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At-large Russian Oligarch Charged on Multiple Counts of Evading Sanctions  

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has charged a Russian oligarch with violating economic sanctions stemming back to 2014, according to a newly unsealed indictment.


Amtrak Crashes, Pokémon Cards Among March's Top Verdicts

From Amtrak train crashes to fraudulent purchases of Charizard’s Pokémon card, here are some notable verdicts from March.


U.S. Bolsters Legal Partnership with Canada in Renewed Effort to Combat Cybercrime  

The U.S. and Canada engaged in a number of collaborative legal initiatives last week as the neighboring nations expressed growing concern about cybercrime, terrorism and other cross-border malfeasance.


Legal Field Celebrates Historic Women’s History Month 

The most prolific representation of women in Congress is among several of the historic milestones being celebrated during the 2022 Women’s History Month, which will be celebrated across the nation this March.


GC’s Role in Technology Decisions Continues to Grow

General counsel have become increasingly emerged in their organization’s technology landscape, and a new FTI Consulting report highlights the extent that engagement has grown in recent years. The survey represents the final leg of a three-part initiative entitled “The 2022 General Counsel Report: Leading with Endurance Through Risk, Culture and Technology Challenges.”


ABA Midyear Meet Honors Diversity in the Profession, Tackles Injustice in the Courtroom  

The importance of racial equality in the justice system, challenges stemming from implicit bias and a host of other salient legal issues will be the focus of this year’s 2022 American Bar Association (ABA) Virtual Midyear Meeting.


Cardi B, Vaccine Mandates and More Top January Verdicts

From a YouTuber attacking Cardi B’s character to vaccine mandates in the workplace, here are some notable verdicts from January.


As Head of AALS, Chemerinsky Wants to Tackle the Big Problems  

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky has set an ambitious agenda for the upcoming year as he was recently selected to take over as president of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). As many have expressed macro concerns about problems like global warming and the direction of American democracy, Chemerinsky comes into his new role challenging law schools to meet those problems head on.


New Year, New Laws: A Review of the Major Changes to the Legal Landscape  

As is often the case, many laws passed during a given legislative session do not go into effect until the beginning of the next year. In 2021, we saw a slew of new laws aimed at addressing hot-button, high-profile issues like criminal justice reform, workplace discrimination and appropriate uses for marijuana.


AG Garland Hammers Rule of Law, Keeping the Peace in NAAG Remarks  

Attorney General Merrick Garland touched on several key themes dominating headlines in recent months, among them violent crime and the rule of law, during his remarks to dozens of state attorneys general during their annual Capital Forum.


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