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Wake Up Call: Will A Jury Hear About Uber’s Lawyers?

Wake Up Call: Will A Jury Hear About Uber’s Lawyers?

• Will Uber Technologies Inc. pay the price for withholding key evidence from Waymo when their trade secrets dispute goes to trial? U.S. District Judge William Alsup proposed on Wednesday at a hearing in San Francisco that he let the jury know the company’s lawyers at Morrison & Foerster didn’t “come clean.” Said Alsup to

A general view of the Charlotte, North Carolina skyline.  (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)

Wake Up Call: Private Equity’s Law School Failed

• The for-profit Charlotte School of Law is reportedly shutting down. 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. (Bloomberg News via BLB) •Filmmaker and civil litigator Sharon Rowen conducted 40 interviews with female lawyers across

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Wake Up Call: Private Equity Lawyers Get Creative

• Private equity lawyers are getting creative, writing extremely favorable legal terms in the debt issued by private equity backed companies that govern how borrowers must manage their finances. (Financial Times) • A report released Monday by the American Bar Association intends to promote changes to address addiction and depression in the legal profession. (Am Law

A Caterpillar Inc. 966M wheel loader sits on the South Lawn of the White House ahead of a Made in America event, with companies from 50 states featuring their products, in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, July 17, 2017. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Caterpillar Names New GC

• Caterpillar Inc. announced its board of directors has appointed Suzette M. Long as the company’s general counsel and corporate secretary. According to a press release, Long has provided interim leadership to Caterpillar’s Law and Public Policy group since mid-February. The group she will lead includes Caterpillar’s Legal Services Division and Global Government & Corporate

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Wake Up Call: Are Trump’s Lawyers Ready for Mueller?

• As special counsel Robert Mueller broadens his investigation into possible collusion between Russia and President Trump’s 2016 campaign, Trump’s legal team appears disorganized and understaffed. Nicholas Allard, a former Washington attorney who’s now the dean of Brooklyn Law School, says that trying to deal with Mueller without a high-powered legal operation “is like going

Robert Mueller, circa 2006. Photographer: Ken Cedeno/Bloomberg News.

Wake Up Call: Robert S. Mueller III Earned $3.4M at WilmerHale

• Robert S. Mueller III gave up partnership at WilmerHale where he earned $3.4 million since the beginning of 2016 to take the job as special counsel investigating possible collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s election campaign, according to a financial disclosure released by the Justice Department. (Politico) • Other lawyers on Mueller’s team

Students working in Langdell Hall Library on the campus of Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA. Harvard Law School is the oldest continually-operating law school in the United States and is home to the largest academic law library in the world. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)

Wake Up Call: Law Schools Drop LSAT Requirement

• Two law schools became the latest to announce their admissions departments will no longer require the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) for applicants. Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and Georgetown Law Center announced on Monday that they will accept the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for students applying for admission in 2018. (Inside Higher

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Wake Up Call: Big Law Attorneys Leave for Litigation Finance

• The litigation finance industry is becoming a popular door No. 3 for attorneys looking to exit Big Law. (Am Law Daily) • North Carolina has 23 newly unemployed government lawyers. The state’s Democratic attorney general, Josh Stein, laid off about nine percent of his agency’s lawyers, saying his hand was forced after Republican state lawmakers slashed