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Business of Law

  • October 9, 2018

    Chicago Courts Join Judiciary's Sex Harassment Reckoning

    After disciplining a judge for allegedly sexually harassing a prosecutor, Chicago's court system this month is set to hold its first-ever training on sexual harassment for all of its nearly 400 judges, part of a growing trend in state courts as they grapple with #MeToo.

  • October 9, 2018

    Dorsey & Whitney Names New Managing Partner

    Minneapolis-based Dorsey & Whitney LLP on Tuesday named Bill Stoeri, a trial lawyer who has worked at the law firm for more than 30 years, as its new managing partner starting next year.

  • October 9, 2018

    Justice Kavanaugh Not Shy At 1st Supreme Court Arguments

    Justice Brett Kavanaugh got off to a quick start at the U.S. Supreme Court following a rocky confirmation battle over sexual misconduct claims that divided the nation, asking numerous questions Tuesday at his first pair of oral arguments just days after he was sworn in as President Donald Trump’s second appointee to the high court.

  • October 9, 2018

    Adidas Taps Bayer US Legal Head For New General Counsel

    The former head of legal for Bayer U.S. has been appointed general counsel of Adidas AG, the Germany-based sportswear manufacturer said Tuesday.

  • October 9, 2018

    Harvard, NYU Law Reviews Biased Against White Men: Suit

    The law reviews at Harvard Law School and the New York University School of Law discriminate against white men when selecting their members and which articles they will publish, according to a pair of suits filed in Massachusetts and New York federal courts.

  • October 9, 2018

    15 Minutes With Barilla's Americas General Counsel

    General counsel of the Americas for Barilla Group, Talita Erickson, recently spoke to Law360 about what she looks for in outside counsel, what she thinks about the billable hour, and the recent regulations that have had the most impact on her business.

  • October 6, 2018

    A Look Back At Kavanaugh's Confirmation Battle

    D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday, following a bitter, three-month nomination fight. Here, Law360 takes a look his road to confirmation.

  • October 6, 2018

    Kavanaugh Confirmed To Supreme Court By Tight Senate Vote

    The Senate confirmed D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court by a two-vote margin Saturday, following a bruising nomination battle for President Donald Trump’s controversial choice to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy.

  • October 5, 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.

  • October 5, 2018

    Kavanaugh's Bruising Battle May Prove Costly To High Court

    When Judge Brett Kavanaugh angrily told senators that sexual assault allegations against him were a “political hit” by Democrats sore about the 2016 election and seeking “revenge on behalf of the Clintons,” he waded into the murky waters of politics unlike any U.S. Supreme Court nominee in modern history, experts say.

  • October 5, 2018

    Disbarred Atty Charged With Murder In Officer’s Shooting

    Authorities on Friday formally charged a disbarred South Carolina lawyer with killing a police officer and wounding six other law officers during a shooting two days earlier, Richland County officials said.

  • October 5, 2018

    ABA Rethinking Kavanaugh's Rating After Senate Hearing

    The American Bar Association on Friday sent a letter to the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee saying it has reopened its evaluation of the fitness of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court in light of his temperament during a hearing last week.

  • October 5, 2018

    Calif. Malpractice Coverage Mandate Would Be No Easy Leap

    A study underway in California about whether to make lawyer malpractice insurance compulsory across the nation's largest attorney population has some Golden State experts scratching their heads over whether such a plan is feasible — or even needed.

  • October 5, 2018

    Law360's Pro Say: What To Watch In The New High Court Term

    The U.S. Supreme Court's fall term has officially kicked off and former acting U.S. Solicitor General and the current head of Jenner & Block LLP's appellate practice Ian Gershengorn joins Law360's Pro Say podcast to break it all down.

  • October 5, 2018

    GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

    A recently settled nonpayment suit between a legal recruiter and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP drew attention to the importance for in-house law firm counsel of delineating between administrative and legal functions, and the Big Four accounting firms staked a top position in a survey as the most well-known alternative legal service brands. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​

  • October 5, 2018

    Legal Sector Turns Corner, Adds 1,400 Jobs In September

    After two continuous months of job loss, the legal sector turned a corner and saw modest gains on the employment front, adding 1,400 jobs in September, according to a report released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • October 5, 2018

    Senate Vote Likely Secures Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Bid

    D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation may have been secured Friday after he won majority support in a bitterly divided Senate from previously undecided senators.

  • October 4, 2018

    Justice Stevens Says Kavanaugh Unfit For High Court

    Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens reportedly said Thursday that D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh does not belong on the high court following his emotional Senate Judiciary Committee testimony last week.

  • October 4, 2018

    Del. Chief Justice Strine Warns Of Growing Investor Unrest

    Delaware Chief Justice Leo E. Strine Jr. said Thursday that uneven post-recovery gains and the separation of individual stockholders from key decisions about the use and voting of their securities threatens to fuel broader discontent with the nation's economic system and corporate structures.

  • October 4, 2018

    Sedgwick’s Ch. 11 Filing 'A Success Story,' Judge Told

    A California bankruptcy judge on Thursday noted the “astonishing amount” of work Sedgwick LLP did prior to its Chapter 11 filing, after an attorney for the now-defunct firm touted it as a bankruptcy “success story” — all its employees have been paid and found new jobs since the firm shuttered in January. 

Expert Analysis

  • Employment Litigation And Jury Opinions In A #MeToo World

    Ellen Brickman

    Jurors’ beliefs about social inequality, intergroup differences and disparate treatment are likely to play a role in their evaluations of discrimination and harassment claims, especially in the current political climate. To understand that role better, we undertook a survey of registered voters in New York and Los Angeles, say Ellen Brickman and Chad Lackey of DOAR Inc.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: A Superhero Supreme

    Burden Walker

    As a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, my job was to mirror my boss’ views and values in everything I did. Years later, I find that I am still striving to live up to the values Justice Ginsburg instilled in me, as both a lawyer and a spouse, says Burden Walker, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 4 RBG Lessons On Having It All

    Rachel Wainer Apter

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everything she is cracked up to be​ — f​eminist icon​, brilliant jurist​, fierce dissenter. She is also an incredible boss, mentor and friend.​ ​Her advice has shaped how I have tried to balance building a career and ​raising children, says Rachel Wainer Apter, counsel to the New Jersey attorney general.

  • Tackling Digital Class Notice With Rule 23 Changes

    Brandon Schwartz

    Proposed modifications to Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, scheduled to take effect at the end of this year, will officially recognize the use of electronic notice in class action administrations. Brandon Schwartz and Maggie Ivey of Garden City Group LLC provide guidance on navigating a daunting digital landscape.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: How To Play The Long Game

    Arun Subramanian

    One of us was a clerk when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her Ledbetter dissent from the bench, inviting Congress to act, and the other clerked a few years later, when RBG's prominently displayed copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act served as a daily reminder that dissents are not just for show, say Arun Subramanian and Mark Musico of Susman Godfrey LLP.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: In Pursuit Of Precision

    Trevor Morrison

    As clerks for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we learned early on that, when preparing a memorandum or draft opinion, it was essential to present any opposing argument in its strongest possible light. There is a lesson here for today's public debates, says Trevor Morrison, dean of NYU Law School.

  • Opinion

    Judges Shouldn't Force Attorneys On Absent Class Members

    J.B. Heaton

    U.S. District Judge Manish Shah of the Northern District of Illinois recently said he will consider lead firms’ willingness to put young and diverse attorneys in positions to take substantive roles in the multidistrict litigation he is overseeing. This is an improper use of judicial power, says J.B. Heaton, a University of Chicago business law fellow and former partner at Bartlit Beck.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: My RBG Guide To Judging

    Goodwin Liu

    I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the days of RBG bobbleheads and “You Can’t Spell Truth Without Ruth” T-shirts. I had no idea I would become a judge, and I feel lucky every day that I had the chance to learn from her, says California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 4 Things I Learned

    Judge John Owens

    A lot has changed since I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 20 years ago. At that time, I had hair and no wife. I also thought I knew everything — but working for the justice made me realize very quickly that I actually knew very little, says Ninth Circuit Judge John Owens.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: The Equality Lessons

    Margo Schlanger

    In 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and I began my two-year clerkship with her. In her first opinion as a justice, and in dozens since, Justice Ginsburg reminded us how the law needs to operate if equality is to be a reality, says Margo Schlanger, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School.