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Millennials in the Court Room: Judges Ready to Hear from Younger Attorneys

Law firms are no longer the bastions of old, white men that they used to be, but most courtrooms don’t reflect the updated statistics. Some judges are ready to address that by explicitly encouraging participation from some of those least likely to appear before them: young attorneys.

In 2015 Judge Edward Davila of the Northern District of California issued a …

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Motion to Dismiss in the Tezos ICO Litigation – Key Takeaways for Plaintiffs’ Attorneys

Judge Richard Seeborg recently issued one of the first judicial opinions grappling with the thorny issues faced by plaintiffs attempting to hold Initial Coin Offering (”ICO”) sellers and promoters liable under US laws. In re Tezos Securities Litig., 17-CV-06779-RS (N.D. Cal), ECF No. 148. Plaintiffs alleged that the Tezos cryptocurrency “token” was an unregistered security sold in violation …

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Will Illinois Accept the Joint-Defense Privilege?

Will Illinois accept the joint-defense privilege as an exception to a waiver of the attorney-client privilege? The Appellate Court’s First District seems to think so.
In November 2017, the Court considered whether the joint-defense privilege was a common-interest exception to a waiver of the traditional attorney-client privilege in Selby v. O’Dea, 90 N.E.3d 1144 (Ill. App. 1st Dist. 2017). In …

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