Foley & Lardner LLP has recruited a leading class action litigator from Fish & Richardson PC to join its San Diego office as partner, boosting the firm's expertise in false advertising, unfair competition and intellectual property cases, Foley said Monday.
President Barack Obama will nominate the chair of Arnold & Porter LLP's antitrust practice group to an assistant attorney general post in charge of the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, the White House said Friday.
Kaye Scholer LLP has added a former assistant U.S. attorney to its Washington-based white collar practice with the hiring of Amy Conway-Hatcher, an expert in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters who joins the law firm from Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Kaye Scholer said Monday.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP has lured a former Shearman & Sterling LLP partner and an ex-White & Case LLP senior associate with Federal Trade Commission experience to boost its antitrust practice in Washington, the firm said Thursday.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has snagged a former Winston & Strawn LLP partner with an expertise in antitrust and consumer protection law and experience in the health care industry for its Washington office, the firm said on Tuesday.
The chief meat industry antitrust watchdog at the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be resigning shortly after Congress gutted sweeping reforms that attempted to give additional protections to farmers and ranchers from increasing consolidation in the meat industry, according to Thursday media reports.
Perkins Coie LLP has recruited an antitrust and intellectual property attorney from Microsoft Corp., a product liability lawyer from the U.S. attorney's office in Seattle, and an intellectual property attorney from Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC, the firm said Wednesday.
McDermott Will & Emery said Wednesday that a former McDermott associate who spent the past four years as a trial attorney with the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division has rejoined the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office.
Schiff Hardin LLP bolstered its competition practice with the addition of four former Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone PLC antitrust partners with sports law experience to its new Ann Arbor, Mich., office, the firm said Tuesday.
Cozen O’Connor has nabbed a top trial attorney with extensive antitrust, intellectual property, environmental and product liability experience from Jones Day to join the litigation department as a member in its swiftly expanding Washington office, the firm announced last week.
Proskauer Rose LLP said Tuesday that it has added a veteran attorney who formerly served as co-head of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP's antitrust practice to its ranks in New York City.
U.K.-based Burges Salmon LLP has added former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP attorney Matthew O’Regan as a partner to bolster its international competition team, the firm announced Tuesday.
Paul Hastings LLP on Thursday announced the recruitment of O'Melveny & Myers LLP payment systems guru Thomas Brown, who will bolster Paul Hastings' global antitrust and banking practices in the firm's San Francisco office.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP has hired a former Cephalon Inc. vice president and deputy general counsel with antitrust and securities expertise to join its Philadelphia litigation practice as a partner, the firm said Wednesday.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP has bulked up the competition practice in its Paris office by luring Noelle Lenoir, a former government minister and justice of France’s Constitutional Court, away from Jeantet et Associes, the firm said Tuesday.
Jones Day has enhanced its corporate criminal investigations practice with the addition of a former U.S. Department of Justice health care fraud and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prosecutor, the firm announced Tuesday.
Venable LLP announced Monday that Robert Davis, attorney-advisor to Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz and a longtime FTC antitrust litigator, has joined the firm as of counsel in the regulatory practice.
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP has bolstered its litigation team in Washington by bringing over a veteran antitrust litigator with experience analyzing merger and acquisition activity from Reed Smith LLP, the firm said Thursday.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP said Thursday it had lured a Fox Rothschild LLP attorney with expertise in international trade, defense, national security, and U.S. government contract matters to the firm’s antitrust practice in its Washington and Philadelphia offices.
Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP added a former Venable LLP partner and senior Federal Trade Commission official as a partner in its advertising, marketing and media division to help advertisers comply with government regulations and industry guidelines, the firm said Monday.
In Washington state, insurance carriers are between a rock and a hard place with an anvil overhead. The rock: coverage by waiver or estoppel if rights are not reserved. The hard place: the inability to obtain reimbursement for providing a prophylactic defense. The anvil: potential bad faith liability. In light of National Surety Corp. v. Immunex Corp., that seems to be where the Washington State Supreme Court wants them, says Louis Castoria of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP.
Although Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles was not an antitrust case, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision will affect antitrust class action cases because the removal of state law claims to federal court for coordinated proceedings in a single court is critical to an antitrust defendant’s ability to avoid duplicative damage awards and to reduce the notoriously high costs of antitrust discovery, say Paula Render and Jeffrey LeVee of Jones Day.
Early neutral evaluation usually asks a retired judge to consider one party’s case, as if preparing to rule on summary judgment or presiding over a bench trial. Effective evaluation can supply a reality check on a case — it gives the lawyer the gift of seeing the case as others see it, says James Rosenbaum, a panelist with JAMS and former U.S. district judge for the District of Minnesota.
A recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission decision marks a rare instance of FERC flatly rejecting a proposed sale of a power plant under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act and provides some insight as to what FERC considers to be sufficient mitigation when a proposed transaction raises horizontal market power concerns, say attorneys with Latham & Watkins LLP.
The recent Court of Justice of the European Union finding that the payment by insurers of economic incentives to brokers may constitute a restriction by object in the motor insurance market is surprising and might set a dangerous precedent with unpredictable consequences for certain arrangements in the insurance sector, say Yves Botteman and Elena Garcia Aguado of Steptoe & Johnson LLP.
The recent evolution of case law governing the standard for Rule 12(b)(6) motions to dismiss reveals that Rule 12(e) serves no practical purpose in modern pleading practice, says Nathan Kipp of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
On March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis Inc. The justices appeared likely to issue a narrow ruling, not a broad one that would satisfy the FTC or fully resolve all the issues in the "pay-for-delay" area, say Thane Scott and Hill Wellford of Bingham McCutchen LLP.
Despite recession-driven cost pressures that have resulted in the downsizing of nonlawyer personnel at law firms, many litigation support departments are growing. In a recent survey, half of respondents indicated that their function has grown in size in the past three years, and more than half of respondents indicated that current staffing levels are inadequate for the projected needs of the coming year, say experts at Epiq Systems and Georgetown University Law Center.
This term marks a continuation of the Roberts court trend of close attention to business issues. From affirmative action and class actions to tort litigation, government enforcement and intellectual property, almost one half of this term’s argued cases are of interest to the business community, say Cliff Sloan and David Foster of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
Recent commentary from the deputy chief of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Fraud Section, suggests that the government’s FCPA resource guide — rather than being an outgrowth of mounting criticism from the business community, defense bar and other legal commentators concerning the FCPA’s troubling ambiguity and opaque enforcement policies — was more a product of international treaty obligations, says Caryn Trombino of Perkins Coie LLP.