A coalition of 28 civil rights groups have urged senators to oppose the nomination of a White House lawyer for the Second Circuit, citing Steven J. Menashi's legal work on controversial immigration policies including the "public charge" rule.
A New York state judge on Tuesday puzzled over the Trump Organization's opposition to a subpoena Michael Cohen sent to his own attorneys in a lawsuit over legal fees Cohen incurred during investigations linked to his work as President Donald Trump's lawyer and "fixer."
King & Spalding LLP has hired the nation's former director of national intelligence, weeks after the official departed the role just prior to the recent controversy over President Donald Trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine spilling into the open.
Top corporate lawyers want their outside counsel to better understand their businesses and consider alternative billing arrangements, according to a new survey released Tuesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it will not review the Seventh Circuit’s ruling that a dispute over reporters’ access to electronically filed complaints in the Cook County, Illinois, court system is more suited for state court resolution.
Australian litigation funder IMF Bentham has bought Dutch rival Omni Bridgeway Holding BV to form a combined disputes financing firm with over AU$2.2 billion ($1.5 billion) in capital, the Australian company said Tuesday.
As general counsel at Panasonic Corp. of North America, Jessica Hodkinson said she's lucky to work for a business that provides batteries to Tesla through its Gigafactory and in-flight entertainment through its Avionics organization. Here, she also explained the factors she attributes to her success and the benefits of rising the ranks in one legal department.
Two now-defunct Bear Stearns investment funds have agreed to end a malpractice suit in New York court accusing Reed Smith LLP of bungling its representation of the funds to the tune of half a billion dollars during a suit against ratings agencies.
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.
President Donald Trump announced his intent Friday to nominate former Mayer Brown LLP partner and current Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan as the country's ambassador to Russia.
A Buckley LLP partner threatened former firm chairman Andy Sandler with litigation that would expose misconduct allegations against Sandler if the ex-chair didn't back the firm's multimillion-dollar insurance claim over his abrupt departure, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
The U.S. Supreme Court will grapple next week with difficult questions about life prison sentences for juveniles when it hears the case of Lee Boyd Malvo, one of two “D.C. Snipers” who terrorized the Beltway in 2002. Reporter RJ Vogt joins the Pro Say podcast to explain the complex case and what it might mean for other, less infamous lifers.
DLA Piper cut ties with the co-head of its U.S. emerging growth and venture capital practice, a little over a week after a female partner told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that he sexually assaulted her and the firm retaliated against her when she complained.
The Puerto Rican debt crisis and the D.C. sniper shootings are among the cases that will come before the U.S. Supreme Court this week. The justices will grapple with the scope of the Constitution's appointments clause and their own recent juvenile sentencing rulings. Here is what to expect.
A group called Public.Resource.Org has filed its opening shot in a U.S. Supreme Court case over whether states like Georgia can claim copyright ownership of legal texts, saying private publishers shouldn’t be allowed to monetize the value of legal authority.
Two married, former Jones Day associates asked a Washington, D.C., federal judge not to dismiss their discrimination suit against the firm Thursday, saying it misrepresented precedent in its bid to defend a "sexist" parental leave policy that favors women over men.
The law firm hired to investigate alleged misconduct by an ex-Pierce Bainbridge partner told a New York trial judge on Friday that it should be excused from the former partner’s wrongful termination lawsuit, sparring with the ejected attorney and drawing a rebuke from the judge.
After 25 years on the federal bench in Chicago, former Chief U.S. District Judge Rubén Castillo is returning to private practice as a man with a mission, ready to tackle "unfinished business."
An alternative dispute resolution provider has hired its first diversity program manager just months after a spotlight was placed on arbitrator diversity by music mogul Jay-Z in an intellectual property dispute, the organization announced Thursday.
Brooks Kushman PC, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP have been honored for the stand-out gender diversity and inclusion in their leadership and IP groups.
When it comes to diversifying the nation’s judicial bench, those in a unique position to help make it more diverse are the people who currently sit on the dais, judges and judicial experts said during a recent event.
California's attorney general released long-awaited draft regulations on how companies should implement the state's consumer privacy law, and President Donald Trump signed executive orders that require agencies to publish all informal guidance and limit its use in enforcement. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.
The past week has seen asset manager BlueCrest drag a U.S. hedge fund into court following its expansion into the U.K., a City watchdog sue a Panamanian connected to an illegal land sale scheme and a Hong Kong food distributor file suit against shipping giant MSC. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
An insurer for Buckley LLP is seeking to avoid paying the law firm's $6 million claim for a "loss of key employee" following the departure of co-founder Andy Sandler, arguing in a lawsuit that coverage is unavailable because the firm failed to disclose on its insurance application that it was investigating allegations of misconduct by Sandler shortly before his retirement.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has given the State Bar of California the green light to charge attorneys nearly 30% more — an additional $123 — in licensing dues in 2020, the first increase in more than two decades.
The amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) provides explicit criteria for imposing sanctions when electronically stored information has been lost during discovery, but courts are still not consistently applying the new rule, with some simply ignoring it in favor of inherent authority, say Matthew Hamilton and Donna Fisher at Pepper Hamilton.
According to our recent survey, the one simple attribute that attracts both in-house counsel and C-suite executives to content is utility, but it’s also clear that both groups define utility differently and prefer different content types, says John Corey of Greentarget.
A Jane Doe plaintiff’s recent decision to no longer remain a named plaintiff in a sex discrimination class action against Jones Day, in order to avoid risks of disclosing her identity, speaks volumes about the structural challenges that allow discrimination to persist in some of our country’s most powerful business sectors, says Joseph Abboud at Katz Marshall.
This month’s controversy surrounding alleged financial misrepresentations by Burford Capital underlines the need for litigation financiers to unite in educating the public about the value of litigation finance, lest opportunists use cases like this to disparage the industry as a whole, says Charles Agee at Westfleet Advisors.
When crises occur, such as data security incidents or gender bias suits, a well-prepared law firm has a thoroughly tested communications plan at the ready, which ensures the firm is the most proactive news source, prevents the crisis from escalating and notifies stakeholders about mitigation efforts, says Zach Olsen at Infinite Global.
At attorney Greg Craig’s trial in D.C. federal court this week, the courtroom was cleared so prospective jurors could answer sensitive questions. Even seasoned litigators were left wondering about the nature of this subtle, yet significant, issue involving Sixth Amendment public trial rights, says Luke Cass at Quarles & Brady.
In the early 1980s, I was working on my Ph.D. in marine biology and ecology. As part of an international team of scientists studying oil spill impacts on marine ecosystems, I saw a niche opportunity to combine science and law, says Andrew Davis of Shipman & Goodwin.
A D.C. federal court's recent decision in United States v. Greg Craig highlights important points about the contours of a concealment charge under the false statements statute — under which silence can be criminal — and indicates that deliberate engagement with a governmental unit can itself impose a duty to disclose, say Eric Nitz and Emily Damrau of MoloLamken.
Although there continue to be corporate clients who are seduced by the idea that cheapest is always best when it comes to outside counsel, there are many negative implications on service delivery that result from myopically focusing only on cost reduction at the expense of quality and innovation, says Keith Maziarek at Katten Muchin.
As demonstrated by the California bar proposal to allow nonlawyers to invest in law firms, we can change the legal ethics rules in a way that protects clients while permitting firms to innovate and serve clients better, say Todd Richheimer of Lawfty and Peter Joy of Washington University Law School.
The national coordinating counsel is at the helm of both the design and execution of the virtual law team, providing case leadership and subject matter expertise, and ensuring consistency and efficiency throughout a mass tort litigation, say attorneys at Sidley Austin and FaegreBD.
The California Supreme Court’s recent decision in Heimlich v. Shivji leaves parties in arbitration that made or intend to make an offer to compromise under Section 998 of the California Civil Procedure Code with difficult choices regarding when and how to notify arbitrators about existing offers, say Daniel Rozansky and Crystal Jonelis at Stubbs Alderton.
A timely new book, “Raising the Bar: Diversifying Big Law," is one of the first honest assessments of the challenging battleground for people of color at large law firms, and I hope that firm management committee members read it, says U.S. District Judge Rubén Castillo of the Northern District of Illinois.
Although contract attorneys represent a quality source of legal work, inaccurate assumptions cause many legal departments and law firms to hesitate when considering them, say Matthew Weaver and Shannon Murphy of Major Lindsey.
Companies in a host of industries have recently faced steep compliance fines for data breaches from domestic and international regulators. Defensible disposal of corporate data presents an excellent opportunity to mitigate the impact of these data-driven risks, says Julia Brickell of H5.