Morning Docket: 09.16.16 | Above the Law

Sujit Choudhry

* Former Berkeley Law Dean Sujit Choudhry is suing the school, claiming Berkeley discriminated against him by punishing him more severely for alleged sexual harassment compared to white professors. []

* Sandra Bland’s family are settling their death lawsuit for $ 1.9 million. [New York Times]

* The Sixth Circuit, which sits en banc (and rather fragmented), decides that the ban on gun possession in the area of ​​mental health could violate the second amendment. [How Appealing]

* Congratulations to Miami corporate partner, Ira Coleman, who will replace Peter John Sacripanti and Jeffrey E. Stone as chairmen of McDermott Will & Emery in January. [Big Law Business]

* Ashurst remains in the doldrums, with five partners (including two office managers) leaving within 24 hours. [Ashurst]

* In other UK lawyer news, Freshfields is replacing “Dear Sir or Madam” in all communications and legal documents with gender neutral salutations. [The Lawyer via Big Law Business]

* More exciting news for Bancroft: recognition for the pro bono work partners promise to continue after they move to Kirkland. [Law360]

* Paging Parents Who Left Davis Polk to Raise Their Children: Here’s a program that will bring you back to Biglaw. [ via ABA Journal]

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