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Business of Law

  • December 14, 2018

    Walmart Compliance Chief Jay Jorgensen To Step Down

    Walmart Inc. told its employees Friday that former Sidley Austin LLP partner Jay Jorgensen, leader of the retailer’s global ethics and compliance program, is leaving the megachain to pursue other opportunities, according to an internal memo provided to Law360.

  • December 14, 2018

    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.

  • December 14, 2018

    SG Rips 'Routine' Nationwide Injunctions Of Trump Policies

    U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco on Thursday went after the “disturbing but accelerating trend” of trial courts striking down President Donald Trump's policies with nationwide injunctions while trying to preserve the military’s recent transgender ban in new filings to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • December 14, 2018

    Lincoln Financial Hires GC Away From Genworth

    Lincoln Financial Group has hired Genworth Financial veteran Leon Roday to serve as its general counsel, the financial advisory firm announced Friday.

  • December 14, 2018

    ABA Puts Atlanta's John Marshall Law School On Probation

    The American Bar Association has placed Atlanta's John Marshall Law School on probation, making it the latest school the ABA has flagged as out of compliance with standards for admissions and academic rigor.

  • December 14, 2018

    Law360's Pro Say: Clergy Abuse Victims Want Shot At Justice

    A bombshell grand jury report in Pennsylvania this summer that priests sexually abused a thousand children has kick-started an effort to extend the amount of time that victims can sue, but not everyone supports the change. This week reporter Dan Siegal joins the Pro Say podcast to explain the situation and how similar provisions have worked out in other states.  

  • December 14, 2018

    Law Schools See First Real Enrollment Gains Since 2010

    New numbers released Friday by the American Bar Association found that first-year law school enrollment has meaningfully increased for the first time in eight years, with the number of new law students rising almost 3 percent.

  • December 14, 2018

    The 6 Biggest Law Firm Mergers Of 2018

    The legal sector was rocked by announcements of six massive law firm mergers in 2018, adding to a string of behemoth combinations over the past decade that many believe are leading to the consolidation of the industry into a handful of giants.

  • December 14, 2018

    Judge Fed Up With 'Whiny' Letters In Least Favorite Case

    A long-running patent case over teeth-straightening technology has become the “oldest and least favorite” case of one Texas federal judge, who warned lawyers for two dental companies to stop writing her “whiny” letters.

  • December 14, 2018

    GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

    In-house counsel named six law firms as superior at providing value for their dollar, a report showed this year has been the legal industry's best for growth in almost 10 years, and Google's CEO testified before the House Judiciary Committee amid tracking and bias concerns. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​

  • December 13, 2018

    Graham Says Go Straight To Barr Exam, Skip Whitaker

    The Senate Judiciary Committee's incoming chairman said this week he might not call acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker for an oversight hearing, to mixed reactions from Democrats already preparing to question Trump's permanent choice for the post.

  • December 13, 2018

    Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs

    Young Conaway and Arnold & Porter earned a spot among the legal lions this week with a $35 million verdict for Boston Scientific in a patent infringement suit, while Morris Nichols and Cravath landed among the legal lambs after a state court ruling killed the $4.3 billion acquisition of their generic-drug developer client.

  • December 13, 2018

    Gorsuch, Kavanaugh Show Early Differences On High Court

    They've only been colleagues for a few months, but President Donald Trump's two appointees to the U.S. Supreme Court may be showing early signs of differences in their judicial approaches.

  • December 13, 2018

    Large Firms More Mobile, Offer More Tech Aid, Report Says

    Attorneys at larger law firms are more likely to use remote access, enjoy the benefit of a large information technology team and get more use out of portable computers, the American Bar Association’s most recent survey of practice management technology revealed Wednesday.

  • December 13, 2018

    Legal Tech Download: Law Firms' New Tools, Tech Tie-Ups

    The world of legal technology is evolving quickly, with new products coming to market in rapid succession. Here, Law360 takes a look at six recent developments.

  • December 12, 2018

    NY Judge Resigns After Allegations Of Homophobic Remarks

    An upstate New York judge has resigned following an ethics complaint that claimed he made homophobic remarks to a local attorney, allegedly using "gay" as a derogatory term when referring to a film festival and suggesting that the attorney and film star Viggo Mortensen should "get a hotel room."

  • December 12, 2018

    The 6 Law Firms Clients Say Provide The Most Value

    Six law firms have been recognized by in-house counsel as the best of the best at providing value for their dollar in a new report released Wednesday.

  • December 12, 2018

    Texas Law School Walks Back Student's Exam Ban

    The University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law on Wednesday agreed to let a first-year student back on campus to take his final exams despite a suspension over alleged threats he made, after the student filed suit in Texas state court.

  • December 12, 2018

    Ex-Judges Urge ICE Not To Detain Immigrants In Courthouses

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement should refrain from making arrests or conducting other enforcement activities at the nation’s courthouses, 68 former state and federal judges argued Wednesday in a letter to the federal agency.

  • December 12, 2018

    In-House Attys Name Best Firms For Client Service

    Corporate clients have named the 30 law firms they think provide the best client service in the industry, and three law firms are on that list for the 18th year in a row, according to a report released Wednesday.

Expert Analysis

  • Guest Feature

    The Subtle Art Of Fred Fielding

    Fred Fielding

    He was White House counsel to two presidents. When Reagan was shot, he explained the chain of command to a four-star general. And until a few years ago, many people still thought he was Deep Throat during the Watergate scandal. Fred Fielding of Morgan Lewis & Bockius may be the quintessential Washington insider. White and Williams attorney Randy Maniloff learned more.

  • 10 Tips For Law Firms To Drive Revenue Via Sports Tickets

    Matthew Prinn

    Many law firms have tickets or luxury suites at sporting events to host clients and prospects. Matthew Prinn of RFP Advisory Group and Matt Ansis of TicketManager discuss some of the ways that firms can use those tickets effectively.

  • Inside Key ABA Guidance On Attorneys' Cybersecurity Duties

    Joshua Bevitz

    A recent opinion from the American Bar Association provides useful guidance on attorneys’ obligations to guard against cyberattacks, protect electronic client information and respond if an attack occurs, says Joshua Bevitz of Newmeyer & Dillion LLP.

  • Opening Comments: A Key Strategic Decision In Mediation

    Jann Johnson

    Opening comments by parties in mediation that are made with the proper content and tone can diffuse pent-up emotion and pave the way for a successful resolution. But an opening presentation can do more harm than good if delivered the wrong way, say Jann Johnson and William Haddad of ADR Systems LLC.

  • Insights From 2017-2018 High Court Term And What's Ahead

    Chad Eggspuehler

    Many expect the U.S. Supreme Court's new conservative majority to track rightward, while others wonder if any justices might assert a moderating influence as the new “swing vote.” The court’s recent decisions and upcoming docket provide the best clues about its trajectory, says Chad Eggspuehler of Tucker Ellis LLP.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Ginsburg Reviews 'The Curse Of Bigness'

    Judge Douglas Ginsburg

    When reading Tim Wu’s new book, "The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age," lawyers, economists and historians will find its broad brush maddening, and the generalist reader will simply be misled, says D.C. Circuit Judge Douglas Ginsburg.

  • Practitioner's Guide To Stratified Random Sampling: Part 2

    Brian Kriegler

    In the final part of this article, Brian Kriegler of Econ One Research Inc. uses a hypothetical wage-and-hour example involving on-duty meal period agreements to simplify the application of stratified random sampling for correct use in a legal setting.

  • Practitioner's Guide To Stratified Random Sampling: Part 1

    Brian Kriegler

    Brian Kriegler of Econ One Research Inc. explains when it might be advantageous to select a random sample that has been divided into multiple subpopulations, such as when evaluating the rate at which a large medical provider submitted ineligible Medicare reimbursements over 10 years.

  • Jurors Should Ask More Questions During Trials

    Matthew Wright

    Permitting jurors to submit written questions, or even to pose questions orally to witnesses on the stand, advances several important goals and promotes both fairness and efficiency, says Matthew Wright of McCarter & English LLP.

  • Calif. Ruling Dings Engagement Letter Arbitration Clauses

    Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer

    The California Supreme Court's recent decision in Sheppard Mullin v. J-M Manufacturing has cast doubt on arbitration clauses in attorney engagement agreements, jeopardizing the efficient resolution of malpractice claims and fee disputes, say Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer and Mark Drooks of Bird Marella Boxer Wolpert Nessim Drooks Lincenberg & Rhow PC.