A former administrative assistant at a Pittsburgh-area mergers and acquisitions firm pled guilty in state court Tuesday to using more than $286,000 of the company's funds for personal use over 16 years, the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office announced.
Even the most well-intentioned law firms can struggle to build and retain diverse teams. Those at the cutting edge are finding the answers could lie in their own internal data.
Law360 asked lawyers how diverse backgrounds can be an advantage for them and their firms, and the answers poured in. Here are a dozen personal accounts of diversity at work.
A former chief compliance officer with the broker-dealer National Securities Corporation said the company CEO fired her after she uncovered and reported his insider trading, according to a suit filed Monday in New York federal court.
The Seventh Circuit on Monday backed a lower court's decision granting a Milwaukee brain injury center over $2 million in its suit claiming a nursing home facility operator that housed its operations misused funds collected for services, rejecting the managing member's contention the center did not "own" the redirected money.
UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co. has urged a Florida federal judge to pare down a proposed class action accusing the insurer of wrongly denying coverage for a particular prostate cancer treatment, arguing there were flaws in the patients’ fiduciary breach claims.
The federal government has reached a deal with a tribally governed health care organization in its suit challenging an Indian Health Service decision that the organization says would reduce certain cost payments by millions of dollars.
A Florida federal judge on Monday granted a bid by former employees of Tampa-based Laser Spine Institute LLC to certify a class of workers who say they were laid off without the 60-day advance notice required by federal law when the institute closed all of its remaining surgical centers.
Boston-based private equity investor Prospect Hill Partners, recently rebranded from J.W. Childs Associates LP, has closed its second iteration of its fund on Tuesday with $380 million, $80 million ahead of its reported target.
Johnson & Johnson on Monday lost a hard-fought bid for a midtrial win in Oklahoma's landmark case over the opioid crisis, and the trial continued with a pharmacy enforcement agent called by the defense who explained that drug dispensaries are one place where opioids can find their way into the wrong hands.
A New York appellate panel has ruled that health care providers sued for allegedly causing an infant’s brain damage and a nonparty hospital need not produce documents created as part of the hospital’s internal review of the incident, saying the documents are privileged under a state law.
Despite decades of programming and well-meaning talk about increasing diversity, African Americans still make up a lower percentage of law firm lawyers than both Latinos and Asian Americans. Here's what some attorneys are doing about it.
Law enforcement seized 3.8 million steroids, other illicit doping substances and counterfeit medicines set to be sold on the black market as part of an international anti-doping crackdown aided by the World Anti-Doping Agency, the European Union’s police agency Europol said Monday.
A Pittsburgh-area nurse's aide asked a federal court Monday to enforce the $5,000 settlement of her unpaid-overtime lawsuit against her former employer after one of the hospice's attorneys allegedly refused to drop a criminal case accusing her of absconding with patient files and trade secrets when she was fired.
Britain's antitrust regulator says it has opened an investigation into suspected anti-competitive arrangements among companies in the U.K.’s private health care sector.
A D.C. federal judge on Monday vacated a federal regulation mandating the disclosure of wholesale drug prices in television advertisements, a decision that came just the day before the controversial requirement was set to take effect.
An Illinois appellate panel has upheld a $4.8 million award against a gastroenterologist who jurors found negligently performed a procedure, leading to a patient's death, saying the verdict was not against the manifest weight of the evidence.
We asked nine law firm partners with diverse backgrounds about times when their race, religion or identity unexpectedly came into play with their work. Here, in front of the camera, they share those stories.
Attorneys of color are still hugely underrepresented in firms’ upper echelons, but Law360’s 2019 Diversity Snapshot shows that some are going above and beyond to put partners of color in their top ranks.
Prosecutors told a Boston federal judge on Monday that a pair of former Insys Therapeutics Inc. executives who pled guilty to a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe opioids are still cooperating in at least eight related investigations, asking that their sentencing hearings be delayed by four months.
A father and son have urged a Utah federal judge not to toss their suit alleging that Oxford Health Plans violated federal health and benefits laws by denying coverage for the son’s mental health and substance use treatment, arguing the claims weren’t foreclosed by a class action against United Behavioral Health.
The start of 2019 saw a big loss for the Justice Department on its attempt to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger, while two more megadeals probed by the agency got mired in arduous reviews that are ongoing. The Federal Trade Commission, for its part, split on several vertical merger calls, and enforcers from Europe and the U.K. effectively blocked a string of deals.
Attorneys for a group of employees who sued an Anthem Inc. subsidiary over its multibillion-dollar 401(k) plan's fees and investments asked an Indiana federal judge Friday to award them $7.8 million in fees after they reached a $24 million settlement.
Akorn Inc. investors have asked an Illinois federal judge for class certification in their securities fraud suit claiming the generic-drug maker and its executives falsified regulatory submissions that sunk a multibillion-dollar merger and tanked Akorn's share price.
A crucial service provider at Philadelphia’s Hahnemann University Hospital threatened Monday to make good on an announced July 12 service cutoff barring approval of key concessions for an unsecured creditor committee in the hospital's wider Delaware Chapter 11 bankruptcy loan.
Following the Texas Supreme Court's decision in favor of tenant rights in Rohrmoos Venture v. UTSW DVA Healthcare, parties to commercial leases should pay close attention to issues like what constitutes a landlord's breach of lease, and whether the tenant will waive the right to terminate in the event of a breach, says Cara Kelly of Greenberg Traurig.
Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision in Azar v. Allina Health Services, a case affecting all hospitals that care for Medicare-eligible patients, has potentially far-reaching implications for the government’s ability to change Medicare policy, say Michael Kimberly and Ethan Townsend at McDermott.
In two decisions issued in consolidated cases, the Third Circuit recently offered additional substantive guidance on what is and isn't an advertisement under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and provided businesses issuing customer surveys through faxes with a safe harbor from TCPA liability, say Samantha Southall and Patrick Doran at Buchanan Ingersoll.
Most legal marketers struggle to show the return on investment of their social media efforts, but establishing and answering several key questions can help demonstrate exactly how social media programs contribute to a law firm's bottom line, say Guy Alvarez of Good2bSocial and communications consultant Tom Orewyler.
Notwithstanding a recent federal court decision undercutting the U.S. Department of Labor’s association health plan rules, as well as constitutional challenges to the Affordable Care Act that may affect the legality of some plans, employer groups should consider forming AHPs, says Jewell Esposito of FisherBroyles.
Bills introduced in the Illinois Legislature would amend the Biometric Information Privacy Act to remove the private right of action and expand its definition of “biometric identifier." Attorneys at Quarles & Brady discuss the amendments' potential implications and other BIPA issues that could soon be resolved.
With the national opioid crisis outpacing the historically small addiction treatment industry, economic growth is drawing an influx of providers that are unscrupulous or inexperienced, and increased enforcement activity is following close behind, says Renee Martin of Dilworth Paxson.
As we await the Illinois governor's signature on a new law legalizing recreational use of cannabis, Darren Grady of SmithAmundsen discusses licensing, tax and timing considerations for those already in the medical cannabis business and those now wanting to enter the market.
The National Labor Relations Board’s Division of Advice recently issued 18 memos addressing issues such as independent contractor status and union dues. Although it might seem like reading tea leaves, it's possible to discern some patterns by looking at the decisions collectively, says Marc Antonetti of BakerHostetler.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is accepting new applications for its 2020 Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced model until June 24. Certain changes signal an acknowledgment by CMS of industry dissatisfaction and concern with the initial BPCI Advanced structure, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.
While not as far-reaching as the California Consumer Privacy Act, legislation recently passed by the Nevada Assembly amends the state's existing online privacy notice statutes in two notable ways, say attorneys at Husch Blackwell.
With Texas v. U.S. likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, the court’s reasoning in prior Affordable Care Act litigation offers insight into whether the ACA minus the individual mandate can withstand this constitutional challenge, say Michael King and Emily Felder of Brownstein Hyatt.
A recent survey of millennial attorneys shows men and women are having very different BigLaw experiences, but share similar goals. It's imperative that partners recognize that they’re the ones in a position to change the culture, says Michelle Fivel of Major Lindsey.
A bill intended to help Americans save for retirement passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week with overwhelming bipartisan support. With a similar bill already passed by the Senate in April, Congress seems finally poised to act, says Brenda Berg of Holland & Hart.
Once you've chosen a strategy for your law firm, what tactics will promote success? There are three tactical areas important to all firms, regardless of specialty or size, but particularly critical for today’s niche firms, say Yussuf Aleem and Jacob Slowik of Joseph Aleem.