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Morning Docket: 02.12.19

* When trying to credibly disavow past comments making light of sexual assault victims, try to do it sometime before your entire career hinges on pantomiming remorse. [National Law Journal] * Steptoe the latest firm to unveil a new strategy to promote diversity. [American Lawyer] * In the latest ABC News "The Investigation" podcast, John Dowd describes the Mueller investigation that's tripped up 30+ actual and alleged wrongdoers "a terrible waste of time." [The Investigation] * EU has logged ...
Tags: Privacy, Law, Sports, Eu, Soccer, Fifa, Gdpr, Cyberdyne Systems, Second Circuit, Mueller, National Law Journal, John Dowd, Morning Docket, Steptoe & Johnson, McKool, Pierce Bainbridge

LawNext Episode 28: Cisco CLO Mark Chandler on Legal Department Innovation

For some two decades, Mark Chandler has been a leading voice for innovation and technology in the operation of legal departments and the delivery of legal services. Executive vice president and chief legal officer at technology giant Cisco, he has been the company’s top lawyer since 2001 and a member of its legal department since 1996, when Cisco acquired Stratacom, where he had been general counsel. In 2010, The National Law Journal named Chandler one of the 40 most influential lawyers of th...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Law, Cisco, Executive, Chandler, National Law Journal, Bob Ambrogi, American Lawyer, Stratacom, Mark Chandler, LawNext

LawNext Episode 28: Cisco CLO Mark Chandler on Legal Department Innovation

For some two decades, Mark Chandler has been a leading voice for innovation and technology in the operation of legal departments and the delivery of legal services. Executive vice president and chief legal officer at technology giant Cisco, he has been the company’s top lawyer since 2001 and a member of its legal department since 1996, when Cisco acquired Stratacom, where he had been general counsel. In 2010, The National Law Journal named Chandler one of the 40 most influential lawyers of th...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Law, Cisco, Executive, Chandler, National Law Journal, American Lawyer, Stratacom, Mark Chandler, LawNext

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

Morning Docket: 02.01.19

* King & Spalding expended a lot of effort to make the Super Bowl the most soulless corporate event of the year. [Daily Report Online] * "Iowa prison porn" is a three-word phrase I never thought I'd have to string together. [Courthouse News Service] * Trump lays out more appellate nominees with paper trails full of racist stuff about voting rights, so 2019's off to a rousing start. [National Law Journal] * Bar Association to seriously study litigation funding. [Law360] * Defense Distributed ...
Tags: Law, Iowa, Donald Trump, Courthouse News Service, Trump, Spalding, National Law Journal, Morning Docket, Judicial Nominations, King & Spalding, Defense Distributed, Litigation Funding, Ars Technica -RSB- El Chapo

Monday round-up

Commentary and coverage focus on the Supreme Court’s decision last week to review New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York, in which the justices will consider whether New York City’s ban on transporting a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside city limits violates the Constitution. In an op-ed for Los Angeles Times, James Phillips and John Yoo argue that “[t]o ensure the equal treatment of constitutional rights, the court should establish a test fully rooted in ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, New York City, Donald Trump, Round-up, Blair, Kenneth Jost, Alito, Rodriguez, American Enterprise Institute, Heritage Foundation, Mark Walsh, Kavanaugh, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc, David Dayen, National Law Journal

Morning Docket: 01.23.19

* “Trump is screaming. He’s so mad at Rudy.” After yet another botched interview, President Trump is reportedly “furious” with Rudy Giuliani, and word on the street is that he’s being told to dump the former New York mayor before any additional damage can be done. Best of luck, because he very obviously needs it. [Vanity Fair] * Justice will prevail... at least until the end of the month: The federal judiciary is still clinging to life amid the government shutdown, and the Administrative Office...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Social Media, Courts, Donald Trump, Government Shutdown, Rudy Giuliani, Law Schools, Aba, Second Amendment, Trump, Stormy Daniels, House of Delegates, ATL

Morning Docket: 01.18.19

* Trump instructed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, which was a rotten thing to do to America's hottest lawyer. [Buzzfeed] * Skadden settles with government over Manafort fiasco to the tune of $4.6 million. [NY Times] * Ben Brafman officially out as Harvey Weinstein's lawyer. [Law360] * Net neutrality case will press forward after the DC Circuit told the FCC it couldn't use Trump's shutdown as an excuse to delay the case. [National Law Journal] * Clients planning to spend more on tech and l...
Tags: Fcc, Net Neutrality, Law, Congress, America, Ars Technica, Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Trump, Ny Times, Michael Cohen, Skadden, National Law Journal, DC Circuit, Ben Brafman

Friday round-up

Yesterday, the challengers in Department of Commerce v. U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, a dispute over discovery in a challenge to the government’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, asked the justices to dismiss the case, arguing that a district court decision earlier this week that barred the government from adding the question has rendered the Supreme Court case moot. Amy Howe has this blog’s coverage, which first appeared at Howe on th...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, East Coast, Round-up, Reuters, U S Supreme Court, Lawrence Hurley, Howe, Adam Feldman, Department of Commerce, Andrew Chung, Heritage Foundation, Amy Howe, Ross Guberman, National Law Journal, Tony Mauro

Morning Docket: 01.16.19

* Neil Gorsuch wrote an opinion in favor of labor rights and against mandatory arbitration. Yes, that Neil Gorsuch. [Slate] * The Trump Administration takes an L: S.D.N.Y. judge rules they can't ask citizenship questions in the census. [New York Law Journal] * Federal courts are now intending to squeak by on funding through January 25th. This is the second extension the Office of Court Administration has been able to muster due to aggressive cost cutting. [National Law Journal] * Kirsten Gill...
Tags: New York, Law, Boston, Npr, Kirsten Gillibrand, Courthouse News Service, Susan Berman, Robert Durst, Beantown, National Law Journal, Davis Polk, American Lawyer, New York Law Journal, Morning Docket, Office of Court Administration, Trump Administration

Thursday round-up

Richard Re has this blog’s analysis of yesterday’s argument in Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt, in which the justices considered whether to overrule a precedent that allows a state to be sued in the courts of another state without its consent. Mark Walsh provides a first-hand view of the argument for this blog. For The Washington Post, Robert Barnes reports that during the argument, “two of the court’s most experienced practitioners recounted the founding of the union and the framing ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Indiana, Wyoming, Tennessee, The Washington Post, Hyatt, Round-up, Robert Barnes, Blair, Adam Liptak, Jess Bravin, Brent Kendall, Henry Schein Inc, Mark Walsh, Jessica Mason Pieklo

Unnamed corporation seeks to file petition for review in grand jury dispute (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Just a few hours after the unnamed corporation appealed to the Supreme Court, the justices denied the company’s request to put the lower court’s order requiring it to provide the information or pay penalties on hold. The justices also vacated the temporary stay that Chief Justice John Roberts had imposed on December 23. There were no recorded dissents from the order, and no explanation for the ruling. However, one factor in the decision whether to grant such a request is whether there is...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Canada, John Roberts, D C Circuit, Howe, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, National Law Journal, Robert Mueller, Tony Mauro, What's Happening Now, Djamel Ameziane

Morning Docket: 01.08.19

* Judge Dabney Friedrich proves every stereotype about joyless judges by throwing a fit over Reed Smith's practice of writing actually engaging briefs, prompting the firm to muse whether or not the judge is trying to get the firm's almost certainly Putin-allied client to fire him right when we were about to learn the truth of the nude selfies. [Courthouse News Service] * Federal judiciary trying desperately to keep the lights on one week later than initially reported. [National Law Journal] * ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Putin, America, Britain, Ireland, Sexual Harassment, Biglaw, Reed Smith, Courthouse News Service, Brexit, Newman, Roger Stone, Boston Herald, National Law Journal, Skakel

Morning Docket: 12.19.18

* Eighty-three judicial ethics complaints against Brett Kavanaugh have been tossed out by the Judicial Council of the Tenth Circuit due to an "intervening event": his SCOTUS confirmation. The Council, set up to fail by Chief Justice John Roberts, "[l]ack[s] statutory authority to do anything more." [National Law Journal] * The Senate passed the First Step Act in an 87 to 12 bipartisan vote, and now the sweeping criminal justice reform legislation will move on to the House for approval before be...
Tags: Google, Law, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Brooklyn, House, Donald Trump, Council, Irs, Law Schools, Biglaw, ABA Journal, John Roberts, D.C. Circuit, Dentons

Morning Docket: 12.18.18

* Michael Flynn's going in for sentencing today. My money is on him not throwing out the plea deal over materiality. [National Law Journal] * Meanwhile, some of his old cronies have been charged for acting as illegal agents of Turkey, which is not the cooperation that's getting the most attention, but it's the cooperation that probably has the most direct impact. [Courthouse News Service] * Judge makes deer poacher watch Bambi. I guess to understand what a wonderful and delightful journey he ...
Tags: Law, Sports, Turkey, Ncaa, Sexual Harassment, Courthouse News Service, Bambi, Michael Flynn, National Law Journal, Claudia Wilken, Robert Mueller, Emmet Sullivan, Howrey, In-House Counsel, Morning Docket, Covington & Burling

Morning Docket: 12.11.18

* Supreme Court rules pose obstacles to crowdfunded amici briefs. The Court's rules seek to limit influence purchased by shadowy, unknowable big donors. Let's see how the Citizens United faithful react when this problem comes knocking on their door. [National Law Journal] * Meng Wanzhou's lawyers looking to get their client out on bail as she awaits extradition to the United States on charges of being a convenient pawn in Trump's trade war. [NY Times] * Ropes & Gray hammers the nails into USA ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Massachusetts, Court, Sports, United States, Citizens United, Arizona, Courts, Bill Belichick, Affirmative Action, Discrimination, Ny Times, Arizona Capitol Times, National Law Journal, USA Gymnastics

Tuesday round-up

Yesterday the Supreme Court issued additional orders from its conference last Friday, adding one case to its merits docket. Amy Howe covers the order list for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. At Education Week’s School Law Blog, Mark Walsh reports that the court agreed to review Kisor v. Wilkie, which raises “an important question about when courts should defer to a federal agency’s interpretation of its own ambiguous regulations.” Additional coverage comes from Ton...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Bloomberg, Ap, United States, New York Times, Kansas, Louisiana, Usa Today, The Washington Post, Chevron, Medicaid, Courthouse News Service, Round-up, Mark Sherman

Monday round-up

Briefly: For The New York Times, Adam Liptak takes a look at the history behind “an awkward and illuminating tradition at the Supreme Court: the group photographs prepared when a new justice joins the court.” As Amy Howe reports for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, on Friday the justices issued orders from their private conference; they added one case to their merits docket: maritime-law dispute The Dutra Group v. Batterton. At CNN, Joan Biskupic reports that Justi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Tennessee, New York Times, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Round-up, Blair, Howe, Adam Liptak, Stephen Breyer, Joan Biskupic, Amy Howe, National Law Journal, Tony Mauro, Dutra Group

Morning Docket: 12.03.18

* Young lawyers in Australia are fighting back against Biglaw hours expectations because these snowflakes don't realize that chronic sleeplessness and callously sacrificing relationships with friends and loved ones builds character! [The Guardian] * Comey has reached a deal with the lame duck House committee. He'll still testify in a private hearing, but he'll be given a transcript after the fact. Good plan, it's not like he's been screwed over by this committee before. [National Law Journal] ...
Tags: Law, Australia, House, Associated Press, Benjamin Netanyahu, Huffington Post, Biglaw, James Comey, Comey, Jeffrey Epstein, National Law Journal, American Lawyer, Alan Dershowitz, Morning Docket, Litigation Finance, Boies Schiller

Monday round-up

The second week of the Supreme Court’s December session begins with two oral arguments. First up is Dawson v. Steager, which asks whether federal law or the doctrine of intergovernmental tax immunity prevents West Virginia from differential taxation of retirement benefits of certain former state and federal employees. Daniel Hemel had this blog’s preview. Lauren Devendorf and Luis Lozada preview the case for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. Subscript Law has a graphic explainer....
Tags: Apple, Florida, Supreme Court, Law, West Virginia, Bloomberg, Indiana, United States, Cornell, Securities And Exchange Commission, Round-up, Justin Pidot, John Roberts, Gamble, Florida Supreme Court, Howe

Morning Docket: 11.16.18

* After delaying the decision, Judge Tim Kelly will be releasing his ruling in CNN's First Amendment case at 10 a.m. Is it lawful to revoke a reporter's press pass after an argument with the president? We'll soon find out. [USA Today] * "[W]e’re not going to leave any judges behind over these next two months." According to Senator Tom Cotton, the Senate is apparently planning to work through Christmas and New Year's Eve to confirm all of President Trump's judicial nominees in an effort to head ...
Tags: Law, Government, Senate, Cnn, Domestic Violence, Federal Judges, Donald Trump, First Amendment, David Boies, New York Magazine, Biglaw, Trump, Stormy Daniels, Fourth Circuit, Tom Cotton, Washington Times

Morning Docket: 11.15.18

* Michael Avenatti arrested on domestic violence charges. There's not a lot of detail yet -- initial reports indicated his ex-wife made the call, but when reporters talked to her, she debunked that. [Vox] * We should be seeing a CNN case ruling today. Does anyone else feel like Don McGahn's absence looms over all of this? Like, he'd have put a stop to this nonsense out of the gate, wouldn't he? [National Law Journal] * This was, literally, a sitcom. [The Recorder] * Law firms aren't up to snu...
Tags: Food, Law, Washington Post, Government, Cnn, Cybersecurity, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Donald Trump, Jeff Flake, Mueller, National Law Journal, Morning Docket, Don McGahn, Michael Avenatti

Morning Docket: 11.14.18

* Insiders say that President Donald Trump is expected to turn over his written responses to special counsel Robert Mueller's questions about Russia's interference with the 2016 election as soon as sometime this week. Ooooh boy, this should be fun. [Reuters] * According to retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, the world's culture is "becoming vulgar," and it's up to the United States to "show a culture, a discourse, a civil dialogue that’s enviable and admirable." Yeah... good luck with that. [Washi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, White House, Russia, United States, Deaths, Donald Trump, Biglaw, Reuters, Washington Times, Stephen Scharf, Anthony Kennedy, Rao, National Law Journal, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Robert Mueller

Morning Docket: 11.13.18

* Matt Whitaker releasing opinion supporting Matt Whitaker. Well, that's settled then. [Wall Street Journal] * Tesla loses securities lawyer. They'd best take Elon's Twitter machine away from him until further notice. [LA Times] * I dunno, this still seems cheaper than an actual ticket. [Law360] * Man with pet alligator calls Jungle Law to get his monster back. Are you unfamiliar with Jungle Law? Enjoy! [WDAF] * Jones Day has hired 11 SCOTUS clerks which is supposed to be surprising except w...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Tesla, Department Of Justice, Biglaw, Hamilton, Elon, Broward County, LA Times, National Law Journal, WDAF, Jones Day, Morning Docket, Election Law, Animal Law

Morning Docket: 11.09.18

* Matt Whitaker thinks Marbury v. Madison should be overturned. We truly live in the dumbest timeline. [National Law Journal] * Heightened security as Kavanaugh formally joins the Court. That's a good idea, he seems like a dangerous man. [NPR] * Amazon really excited about its new role as a leader in wrongly convicting people. [The Verge] * Baker Donelson is just a big Skinner Box for tech adoption now. More firms should follow suit. [American Lawyer] * Google is ending its practice of forci...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Supreme Court, Law, Department Of Justice, Sexual Harassment, Madison, Justice Department, Biglaw, Reuters, Hill, Kavanaugh, Marbury, National Law Journal, Bryan Cave, Baker Donelson

Wednesday round-up

This morning the Supreme Court will wrap up its November session with two oral arguments. The first case today is Republic of Sudan v. Harrison, which involves service of process on foreign governments under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Amy Howe had this blog’s preview, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. Kathryn Adamson and Sarah Evans have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. This morning’s second case is Culbertson v. Berryhill, which asks whether a s...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Kentucky, Virginia, Alaska, Social Security, Sudan, Warren, Smith, Frost, Sturgeon, Cornell, National Park Service, American Legion, Round-up

Tuesday round-up

This morning the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in two cases. First up is Bucklew v. Precythe, in which an inmate argues that because he suffers from a rare medical condition, execution by lethal injection will cause him intolerable pain and would violate the Eighth Amendment. Amy Howe previewed the case for this blog, in a post first published at Howe on the Court. Benjamin Rodd and Julia Hollreiser have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. [Disclosure: Goldstei...
Tags: Usa, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Washington Post, Cbs News, Virginia, Bloomberg, United States, Idaho, Alaska, New York Times, Warren, Fox News, Usa Today, Frost

Monday round-up

As the second week of the November argument session begins, the justices have two cases on their agenda today. The first is Sturgeon v, Frost, in which the court will revisit the question of whether the National Park Service can regulate activities on navigable waters within the national park system in Alaska. Sandi Zellmer previewed the case for this blog. Luis Lozada and Tyler Schmitt have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. At Greenwire (subscription or registration...
Tags: Florida, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Oregon, Virginia, Los Angeles, Bloomberg, Alaska, Warren, Frost, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sturgeon, Cornell, Trump

Morning Docket: 11.01.18

* Supreme Court looks to further cripple class actions by killing off cases that chasten corporate misconduct but can't feasibly reimburse every individual victim. So, if you're planning to injure a bunch of people, make sure to do it in a small and difficult to track manner! [National Law Journal] * Brexit comes to Biglaw as Kirkland moves its European hub to Paris. [ ] * Biglaw associate suing USA Gymnastics for all the reasons USA Gymnastics is getting sued these days. [American Lawyer] * ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, North Dakota, Paris, Rape, Courts, Sexual Harassment, Biglaw, Legal Ethics, Brexit, Class Actions, Spirit Airlines, EEOC, Kirkland, National Law Journal, Quinn Emanuel

Morning Docket: 10.29.18

* Robert Bowers, the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that left 11 dead and six wounded, has been charged with 29 federal criminal counts including hate crimes and using a firearm to commit murder and 36 state criminal counts including homicide and ethnic intimidation. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those who lost their lives this weekend. [New York Times] * According to the criminal complaint filed against Cesar Sayoc, the pipe bomb he allegedly tried to mail to fo...
Tags: Murder, London, Crime, Law, Eric Holder, India, New York Times, Harry Potter, Law Schools, Biglaw, Pittsburgh, Hate Crimes, Allen Overy, Lansing State Journal, Arizona Republic, Yale Law School

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