The dissolution of a five-year-old bar group marks the latest setback for disabled attorneys, who often find little support while navigating an inhospitable industry. This is the first article in a special report on disability inclusion in the legal industry.
The 168 attorneys selected as Law360's 2018 Rising Stars are lawyers whose accomplishments belie their age. From guiding eye-popping deals to handling bet-the-company litigation, these elite attorneys under 40 are leading the pack.
Attorneys are clocking more billable hours than ever before, and when children enter the picture, the demands on their time and finances can drive stress levels to new heights.
Six-figure student debt is fast becoming the norm for newly minted attorneys, a reality that's taking a toll on everything from job hunting to psychological well-being.
California lawmakers on Wednesday passed a $150 million reduction in the state judicial branch's budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, a move the state's top judge said would be “devastating and crippling" for the court system.
Ambac Financial Group Inc. on Monday announced that it had tapped a new general counsel and CEO following the resignations of the bankrupt New York-based bond insurer's top lawyer and executive.
With 34 offices in 17 countries, Jones Day has expanded its footprint across the globe by bringing a unified approach to how it handles local and international work and forming deep relationships with clients like Procter & Gamble Co. and SAP AG, earning the firm a spot on Law360's Global 20.
New York prosecutors announced charges Tuesday against 26 individuals, including a corporate lawyer at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, for allegedly possessing and sharing child pornography.
George J. Mitchell, a noted diplomat and business luminary who served as President Barack Obama's special envoy for Middle East peace, will return to DLA Piper as chairman emeritus, the firm announced Monday.
A series of smart mergers helped Reed Smith LLP quickly expand its international capabilities and offer superior cross-border support to some of the world's largest multinationals — including Johnson & Johnson, General Electric Co., Bank of America Corp. and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. — in 22 offices across three continents, winning the firm a spot on Law360's Global 20 list.
With 18 offices around the world, Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP has leveraged its early strength in Asia's key financial centers to handle groundbreaking transactions like China Construction Bank Corp.'s $9.2 billion rights issuance, earning the firm a spot on Law360's Global 20.
Tapping into the power of its 37 offices around the world, K&L Gates LLP has coordinated major cross-border transactions and complex litigation for clients including Poland's Treasury, entertainment behemoth Walt Disney Co. and Asian technology giant HannStar Display Corp., landing the firm a spot among Law360's Global 20.
The results of a new survey released on Wednesday suggest that the legal job market could heat up in the near future, as more than a third of lawyers contacted said they intended to hire lawyers and support staff in the third quarter of 2011.
The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts announced on Wednesday that 14 federal trial courts across the country will have video cameras installed to record civil court proceedings as part of a three-year pilot project to evaluate the effect of cameras in courtrooms.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP has 24 offices around the world hardwired to anticipate and solve clients’ needs, whether it be guiding Renren Inc.’s $743 million initial public offering or Landis & Gyr AG’s $2.3 billion sale, earning the firm a spot on Law360's Global 20.
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell Wednesday nominated a sitting member of the state's Chancery Court, Judge Leo Strine, to become its chief judge, calling him an expert and leading voice in corporate law.
Fourteen district courts, including several from California and Texas, were selected Tuesday to take part in a pilot project seeking to help judges become more adept at handling patent cases.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated federal prosecutors and a commercial litigation partner for judgeships in federal courts in New York, Louisiana and Missouri.
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP attorneys in nearly two dozen offices across three continents have worked seamlessly together to close high-profile deals such as Sanofi-Aventis SA's takeover of Genzyme Corp. and General Electric Co.'s joint venture with the Aviation Industry Corp. of China, earning the firm a spot among Law360's Global 20.
Foley & Lardner LLP has dipped a toe into venture capital waters with a partner-backed $4 million fund, joining an investment tradition dominated by Silicon Valley law firms but shadowed by concerns about conflicts of interest and financial risk, experts say.
Founded more than a century ago in San Francisco, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has in two decades grown to span 16 time zones, giving it the reach to help clients like China Development Bank and Microsoft Corp. in multibillion-dollar cases and earning it a spot on Law360's Global 20.
Donald Verrilli Jr., a former Jenner & Block LLP partner and deputy White House counsel, was confirmed as U.S. solicitor general Monday, receiving bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate after addressing concerns about his views on the office's independence.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that in civil rights cases where the plaintiff brings both frivolous and nonfrivolous claims, the defendant can only recover those attorneys' fees he would not have incurred but for the frivolous claims.
Latham & Watkins LLP takes a team approach to profits and staffing, pulling attorneys from 31 offices to handle complex international transactions for clients like Spain's Repsol YPF SA, Russia's Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods OJSC and the government of Qatar, landing the firm a spot on Law360's Global 20.