Neal Katyal tied a record set by the late Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall on Tuesday for the most Supreme Court arguments by a minority attorney, but the Hogan Lovells partner told Law360 in an interview that Marshall’s 50-year hold on the achievement is a “tragic” sign of the need for diversity among the Supreme Court bar.
As the role of corporate general counsel expands to include more executive leadership duties, directors and executives of major companies desire attorneys with a more business-minded approach that complements their legal expertise to fill the position, a new study released Tuesday found.
With bonuses climbing into six figures for some associates, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP honored the contributions of its administrative staff with one-time bonuses of their own, according to internal memos disclosed Friday.
President Donald Trump will get to name another justice to the U.S. Supreme Court as early as this summer if Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley’s crystal ball is accurate, and observers say this go-around may mean no compromises for Republicans because of the recent nuclear option rule change in the Senate.
Some law firms posted huge revenue increases in 2016 when compared to their peers, eclipsing the average uptick of 4.3 percent, while others’ incomes dropped precipitously. Here, see which law firms’ revenue moved the most in this year’s Am Law 100.
Two former executives at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP had no intent to defraud the doomed firm's banks and lenders, but were merely working as hard as they could to save a sinking ship, a jury heard on Thursday as the defense finished its role in the retrial.
Chicago police have arrested and charged a second man in the killing of Judge Raymond Myles, saying in a news conference Thursday the shooting highlights the need for tougher gun restrictions in the city.
A Perkins Coie LLP team won a decision in a sovereign immunity case at the U.S. Supreme Court expected to recast the legal liabilities shouldered by tribal employees, leading this week’s legal lions. Our lambs are led by a New York federal judge who talked himself off an employment case against JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Economic and cultural changes over the past decade have created a “profound shift” in the way that some Millennial jurors view trial evidence compared with their older peers, but it’s important not to judge a book by its cover, a panel of litigation experts sitting in Chicago said Thursday.
A Fulton County, Georgia, grand jury has upgraded an involuntary manslaughter charge pending against a former Fisher Phillips employment partner to a charge of malice murder for shooting his wife to death, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced Thursday.
U.S. Supreme Court watchdog Fix the Court wants to re-adopt a practice of justices providing explanations for recusals in certain cases, saying this method, last used more than 100 years ago, would make it less likely for a conflict to be missed.
Despite a whirlwind start, President Donald Trump hasn't let his official responsibilities keep him out of the courts, where the commander-in-chief is butting heads with Washington businesses, a former “The Apprentice” contestant and more as he approaches his first 100 days mark.
The New York City Bar Association on Tuesday told the Second Circuit that it supported Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP in its bid to block the disclosure of Royal Dutch Shell PLC documents for a planned environmental and human rights suit abroad, saying that handing them over could hurt attorney-client relationships.
As a plaintiffs lawyer, you have to be tenacious and capable of adapting quickly. Not every hearing will go your way and not every witness will provide favorable testimony, says Matthew Leto, partner at Hall Lamb Hall & Leto PA.
An attorney for the former executive director of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP on Tuesday made her final remarks to the jury in the retrial over a purported scheme to fraudulently prop up the now defunct law firm, telling a Manhattan jury no witness testimony or evidence implicates Stephen DiCarmine in a crime.
Corporate counsel facing complex and rapidly evolving cybersecurity issues are consistently calling on seven law firms as their go-to's due to their unique ability to help businesses understand a web of legal risks and develop tailored plans to curb their exposure.
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.
The man charged with setting one of the largest structure fires in Los Angeles history, torching an apartment complex and damaging the nearby offices of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, pled guilty Monday to arson and was sentenced to 15 years in state prison, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Defense attorneys for two former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP executives told a New York judge on Monday that they will not present full-blown defense cases, meaning a jury will likely start weighing the financial-crisis-era fraud case next week.
The American Bar Association asked Congress to reject proposals in the latest tax overhaul that would force law firms and others to use an accrual accounting method instead of the standard, simple cash approach, saying this change could cause a “substantial financial hardship” for many.
The former top attorney for President Barack Obama’s administration is heading back to Kirkland & Ellis where he will serve as a partner in its government, regulatory and internal investigations practice group, the firm announced Monday.
In the first three months of the new year, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP held on to its top spot among BigLaw lobbying firms, with $9.13 million, followed by Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP and Squire Patton Boggs LLP, according to numbers disclosed by the firms Monday and Friday.
In a move to bolster its legal capacities in Asia, Linklaters LLP confirmed Monday that it has linked up with a firm in the People’s Republic of China to incorporate PRC law capabilities within its own international focus in the hope of establishing an operation in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
For plaintiffs attorneys, sticking to offense rather than going on defense in response to something the other side puts up is not always easy, says Beth Graham, director of Grant & Eisenhofer's complex pharmaceutical and medical device litigation practice.
In its first 100 days, the Trump administration has had mixed results and may be behind where it wants to be. The biggest threat to President Donald Trump’s domestic policy agenda beyond the first 100 days is the difficulty of reconciling the Freedom Caucus Republicans, moderate Republicans and Democrats, say Jim Flood and Cari Stinebower of Crowell & Moring LLP.
Out of 94 district courts, the Eastern District of Virginia has been the fastest civil trial docket in the country for nine straight years. Without micromanaging the process, the EDVA's judges, magistrate judges, and clerks and staff continue to perform at a stunningly efficient level, says Bob Tata of Hunton & Williams LLP.
Allowing attorneys to telecommute may seem like a great fix for law firms. But without significant changes to the firm's culture, telecommuting is just a patch applied to the problem of attrition, says Michael Moradzadeh, founding partner of Rimon PC.
Effective visuals require effective design. In her new book, "Images with Impact: Design and Use of Winning Trial Visuals," published by the American Bar Association, trial lawyer and Jones Day partner Kerri Ruttenberg discusses how to design and use visuals to help viewers understand, believe and remember the messages being conveyed.
General counsel at four law firms share the biggest issues they face in an increasingly complex legal environment.
A 1979 study of attorney-client interactions revealed startling information: Despite years of education and training to hone their legal expertise, attorneys were not acting as independent counselors but rather allowing their clients to control them. Our experience is that this trend has accelerated, say dispute resolution experts Robert Creo and Selina Shultz.
Theoretically, both better data and its better use should be able to improve results in litigation, and thus help litigation financiers allocate more capital to meritorious matters. However, while big data and artificial intelligence are intriguing additions to the litigation toolkit, they are far from turning litigation finance on its head, says Christopher Bogart, CEO of Burford Capital LLC.
It's no longer enough for law firms simply to provide expert legal advice — we are expected to mirror clients' legal, ethics and social commitments and promises. For law firm GCs, the resulting job demands seem to grow exponentially, says Peter Engstrom, general counsel of Baker McKenzie.
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 ...
Increasingly, we see companies in all industries seeking to perform various levels of due diligence on our information security defenses. We received three times as many diligence requests from clients and prospective clients in 2016 as we did in 2015. Some clients even conduct their own penetration tests, says Thomas White, general counsel of WilmerHale.