Legal Industry

  • September 3, 2015

    NJ Firm Breaks With Peers To Name Female Managing Partner

    Capehart Scatchard has named seasoned business litigator Mary Ellen Rose as managing partner, furthering the New Jersey-based firm’s tradition of elevating women and distinguishing itself as the only firm among the state’s largest with a woman at the helm.

  • September 3, 2015

    Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs

    Gridiron cats from Winston & Strawn LLP and Gibson Dunn delivered a crushing sack to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and a suspension coming out of the Deflategate scandal, leading this week's pride of legal lions. Our legal lambs are led by a low-energy lawyer whose poor performance in a patent trial wasn't enough to set aside a jury verdict.

  • September 3, 2015

    Lawyers' Starting Salaries To Rise In 2016, Report Says

    Attorneys’ starting salaries will likely look rosier in 2016, according to a report that found talented lawyers are a highly sought-after commodity as the demand for legal services builds steam in the U.S. alongside an uptick in business transactions.

  • September 3, 2015

    Dewey Defense To Rest Without Calling Execs To Stand

    The former executive leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP on trial for allegedly defrauding the firm’s lenders and investors will rest their cases on Tuesday without testifying in their own defense and proceed directly to closing arguments, attorneys said Thursday.

  • September 3, 2015

    Law360 Closed For Labor Day

    The offices of Law360 will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday. Newsletter service will resume Tuesday, Sept. 8.

  • September 2, 2015

    Dewey Bosses Aren't First Firm Honchos To Face The Clink

    With the landmark trial of the former heads of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP nearing its conclusion, the former executives are facing the possibility of joining a small but notable group of BigLaw captains who have been sent to prison in recent years for everything from tax fraud to kickback schemes.

  • September 2, 2015

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2015: Gibson Dunn

    For reversing Voting Rights Act violations in a New York county, changing how government services after natural disasters are distributed to the disabled and representing numerous unaccompanied minors in deportation and asylum cases, Gibson Dunn has earned a spot among Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2015.

  • September 2, 2015

    NY Court Alters Pro Bono Rule To Allow Outside Supervision

    The New York Court of Appeals will broaden the language of rules regarding its 50-hour pro bono admission requirement, to allow for more-remote supervision, according to a recent notice to the state bar.

  • September 2, 2015

    How To Avoid A Social Media Mistrial

    An attorney who blunders while gleaning vital juror information online can potentially face severe sanctions. Here, experts share their tips for how to steer clear of a social media mistrial.

  • September 2, 2015

    Trial Ace: McKool Smith's Samuel Baxter

    McKool Smith PC's Sam Baxter has been recognized for his "folksy" Texas charm and ability to touch the hearts of jurors, but his willingness to draw verbal daggers in court and crush witnesses was on display in some of his latest courtroom victories, adding to an already impressive trial record.

  • September 2, 2015

    Howrey Creditors Appeal Priority Ruling For Unpaid Rent

    Howrey LLP creditors have filed an appeals notice in California over a ruling that unpaid rent claims brought by landlords for office space leased to the now-shuttered law firm deserve priority status.

  • September 2, 2015

    How To Survive As A Senior Associate In BigLaw

    Senior associates at the biggest law firms often face difficulties as they take on increasingly important responsibilities to prove that they're ready to make the move to partner. Here are four tips to help senior associates as they look to take the next step at BigLaw firms.

  • September 1, 2015

    Trial Ace: McGuireWoods' Ron Franklin

    Representing clients on both sides of the bar, McGuireWoods LLP partner Ron Franklin has mastered a formula for winning over juries, as evidenced by his success in litigating cases ranging from personal injury to libel to commercial disputes over a four-decadeslong career.

  • September 1, 2015

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2015: Dechert

    Thanks to a continued commitment to taking on myriad voting rights cases as well as a significant focus on landlord-tenant disputes and human trafficking matters, Dechert LLP has landed a spot on Law360's list of Pro Bono Firms of 2015.

  • September 1, 2015

    Dewey Defense Says DA Failed To Link Execs To Fraud

    Attorneys for three former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP leaders on Tuesday urged a New York state judge to throw out a closely watched fraud case, saying prosecutors had failed to show at trial that the defendants conspired to cook the firm’s books before it collapsed.

  • September 1, 2015

    The Art Of Effective Body Language At Trial

    Whether examining a witness, delivering an opening statement or sitting second chair, it is always critical for trial lawyers to use calm, natural and confident body language before judges and juries. Here, courtroom veterans from a range of legal backgrounds weigh in on the best ways to carry yourself in the heat of trial.

  • September 1, 2015

    Out-Of-State Attys Lose Challenge To NJ Bar Rules

    A judge on Tuesday tossed the suit of an attorney group that has fought to overturn bar admission rules in New Jersey federal court for out-of-state lawyers, rejecting arguments that the rules clash with statutory and constitutional protections.

  • September 1, 2015

    McDermott Takes 2 More Ex-K&L Gates Partners In Dallas

    McDermott Will & Emery LLP said Tuesday that it has poached two partners from K&L Gates LLP’s office in Dallas for its employment group, adding to already significant losses at K&L Gates in the state this year.

  • September 1, 2015

    Taylor Wessing Expands Dutch Presence With Deterink Merger

    London-based Taylor Wessing LLP announced Tuesday that it is merging with Dutch law firm Deterink to expand its practice into Amsterdam and Eindhoven, the main financial and tech hubs in the Netherlands.

  • September 1, 2015

    3 Tips For Better Managing Your Time

    With piles of paperwork and packed schedules, BigLaw attorneys often have to log insane hours in the office as they struggle to manage their heavy workloads and tight deadlines. Here are three tips to help you better manage your time.