• Amazon Will Spend $700M To Retrain Third Of Its Workforce

    In the face of the tightest labor market in decades and persistent criticism over working conditions for its low-wage workers, Amazon has announced a plan to retrain a third of its U.S. workforce by 2025, at a...

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  • AI Masters Poker. Is Cybersecurity Next?

    An artificial intelligence program developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon and a Facebook AI Lab has more than held its own against some of the best poker players in the world. Moreover, it did so without recourse...

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  • Alternative Billing Appears To Be Mostly Talk

    Not for lack of encouragement from the corporate clients, but big law firms are not actually doing much alternative billing, according to an analysis from Bloomberg – even though about three out of four of the 100...

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  • Women Suing Their Lawyers In Pelvic Mesh Case

    In two separate putative class actions, some of the women who are plaintiffs in one of the largest ever U.S. tort matters are suing their attorneys. In one lawsuit they allege excessive fees, and in another, in...

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  • Big Payday For GC, But With A Gender Gap

    Average annual salary increased in 2018, with the greatest increases showing up in publicly-traded companies. The highest levels were found in...

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  • IP Free-For-All In The World Of Rap

    When does borrowing and “sampling” become IP theft? That question didn’t get much attention back in the day when rap pioneers were their own promoters and rap music was not a multi-million dollar business. “The way producers...

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  • Sensible Disclosure Concerning Litigation Finance

    Third-party litigation finance has been construed by some as unethical – unfairly, according to Vannin Capital managing director Alan Guy, and he notes that courts, for the most part, agree with him. “Ultimately,” he says, “commercial litigation...

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  • You Should Push For Alternative Fee Arrangements

    “The death of the billable hour has been foretold for years, but it’s still prevalent,” writes Michael S. Zullo in this Today’s General Counsel Article. He suggests that legal departments should push for alternative fee arrangements (AFAs)...

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  • Could Elizabeth Warren’s Corporate Lawyer Past Come Back To Haunt Her?

    An article in the Washington Times highlights Elizabeth Warren’s former work as a “$675-an-hour corporate lawyer,” notably in some high-profile bankruptcy cases where she wasn’t necessarily on the side of the underdog. The time frame goes back...

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  • Cohen Suing Trump For Legal Fees

    Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is suing the Trump Organization for nearly $4 million in legal fees and “costs incurred by Mr. Cohen in connection with various matters arising from Mr. Cohen’s work with and on behalf...

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