A 23-year-old Canadian “international hacker for hire” who broke into thousands of email accounts, including dozens at the bidding of the Russian government agents behind a massive cyberattack on Yahoo, should be sentenced to eight years' imprisonment, federal prosecutors told a California federal court Tuesday.
As importers and foreign producers scramble for a reprieve from the Trump administration’s sweeping tariffs on steel and aluminum, attorneys are beginning to confront the challenges in navigating a bureaucratic process that has already been overrun with a wave of exclusion requests.
Senate Democrats voted to block reauthorization of the U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday, railing against a change to the Clean Water Act they claimed would endanger America’s waterways.
The federal government has agreed to pay Boeing $51 million to settle claims related to costs for remediating a Seattle-area manufacturing site that the company claimed was contaminated by work done for the military beginning during World War II, the parties jointly announced Wednesday.
A Florida compounding pharmacy and its private equity fund owner on Tuesday urged a federal court to toss False Claims Act litigation accusing them of running a $68 million kickback scheme involving medically unnecessary prescriptions for Tricare beneficiaries, contending that the government's allegations are far too generalized.
A Washington state man will spend three years in prison for conducting a series of online frauds that aimed to take approximately $3.7 million from the U.S. Department of Defense, a U.S. financial institution and the government's pension benefit agency, a New York federal judge said on Wednesday.
A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday called on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to publicize information about potential cellphone surveillance in the Washington, D.C., area, saying in a letter the public should know more about the mysterious devices at the heart of the issue.
India urged China to let it join Beijing’s challenge at the World Trade Organization over President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, the same day the WTO unsealed documents detailing that the Trump administration would honor China’s request to hold bilateral talks.
The U.S. Air Force will reorganize its Space and Missile Systems Center in an effort to cut years off the time it currently takes to procure space systems, as part of a broader new push to streamline acquisitions, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said.
The U.S. Coast Guard chief, while urging more funding for new ships, told lawmakers that he was committed to allowing transgender members to continue to serve in the Coast Guard unless there is a policy specifically barring their service.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will use $685 million in congressional funding for several state veterans homes construction projects, according to a statement released by the department on Wednesday.
A former FBI agent on Tuesday pled guilty in Minnesota federal court to charges related to taking secret government defense information and disclosing it to a news organization, making him at least the second person to be prosecuted in President Donald Trump’s so-called war on leaks.
A Massachusetts federal magistrate judge on Tuesday vehemently denied a request from Textron Systems Corp., the last American manufacturer of cluster bombs, to censor 32 specific subjects at an upcoming deposition in a legal battle over a Saudi consultant's alleged $30 million cut of a $1 billion transaction.
Veterans Affairs secretary nominee Ronny Jackson has pledged that he won’t support privatizing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said Tuesday, while also noting that he remains to be convinced whether Jackson “has what it takes” to run the VA.
The Pentagon’s internal watchdog validated all 30 European telecom contracts reviewed in an investigation spurred by a contract awarded to a German Verizon subsidiary for $38.6 million more than the lowest bid, though it found failings in the contracting agency's documentation procedures.
More than 30 technology companies and cybersecurity firms, led by Microsoft and Facebook, pledged Tuesday not to help any government launch cyberattacks on "innocent citizens" around the world, as part of a new agreement over conduct in cyberspace.
During its monthly meeting Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to move forward with a rulemaking that contemplates cutting off communications subsidies from companies that may threaten U.S. networks, with commissioners offering assurances that the fledgling item still has a long way to go.
Vice President Mike Pence, acting in his role as chief of the National Space Council, announced a new policy Monday intended to manage space traffic, a response to the increasing level of space activity in recent years.
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, put forward two proposals Tuesday for reform at the U.S. Department of Defense, which would eliminate some DOD agencies and reorganize others and continue an ongoing push for acquisition changes.
The Trump administration has pushed back against China’s recent World Trade Organization challenges of U.S. enforcement moves regarding metal tariffs and actions to counter Beijing’s intellectual property regime, but has nevertheless agreed to talk about resolving the escalating trade imbroglio, according to WTO documents unsealed Tuesday.
While participation in the new alternative dispute resolution program for reprisal cases at the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Inspector General may seem unnecessary given the low substantiation rate and the fact that most contractors have not engaged in reprisal, it is still worth considering, says Lynne Halbrooks, a partner at Holland & Knight LLP and former acting inspector general of the DOD.
How can we improve meetings in the legal industry, which tends to evolve with the speed of a tranquilized water buffalo mired in quicksand? Breaking it down to three phases can yield significant benefits, says Nicholas Cheolas of Zelle LLP.
Law enforcement officials and private entities should view NASCAR's endorsement of DroneGun radio jammers skeptically and investigate the legality of drone countermeasures before deploying them. Otherwise, they may find themselves trying to outrun a visit from federal authorities, say Joshua Turner and Sara Baxenberg of Wiley Rein LLP.
One way law firms differentiate themselves from the competition to attract and retain top talent is through their real estate and workplace strategies. Taking a lead from the hospitality industry can help create a more inviting, welcoming and collaborative workspace environment, says Bella Schiro of Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.
The Southern District of New York's recent dismissal of a securities class action against Embraer provides hope that not every Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement will give rise to expensive private litigation, say attorneys with Dechert LLP.
In his first year on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch has proven to be a narrow-minded elitist who consistently votes in favor of corporations and the powerful, acting to roll back protections for workers, consumers, LGBTQ individuals and other marginalized communities, says Elliot Mincberg of People for the American Way.
The impact of millennials has already been felt within the legal community by our eagerness to embrace new technologies. One way that we will have potentially even more impact lies in our willingness to embrace new ways of developing business and financing law, says Michael Perich of Burford Capital LLC.
The FBI raid of the office of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer set off a firestorm of controversy about the sanctity of the attorney-client privilege, epitomized by Trump's tweet that the "privilege is dead." But attorney-client privilege is never taken lightly — I have battle scars from the times I have sought crime-fraud exceptions, says Genie Harrison of the Genie Harrison Law Firm.
In this series, experts discuss the unique aspects of closing a law firm, and some common symptoms of dysfunctionality in a firm that can be repaired before it's too late.
I am often asked, “When there are one or more partner departures, what can a firm do to prevent this from escalating to a catastrophic level?” The short answer is “nothing.” Law firms need to adopt culture-strengthening lifestyles to prevent defections from occurring in the first place, says Larry Richard of LawyerBrain LLC.