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Law360 Names 2024's Top Attorneys Under 40

By Lakshna Mehta

Law360 is pleased to announce the Rising Stars of 2024, our list of 158 attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments belie their age.

Pennsylvania Will Increase NOL Cap, Clarify Bank Shares Tax

By Jaqueline McCool

Pennsylvania will increase its cap on net operating losses, clarify goodwill exclusions from bank shares tax, make a technical change impacting affiliated entities and create new income tax deductions under a tax omnibus bill passed in a budget signed by Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro.

Ark. Group Gets 100K Signatures For Medical Pot Expansion

By Jonathan Capriel

An Arkansas cannabis advocacy group has collected more than 100,000 signatures in favor of expanding the state's medical marijuana program, more than enough to get an initiative on the state's ballot this November, the state announced Friday.

Texas Ethics Opinion Flags Hazards Of Unauthorized Practice

By Hilary Gerzhoy and Julienne Pasichow

The Texas Professional Ethics Committee's recently issued proposed opinion finding that in-house counsel providing legal services to the company's clients constitutes the unauthorized practice of law is a valuable clarification given that a UPL violation — a misdemeanor in most states — carries high stakes, say Hilary Gerzhoy and Julienne Pasichow at HWG.

In Memoriam: The Modern Administrative State

By Joseph Schaeffer and Jessica Deyoe

On June 28, the modern administrative state, where courts deferred to agency interpretations of ambiguous statutes, died when the U.S. Supreme Court overruled its previous decision in Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council — but it is survived by many cases decided under the Chevron framework, say Joseph Schaeffer and Jessica Deyoe at Babst Calland.

5 Moments That Shaped The Supreme Court's Jan. 6 Decision

By Cara Bayles

When the high court limited the scope of a federal obstruction statute used to charge hundreds of rioters who stormed the Capitol, the justices did not vote along ideological lines. In a year marked by 6-3 splits, what accounts for the departure? Here are some moments from oral arguments that may have swayed the justices.

Expert Analysis

A Midyear Forecast: Tailwinds Expected For Atty Hourly Rates

Hourly rates for partners, associates and support staff continued to rise in the first half of this year, and this growth shows no signs of slowing for the rest of 2024 and into next year, driven in part by the return of mergers and acquisitions and the widespread adoption of artificial intelligence, says Chuck Chandler at Valeo Partners.

States Should Loosen Law Firm Ownership Restrictions

Despite growing buzz, normalized nonlawyer ownership of law firms is a distant prospect, so the legal community should focus first on liberalizing state restrictions on attorney and firm purchases of practices, which would bolster succession planning and improve access to justice, says Michael Di Gennaro at The Law Practice Exchange.

Solving Puzzles Makes Me A Better Lawyer

Tackling daily puzzles — like Wordle, KenKen and Connections — has bolstered my intellectual property litigation practice by helping me to exercise different mental skills, acknowledge minor but important details, and build and reinforce good habits, says Roy Wepner at Kaplan Breyer.