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Uber sticker on a parked car on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. September 4, 2015. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

Uber, Fighting Pa. Regulators, Calls $11.4M Fine 'Irrational'

By Cheryl Miller |

Lawyers for Uber Technologies Inc. asked a Pennsylvania court Thursday to drastically cut a "grossly disproportionate" and "irrational" $11.4 million civil penalty for operating in the state without regulatory authority.

Blank Rome Snags Pittsburgh Energy Duo From Norton Rose

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Blank Rome welcomed two new energy partners in Pittsburgh this week, capitalizing on the closure of Norton Rose Fulbright's office in the city earlier this month.

State Sen. Larry Farnese, D-Philadelphia, during a news conference April 4, 2013, in Philadelphia.

Farnese Must Stand Trial, Judge Refuses to Toss Case

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

The federal judge presiding over state Sen. Lawrence Farnese’s bribery cases has denied requests to throw out the charges against him and a city Democratic committeewoman he allegedly bribed for political support.

Two More Big Firms Tap New Diversity Heads

By Meghan Tribe |

Baker McKenzie and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney started 2017 by hiring diversity and inclusion officers, the latest in a series of large firms filling similar roles as they attempt to determine how diversity efforts fit into their businesses in a time of uncertainty.

Outgoing Montgomery Bar Association president Carolyn Mirabile, left, passes the gavel to 2017 bar president Eric B. Smith at the association’s annual Business Luncheon on Jan. 13.

New Montco Bar Leader Seeks to Raise Association's Profile

By Max Mitchell |

The new president of the Montgomery Bar Association, Eric B. Smith, wants to make the association an integral part of being a young lawyer in Montgomery County. And, given that the High Swartz attorney has been involved in the association for his entire legal career, he may have some unique insight into accomplishing that.

As Currencies Suffer, Law Firms Try Hedging to Safeguard Revenues

By Nell Gluckman |

As the British pound falls, so does the reluctance of many firms to gamble on future exchange rates.