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    Is A Boom In Remote Work Tempering Virtual Firms' Growth?

    Following a period of rapid expansion, the headcount growth at some virtual-oriented law firms has leveled off in recent years, a shift some attribute to the widespread adoption of remote work policies by traditional brick-and-mortar law firms and increased productivity fueled by integrating new technologies.

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    Winston & Strawn Joins Long List Of Firms Forming AI Teams

    Winston & Strawn LLP is the latest major law firm to create a committee dedicated to artificial intelligence, saying in a Wednesday announcement that its new strategy group will place a particular focus on generative AI.

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    WilmerHale Matches Cravath Bonus, Associate Salary Scale

    WilmerHale clarified its end-of-year bonus and 2024 salary information for associates Wednesday, matching the prevailing Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP scale, according to published reports.

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    Meet Haynes Boone's New DC Managing Partner

    A seven-year veteran of Haynes and Boone LLP’s insurance recovery practice has been tapped to lead the firm’s operations in the nation’s capital, and he recently spoke to Law360 Pulse about his passion for insurance recovery litigation and plans for the Washington, D.C., office.

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    Natural Gas Co. Taps Veteran DC Atty To Lead Gov't Affairs

    Tulsa, Oklahoma-based natural gas company Williams has hired the former undersecretary for Minority Business Development at the U.S. Department of Commerce to lead the company's government affairs and outreach teams, the company announced Thursday.

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    Seyfarth Starts Restructuring Practice, Adds 3 BCLP Partners

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced Wednesday that three former Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP partners have joined the firm, two of them to launch its restructuring and insolvency practice.

  • Consilio Rebrands Its Talent Business, Reorganizes Staff

    E-discovery and document review company Consilio LLC announced on Wednesday that it plans to reorganize its talent solutions businesses in the U.S. and U.K. under the name Lawyers on Demand, which the company acquired last year.

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    Nelson Mullins Names New Leaders Of Bankruptcy Group

    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP tapped partners Shane Ramsey and Dylan Trache to co-chair the bankruptcy and financial restructuring practice group, the firm announced Wednesday.

  • Justices Won't Stop Ala.'s 2nd Attempt To Execute Prisoner

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to pause the looming execution of an Alabama prisoner who survived the state's previous attempt to kill him via injection, allowing Alabama to perform the nation's first execution using nitrogen gas.

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    Orrick's 2024 Partner Class Down Significantly From Last Year

    Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has promoted 10 attorneys to partner — down from last year's 23 promotions to partner.

  • Justices Told Social Media Cos. Aren't Immune From All Laws

    Donald Trump, 20 states and various organizations have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to find that Texas' and Florida's laws prohibiting social media platforms from removing content or users based on viewpoints are constitutional, with some of them saying platforms can't disclaim liability for user content in one court term and then claim hosting it is protected speech the next.

  • Ex-FDIC Atty Pleads Guilty In Child Sex Exploitation Case

    Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that a former attorney with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has pled guilty in Virginia federal court to participating in online groups aimed at sexually exploiting children.

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    Some BigLaw Firms Post Highest Lobbying Revenues Ever

    Some BigLaw firms generated their highest annual lobbying revenues ever last year, with activity in the nation's capital remaining high amid the divided Congress and the lead-up to this year's elections.

  • DC Circ. Won't Rehear Trump Gag Order Ruling

    The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday turned away Donald Trump's effort to revisit a ruling that modified, but largely upheld, a lower court gag order restricting the former president's public statements during his federal election-interference prosecution.

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    Ballard Spahr Privacy Team Co-Leader Jumps To Blank Rome

    Blank Rome LLP announced Tuesday it had hired the co-leader of Ballard Spahr LLP's privacy and data security group to take on a similar leadership role in its Philadelphia office. 

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    EY's Legal AI 'Whisperer' Guides GCs In Changing World

    EY lawyer Liban Jama envisions the technology of artificial intelligence evolving in two or three years so that in-house counsel will be interacting comfortably and seamlessly with generative AI, as though they were talking to another human being.

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    Dinsmore Adds 5-Atty Cybersecurity Team In Cleveland

    Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has added a five-attorney cybersecurity and data privacy team in Cleveland to keep up with the escalating demands of national business clients, the firm said Tuesday.

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    Former Crowell & Moring Partner Rejoins Firm From Paradigm

    Crowell & Moring LLP has rehired a corporate partner from Paradigm, a financial services company that is one of the firm's clients, who previously spent nearly two decades working on mergers and acquisitions and related corporate legal issues, the firm has announced.

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    Approach The Bench: Judge Chu On Pioneering Virtual Trials

    In the summer of 2020, Nick Chu, a young justice of the peace in Austin, Texas, made history by presiding over the nation's first virtual criminal jury trial.

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    More Law School Graduates Are Shouldering Loan Debt

    Most law graduates finance their graduate education through loans, and the proportion of law graduates borrowing for law school has increased, according to a Tuesday report from AccessLex Institute.

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    Why Client Service Is The Most Valued Firm Culture Trait

    When asked about the qualities that inspire positive feelings about their firms' cultures, lawyers pointed to a high priority on client service above all else in a recent survey by legal recruiting firm Major Lindsey & Africa and Law360 Pulse.

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    What Lawyers Really Think About Law Firm Culture

    Here are a few things lawyers had to say when asked to describe their firm’s culture and whether their firms were focusing on the most important cultural priorities.

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    Younger Attys Are Looking For More From Law Firm Culture

    Younger attorneys are looking for better policies around attorney well-being and work-life balance, more diversity, and more mentorship and training from their law firms, according to the results of a new survey.

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    Willkie Nabs Ex-Gibson Dunn Partner As WC Co-Leader

    Former Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP partner Michael Li-Ming Wong has joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP to serve as co-chair of Willkie's national white collar defense group, bringing with him years of experience defending white collar defendants and tech companies, including Uber and Yahoo in high-stakes litigation over data breaches and other claims, the firm announced Monday.

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    Ex-Greenberg Traurig IP Pro Joins McCarter & English

    A former Greenberg Traurig LLP attorney has made the move to McCarter & English LLP, building out its presence of intellectual property attorneys in Washington, D.C., the firm announced Monday.

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