A Black attorney alleging race discrimination and retaliation at law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP failed to fix deficiencies in some of his allegations against the firm’s partners but may move forward with bulk of his claims, the Southern District of New York ruled.
A Nevada district attorney was reprimanded for his misconduct after failing to convince the state’s highest court that he was entitled to qualified immunity and that the state bar had no jurisdiction over him.
Notoriously risk-adverse Big Law firms are building cannabis practice groups as a rising number of states legalize recreational and medicinal use, even though the drug remains largely banned under federal law.
Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s chief legal officer Claire Hart has left the company as its corporate parent Activision Blizzard Inc. faces scrutiny over accusations of sexual harassment and discrimination.
A federal judge on Thursday approved a request by lawyers at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan to be paid nearly $185 million for work on a pair of class-action lawsuits that led the U.S. government to pay health insurers more than $3.7 billion.
Conservative entry-level hiring practices that bolstered Big Law firms after the Great Recession constrain them now as they struggle to find associates for the mountains of work after pandemic shutdowns.