Last week, the Second Circuit revived an attorney’s claim that he was owed overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and muddied the waters as to when a professional is exempt from the FLSA’s overtime...more
Our previous article, "What to do When Hiring a Contract Attorney" (Daily Report, June 15, 2015), discussed some of the rewards and risks of using contract attorneys.
Based on the response from readers, one thing is...more
Large law firms and legal services vendors often hire stables of contract lawyers to do document review in big cases. Sometimes, the lawyers who do the review are actually reading and analyzing the documents in light of the...more
A district court in New York dismissed the putative collective action filed by a contract attorney who performed document review for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP (“Skadden”) for fifteen months. See Lola v....more
Underneath all the performance metrics, alternative fee arrangements and efficiency mandates, law is still principally a relationship-based business. When general counsel look to hire new outside counsel, it’s a given that...more
Leaving little room for interpretation, the court in Coquina Investments v. Rothstein, stated that the defendants’ litany of ediscovery project management pitfalls (which involved over 200 attorneys across two firms)...more
Court finds that using technology to undertake more efficient document review is reasonable.
On February 1, Judge Anthony J. Battaglia of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California awarded more...more
Within hours of publishing my article reacting to Yahoo’s reversal of a longstanding work-from-home policy, I was engaged in a lively debate with a law firm managing partner regarding the benefits of a distributed workforce....more
Originally Published in American Bar Association Litigation News, December 13, 2012.
A contract attorney for a plaintiff's firm who had previously represented the defendant in the same case was not "associated" with her...more
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