Like most other professions and industries, technology is reshaping the legal field and what it means to be a lawyer. Despite resistance from some in the legal profession, increasingly sophisticated technology is rapidly transforming the law from a labor intensive, hourly focused profession to one that promotes speed and interdisciplinary work.
Copyright trolls are dedicated and constantly searching for possible unauthorized uses of copyrighted work such as photographs, music and video productions. Anyone, especially companies, who use copyrighted works — even if they had no reason to know the work was copyrighted — are at risk in today’s world.
Swanson Martin & Bell partner Brenda Robinson participated in the relaunch of the film fund Gamechanger Films, where she is also a partner. The group helped to finance the film “Passing,” which is currently in post-production and being produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi, along Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker, and stars Alexander Skarsgard, Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga.
Jenner & Block partner and firm chairman Craig Martin knew William Kent Dean’s federal pro bono case against Wexford Health Sources needed a battery of strong lawyers. He’s thankful to have a deep and passionate roster within his firm’s walls, especially for pro bono cases.
Locke Lord managing partner Michael Renetzky had a proverbial lump of clay to mold when his firm was ready to freshen up its three-floor office space just west of the Loop at 111 S. Wacker Drive.
Women in Law – December 2019Chicago Lawyer is proud to present the December 2019 Women in Law special section.