Legal Industry

  • August 3, 2015

    Trial Aces: Cooley's Stephen Neal

    Steered by cool logic, zealous preparation and a quick wit, Cooley LLP's Stephen Neal has steered clients to more than 35 trial wins, often in bet-the-company litigation, with a nearly 90 percent win rate that reflects his deft approach to persuasive storytelling.

  • August 3, 2015

    Texas' Paxton Just The Latest AG Embroiled In Scandal

    When Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was indicted on charges of securities fraud, he joined a long and ignominious list of legal officers who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law. Here, Law360 takes a look at five attorneys general who were recently accused of behaving badly.

  • August 3, 2015

    Ex-Dewey Billing Director Describes Making False Invoices

    Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP's former billing director took the witness stand Monday in the New York trial of the firm's former leaders, admitting that she engaged in fraud and insisting that she had never discussed details of the case with her fiance, a fellow cooperator.

  • August 3, 2015

    BigLaw Flirts With .Law, But .Com Is Safer Bet

    A new addition to the Internet landscape — the top-level ".law" domain — could mean trouble for firms that rush to make the change, as upending a long-established Web address can drive down search engine results and a move away from a tried-and-true domain may ultimately harm a firm’s credibility.

  • August 3, 2015

    The Associates Who Can Write Their Own Tickets

    Demand is up for associates in a number of practices, and those lawyers who have built a high-quality portfolio of work and strong client relationships are primed to take advantage of the opportunities. Here’s a look at the practice areas and attorneys who experts say are drawing the most attention.

  • July 31, 2015

    In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

    For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.

  • July 31, 2015

    The Top In-House Hires Of July

    Companies including General Motors, Standard & Poor’s and JPMorgan Chase announced in-house hires last month, which also saw legal staffing shakeups at Boeing, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines. Here are the latest GC moves you should know about.

  • July 31, 2015

    The Dewey Trial Report: Broken Promises And Bottom Lines

    Jurors in the ninth week of trial of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP's former leaders heard a key foot soldier detail how she falsely inflated revenue at the firm in what prosecutors contend was a conspiracy to deceive the firm's financial backers, while ex-partners bemoaned the loss of promised capital.

  • July 31, 2015

    The 3 Toughest Calls To Make In Internal Investigations

    Whether you’re outside counsel running an internal investigation for a client or a GC managing one within your own company, a few common pitfalls can trip you up on your way to uncovering the facts. Here, experts advise on making the right judgment calls during a company probe.

  • July 31, 2015

    Trial Ace: Carlton Fields' Ethan Horwitz

    Intellectual property litigator and Carlton Fields Jorden Burt LLP partner Ethan Horwitz knew two things when he was studying for his mathematics doctorate: He was not interested in law, and he certainly had no desire to become a litigator.

  • July 31, 2015

    Obama Taps Magistrates, Criminal Defender For Federal Bench

    President Barack Obama's nominees Thursday to fill four empty federal court seats in Pennsylvania and three openings in Georgia, New York and Massachusetts are a mix of federal magistrate judges, state trial court judges and one employment and criminal defense attorney.

  • July 31, 2015

    5 Social Media Land Mines Lawyers Should Avoid

    The prospect of a federal judge facing discipline for making disparaging remarks on his personal blog about presidential candidate Ted Cruz reminds attorneys that social media can derail a career as easily as it can boost it. Here, experts lay out five mistakes lawyers should heed before firing off that next tweet or Facebook post.

  • July 30, 2015

    Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs

    Attorneys from Sullivan & Cromwell LLP lead this week's legal lions, playing a central role in a big-ticket pharmaceutical acquisition and scoring a win for client AT&T Inc. at the Federal Communications Commission. Our legal lambs were led to slaughter by Bohm Law Group attorneys who got too friendly with a California jury.

  • July 30, 2015

    Trial Aces: BuckleySandler's David Krakoff

    Intense, persistent and tireless are adjectives that tend to pepper colleagues' descriptions of BuckleySandler LLP partner David Krakoff when he prepares for trial.

  • July 30, 2015

    K&L Gates Chair Defends Firm Stability Amid Partner Drain

    K&L Gates LLP chairman Peter Kalis on Thursday defended the financial health of his firm and shot back in a memo at recent media reports that the loss of scores of partners this year pointed to internal unease about a less-than-stellar financial performance and talent loss.

  • July 30, 2015

    Dewey Stiffed Atty On Repayment Of Capital Loan, Jury Hears

    A former Dewey Ballantine LLP partner testified Thursday at the trial of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP’s executive leadership that she was deceived about the repayment of a loan covering her capital contribution and got stuck paying off the balance.

  • July 30, 2015

    Law Grads' Employment Rate Up As Classes Shrink: Report

    The law school class of 2014 had a total employment rate of 86.7 percent, the first hike in legal jobs figures since 2007, thanks in part to its smaller class size, according to a Wednesday report by the National Association for Law Placement.

  • July 30, 2015

    6 Tips For Lawyers Moving Into Firm Management

    Attorneys may know how to win the toughest cases and land business from the most sought-after clients, but the skills that make for a successful practitioner don't necessarily translate to firm leadership. Here, experts share tips for how lawyers can guarantee a smooth transition to managing partner and other top law firm posts.

  • July 30, 2015

    How To Survive Litigation On The Fast Track

    Whether they come in the form of arbitrations, requests for temporary restraining orders, or full-blown trials, expedited legal proceedings can be an incredible strain on a litigator’s workload, mental health and family life. But cases on the fast track can also have a silver lining. Here, Law360 takes a look at the six most important things to keep in mind during a whirlwind proceeding.

  • July 29, 2015

    3 Tips For Law Firms With Sluggish Revenue

    Law firms struggling with sluggish revenue still have time to turn this year around if they apply some basic strategies to bring in new business or get paid faster for work that’s already been accomplished, experts say. Here, Law360 presents practical suggestions for law firms looking to up their cash flow.