Legal Industry

  • August 22, 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.

  • August 22, 2014

    Global 20: K&L Gates

    Collaboration across its world-spanning offices on Brightstar Corp.'s sale of a majority stake to SoftBank Corp. for $1.26 billion, Darling International Inc’.s $2.1 billion acquisition of Netherlands-based Vion Ingredients and numerous other transactions and disputes has landed K&L Gates LLP on Law360's Global 20.

  • August 22, 2014

    MBS Settlements Mean Big Business For BigLaw

    Bank of America Corp.'s $16.65 billion settlement marks the latest in a five-year bonanza for a number of law firms that became the counsel of choice for U.S. and international banks as they fought off claims and secured deals with the government over the mortgage-backed securities they unloaded before the 2008 crash.

  • August 22, 2014

    Judge Charged With Beating Wife Unlikely To Lose Seat

    The Alabama federal judge charged with beating his wife in a Georgia hotel room is unlikely to lose his job regardless of the outcome of the case, highlighting how difficult it is to get rid of a judge even in an era of increased scrutiny on judicial behavior, experts said.

  • August 22, 2014

    Ex-Heller Client Says $20M Claim Revived By New Docs

    Paravue Corp., a former Heller Ehrman LLP client, asked a California bankruptcy judge on Thursday to reconsider his ruling that more than $20 million in claims against the defunct firm were filed too late, claiming it found new invoices extending the statute of limitations.

  • August 22, 2014

    BigLaw Answers White House Plea To Help Immigrant Kids

    The White House and child advocates put out an unprecedented call recently for law firms to give their time to represent the high number of unaccompanied minors crossing into the U.S. Which law firms have answered that call, and what are they doing?

  • August 22, 2014

    5 Mistakes Law Firms Make With Temp Lawyers

    Firms are increasingly relying on temporary attorneys to scale up legal teams on large matters while controlling costs for clients, but they could take more initiative in offering these lawyers as a staffing option when pitching for business and could improve how they integrate them into the legal team. Here, experts share five missteps law firms make with temporary attorneys.

  • August 22, 2014

    ​Tackling Pot Law A Niche Practice As Some Firms Shy Away

    As the number of states allowing the use of medical marijuana continues to grow, some law firms are responding with the creation of new task forces and practice groups, while others remain wary, citing federal law and client conflicts both business-related and philosophical.

  • August 21, 2014

    Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs

    A Quinn Emanuel lawyer representing tech biggies Google and AOL roared this week with a vacated eight-figure jury award, leading this week's Law360 legal lions. Going to slaughter in the legal jungle was a legal team for Fossil that got their comeuppance over a "frivolous" invalidity patent argument.

  • August 21, 2014

    Global 20: Linklaters

    U.K.-based Linklaters LLP crafted a first-of-its-kind multibank securitization program for major financial clients and advised companies on billion-dollar cross-border transactions between Asia, Europe and the Americas, all while eyeing a U.S. expansion, earning a spot on Law360’s Global 20.

  • August 21, 2014

    Squire Patton Global Push Leads To Ohio Atty Departures

    The rapid global expansion of the firm formerly known as Squire Sanders LLP has come at the expense of the firm's Ohio roots and led to several high-profile lateral departures in the state since the firm's merger with Patton Boggs LLP in June, according to former Squire Sanders attorneys.

  • August 21, 2014

    How Elitism Can Hurt Your Law Firm

    Whether it's lavish parties, opulent office space or insisting that new hires have degrees from only the most prestigious law schools, behavior that makes law firms appear to be embracing elitism can potentially drive away clients and talented lawyers, experts say.  

  • August 20, 2014

    Texas Atty Arrested For Plot To Murder Witness

    Texas attorney Paul Andrews was arrested Wednesday for plotting the murder of a witness in a case accusing Andrews and another attorney of illegally paying two people to recruit clients for their law firm, the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office said.

  • August 20, 2014

    Judge Jailed For Beating Wife Is Seeking Treatment, Atty Says

    The Alabama federal judge arrested in a Georgia hotel room and charged with beating his wife has apologized to his family and fellow judges, his attorney said Wednesday, adding that the judge is seeking in-patient treatment.

  • August 20, 2014

    Global 20: Squire Sanders

    From complicated cross-border transactional work including a $1.8 billion deal involving Ashland Inc. to international arbitration disputes on behalf of sovereign governments, Squire Sanders — which recently linked up with Patton Boggs LLP — more than earned itself a spot on Law360's Global 20.

  • August 20, 2014

    5 Surefire Ways To Alienate Your Clients

    You don't want to alienate clients and lose them — yet many attorneys risk doing so with bad habits and lousy communication. Here, experts offer five habits guaranteed to put your hard-earned client relationships on shaky ground.

  • August 19, 2014

    Covington’s White Collar Pro Picked For Calif. Fed. Bench

    President Barack Obama announced Monday that he plans to tap the vice chair of Covington & Burling LLP’s white collar defense and investigations team to serve as a federal judge in San Francisco.

  • August 19, 2014

    The Ardent Ambassador: Judge J. Michelle Childs

    South Carolina District Court Judge J. Michelle Childs talks to Law360 about how her background in business makes her a better judge, why judicial diversity matters and what it means to "hold the ladder down."

  • August 19, 2014

    Global 20: Latham & Watkins

    Having expanded its operations around the globe in recent years, Latham & Watkins LLP has turned its attention to integrating its 32 offices with an eye toward offering clients the most comprehensive and efficient service wherever they are in the world, landing the firm on Law360's Global 20 list.

  • August 19, 2014

    5 Tips For Small Firms Aiming To Land Big Cases

    A potential client may be hesitant at first to enlist a small shop to handle a big case, but experts tell Law360 it's all about showing the client that sometimes it pays to hire David instead of Goliath. Here are five tips for modest-sized firms seeking to bring in business that usually goes to the big guns.