The power of the pen: 5 ways using your voice can lead to opportunities

Olga Mack writes for Above the Law, November 27, 2017

Writing is a great way to reach a wide audience, develop credibility, and be seen as an expert in your field. And there is no doubt that your social media presence has a powerful and extensive reach that you can use to motivate people in different ways. You can capture the world’s attention using your voice.

New Uber CEO knew of hack for months

Deirdre Mulligan quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 23, 2017

Uber, which is based in San Francisco, said names, email addresses and phone numbers for millions of riders were accessed, as well as the driver’s license numbers for about 600,000 drivers. The unauthorized access of those names and numbers would have triggered the requirement for such a disclosure in California, Ms. Mulligan said.

Some lawyers diving in with blockchain technology

Adam Sterling quoted by Daily Journal (registration required), Nov. 20, 2017

Berkeley’s law school, in conjunction with the university’s business and engineering schools, will offer a class this spring titled, “Blockchain, Cryptoeconomics, and the Future of Technology, Business and Law.” … “If we can put our students on the front lines of this, they will leave law school very well prepared,” Sterling said.

Many of Trump’s judiciary picks have no business being judges. Can Senate Republicans say no?

Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, Nov. 20, 2017

Trump already has nominated 58 individuals to federal court of appeals and district court judgeships. The American Bar Association, an independent and nonpartisan organization, for decades has evaluated federal judicial nominees. It has found four of these nominees to be “unqualified,” something that prior to the Trump presidency had occurred only four times since 1989.

Feds sue to stop AT&T’s $85 billion bid for Time Warner

Prasad Krishnamurthy quoted by Courthouse News, Nov. 20, 2017

“It will largely depend on the court and how willing the court is to believe these mergers can harm competition and how much deference they’re willing to give the government in what is largely a prospective case,” Krishnamurthy said in an interview.