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.
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 plans for President Donald Trump’s attorney Marc Kasowitz to file a complaint with the Department of Justice over former FBI Director James Comey’s public release of details regarding his conversations with the president may be pushed back until next week, a spokesperson for the legal team confirmed on Tuesday.
Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara took to Twitter on Tuesday, poking fun at President Donald Trump's "covfefe" typo in the latest of a string of sharply critical comments the ex-prosecutor has hurled at the current administration and Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, in recent weeks.
The Law360 400 features the largest U.S.-based law firms and vereins with a U.S. component, as measured by domestic attorney headcount.
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.
My client — a corporate counsel for a multinational U.S. company — appeared to be an ideal witness, and I was convinced that what he was going to say would tilt the case in his favor. I wanted him on that witness stand. But on the fateful day, the three-judge panel had other ideas, recalls Stéphane Bonifassi of Bonifassi Avocats.
Although the end often comes quickly, law firms do not fail overnight. Randy Evans of Dentons and Elizabeth Whitney of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions review five mistakes that expedite law firm failures.
Many reputable tech lawyers are competent enough to handle the typical corporate work of a young startup, but when thorny issues inevitably arise, tech entrepreneurs deserve lawyers who can operate as true business partners, says Caine Moss of Goodwin Procter LLP.
In this column, real-life New York City jury consultant and psychologist Roy Futterman parses fact from fiction in "Bull," the new TV series airing on CBS about a fictional NYC jury consultant/psychologist. Spoiler alert ...
Each year more than 300,000 defendants are released on bail in California. But new legislation seeks to take this constitutional right away from defendants and replace it with an expensive and onerous pretrial release system. Shifting from privately funded bail to taxpayer-funded pretrial release programs will undoubtedly strain California’s already underfunded court system, says retired San Mateo Superior Court Judge Quentin Kopp.
For U.S. law firms, anti-money laundering compliance are a business necessity. As large financial institutions and other clients adopt their own AML policies, they expect law firms they work with to do the same. Kristine Safos of HBR Consulting offers guidance on AML and client due diligence best practices.
In voir dire, the attorney passes around a candle for potential jurors to smell and opine on. He also has gun owners raise their hands, as if everyone in New York is Travis Bickle. But these are not the only inaccuracies in this week's episode of the CBS show Bull, according to jury consultant and psychologist Roy Futterman.
With the latest amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure now behind us, federal court litigators should take stock of their “stock objections” and put them to rest. Several recent examples from federal courts make this abundantly clear, and state courts are sure to follow, say attorneys with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP.