Nimble Trends - 13 February 2018

Here's what's trending: (1) a spike in securities class actions, (2) Jones Day ranked top U.S. Legal "Brand", (3) what are clients looking for in a law firm?, (3) Cyber extortion prevention, and (4) GDPR may be delayed, and more!

Legal Industry Trends

Securities Class Action Lawsuits Were Up by Almost 50% in 2017.

EEOC is not seeing a spike in harassment charges since #MeToo.

Cannabis startup hit with securities class action for selling unregistered securities in connection with its initial coin offering.

Jones Day ranked top U.S. legal “brand”.

Law Firms

Taft has converted from a two-tier partnership to a single tier.  This seems to be an ongoing trend over the last 18 months.

What to do with retiring partners?

Being approachable, pragmatic, and passionate was more important to clients than a storied history for this 150 year-old BigLaw firm.

A former client has 100 million pound professional negligence claim against Eversheds Sutherland.

In-house lawyers can be very valuable additions to law firms.

Law Departments

JP Morgan’s former General Counsel is heading to BigLaw as a partner.

AirBnb’s General Counsel has been named Chief Operating Officer.

Walmart is looking for a new General Counsel

Legal Technology

What Lawyers Should Know about Initial Coin Offerings.

A call for LegalTech conferences to be more innovative.

Cyber Security

Some good tips for preventing Cyber Extortion.

Data Privacy

GDPR Enforcement may be delayed.

GDPR is an Opportunity for companies to evaluate how they are using data.


Abercrombie to pay $25 million for requiring staff to wear Abercrombie apparel.

Diversity and Inclusion

Board Diversity a Key Issue in 2018.