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Blank Rome Adds White Collar Team From Akerman

By Christine DeRosa

Blank Rome LLP has added a four-attorney team from Akerman LLP to its white collar defense and investigations group, continuing the practice group's recent expansion.

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    In-House

    Individual Enthusiasm For AI Leads In Contract Management

    There's a growing divide between personal and organizational views of artificial intelligence, particularly as legal and procurement teams weigh the benefits and risks of this technology, a new survey revealed on Monday.

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    Texas Pulse

    Energy, Infrastructure Expert Rejoins V&E In Houston

    Vinson & Elkins LLP is welcoming back a longtime attorney, announcing Monday that an energy and infrastructure expert is rejoining the firm as a partner in its Houston office after a brief foray working with an energy emissions reduction software company.

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    In-House

    Walgreens Brings On Ex-Shell, Sprint Atty As Global CLO

    Walgreens' next top legal leader is a seasoned in-house lawyer who has worked at other high-profile companies including Shell and Sprint, the pharmacy giant said Monday.

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    Daily Litigation

    Inside Robbins Geller's $192.5M Deal In Novel Walgreens Suit

    Following the collapse of a proposed merger between pharmacy giants Rite Aid and Walgreens, plaintiffs firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP pursued a novel class action on behalf of Rite Aid inventors against Walgreens, eventually securing a landmark $192.5 million settlement after eight years of litigation that the attorneys involved say was the result of their creative approach and success on key discovery battles.

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    Courts

    Meet The Ex-Judge Mediating J&J's Talc Concealment Suit

    The former federal judge who will oversee negotiations in an investor class action against Johnson & Johnson in New Jersey over its cancer-linked talcum powder is a highly experienced and outstanding mediator to whom both plaintiffs and defendants turn in high-profile and complicated cases, attorneys say.

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    New York Pulse

    Akerman Hires Real Estate Atty From Vinson & Elkins In NYC

    Akerman LLP added another partner this month to its New York office, hiring a counsel at Vinson & Elkins LLP for its real estate practice in the city Monday.

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    In-House

    Promoted Kimberly-Clark CLO Saw $4.2M Pay Package In '23

    The former chief legal and business development officer of Kimberly-Clark Corp. earned over $4.2 million in compensation in 2023, according to a securities filing.

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    In-House

    Comp For Retired Moody's GC Climbed To $2.8M In '23

    The total compensation for the now-retired general counsel and executive vice president at Moody's Corp. rose from just shy of $2.15 million in 2022 to more than $2.8 million in 2023, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing Friday.

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    California Pulse

    Davis Wright's New LA Leader On Mentorship, Firm Culture

    Julie Capell, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP's partner-in-charge of the firm's Los Angeles area offices, says she is finally living out a dream she's had for nearly two decades: being the leader of a law firm office.

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    Florida Pulse

    Foley & Lardner's New Miami Head Talks Helping As Leading

    As the new leader of Foley & Lardner LLP's Miami office, Ruben Diaz Jr. sees his role not as "the boss," but as "the helper" who tries "to make people be the best they can be."

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