Michael Cohen will not appear at a scheduled hearing before a House panel next month in light of “ongoing threats against his family” from President Donald Trump, Cohen’s lawyer said Wednesday, casting uncertainty over the longtime Trump attorney’s testimony about crimes he committed in dealings with the president.
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC wants a California federal court to kick the bulk of a former firm shareholder's gender discrimination lawsuit to arbitration, saying she was bound by an arbitration pact even though she didn't sign it.
John J. Bouma, who led Snell & Wilmer LLP for more than three decades, guiding it from a single Arizona office to a national force, was fatally hit by cars Tuesday night, Phoenix police confirm. He was 82.
Arent Fox LLP filed suit Tuesday in D.C. federal court against a former intellectual property partner in its New York office, alleging that he agreed to pay over $90,000 in order to make an immediate exit to Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP and then failed to pay up.
Republicans could again turn to the “nuclear option” to change Senate rules and advance President Donald Trump’s nominees, one senator said this week, cutting down the time the Senate takes on judicial and other nominees.
Compliance officers across industries all name the same concern when asked what keeps them up at night. Here, Law360 looks at that issue and what compliance officers can do to mitigate the risk.
Ten law firms bested the rest of the sector and raked in millions of dollars in revenue from federal lobbying clients in 2018, with year-end figures reported to the government showing strong results across the industry even though it was an election year.
U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap has said he’s "offended" by how Irell & Manella LLP and Winston & Strawn LLP have handled the opening stages of an infringement case involving USAA electronic check patents asserted against Wells Fargo, finding the firms’ legal maneuvers demonstrate a "clear lack of respect" for his court.
The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority said Wednesday that it had dropped plans to hold the heads of legal departments at banks and insurance firms responsible for ignoring misconduct, saying the proposed rule would hamper lawyers from giving independent legal advice.
Meg Catalano, managing partner of the U.S. arm of British commercial firm Kennedys Law LLP, spoke to Law360 recently about the ramifications of the transatlantic tie-up, how she balances her practice and managerial duties, and where she sees the business of law evolving.
The administrative agency of the federal court system said Tuesday that federal courts will have enough funding to continue operating until Jan. 31 despite the government shutdown, the third time the courts have extended the estimated date when they will have to start cutting staff.
Law Finance Group LLC has hit the law firm Girardi Keese and trial attorney Thomas V. Girardi with a breach of contract suit in California state court claiming they have failed to make repayments on a debt of more than $15 million.
A Russian company criminally charged with thwarting enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act asked a judge on Tuesday to make prosecutors explain why Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP "was permitted to purchase a declination" in its own FARA case.
While there is general support in the legal field for policies geared toward reaching gender equity in the industry, a survey released on Tuesday reveals an “enthusiasm gap” by which women are more likely to champion these efforts than their male colleagues.
U.S. law firms are on track to achieve gender parity in partner promotions by 2032, and gender parity within the partner ranks at a time far beyond that, a reality some say necessitates drastic change if firms hope to alter the current trajectory.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis filled the final vacant seat on the Florida Supreme Court Tuesday with the appointment of Carlos Genaro Muñiz, who is serving as general counsel at the U.S. Department of Education and will be the first Nicaraguan-American on the state’s highest court.
A former Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP bankruptcy partner has hit Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. with a lawsuit in New York federal court accusing the insurance carrier of wrongly denying him long-term disability benefits even though he suffers from a series of psychiatric problems.
To Planet Fitness World Headquarters General Counsel Justin Vartanian, the biggest challenge for his industry is to motivate others to incorporate fitness into their lives. Here, he explains the benefits lawyers can gain from healthy lifestyles as the legal industry strives to reduce stigmas that surround mental health, and offers advice on how to stick to wellness-related resolutions amid demanding workloads.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP has agreed to pay a $4.6 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice for failing to register as a foreign agent. Here, we look at how the firm got to this point.
For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.
In a new, extraordinary book, "Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made," 13 of my judicial brethren have courageously and dramatically humanized the judicial process, says U.S. District Judge Frederic Block of the Eastern District of New York.
Much time and attention have been focused on improving lawyers' abilities to communicate with and persuade juries in complex trials. But it is equally important to equip and prepare jurors to become better students in the courtroom, say attorneys with DLA Piper and Litstrat Inc.
While in-house technology investments on the scale and complexity needed to compete with large firms remain cost prohibitive for small and midsize law firms, cloud-based services offer significant cost savings and productivity gains with little to no capital investment, says Holly Urban of Effortless Legal LLC.
With the Milbank/Cravath pay scale once again equalizing compensation at many Am Law 100 firms, there is even more pressure for firms to differentiate themselves to top lateral associate candidates. This presents strategic considerations for both law firms and lateral candidates throughout the recruitment process, says Darin Morgan of Major Lindsey & Africa.
In this series featuring law school luminaries, Stanford Law School professor Jeffrey Fisher discusses his motivation for teaching, arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court and what the court might look like if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed.
The first comprehensive overhaul of California's Rules of Professional Conduct in nearly 30 years becomes operational on Nov. 1. Some of the new rules mirror the model language used by the American Bar Association, but many continue to reflect California’s unique approach to certain ethical questions, says Mark Loeterman of Signature Resolution LLC.
The balancing act between protecting attorneys’ speech rights and ensuring unbiased adjudications was highlighted recently in two cases — when Michael Cohen applied for a restraining order against Stephanie Clifford's attorney, and when Johnson & Johnson questioned whether a Missouri talc verdict was tainted by public statements from the plaintiffs' counsel, says Matthew Giardina of Manning Gross & Massenburg LLP.
In Sheppard Mullin v. J-M Manufacturing Co., the California Supreme Court ruled last month that a law firm's failure to disclose a known conflict with another current client did not categorically disentitle the firm from recovering fees. But the court didn’t provide hoped-for guidance on how to write an enforceable advance conflict waiver, says Richard Rosensweig of Goulston & Storrs PC.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Melanie Green, chief client development officer at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
Tom Mesereau may be recently recognizable as one of the attorneys who defended Bill Cosby, but his biggest claim to fame is successfully defending Michael Jackson in 2005. On the eve of what would have been the King of Pop’s 60th birthday, Randy Maniloff, of White and Williams LLP, spoke to Mesereau about his unconventional path to a remarkable career.