DLA Piper has added a former federal prosecutor who focused on cybercrime, terrorism and trade sanctions back to the roster in its Chicago office, this time as a partner, the firm announced.
An Illinois federal judge has sanctioned lawyers for Nestle Purina Petcare Co. for “gamesmanship” during the deposition of a key witness in its cat litter patent fight against a competitor.
A look at the careers of attorneys who have dominated oral advocacy at the U.S. Supreme Court over the last decade shows a similar path for men and women, with a few key differences. Here’s how the top 10 male and female advocates stack up. (This article is part of a series examining the gender gap among high court advocates.)
A Bermuda holdings company urged an Illinois federal judge to disregard the state's bid to either toss or pause a request by the company to confirm an arbitration award that includes $437,000 in attorneys' fees, saying the state is mistaking its action for a lawsuit.
A trio of environmental groups have filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency saying it failed to take action on state plans to reduce sulfur dioxide pollution to levels that would comply with National Ambient Air Quality Standards set in 2010.
Two Illinois nonprofits that provide municipalities with workers’ compensation and employee health insurance on Monday hit opioid makers and distributors with a suit they called the first of its kind in the state over the costs of the opioid epidemic.
A Chicago Italian restaurant group agreed on Monday to develop new polices and pay $160,000 to end litigation over the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s claims that it subjects its female employees to sexual harassment at work.
For the women at elite law firms, an enduring gender gap among advocates can create a high hurdle for their high court ambitions. Here, Law360 looks at the law firms where women score Supreme Court arguments, and where they don’t. (This article is part of a series examining the gender gap among high court advocates.)
Sears Holdings Corp. accomplished an early set of goals Monday shortly after announcing it had filed for bankruptcy to reshape its physical footprint and reduce a debt load of more than $11 billion, receiving court permission to access $300 million in new financing from its existing lenders.
A dispute over which railroad should pay the other for its $5.25 million contribution to the cleanup of a Superfund site near Ashland, Wisconsin, turned into a disagreement Friday over how to address damages and fees after their Illinois federal judge closed their case.
Abbott Laboratories on Monday accused a former manager of developing the health care giant’s “playbook” for chronic pain therapy marketing while knowing he would leave for a competitor, and is now suing to block him from working for Nevro Corp.
The Seventh Circuit on Monday revived a retaliation suit accusing medical equipment manufacturer Stryker of illegally firing an employee because she reported the sexual harassment of a colleague, saying there was enough evidence for a jury to decide whether her complaint led to her ouster.
The Renco Group Inc. has told an Illinois federal judge that a pension fund’s $10 million Employee Retirement Income Security Act suit should be dismissed, arguing that ERISA mandates that the withdrawal liability dispute be hashed out in arbitration.
A consumer has launched a putative class action against energy drink maker Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Illinois federal court, alleging the company’s Bang energy drinks contain none or only small amounts of the nutritional supplement ingredients claimed on the label.
A defunct Chicago-area grocery chain owned by Safeway Inc. has sued its union in Illinois federal court, saying the workers won’t write off $9 million in pension fund payments the company made before going under.
A Chicago suburb told an Illinois federal court that enough evidence had accumulated to force Northern Illinois Gas Co. and Commonwealth Edison Co. to fund a study into the dangers allegedly posed by their abandoned pipelines leaking hazardous waste into the environment.
Hours away from a major default and facing pressure to liquidate, Sears Holdings Corp. took its long-struggling retail chain into bankruptcy court early Monday with more than $11 billion in debt and plans to sell assets.
While women have made significant inroads into the elite world of U.S. Supreme Court advocacy, last term the number of women arguing at the court hit a decade low. Was it an off year? Or a sign of progress stalled? (This article is the first in a series examining the gender gap among high court advocates.)
In exclusive on-camera interviews with Law360, the most prolific female U.S. Supreme Court advocate of the past decade and a first-timer reflect on the status of women in a field still dominated by men. (This article is part of a series examining the gender gap among high court advocates.)
An Illinois lawyer who settled a quadriplegic man's personal injury suit for $25 million charged his client dishonest fees and improperly withheld details he learned about a jury note before accepting the deal minutes later, according to a complaint made public Friday.
In an era when law firms are fighting for business and clients can dictate the terms of the relationship, "value" has become a moving target. Firms that take a proactive approach by using strategies designed to articulate value over time will gain the competitive advantage, says Dan Tacone at Intapp Inc.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Pier D'Angelo, chief pricing and practice officer at Allens.
The Seventh Circuit recently affirmed a finding of employer liability under Title VII for a hostile work environment caused by a retail customer. The decision in U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Costco Wholesale is important for employers with customer-facing operations, but its reach extends further, say Laura Bacon and Brittany Bogaerts of Nixon Peabody LLP.
There are several tools at the disposal of state policymakers — particularly within their state tax codes — to help alleviate some of the financial pressure families face when living at or near the poverty level, say Aidan Davis and Misha Hill of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.
In the two years since the American Bar Association's controversial anti-discrimination and harassment rule, only one state has adopted it, while numerous state supreme courts, state attorneys general and legal groups have correctly rejected Model Rule 8.4(g) as a threat to lawyers' First Amendment rights, says Bradley Abramson, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom.
In the aftermath of Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, the U.S. Supreme Court should decline review of the nation's most polarizing political questions unless and until the questions become time-sensitive, says Alexander Klein, head of the commercial litigation group at Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco LLP.
Legal departments have been slow to adopt artificial intelligence and automation solutions for the sort of mundane tasks attorneys dread. But such tools can make legal teams more efficient and accurate, allowing members to focus on big-picture challenges and mission-critical strategies, says Rebecca Yoder of Docusign Inc.
In this series featuring law school luminaries, Boston College Law School professor Kent Greenfield reflects on his corporate law theories, his legal battle with the Pentagon over free speech and gay rights, and important constitutional law issues to watch out for.
Whether Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s prior statements may be grounds for disqualification when it comes to judging certain cases is debatable, but there are no specific recusal guidelines for the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices themselves don’t even agree on where to draw the line when it comes to perceived political bias, says Donald Scarinci, a founding partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC.
Very few states employ a tax on paid-in capital in the manner Illinois does. In this edition of Illinois Tax Talk, Christopher Lutz of Horwood Marcus & Berk Chtd. discusses the Illinois franchise tax.