Law students in Georgia may soon be able to rack up more courtroom experience with the state high court this week deciding to let those attorney hopefuls participate in supervised oral arguments, with approval of the court.
Retired U.S. District Judge James Robertson, who ruled on several landmark cases, including one concerning military trials at Guantanamo Bay and another on transgender rights, died Saturday at age 81, the D.C. Bar has announced.
A Virginia federal judge on Wednesday raised the specter of sanctions for Jones Day after the firm accidentally publicized details about grand jury proceedings in a criminal opioid case with multibillion-dollar stakes.
Arent Fox managing partner Cristina Carvalho is one of just a handful of women leading top U.S. law firms and may be the only Latina at the helm of one of the nation’s 200 largest firms. Here, she discusses her goals for Arent Fox for the next five years and her thoughts on how to improve diversity in the legal profession.
Jones Day inadvertently disclosed details about grand jury proceedings by failing to properly redact a court filing this week that accused the U.S. Department of Justice of serious misconduct in a criminal opioid case against Indivior PLC.
The former FBI chief of staff who recently returned to King & Spalding in Washington, D.C., as a partner told Law360 that his latest government stint showed him just how deeply national security issues are affecting every aspect of global commerce.
Second Circuit nominee Steven J. Menashi can expect Democratic interrogation about his controversial writings, including a 2010 article praising "ethnonationalism" in democracies, at his confirmation hearing Wednesday morning.
A former chief judge of the Northern District of Illinois and 25-year veteran of the federal bench is stepping down at the end of the month and will join Akerman LLP as a litigation partner and head of its moot-court program, the firm confirmed Tuesday.
The U.S. Department of Justice can move forward with claims that a staffing company discriminated against foreign and dual citizens while helping Clifford Chance LLP staff up a project in 2017, according to a decision made public Tuesday.
President Donald Trump is looking to fill district court vacancies ahead of the 2020 elections, many of them in politically unfriendly districts. In this data-driven analysis, Law360 shows you where he’s gaining ground — and what obstacles lie ahead.
Progressives are culling judicial hopefuls for the federal bench in case a Democrat wins the White House in 2020. What are they looking for in a candidate? An unusual resume. Here, Law360 looks at the liberal side of the battle for the judiciary.
A Florida federal court has thrown out several decisions made by a bankruptcy judge accused of favoring a firm that hired his fiance during a case, saying the uncomfortable episode fits all too well with the "long history of concerns of favoritism in the bankruptcy bar."
Attorneys practicing in North Carolina can now opt not to appear in court for 12 weeks after they become new parents, the state's judicial branch announced Tuesday.
When Harlem high school student Kimberly Allotey first stepped into the New York City office of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC this summer as an intern, she was surprised by how friendly and approachable the atmosphere was there.
A female lawyer who claims Morrison & Foerster LLP sabotaged her efforts to find work after she accused the firm of putting pregnant women on a "mommy track" says MoFo's "wildly overbroad" subpoena for employment records from her new firm is a fishing expedition.
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP is encouraging its incoming and third-year associates to learn the business skills they will need to become successful attorneys by setting them up with a training program by Columbia Business School, the firm said Monday.
The country must cut through a period of sharp political divide and stop vetting U.S. Supreme Court candidates by trying to predict how they'll vote on hot-button cases, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said while receiving an award in Chicago on Monday.
Two attorneys have urged the Ninth Circuit to reverse a lower court's tossing of their claims that a requirement that they belong to the Oregon State Bar so they can practice law in the state violates their First and 14th Amendment rights.
The U.S. legal industry experienced some improvements during the first half of 2019, even as the wider economy was battered by market volatility, predictions of an economic downturn, trade disputes and other geopolitical headwinds, according to a report out Monday by Wells Fargo.
The 43 judges President Donald Trump has put on the nation’s circuit courts are young, conservative and ready to make their mark. Here, Law360 examines how this freshman class of lifetime appointees is already changing American law.
A majority of law firm staff members are not only stressed out in their roles, but they also feel undervalued by attorneys, according to a new report by a legal marketing consulting firm in Canada.
Massachusetts' top court considered when it might be appropriate for a judge to excuse a blind juror as it heard an argument Monday that an assault conviction should be tossed because a blind juror could not have properly evaluated photographic evidence.
A former Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP bankruptcy partner who says his career was cut short by a psychiatric breakdown has asked a New York federal judge for a win in his disability benefits suit against MetLife, arguing the insurer's denial of his claim was in "stark contrast" to the evidence.
As part of his general counsel role at self-driving car company Cruise, Matt Gipple views educating the public about automated vehicles as one of his top priorities. Here, he explains what drew him to the industry, the challenges it faces and where he sees it going in the next few years.
It’s no secret that President Donald Trump is in the midst of an ambitious campaign to reshape the federal judiciary, but how are his appointments shaping the law? This month’s In-Depth special report offers a deeper look.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attorneys at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Perkins Coie LLP and the Healthcare Association of New York State reflect on lessons they learned the hard way when transitioning to in-house counsel positions.
The virtual law team was created as a necessary response to mass tort litigation — however, with advances in technology and ever-increasing specialization of the legal practice, the model should be considered in multiplaintiff litigation of any size, say attorneys at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
BigLaw firms tended to be inflexible, with methods that were inconsistent with how I wanted to practice law. There were many time-wasting aspects of the practice, says Lara O’Donnell Grillo of Mark Migdal & Hayden.
Predicting how the cybersecurity landscape will develop is critical for any organization wanting to mitigate the risk of the inevitable future attack. Michael Hall of HighQ Solutions Ltd. discusses five threats to look out for in the next 12 months.
Joshua Peck, incoming marketing director of Hill Wallack LLP, traces the evolution of the chief marketing officer position at law firms and shares insights from three legal marketing pioneers.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Katie DeBord, chief innovation officer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.