The Second Circuit on Monday struck down a lower court's green light for a class of about 69,000 women claiming that Sterling Jewelers Inc. cheated them out of pay and promotions, saying an arbitrator may not have had the authority to certify a class including employees who hadn't opted into it.
In a decision hailed by immigrant rights advocates, the Massachusetts high court ruled Monday that court officers in the state can’t hold people in custody on so-called detainers from the federal government.
An Illinois federal jury on Monday found that AbbVie Inc. isn't liable for an AndroGel user's heart attack but must pay $150 million in punitive damages for falsely marketing the testosterone therapy.
Although women have made some strides toward gender parity in the lower ranks of law firms, breaking into the equity tier remains elusive. These 20 firms, however, are leaders in advancing equality at the top, earning them the designation of Law360 Ceiling Smasher.
In a bid to elevate more women to positions of authority, law firms are taking a page from the National Football League's playbook.
While the legal industry continues to struggle with gender parity, this year’s Glass Ceiling Report shows that some firms are ahead of the rest. Here, Law360 reveals its third annual ranking of the best law firms for female attorneys, based on their representation of women at the nonpartner and partner levels.
U.S. law firms have long been overwhelmingly dominated by men, particularly at the partnership level, and Law360’s latest Glass Ceiling Report shows that recent progress has been — at best — only incremental.
A handful of law firms of various sizes and types are outpacing their peers on including women in their ranks. Here’s why four of them are positioned toward the front of the pack.
As gender bias suits pile up against law firms, it remains to be seen how they will impact recruiting in the industry. But some legal experts say firm leaders may want to look at the complaints as blueprints for change.
Only a handful of the largest U.S. law firms are led by women. Here, in their own words, are perspectives from Shook Hardy & Bacon Chair Madeleine McDonough, Crowell & Moring Chair Angela Styles, Morgan Lewis & Bockius Chair Jami Wintz McKeon and Goodwin Procter Chair Emeritus Regina Pisa.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Deutsche Bank AG have agreed to pay a combined $148 million to escape two investor suits alleging they rigged the Libor benchmark rate, according to a proposed deal Friday, asking for early approval despite both banks having technically been dismissed from one of the cases.
Apple and Intel hit hard at Qualcomm in public statements filed Thursday with the U.S. International Trade Commission in a case where the chipmaker is seeking to bar iPhones that allegedly infringe its patents, with both companies accusing Qualcomm of seeking a monopoly on the technology.
The government's case against "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli inched toward conclusion on Friday, with both sides engaged in heated sparring over the final pieces of evidence and testimony in the closely watched securities fraud trial.
By Sindhu Sundar