The San Francisco office that formerly housed the headquarters of Sedgwick LLP will formally shut its doors this week, closing the curtain on the 85-year-old firm. Here, Law360 takes a look back at the firm's history and the events that led to its closing.
Male clients are less likely than female clients to select female lead partners from their law firms, according to the latest Star lawyer nominations from a multinational study by London research firm Acritas published Wednesday.
Recent law school graduates were more likely to spend time after graduation in career limbo and had a much bleaker opinion of the value of their degree than their older counterparts, according to a new report released on Tuesday.
Law firm managers say the first half of 2018 is looking just slightly rosier than the six months that preceded it, despite a marginal dip in confidence that the U.S. economy will improve, according to a new survey released Wednesday by Citi Private Bank.
Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., on Tuesday were set to have seats on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee following a shake-up after the resignation of Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and election of Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala.
The Renco Group sued its former attorneys from Kaye Scholer in New York state court Monday, blaming the counsel for an “inconsistent” jury verdict that cost the company and its billionaire owner Ira Rennert $214 million in damages over fraudulent transfers.
A California judge on Tuesday gave a Los Angeles developer another shot at his counterclaims that the state’s failure to fix a broken fence gave an arsonist the means to start a fire that caused $80 million of damage, including at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP’s former high-rise outpost.
While data provides the foundation for such advancements as artificial intelligence chatbots and autonomous vehicles, it also carries new and unintended legal implications, according to a report released Tuesday by Crowell & Moring LLP.
The Senate voted to approve President Donald Trump's first federal judge of the new year, confirming Frost Brown Todd LLC member William Campbell Jr. to an empty judge post in Tennessee on Tuesday, as well as advancing a nominee to fill a second vacancy in the state.
Law clerks who worked for Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski believed court rules barred them from speaking out about his alleged harassment — a misunderstanding that Seventh Circuit Chief Judge Diane Wood hopes she can prevent through a new committee on sexual harassment, she told Law360 in an interview Tuesday.
An Illinois federal judge on Monday ordered Chicago’s Cook County Circuit Court to provide access to newly e-filed civil complaints, granting the Courthouse News Service's bid for a preliminary injunction in its suit over delays in access to electronically filed documents.
Leading class action law firm Milberg LLP said Monday it has entered a new partnership with Sanders Phillips Grossman LLC, a plaintiffs firm focusing on mass tort and personal injury cases, to form Milberg Tadler Phillips Grossman LLP.
Former U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin and former New York Attorney General Robert Abrams will head a new Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP team specializing in external sexual harassment investigations for corporate clients wary of facing their own #MeToo moments, the firm announced on Monday.
The Senate voted Monday to advance one of President Donald Trump's picks for a vacant district court seat in Tennessee, the first of a weeklong set of votes to confirm new federal judges for the state as well as Texas and Georgia.
The number of pricing professionals at BigLaw firms has snowballed over the past decade as clients seek more alternative fee arrangements and demand increasing complexity and specificity from law firms with regard to their legal bills.
GE Ventures general counsel Jonas Svedlund recently spoke to Law360 about his outside counsel pet peeves, the one skill he wishes they taught in law school and the risks that come with investing in new business models and technology.
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.
On the latest episode of Law360's Pro Say podcast, the team discusses how to deal with jurors in a post-facts world, the DOJ's move to ramp up enforcement of federal marijuana laws, Paul Manafort's suit against the special counsel, and an insurance dispute derailed by a "frenzied" machete attack.
The U.S. Supreme Court reconvenes Monday for its fourth oral argument session this term, kicking off 2018 with state-against-state cases from its "original jurisdiction" docket and a pair of Fourth Amendment questions that have befuddled lower courts. Here’s what’s to expect.
King & Spalding LLP on Thursday asked a Manhattan federal judge to grant summary judgment in a dispute with a former attorney who has accused the firm of wrongful termination after he raised ethics concerns about two partners.
Experts shared advice on ways GCs can help law firms become more diverse in 2018, as well as reasons to hire out your legal ops and ways to stave off workplace harassment this year. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed this week.
The U.S. legal services sector finished 2017 with the addition of 600 new jobs, as the industry heads into the new year with approximately 2,000 more jobs than it had at this point in 2016, a report released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed.
Nearly a year after President Donald Trump's inauguration, the administration has tapped four private-sector lawyers for high profile U.S. attorney jobs in New York, New Jersey and California on an interim basis, ending months of jockeying and speculation and setting the stage for their formal nominations.
A former California lobbyist sued Wilke Fleury Hoffelt Gould & Birney LLP in Sacramento on Tuesday, alleging that the firm fired her for signing an open letter aimed at raising awareness of sexual harassment in the wake of the high-profile allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein.
Law360’s Firms of the Year rose above the competition with a combined 24 Practice Group of the Year awards after helping their clients win game-changing judgments and close record-breaking deals in 2017. Here’s a closer look at how they landed at the top.
Law360 congratulates the winners of its 2017 Practice Group of the Year awards, which honor the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year.
The elite slate of attorneys chosen as Law360’s 2017 MVPs have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.
For many female attorneys, the results revealed in the New York State Bar Association’s recently adopted report on female litigators in the courtroom were not encouraging but not terribly surprising. Each stakeholder in the litigation process — judges, law firms and corporate clients — should contribute toward increasing female voices in the courtroom, says Carrie Cohen of Morrison & Foerster LLP.
Every seasoned litigator has his or her fair share of courtroom stories. Check out the strange experiences that captured reader interest in this popular 2017 series.
This has been a year of critical mass for legal tech and a transformative year for the legal industry as a whole. We also witnessed increased collaboration between legal tech companies and more traditional players, says Nicole Moriniere of Lexoo.
The question I ask about new technology is how can it improve the quality of my practice — and my life? This year, the iPhone X, the Apple Watch Series 3 and a .LAW domain have proven to be great investments, for professional and personal reasons, says attorney Paul Kiesel of Kiesel Law LLP.
Bartlit Beck was a wonderful place to work for 18 years, and the lawyers there are not only excellent attorneys but also great people. That said, I can look analytically at the Bartlit Beck fee model and make some observations on its pros and cons, says J.B. Heaton, founder of investment analytics company Conjecture LLC.
We tell jurors how important they are to the successful implementation of our judicial system, but oftentimes we don’t treat them with the reverence they deserve. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant III of the Eastern District of Texas, Lisa Blue of Baron and Blue, and Robert Hirschhorn of Cathy E. Bennett & Associates advocate three improvements to give jurors an active role in our civil and criminal jury trials.
On Tuesday, the Senate confirmed L. Steven Grasz to a seat on the Eighth Circuit despite being rated unanimously "not qualified” by the American Bar Association — a rating that has been awarded just twice before. This sounds damning, and it is, but it’s worse when you understand how the ABA conducts its assessments, says Todd Cox, director of policy at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
It used to be that hiring a good law firm was the single most important thing a company could do when facing litigation. You could now make the case that an organization’s most powerful asset in prosecuting or defending a claim is its information, says Linda Sharp, associate general counsel of ZL Technologies and chair of the ACC Information Governance Committee.
In its new report on the effects of automation in the workplace, McKinsey Global Institute identifies lawyers as less susceptible to the sort of automation that could put one-third of American workers out of a career by 2030. This may seem reassuring, but it doesn't mean automation won't disrupt our bottom line, says Michael Moradzadeh of Rimon PC.
Litigation funding in Canada has dramatically shifted since its original introduction, notably with the expansion to commercial cases and the development of portfolio financing. This has provided access to justice for clients who may not have been approved for single-case financing, and also helps law firms and lawyers differentiate themselves from competitors, says Lincoln Caylor of Bennett Jones LLP.