Newsletter - May 20, 2022

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

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Legal Tech Funding and Acquisitions Continue - The CLM platform DiliTrust has raised $137.7M in funding while Legl, a SaaS platform for law firm operations, raised $18M. MyCase acquired immigration platform Docketwise.

Twitter CEO Talks about State of Company - Parag Agrawal tweeted about the concerns surrounding the sale of the social media app to Musk, shareholders and employees responses, and the less-than-smooth ride ahead from IPO to privately-held company. More here

NY AG Launches Investigation Into Streaming Services - Following the Buffalo shooting NY AG Letitia James wants to know how various streaming services (Twitch, Discord, 4chan, and 8chan) played into the white supremacist attack. More here

ContractWorks 2022 In-House Legal Report - Reporting on a study by Censuswide from 350 in-house legal professionals from the US and the UK, the pandemic saw the majority (35%) of those surveyed want to work from home but almost 50% are already back to office. More here

Apple Delays In-Office Plans Indefinitely - Citing a rise in COVID cases, Apple Inc. pushes back it's plan yet again to go back to in-office work, and requires masks for all staff at 100 US stores. More here

CA Judge Rules Gender-Inclusive Board of Directors Violates State Constitution - CA Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis entered a verdict to enjoin the state's SB 826 after finding that the law violated Article 1, Section 7 of the state constitution. More here.

ABA Diversity Survey Shows Firm Leaders Are White and Male - The ABA collected diversity data from 287 law firms and 10k+ attorneys in the US in 2020. The results showed white attorneys made up 81-93% of equity partners across all firms, while white attorneys made up about 70-90% of non-equity partners and 70-73% of associates. More here

Make Your Meetings Count - If you're looking to make your day more productive - start with your meetings. More here

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