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Lexion, AI-based contracts venture backed by Wilson Sonsini, raises $11 million

5:57pm EDT

Lexion, an artificial intelligence-powered contract management startup aimed at in-house legal teams at mid-market companies, said Thursday that it secured $11 million in a Series A funding round.

Alston, Latham tap D.C.-based partners with cyber and privacy chops

5:09pm EDT

Alston & Bird and Latham & Watkins are the latest major law firms to recruit lawyers with cybersecurity and privacy expertise, with both firms announcing new partner additions in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

Q&A: How SCOTUS pro Jeffrey Fisher of Stanford and O'Melveny carved his own path

8:41am EDT

Two weeks ago, Jeffrey Fisher notched his latest U.S. Supreme Court win, persuading the high court to overturn his client's conviction and limit the scope of a federal computer fraud law in Van Buren v. United States.

Ancestry.com wins dismissal of yearbook database suit

Jun 16 2021

Ancestry.com Inc and its lawyers at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan have beat back a lawsuit alleging the company uses and profits from photos and personal data in its yearbook database without consent, persuading a federal judge to dismiss the case for the second time.

Paul Hastings snaps up O'Melveny fintech chair

Jun 15 2021

Paul Hastings has hired Eric Sibbitt, a financial technology and capital markets lawyer who was most recently chair of O'Melveny & Myers' fintech practice.

Exterro pitches speed, automation in revamped doc review platform

Jun 15 2021

E-discovery and information governance company Exterro Inc has boosted its document review platform, touting heightened artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities in a Tuesday product launch.

6,000 questions later, Littler aims to grow workplace advice tool

Jun 14 2021

Labor and employment firm Littler Mendelson is continuing to grow its technology-based workplace advice platform two years after its launch, as clients see the program as an "extension of their legal department," founder Scott Forman said.

Massachusetts court upholds dismissal in Barstool wiretap case

Jun 14 2021

Massachusetts' top court on Monday refused to revive a lawsuit alleging Barstool Sports Inc violated a state wiretap law when a Barstool podcaster interviewed the mayor of Somerville and recorded the phone conversation while pretending to be a Boston Globe reporter.

Legalist continues to bulk up team, adding Fox Rothschild, Casetext alums

Jun 11 2021

Technology-powered litigation funder Legalist has once again tapped former litigators to grow its team.

Week Ahead in Data Privacy: June 14, 2021

Jun 11 2021

Here are some upcoming events of interest to the data privacy community. Unless otherwise noted, all times are local, and court appearances are virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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