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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

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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funding supported network security improvements, more effective monitoring of data traffic, replacement of outdated equipment, and protection of taxpayer data from unauthorized access by identity thieves,” the Treasury Inspector

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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

Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court smile during their formal group photograph. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Supreme Court Lacks Transparency Says Leader of SCOTUS Accountability Org (Audio)

The Executive Director of Fix the Court, Gabe Roth discusses Supreme Court transparency and the Court’s move to digital filing for the beginning of the fall 2017 term. He speaks on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Law.” Subscribe to the Big Law Business podcast on iTunes. Want to receive more stories like this in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to our

Peter Smith, chief executive officer of Blockchain Ltd., gestures as he speaks during the Noah technology conference in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Delaware Blockchain Move Drawing in Private Companies, Law Firms

By Sara Merken, Bloomberg BNA Delaware earlier this month became the first state in the nation to allow companies to use blockchain technology to issue and track stocks. Private companies, and law firms, are lining up. Legislative amendments became effective in August that will allow the more than 1 million public and private entities incorporated

A man dressed with a mask of U.S. president Donald J. Trump stands outside a fence during the Politicon convention inside the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California, U.S., on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Site Matches Anti-Trump Lawyers with Causes

• A new online “dating” service aims to help lawyers opposed to President Donald Trump hook up with non-profits that need pro bono help fighting Trump policies. Lawyers can use site We the Action to get legal work ranging from reviewing leases and contracts to filing Social Security claims to potentially heading to court in immigration cases. (Politico)

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Wake Up Call: LGBT Groups Vow to Sue Over Trump Transgender Ban

• President Donald Trump tweeted that he will ban transgender people from serving “in any capacity” in the U.S. military, reversing a decision by former President Obama. (Bloomberg) The ban is “doomed” in the courts, writes Harvard legal scholar Noah Feldman, as several civil rights and LGBT organizations said they are ready to sue to block it. (Bloomberg

A ransomware demand for the payment of $300 worth of bitcoin sits on the screen of an Apple Inc. Macbook Air laptop infected by the 'Petya' computer virus. Photographer: Vincent Mundy/Bloomberg

Blank Rome’s New CIO Expects Security Budget to Increase

In the wake of a string of hacks into law firms, Blank Rome has hired Faegre Baker Daniels’ former IT head, Andrea Markstrom, as its new chief information officer.  Markstrom said her number one priority in her new role is data security although she’s responsible for overseeing all technology initiatives at the firm. “I only see the security side of

Max Schrems, Austrian law student and data-privacy activist. Photographer: Lisi Niesner/Bloomberg

Facebook Challenged by Activist Who Broke EU-U.S. Data Pact

By Stephanie Bodoni, Bloomberg News Facebook Inc. finds itself fighting an old foe, the Austrian activist who took on the social-media giant and brought down an international data-sharing pact two years ago. Now, Max Schrems is using a class-action suit that could represent as many as 25,000 users to accuse the social-media giant of further violations of

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