Legal Industry

  • October 21, 2014

    Facebook Faces Tough Road In DLA Piper Sham Suit Fight

    The brevity of DLA Piper's involvement in a case over the ownership of Facebook Inc. will likely help it shake a suit from the social media giant alleging the firm defrauded the company in representing a man later criminally charged with filing sham litigation, experts say.

  • October 21, 2014

    Captain Of The Patent Rocket Docket: Judge Leonard Davis

    Texas Eastern District Chief Judge Leonard Davis talks to Law360 about talking his way into law school, taking in the occasional pre-court duck hunt, and how a looming shortage of judges threatens to put the brakes on the Texas rocket docket.

  • October 21, 2014

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: Patterson Belknap

    Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP notched another standout year in pro bono work, launching a class action to ensure New York City’s runaway and homeless youth are adequately sheltered and helping veterans secure the benefits they deserve, earning the firm a spot on Law360’s Pro Bono Firms of 2014.

  • October 21, 2014

    Titan Of The Plaintiffs Bar: Mark Lanier

    Mark Lanier is behind some of the largest plaintiff verdicts in history — including a recent $9 billion verdict in the Actos bladder cancer litigation — but the Houston-based litigator began his career defending corporations. He decided that path wasn't right for him, he says, when he found himself silently rooting against his own client.

  • October 21, 2014

    Welcome To The Club: Advice From Old To New Partners

    Making partner is a milestone worthy of celebration. But while it may be tempting to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor, it’s important to remember that a long career still lies ahead. Law360 asked veteran partners what they would tell recently promoted colleagues to help them thrive in their new positions.

  • October 21, 2014

    Quinn Emanuel Looks For Win In Temp Lawyer's OT Case

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP took aim on Monday at a putative class and collective action accusing the firm of violating wage-and-hour laws by failing to pay overtime to temporary attorneys engaged to do simple document review work, saying the work fell within the scope of an exemption from overtime pay for professionals.

  • 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.