Whenever a Dorsey & Whitney client calls the firm with an unexpected employment question, he is almost certain to speak to one of the many attorneys in the group right away, even if it isn’t his usual representative.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has recruited Howard S. Beltzer, the co-head of the bankruptcy practice at White & Case, to co-head the bankruptcy group at Morgan Lewis, the firm confirmed.
U.S. age discrimination laws were created to protect workers from unfair treatment because they are too old—but does it protect workers from discrimination if they are too young? That was the unusual question brought to the U.S. Supreme Court by a firm with experience in precedent-setting cases: Jenner & Block.
In an effort to address a growing demand for its services, labor and employment firm Littler Mendelson has opened two new offices in Connecticut.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP has beefed up its antitrust practice with the addition of three attorneys from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.
Hoping to expand its intellectual property practice to other parts of the world, Foley & Lardner LLP is planning to open an office in China.
Baker Botts is the most sought-after firm for major energy litigation, followed by Skadden Arps and Fulbright & Jaworski, according to our survey of federal lawsuits filed in the past five years.
It has only been a week since Heller Ehrman LLP said it would soon open a London office, but the firm is already hiring up for its European strategy.
Investment firm Miller Buckfire Co. could make up to $9 million if it successfully completes a sale or offering of new equity or equity-linked securities for Calpine Corp., according to a motion the energy provider filed Friday.
A former head of the Major Crimes Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has joined Bracewell & Giuliani LLP’s white collar crime practice as a partner in its New York office.
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP has expanded its private equity practice with the addition of two partners lured from Kaye Scholer LLP.
When an energy transmission developer had the ambitious idea to link energy hungry cities with producers miles away using underwater cable lines, it turned to one energy practice to help it with its project: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has hauled in three new intellectual property attorneys to give its team a competitive edge in Silicon Valley.
Two prominent antitrust attorneys will be joining the plaintiffs firm Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP in March as partners in charge of its antitrust practice, the firm said Thursday.
A star bankruptcy partner will join Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, leaving Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy to help his new firm expand its reach in its bankruptcy litigation.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has expanded its core practices in securities, intellectual property, antitrust and other areas of law on the East Coast with the opening of a new office in Washington D.C.
Winston & Strawn LLP has snagged a group of top-notch bankruptcy attorneys from Jenner & Block to build up the firm’s restructuring ranks at its Chicago office.
An associate in the mergers and acquisitions group of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP has accused the firm and several of its top partners of discriminating against him because he is gay and retaliating when he complained about it.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP has pulled on board two prominent attorneys from a California labor and employment boutique to boost its human resources law practice team.
Florida law firm Holland & Knight LLP has snagged three securities lawyers from rival Akerman Senterfitt, including the chair of the firm’s securities practice group. The three will join the firm’s Miami office as partners.
The words of the written deal matter in IP licensing, and they matter a lot. Long after the ink is dry and the negotiating team has dispersed (perhaps to new employment), long after the deal file has been discarded, the contract and its plain language remains. It is the single most important piece of evidence that the courts will look to should litigation about the scope or meaning of the license arise, says Aleksander J. Goranin of Woodcock Washburn LLP.
A recent decision in the Nortel Networks Chapter 11 proceedings demonstrates the difficulty of an expansive approach to U.S. bankruptcy court jurisdiction and calls into question the ability of claimholders to participate in statutorily mandated foreign proceedings without risking loss of their claims and potential sanctions in the U.S. bankruptcy court, say Steven R. Gross, Katherine Ashton and Shannon Rebholz of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
The bevy of new regulations and pressures facing businesses today presents opportunities for law firms positioned to assist clients grappling with climate change. But do law firms that market climate change practices have an obligation to focus on the sustainability of their own organizations? asks Helen Bertelli of Hellerman Baretz Communications.
Dreadful though it might be, the concept of publicly owned law firms or “legal services corporations” (Does that term sound familiar?) could gain some traction, says attorney Mark P. Zimmett.
Does the purchaser of multiple debt claims have one vote for each claim purchased or one vote altogether? Do affiliated purchasers of fungible bank or bond debt each have a vote, or should they be limited collectively to one vote? The limited published decisions on these issues provide some guidance, but there remain pitfalls of which the distressed investor should be aware, say David M. Feldman and Keith R. Martorana of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
The U.S. Department of Labor has cautioned that the permissible scope of internships is quite narrow and depends on a fact-intensive inquiry. And while there is no “magic bullet” to ensure compliance, following these best practices will help limit potential exposure to lawsuits and enforcement actions, say Mark W. Robertson and Charles J. Nerko of O’Melveny & Myers LLP.
Cases involving less than extraordinary circumstances may result in a bankruptcy court appointing an examiner to investigate the debtor’s affairs. By appointing an examiner, an investigation of a debtor’s affairs may be conducted without stripping the debtor of its status as a debtor-in-possession and without terminating the debtor’s exclusivity for plan purposes, says Scott H. Bernstein of Hunton & Williams LLP.
Recent case law threatens to weaken the duty of prudence and erect artificial barriers to participants seeking to recover losses to their 401(k) plans caused by a fiduciary’s imprudent management, say Mark C. Rifkin and Matthew M. Guiney of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP.
While China has long held a reputation as a country that counterfeits or “knocks off” the goods of others, three recent developments are set to change this radically, says Albert L. Jacobs Jr. of Troutman Sanders LLP.
Not surprisingly, a number of areas the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority intends to target in this year’s field examinations appear to be prompted by recent financial services industry scandals, while the increased number of topics seems intended to demonstrate a more rigorous regulatory oversight of the financial services industry, says Seymour H. Bucholz of Garvey Schubert Barer.