Legal Industry

  • October 1, 2014

    4 Ways Wi-Fi Can Help You Triumph In Court

    Whether you’re using it to research a witness or email crucial documents, Wi-Fi can be an invaluable resource inside the courtroom. Below, Law360 offers four tips for getting the most out of your in-court wireless connection.

  • September 30, 2014

    Fox Rothschild Breaks Into Texas In Merger With Dallas Firm

    Fox Rothschild LLP will open Wednesday its first office in Texas by merging with David & Goodman PC, a Dallas firm focused on employment, real estate and other matters, with plans to expand its new Dallas office and continue searching for merger partners in Houston and Austin, Texas, the firm said.

  • September 30, 2014

    Baker & McKenzie Tops List Of Global Law Firm Brands

    The brand clout of mega-firm Baker & McKenzie LLP remains unchallenged for another year in the international legal industry, according to a survey released Tuesday.

  • September 30, 2014

    Del. High Court Nominee Ends Run Of Corporate-Minded Picks

    Instead of tapping another Delaware Supreme Court judge with deep roots in corporate litigation, Gov. Jack Markell last week broke with recent tradition and nominated Superior Court Judge James T. Vaughn Jr. in a move experts lauded as adding balance to a panel that favors Chancery Court experience.

  • September 30, 2014

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: Arnold & Porter

    Arnold & Porter LLP’s free advocacy last year spanned cases intensely personal — overturning a death penalty conviction — to nixing voter ID laws that opponents claimed threaten constitutional rights of millions, scoring wins that earned the firm a spot on Law 360’s Pro Bono Firms of 2014

  • September 30, 2014

    Heller Ehrman Says Docs Don't Save Ex-Client's $20M Claim

    Defunct firm Heller Ehrman LLP slammed ex-client Paravue Corp.’s bid to revive $20 million in claims that were filed too late, telling a California bankruptcy judge Monday that Paravue’s attorneys already had copies of invoices Paravue alleges were newly discovered.

  • September 30, 2014

    A Modern Judicial Role Model: Judge Alison Nathan

    New York Southern District Judge Alison Nathan talks to Law360 about the importance of judicial role models, the ongoing sea change in America’s acceptance of gays and lesbians on the bench, and the biggest “tell” she watches out for when lawyers plead their case.

  • September 30, 2014

    Titan Of The Plaintiffs Bar: Joseph Cotchett

    Most attorneys want to be remembered for their greatest victories. Joe Cotchett, a lawyer who’s notched $1 billion-plus wins, wants to be remembered for his greatest loss.

  • September 30, 2014

    New Calif. Bar Chief Aims To Pave Path For Young Attys

    Looking to make the most out of his new role as president of the State Bar of California, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP partner Craig Holden plans to roll out new mentorship and diversity programs for young attorneys facing an increasingly competitive legal market, he told Law360 in a recent interview.

  • September 30, 2014

    10 Boutiques Giving Big Firms A Run For Their Money

    Large firms are increasingly faced with various forces pushing against their model, and boutiques — whether small or mid-sized, specializing in one area or offering a full spectrum of services — have become particularly attractive to clients, given their lower billing rates, analysts say. Here, Law360 looks at 10 such boutiques that analysts say are competing for a share of the work with big firms.

  • September 29, 2014

    Inside Dechert's New York Office

    Artwork at a law firm can sometimes feel like an afterthought, but when you walk into the New York office of Dechert LLP, it's hard to forget a three-story, hanging sculpture made of steel branches and pale wooden petals, and that's just the way this firm wants it.

  • September 29, 2014

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: Akin Gump

    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's recent pro bono victories run the gamut from voting rights in Arizona to the death penalty in South Carolina, evidence of the robust social justice work that landed the firm a spot among Law360's top pro bono firms of 2014.

  • September 29, 2014

    11th Circ. Judge Leads Domestic Abuse Probe Into Ala. Judge

    A five-judge committee, headed by Eleventh Circuit Judge Gerald Tjoflat, has been appointed to investigate the Alabama federal judge who was charged last month with beating his wife in a Georgia hotel room, according to the judge’s counsel.

  • September 29, 2014

    6 Practice Areas Lagging In Today's Legal Market

    Although the economy is generally brighter today than in recent years, flat demand for legal services is leaving numerous popular practice areas struggling to stay profitable, with some lawyers seeking cover in busier specialties and others fleeing to firms that bill at lower rates. Here, experts highlight practices that are struggling today and explain why their business is drying up.

  • September 29, 2014

    The 4 Firms In-House Counsel Fear The Most

    A quartet of BigLaw powerhouses that clean up in the courtroom have been identified by in-house counsel as the firms they least like to see on the other side of the table in litigation proceedings, according to a recent survey.

  • September 29, 2014

    Caregiver Attys Say Work-Life Balance Key To In-House Move

    For lawyers considering in-house jobs, the ability to balance professional and personal obligations plays an outsized role in their career trajectory, according to a survey released Monday. 

  • September 29, 2014

    Akin Raid Strikes Bingham’s Hong Kong Office

    Bingham McCutchen LLP’s future in Hong Kong is in doubt after another pair of partner losses to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP were announced Monday as the firm continues to try to seal a merger with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.

  • September 26, 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.

  • September 26, 2014

    Law360 Picks Top Pro Bono Firms

    Twenty law firms went above and beyond for their pro bono clients over the past year on matters ranging from child immigrant advocacy to financing for a solar energy project in Rwanda, earning them a spot on Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2014.

  • September 26, 2014

    Holder To Nix Waiver Of Appellate Rights

    Departing Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce next week that federal prosecutors no longer will ask criminal defendants striking plea deals to waive their rights to appeal, according to a Friday report.