Jobs in the legal services sector increased by 4,100 in August, reaching a decade-high of just under 1.15 million, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A Washington, D.C., federal judge on Friday granted Jones Day's motion to strike an expanded complaint in a suit alleging the law firm discriminates against women, ruling it was improperly filed, though he'll let the two sides argue the merits of allowing the amended pleadings.
Arguing that a basic tenet of federalism is at stake, Delaware Gov. John Carney has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the Third Circuit's rejection of a requirement that applicants for three top Delaware state courts be registered Democrats or Republicans.
A federal judge affirmed the former general counsel of the Houston Housing Authority's jury trial win on claims she was fired for reporting possible fraud, and the top financial regulator in New York authorized the first-ever regulated gold-backed cryptocurrency. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.
So far, top corporate lawyers have mostly been left out of the recent wave of lawsuits against companies with possible ties to the nationwide deadly opioid drug crisis, but experts warn that executives — including general counsel — could become targets in the future.
Battling boiled up again Thursday over the Delaware Chancery Court-ordered sale of translation technology company TransPerfect Global Inc. that sparked an unrelenting resistance campaign from its co-founder Philip R. Shawe, with a company-aligned advocacy group announcing plans to stump for changes to the nationally known court's practices, disclosures and oversight.
Every last judicial vacancy will be filled by the end of President Donald Trump’s first term, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged this week, projecting confidence in his party’s ability to completely transform the federal bench.
Nasdaq's current general counsel for North America and chief regulatory officer will become its global general counsel, as the attorney currently in that slot moves into the role of vice chair, the stock exchange announced Thursday.
Judges don't necessarily have to disqualify themselves if they are friends with an attorney or party in a case, but they must recuse themselves if they have a “close personal relationship,” according to an opinion released Thursday by an American Bar Association committee.
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP clinched a spot on the legal lions list this week with a jury verdict clearing client Gregory Craig of lying to the government, while Dowd Bennett LLP ended up among the legal lambs after a judge banned client Anheuser-Busch's "no corn syrup" packaging.
Fox Rothschild is the latest law firm to pick up attorneys from the dissolving LeClairRyan, announcing it has added six lawyers to three of its offices.
The government's failure to convict ex-Skadden partner Gregory Craig reflected both the challenge the Justice Department faced making its technical case resonate with the jury and the effectiveness of the former White House counsel when he took the stand to defend himself against allegations he lied about his work for the Ukrainian government.
Clark Hill PLC has combined with Las Vegas litigation boutique Gentile Cristalli Miller Armeni Savarese, adding four attorneys as members, the firm announced on Wednesday.
BigLaw heavyweight Jones Day doubled down Wednesday on its contention that former associates suing it for systemic gender discrimination improperly revised their complaint, rebutting the women’s argument from a day earlier that they updated their claims in line with procedural rules.
An attorney for Huawei told a New York federal judge Wednesday that prosecutors' bid to disqualify a former deputy attorney general from representing the company in a criminal bank-fraud case is part of a broader agenda the government has against Huawei.
Michael B. Ray has served as managing director of midsize intellectual property law firm Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox for the last 12 years. Here, he discusses his goals for the 40-year-old law firm and the traits he values most in a firm partner.
A New Jersey judge struck the entire closing argument of a Johnson & Johnson attorney who told a jury Wednesday that “lawsuit fiction” dominated claims by four mesothelioma victims, giving the Weil Gotshal partner a stern rebuke about her conduct.
Meal kit delivery service Blue Apron has tapped a former Fried Frank special counsel to lead its legal department, according to a Wednesday announcement.
A D.C. federal jury needed little more than four hours Wednesday to clear ex-Skadden partner Gregory Craig of a criminal charge of lying to justice officials to cover up his role in a media “seeding” plan designed to aid Ukrainian officials.
Estee Lauder has hired a seasoned general counsel to serve as its next top lawyer, according to a Wednesday announcement, two months after the company promoted its former legal head to the new position of vice chairman.
Canadian legal technology company Clio said Wednesday it nabbed $250 million from growth equity firms TCV and JMI Equity in a Series D round that Clio said was one of the largest growth investments in the legal technology space.
A D.C. federal jury should "salvage" a stellar legal reputation built over five decades at the top of BigLaw and through two stints as an adviser to U.S. presidents, a lawyer for ex-Skadden partner Gregory Craig said Tuesday.
A shifting macroeconomic climate played a role in the unraveling of merger talks between the U.K.'s Allen & Overy and U.S.-based O'Melveny & Myers, sources say, but cross-border merger talks between large law firms are often doomed from the get-go, according to legal industry pundits.
Female ex-associates who called legal powerhouse Jones Day's compensation system a "black box" that lets gender bias run rampant haven't been able to zero in on a specific employment practice that hurts women, Jones Day told a D.C. federal court on Tuesday.
Sixty-four law firms have met certain benchmarks for recruiting women, lawyers of color and LGBTQ attorneys for key positions, according to Diversity Lab, as it continues to encourage the legal industry to affirmatively consider underrepresented lawyers for leadership roles and promotions through its Mansfield Rule.
Since the oldest members of Generation Z aren’t even finished with law school yet, law firm management is in a unique position to prepare for their entrance into the legal workforce, says Eliza Stoker of Major Lindsey & Africa.
Randy Maniloff begins his interview with the nation’s second secretary of homeland security by saying he wants to go over his resume. The look on Michael Chertoff's face: “Bring it on.”
In this series featuring law school luminaries, Yale Law School lecturer and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Linda Greenhouse discusses her coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, the conservatives' long game, and journalism trends.
Attorneys should think beyond the Veterans Day parades and use their time and talents to help the many veterans facing urgent legal issues, says Linda Klein of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
The decision last month by Baker McKenzie’s global chairman to step down due to exhaustion indicates that the legal profession needs to mount a broader wellness effort to address long hours, high stress, frequent travel and the daily demands of practice, says Leesa Klepper, director of Thrivewell Coaching.
By 2030, it is possible that 75 percent of lawyers practicing in the U.S. will be millennials. A broadened focus on retention and advancement of all young lawyers is therefore a logical step forward but it fails to address another major retention issue that law firms should explore, says Susan Smith Blakely of LegalPerspectives LLC.
Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho Wendy Olson discusses her decades of experience prosecuting white collar crimes and civil rights violations, her work and challenges as U.S. attorney, and her move to private practice.
Anthony Thompson’s "Dangerous Leaders: How and Why Lawyers Must Be Taught to Lead" explores the conflict many lawyers face when charged with the responsibility of leadership. The book is an excellent read for all lawyers, says U.S. District Chief Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown of the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Trial lawyers are frequently taught that they should appear invisible during direct examination — that their job is merely to prompt the witness to start speaking. But the most powerful direct examinations are the ones in which the examiner, not the witness, is controlling the pace, say attorneys with Kobre & Kim LLP.
The process of applying for litigation financing isn’t difficult, but few do it right the first time. Following five steps in your application process will help make sure litigation funders are convinced of the value of your company's legal claims, says Molly Pease of Curiam Capital LLC.
In an era when law firms are fighting for business and clients can dictate the terms of the relationship, "value" has become a moving target. Firms that take a proactive approach by using strategies designed to articulate value over time will gain the competitive advantage, says Dan Tacone at Intapp Inc.
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 Pier D'Angelo, chief pricing and practice officer at Allens.
In the two years since the American Bar Association's controversial anti-discrimination and harassment rule, only one state has adopted it, while numerous state supreme courts, state attorneys general and legal groups have correctly rejected Model Rule 8.4(g) as a threat to lawyers' First Amendment rights, says Bradley Abramson, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom.
In the aftermath of Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, the U.S. Supreme Court should decline review of the nation's most polarizing political questions unless and until the questions become time-sensitive, says Alexander Klein, head of the commercial litigation group at Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco LLP.
Legal departments have been slow to adopt artificial intelligence and automation solutions for the sort of mundane tasks attorneys dread. But such tools can make legal teams more efficient and accurate, allowing members to focus on big-picture challenges and mission-critical strategies, says Rebecca Yoder of Docusign Inc.