While the typical law firm's partnership ranks are still dominated by men, 25 firms have made strides towards greater gender equality in their partnerships, earning them spots on Law360's list of Ceiling Smashers.
For the third straight year, law firms have made negligible progress toward gender equality, according to a review of Law360's annual headcount surveys of more than 300 firms over the past few years.
Law firms continue to fall short when it comes to retaining and promoting female attorneys, according to Law360's 2016 Glass Ceiling Report. Here are the BigLaw practices that keep women from getting ahead.
For the second year, Law360 has ranked the 100 best U.S. law firms for women, based on the firm's female representation at the partner and nonpartner levels and its total number of female attorneys.
A Nevada federal judge on Friday signed off on a magistrate judge's recommendation to stay an adult film distributor's copyright dispute with a Spanish web company during arbitration, agreeing that there is good cause to do so in light of concerns as to whether the arbitration will be successful.
Venezuela has called a roughly $1.38 billion award recently issued against it by an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes tribunal in favor of a Canadian gold miner for reneging on expected mining permits in the southeast region of Las Cristinas “unfair and disproportionate” in a statement.
K&L Gates LLP on Friday said that it hired two new partners from Mayer Brown LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP, bolstering the firm’s capabilities to handle intellectual property disputes, international arbitration and mergers and acquisitions for technology, private equity and other clients in two of its offices in China.
The European Union has asked for permission to join the Brazilian government’s challenge to Indonesia’s food safety rules and other import requirements for bovine meat, citing its role as a major global exporter of beef products, the World Trade Organization said Friday.
Technology has allowed arbitration to become so much more accessible and less costly. As a result, arbitration is being selected for dispute resolution more often than ever before. With fewer procedural burdens and better connectivity, companies seem to be less uncertain about selecting arbitration, says Kate Martinez, a member of Nixon Peabody LLP’s global dispute team.
Chadbourne & Parke LLP attorneys representing the Congo in a case over a $770 million arbitral award stemming from allegedly unpaid public works projects criticized contractor Commissions Import Export SA in D.C. federal court on Thursday for unnecessarily dramatizing its bid to withdraw as counsel.
Gibson Dunn's Rahim Moloo has represented some of the world’s largest multinational corporations in arbitrations that often seek hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation and is working to enforce a $1.4 billion award issued to a mining company in a dispute with Venezuela, earning him a place among the top international arbitration attorneys under 40 honored by Law360.
The Ninth Circuit on Thursday refused to pause a California federal court’s decision, which confirmed a more than $84 million award against a former member of Russia’s lower house of parliament for allegedly misappropriating a shareholder's interest in a Moscow shopping center, pending appeal.
The excitement and adrenaline of high-stakes and challenging matters for clients at the forefront of technological, medical and scientific advances is what attracted me to international arbitration work. I enjoy the practical problem solving, strategic planning, advocacy and rigor of complex international disputes, says Tony Stiegler, a partner at Cooley LLP.
A Texas oil company’s affiliates reiterated their request Friday to halt federal court proceedings, and a potentially new arbitration, in a Saudi engineering company’s bribery and corruption case until a related $880 million arbitration wraps up in the International Chamber of Commerce.
Payment technology giant Gemalto NV asked a Texas judge on Wednesday to turn a $46 million arbitration award against a joint venture of dozens of major American retailers into a judgment, saying a unanimous arbitral panel found Merchant Customer Exchange LLC reneged on a major contract.
A Canadian decorative artist asked a Louisiana federal court Thursday to resume enforcement proceedings of an arbitration award in an intellectual property dispute with a Louisiana company — a move that is likely to moot the permission the company recently received to immediately appeal a decision refusing to reopen the case.
As rumors swirl that U.K.-based Clyde & Co. is looking for a merger partner in Miami, experts say the move signals the mounting importance of South Florida as a hub for international dispute resolution, a service global law firms are eager to offer clients.
I find the diverse array of viewpoints that exist with respect to third-party funding for international arbitration, both in terms of national law and individual attitudes, particularly interesting. The issue is trending and having ramifications in different contexts, from deposits on costs to confidentiality, says Matthew Kirtland, leader of the international arbitration practice at Norton Rose Fulbright in Washington, D.C.
Two California cotton producers and a South Indian yarn company continued to butt heads about the future of their $300 million antitrust fight in California federal court on Wednesday, but agreed in a joint status report that early mediation won’t help settle the dispute.
A New York federal judge on Thursday rejected a bid by Societe Air France and two other European airlines to dismiss a $370 million antitrust suit by a unit of Deutsche Bahn AG, saying there are no exceptional circumstances to justify ceding jurisdiction to a Netherlands court.