Business of Law

  • February 28, 2017

    Top Senate Judiciary Democrat Hungry For More Gorsuch Info

    The ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee isn’t satisfied with the answers contained in U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s 68-page congressional questionnaire, asking the would-be justice to cough up more information about his tenure in George W. Bush’s Justice Department and his involvement with the Republican National Lawyers Association.

  • February 28, 2017

    Dewey's DiCarmine Gets Star Witness's Plea Docs

    Lawyers for former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP executive Stephen DiCarmine got their hands on documents surrounding the plea deal of the government's star witness, the firm's former finance director, as the second Dewey fraud trial remained paused Tuesday.

  • February 28, 2017

    Jury Project Taps New Resource: Jurors Themselves

    In the year since Susman Godfrey LLP founding partner Steve Susman started his crusade to save the civil jury trial, he's drawn 175 judges, 57 academics and 36 jury consultants to the effort. Now, with a new website and data-collection campaign, he's setting his sights squarely on jurors themselves.

  • February 28, 2017

    ABA Adds Cyber Coverage To Atty Insurance Offerings

    The American Bar Association announced on Tuesday it is adding cybersecurity to its list of insurance offerings for attorneys and law firms, providing coverage for data breach liability and protection against possible network threats.

  • February 28, 2017

    O’Melveny & Myers Caps 2016 With 5% Revenue Growth

    O’Melveny & Myers LLP saw its gross revenue rise 5.3 percent to $725 million in 2016 and its partners experienced double digit percentage gains in profit for the second year in a row, the firm announced on Tuesday.

  • February 27, 2017

    Gorsuch? Garland? Why Not Confirm Both, Dem Suggests

    Democratic Sen. Tom Udall hatched an elaborate political scheme Monday to place Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court alongside current nominee Neil Gorsuch, signs that liberals won’t soon forget the GOP’s record blockade of the D.C. Circuit chief judge in the last year of the Obama presidency.

  • February 27, 2017

    Looming Chinese Data Law A Blind Spot For Legal Tech Pros

    China’s new cybersecurity law is set to take effect June 1, but according to a survey, 75 percent of legal tech professionals aren’t familiar with it, and few are concerned about it.

  • February 27, 2017

    Dewey Cooperator's Sweetened Deal Prompts Subpoena Fight

    Attorneys for two former top executives of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and prosecutors for the Manhattan district attorney’s office traded barbs over the weekend about a defense subpoena for information regarding a sweetened deal for the key cooperator in the ongoing criminal saga.

  • February 27, 2017

    Legal Tech Download: Irish Innovation Center And Cloud M&A

    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 seven major recent developments in legal tech.

  • February 27, 2017

    Law360 Legal Industry Editorial Advisory Board

    Law360 is pleased to announce the formation of its 2017 Legal Industry editorial advisory board.

  • February 25, 2017

    In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

    For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.

  • February 24, 2017

    GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

    H-1B visa approvals fall despite a rise in petitions, the SEC announces it will drop collateral bars that result from misconduct predating the Dodd-Frank Act, and the U.S. Supreme Court takes on patent infringement via overseas shipment. Those stories top the corporate legal news you may have missed last week.

  • February 24, 2017

    Trade Bar Needn't Sweat Over Rise In Commerce-Led Cases

    Under the Trump administration, the U.S. Department of Commerce is hoping to revive the long-dormant practice of self-initiating cases on behalf of beleaguered domestic companies, but attorneys say they aren’t at all concerned about losing work in the lucrative trade remedy space.

  • February 24, 2017

    ABA Pushes Back On High Court LSAT Accessibility Appeal

    The American Bar Association has urged the Supreme Court not to consider a visually impaired man’s lawsuit over the organization’s alleged failure to provide certain provisions for taking the LSAT, rebutting contentions that it is the party responsible for the widespread administration of the test.

  • February 23, 2017

    Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs

    Sidley Austin rose to the top of this week’s legal lions list with a win at the U.S. Supreme Court that limits the law’s reach on overseas patent infringement, while K&L Gates met with a less favorable fate when the justices revived a False Claims Act case against its client, Wells Fargo.

  • February 23, 2017

    Holland & Knight Protests DQ Bid To Judge’s ‘Dismay’

    A New York federal judge scolded Holland & Knight LLP for a letter it submitted in a case pitting First NBC Bank against ethanol distributor Murex LLC, saying the unsolicited filing contesting a bid to disqualify the firm did not reflect well on it and that its attorneys had "abused the court's courtesy."

  • February 23, 2017

    Ginsburg Bemoans Loss Of Core Values At Book Launch

    America is not going through the best of times, according to Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who said Thursday that the country has started to drift away from some of its core ideals.

  • February 23, 2017

    Ill. Law Firm Ex-Clients Can't Arbitrate Privacy Row As Class

    A pair of former clients of Illinois law firm Johnson & Bell Ltd. can’t arbitrate their claim the firm put their confidential data at risk on behalf of a putative class of Johnson & Bell clients, an Illinois federal judge said Wednesday.

  • February 23, 2017

    BigLaw Partners Uneasy About Trump Judiciary Comments

    Members of the legal community including partners at several BigLaw firms on Thursday expressed concern over statements made by President Donald Trump toward federal judges and courts in the aftermath of an order temporarily blocking his immigration ban from seven Muslim-majority countries, saying the remarks could have “grave consequences.”

  • February 23, 2017

    Del. Judicial Political Balance Mandate Unfair, Atty Says

    A Delaware attorney is challenging a portion of the state’s constitution requiring a balance of representation from “major” political parties in state judicial positions, saying in a lawsuit filed in Delaware federal court that the process is unconstitutional and unfairly excludes members of nonmajority parties and independents.

Expert Analysis

  • How 401(k) Benefits Can Attract Millennial Legal Talent

    Nathan Fisher

    If today’s law firms are willing to rethink their perceptions of millennials, they may see greater success in attracting and retaining new talent by giving the younger generation the kind of retirement planning benefits they want and need, says Nathan Fisher of Fisher Investments.

  • What Lawyers Can Learn From Kellyanne Conway

    Michelle Samuels

    Presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway's TV appearances provide some examples of what lawyers should and shouldn't do when speaking to the media, says Michelle Samuels, a vice president of public relations at Jaffe.

  • The Mistakes Lawyers Make When Copying And Pasting

    Robert D. Lang

    We all recognize that cutting or copying text from earlier works and pasting it into new documents saves attorneys time. However, with this increase in speed comes an increased risk of making, or not catching, errors, says Robert Lang of D’Amato & Lynch LLP.

  • Opinion

    Calif. Court Gets Automatic Funding Disclosure Right

    Matthew D. Harrison

    Detractors of litigation funding have strained to characterize a recent decision from a California federal court as significant headway in their crusade against the litigation funding industry. However, in truth, this is a victory for both the industry and those in need of capital to bring meritorious claims against wrongdoers in an often prohibitively expensive legal system, say Matthew Harrison and Priya G. Pai of Bentham IMF.

  • Talking 'Bull': Episode 15, What’s Your Number?

    Roy Futterman

    In this weekly column, real-life New York City jury consultant and psychologist Roy Futterman parses fact from fiction in "Bull," the new TV series airing on CBS about a fictional NYC jury consultant/psychologist. Spoiler alert ...

  • In Retrospect

    Relearning The Lessons Of Korematsu's Case

    Randy Maniloff

    Fred Korematsu’s U.S. Supreme Court case challenging President Franklin Roosevelt’s executive order that led to the incarceration of approximately 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry may sound like ancient history. However, Feb. 19 marks the 75th anniversary of the order's signing, and that it’s celebrating its diamond anniversary now is breathtaking timing, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.

  • How A General Counsel Should Think About AI: Part 2

    Bruce J. Heiman

    General counsels face the challenging task of understanding how companies can navigate the rules surrounding uses of artificial intelligence. To get smart on AI, general counsels must ask the right questions about areas such as human resources, intellectual property, liability and insurance, say Bruce Heiman and Elana Reman of K&L Gates LLP.

  • My Strangest Day In Court: When My Expert Had A Meltdown

    Esther Holm

    As I was going through one of the plaintiff’s claims — post-traumatic stress disorder — with my expert witness, the good doctor could not even recall the elements of the disorder! Then, suddenly, he pointed his finger at a young juror, remembers Esther Holm of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.

  • Talking 'Bull': Episode 14, It's Classified

    Roy Futterman

    In this weekly column, real-life New York City jury consultant and psychologist Roy Futterman parses fact from fiction in "Bull," the new TV series airing on CBS about a fictional NYC jury consultant/psychologist. Spoiler alert ...

  • How A General Counsel Should Think About AI: Part 1

    Bruce J. Heiman

    Though the Trump administration has yet to make an official statement regarding artificial intelligence, support for AI is consistent with its expressed desire to promote American business. As such, general counsel will inevitably have to navigate what big data and AI mean for compliance with current and future laws and regulations, say Bruce Heiman and Elana Reman of K&L Gates LLP.