Former Galleon Group LLC trader Zvi Goffer has asked a New York federal court to toss his insider trading conviction in light of the Second Circuit’s landmark Newman decision, claiming his trial for allegedly paying ex-Ropes & Gray LLP lawyers for tips was tainted by erroneous jury instruction.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is urging a New York state judge to throw out $4 million malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims against the law firm, arguing that Katzrin Finance Group LLC principal David Azar is unfairly seeking to hold Katten responsible for his own bad decisions.
Former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP attorney Todd L. Treadway has agreed to disbarment from the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in the wake of insider trading concerns, its Board on Professional Responsibility said Thursday.
An Illinois attorney who has repeatedly filed “frivolous” pleadings on behalf of clients claiming the Internal Revenue Service has no legal authority to enforce tax laws outside the District of Columbia should be suspended for six months and monitored for another 18, according to a state attorney disciplinary board.
Lawyers for Diamond McCarthy LLP refuted an ex-partner’s special appearance in a Texas court on Thursday, as she fought Texas jurisdiction in a $1.4-million breach of contract suit over fees she generated as Dreier LLP’s Chapter 11 trustee.
A former client of a San Antonio attorney representing an ex-judge at the center of a federal bribery investigation killed a key witness to the government’s case over an alleged money dispute, sources and officials said Thursday.
Thursday's federal indictment of New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for allegedly receiving more than $6 million in illegitimate income is expected to spawn a crackdown on law firms paying referral fees to politicians, as well as further investigations — and prosecutions — of politicians who tread into treacherous conflict-of-interest territory, legal experts say.
Kentucky law firm Stites & Harbison PLLC on Thursday filed a suit in Kentucky federal court accusing three former attorneys of hijacking social media accounts related to the firm’s trademark blog and that they plotted to create a competing firm while they were still employed.
A California judge on Thursday rebuffed a bid for an early trial by a law firm employee who alleges the former managing partner of the employment dispute-focused firm grabbed her crotch and breasts, ruling potential future discrimination isn’t sufficient to “jump to the front of the line.”
The bankruptcy trustee for the company behind the "Girls Gone Wild" adult video series launched an adversary proceeding Wednesday in California bankruptcy court against the company’s former counsel, alleging that more than $900,000 billed for legal services solely benefited founder Joe Francis.
An U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit claiming that Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP unlawfully fired a woman left disabled by breast cancer treatments shouldn't have been tossed, the EEOC told the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday, arguing that a reasonable jury could have found illegal discrimination.
Two attorneys representing alleged victims of child prostitution told a Florida federal court Wednesday that Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz should not be permitted to intervene in a victims’ rights lawsuit in which Dershowitz and other high-profile figures have been accused of victimizing underage “sex slaves.”
New documents released Thursday in the investigation of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane contradict her attorney's claims the previous day that a state grand jury had not identified any violations of a law forbidding the release of confidential data from grand jury investigations.
Overseas Lease Group Inc. asked a D.C. federal judge on Tuesday to dismiss a claim of fraud brought against its president and CEO by Venable LLP in a legal fees suit seeking more than $300,000, and in a separate filing the contractor launched a $6 million counterclaim over alleged misconduct and overbilling.
Former Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler PA attorney David Boden asked on Wednesday to avoid jail time for wire fraud in connection to Scott Rothstein’s $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme, claiming that he has already suffered enough through public ridicule, bankruptcy, the loss of his law license and the foreclosure of his home.
Baker & McKenzie LLP and Yahoo Inc. fought back Wednesday against allegations in New York federal court they conspired to pervert the Mexican criminal justice system to win the reversal of a $2.75 billion judgment in a contract case, citing a Mexican appellate court ruling upholding the reversal.
A Pennsylvania federal judge opted to follow a plea agreement on Thursday when he sentenced former Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Joseph Waters to two years in prison for intervening in two cases on behalf of campaign contributors.
Sheldon Silver, the influential New York State Assembly speaker, was arrested Thursday on federal corruption charges of receiving more than $6 million in outside income from Weitz & Luxenberg PC and an unnamed real estate firm without performing any legal work.
Murray Fogler, a Houston attorney with almost 40 years of experience trying cases, has left Beck Redden LLP to start a new complex commercial law firm with a group of young partners, he announced on Tuesday.
New Jersey-based Pasricha & Patel LLC on Wednesday settled a putative collective action filed by a former paralegal in New Jersey federal court who accused the law firm of failing to pay overtime for work beyond the Fair Labor Standards Act's 40-hour weekly threshold.