Layoffs Hit Two Well-Known E-Discovery Professionals

Media Law

Socha told me that he was told of the layoff on Monday, April 27. A spokesperson for BDO denied that there had been layoffs. BDO USA has not implemented layoffs.” CloudNine declined to comment on the layoff.

‘No layoffs,’ Epiq Told Staff, Just Days Before Major Cuts

Media Law

But by making the pay cuts, he explained, the company would avoid layoffs. Then, three days later, on Monday, March 30, the layoffs began. Some 200 employees were notified of their layoffs over the course of Monday and Tuesday. On Friday, March 27, David C.

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ILTA Announces Staff Layoffs As It Grapples with Impact of COVID-19

Media Law

ILTA held a briefing this morning for members of the legal media to brief them on the layoffs. ILTA decided to implement the layoffs now when these person are eligible for extended unemployment benefits and other stipends from the federal government.

In Interview, Epiq CEO Addresses Ransomware Attack, Layoffs, and Company’s Future

Media Law

Dobson took issue with some of my reporting about those incidents, disagreeing with my report that some customers were kept in the dark about the ransomware attack and disputing another report suggesting that he misled employees about the possibility of layoffs. Layoffs and Furloughs.

Legaltech Week, 4.3.20: Layoffs in Legaltech, Perspective from Richard Tromans, and More

Media Law

Disco layoffs: Legal Tech Layoffs Begin As DISCO Announces Job Cuts. Layoffs at Fast-Rising Austin Startup DISCO. . Top stories this week include the first coronavirus casualties in legaltech as e-discovery company DISCO lays off staff.

Legaltech Week, 4.10.20: More Layoffs in Legal Tech and Ron Friedmann Talks Fastcase

Media Law

Top stories this week include more layoffs in legal tech as Epiq, suffering the double blow of a ransomware attack and the pandemic is reported to let go as many as 200. Epiq layoffs (1:57): Reports Say Epiq Has Laid Off Some 200 Employees In Wake Of Ransomware Attack.

Layoffs at ALM Eliminate Key Editors

Media Law

The layoffs were first reported by Casey Sullivan at Big Law Business. An email this morning confirmed some of the layoffs. The post Layoffs at ALM Eliminate Key Editors appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. ALM Media — the company that publishes the website Law.com and leading legal magazines such as The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel — has laid off several top editors. Among the departures are Kim […].

Atrium Founder Confirms Layoffs of Legal Staff; Will Focus on Building Services Network for Startups

Media Law

In a blog post today, Atrium founder Justin Kan confirmed the news first reported on this blog yesterday, that the company is letting go most of its legal services staff and that it will now pivot its focus towards “building a professional services network dedicated to founders.”

Agency Marriage Fallout: WMA Starts Layoffs

Thompson On Hollywood

The inevitable has started to occur: massive layoffs are under way at William Morris Agency in the wake of its merger with Endeavor. Tags: Agencies agencies Endeavor layoffs William Morris The smaller agency is expected to dominate the film, indie and television side of the new entity, while WMA will run the music department.

More Variety Layoffs; Cannes American Pavilion Seeks Sponsors

Thompson On Hollywood

As advertising revenues continue to skid, Reed Business Information announced layoffs of 7 % across all its divisions, plus possible unpaid leaves for staffers.

More British Reporters May Strike Over Job Layoffs

Media Law Prof Blog

Journalists from the Manchester Evening News may be the next to strike over job cuts. The National Union of Journalists has scheduled a vote later this week. Read more here

Reports Say Epiq Has Laid Off Some 200 Employees In Wake Of Ransomware Attack

Media Law

The international e-discovery and managed services company Epiq Global has laid off some 200 employees, with more layoffs yet to come, according to several sources familiar with the situation.

Bad Week for Old Media

Thompson On Hollywood

The Wrap wraps up the week's bad news for old media , with layoffs, cuts and slashes across the country. Tags: Media economy LA Times layoffs media newspapers old media print recession The LA Times got hit as well, with 300 more staff cuts, including 70 editorial, as of March 2. Consolidating into four sections, the paper is folding the California section into the first section. Meanwhile journalists continue their migration to the digital side.

Legaltech Week, 5.1.20: Sweeping Regulatory Reform, Major Free-Law Ruling, and More, Plus Commentary from Mark Palmer

Media Law

Epiq Global (5:55): In Interview, Epiq CEO Addresses Ransomware Attack, Layoffs, and Company’s Future.

Great Human Interest Story on the End of Journalism

Music Technology Policy

And the award goes to Greg Sandoval for getting through an entire interview about newspaper layoffs without mentioning.Google

More Media Upheaval and Watchmen Reviews

Thompson On Hollywood

Tags: Critics Media New Media Annie Leibovitz film critics layoffs media newspapers recession Watchmen Zack Snyder

Post-Pandemic Drop in New Cases Sees Upturn, But Billing Volumes Fall, New Clio Data Shows

Media Law

Layoffs at law firms are increasing. Clio reports that the number of staff layoffs at law firms increased in April and May.

Judge Refuses to Throw Out ABC News 'Pink Slime' Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

billion in damages, after it claims ABC''s coverage led to the closure of three plants and roughly 700 layoffs by misleading consumers that the finely textured meat product is unsafe. Beef Products Inc. has sued the network for defamation, seeking $1.2

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EY Lays Off Some U.S. Lawyers Who Came through Pangea3 Acquisition

Media Law

Reports indicate that the layoffs have been confined to U.S. I have reached out to executive-level contacts within EY for an official statement on the scope and reason for the layoffs.

Crisis Averted: Fostering A Learning Culture During Hard Times

Pathgather

But compound that with an unexpected economic downturn and morale-deflating layoffs not too far behind, that’s when one enters dangerous territory. It’s the crucial decisions made, and not made, in the aftermath of those layoffs that will determine the future of your company. The Unearthing Effects of Layoffs Following heavy layoffs, the remaining employees will become overwhelmed and concerned for their own job security.

87% Of Law Offices Working Remotely, Survey Finds, As They Struggle To Maintain Financial Stability

Media Law

In response to these challenges, a third of firms say they have cut expenses and 16% say that have reduced headcount through layoffs or furloughs.

Atrium, $75M Company that Vowed to ‘Revolutionize’ Law, Shuts Down

Media Law

The separate Atrium law firm, which now consists of just a handful of lawyers kept on after the January layoffs to serve existing clients, will continue to operate, Techcrunch reports. On Jan.

Sony, EMI battling over top exec

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner With industry-wide layoffs dominating the news, we suppose it's nice to see two entertainment companies battling for the services of a top executive. Last week, EMI Music promoted Ronn Werre to chief operating officer for its North.

My Most Popular Posts of 2018

Media Law

The other two were not about TR products, but about TR’s restructurings, both with layoffs and management changes. As Thomson Reuters Readies Layoffs of 3,200, What’s It Mean for Customers? As Thomson Reuters Readies Layoffs of 3,200, What’s It Mean for Customers? What goes around comes around, as they say. In 2010 , I started compiling a year-end list of my most-popular blog posts.

What AT&T’s Corporate Training Revolution, Japanese History and a Cucumber Mean for the New Era of Learning

Pathgather

This could have meant mass layoffs and entirely new hires. Imagine creating a business, scaling it into a global behemoth, and then discovering that it has to change the very core of what it does — or risk going extinct.

Mastering Talent Agility: 4 Steps Every Business Must Take to Build the Workforce of the Future

Pathgather

Rather than mass layoffs and hirings, the company took another route. “AT&T Talent agility is the single most important factor that determines whether your business will succeed or get wiped out by competition in the future.

Reports Say Atrium Letting Go Most Of Its Legal Staff; Had Vowed to ‘Revolutionize Legal Services’

Media Law

I do not know when the layoffs will take effect or how many employees are involved. With its much-ballyhooed launch in 2017 and its backing by Silicon Valley entrepreneur and Twitch founder Justin Kan , Atrium said it would “revolutionize legal services” through its dual-entity model of a law firm and a separate-but-connected entity to provide back-end services and technology. But now there are signs the revolution is at least partially raising a white flag.

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Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Student debt is astronomical, with some law students borrowing upwards of $200,000 to finance their educations, and employment prospects are dismal, with even well-established, “white-shoe” law firms being forced to make massive cuts and layoffs.

Thomson Reuters, Long A Mainstay At ABA TECHSHOW, Withdraws As Exhibitor

Media Law

In light of recent layoffs at TR, I asked Abbott if TR’s exit from TECHSHOW reflected belt-tightening within the company. Abbott said this decision had nothing to do with belt-tightening and no relation to the layoffs. For as long as I can remember in attending the American Bar Association’s annual TECHSHOW conference, one constant has persisted: the prominent presence in the exhibit hall of Thomson Reuters or its predecessor West Publishing Company. This year, that will change.

Covid-19 Outbreak Caused Steep Drop In New Matters for Lawyers, Clio Data Shows

Media Law

All of this has begun to cause layoffs. Another 15% expect layoffs in the next three to six months.

Does Size Really Matter? Consolidation In The Digital Distribution Business

The Digital Lowdown

P.S. – Moments before publishing this blog entry, layoffs were announced at The Orchard/IODA: “Today [The Orchard has] made some personnel adjustments to ensure that the Orchard is efficiently structured to serve the needs of our expanded client base and won't have any negative impact to our clients.” (Author’s Full Disclosure: Steven Corn is co-founder and CEO of BFM Digital, a competitor of both IODA and The Orchard. The following should be read as opinion.).

Don Johnson Earns First Paycheck in Years

JetLawBlog

The increasing costs of celebrity legal troubles has strained the Los Angeles County Judicial System, which is facing layoffs and budget cuts in the midst of California’s state budget problems. A Los Angeles County jury recently awarded Don Johnson $23.2

SAG TV/Theatrical Ballots Later Than Expected; SAG Litigation Continues; and More

Digital Media Law

Speaking of lost wages, I also have a couple of factoids on the SAG layoffs : the total number of people laid off was 36 (not 35, as previously reported), with an additional 26 unfilled positions that will remain unfilled. The ballots for SAG’s recently approved TV/theatrical contract won’t be going out until mid to late May, a source tells me, several weeks later than the early May target that the Guild stated as recently as a week or so ago.

SAG & Studios Agree to Tentative Deal

Digital Media Law

Layoffs are apparently expected, and the LA Times is reporting today that the union has a deficit exceeding $6 million. The Screen Actors Guild and the AMPTP (alliance representing studios and producers) reached tentative agreement on a two-year TV/theatrical contract, potentially ending a ten-month stalemate that halted production of most studio movies and put thousands of people out of work.

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Recession Red: Media Industry Jobs Slashed

Thompson On Hollywood

In a declining ad market, EW isn't immune to more layoffs either. Meanwhile, more layoffs are hitting the Chicago Tribune. Over the past year, reports Ad Age, the advertising and media industry represents a hefty percentage of all layoffs nationwide. When I run into my fellow journos on the town, they look at me with palpable anxiety. I'm a reminder of their worst fear: losing their staff jobs. The ranks of media freelancers are expanding rapidly.)

Hollywood Labor: SAG Source Says a Strike Unlikely, Joint SAG-AFTRA Bargaining Likely; and the Year Ahead

Digital Media Law

Certainly this round of negotiations have the potential to be bumpy, in light of the economy generally and, more particularly, the layoffs imposed by the union in 2009. A harder issue is whether the Teamsters will push for a No Layoffs clause.

Duke Nukem. Forever ? Take-Two Sues Apogee (3D Realms) Over Failed Sequel

JetLawBlog

FOREVER. It was well over ten years ago when now-defunct video game maker 3D Realms (makers of the Duke Nukem series and the recently well-received video game Prey ) announced the proper, and what was to be the final, installment of the Duke Nukem franchise– Duke Nukem Forever.

Tenenbaum files reply in support of motion to reduce award; claims he caused at most $21 in damages

Copyrights & Campaigns

Rather, it refers to "the billions of dollars of lost revenues and the mass layoffs in the record industry as a result of file-sharing ," clearly referring to the overall phenomenon, rather than that perpetrated by Tenenbaum himself. (My Joel Tenenbaum today filed a reply brief in support of his motion to reduce the jury's verdict of $675,000 for downloading and distributing 30 songs over the KaZaA peer-to-peer network.

Economic recovery from the coronavirus will be much harder than we think - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

That just means companies, including many I’ve spoken to, are planning June layoffs.

Kagan avoids drama on way to court - POLITICO.com Print View

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Instead, he slammed the Democrats’ economic agenda and talked about the bill to prevent teacher layoffs.

Craigslist: Free Speech or Digital Pimp?

JetLawBlog

Above the Law , known for terrifying the legal community with the latest layoff numbers , recently reported on a “law student&# who published a Craigslist ad of questionable legality with even more questionable “legal disclaimers.&#

SAG: No Good Reason to Strike

Digital Media Law

annually, in an economy where most workers are enduring wage freezes, wage rollbacks, layoffs, and increased workloads for those who remain and must handle work formerly performed by their now laid off colleagues. There’s turmoil planned for the upcoming Jan. 12-13 SAG National Board meeting, reports the LA Times. SAG’s National Executive Director Doug Allen and the current negotiating committee may find themselves bounced out unceremoniously by the moderates—or they may not.

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Kagan avoids drama on way to court - POLITICO.com Print View

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Instead, he slammed the Democrats’ economic agenda and talked about the bill to prevent teacher layoffs.