Justice Sonia Sotomayor discusses her views on writing dissents and the change she hopes they inspire in the law, in the second of two articles based on an exclusive interview with the 111th justice.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor discusses the one thing she hates seeing at oral arguments, why diversity matters on the federal bench, and her habit of embracing audience members at live talks, in the first of two articles based on an exclusive interview with the 111th justice.
A new program at midsize law firm Barclay Damon has allowed associates to help shape important management policies. Here, experts discuss the impact such programs can have on the recruitment and retention of top talent.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses the value of oral arguments, advice for advocates, and the one thing lawyers do that irks her, in the second of two articles based on an exclusive interview.
Chicago-area plaintiffs firm Anderson + Wanca sued one of its former associates in Illinois court, claiming the attorney took confidential client and firm documents with him when he left last year.
Seasoned attorneys looking to make a move in-house should consider that the skills they have spent years cultivating in law firms may not translate to success and can even hold them back in a company environment. Here, Law360 offers tips for succeeding in the new role.
Leading female intellectual property litigators speaking at a Silicon Valley conference on Wednesday shared hard-won tips on combating gender bias in the courtroom, including how to respond when a frustrated male opponent lashes out with a sexist comment.
Belligerent litigants may hurt themselves with profane attacks on opposing counsel, but this rarely translates into ethics liability for their lawyers, say experts, who see long-shot chances for sanctions sought by Fox Rothschild attorneys representing Hallmark against counsel for an allegedly foul-mouthed company president.
Vice President Mike Pence hired McGuireWoods LLP chairman and white collar criminal defense pro Richard Cullen to assist him in inquiries arising from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into purported Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to reports Thursday.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch received his formal investiture Thursday in a ceremony attended by President Donald Trump, Republican members of Congress and other prominent Washington conservatives, swearing an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution as the 101st associate justice in the high court's history.
New York Democratic Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo plans to nominate Justice Paul G. Feinman to serve on the Empire State’s highest court as an associate judge, the governor’s office announced on Thursday. If confirmed, he will be the first openly LGBT judge to the sit on the high court’s bench.
General counsel for public companies receive greater compensation for their work in comparison to counterparts at private corporations, especially in terms of incentives for staying in the position on a long-term basis, a study released Thursday found.
Hogan Lovells LLP reigned supreme as this week’s top legal lion, winning a Ninth Circuit decision blocking President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, while Chadbourne & Parke LLP ended up a legal lamb after the law firm lost its early bid for dismissal of a $100 million proposed gender bias suit brought by several female attorneys.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced two of President Donald Trump's nominees for district court judgeships and his choice to head the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, while members have continued to delay a Justice Department pick.
The low-supply, high-demand nature of corporate appellate work means that BigLaw associates rarely, if ever, get the chance to develop their skills arguing civil appeals in live court. But a growing number of young lawyers has found a creative and indeed altruistic solution to the problem: pro bono work.
Leading female intellectual property lawyers speaking at a Silicon Valley conference on Wednesday called on female attorneys to push harder to close a BigLaw gender pay gap that sees male partners earning 44 percent more on average, urging colleagues to seek leadership positions and demand higher pay.
A U.K.-based insurance and funding broker is bringing its litigation insurance services across the pond, where such policies covering contingency fees and attorneys’ costs in the event of a legal defeat are largely unfamiliar.
Chadbourne & Parke LLP on Wednesday lost its bid for a quick dismissal of a $100 million proposed gender bias suit brought by several female attorneys, with a New York federal judge saying that the title of “partner” isn’t enough to automatically deem that the women are shareholders in the firm not entitled to protection under anti-discrimination law.
Attorneys in corporate legal departments report a high degree of satisfaction when it comes to their working relationships with outside counsel, and yet nearly half of GCs plan to change out a firm next year, according to a Tuesday report.
All seven candidates nominated to fill an empty seat on the New York State Court of Appeals are highly qualified and highly recommended, according to a recent assessment by the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
Proskauer Rose LLP on Tuesday asked a Washington, D.C., federal court to toss a $50 million gender discrimination suit lodged by a female partner, arguing that she functions as an owner in the firm who isn’t covered by the employment statutes under which she sued.
President Donald Trump's picks for the federal courts in the Eleventh and Sixth circuits tried to distance themselves from their political writings Wednesday, telling a Senate panel their personal views won't affect their conduct on the bench.
Most in-house lawyers report they now are treated with the same respect as outside counsel, and many say they’re happier with the in-house life than they were working at a law firm, according to a report released Tuesday.
Sometimes, defense teams use hardball litigation tactics like not producing discovery documents in a timely manner or submitting overly broad requests for irrelevant information. However, the shear act of a delay is not going to change the outcome, says Courtney Statfeld Tippett of McKool Smith PC.
The Law360 400 features the largest U.S.-based law firms and vereins with a U.S. component, as measured by domestic attorney headcount.
Lawyers faced with clients who can’t or won’t listen to their advice must consider that the core of this risky decision may be a person's inability or refusal to relinquish a prime identity in times of uncertainty, say dispute resolution experts Robert Creo and Selina Shultz.
In the second installment of this two-part series on disruptive innovation among mid-size law firms, Jill Dessalines, founder of Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers and former senior vice president at McKesson Corp., explores a number of ideas for keeping clients and maintaining market position.
As I sat there listening, incredulous to learn that "Milkshake" was not only a real song but also a chart-topper, it reminded me of Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen’s work on disruptive innovation — and how it pertains to mid-size law firms, says Jill Dessalines, founder of Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers and former assistant general counsel of McKesson Corp.
Most of the jury consulting on this show has consisted of illegal and unethical behavior amid nonsensical trial practices, but at the end of the day, it has probably not done permanent damage to the U.S. legal system — so far, says jury consultant Roy Futterman as the debut season of the CBS show "Bull" comes to a close.
Every lawyer who’s handled a civil case in federal court knows about Rule 30(b)(6), governing deposition procedures. But for many real-world deposition dilemmas, the rule offers little guidance. Last year, an Advisory Committee on Civil Rules subcommittee began considering whether the rule should be amended. Now attorneys must advise the subcommittee how to proceed, says Frank Silvestri Jr. of Verrill Dana LLP.
Following United Airlines' disastrous response to its recent mishandling of a passenger, the change to note is simply this: While there was always pressure to mount a quick legal response and communicate it, the time frame for this has been reduced to nanoseconds, say Peter Shaplen and Traci Stuart of Blattel Communications.
Despite an increase in engagement with client feedback programs over the last 15 years, law firms — and their clients — have a way to go before realizing the maximum benefits such programs can deliver, says Elizabeth Duffy of Acritas US Inc.
In the penultimate episode of the CBS show "Bull," the team wrestles with a real issue in jury consulting and the legal professions in general: Should we work with an unsavory client? This is an interesting question that plays out in jury consulting firms on a regular basis, says jury consultant and psychologist Roy Futterman of Doar Inc.
Most law firms today aren't using common security and data protection measures that other industries employ to protect sensitive data. Options like continuous data replication and backups have various pros and cons, but most importantly, law practices must understand the need for a two-tiered approach to data protection, says Jeff Ton of Bluelock LLC.
Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the U.S. Supreme Court a little more than 30 days ago, on April 7, 2017. And while it is too early for him to have written any opinions, Gorsuch participated in the final 13 oral arguments of the 2016 term. Charles Webber of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP offers five takeaways from his first month on the job.