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Legal Industry Leads in Transgender Policies for Employees

Legal Industry Leads in Transgender Policies for Employees

By Gayle Cinquegrani, Bloomberg BNA When Baker McKenzie recently announced it had adopted guidelines for addressing the needs of its transgender and gender nonconforming employees, it joined a growing group of law firms with formal policies for transgender employees. Law firms are often among the highest-rated workplaces for LGBT equality, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

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Jackson Lewis Teams Up With Data Breach Management Firm

The law firm Jackson Lewis has struck an agreement with Merchants Information Solutions to pair their services for businesses that suffer data breaches. Under the arrangement, subscribers to Merchants’ SmartIDentity for Business Program can contact Jackson Lewis’ cybersecurity experts and breach coaches for legal counsel if a data incident occurs. This arrangement is “the first program in

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Litigation Funder Bankrolls Snapchat Whistle-Blower Suit

By Gayle Cinquegrani, Bloomberg BNA A federal whistle-blower lawsuit filed May 16 against Snap Inc. by a former employee is being financed by Pravati Capital in what may be the first case where the role of a litigation funding company is acknowledged publicly. “I think we’re the first publicly announced portfolio litigation funding deal,” John

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Cozen O’Connor Picks Up 16 Lawyers From Buchanan Ingersoll

By Gayle Cinquegrani, Bloomberg BNA Cozen O’Connor added 16 labor and employment lawyers from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney to beef up its Philadelphia office and its new Pittsburgh office, Cozen announced May 8. With the addition, Cozen will add a railway labor practice and strengthen its immigration practice. “We now have labor and employment attorneys

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This Law Firm Is Betting on Data

Jackson Lewis P.C. is launching a data analytics group to bolster its labor and employment practice and to tackle new and non-law projects for its employer clients. “We have a team of lawyers, statisticians and data scientists that will support the various practice groups in the firm with their analytics needs as well as undertake