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Robb Slated for Labor Board’s Top Lawyer Job

Robb Slated for Labor Board’s Top Lawyer Job

Vermont management lawyer Peter Robb is set to be named general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board pending a background check, sources familiar with the situation told Bloomberg BNA today. Robb, who represents businesses in labor disputes as an attorney at Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, would replace outgoing NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin (D).

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How O’Melveny Is Creating an Operational Roadmap for Its Litigators

The International Legal Technology Association held its blowout “ILTACON” conference last week at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, in which lawyers and professionals from the country’s top law firms convened to discuss how technology is changing the practice of law. Speakers who manage operations at firms such as Hogan Lovells, Microsoft Corp., Cooley and

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Wake Up Call: London’s Women Lawyers Step Toward Greater Gender Parity

• London’s women trial lawyers won a small but symbolic victory: access to the men’s locker room where barristers don black gowns and white wigs, and agreements are occasionally struck. While the change may seem minor, it comes just as the U.K. appointed a female Supreme Court president, a first in a field dominated at the top

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Cybersecurity Funds Well Spent at IRS, Watchdog Says

By Kat Lucero, Bloomberg BNA The IRS appropriately used $106.4 million in funding designated for cybersecurity enhancements and identity theft prevention, the agency’s watchdog said. “Cybersecurity funding supported network security improvements, more effective monitoring of data traffic, replacement of outdated equipment, and protection of taxpayer data from unauthorized access by identity thieves,” the Treasury Inspector

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Round Up: General Counsel Moves

Big moves happened this week in the world of general counsel. FedEx chose a new GC. So did Caterpillar, the construction equipment manufacturer. Disney’s highly-compensated ($11.1 million a year) GC will stay on for two more years and two medical companies appointed top legal officers. Here are some of this this week’s highlights:   • On

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Judge Scheindlin on ‘Gender Disparity’ and Imbalance in Big Law (Podcast)

  Women represent private parties in civil litigation just 18.5% of the time in New York according to a New York State Bar Association report released earlier this month. Judge Shira Scheindlin backed up those findings during a recent podcast recording: “what I witnessed in the courtroom was a great gender disparity in privately retained

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How to Prepare for New Data Regulations in Europe (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author is a managing director at HBR Consulting and focuses on IT services. By Laurie Fischer, Managing Director of Information Governance, HBR Consulting A surprising 80 percent of international IT professionals say they know little to nothing about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), according to a Dell survey. And a staggering 97

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Mistaken For The Court Reporter: Litigating As A Woman

Ask a woman in litigation if she’s ever been mistaken for a court reporter, and there’s a good chance she’ll say yes.  Teri Drew, who specializes in the defense of commercial liability claims, said it happened to her just a few months ago. “I went to a plaintiffs’ firm for a deposition, and the receptionist

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An Embattled For-Profit Law School Is Reportedly Shutting Down

By Shahien Nasiripour, Bloomberg News The for-profit Charlotte School of Law is reportedly shutting down, according to television station WBTV News in Charlotte, North Carolina. The private equity-owned school failed to meet various government deadlines set months after the Obama administration shut off its ability to receive proceeds from federal student loans. The head of

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