A former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP attorney and Citibank NA on Wednesday resolved their dispute over a loan the ex-partner used to fund his capital contribution to the now-defunct firm that he claimed was issued fraudulently.
Two former leaders of bankrupt law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP asked a New York bankruptcy judge Thursday to stop the liquidating trustee from testifying at a Monday hearing, saying the trustee’s counsel, Brown Rudnick LLP, has a conflict of interest in the case.
Three former Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP partners have joined with a onetime Keller Rackauckas LLP attorney who secured MGA Entertainment Inc.'s $88.4 million Bratz doll victory against Mattel Inc. to form Keller Rackauckas Umberg Zipser LLP, which launched Wednesday.
Jones Day on Thursday confirmed a much-discussed rumor that it was moving into Miami's hot legal market with a high-profile lateral hire from Greenberg Traurig LLP.
Our leading lions this week are competing prides from two firms who know how to make a deal, and some government lawyers wielding a controversial 1980s banking law. Our legal lambs include a former state supreme court judge who will be penning mea culpas to her former colleagues, and a famous hedge fund manager who won't be getting new investors any time soon.
Demand for legal services dropped significantly in the first quarter of the year, with firm expenses outpacing barely perceptible revenue gains, according to the results of a survey announced Wednesday by Citi Private Bank Law Firm Group.
President Barack Obama has nominated current U.S. Department of Energy general counsel and former Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner Gregory H. Woods to a judgeship in the Southern District of New York, the White House said Thursday.
A former shareholder at Anapol Schwartz Weiss Cohan Feldman & Smalley PC accused of participating in an anti-gay culture that derailed a co-worker’s job opportunity said Monday that statements he made to the attorney’s prospective employer were opinions and should not be held as defamatory.
A Pennsylvania state representative announced Wednesday that he would push for a constitutional amendment to extend existing ethics laws covering state officials to members of the state’s judiciary.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP will expand to Australia in June, launching an office in Sydney that will be headed by a longtime Quinn Emanuel partner and a partner from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP seasoned in insurance, product liability, securities and entertainment litigation, the firm said Thursday.
Judges using judicial license plates that signal their position do not inherently flout ethics regulations, but judges considering such vanity plates should also weigh their potential for the appearance of partiality in avoiding traffic violations, a state judicial disciplinary agency said Wednesday.
In light of California’s severe state court budget cuts and a host of state-specific business regulations, local experts warn that out-of-town attorneys need to argue their cases extremely efficiently, team up with local counsel and leave the trial gimmicks at home when trying cases in the Golden State.
Labor and employment firm Jackson Lewis LLP has launched a third Ohio office in Dayton with a lateral hire from a local firm, Jackson Lewis announced Wednesday.
Investment bank B.C. Ziegler and Co. on Tuesday hit law firm Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP with a suit in Illinois court alleging it released confidential customer information while representing the bank, setting off a flurry of claims against the bank involving a soured investment.
Bankrupt Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP's liquidating trustee said Wednesday that a bid from two former firm executives to strike his declaration in support of a $19.5 million settlement of mismanagement claims was a “transparent attempt” to hold up approval of the deal.
Four partners facing office closings at Shearman & Sterling LLP in Germany will launch a new office there for Latham & Watkins LLP, the firm announced Wednesday.
More than 15 Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP product liability attorneys are following colleagues Sheila Birnbaum and Mark Cheffo to Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, according to the two new leaders of the firm's products practice.
Attorneys for a set of Pennsylvania judges challenging the state’s mandatory judicial retirement age told the state’s high court Wednesday that the constitutional amendment behind the restriction violated pre-existing fundamental rights enshrined elsewhere in the state’s constitution.
Managing and mitigating risk around cybersecurity, information technology strategy, Dodd-Frank regulatory compliance and leadership succession are the primary concerns for U.S. directors and general counsel, according to a survey released Wednesday by FTI Consulting Inc. and Corporate Board Member.
BigLaw's expansion into Asia continued this week with Clyde & Co. LLP's announcement that it has secured a license to open in the Chinese capital.