FisherBroyles LLP has added a former general counsel who has experience dealing with cybersecurity and privacy risks and working with a global supply chain company.
World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said Tuesday that the near-record level of disputes filed amid rising tensions between the U.S. and its partners reflects strong confidence in the global trading model, but he nevertheless stressed that Geneva needs support to function properly.
New York has overtaken London as the world’s top financial center, according to a survey published Wednesday, which also revealed that several Asian cities are edging their way up the ranking for attractiveness and business-friendly regulation.
The U.K.’s data regulator is receiving around 500 calls a week to its hotline for reporting information breaches, nearly four months after Europe’s data protection regime went live in May, a senior official said Wednesday.
Caught in a whirlwind of firm dissolutions and layoffs, thousands of associates were thrust into one of the worst job markets in history a decade ago. While some have rebounded, others are still feeling the lingering effects of the financial crisis on their careers.
The governing body for the Court of Arbitration for Sport addressed a recent Belgian court ruling that has reportedly been painted as opening the door to appeals of its rulings in domestic courts, saying the reports are exaggerated and that the issue only requires a clarification to the arbitration clause in the FIFA Statutes.
Panama has enlisted the help of Foley Hoag LLP to defend it from arbitration initiated by the Spanish construction company Sacyr SA regarding cost overruns incurred during a project to broaden the Panama Canal, Law360 learned on Tuesday.
Toys R Us asked a Virginia bankruptcy judge to bar a Hong Kong retail company from moving ahead with its arbitration over the sale of the toy company's Asian business activities until its restructuring is done, saying the proceeding threatens to "upend" its plans to reorganize.
China on Tuesday told the World Trade Organization that it is seeking $7 billion in yearly sanctions over the U.S.' failure to alter its calculation methods for anti-dumping duties as part of its compliance with adverse rulings made in a dispute with China at the global trade body.
DLA Piper has announced that it has snagged an international insurance and reinsurance partner with experience in multijurisdictional disputes from Reynolds Porter Chamberlain for its London office.
A California information technology company urged a federal court to send its approximately $37 million lawsuit accusing the Dutch telecom Veon Ltd. of fraud in connection with an underlying contract back to state court, saying Veon removed the suit a day too late.
The legal industry has shown some caution in rebuilding its pool of associates after the dramatic layoffs of thousands during the last recession. But have firms done enough to survive the next?
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has partially upheld the International Shooting Sport Federation’s decision to suspend its vice president for various ethics violations, ruling that he had engaged in unethical behavior but reducing the term of his suspension while increasing the amount of the fine.
A New York private equity firm asked a federal court on Friday to confirm a $6.4 million costs award issued after a tribunal rejected a Mauritius investment company’s allegations that the firm had misled Indian regulatory authorities during a transaction involving shares in an Indian bank.
Litigation funder Vannin Capital on Monday unveiled plans to float on the London Stock Exchange in a £70 million ($91.2 million) initial public offering, the same day it announced that a former Allen & Overy LLP senior partner has joined the firm as its newest chairman.
Commodities supplier Tradiverse Corp. urged a New York federal court Friday to vacate an interim emergency arbitral award that requires the company to pay a $650,000 bond in proceedings initiated by a Venezuelan commodities merchant, saying it was not treated fairly by the arbitrator.
For starting attorneys, the financial crisis casts a long shadow, even though the worst is past. Here’s our breakdown of the data showing its impact and where the industry’s headed.
It’s been almost 10 years since Lehman Brothers collapsed — kicking off a global recession and putting two Skadden partners on a path to building a firm that would weather the storm. Here's how upstarts and their larger rivals are positioning themselves for the next downturn.
The Ninth Circuit on Friday reversed an order compelling an Emirati bank to arbitrate a contract dispute with a U.S. financial technology company in California instead of Dubai, saying a lower court judge wrongly concluded that the bank had waived its right to argue that the court lacked jurisdiction.
A New York federal judge on Friday upheld an arbitral award dismissing a Brazilian banking and financial services company's $50 million policy claim against two U.S. insurers, agreeing with the arbitration panel’s determination that the bank had made misrepresentations in its insurance application that voided the policy.
As clients increasingly look to limit their own liability exposure, they can reasonably expect that their retained counsel should do the same. In this context, a carefully crafted, thoughtfully presented engagement letter can help a law firm strike a successful balance between protecting itself and preserving a client relationship, say Stuart Pattison and John Muller of Sompo International Holdings Ltd.
In this analysis of disciplinary action trends in the legal industry, Edwards Neils LLC managing member Jean Edwards examines data provided by bar organizations for 17 states and the District of Columbia.
With law firms increasingly exposed to professional liability risks associated with their corporate client relationships, firms must craft well-structured client engagement letters to help protect against malpractice claims. Two key elements of an engagement letter are how it defines the scope of engagement and how it handles conflicts of interest, say Stuart Pattison and John Muller of Sompo International Holdings Ltd.
Today, members of Congress often seem able to blame colleagues of the other party for not getting anything done for their constituents. In law practice, you can’t really blame a bad result for your clients on the lawyers on the other side, says former Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., of Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP.
Corporate law departments are increasingly demanding more concessions from outside legal counsel, and presenting engagement letters that open the door to greater professional and cyber liability exposure for law firms — often beyond the scope of their insurance coverage. Firms must add their own language to engagement letters to limit liability, say Stuart Pattison and John Muller of Sompo International Holdings Ltd.
Being a former member of Congress put me in an advantageous position when I approached law firms in the late '70s, at a time when there were few female lawyers, and even fewer African-American lawyers, in major law firms, says former Rep. Yvonne B. Burke, D-Calif., a director of Amtrak.
Popular culture paints the Hill as a place teeming with intrigue, corruption and malicious intent. But in Congress I learned important lessons about respecting people and the work they do, says former Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., of Hogan Lovells.
The U.S. Supreme Court's holding in Animal Science v. Hebei that a U.S. court is not bound by a foreign government's interpretation of its own laws is likely to have a lasting impact on legal decision-makers across the globe as they make determinations about deference to foreign laws, including U.S. laws, say attorneys at Alston & Bird LLP.
I found that senior members of Congress didn’t have time to mentor younger members. Lawyers — though just as busy as members of Congress — cannot afford to follow this model, says former Rep. Charles Gonzalez, D-Texas, of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC.
"Gateway" arbitration issues such as validity, enforceability and scope of an arbitration agreement may be delegated to an arbitrator if the agreement clearly and unmistakably indicates the parties’ intention to do so. But when one of the named arbitration parties is not a signatory of the agreement, two questions arise seemingly simultaneously, says Mintz Levin member Gilbert Samberg.