21 18:49

Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

Milbank, 'Not a Wall Street Firm Anymore,' Takes New Name

Thu, 2019-02-21 16:50

The renaming to simply "Milbank" coincides with a move from downtown to new offices at 55 Hudson Yards.

         

Judge: Alex Acosta Broke the Law by Giving Jeffrey Epstein a Sweetheart Deal

Thu, 2019-02-21 16:39

Epstein pleaded guilty to two prostitution charges and served 13 months in Palm Beach County jail.

         

Roger Stone Is Bench Slapped, Gagged Over Hostile Instagram Post

Thu, 2019-02-21 15:13

Thursday's order shushes Stone, a garrulous Republican operative who's spent the days since his January indictment proclaiming his innocence and publicly lambasting the special counsel.

         

Gibson Dunn Posts Double-Digit Revenue Gain in 23rd Straight Year of Growth

Thu, 2019-02-21 15:11

"We look for sustained performance, not just wonderful years," said chairman Ken Doran.

         

Higher Law: WilmerHale's Cannabis Banking Guidance | A New 9th Circuit Hemp Case | DLA Piper's Workplace Weed Advisory

Thu, 2019-02-21 15:00

A team from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr offered some thoughts recently on marijuana banking and the law, and scroll down for our spotlight on a new 9th Circuit hemp case. Thanks for reading Higher Law.

         

Beyond a Payout: What to Make of Axiom's Plans to Go Public

Thu, 2019-02-21 14:59

The company's investors aren't the only ones waiting to find out what an IPO will mean for the legal services market.

         

Baker Botts Nabs Norton Rose International Arbitration Partner in London

Thu, 2019-02-21 14:40

Poupak Anjomshoaa said client conflicts at her old firm prompted her to move to Baker Botts.

         

Experts Disagree on Who Leads the Way on Legal Tech—Law Firms or In-House Counsel

Thu, 2019-02-21 13:33

Kevin Clem of HBR Consulting and Trevor Faure of Smarter Law Solutions say in-house law departments use the most cutting-edge legal technology, while Mark Yacano of Major, Lindsey & Africa says major law firms are leading the way.

         

Watch the Video: Lawyer Fakes Trial to Make Sweet Marriage Proposal in Court

Thu, 2019-02-21 13:27

Florida Assistant State Attorney Brandon Dinetz surprised his girlfriend, fellow litigator Jennifer Lettman, with a wedding proposal in the Palm Beach County Courthouse.

         

The 10-Minute Workout a Busy Lawyer Can Do (Almost) Anywhere

Thu, 2019-02-21 12:45

Traveling and working long hours put a lot of stress on the body, so it's important to carve out even just a few minutes to move and breath.

         

An Artist Transforms This RBG Landmark Ruling Into Her Portrait

Thu, 2019-02-21 12:40

New York lawyer-turned-artist Geoffrey Stein's collage highlights Ginsburg's 1996 opinion in United States v. Virginia, which struck down the male-only admissions policy at the Virginia Military Institute.

         

As JP Morgan Ventures Into Cryptocurrency, a Blockchain General Counsel Spells Out What It Means

Thu, 2019-02-21 12:31

It's the first move by a U.S. bank—the nation's largest at more than $2.6 trillion in assets—and is likely to make a significant impact on banking, cryptocurrency and the economy, he said.

         

Divergent Perspectives on Law Firm Innovation

Thu, 2019-02-21 10:39

Innovation is seen very differently by law firm leaders, partners, and associates

         

Investment Fund Led by Ex-Panera Bread CEO in Row Over Chain's Noncompete Agreements

Thu, 2019-02-21 10:37

Act III Management said St. Louis, Missouri-based Panera was improperly seeking non-competition agreements with three Panera employees, in a hiring dispute that exposed the tensions between Panera and the man that oversaw much of the company's growth.

         

What's Next: JP Morgan Dives into Cryptocurrency + Fighting for Digital Civil Rights

Thu, 2019-02-21 09:01

JP Morgan Chase's announcement that it has developed and tested it's own digital coin could affect lawyers as well.

         

JPMorgan's New Digital Currency: Will Benefits Outweigh Risks?

Thu, 2019-02-21 08:00

JPMorgan has created a prototype of a digital coin that will make it faster for clients to transfer money. But these coins could also require the bank to pay even closer attention to cybersecurity and new regulations.

         

Roger That, Hackers Abound, Plan for Partner: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2019-02-21 05:00

Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

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