London’s Women Lawyers Step Toward Greater Gender Parity

  • United States
  • 08/21/2017
  • Bloomberg Law
  • 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 by men. (Bloomberg)
  • Website host company, DreamHost is using an online litigation crowdfunding platform to help pay its legal costs in fighting a Justice Department warrant aimed at seizing records of everyone who visited a website that was used to organize protests during President Donald Trump’s inauguration. (The Recorder) Editorial: the Justice Department’s warrant may violate the Fourth Amendment’s ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. (New York Times)
  • BTI Consulting Group released a report on the 10 Big Law firms that are most likely to get “unprompted” recommendations by corporate counsel. (Above the Law)
  • Litigation hasn’t been a strictly losing operation for Deutsche Bank AG. The bank, which has posted two consecutive annual losses amid rising misconduct fines, is said to have booked a surprise windfall of more than 100 million euros ($117 million) in the first half related to an out-of-court settlement with a former billionaire who had sued the bank’s wealth management unit. (Bloomberg via BLB) Why Deutsche Bank is at the mercy of regulators. A Q&A. (Bloomberg)
  • DLA Piper restructured its Asia leadership, naming three senior lawyers to lead its operations in the region. (Asian Lawyer via Law.com)
  • “Man, what a ride,” says Venable partner J. Douglas Baldridge, the lawyer behind Taylor Swift’s win in her sexual harassment suit against a disc jockey she accused of grabbing her butt in at a pre-concert meet-and-greet in 2013. (Daily Report)
  • FedEx chose a new general counsel last week, as did the construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar. 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. And other highlights from from the GC world. (BLB)

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