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Morning Docket: 02.15.19

* Today begins the national emergency of "not enough constitutional law scholars to fill every cable news interview slot." [NY Times] * Great when the new AG starts off his tenure with some light corruption. [Vanity Fair] * The Supreme Court's assault on the bar is unsurprisingly spreading. [National Law Journal] * The demands of in-house hiring folks can make them their own worst enemy. [Corporate Counsel] * Amazon has bailed on its NYC headquarters putting an end to one of the most comical...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Vanity Fair, Ny Times, AG, In-House Counsel, Morning Docket, Morrison & Foerster, Bill Barr




Morning Docket: 02.13.19

* Former Attorney General Eric Holder headed to Iowa earlier this week, but claims that he's still deciding whether or not he's going to throw his hat into the already crowded ring for the 2020 Democractic presidential nomination. [ ] * Michael Cohen was supposed to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday, but his testimony was postponed for the third time this month, this time "due to post surgery medical needs." What's he getting done before jail? [CNN] * In the “mommy trac...
Tags: Politics, Law, Eric Holder, Mental Health, Iowa, Deaths, Women's Issues, Senate Intelligence Committee, Biglaw, Reed Smith, ABA Journal, Health & Wellness, Election 2020, Michael Cohen, Morrison & Foerster, Senate Intelligence


Amid Growing Scandal, MoFo Launches Investigation Into Partner Justin Fairfax

It isn't just Fairfax's political job that is on the line.
Tags: Law, Sexual Assault, Government, Biglaw, Fairfax, Morrison & Foerster, Larren Nashelsky, Justin Fairfax


Morning Docket: 02.11.19

* “We take the allegations against Justin very seriously.” Justin Fairfax, the lieutenant governor of Virginia who’s embroiled in a sexual assault scandal, has taken a leave of absence from Morrison & Foerster, where he’s a partner, as the firm itself conducts its own investigation into the allegations. [National Law Journal] * High revenue and even higher demand resulted in law firms posting their best results since just before the recession, with Am Law 50 and niche/boutique firms outperformi...
Tags: Politics, Television, Crime, Supreme Court, Law, Sexual Assault, Virginia, Massachusetts, Marco Rubio, Miami, Amy Klobuchar, Pbs, Biglaw, Finding Your Roots, Election 2020, Justin


More Plaintiffs Added To Astonishing Pregnancy And Gender Discrimination Case Against MoFo

A spokesperson for the firm calls the allegations 'inconsistent' with the firm's values.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Morrison & Foerster, MoFo, The Jabot, Pregnancy Discrimination, Sanford Heisler Sharp, Sanford Heisler LLP, Aimee Krause Stewart


Morning Docket: 07.10.18

* A quick primer on the key Judge Kavanaugh opinions to understand before this grueling process gets underway. [Law360] * Dianne Feinstein hiring MoFo to vet Brett Kavanaugh. [The Recorder] * After briefly flirting with looking outside the two schools, the Supreme Court will remain exclusively for people who attended either Yale or Harvard (including Justice Ginsburg, who transferred from Harvard). [Washington Post] * Uber brings in top Justice Department attorney. [Wall Street Journal] * Ha...
Tags: Uber, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Diversity, Harvard, Yale, Rape, Harvey Weinstein, Courts, Department Of Justice, Dianne Feinstein, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Biglaw, Ginsburg


Webinar Tomorrow: Bridging the Law Firm Experience Gap

Join me tomorrow as I moderate the free webinar, An Emerging Trend in Legal Technology: Bridging the Law Firm Experience Gap. Sponsored by the Association of Legal Technologists, the panel will feature the presidents of three major organizations of legal professionals. They will be discussing how law firms can better capture and make use of the collective experience of their professionals and the institutional knowledge of the firm. A key theme will be how different departments of a firm can mor...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Robert Ambrogi, Morrison Foerster, Greg Lambert, Association of Legal Technologists, Elaine Screechfield, National Docketing Association, American Association of Law Librarians, Jackson Walker Gary Meluish, International Practice Management Association, Ballard Spahr Gavin McGrane


Webinar Tomorrow: Bridging the Law Firm Experience Gap

Join me tomorrow as I moderate the free webinar, An Emerging Trend in Legal Technology: Bridging the Law Firm Experience Gap. Sponsored by the Association of Legal Technologists, the panel will feature the presidents of three major organizations of legal professionals. They will be discussing how law firms can better capture and make use of the collective experience of their professionals and the institutional knowledge of the firm. A key theme will be how different departments of a firm can mor...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Morrison Foerster, Greg Lambert, Association of Legal Technologists, Elaine Screechfield, National Docketing Association, American Association of Law Librarians, Jackson Walker Gary Meluish, International Practice Management Association, Ballard Spahr Gavin McGrane


Fitbit Faces Possible Contempt Charge For Admitting What Everyone Already Knows

Mandatory arbitration clauses are designed to gut consumer rights. Apparently, that's news to the court.
Tags: Law, Courts, Fitbit, Class Actions, Morrison & Foerster, Lieff Cabraser, James Donato


MoFo’s Embarrassing Treatment Of A New Mother

The firm is about to get dragged again for how it handles new mothers.
Tags: Law, Breastfeeding, Biglaw, Working Mothers, Morrison & Foerster, Breast Pump, The Jabot


Morning Docket: 05.07.18

* According to Rudy Giuliani, if special counsel Robert Mueller issues a subpoena, Donald Trump "[doesn't] have to" comply with it. After all, "[h]e’s the president of the United States. [He] can assert the same privileges other presidents have." And he has no plans to allow Trump to sit for an interview with Mueller -- Giuliani won't allow him to "walk him into a prosecution for perjury." Admitting during a TV interview that your client is a liar? Check. [Washington Post] * And that's not all,...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, United States, New York Times, Women's Issues, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Biglaw, Kentucky Derby, Trump, Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen, Morrison & Foerster, Robert Mueller, Cleary Gottlieb, Morning Docket


No one should ever have to choose between their children and their job

Three female associates at Morrison & Foerster have filed an alleged $100 million class-action sex discrimination lawsuit against the firm. They claim that their employer “mommy tracks” lawyer moms working at the firm by denying them opportunities for advancement and higher pay. According to the lawsuit [pdf] (care of the ABA Journal): Morrison & Foerster discriminates against Plaintiffs and other female attorneys, especially pregnant attorneys and women with children, with respect to compens...
Tags: Law, ABA Journal, Hobson, Morrison Foerster, Jon Hyman


#TimesUp For This Biglaw Partner Who Got A New Gig After Being Quietly Pushed Out Of His Old Firm

The days of being able to slink away from under a cloud of allegations are probably over.
Tags: Law, Sexual Harassment, Biglaw, Mayer Brown, Partner Issues, Morrison & Foerster, The Jabot, MeToo, Time's Up


Firms with the Most Registered Patent Attorneys and Agents

The chart below comes from the USPTO OED registry of practitioners and so suffers from potential registry issues (I did do some amount of name-matching to overcome different firm name spelling and punctuation.). According to these records, Finnegan has the most total practitioners while Knobbe has the most patent attorneys. IBM is the only operating company that breaks the top-10. The top 25 firms represent ~8% of all registered patent practitioners. The newest patent attorney on the list is Hal...
Tags: Law, Ibm, General Electric, Qualcomm, Patent, Kirkland Ellis, Richardson, Foley Lardner, Baker Hostetler, Kilpatrick Townsend, Morrison Foerster, Cooley, McDermott Will Emery, Finnegan, Morgan Lewis, Dickey


Associate Bonus Watch: Mo’ Money At MoFo

General sentiment about bonuses at Morrison & Foerster is positive.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Morrison & Foerster, Associate Bonus Watch, MoFo, Associate Bonus Watch 2016, Larren M. Nashelsky, Larren Nashelsky, Morrison & Foerster LLP


Morning Docket: 01.11.17

* After hearing powerful testimony from victims' relatives, a federal jury sentenced Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof to death. [BuzzFeed] * Dahlia Lithwick on yesterday's Jeff Sessions hearing: the nominee "will be handily confirmed," and Democrats "are rightly very, very afraid." [Slate] * An interesting puzzle for the Supreme Court: free speech and credit card fees. [New York Times via How Appealing] * Also from Howard Bashman, also about free speech: Gibson Dunn partner Miguel Estrad...
Tags: Credit Cards, Money, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Cars, New York Times, Death Penalty, Student Loans, Philadelphia, Capital punishment, Volkswagen, Department Of Justice, Free Speech, Justice Department, Law Schools


"Big Law Associate Takes on Supreme Court Veteran Over NCAA Race-Bias Claims"

"Big Law Associate Takes on Supreme Court Veteran Over NCAA Race-Bias Claims": Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal has an article that begins, "A Morrison & Foerster associate who recently completed a U.S. Supreme Court clerkship will argue Wednesday against former solicitor general Seth Waxman in a major race discrimination case that involves the National Collegiate Athletic Association." The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has posted online on YouTube at this link the video o...
Tags: Law, Ncaa, U S Supreme Court, Morrison Foerster, Hardie, National Law Journal, Marcia Coyle, Seth Waxman


The Brave New Biglaw World

What does 2017 have in store for the nation's largest law firms?
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Predictions, Elizabeth Olson, John Carlin, Roman Martinez, Law Firm Merger Mania, Law Firm Mergers, Lateral Moves, Partner Issues, Morrison & Foerster, Lateral Partners, Lateral Hiring


Morrison & Foerster Nabs DOJ Security Expert John Carlin

John Carlin, a Justice Department national security expert, is the latest government lawyer to join the private sector.
Tags: Law, Justice Department, Morrison, John Carlin, Lawyers & Law Firms, Morrison & Foerster






Morning Docket 07.27.16

* Volkswagen settlement clears first hurdle. [San Francisco Chronicle] * The top 50 litigation firms. Well, this is arguable. [Law360] * Law firm sues 20-year-old who wrote up her experience on Facebook. [Houston Press] * Cooley nabs MoFo's patent team. [The Recorder] * Having solved every other problem, Alabama has a "cursive writing" law. [ABC3340] * The number of women making partner suffers a decline in the U.K. [Legal Week] * Libyan fund trying to pry money off Goldman Sachs. I'm sure...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Alabama, Goldman Sachs, Volkswagen, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Press, Cooley, Cooley LLP, United Kingdom / Great Britain, Morning Docket, Morrison & Foerster


What Happens To Incoming Biglaw Associates Who Fail The Bar Exam?

Uh-oh! Would they still have jobs with starting salaries of $180K if they failed?
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Bar Exams, Morrison & Foerster


The Top 10 Most Family-Friendly Law Firms (2016)

Did your firm make the cut for this year's prestigious list?
Tags: Family, Gender, Kids, Parenting, Parents, Law, Rankings, Women's Issues, Biglaw, Yale Law School, Wilmerhale, Morrison & Foerster, Pregnancy / Paternity, Arnold & Porter


Non-Sequiturs: 06.30.16

* This excerpt from Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (affiliate link) explains how a kid from the Rustbelt felt like a fish out of water at Yale Law School. [Huffington Post] * Is the police culture in America at odds with the democratic nature of our government? [Katz Justice] * Increasing associate compensation may be increasing the divide between the haves and have-nots. [Law and More] * It is okay if you don't have it all figured out when you go to law school. [...
Tags: Books, Sex Scandal, Law, Police Misconduct, America, Oakland, Law School, Huffington Post, Yale Law School, Non-Sequiturs, Katz Justice, Morrison & Foerster


Biglaw Firm Plays Ball On Associate Salaries

So these mo#he3f*ck3rs have increased associate salaries.
Tags: Money, Law, Biglaw, Morrison & Foerster, MoFo, Associate Salaries


What Firms Miss The ‘MoneyLaw’ Cut?

Now comes everyone's favorite part of the salary wars: the airing of grievances.
Tags: Money, Law, Hogan Lovells, Biglaw, Dla Piper, Greenberg Traurig, Dentons, Goodwin Procter, Orrick, Mayer Brown, Gibson Dunn, Proskauer Rose, Dechert, Paul Hastings, Sidley Austin, Akin Gump



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