For her own well-being, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC partner April Byrd normally avoids the videos of black men being killed by the police, which seem to surface unendingly, one after the other. But when George Floyd's last moments appeared as a news alert on her phone, she opened it.
John Adkisson took over as president and CEO of intellectual property law firm Fish & Richardson PC earlier this year. Here, Adkisson chats with Law360 about how his firm is functioning during the coronavirus pandemic, what work has actually picked up for it during this time, and where he sees the firm going in the next five years.
TechFreedom has brought on Asheesh Agarwal as its deputy general counsel and competition counsel to help form the organization's outlook for how antitrust and consumer protection laws should apply to the technology center, according to the Washington, D.C.-based think tank.
A Connecticut federal judge said he will not recuse himself from litigation brought by female athletes who oppose transgender athletes' participation in sports, dismissing objections to language he used in the case and saying "objective members of the public" would agree with him.
The Oklahoma high court on Tuesday suspended the state Department of Health's former general counsel from practicing law for one year after she admitted to sending herself bogus threatening emails purportedly from marijuana advocates while she was in charge of drafting medical marijuana rules.
When civil and criminal jury trials resume at the D.C. Superior Court, a new pool of potential jurors previously barred from serving will now be eligible to sit in the jury box.
The list of law firms making Juneteenth a firmwide holiday continues to grow as 12 more have confirmed that they will give time off this Friday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States and promote racial justice.
Ferrellgas Partners LP has accused DLA Piper of trying to play both sides of its debt reorganization efforts, saying in a new suit that a leader of the firm's restructuring group accidentally sent an invoice to the company's general counsel that detailed work going against Ferrellgas' best interest.
Court officials say New York City's federal grand juries are meeting in person once again, grinding out a wave of new indictments in the past two weeks after a nearly three-month hiatus and amid continuing concerns about COVID-19.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP has fired back at a black former associate suing the firm for discrimination, saying the attorney's opposition to a motion to dismiss was an attempt to "rewrite" his deficient complaint.
U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco will resign next month after nearly three years as the Trump administration's top Supreme Court lawyer, a tenure marked by high-profile legal battles over President Donald Trump's controversial immigration policies, from the travel ban to the undoing of Obama-era protections for young immigrants.
Federal prosecutors unveiled charges Tuesday against a U.S. Air Force sergeant accused of fatally shooting a Federal Protective Service contract security officer guarding a California district courthouse during recent protests, noting that the man had ties to the extremist "Boogaloo" movement that promotes inciting a violent uprising.
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has long preached the importance of looking primarily to the words of a statute to derive its meaning. Here's how lawyers for three fired workers homed in on that judicial philosophy to score the biggest LGBTQ rights victory since Obergefell.
One of the four career prosecutors who quit Roger Stone's case after senior U.S. Department of Justice officials intervened in the prosecution of the confidant of President Donald Trump will testify before a House committee next week and will be joined by another official set to discuss allegations of political interference at the agency's Antitrust Division.
With the legal industry hit hard economically by the coronavirus, law firms have pivoted their hiring strategy from making "investment" hires to focusing on high-profile partners who can increase their revenues, recruiters said.
The warring partners who brought Buffalo, New York-based personal injury firm Cellino & Barnes PC national recognition — and massive profits — have struck a deal to close up shop, according to a lawyer involved in the negotiations.
BigLaw has gone all-in on Juneteenth, with 17 more firms confirming that they plan to recognize the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States by giving their employees time off.
As nationwide calls for police reform reach a fever pitch in the wake of George Floyd's death, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP and Georgetown Law are building a program to train law enforcement officers on how to safely intervene when they see their colleagues step out of line.
Continuing the trend of firms making cuts related to COVID-19, Clifford Chance confirmed Tuesday that it has cut its global bonus pool due to the pandemic.
JAMS is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a Ninth Circuit ruling vacating an award issued to Monster Energy after an arbitrator failed to disclose his ownership interest in the alternative dispute resolution provider, calling the decision "harmful" to efficient commercial arbitration.
Twitter has named former FBI attorney Jim Baker, who worked on the bureau's initial investigation into suspected Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election, as the social media giant's new deputy general counsel.
State courthouses in central New York, including in Binghamton, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica, are set to reopen Wednesday for in-person business including arraignments and sentencings, officials said Tuesday, as the Empire State continues a gradual reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.
As a civil rights reckoning unfolded across the nation in the form of protests and calls for reform this past week, the COVID-19 pandemic's impact wove itself into the fray. Massachusetts is offering testing for those who attended large gatherings, while a California jobs recovery task force declared the coronavirus crisis an opportunity to reimagine society.
The California Supreme Court has approved an amendment to the state's ethics rules that will allow judges to comment on pending cases if the case in question was used to criticize the judge during an election or a recall campaign.
As coronavirus cases have spread, law firms across the nation have been stepping up to help, from providing pro bono legal assistance to fundraisers and donations. Here, Law360 rounds up some of the latest charity efforts from the legal community in response to the pandemic.
The bar exam tells us nothing about whether a law student will be a competent lawyer, and now that exams have been delayed due to COVID-19, it's a good time to reevaluate why we have it in the first place, says Brian Tannebaum at Bast Amron.
With distancing and isolation the new norm amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Law360 is sharing reactions from around the business and legal community. Today's perspective comes from Judge Jennifer Elrod of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
While law firms suddenly pivoting to remote work due to coronavirus restrictions are busy dealing with logistical challenges, an equally pressing and perhaps more difficult task may be adjusting a long-standing brick-and-mortar culture to working remotely for the first time, say Heather Clauson Haughian and Grant Walsh at Culhane Meadows.
With distancing and isolation the new norm amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Law360 is sharing reactions from around the business and legal community. Today's perspective comes from Boston-based Josh Davis, an employment lawyer and litigator at Goulston & Storrs.
With distancing and isolation now the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic, Law360 is sharing reactions from around the business and legal community. Today's perspective comes from Washington, D.C.-based Michelle Coleman, counsel in the government contracts group at Crowell & Moring.
As more courts begin to explore remote hearings during the COVID-19 crisis, attorneys and courts should be aware of some of the common concerns accompanying video- and teleconferencing technology and make allowances to avoid these issues, say Attison Barnes III and Krystal Swendsboe at Wiley Rein.
With self-isolation and social distancing now the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic, Law360 is sharing reactions from around the business and legal community. Today's perspective comes from Los Angeles-based trial lawyer Mark Geragos.
Mediator Jeff Kichaven has heard from several first-chair trial lawyers and senior claims executives that they are reluctant to adopt online video mediation even during the COVID-19 crisis, and says this reluctance is grounded in reality.
The formula for making decisions at BigLaw firms has historically been rooted in IQ-based factors, but with the ongoing pandemic, lawyers and firm leaders are increasingly dealing with issues that require emotional intelligence — from establishing effective virtual offices to retaining firm morale and client confidence, say Jolie Balido and Tina van der Ven at NewStar Media.
With self-isolation and social distancing now the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic, Law360 is sharing reactions from around the business and legal community. Today's perspective comes from New Orleans-based Judy Perry Martinez, president of the American Bar Association.
Judges have recently rebuked attorneys for wasting judicial resources to resolve minor issues during the COVID-19 crisis, including in a trademark lawsuit over unicorn drawings. But it is unfair to publicly flog lawyers for doing what they are trained to do, says Ronald Minkoff, chairman of Frankfurt Kurnit's professional responsibility group.
While we need to be physically apart at this time, lawyers and firms should be leaning into social media to reinforce and build relationships, and help guide clients through the coronavirus crisis, says marketing consultant Stefanie Marrone.
With self-isolation and social distancing now the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic, Law360 is sharing reactions from around the business and legal community. Today's perspective comes from Patrick Harder, a Los Angeles-based partner at Nossaman and chairman of the firm’s infrastructure group.
As self-isolation and social distancing become the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic, Law360 is sharing reactions from around the business and legal community. Today's perspective comes from Miami-based Elizabeth Ortega, principal of legal industry consulting firm ECO Strategic Communications.
Recent Texas state court orders indicate judges are increasingly requiring parties and nonparties to submit to remote depositions amid the pandemic. However, there are inherent drawbacks to such depositions, including limitations on attorneys’ ability to assess witness credibility, says Edward Duffy at Reed Smith.