Seven law firms whose stars had dimmed in the eyes of general counsel are once again shining bright, and two up-and-coming legal sparklers are suddenly radiating excellence, according to a new survey of corporations’ favorite firms.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP stands alone among elite law firms in the arena of client service thanks to a concerted long-term effort to respond to client feedback, according to a new survey of corporate counsel.
The fickle feelings of corporate counsel are apparent once again in an annual survey gauging which law firms deliver the most sterling client service, as one-third of last year's favorites were cast aside after being outflanked by hungry rivals.
There are more arrogant law firms than in years past, according to a new survey of corporate counsel, but one familiar firm has risen above them all.
The number of law firms that Fortune 1000 clients say offer excellent client service grew by 9.8 percent over the past year, a sign that firms with broader services are separating themselves from the competition, according to a new survey of corporate counsel.
Attentive client service, not size, continues to be the critical factor for general counsel at the world's largest corporations, according to a recent survey of corporate counsel, who gave top marks to a mix of large and midsize law firms.
Litigation matters are expected to spike in the coming year, but budget-conscious general counsel expect firms to do whatever it takes to make sure they stick to the bottom line — and that includes settling and settling early, a new survey of in-house counsel said.
With litigation on the rise, law firms are looking for a bigger piece of the pie these days, but they won't get it unless they start to think more creatively about how to attract and retain clients, a new survey of in-house counsel said.
Four firms strike fear in the hearts of corporate counsel more than any others thanks to their relentless approach to high-stakes litigation and a knack for building legal teams that go for the jugular, according to a new survey.
Corporate in-house counsel have named 11 insurance industry attorneys they say stand out in the field for exceptional client services, emphasizing the importance of communication and business understanding in securing results.
Corporate counsel singled out nearly 100 litigators as the most client service-driven in their field thanks to their innate ability to deliver solid outcomes, effectively communicate litigation strategy and prioritize their clients' business interests.
When dealing with high-stakes litigation, there are four top-notch firms that in-house counsel dread seeing on the other side of the courtroom, according to a new survey of corporate counsel.
For the second year in a row, Law360 has selected and ranked the 20 law firms with the greatest global reach and expertise.
A new report based on interviews with corporate counsel has identified the eighteen law firms with the strongest brands in the legal market.
Litigators named by corporate counsel in a new report for providing excellent client service all seem to share one trait: a profound knowledge of their clients' businesses and goals.
As the credit crisis deepens, litigation surrounding it has shifted in target from subprime-related companies to asset management firms and begun focusing on more complex financial instruments such as collateralized debt obligations and credit default swaps, according to a recent report.
Labor and employment issues remain one of the top concerns for corporate counsel, outranking almost every other legal conflict, according to a survey to be released on Tuesday.
The countless lawsuits brought by home owners in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Katrina has propelled insurance company Allstate Corp to the top of our list of most litigious financial services firms last year.
Topped by medical device maker Medtronic’s dizzying $1.35 billion payout to a Los Angeles surgeon, this is turning out to be a blockbuster year for settlements and awards in intellectual property litigation, according to our survey of litigation payouts and the firms that win them.
Arbitration has generally not been thought adept at providing the sort of quick interim relief equivalent to a preliminary injunction. But a New York federal court's recent decision in Yahoo Inc. v. Microsoft Corp. confirming an arbitral injunction under the American Arbitration Association's "emergency measures" procedure shows how quick and effective that process can be, says Kim Landsman of Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP.
Cross-examination is not for the faint of heart — even an experienced trial lawyer may feel a surge of adrenaline facing a hostile witness and the unpredictable exchange that is inherent in cross-examination. If you follow the five laws of cross-examination, you will have a better chance of controlling the exchange, say Dawn Solowey and Lynn Kappelman of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
In Jaffé v. Samsung Electronics, the Fourth Circuit joined the Fifth Circuit in concluding that Bankruptcy Code § 1522(a) requires balancing the interests of a foreign debtor and its creditors when considering whether to apply a foreign law. The facts of the case — particularly with respect to the unique semiconductor industry cross-licensing practice — appeared to play a significant role in the court's reasoning, say attorneys with Hunton & Williams LLP.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous opinion favoring enforcement of contractual forum selection clauses in Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas shows that plaintiffs will not be rewarded for filing suit in contravention of their contracts, says Christopher Boeck of Locke Lord LLP.
Although treatment of the attorney-client privilege has not traditionally been a focus of merger negotiations, such consideration should now be given in light of the Delaware Court of Chancery ruling in Great Hill Equity Partners IV v. SIG Growth Equity Fund I, say attorneys with Paul Hastings LLP.
The time to be concerned about dealing with an international arbitration begins well before a claim is filed — during the contract-drafting stage. At that point, critical decisions that may have serious consequences on the outcome of the arbitration are made, says Oleg Rivkin of Carlton Fields PA.
In light of the proposed e-discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, businesses need to set themselves up to efficiently respond to discovery and requests for information from their counsel by implementing and following document-control policies as part of normal business practices. The failure to do so will eventually consume vast amounts of employee time, say Steven Cvitanovic and Colin Murphy of Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP.
Condominium developers are turning to the buyer-financed model to fund the pre-construction and construction phases of their projects. But a recent Florida Supreme Court ruling complicates things for realtors and lawyers who do not identify and inform their buyers of the risks of this development model, says Andrew Hall of Hall Lamb and Hall PA.
Every appellate court to consider the issue has now rejected the National Labor Relations Board’s anti-arbitration position in D.R. Horton as out of step with the Federal Arbitration Act and the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision interpreting the statute in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion. And that growing consensus is a positive development for employers and employees alike, say Archis Parasharami and Scott Noveck of Mayer Brown LLP.
Before a landowner grants an oil & gas lease to a lessee, he should carefully consider some key provisions to protect himself and to maximize economic benefit. For example, always make sure the provisions do not permit the primary term of the lease to extend beyond the stated period absent production, drilling or other operations, say attorneys at Greenberg Traurig LLP.