Sometimes viewed as an “invisible” disability, mental illness has long been forced under wraps because of the risk attorneys could face bias and stigma. Here’s how lawyers, law firms and other groups are starting to take on the status quo. This article is part of our special report on disability inclusion in the legal industry.
The dissolution of a five-year-old bar group marks the latest setback for disabled attorneys, who often find little support while navigating an inhospitable industry. This is the first article in a special report on disability inclusion in the legal industry.
The 168 attorneys selected as Law360's 2018 Rising Stars are lawyers whose accomplishments belie their age. From guiding eye-popping deals to handling bet-the-company litigation, these elite attorneys under 40 are leading the pack.
Attorneys are clocking more billable hours than ever before, and when children enter the picture, the demands on their time and finances can drive stress levels to new heights.
A promotion to partner or election to practice group chair means lots of well-deserved recognition within a firm and in the larger legal community. Law360 reveals the list of attorneys whose commitment to excellence earned them highly coveted spots in the law firm leadership ranks. Find out if your old legal friends — or rivals — moved up in the second quarter of the year.
Between 2013 and 2015, D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh appears to have shifted his views on a president's discretion to enforce certain laws, a change of heart that one prominent immigration attorney linked to former President Barack Obama's executive actions but that Judge Kavanaugh's supporters maintained has nothing to do with partisanship.
Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP urged a California appeals court Wednesday to find it doesn’t owe a legal recruiter $335,000 for connecting the firm with its now managing partner-elect, arguing a jury found the recruiter didn’t fulfill his deal with Manatt and there was no evidence that was the firm’s fault.
Lawyer-lender financing deals in which repayments by attorneys are pegged directly to legal fees violate the ethics ban on sharing fees with nonlawyers, according to a recent opinion from the New York City Bar Association.
Technical expertise, business savvy and the kind of composure that not even a congressional hearing can shake — these are some of the essential characteristics that Google and Facebook should keep in mind as they look to fill two of the highest profile general counsel positions on the planet. Here, Law360 looks at four key factors that industry-leading companies should consider when searching for their next top lawyers.
A former Holland & Knight LLP partner has been sworn in as the top attorney for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, bringing to the post years of experience in counterterrorism work, government procurement and regulatory compliance.
A nation-spanning proxy battle kicked into high gear this week surrounding D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, with advocacy groups both for and against him pouring millions of dollars into advertising and demonstrations aimed at swing-vote senators heading home for a break.
Bob Carlson, a shareholder with Montana law firm Corette Black Carlson & Mickelson PC, took over for Hilarie Bass as president of the American Bar Association on Tuesday, using the event as an opportunity to praise the organization's work amid mounting challenges.
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP can’t call experts in a legal malpractice trial brought by Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, after a New York judge found that none of the determinations a jury would have to make require specialized knowledge.
American Bar Association delegates on Tuesday approved a resolution calling on law firms and other legal employers to eschew requirements that people with claims of sexual harassment go to arbitration.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is refusing to give up her quest for more documents related to U.S. Supreme Court nominee and D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh's stint in President George W. Bush's White House, asking the National Archives to reconsider its position that only a committee chair can send such requests.
Big Four accounting firm EY has reached a deal to acquire Riverview Law, an alternative legal services business in which DLA Piper was once a major investor, the firm announced Tuesday, in a move it said would help it to expand its legal services and further establish it as a "leading disruptor" in the legal industry.
A former King & Spalding LLP associate accusing the firm of firing him for reporting ethics violations is less willing to settle the case than he's let on, his attorney said Monday while pressing a bid for a lien on the associate, who the attorney claims has stopped paying legal bills and refuses to cut a deal.
A new study released Tuesday says law firms are leading the way among private industries when it comes to implementing a form of email security that guards against a popular tactic used in phishing attacks to disguise the origin of a message.
A lawyer accusing the federal government of improperly charging people to access judges’ opinions in the Public Access to Court Electronic Records system urged a Florida federal judge Monday to reconsider his previous denial of class certification, arguing the government’s supposedly subjective definition of “opinion” shouldn’t preclude his suit.
The Ohio State University announced late Sunday night that it will convene a working group headed by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP attorney and former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White to investigate whether its star football coach, Urban Meyer, knew about alleged domestic violence by a trusted adviser.
The American Bar Association's House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a sweeping set of changes to the rules governing lawyer advertising and client solicitation in a voice vote Monday in Chicago.
As a young lawyer in the Office of the Independent Counsel, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh didn't hold back when marking up his colleagues' legal filings, documents released Monday indicate.
Amid falling revenue from membership dues, the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates voted Monday to alter the structure and cost of its membership in an effort to compel more people to join the association.
As a law firm associate, Brandy Treadway enjoyed working with the same clients repeatedly and learning about their businesses. She didn't actively search for in-house positions, but she realized the aspects within the legal profession that interested her could be beneficial if she made the transition, and in 2011 she began her career at JCPenney. Now as the department store chain's senior vice president and general counsel, she explains why brick-and-mortar stores aren't obsolete.
The 2018 Law360 Diversity Snapshot shows only incremental progress on racial and ethnic diversity in the attorney workforce. At every level of a typical law firm, minority attorney representation increased by less than a percentage point from last year’s survey.
Women have made up over 40 percent of law school students for more than three decades, and they now make up more than half. But our annual survey of the largest U.S. law firms shows that women continue to be underrepresented at all levels.
As the #MeToo movement sweeps the nation, the legal industry is starting to respond: Law firms are reviewing sexual harassment policies, fostering more internal discussion, and, in some cases, getting rid of arbitration agreements that have gained a reputation for perpetuating the problem.
As we saw with the outcry over Yale Law School's statement about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, too many in the liberal legal profession still cling to an old view of the rules and norms. Their reputations are now being weaponized on behalf of a judge who has questioned a president's accountability to legal constraints, says Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress.
Attorney Randy Maniloff recently sat down with former Sen. Christopher Dodd at his new office at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. The goal? To discover things we might not know about the author of some of the most important legislation of the last few decades.
People with certain personality traits tend to use certain words. A computer analysis of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s D.C. Circuit opinions reveals that he is highly extraverted, which means that he would be a prominent voice on the U.S. Supreme Court, says Matthew Hall, a professor at the University of Notre Dame.
An educated guess puts the number of new litigation funders launched in the past 18 months at 30 — an astonishing number, with more to come. Is this a blessing to our legal system or something more akin to tulip mania? Maybe both, says Ralph Sutton, founder and CEO of litigation funding firm Validity Finance LLC.
In March, the American Bar Association issued a manual to help legal employers and victims fight sexual harassment in the legal profession. While automatic disbarment for sexual misconduct with clients may have been considered too harsh a sanction almost a decade ago, it may be revisited in the current climate, say Bonnie Frost and Kristi Terranova of Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito & Frost PC.
As new communications platforms displace email, the legal industry is awkwardly grappling with complex e-discovery questions. Fortunately, this environment provides a very fertile ground of incentives for innovation in both e-discovery technology and service offerings, says Thomas Bonk of Epiq.
As the Senate considers Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, including his potential impact on legal protections for workers, it is useful to reflect on the court’s 5-4 anti-worker decisions of the last term — each of which broke with norms of judicial restraint, say Michael Scimone and Jahan Sagafi of Outten & Golden LLP.
Notwithstanding the latest salary war among prominent law firms, I urge my middle-aged and older colleagues to help the recent graduates we know focus on the long term. Even if the salary is the same, there is a big difference between an institutional firm and the relatively younger firms matching BigLaw, says J.B. Heaton, a University of Chicago business law fellow and former partner at Bartlit Beck.
Earlier this month, the California Supreme Court ruled in Hassell v. Bird that Yelp could not be ordered to remove negative reviews of a law firm that were found to be defamatory. While the decision is a victory for internet platforms and websites, the scope of immunity under the Communications Decency Act has not been fully drawn out, says Pooja Nair of TroyGould PC.
Law professor Nathalie Martin's new book, "Lawyering From the Inside Out: Learning Professional Development Through Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence," can be of value to any lawyer aiming to achieve greater productivity, relieve the stress of the legal profession and focus on goals, says U.S. District Chief Judge Denise Page Hood of the Eastern District of Michigan.