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Leading Questions: Duane Morris’ Jamie Welton

Jamie Welton is one of four litigation partners who left Barnes & Thornburg to open Duane Morris’s Dallas office earlier this month. Bloomberg Law spoke with Welton about which sectors the new Dallas office will focus on; how locating one document among a trove of papers resulted in a $64 million litigation win; and how new lawyers should worry less about billable hours and more about providing invaluable work for their firm.

Paid Military Leave Campaign Hopes to Notch Another Court Win

Lawyers for military reservists seeking to expand paid leave requirements for short-term training assignments will soon go before a federal appeals court in Philadelphia, following their major victory at the Chicago-based Seventh Circuit earlier this month.

Paid Leave Inches Ahead in States, as Congress Avoids a Mandate

The latest Covid-19 stimulus package isn’t likely to yield a federal mandate for paid leave—despite what advocates see as a strong public health impetus—leaving the issue for now to cities and states, where such mandates continue to spread slowly but surely.

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