Segal McCambridge Appoints Alexander Schaffel as Director of Recruiting & Development, Boosting Firm’s Legal Talent Pool

Jersey City, New Jersey – Segal McCambridge, a law firm based in Jersey City, recently announced the promotion of Alexander Schaffel to the newly created role of Director of Recruiting & Development. With expertise in toxic tort, general liability, and human resources, Schaffel brings a unique skillset to this position. As Director of Recruiting & Development, Schaffel will spearhead the firm’s efforts to attract and retain top-tier legal talent, as well as facilitate professional development within the firm. His responsibilities include overseeing lateral recruiting, evaluating hiring needs, and establishing internship programs in collaboration with prestigious … Read more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP Achieves Top Tier Rankings in Best Law Firms List: Recognized for Excellence in 15 Practice Areas Nationally

Salt Lake City, Utah – Seyfarth Shaw LLP, a leading law firm, has been acknowledged as a Tier 1 Firm at the national level in multiple practice areas by Best Law Firms. The firm’s expertise has been recognized in a total of 15 different practice areas including Commercial Litigation, Construction, Employee Benefits, Employment-Management, Health Care, Immigration, Labor-Management, Real Estate, Trusts and Estates, and Litigation in six areas: Antitrust, Construction, ERISA, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, and Securities. In addition to their national recognition, Seyfarth Shaw LLP has also been ranked in Tier 2 nationally for … Read more

South Korean Securities Firms’ Domestic Brokerage of US-Listed Bitcoin ETFs May Violate Regulatory Acts

Seoul, South Korea’s financial regulator has raised concerns about domestic brokerage of a U.S.-listed bitcoin spot exchange-traded fund (ETF) by Korean securities firms. The Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) stated that such activity may potentially conflict with the country’s Virtual Asset User Protection Act and the Capital Markets Act. However, the FSS did not provide further details on these potential conflicts. In South Korea, recent discussions around cryptocurrency regulations have been taking place. Authorities have revealed plans to create regulations that would require public disclosure of officials’ cryptocurrency holdings. This move aims to promote transparency and … Read more

Women Take the Lead as Majority of Associates at U.S. Law Firms, Breaking 30-Year Record

Denver, CO – In a groundbreaking development, women have now become the majority of associates at law firms in the United States for the first time in over 30 years. This milestone was revealed in the annual report published by the National Association-Law Placement (NALP), which analyzed data from the 2023 NALP’s Directory of Legal Employers. According to the report, 50.3 percent of all U.S. law firm associates in 2023 were women. This represents a significant shift in the legal profession and marks a momentous achievement for gender diversity in the industry. The report also … Read more