Legal Industry

  • May 26, 2015

    Texas Powerhouse: Jackson Walker

    Jackson Walker LLP doesn't rely on offices in New York, Washington, London — or anywhere else outside of Texas, for that matter. But by sticking to seven cities across the state, the Texas-only firm has been able to nab top-tier lawyers from big-name firms while providing greater value to a client-base that includes national banks, media properties and energy companies.

  • May 26, 2015

    Hispanic Attys Give Florida Firms Competitive Edge

    No state boasts more firms with large numbers of Hispanic attorneys than Florida, where Hispanic lawyers are regularly promoted to partnerships and business connections with Latin America have become so important that firms need bilingual and bicultural attorneys to stay competitive.

  • May 26, 2015

    Dewey Trial Begins With Davis Blaming Fall On Atty Greed

    The landmark trial of the executive leadership of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP on fraud and larceny charges began on Tuesday, and defense attorneys quickly laid the blame for Dewey’s collapse on the financial crisis and some “greedy” partners who fled the firm, and said the executives were far removed from any accounting trickery.

  • May 26, 2015

    California Powerhouse: Greenberg Glusker

    A modestly sized firm with only one office, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP didn’t expect to provide representation in one of the most salacious storylines of 2014. But after highly publicized racist remarks made by former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, Greenberg Glusker deftly handled the team’s record-breaking $2 billion sale by his wife, a longtime client.

  • May 26, 2015

    The Key To Hiring The Best Summer Associates

    A law firm’s summer associate program can be a great way for both firms and attorneys-in-training to figure out whether they have a future together, but it's still easy to be wrong. Here, Law360 looks at what firms can do to avoid such a misstep and find that star associate in the pack.

  • May 26, 2015

    Law360's Live Coverage Of The Dewey Trial

    The long-awaited trial of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP’s former top leaders has kicked off in New York state court, and Law360 reporters are on hand to provide live coverage from inside the courtroom. An archive of the live blog, found below, will be updated throughout the trial. 

  • May 26, 2015

    The 25 Best Law Firms For Hispanic Attorneys

    Three Florida-based law firms headline a group of 25 BigLaw behemoths and midsize firms that outperform the competition when it comes to employing Hispanic attorneys, particularly at the partner level, according to Law360 data.

  • May 26, 2015

    Dewey Prosecutors Describe 'Massive Fraud' In Trial Opening

    Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP’s former top leaders perpetrated a “massive fraud” in the years leading up to the firm’s 2012 demise, using accounting shenanigans to steal from investors and lenders, a prosecutor said in New York state court Tuesday at the start of a long-awaited jury trial.

  • May 22, 2015

    Black Attorneys Finding A Home At Employment Firms

    Although it might be expected that labor and employment boutiques have more black attorneys since the practice often tackles issues related to race and ethnicity, the firms say their success and ability to stand above their full-service peers comes down to significant investment and targeted diversity and inclusion efforts.

  • May 22, 2015

    The 25 Best Law Firms For Black Attorneys

    The three largest employment law firms in the U.S. headline a group of 25 firms that have significantly more black attorneys than the industry average, particularly at the partner level, according to Law360 data.

  • May 22, 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.

  • May 22, 2015

    Dewey Trial Promises High-Stakes Slog For Both Sides

    On Tuesday three former top executives of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP will finally stand trial on criminal charges they committed fraud before the once-storied law firm’s downfall, a grind of a proceeding that will test the mettle of both sides and likely shape the legacy of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance.

  • May 22, 2015

    Ex-Workers Hit Closed National Foreclosure Firm With Suit

    Days after its abrupt closing, national foreclosure leader Butler & Hosch PA was hit with a putative class action claiming the Florida-based firm's firing of 700 employees without advance notice violated the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.

  • May 22, 2015

    California Powerhouse: Farella Braun & Martel

    Since its inception in 1962 as a California-centric three-attorney boutique, Farella Braun & Martel LLP has grown into a Bay Area institution, helping steer big-name clients from across the country in transactions and litigation revolving around the state’s ever-growing technology, renewable energy, winemaking and intellectual property sectors.

  • May 22, 2015

    Law Firms Hungry For Seasoned Real Estate Associates

    When the economic downturn wiped out property deal activity, it also prompted many law firms to chop their real estate associate ranks. But with business booming again, competition for senior associates is hot and heavy, making firms that held their practices together during the tough times both stronger market competitors and targets for associate poaching, experts say.

  • May 22, 2015

    Online Legal Services Exempt From Sales Tax, NY Says

    A New York taxpayer who provides legal services online does not have to collect sales and compensating use taxes because such services are not subject to sales tax in the state, according to an advisory opinion released Thursday.

  • May 22, 2015

    Dewey Debacle Hurt Wallets But Didn't Kill Careers

    Partners in the Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP diaspora were hit with financial burdens from the breakdown but largely avoided reputational damage as they relaunched their careers, firm alumni said on the eve of an unprecedented BigLaw criminal trial.

  • May 22, 2015

    How Your Firm Can Become Family-Friendly

    While law firm pockets might not go as deep for bonuses and salary these days, experts say successful firms are learning to dangle a new carrot to attract top talent: family-friendly policies

  • May 21, 2015

    Texas Powerhouse: Gibson Dunn

    Gibson Dunn's Dallas office is run like an elite boutique, with its partners and “gilt-edged” associates handling the biggest-ticket litigation and corporate work for clients that have come to rely on the firm for billion-dollar disputes and billion-dollar mergers and acquisitions.

  • May 21, 2015

    Law360 Closed For Memorial Day

    The offices of Law360 will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. Newsletter service will resume Tuesday, May 26.