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

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


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

Judge Shira Scheindlin on the Big Law Business Podcast

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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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


Documentary Puts Struggles Of Women Lawyers in Generational Context (Review)

American women in the law have come a long way since Ruth Bader Ginsburg was at Harvard Law School in the 1950s, rushing back and forth between two buildings because only one had a women’s restroom. But, as Ginsburg notes in the new documentary, Balancing The Scales, “we haven’t reached Nirvana yet.” Her recorded remarks

The building that houses Blackstone Group headquarters is reflected in the Doubletree Hotel in New York, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 28, 2008. Blackstone Group LP's $6.6 billion takeover of Alliance Data Systems Corp. is near collapse after the leveraged-buyout firm said bank regulators had placed extraordinary requirements on the deal. Photographer:  JB Reed/Bloomberg News

Dispatches From Law Firm Interviews at NYU

Tourists hoping to get to their rooms at the DoubleTree Suites in Times Square on Thursday likely encountered some unexpected elevator traffic. Across nearly 20 floors of the hotel, rising second years at New York University Law School shuttled up and down throughout the day, some catching a moment’s break from their marathon effort to land Big

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Columbia Law Dean on How to Train ‘Lawyers of the Future’

As we previously noted on Big Law Business, the on-campus interview process at the nation’s law schools is underway and the presence of large law firms hasn’t shown signs of abating — at least at the top schools. In our effort to provide some insight into this year’s legal employment market, we spoke with Columbia Law