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Legal.io Newsletter - March 25, 2022

Published weekly on Friday, the Legal.io Newsletter covers the latest in legal, talent & tech.

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Legal.io Newsletter - March 25, 2022

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BigLaw Litigation Finance Funding Hits $2.8B - In 2021, U.S. litigation funders committed to $2.8B in new deals, up 11% from 2020. More here

DOJ Accuses Google of Hiding Business Communications - The DOJ wrote in its brief that Google teaches employees to request advice from counsel around sensitive business communications, thereby shielding documents from discovery in legal situations. More here.

40 States Have Now Adopted Duty of Technology Competence for Lawyers - Hawai'i has joined the total number of states requiring lawyers to maintain ongoing requisite technological knowledge and skill in law and practice. More here

PandaDoc + LiveNotary - The document automation company announced its acquisition of the remote online notarization software company this week. More here.

Most AMLaw 50 Firms Are Matching Cravath Scale - Wilson Sonsini is the latest firm to raise salaries to match the now-prevailing Cravath scale, with entry-level attorneys being paid $215,000. More here.

Employment Legislation Heats Up in the Metaverse - In recent years with changes in digital communication, the gig economy, and remote/hybrid working during the pandemic, employment legislation has had to be on its toes. Now, the advent of the virtual workplace is creating unprecedented challenges. More here.  

Law Firm Cyberwarfare Risk Abounds With Ukraine-Russia War - Biden issued a warning to the American private sector this week to raise digital defenses and prepare for a Russian cyberattack. More here

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