Legal Industry

  • October 20, 2014

    Akin Gump Raids Bingham Overseas For 32 Attys

    More than 30 nonpartner lawyers from the struggling Bingham McCutchen LLP will join about two dozen partners already transitioning to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as the struggling Bingham continues in merger discussions to be absorbed by Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.

  • October 20, 2014

    Akin Gump Bests Squire Patton Boggs In Lobbying Revenue

    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP for the second quarter in a row bested rival Squire Patton Boggs LLP in quarterly lobbying revenue, according to the latest disclosures made under the Lobbying Disclosure Act.

  • October 20, 2014

    McGrane To Disgorge Howrey Fees Over Adverse Action

    A California bankruptcy judge on Friday ordered McGrane LLP, a law firm that had represented the creditors’ committee of defunct Howrey LLP, to pay back nearly half the money it was paid for work on the case for breaching professional responsibility rules.

  • October 20, 2014

    6 Questions Firms Should Ask All Lateral Hires

    When law firms hire laterals, knowing the right questions to ask can mean the difference between scoring a rainmaker who will benefit the firm for years to come and hiring someone who may quickly jump ship and leave the firm holding the bag. Here, experts reveal the six questions all firms should ask before taking the plunge.

  • October 20, 2014

    Facebook Sues DLA Piper, Other Firms Over Sham Case

    Facebook Inc. on Monday sued DLA Piper LLP and three other law firms that previously represented Paul Ceglia, a businessman criminally charged with filing sham litigation seeking a 50 percent stake in the social media giant.

  • October 20, 2014

    Titan Of The Plaintiffs Bar: Adam Klein

    Outten & Golden LLP's Adam Klein's representation of undocumented West African immigrants in a trailblazing class and collective action, hundreds of thousands of would-be census workers pursuing race bias claims and unpaid interns seeking compensation demonstrates his unique ability to see merit in challenging and novel lawsuits other lawyers shy away from, his colleagues say.

  • October 20, 2014

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: O'Melveny & Myers

    Over the past year, O'Melveny & Myers LLP attorneys scored a big win for same-sex unions in Nevada and spearheaded a major voting rights case in Kansas, making good on the firm’s guiding commitment to tackling cutting-edge legal issues and earning it a spot on Law360’s roster of top pro bono firms of 2014.

  • October 20, 2014

    Inside Dentons' New York Office

    Designed to be a welcoming and collaborative hub for visiting clients and attorneys from across the globe, Dentons' modern, Midtown Manhattan office serves as a key connecting point for the firm's 2,600 lawyers and helped smooth along last year's megamerger that created the firm.

  • October 17, 2014

    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.

  • October 17, 2014

    3 In-House Views Of Alternative Fee Arrangements

    What do general counsel really think of alternative fee arrangements? The question was met with a fair amount of skepticism by a panel of general counsel Friday at the annual meeting of the Legal Marketing Association Southeastern Chapter.

  • October 17, 2014

    Dickstein Shapiro To Lose More IP Attys To Manatt

    More Dickstein Shapiro LLP lawyers in California are set to leave the firm for Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP, according to a person familiar with the moves, following the recent defection of a Dickstein intellectual property lead and two other partners.

  • October 17, 2014

    General Counsel Name Top Pet Peeves

    The No.1 pet peeve for in-house counsel when dealing with law firm attorneys is the tendency to staff up, according to general counsel speaking Friday on how to best partner with corporate leadership.

  • October 17, 2014

    Reliance On Outside Firms Stays Strong As Law Depts. Grow

    While a significant percentage of U.S. and European companies are keeping more legal work in-house, their reliance on outside counsel remains strong, according to a general counsel survey released Thursday. 

  • October 17, 2014

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

    Thanks to its broad approach to pro bono work, offering counsel on matters far beyond litigation and representing clients across the globe, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has for a third consecutive year earned a spot on Law360’s list of top pro bono firms.

  • October 17, 2014

    Titan Of The Plaintiffs' Bar: Robert S. Kitchenoff

    With his down-to-earth style, Rob Kitchenoff of Weinstein Kitchenoff & Asher LLC has helped land huge settlements in cases ranging from antitrust drug litigation to an herbicide-related suit against E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., proving some attorneys don’t need to raise their voices to get the job done.

  • October 16, 2014

    How To Kick Your Addiction To Laterals And Grow From Within

    Poaching partners from rivals with the promise of big paychecks isn't always worth the money, and those top salaries may be better spent developing talent in-house. Here, experts share the best ways to grow an elite shop from within.

  • October 16, 2014

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: Norton Rose Fulbright

    Norton Rose Fulbright attorneys have garnered impressive pro bono wins this past year, including securing the first ruling in the nation holding that transgender students must be permitted to use bathrooms that match their gender identity, earning the firm a spot on Law360’s list of top pro bono firms.

  • October 16, 2014

    Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs

    Lawyers representing KKR Financial Holdings LLC led this week’s legal lions by ending an unusual class action over a $2.6 billion takeover. Our legal lambs are led by a disbarred California IP lawyer with a history of bullying, and a judge making a repeat appearance as part of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s ongoing porn scandal.

  • October 16, 2014

    Ex-Howrey Partners Get Approval For $1.5M Clawback Deal

    A California bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved 31 former Howrey LLP equity partners’ $1.5 million deal with the firm’s Chapter 11 trustee, ruling that the agreement meets the standards set by a prior major deal on clawback claims in the bankruptcy.

  • October 16, 2014

    Potter Anderson Atty Is Lead Pick For Del. Bankruptcy Bench

    The Third Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday named veteran Potter Anderson Corroon LLP attorney Laurie Selber Silverstein as the tentative selection for a judgeship in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, one of busiest corporate bankruptcy venues in the country.