Corporate counsel participate more frequently in company cybersecurity efforts and are increasingly challenged by the interplay of international privacy and security laws in cross-border e-discovery, according to a survey published Wednesday.
It can be hard for lawyers to get a foot in a startup's door, partly because the company may not yet have the resources to recruit counsel. Here's how you can adjust to accommodate entrepreneurs' needs and help them through three potential legal minefields.
The future of the legal sector is currently marked by uncertainty and volatility, with major changes on the horizon that will likely impact even elite law firms’ compensation systems and cultures, according to a report out Tuesday by Major Lindsey & Africa.
BigLaw and the federal bench turned out in force Friday to witness history's first attempt to transform U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff's West Coast end-run around the Second Circuit's Newman insider trading decision into the stuff of legend.
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.
The IRS takes final aim at corporate inversions, Dentons apologizes for a client mishap and the U.S. Department of Labor defends its fiduciary rule's right to disincentivize class waivers. Those stories top the corporate legal news you may have missed last week.
A Foley & Lardner LLP real estate attorney and one-time DLA Piper partner was found dead in a Chicago parking garage fire of unknown causes last week, according to the local media and the medical examiner’s office.
Goodwin Procter LLP on Thursday announced to its patient associates that they will be receiving bonuses for their work in 2016 along the same lines as those announced about two months ago by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, although on a more individualized basis.
Law360 is looking for avid readers of its publications to serve as members on its 2017 editorial advisory boards.
In an uncharacteristic move for a major law firm, Cozen O’Connor signed a PGA Tour golfer to a firm sponsorship deal, paving the way for what could be a new avenue for advertising as law firms look to differentiate themselves from the pack.
Around a dozen lawyers at Jones Day, the Trump campaign’s outside counsel, will assume top legal jobs in the business mogul’s incoming administration, the firm said on Friday, announcing a wave of appointments for plum positions in the White House, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Solicitor General’s office and elsewhere.
As BigLaw firms strive to adapt to an increasingly competitive market for legal services, the very makeup of their teams of lawyers has begun to shift. Here, leaders at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Paul Hastings LLP and McDermott Will & Emery LLP talk about a novel way they’re shaking up how they serve clients.
Dentons US LLP sent a letter of apology Thursday to CNN for requesting a story retraction on behalf of the Trump administration’s proposed health secretary, noting that the law firm also represents the media network.
Jones Day’s Donald McGahn is stepping into the role of White House counsel, a powerful but little-understood position that has a strong history of impacting the president’s authority.
The alignment of law firms with or against the new administration in legal battles to come could open rifts among attorneys and clients. But the publicity earned for taking on a potentially unpopular case could ultimately be worth any public fallout.
The incoming president’s plans to rein in the power of federal agencies will lead to uncertainty for lawyers and their clients as pending investigations and rulemaking are stopped in their tracks.
A new look at the potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees’ rulings reveals a ranking of judicial influence with some surprises at the top — and at the bottom.
Niro Law Ltd., the Chicago-based IP boutique founded by noted patent litigator Raymond Niro, is in the process of dissolving, while a small group of partners prepare to launch a new firm and break away from the model of representing nonpracticing entities that became synonymous with Niro Law.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has snagged the title of this week’s top legal lion for its work advising eye glass maker Essilor on a newly inked $49 billion merger with the owner of Ray-Ban while King & Wood Mallesons LLP found its way onto the legal lambs list after the law firm’s financial woes forced it to file for administration.
An “antiquated” and “protectionist” New York law that requires attorneys practicing in-state to maintain offices there prevents clients from hiring the attorneys of their choice and conflicts with the global, interstate nature of law practice today, according to an Association of Corporate Counsel brief submitted Wednesday to the U.S. Supreme Court.
A California federal judge drilled DLA Piper on its 2005 employee benefits plan that’s at the center of a former associate’s disability lawsuit, saying during a hearing Thursday on DLA’s motion to end the suit that the fact the plan didn't account for associate attorneys was "galactically stupid."
A Jones Day partner revealed somewhat furtively on Wednesday that he is leaving the firm, setting off rumors that the conservative legal star will be named to a top position in the U.S. Solicitor General’s office by the incoming Trump administration.
Law firm chief marketing officers point the finger at attorneys for impeding growth, according to a survey — but that blame may be misplaced.
The world of legal technology is quickly evolving as new products aimed at aiding lawyers are created and launched in rapid succession. Here, Law360 takes a look at seven of the biggest legal tech-related news developments in the new year.
While some courts have declined to apply the common-law doctrine of champerty to invalidate third-party litigation funding agreements, two recent rulings by appellate courts in New York and Pennsylvania have brought renewed attention to champerty principles, casting doubts on the legality of certain forms of third-party litigation funding, say John Beisner and Jordan Schwartz of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
Instead of trying to change the new workforce to follow a law firm's existing processes and procedures, perhaps it's time for firms to start changing their processes and procedures to better accommodate the mentality of this next generation of lawyers, says Christopher Imperiale, a law firm adviser with Berdon LLP.
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 ...
Every year, statistics reveal very little change in the number of women and minorities in the ranks of partnership. So how do law firms change this painfully slow rate of progress? It takes more than adding a diversity policy or a women’s leadership program to the current law firm business model, says Lucia Chiocchio, co-chair of Cuddy & Feder LLP's telecommunications and land use, zoning & development groups.
After a full year in effect, the amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) has been tested in a variety of district courts. A sampling of these decisions reveals that courts seem to be adhering closely to the amended rule and ordering adverse inference instructions only where there was intent to deprive another party of access to relevant information, say Carrie Amezcua and Samantha Southall of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC.
Many organizations are interested in finding electronic discovery partners who offer tantalizingly low prices for electronic discovery services. However, unforeseen gaps, lax security practices, ignorance of global practices and delayed deliverables can all add up to a surprisingly large final cost, says Michael Cousino of Epiq Systems.
Just before walking into court to begin jury selection, I learned from the case agent that a key witness had been found dead over the weekend. During the trial, it was not easy to keep the murdered witness out of my mind, especially with the defendant icily staring at me every time I got up to speak, recalls Tom Melsheimer of Fish & Richardson PC.
As critical as lawyers are to society, they are reported to be the most frequently depressed occupational group in the United States. In response to the inherently stressful nature of the practice of law, more and more lawyers are turning to an ancient contemplative practice called “mindfulness,” says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.
Blockchain is essentially a computerized public ledger that can apply to almost anything that a person might save into a database or spreadsheet. This versatile technology may enhance the legal industry by providing an improved record keeping system, setting up "smart contracts" and tracking intellectual property and land records, say R. Douglas Vaughn and Anna Outzen of Deutsch Kerrigan LLP.
Is there something you have always wanted to know from a law firm partner's perspective — but were afraid to ask? A new Law360 column may have the answer.