Mara Hsiung often finds a fresh perspective on her insurance cases while hanging from an aerial hoop, spinning through Cirque du Soleil-like feats that have won her national acrobatics awards. Just don’t ask her to plan her next routine without Word and Excel.
A pair of entities launched Thursday push the boundaries of what it means to be a law firm, pairing a venture capital-backed technology company with a law firm, a model some say could flourish in today’s technology-hungry legal industry.
On the latest episode of Law360's Pro Say podcast, the team discusses the potential foothold investor lawsuits will have against Equifax after its massive data breach, a bill to regulate self-driving cars, Ezekiel Elliott's fight with the NFL, and a comedy duo who were sued for fraud after a morning show appearance.
In-house attorneys are rethinking their relationships with outside counsel, often opting to direct their legal work elsewhere, and doing it with an array of tools that were unavailable to their predecessors.
Chadbourne & Parke LLP and the female attorneys accusing the firm of gender discrimination clashed in New York federal court Wednesday over whether Chadbourne should turn over more documents about partner complaints, compensation and the firm's management.
Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is joining CNN as a contributor, the cable news network said Thursday, one day after the former prosecutor for the first time described in detail his March firing by President Donald Trump.
Anderson Kill PC tops this week's legal lions list with an appeals court win for TransCanada Energy finding its insurers owe the company nearly $58 million in coverage, while Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP ended up on the legal lambs list after the Second Circuit axed a win it secured for Johnson & Johnson in an advertising feud with Pfizer.
When we started our firm 40 years ago, Frank Ogletree was "the only adult in the room." He was the only one in our group of 16 lawyers who had the maturity and business acumen to start and run a law firm. We described him as a benevolent dictator, which is what we needed at the start, says Homer Deakins of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC
PricewaterhouseCoopers will open a new legal services office in Washington, D.C., this month, marking the accounting giant's latest expansion into the legal market, the firm announced Thursday.
The world of legal technology is quickly evolving, with new products aimed at aiding lawyers coming to market in rapid succession. Here, Law360 takes a look at six recent major developments in legal tech.
In the past year, Dechert has provided Brexit-related advice across a spectrum of practice areas, guided WhiteWave Foods through competition issues pertaining to its acquisition by Danone and defended Ecuador against arbitration brought by a ConocoPhillips subsidiary, again earning it a spot on Law360’s Global 20 list.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told first-year law students in an address Wednesday that she rode the wave of the women’s movement, which in the 1970s was “coming alive all over the world,” as she solidified her reputation as a successful litigator fighting for women’s rights.
A Texas federal judicial nominee referred to a transgender child as evidence of “Satan’s plan,” defended conversion therapy and compared same-sex marriage to marrying a pet or a tree in a 2015 lecture to a group of pastors, a video unearthed Wednesday shows.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP confirmed on Wednesday that it was joining a flurry of firms raising salaries for their United Kingdom attorneys, boosting salaries for those in London and its regional offices alike.
President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Tenth Circuit faced down questions from a Senate panel on Wednesday ranging from her stance on state power to employment law.
Questions on criminal representation, employment issues and voting maps dominated a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for four of President Donald Trump's picks for federal judicial vacancies Wednesday, including a pair of BigLaw partners.
Squire Patton Boggs continued to demonstrate the dominance of its global platform in recent months, handling cross-border matters involving hundreds of millions of dollars and nabbing high-profile hires such as former Speaker of the House John Boehner to once again land among Law360’s Global 20.
Hogan Lovells invited 400 of its U.S. business services staff to opt for early retirement Monday and eliminated 90 staff positions from the global law firm’s London office, moving many to low-cost hubs outside the city.
A California judge on Tuesday tentatively trimmed three Fair Employment and Housing Act claims from a lawsuit alleging Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP maintains a hostile work environment for older workers in its billing department, but refused to throw out an intentional infliction of emotional distress claim.
A law degree offers a springboard to a higher salary for all graduates, but research out Tuesday reveals that springboard is more powerful for white graduates than minorities and launches men farther than women.
Quinn Emanuel’s recent decision to pass out bonuses to high-billing associates who remain loyal to the law firm reflects and exemplifies a changing legal marketplace where mid-level attorneys are increasingly difficult to retain and the goals of young lawyers are in flux.
The Senate approved President Donald Trump’s pick for his top U.S. Supreme Court advocate Tuesday, confirming onetime Jones Day partner Noel Francisco as solicitor general.
Norton Rose Fulbright continued to expand its global presence in the past year while playing a key role in groundbreaking mining projects in Guinea, helping land the firm on Law360’s Global 20 list.
Former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP Chief Financial Officer Joel Sanders urged a New York judge on Monday to impose a no-jail sentence, arguing the prosecution's request for a four-year sentence is turning "a blind eye to reality" in comparing Sanders with major Ponzi schemers.
The Law360 400 features the largest U.S.-based law firms and vereins with a U.S. component, as measured by domestic attorney headcount.
Payment collection delays have caused law firms to seek new options, one of which is litigation finance. In this context, litigation finance can offer alternative avenues to firms as they approach the end of a fiscal year or partnership distribution dates, says Travis Lenkner of Burford Capital LLC.
Imagine going to a restaurant and ordering your steak medium-rare. The steak arrives burned. You expect the kitchen to bring you another one properly done, right? And you don’t expect to pay for two steaks, do you? Paying a vendor for document review should be no different, says Lisa Prowse, an attorney and vice president at e-discovery firm BIA Inc.
Companies are allowed to collect the money they are owed, but they cannot break the law or cheat people in the process. Some of the biggest players in the debt collection industry are not focused on getting it right, says Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.
My first argument before the U.S. Supreme Court was unusual in that it was also my first argument in any court of any kind, says Lindsay Harrison of Jenner & Block LLP.
Although the Trump administration has completed the vetting and confirmation of a cabinet and White House staff, thousands of senior positions remain unfilled throughout the executive branch. More than ever, people selected for those posts find themselves under close scrutiny, say Adam Raviv and Reginald Brown of WilmerHale.
In my first week of practice, I was assigned to litigation that had been pending for 17 years. No discovery had been done, and the case was set for trial or dismissal in less than 60 days. From what followed, I learned some of the most important lessons of my career, says Alan Hoffman of Husch Blackwell LLP.
On the day of my first argument at the U.S. Supreme Court, after I survived the security screening process, I found myself in the lower-level hall where the statue of Chief Justice John Marshall is located. On the advice of a colleague, I rubbed Marshall’s shoe for good luck, says John Bursch, former solicitor general of Michigan.
In our recent survey of business of law professionals, nearly half of respondents said that who they collaborate with, inside their law firm, is different from five years ago, says Chris Cartrett of legal software provider Aderant.
Some lawyers tend to be overly aggressive, regarding law practice as a zero-sum game in which there are only winners and losers. The best response is to act professionally — separating the matter at hand from the personalities. But it is also important to show resolve and not be vulnerable to intimidation, says Alan Hoffman of Husch Blackwell LLP.
One particularly memorable moment of my first U.S. Supreme Court argument was when the courtroom erupted in laughter. Until then, I had honestly forgotten there was a courtroom full of people behind me. So if nothing else, at least I had taken the advice from my go-to inspirational song — Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” — to heart, says Erin Murphy of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.