Legal Industry

  • June 29, 2015

    Boutiques Wipe The Supreme Court Floor With BigLaw Rivals

    Appellate boutique firms had a banner year before the Supreme Court this term, winning nine of the 11 cases they argued and casting a big shadow over their BigLaw competition.

  • June 29, 2015

    Supreme Court Ends Term Sharply Divided

    As the U.S. Supreme Court winds up a historic term with landmark rulings on same-sex marriage, health care, housing regulations and power plant emissions that will forever shape the legacy of the Roberts Court, the nine justices emerge starkly divided, racking up fewer unanimous rulings and a record number of dissents. 

  • June 29, 2015

    Justices Pen More Dissents To Show Votes Aren't Political

    The U.S. Supreme Court justices continued to issue a high number of dissents and concurrences this term, and experts say the justices — particularly those regarded as conservative — are increasingly raising their pens to reassure the public that their views are grounded in the law and not politics.

  • June 29, 2015

    Three Justices Trusted With Most Controversial Opinions

    In the divisive U.S. Supreme Court term that just ended, three justices stood out for rendering close opinions that drew the most dissents, showing their ability to build coalitions around controversial legal ideas and keep them intact despite fundamental opposition.

  • June 29, 2015

    Howrey Creditors Sue Arent Fox Partner To Recover Funds

    The unsecured creditors committee for defunct law firm Howrey LLP filed an adversary complaint in California bankruptcy court on Monday seeking to recover funds received by a former partner and current Arent Fox LLP partner.

  • June 29, 2015

    Quinn Emanuel Effectively Ends Summer Associate Program

    Three years after starting a pullback from the traditional law school recruiting process, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP effectively shuttered its summer associate program on Monday, calling it "unrealistic."

  • June 29, 2015

    Greenberg Yanked Lifeline As Dewey Foundered, Jurors Hear

    A former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP partner, testifying Monday in the accounting fraud trial of three former colleagues, recounted how Greenberg Traurig LLP ceased merger talks in April 2012 after Law360 reported news of a looming criminal investigation.

  • June 29, 2015

    Top 15 High Court Class Action Rulings Of The Past 15 Years

    Since about 2010, the high court under Chief Justice John G. Roberts has been far more involved in class action law than his immediate predecessor, issuing a series of class action rulings that have ranged in impact from slight tweaks to seismic shifts in the field. Here, Law360 looks at the top 15 decisions affecting class actions over the last 15 years.

  • June 29, 2015

    Global 20: White & Case

    Whether facilitating complex cross-border mergers across 11 countries or fighting antitrust battles on behalf of pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer Inc. and Shenzhen Hepalink Pharmaceuticals, White & Case LLP attorneys know how to think globally, making the firm an easy choice for Law360’s 2015 Global 20 list.

  • June 29, 2015

    How Partners Are Dragging Down Their Firms

    While a firm's success relies on the contributions made by its partners, some fall short of doing their part. Here, experts detail the ways partners fail their firms.

  • June 26, 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.

  • June 26, 2015

    Ex-Sullivan Atty Can’t Prove Irell Husband Stole $20M

    An ex-Sullivan & Cromwell LLP bankruptcy partner lost her bid to prove her husband stole $20 million when a California judge eviscerated her case on the emotional final day of their divorce trial Friday, saying she’d wasted millions litigating wild accusations that undermined her credibility and failed to prove any wrongdoing.

  • June 26, 2015

    Global 20: Allen & Overy

    Allen & Overy LLP deployed its massive reach to seal another year of lucrative cross-border deals, from 21st Century Fox’s $9.3 billion sale of European media properties to British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC, to British Imprerial Tobacco's £4 billion ($6.3 billion) acquisition of iconic American cigarette brands, landing it atop Law360’s Global 20.

  • June 26, 2015

    Attorneys Rally Around High Court's Gay Marriage Decision

    From BigLaw to boutiques, lawyers were united in their praise for the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 5-4 decision Friday in favor of same-sex marriage, with many calling it a victory for humanity.

  • June 26, 2015

    Dewey Trial Shows Email Can Be A Lawyer's Worst Enemy

    The stream of sharp-tongued communications between lawyers and firm executives revealed at the Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP trial is just the latest example of lawyers’ emails coming back to bite their authors.

  • June 26, 2015

    The Dewey Trial Report: Feuds, Finger-Pointing And F-Bombs

    Jurors got an earful in Week 5 of the fraud trial of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP’s former top leaders, hearing about profanity-laced tirades by rainmaker partners and a heated closed-door meeting where Chairman Steven Davis exploded in anger at those who questioned his leadership of the tottering megafirm.

  • June 26, 2015

    Dechert Elects New CEO In Leadership Shake-Up

    Philadelphia-based Dechert LLP announced a pending transition on Thursday as Henry Nassau was elected to take over as the international law firm’s chief executive officer next July, succeeding current CEO Daniel O’Donnell.

  • June 26, 2015

    What Attorneys Wish They Knew When They Graduated

    Law students have just wrapped up celebrating their graduations, and are preparing to enter the workforce. But everyone seems to agree that law school doesn't prepare graduates to actually practice law. Here, veteran lawyers tell us what they wish they knew when they graduated, and impart advice to their soon-to-be colleagues.

  • June 25, 2015

    1 Global Firm Dominates In Latin America

    One law firm has more attorneys throughout Latin America than all of the other firms on Law360's Global 20 list combined, giving the firm a leg up as it looks to gain a foothold in the emerging market.

  • June 25, 2015

    Insiders Dish On Irell’s Investments In $20M Divorce Trial

    Irell & Manella LLP’s chief financial officer, a benefits administrator and a tax partner all took the stand in Los Angeles court Thursday to detail the firm’s hedge fund investments as part of the $20 million divorce trial between an Irell veteran and an ex-Sullivan & Cromwell LLP bankruptcy partner.