Christine Simmons

Davis Wright Beefs Up First Amendment Group Amid 'Fake News' Attacks

Christine Simmons

In the midst of what some see as an uptick in libel cases, five attorneys involved in major defamation and First Amendment matters moved their practice this month from Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz to Davis Wright Tremaine, including New York partners Katherine Bolger and Rachel Strom and Washington

Faulting Both Sides, Judge Orders Novelist to Pay Lawyer $700K

Christine Simmons

A prolific, best-selling author who writes under the pen name Fern Michaels must pay more than $700,000 to her ex-attorney and onetime business partner, a federal judge in Manhattan has ruled.

ABA Panelists Look to Calm Artificial Intelligence Fears

Christine Simmons

A panel of lawyers and tech experts reassured attorneys on Friday that legal technologies based on artificial intelligence aren't destined to replace them but to help them and their clients by sorting through massive amounts of data, aiding with repetitive tasks and eliminating human error.

Judges Dish on Uncivil, Unethical Behavior at ABA Panel

Christine Simmons

"I just thought to myself, what world have I entered," one New York judge said of the nastiness he heard from a lawyer in his court.

2017 Bonuses Revealed! (Just Kidding: You've Been Hacked)

Christine Simmons

At an ABA discussion on law firm cybersecurity threats, one panelist said his security company tricked 85 percent of an organization's employees to click on a fake phishing email about bonuses. Another had a simple cybersecurity lesson for lawyers: Don't forget your laptop on the plane.

Avvo Blasts New Ethics Opinions on Attorney Match Services

Christine Simmons

A New York State Bar Association opinion says a lawyer paying Avvo's marketing fee is making an improper payment for a recommendation.

Avvo Blasts New Ethics Opinions on Attorney Match Services

Christine Simmons

New York has become the latest state to target attorney match service Avvo Inc. for ethical violations.

Convicted Dewey & LeBoeuf Exec Gets Support From Florida Firm, Dewey Alums

Christine Simmons

More than a dozen attorneys and staff at Greenspoon Marder and some former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners are urging a Manhattan judge to show leniency at the sentencing of ex-Dewey CFO Joel Sanders, who was convicted in May of defrauding the firm's creditors before its collapse.

What Law Firms and Judges Can Do to Increase Role of Women Litigators

Christine Simmons

A study finding women trial lawyers are underrepresented when it comes to leading complex cases offers up some suggestions on improving the stats.

Shkreli Verdict Could Spell Mixed Fate for Greebel

Christine Simmons

Martin Shkreli's acquittal on one conspiracy count is good news for his former lawyer, Evan Greebel, but a conviction on a second count could be bad news for the attorney.

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