Voluntary and regulatory efforts to improve diversity and be transparent about the gender and racial makeup of law firms in the U.S. and U.K. are acting as a "catalyst for improvement," according to a new report released by management consultancy Jomati Consultants LLP.
Goldman Sachs hired Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP to perform a "bogus investigation" designed to cover up sexual harassment claims against the bank's global head of litigation and then fired an in-house lawyer who sought to bring his purported misconduct to light, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in New York state court.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett will join the U.S. Supreme Court after a narrow Senate vote Monday. Law360 put her confirmation process in perspective.
Chicago personal injury law firms and Texas-based defense firms anted up big in this year's state supreme court races, bolstering Illinois Democrat and Texas Republican judicial candidates to the top of those securing law firm and lawyer contributions this election season, new data shows.
As banks and other financial institutions navigate regulations during the coronavirus pandemic, financial services law firm Murphy & McGonigle has hired a lawyer with financial expertise in Chicago to open the firm's first-ever office in the Windy City — the second office the firm opened this year.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett is set to join the U.S. Supreme Court after winning Senate confirmation in a deeply partisan vote Monday, cementing the high court's conservative majority with a sixth Republican appointee.
California's Supreme Court and State Bar will be launching a commission to study the future of the Golden State's bar exam, in particular looking at whether alternative or additional testing should be implemented, the high court announced Monday.
Personal injury law news outlet The Legal Advocate has sued the Steinfeld Law Firm in New York federal court for allegedly ripping off stories and posting them on its own news site, i Legal News, to drum up business for the firm.
Fisher Phillips is returning withheld pay to lawyers and staff impacted by the salary cuts it instituted early in the coronavirus pandemic as law firms braced for a potential drop in business.
The burden of paying off student loans is driving more than a third of young attorneys away from the jobs they really want, with minority students taking out significantly larger loan amounts, according to a survey released Monday by the American Bar Association.
Regardless of who wins the presidential election on Nov. 3, antitrust lawyers are expected to remain busy as the federal government makes more aggressive moves on enforcement, and many have already started adding to their benches to handle the anticipated increase in work ahead.
Soaring insurance premiums in recent months have prompted Linklaters LLP and an increasing number of law firms to consider an alternative to handing over money to commercial insurers: forming their own insurance companies.
During her in-house legal career, Kristy Meringolo has been drawn to certain companies because of their missions, such as Avon's attention to empowering women and Hain Celestial Group's focus on organic products. Here, she discusses how her team supports Hain's mission, as well as how she advocates for other women in the legal profession.
Hilton Worldwide's real estate investment trust Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. announced that it promoted its deputy general counsel to general counsel and chief legal officer.
First Circuit Judge Juan R. Torruella, a native of Puerto Rico who spent more than four decades on the federal bench, died Monday at age 87, the court said.
Senate Republicans are on track to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. Here are four questions about timing, the final tally, Democratic opposition and the immediate impact of a Justice Barrett.
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.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett's expected ascent to the U.S. Supreme Court would likely propel a conservative crusade against so-called Chevron deference to the brink of a triumph that would strengthen corporate America's hand in litigation with federal regulators.
Hogan Lovells said Friday that it laid off about 4% of its business services staff based in the U.S. and Mexico, making it the latest BigLaw firm to cut its head count after rolling back some austerity measures caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Google this week, accusing the tech giant of maintaining an illegal monopoly over internet search and online advertising.
A recent move by the U.S. Supreme Court has Democrats worried an expanded conservative bloc might embrace a sweeping legal argument that could upend decades of election law — and potentially decide this year's presidential contest.
A former assistant federal public defender who contends the judicial system failed her after she reported sexual harassment has urged a North Carolina federal court to determine that the federal government should be liable for violating her constitutional rights.
President Donald Trump's campaign has spent more money on legal fees this election season than any other presidential candidate ever, a Law360 analysis of Federal Election Commission data shows, in what has been a boom for the president's favored firms like Jones Day.
As calls increase for fewer prosecution deals and more jail terms following the release of leaked data from U.S. government files showing major U.S. and U.K. banks are global money launderers, some finance attorneys with in-house experience think prison might not be the best answer.
A judge preliminarily approved Alphabet's deal to spend $310 million on diversity and inclusion initiatives to settle derivative shareholder suits, and Michigan's governor signed a bill that grants employers immunity from lawsuits filed by workers who contract the coronavirus. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.
Lawyers should use their unique skill sets, knowledge and spheres of influence to fight burdensome ID requirements and other voter suppression tactics that may influence the 2020 elections, and to participate in potential post-election litigation, say CK Hoffler and Allyce Bailey at the National Bar Association.
Videoconferenced mediation offers several advantages and helps cases settle faster and more cordially, making it hard to imagine going back to logistically difficult in-person dispute resolution after COVID-19 restrictions are gone, says Sidney Kanazawa at ARC.
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha describes the core principles guiding his state’s criminal justice approach in a way that balances public safety and public health during the pandemic.
Law firm clients can play a role in lowering mental distress in the legal profession by seeking lawyer wellness data from firms and factoring those responses into outside counsel hiring decisions, says Jonathan Prokup at Cigna.
A Seventh Circuit judge's recent order granting leave for three organizations to file amicus curiae briefs in Prairie Rivers Network v. Dynegy Midwest Generation is a reminder that relevant, nonduplicative amicus briefs can provide courts with helpful perspective, important facts and legal arguments, says Lawrence Ebner at Capital Appellate Advocacy.
This week’s U.S. Supreme Court arguments in Carney v. Adams presented a strong challenge to Delaware’s bipartisan-judiciary requirement, but the tradition is critical to ensuring the state's courts remain free from partisan influence, says Rodney Smolla at the Widener University Delaware Law School.
The intense, straight-line windstorm that devastated Iowa in August brought out scammers and charlatans, but state Attorney General Tom Miller says that the COVID-19 crisis had prepared his office's Consumer Protection Division to take swift action on price-gouging and other problems in the wake of the disaster.
With law schools forgoing traditional grading due to the pandemic, hiring firms that have heavily weighted first-year grades during the on-campus interview process should turn to metrics that allow a more holistic view of a candidate, says Kate Reder Sheikh at Major Lindsey.
Mark Barringer's new book, "Collegiality and the Constitution," is an engaging, vibrant work of judicial history in Texas' Eastern District, and reveals an atmosphere of civility and respect among all those involved in the business of the court, says U.S. District Judge Robert W. Schroeder III.
Sarah McLean at Shearman & Sterling looks at how attorneys and law firms can partner with nonprofits to leverage their collective resources, sharpen their legal skills and beat the unique pandemic-induced challenges to providing free legal services to low-income individuals.
As rising bankruptcy filings strain timely processing of fee applications and courts appoint examiners to ease that burden, parties can follow a few guidelines to ensure fee examiners serve as an efficient ally for obtaining a fair and reasonable outcome, says Robert Fishman at Cozen O'Connor.
In this era of fully remote depositions, attorneys must carefully consider whether they want to deliver exhibits to opposing counsel in advance or on the day of the deposition, and think creatively about the technological resources available to them, say Helene Wasserman and Nathaniel Jenkins at Littler.
The struggle to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg raises the question whether U.S. Supreme Court justices and federal judges are able to separate their political beliefs and world views from their judicial opinions, with studies in political science and social psychology providing clear answers, says Drury Sherrod at Mattson and Sherrod.
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal explains how his office adapted its enforcement playbook to unexpected challenges in order to crack down on unconscionable pricing amid the pandemic.
Law firm leaders and marketers should consider several fundamental questions as they develop their corporate social responsibility programs amid the pandemic with reduced available time, money and personnel, including identifying a realistic charitable spending budget and seeking input from firm lawyers, clients and nonprofit partners, says Tina van der Ven at NewStar Media.