WilmerHale partner Bill Lee, one of Apple's lead attorneys in the smartphone wars, only stumbled upon patent law more than a decade into his legal career, but he learned long before that — as a high school and collegiate soccer player — that success in any competition requires a team effort.
The National Labor Relations Board spent its summer preparing to say goodbye to outgoing member Harry Johnson and issuing a flurry of rulings that touched on questions including what defines joint employers, student athletes and employer successors. Here, Law360 looks at the rulings that should be on GCs' radar.
Stifling a witness during cross-examination or losing control of the exchange are common pitfalls that can jeopardize what is widely considered one of the most important moments of any jury trial, seasoned attorneys say. Here, Law360 looks at the five biggest mistakes attorneys make during cross-examination.
Jury deliberations in the trial of the former executive leadership of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP stretched into the 11th full day on Friday, with an unusually quiet panel giving no word about when the marathon larceny and fraud trial will conclude.
The legal services sector rebounded from a tough summer to gain a sizable 4,700 jobs in September, according to a report on Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a figure that one expert says reflects an increase in deal work.
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP has risen to the peaks of plaintiff work, growing from its humble beginnings as a nine-attorney firm in Seattle to serving as co-lead counsel on giant class actions against industry leaders like Apple, Toyota and the NCAA.
Headline-grabbing attorneys — from Amal Clooney of Doughty Street Chambers to Eric Holder of Covington & Burling LLP — have an all-access pass to the world’s elite, and better position their firms to attract sought-after clients and land hard-to-get meetings, experts say.
The New York judge presiding over the trial of the former executive leadership of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP said Thursday he was considering asking the jury if they have reached a partial verdict in the case, saying it may be beneficial to gauge the status of deliberations.
The NCAA drew on a deep legal bench at WilmerHale, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP and Schiff Hardin LLP to pull out a close Federal Circuit decision that schools don't need to pay student-athletes more than the cost of attending college, leading this week’s legal lions. Our legal lambs are led by dawdling Morrison & Foerster LLP lawyers for Apple Inc. who got bench-slapped for filing a tardy post-Alice argument.
White & Case LLP partner J. Mark Gidley developed his passion for debate in the classroom, cross-examining fellow students on topics like normalizing trade relations with Cuba, then went on to help his University of Kansas team win the National Debate Tournament in 1983. Turns out he was also honing skills destined to blossom in the courtroom.
Taking on tough cases has long been part of the culture at Grant & Eisenhofer PA, and it doubled down on that promise this year, expanding into working for plaintiffs in pharmaceutical and medical device mass actions and adding 1,000 new clients, landing the firm among Law360's Most Feared Plaintiffs Firms.
As the business of law grows increasingly complex, experts say, there's a heightened need for full-time quarterbacks to coordinate big plays between law firms' practice groups, powerful partners, regional offices and other areas. Here, experts explain why a chief operating officer is indispensable.
From helping Toshiba Corp. escape billions of dollars of LCD price-fixing claims to triumphing over the Federal Trade Commission in the first pay-for-delay trial, White & Case LLP's Christopher Curran has been racking up victories since he first fell in love with litigation in Bermuda three decades ago.
The U.S. law firm merger market stayed hot over the last three months and ahead of pace to break the all-time annual record, according to a tally by legal industry consultant Altman Weil Inc.
Juniper Networks nabbed a tech industry vet, PGA of America found counsel with a golf background and Prudential geared up to say goodbye to a longtime GC. They top the list of last month’s in-house hires you need to know about.
A certified class of thousands of California state judges and their beneficiaries argued at a bench trial on Wednesday that the state's chief fiscal officer illegally withheld raises and benefits mandated by a 1980 law that ties judicial pay to overall state employee salaries.
The jury in the trial of the former heads of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP on Wednesday asked a New York judge to explain the elements of the conspiracy charge against the defendants, as deliberations stretched into the ninth full day.
Since the financial crisis, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC has emerged as a leader in mortgage-backed securities litigation, returning nearly $2 billion to investors, as evidenced by a record-setting $500 million class action settlement with JPMorgan Chase over the sale of MBS.
Two federal judicial nominees in New Jersey strongly endorsed by their U.S. senators, who urged a speedy confirmation to address four vacancies in the state declared judicial emergencies, moved closer to confirmation Wednesday, as did two candidates in Nebraska and Tennessee.
Raises are one of the most hotly anticipated moments of the year for many associates. Some can rest easy knowing a salary bump is more or less a given, but others face pressure to prove their value with their billable hours and to explain what they've done for their firms lately. Here, legal industry insiders offer advice to help associates position themselves for a raise in 2016.