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Law firm software and services company Opus 2 welcomed a new CEO on Tuesday, adding an executive with more than 25 years of experience in enterprise software and services organizations.
George Washington University Law School is launching an intellectual property and privacy and technology law center, focused on preparing future lawyers for careers in those industries through new courses and other opportunities, according to a Monday announcement.
The Florida Bar's board of governors has scrapped a proposed advisory opinion that would have allowed Sunshine State attorneys to passively invest in out-of-state law firms using alternative business structures under certain conditions, dropping the tentative decision after receiving negative feedback from past bar presidents.
EY is shuttering EY Riverview Law, an alternative legal services business it acquired more than five years ago, the Big Four accounting firm confirmed to Law360 on Tuesday.
A radio host has called on a Georgia state court to reject OpenAI's latest bid to erase his defamation suit, wherein he accuses the artificial intelligence developer of producing a fake complaint that wrongly names the host as a defendant.
Law firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has been hit with another proposed class action lawsuit connected to the data breach the firm experienced in March, where the personal identifying information of almost half a million people was exposed.
Law services provider LegalShield said Monday that it was adding an experienced software engineer as its chief technology officer and an attorney as vice president of lawyer services, a year after its current chief executive officer joined the company.
Legal intelligence platform Forseti SAS, which does business as Doctrine, expanded its reach in employment law by acquiring fellow France-based legal tech company Jobexit on Monday.
BigLaw attorneys mentored by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who died Friday after a lengthy battle with dementia, say she'll be remembered as an incisive jurist who always put facts and practical considerations above abstract ideological commitments, as well as a deeply gracious and down-to-earth woman who never let her dedication to the law overshadow her zest for life.
Many of the hotly divided cases at the U.S. Supreme Court came down to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, a central force on the bench whose savviness at striking compromises and taking a pragmatic approach to resolve disputes is on full display in four opinions.
Philadelphia-based litigation support and e-discovery provider Everest Discovery LLC announced Wednesday the appointment of a director of operations to oversee the production and project management of its e-discovery services.
A Southwestern cowgirl who will always be known as the first woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor inspired those around her with an indomitable work ethic, a deep affection for public service and an innate ability to drive consensus among her colleagues.
November ended amid another action-packed week for the legal industry as BigLaw firms expanded their reach and showered associates with bonuses and higher pay. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.
The plaintiffs in two class actions against Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP regarding a data breach the firm had in March filed a motion in federal court on Thursday to combine the suits.
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the court's first female member, died Friday at 93, according to the court. Justice O'Connor's position at the ideological center of the court gave her outsized influence in controversial cases during her 25-year tenure.
As requests for data from workplace collaborative platforms grow, organizations are running into more challenges to preserve the content in these systems, according to the results of a new survey published Thursday.
Soon after cybersecurity researcher Jason Parker began probing a court records website this year, they discovered they could easily access a sealed order granting children new names to protect them from an abusive parent, they said. Next, Parker was able to view an "extremely detailed" mental health evaluation from a doctor in a criminal case.
Technology developer 273 Ventures, which has been working on an operating system aimed at connecting data from different sources within legal organizations, announced on Wednesday the appointment of Rob Saccone to its recently launched strategic advisory board.
A New York state judge refused to renegotiate Robins Kaplan LLP's $156,000 sanctions order over the law firm's access to an opposing party's Dropbox account in a litigation funding dispute, but agreed to stay the ruling pending appeal.
By mid-November, federal judges’ 2022 financial disclosure forms should have been available on a public database, but only half the reports were up. Many courts that draw commercial litigation, from New Jersey to the Ninth Circuit, still had many judges missing, and a new type of report, meant to provide real-time snapshots of judges’ major windfalls, can take more than a year to be posted, flouting federal law.
Criminal justice software company FieldWare has acquired workforce management software provider Orion Communications, according to an announcement from the company earlier this week.
Just as a Florida Bar committee is aiming to raise awareness about online threats, a recent data breach in courts in the northwestern part of the state stands as a stark reminder about the need for judicial systems and law firms in the Sunshine State to remain vigilant about preventing cyberattacks.
Thompson Hine LLP announced an expansion to its partnership with legal technology giant Litera Corp. and its software platform Kira, saying Tuesday that it has adopted generative artificial intelligence features for use by its attorneys during contract drafting and review.
Since the 2022 enactment of the Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act, litigants can easily determine whether they think a judge should sit out a case on financial grounds. How this plays out in the courtroom, though, isn't always straightforward.
Epiq announced its acquisition of the digital transformation specialist firm Mainspring Consulting Group LLC on Tuesday, saying the deal will expand the legal services company's offerings in contract lifecycle management and migration.
Although artificial intelligence-powered legal research is ushering in a new era of legal practice that augments human expertise with data-driven insights, it is not without challenges involving privacy, ethics and more, so legal professionals should take steps to ensure AI becomes a reliable partner rather than a source of disruption, says Marly Broudie at SocialEyes Communications.
With the increased usage of collaboration apps and generative artificial intelligence solutions, it's not only important for e-discovery teams to be able to account for hundreds of existing data types today, but they should also be able to add support for new data types quickly — even on the fly if needed, says Oliver Silva at Casepoint.
With many legal professionals starting to explore practical uses of generative artificial intelligence in areas such as research, discovery and legal document development, the fundamental principle of human oversight cannot be underscored enough for it to be successful, say Ty Dedmon at Bradley Arant and Paige Hunt at Lighthouse.
The legal profession is among the most hesitant to adopt ChatGPT because of its proclivity to provide false information as if it were true, but in a wide variety of situations, lawyers can still be aided by information that is only in the right ballpark, says Robert Plotkin at Blueshift IP.
Alternative legal service providers can marry the best attributes of artificial and human intelligence to expedite turnarounds and deliveries for contract review, e-discovery and legal research, says Tariq Hafeez at LegalEase Solutions.
In order to achieve a robust client data protection posture, law firms should focus on adopting a risk-based approach to security, which can be done by assessing gaps, using that data to gain leadership buy-in for the needed changes, and adopting a dynamic and layered approach, says John Smith at Conversant Group.
To make their first 90 days on the job a success, new legal operations managers should focus on several key objectives, including aligning priorities with leadership and getting to know their team, says Ashlyn Donohue at LinkSquares.
Female attorneys and others who pause their careers for a few years will find that gaps in work history are increasingly acceptable among legal employers, meaning with some networking, retraining and a few other strategies, lawyers can successfully reenter the workforce, says Jill Backer at Ave Maria School of Law.
ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence tools pose significant risks to the integrity of legal work, but the key for law firms is not to ban these tools, but to implement them responsibly and with appropriate safeguards, say Natalie Pierce and Stephanie Goutos at Gunderson Dettmer.
To safeguard against the many risks posed by generative artificial intelligence legal tools, in-house counsel should work with their information security teams to develop new data security questions for prospective vendors, vet existing applications and review who can utilize machine guidance, says Diane Homolak at Integreon.
OpinionWe Must Continue DEI Efforts Despite High Court Headwinds
Though the U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down affirmative action in higher education, law firms and their clients must keep up the legal industry’s recent momentum advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession in order to help achieve a just and prosperous society for all, says Angela Winfield at the Law School Admission Council.
Law firms that fail to consider their attorneys' online habits away from work are not using their best efforts to protect client information and are simplifying the job of plaintiffs attorneys in the case of a breach, say Mark Hurley and Carmine Cicalese at Digital Privacy and Protection.
Corporate legal departments looking to implement new technology can avoid hiccups by taking steps to define the underlying business problem and to identify opportunities for process improvements before leaping to the automation stage, say Nadine Ezzie at Ezzie + Co., Kenneth Jones at Xerdict Group and Kathy Zhu at Streamline AI.
A recent data leak at Proskauer via a cloud data storage platform demonstrates key reasons why law firms must pay attention to data safeguarding, including the increasing frequency of cloud-based data breaches and the consequences of breaking client confidentiality, says Robert Kraczek at One Identity.
There are a few communication tips that law students in summer associate programs should consider to put themselves in the best possible position to receive an offer, and firms can also take steps to support those to whom they are unable to make an offer, says Amy Mattock at Georgetown University Law Center.