A New Jersey appellate court declined Tuesday to revive a legal malpractice case accusing Starr Gern Davison & Rubin PC of not turning over discovery materials to a former client’s new counsel during a breach of contract suit over $2 billion in defense contracts.
Three high-ranking Transportation Security Administration officials linked to allegations of whistleblower retaliation at the agency will speak before Congress voluntarily or face subpoenas to appear, ranking members of the House Oversight Committee said Wednesday.
A former procurement officer at a New Mexico nuclear research and development facility has been indicted for allegedly getting a $2.3 million U.S. Department of Energy contract she was overseeing granted to a company she created, and then laundering the gains, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday.
Executive agency watchdogs on Wednesday urged Congress to enact legislation that would give them authority to demand testimony for investigations into waste, fraud and abuse, arguing that their inability to compel testimony from former agency employees poses a barrier to their oversight duties.
Third time’s the charm: the U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s third pick to be secretary of the Army on Wednesday, sending Raytheon executive Mark T. Esper to the Pentagon.
Dubai Islamic Bank has urged a New York federal judge not to make it hand over information from certain accounts with alleged connections to terrorism to victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, saying that the requests are either irrelevant to claims against it or had already been waived.
The U.S. Department of State has approved a $170 million deal to sell to the government of Norway medium-range air-to-air missiles and equipment from Raytheon Missile Systems, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday.
A Dechert LLP veteran is set to head to his new role as the U.S. Department of Transportation's chief attorney following a Senate vote Tuesday, despite senators' concerns about his role crafting the so-called torture memos in former President George W. Bush's White House.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions pushed back Tuesday on suggestions he made false statements to Congress about his and the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian officials, defending his past testimony before a House panel.
A Senate panel on Tuesday gave its stamp of approval to Kirstjen Nielsen to be the next homeland security secretary and sent her nomination to the full chamber, after having previously delayed a vote on the issue.
A compromise version of the almost $700 billion 2018 National Defense Authorization Act easily passed the U.S. House Tuesday, after lawmakers moved to address complaints over a measure that would give the U.S. Department of Defense limited authority to approve drugs and medical devices for use by the military.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticized potential changes to the federal government’s spying powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, telling a House panel Tuesday that new restrictions could be “exceedingly damaging” to anti-terror efforts.
Nominees to a pair of Pentagon legal jobs largely cruised through a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday as lawmakers prodded them for their views on issues ranging from sexual assault prosecution to the legality of preemptive war against North Korea.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. told a California federal court Monday that the U.S. Department of Defense was mistaken to release previously redacted information from a company subcontracting plan under the Freedom of Information Act, saying a FOIA exemption should have applied but that it would not sue to stop the release.
An investor in a New Jersey aerospace parts maker on Monday urged the Delaware Supreme Court to revive his case claiming shareholders were shortchanged in the company’s $34 million sale to an Arlington Capital Partners affiliate, arguing he has shown the two companies struck up insider side deals.
Boeing Co. and bankrupt Alabama Aircraft Industries Inc., which are on opposite sides of a dispute over a $1.2 billion U.S. Air Force contract, each urged an Alabama federal judge Monday to rule in their favor on several claims in the long-running lawsuit and to deny their opponent the same.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan, a nearly three-decade veteran of immigration enforcement who is known for his hawkish views on the issue, to continue heading the agency on a permanent basis.
OMERS Private Equity said Tuesday that it will buy Paris-headquartered calibration services provider Trescal SA from private equity parent Ardian in a deal that values the company at €670 million ($788.6 million).
A former Clifford Chance LLP partner who represented a Dutch aerospace firm and a former FIFA official, among others, is being hired as the top deputy in the national security division at the U.S. Department of Justice, the firm confirmed on Monday.
A Holland & Knight LLP partner with years of government experience in counterterrorism, government procurement and regulatory compliance was named by President Donald Trump on Monday for a position as the top lawyer for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Federal courts across the country are handing down important rulings interpreting the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision on False Claims Act liability in Universal Health Services v. Escobar. As the rulings keep pouring in, stay up to speed on Law360’s latest coverage and analysis of Escobar’s impact.
In their new book, "The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons," do Ronald Collins and David Skover prove their thesis that hypocrisy is the key to judicial greatness? Some of the examples they present are hard to dispute, says Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit.
A Massachusetts federal judge's recent decision in Singer v. Newton showed substantial deference to Federal Aviation Administration regulations, highlighting the tension between local, state and federal governments over drone regulation. It may impact the consideration of bills pending before Congress, say attorneys with Baker McKenzie.
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After nearly a decade of recession-accelerated change in the legal industry, “merit-based” compensation has largely come to mean measuring attorney success using some combination of origination and working attorney hours metrics. However, there are signs that the real impact of the recession is still around the corner, and that building a book isn’t enough, says Peter Zeughauser of Zeughauser Group.
While it lends more than $100 million each year to our nation’s college students — including law students — the U.S. Department of Education surprisingly limits loan counseling to one-time entrance counseling for first-time student borrowers. Is this rational? asks Christopher Chapman, president of AccessLex Institute, a nonprofit focused on access to legal education.
The U.S. Department of Justice's recent lawsuit challenging Parker Hannifin’s consummated acquisition of Clarcor serves as an important reminder that the agencies can — and in some limited instances will — challenge consummated transactions that were reported to them under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, says Jack Sidorov of Lowenstein Sandler LLP.
Government contracts firms frequently ask questions about the application of International Traffic In Arms Regulations requirements, including how ITAR is applied to small and midsized companies. The Bright Lights case squarely addresses many of these questions, says Thomas McVey of Williams Mullen.
The shift to electronic filing has somewhat eased the task of reviewing briefs and their supporting files. An e-brief takes e-filing to the next level, says Christine Falcicchio, a principal at Strut Legal Inc.
Asian-Americans are the fastest-growing minority in the legal profession, but recent studies confirm their underrepresentation among partners, prosecutors, judges and law school administrators. We must take action, say Goodwin Liu, associate justice of the California Supreme Court, and Ajay Mehrotra of the American Bar Foundation.
Revocation of the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations will create additional opportunities for U.S. companies to do business in — and with — Sudan. Effective Oct. 12, the step also follows a broader trend across U.S. sanctions policy in favor of narrower sanctions targeting specific actors and categories of transactions, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.
Judge Shira Scheindlin recently published an op-ed in The New York Times discussing the statistical truth that law firms have poor representation of female attorneys as first-chair trial lawyers. Backed by data collected by the New York State Bar Association, Judge Scheindlin’s observation is not merely anecdotal. But it doesn’t have to be inevitable, says Sarah Rathke, a partner and trial lawyer at Squire Patton Boggs LLP.