Category: Legal

$75M legal startup Atrium shuts down, lays off 100
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$75M legal startup Atrium shuts down, lays off 100

Justin Kan’s hybrid legal software and law firm startup Atrium is shutting down today after failing to figure out how to deliver better efficiency than a traditional law firm, the CEO tells TechCrunch exclusively. The startup has now laid off all its employees, which totaled just over 100. It will return some of its $75.5…

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Legal services giant Epiq Global offline after ransomware attack
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Legal services giant Epiq Global offline after ransomware attack

Legal services giant Epiq Global has been hit by a ransomware attack. The company, which provides legal counsel and administration that counts banks, credit giants, and governments as customers, confirmed the attack hit on February 29. “As part of our comprehensive response plan, we immediately took our systems offline globally to contain the threat and…

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Buttigieg: Legal Immigration Not Letting Enough People in the U.S.
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Buttigieg: Legal Immigration Not Letting Enough People in the U.S.

Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg complained on Monday that America’s legal immigration system was not allowing enough immigrants into the United States. “This county needs more people than its immigration system is willing to allow,” Buttigieg said. “So what happens? The people come, but then they are endangered of all of the uncertainties of being undocumented…

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Legal Expert: Nothing Trump Does Affects Roger Stone Sentencing
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Legal Expert: Nothing Trump Does Affects Roger Stone Sentencing

Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is presiding over Roger Stone’s trial, has complete discretion in sentencing and is fully independent of President Donald Trump, explained John Malcolm, senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, vice president of the Institute for Constitutional Government, and director of the Meese Center for Legal & Judicial Studies. Malcolm joined…

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Trump Legal Team: Impeachment Articles ‘Constitutionally Invalid’ | Breitbart
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Trump Legal Team: Impeachment Articles ‘Constitutionally Invalid’ | Breitbart

President Donald Trump’s legal team argued Saturday that the impeachment articles sent to the Senate by House Democrats are “constitutionally invalid” and should be rejected. The letter was authored and filed by Trump’s attorneys Jay Sekulow and Pat Cipollone in response to the Senate summons for the impeachment trial. “The articles of impeachment are constitutionally…

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Just because it’s legal, it doesn’t mean it’s right
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Just because it’s legal, it doesn’t mean it’s right

Polina Arsentyeva Contributor Polina Arsentyeva, a former commercial litigator, is a data privacy attorney who counsels fintech and startup clients on how to innovate using data in a transparent and privacy-forward way. Companies often tout their compliance with industry standards — I’m sure you’ve seen the logos, stamps and “Privacy Shield Compliant” declarations. As we,…

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Bird’s chief legal & policy officer is leaving the company
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Bird’s chief legal & policy officer is leaving the company

Bird, the $2.5 billion electric scooter business, is losing its chief legal and policy officer. David Estrada, who was hired last year from Kitty Hawk, is joining another mobility company, SoftBank-backed Nuro. A spokesperson for Bird tells TechCrunch Estrada is leaving the Santa Monica-based company to be closer to his family. Nuro, for its part,…

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Legal African Immigrant to Trump: Thanks for Helping African Americans
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Legal African Immigrant to Trump: Thanks for Helping African Americans

Ben Okereke, who legally immigrated to America when he was 14-years-old, took part in Turning Point USA’s 2019 Young Black Leadership Summit Friday at the White House, where he thanked President Donald Trump for everything he has “done for the African American community so far.” “With us this afternoon is Ben Okereke,” Trump said as…

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