The law firms on Law360’s Global 20 ranking have a broad reach that spans the globe. With offices and attorneys standing ready to deftly handle complex challenges, these firms take on everything from high-stakes transactions to legal brawls that play out on multiple fronts.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the longest-serving active member of the U.S. Supreme Court, announced his retirement Wednesday after three decades on the high court. Here, Law360 analyzes his immense impact and what his departure means for the future of the court.
One firm was named the best law firm to work for after dominating Vault.com's quality of life rankings, the website said Wednesday, retaking the top spot after stepping down the podium to No. 3 last year.
A federal judge's recent decision that AT&T can complete its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner and Disney's raised bid for parts of 21st Century Fox might have in-house counsel wondering what they'd do if a merger happened at their companies. Here, Law360 looks at how GCs and other in-house attorneys can prepare.
President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated an attorney who serves in the New York Attorney General's Office and formerly worked for WilmerHale to a New York federal court judgeship.
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., called on the American Bar Association Thursday to tighten rules for how law schools report post-graduation employment and salary figures.
Howrey LLP was reportedly forced to shut down most of its operations by the end of the day Thursday after Citibank NA withdrew its financing for the dissolved Washington-based firm.
MasterCard Worldwide has tapped a Sidley Austin LLP partner as its new deputy general counsel to lead several legal teams at the company's Washington and Purchase, N.Y., offices, the financial services giant announced Thursday.
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on Wednesday decided to abolish a 400-year-old law giving expert witnesses immunity from negligence claims by disgruntled clients.
O'Melveny & Myers LLP confirmed Wednesday that associates would be awarded spring bonuses, reportedly up to $20,000, matching Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP's bonus scale from January.
In an effort to cut down on excessive litigation, the British government confirmed sweeping reforms of its legal payment rules Tuesday that will bar plaintiffs lawyers from raking in cash from losing defendants in "no win no fee" conditional fee agreements.
Proskauer Rose LLP confirmed Monday it would reward associates in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington with spring bonuses of up to $20,000, while Kirkland & Ellis LLP told associates to expect spring payouts by early April.
Latham & Watkins LLP and Ropes & Gray LLP are reportedly joining the pack of major law firms offering spring bonuses of up to $20,000 to its associates, matching the benchmark set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP in January.
Spansion Inc., a maker of flash memory chips, said Friday that it had hired Scot Griffin, who has previously held legal positions with rival chipmakers Tessera Inc. and Intel Corp., as a senior vice president and general counsel.
Open-ended retainer agreements — which give attorneys and clients the option of working together on repeat occasions — do not necessarily create a current attorney-client relationship, a California appeals court said Tuesday in a representation dispute involving the city of Newport Beach.
PepsiCo Inc. has snared International Paper Co.'s top corporate attorney, Maura Abeln Smith, to be its general counsel and executive vice president of government affairs, the beverage and snack food giant announced Friday.
Cargill Inc. said Thursday that Laura Witte would take over as its general counsel in June when Steve Euller retires after three decades with the agribusiness powerhouse.
As one of the first states with an elected judiciary to propose bold new recusal rules regarding legal contributors, New York is drawing cheers from court reform advocates who think the proposal could boost public confidence in the judiciary.
A federal judge in Maryland on Wednesday tossed the criminal indictment of a former GlaxoSmithKline PLC attorney, finding that prosecutors misled the grand jury that charged her with covering up off-label marketing of antidepressant Wellbutrin.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with the question of how courts should award attorneys' fees to civil rights defendants based on the dismissal of a frivolous claim when the plaintiff has asserted other interrelated, nonfrivolous claims.
The spring bonus frenzy Sullivan & Cromwell LLP incited this year reveals that the associate market is heating up after years of layoffs and salary cuts, putting pressure on BigLaw to once again fight to keep top associates, experts say.
Prosecutors misled the grand jury that indicted a former GlaxoSmithKline PLC attorney for allegedly lying to regulators about off-label marketing of antidepressant Wellbutrin, the defendant said in a motion unsealed Thursday.
After two years of decline related to the economy, lateral hiring at law firms jumped 38 percent in 2010, according to statistics released Monday by the Association for Legal Career Professionals.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed the nomination of Amy Berman Jackson, a Trout Cacheris PLLC partner, to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia following a long delay.