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'Speaking the Same Language': Leaders From Big Law Make the Case for Metric Sharing

By Ian Lopez |

Companies and their outside counsel are both collecting useful information that they're not sharing with one another. Should both parties be more transparent to achieve their goals?

Saul Ewing offices in Baltimore, MD.

Saul Ewing, Arnstein & Lehr in Merger Talks

By Lizzy McLellan and Roy Strom |

The deal would create a firm with about 400 lawyers in the Northeast, Midwest and Florida.

32 Marketing Activities Rainmakers Did This Month

By Stacy West Clark |

I am going to tell you exactly what several of my multimillion-dollar rainmaking clients did this past month to strengthen relationships with their current clients and key referral sources. I am also going to tell you what they did to "credential" themselves to further heighten their name recognition.

US Companies Are Biggest Spenders on Legal Services Globally

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

Companies in the U.S. spend 166 percent more on legal services per dollar of revenue compared to companies in other parts of the world, findings from U.K.-based market research company Acritas Research Ltd. show.

Peter Hearn, former chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Former Chancellor, Mayoral Candidate Hearn Dies at 84

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

Peter Hearn, the 1989 chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and a one-time city mayoral candidate has died of natural causes at the age of 84.

Seth Williams.

Williams Seeks to Have Latest Charges Thrown Out

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

In a series of motions filed May 19, indicted Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams asked the judge overseeing his corruption case to dismiss the latest charges filed against him.

Morgan Lewis Expands Latin America Practice with Two Hires in Houston

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

New partners come from King & Spalding.

Cozen O'Connor Adds IP Pros From Norton Rose

By Lizzy McLellan |

Cozen O'Connor has hired two patent litigators from Norton Rose Fulbright, adding to its Minneapolis office and its intellectual property practice.

Ryobi BTS10 table saw.

Saw Maker, Owner Settle Finger Amputation Suit for $2M

By Max Mitchell |

A man who amputated his finger with a table saw has settled claims against the toolmaker and the saw's owner for $2 million between them, according to the plaintiff's attorneys.

5 Judicial Candidates Dinged for Failing to File Finance Reports

By Max Mitchell and Zack Needles |

Five judicial candidates who were successful in the latest primary, including two running for statewide appellate court benches, were listed by the Pennsylvania Department of State as failing to file the latest campaign finance reports in the lead-up to last week's primary.

Pa. to Net $469K From $18.5M Target Data Breach Accord

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

Retail giant Target has agreed to pay a total of $18.5 million in a settlement with 47 states over a 2013 consumer data breach that resulted in over 100 million pieces of credit card or personal information being stolen by hackers.

Robert H. Louis

Some Lawyers Don't Retire Because They Haven't Learned How

By Robert H. Louis |

I recently spoke at a Pennsylvania Bar Institute program titled "Retirement Planning for Attorneys," for which Bill Adler of Harrisburg and I were the course planners. We have done this program a number of times, and I have done similar programs for the Pennsylvania Bar Association and various estate planning councils with Lancaster lawyer Dick Greiner. I have spent a lot of time talking with, as well as to, lawyers thinking about retirement, and lawyers who have retired and lived to tell about it. Based on a large number of such discussions, there is a chasm between those approaching or already at retirement ages, but who are still working, and those who have retired.

Pa. Am Law 200 Firms Stayed Steady in Rough Waters

By Lizzy McLellan |

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and Saul Ewing showed less volatility than other Second Hundred firms, of which 21 saw revenue shrink by 3 percent or more, and seven had double-digit declines.

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Tylenol Maker to Pay $1.4M to Pa. in National Settlement

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

Pennsylvania is set to receive $1.4 million from a $33 million settlement between Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil-PPC and 42 states over claims that the company distributed contaminated over-the-counter drugs and unlawfully promoted those products.

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Unanswered Question in 'TC Heartland' Could Have Big Impact in Del.

By Tom McParland |

Intellectual property attorneys are preparing for an influx of patent infringement suits in Delaware after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that corporations "reside" only in their state of incorporation under the patent venue statute.

Judge Sends School Cop's Free Speech Lawsuit to Trial

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

A school safety officer's First Amendment suit alleging he was fired because he spoke to a television reporter in relation to a story about a student accused of burglary must be decided by a jury, a federal judge has ruled.

Teachers Fired Over Plans to Report Suspected Abuse Can Proceed With Claims

By Max Mitchell |

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has reinstated two wrongful termination cases brought by teachers alleging they were fired because they planned to report suspected child abuse or neglect to a state agency.

People in the News—May 23, 2017— McNees Wallace & Nurick

Attorney Kiandra Bair of McNees Wallace & Nurick delivered the keynote address to the winners of the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship on May 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church.

The Risk of Losing Patent Rights When an Invention Is 'On Sale'

By Lawrence E. Ashery |

One of the most frequent ­errors ­committed by inexperienced ­inventors is the untimely sale or public use of their invention. The sale of a ­product that includes a new invention—before a patent application is filed—destroys patent rights in many countries. Not so in the United States, where U.S. law provides a 12-month "grace period" to file for patent protection after a public use or sale

multi-ethnic team

People in the News—March 24, 2017—Hyland Levin

Attorney Julie M. Murphy joined Hyland Levin, concentrating her practice in business reorganization, loan restructuring, loan documentation and business law.

People in the News—May 25, 2017—Pennsylvania Innocence Project

The 2017 Hero of Justice Award was presented by the Pennsylvania Innocence Project to Cozen O'Connor.