The nation’s largest law firms have begun to take notice of the potential for profit in the rapidly growing legalized marijuana industry, with many predicting increased lateral partner hiring in the space as a result.
The 2017 Law360 Diversity Snapshot shows that law firms have stagnated in their drive to diversify their attorney workforce. At every level of a typical law firm, minority attorney representation grew by less than a percentage point from last year’s survey.
Chadbourne & Parke LLP told a New York federal judge Friday that female lawyers suing the firm for gender discrimination are attempting to improperly downplay the breadth of changes they made to certain allegations that were added in their latest complaint, saying that those alterations go beyond the limited changes authorized by the court.
Patterson Thuente IP has fired a partner from its Minneapolis office after a local news publication described him as being connected to a record label that pushed fascist and neo-Nazi-leaning heavy metal bands, Law360 confirmed on Monday.
A California bankruptcy court was right to slash fee payments to McGrane LLP over ethical lapses and costly flights of fancy in its work representing creditors of long-defunct Howrey LLP, the Ninth Circuit has affirmed, bringing an end to McGrane’s yearslong bid to undo the public rebuke.
The Trump administration's effort to reform federal tax laws has some hurdles to clear, business lobbyists push back against a major U.S. city's new ordinance, and a CFPB rule change banning arbitration clauses could have a widespread impact. These are some of the top stories in corporate legal news you may have missed last week.
In an exclusive interview, Justice Stephen Breyer talks about the influence of international law on the U.S. judiciary and the power of oral arguments. Here’s a transcript of his remarks.
The recent increase in lawyer advertising has changed the landscape for plaintiffs firms. They simply cannot conduct business the way they did 50 years ago, says Tempe Smith of Hare Wynn Newell & Newton LLP.
We're pleased to announce Law360's Rising Stars for 2017, our list of 156 attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.
On the latest episode of Law360’s Pro Say podcast, the team discusses how tough it can be to vet new lateral hires, a contentious music trial involving Quincy Jones and the Michael Jackson estate, a federal regulation that could lead to more class action suits against banks, and some monkey business over a jungle selfie.
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.
Stepping down from his lifetime appointment as chief judge in the Middle District of Tennessee to return to private practice was a complicated decision for former Judge Kevin Sharp, who told Law360 in an exclusive interview that his dissatisfaction with having to impose mandatory minimum sentences and his belief that he could have a greater social impact as a private practitioner each played a role in his leaving the black robe behind.
President Donald Trump has beefed up his legal team as the probe into Russia’s interference in the U.S. election continues, according to a report Friday that said Hogan Lovells partner Ty Cobb will join the president’s team of lawyers.
President Donald Trump on Friday made six new picks to fill U.S. attorney openings — including partners from Winston & Strawn LLP, Husch Blackwell LLP and Williams Mullen — in a third wave of nominations.
A New Jersey decision that lawyers working through Avvo, Rocket Lawyer and LegalZoom violate attorney ethics rules likely won't be the last regulatory speed bump for those legal services companies, but there is a growing belief in the bar and courts that such "connector" services have legitimate roles in the legal market.
Donald Trump Jr. became the latest member of his father's inner circle to lawyer up this week, hiring a criminal defense lawyer after publicly admitting to meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised incriminating information about Hillary Clinton. Here’s a breakdown of the publicly named counsel for figures in the Trump administration and campaign, based on press reports and confirmation to Law360.
Former counsel for Rep. Stacey Plaskett, the Democratic delegate from the U.S. Virgin Islands, was indicted on Thursday on cyberstalking charges after being accused of leaking nude photos and videos stolen off of her iPhone, along with another staffer who allegedly lied to investigators following the alleged crime.
U.S. District Judge William Alsup said at a hearing on Thursday that Spotify’s attorneys from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP misled him in their bid to end a putative class action over auto-renewals, saying that the lawyers tricked him into believing the lead plaintiff had “admitted the case away” in his deposition when he hadn’t.
President Donald Trump announced 11 new judicial candidates across five states on Thursday, including a partner from Alston & Bird LLP in Georgia and an Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC shareholder in North Carolina.
Attorneys at MoloLamken LLP and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP topped this week's legal lions list by securing an order vacating former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's 2015 corruption conviction, while Attorney General Jeff Sessions and lawyers for a pilots union landed on the legal lambs list after they were issued a stern warning at the Seventh Circuit for filing jurisdictional statements with "obvious flaws."
The Ninth Circuit on Thursday upheld a $122.5 million California wildfire settlement, saying that alleged improper tweets by a federal judge were not grounds for recusal.
Opponents of the legal doctrine known as Chevron deference rejoiced when one of their own made it onto the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year. Yet two months into Justice Neil Gorsuch’s tenure, the reality that the landmark administrative law ruling will likely remain on the books for the foreseeable future is beginning to set in.
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved four of President Donald Trump’s original picks for the federal bench on Thursday, including two who had rankled Democratic members for writing politically charged blog posts.
London-based law firm DAC Beachcroft saw a 2.5 percent increase in revenue for the fiscal year ended April 30, reaching £207 million ($267.5 million), the firm said in a statement Thursday.
The Law360 400 features the largest U.S.-based law firms and vereins with a U.S. component, as measured by domestic attorney headcount.
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.
Scams resulting in access to confidential information are probably a lawyer’s greatest technology and cybersecurity risk. But hackers are more likely to gain access to a lawyer’s computer systems through human error, usually responding to a scam, than a brute force attack, says J. S. Christie Jr. of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.
Audra Dial, managing partner for Kilpatrick Townsend LLP’s Atlanta office, shares four strategies that she believes make multidefendant litigation more efficient — and ensure the joint defense group does not devolve into a leaderless group.
Many law firms use public-facing websites for business development and to streamline operational processes. While these sites are great for maximizing information-sharing, they could unknowingly be an unlocked gateway into a firm’s most confidential data, says Jeff Schilling of Armor Defense Inc.
On this Law Day 2017, which the American Bar Association has marked to celebrate the transformational effect of the 14th Amendment on American democracy, it is important to remember the contributions of Erwin Griswold, says Stephanie Parker, a partner with Jones Day and national chairwoman for the ABA's Law Day 2017.
Mediators’ proposals, which call for an unconditional and confidential acceptance or rejection, are resolving high-value disputes on a regular basis. Dennis Klein of Critical Matter Mediation examines why this is happening and the tactical implications for litigants in anticipating that a mediator’s proposal could resolve litigation.
In its first 100 days, the Trump administration has had mixed results and may be behind where it wants to be. The biggest threat to President Donald Trump’s domestic policy agenda beyond the first 100 days is the difficulty of reconciling the Freedom Caucus Republicans, moderate Republicans and Democrats, say Jim Flood and Cari Stinebower of Crowell & Moring LLP.