The Board of Immigration Appeals abused its discretion by denying a bid by a Chinese woman to reopen her asylum petition based on religious persecution after she introduced additional evidence that suggested the Chinese government increasingly persecuted Christians in 2014 and 2015, the Tenth Circuit held Monday.
The Kansas Supreme Court reversed identity theft convictions for three immigrants who used other people’s Social Security numbers to gain employment at various restaurants, finding that their prosecution was preempted by federal immigration law.
A onetime aide to Sen. Bob Menendez said Monday at the lawmaker's and a Florida ophthalmologist's bribery trial that the senator directed him in 2008 to assist with visa applications for the doctor's alleged girlfriends, but defense counsel noted that Menendez provided similar advocacy that same year for unrelated applicants.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and three other Democratic attorneys general filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s decision to rescind DACA in California federal court on Monday, the second of its kind from states arguing the move is unconstitutional.
U.S. fintech firm InfoSpan urged the Ninth Circuit on Friday to order a new trial on its claims that banking giant Emirates NBD cost it $554 million by stealing its cellphone-based payment system, arguing Emirates manipulated the jury with improperly admitted evidence.
President Donald Trump's splashy moves on immigration have been dominating the headlines, but immigration attorneys say other changes are also afoot, with the government allegedly denying requests for “advance parole,” a key document that allows foreign nationals to enter the U.S. if they leave the country.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked part of an injunction that would have admitted certain refugees into the country despite President Donald Trump’s travel ban, as Hawaii lodged its opening salvo in the Aloha State’s high court challenge to the ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries.
The U.S. attorney general stepped far outside his authority when he tacked several new, immigration-focused conditions onto a public safety grant as part of the Trump administration’s battle against so-called “sanctuary cities,” attorneys for the city of Chicago told an Illinois federal judge Monday.
A South African citizen who works as a seismic consultant in the energy industry filed a lawsuit Friday against Houston immigration law firm Foster LLP, alleging it was the negligence of the firm and its attorney that led to his deportation after he bought a home and put down roots in Texas.
Columbus, Ohio-based Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP has hired a new partner-in-charge, an 18-year veteran of employment-based immigration law, to spearhead the opening of its new office in Pittsburgh, marking the firm’s first organic growth in three decades.
A Texas federal judge on Friday told Texas and a group of other states they can’t merely dismiss their challenge to federal deferred deportation programs, saying the “extensive and hard-fought clashes over the merits” of the case mean dismissal by notice to the court is not appropriate.
As more and more international legal giants opt to renounce their headquarters — a move that can woo clients and merger partners alike — experts say it’s a step that also brings its own set of management challenges.
A year after the U.K.’s vote to end its membership in the European Union, most firms are either hewing to existing expansion plans or making tweaks around the edges, with even the most avid crystal ball-gazers at a loss for what Brexit will mean in the long term.
When it comes to having the global expertise to handle complex cross-border matters spanning multiple time zones, some firms stand out from the rest. Here, Law360 reveals its seventh annual ranking of the firms with the biggest international presence.
Australia, Brazil and Germany have emerged as premier hubs for global law firm expansion in 2017, fueled in part by increased anti-corruption enforcement in Brazil, infrastructure investment in Sydney and the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union.
International law firms play a crucial role in India despite being barred from practicing there, and some say opening up the country’s legal industry wouldn’t drastically change how they do business.
The U.S. Department of Justice notified state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies Thursday that they can earn bonus points on their grant applications for fiscal year 2017 by cooperating with federal efforts against unauthorized immigration.
University of California President Janet Napolitano hit the Trump administration with a lawsuit in California federal court Friday, seeking to save the federal program she helped create that protects more than 800,000 young immigrants from deportation and allows them to work in the United States legally.
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to make the White House seek public comment before slashing the number of J-1 visas for a privately funded cultural exchange program, which the committee said offers diplomatic and national security benefits along with positive economic impact.
A Republican congressman said Thursday that he is postponing an effort to force a vote on a bill deferring deportations and extending work permits to recipients of the endangered Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
To understand the role of the law firm chief privacy officer — and why that person ought to be a lawyer — it’s important to distinguish the role they fill from that of the chief information security officer, says Mark McCreary, chief privacy officer for Fox Rothschild LLP.
While the recently introduced Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act is not currently expected to be approved by Congress, the Trump administration’s endorsement of the bill signals transformative changes for employer sponsorship of foreign workers. Elizabeth Espín Stern and Paul Virtue of Mayer Brown LLP discuss the most significant changes for employers.
One growing trend is for clients to enter into alternative fee arrangements in which one law firm represents multiple parties who “share” fees and costs in a related matter. This way parties can more efficiently manage a matter and reduce their individual legal fees. But joint representation is not without its own risks and challenges, say attorneys with WilmerHale.
Legal incubators serve as an important bridge to practice and a crucial step toward aligning the incentives of new lawyers with the needs of their clients. They may even pose a threat to the traditional law school model itself, and that's not necessarily a bad thing, says Martin Pritikin, dean of Concord Law School at Kaplan University.
If the media is going to cover your law firm’s crisis, they are going to cover it with or without your firm’s input. But your involvement can help shape the story and improve your firm’s image in the public eye, says Michelle Samuels, vice president of public relations at Jaffe.
In the final article in this series on proposed innovations to the American jury trial, Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project sum up the improvements they believe the U.S. jury system desperately needs.
While no particular form is required to establish a durable alternative fee arrangement, there are terms that should, for the benefit of both client and outside attorney, be expressly set forth in the agreement itself, but are often overlooked, say attorneys with WilmerHale.
Although the facts and background of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission — the “gay wedding cake” case that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court next term — are relatively simple, the case represents a complex conflict between First Amendment and anti-discrimination claims, says JoAnne Sweeny, associate professor of law at the University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.
As cybercriminals continue to look for easy targets, the court system will surely enter their crosshairs. If judges and court personnel do not maintain proper data security and cyber hygiene, confidential litigant information can fall into the hands of a wide variety of bad actors, say Daniel Garrie of JAMS, David Cass of IBM Cloud, Joey Johnson of Premise Health Inc. and Richard Rushing of Motorola Mobility LLC.
When you look at your client through the "survival circuit" lens, what first appeared as an emotional mess is now valuable information about what is important to them, what needs have to be met to settle the case, or what further clarity your client requires before moving forward, say dispute resolution experts Selina Shultz and Robert Creo.