A Florida federal court has thrown out several decisions made by a bankruptcy judge accused of favoring a firm that hired his fiance during a case, saying the uncomfortable episode fits all too well with the "long history of concerns of favoritism in the bankruptcy bar."
Attorneys practicing in North Carolina can now opt not to appear in court for 12 weeks after they become new parents, the state's judicial branch announced Tuesday.
When Harlem high school student Kimberly Allotey first stepped into the New York City office of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC this summer as an intern, she was surprised by how friendly and approachable the atmosphere was there.
A female lawyer who claims Morrison & Foerster LLP sabotaged her efforts to find work after she accused the firm of putting pregnant women on a "mommy track" says MoFo's "wildly overbroad" subpoena for employment records from her new firm is a fishing expedition.
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP is encouraging its incoming and third-year associates to learn the business skills they will need to become successful attorneys by setting them up with a training program by Columbia Business School, the firm said Monday.
The country must cut through a period of sharp political divide and stop vetting U.S. Supreme Court candidates by trying to predict how they'll vote on hot-button cases, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said while receiving an award in Chicago on Monday.
Two attorneys have urged the Ninth Circuit to reverse a lower court's tossing of their claims that a requirement that they belong to the Oregon State Bar so they can practice law in the state violates their First and 14th Amendment rights.
The U.S. legal industry experienced some improvements during the first half of 2019, even as the wider economy was battered by market volatility, predictions of an economic downturn, trade disputes and other geopolitical headwinds, according to a report out Monday by Wells Fargo.
The 43 judges President Donald Trump has put on the nation’s circuit courts are young, conservative and ready to make their mark. Here, Law360 examines how this freshman class of lifetime appointees is already changing American law.
A majority of law firm staff members are not only stressed out in their roles, but they also feel undervalued by attorneys, according to a new report by a legal marketing consulting firm in Canada.
Massachusetts' top court considered when it might be appropriate for a judge to excuse a blind juror as it heard an argument Monday that an assault conviction should be tossed because a blind juror could not have properly evaluated photographic evidence.
A former Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP bankruptcy partner who says his career was cut short by a psychiatric breakdown has asked a New York federal judge for a win in his disability benefits suit against MetLife, arguing the insurer's denial of his claim was in "stark contrast" to the evidence.
As part of his general counsel role at self-driving car company Cruise, Matt Gipple views educating the public about automated vehicles as one of his top priorities. Here, he explains what drew him to the industry, the challenges it faces and where he sees it going in the next few years.
We're pleased to announce Law360's Rising Stars for 2019, our list of 175 attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.
It’s no secret that President Donald Trump is in the midst of an ambitious campaign to reshape the federal judiciary, but how are his appointments shaping the law? This month’s In-Depth special report offers a deeper look.
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.
Former Skadden attorney and ex-White House counsel Gregory Craig was acquitted this week of charges that he lied about work he did for the Ukrainian government. On this week's episode of Law360's Pro Say podcast, we unpack the thorny trial.
The National Rifle Association has hired a former general counsel for video game company Gearbox Software LLC as deputy executive director and general counsel of its legislative lobbying group, the gun rights group confirmed Friday.
A New York judge who alleged the state court system discriminated against her because of her medical conditions, including obesity, has died, her lawyers told the court on Friday.
A new Eleventh Circuit vacancy gives President Donald Trump the opportunity to "flip" a second federal appeals court from a majority of Democratic appointees to Republican ones, though it would seem more of a symbolic victory on the already solidly conservative circuit.
The U.S. Department of Justice's loss in the prosecution of former Skadden partner Gregory Craig could make clear to officials that, if they want the full picture on those involved in foreign lobbying, it’s going to take more subpoenas directed to suspected “agents” and meticulous FBI interviews.
President Donald Trump on Friday picked a local D.C. magistrate and the top lawyer at a federal workforce agency for vacancies on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
A Massachusetts state court judge facing an obstruction of justice charge for allegedly helping an immigrant give U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement the slip said Friday that judicial immunity should bar federal prosecutors from bringing their "unprecedented" case.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC has appointed a new group chief ethics and compliance officer and general counsel of compliance after the group's former GC moved to Nestle SA to serve as the candy company's new executive vice president and general counsel.
Two Democratic leaders of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform have called for the creation of an inspector general position that would independently oversee the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts.
While there is discussion in some quarters about new regulations on commercial legal finance, the hands-off approach taken by the majority of courts and legislatures is an implicit recognition that it is already sufficiently regulated, says Danielle Cutrona of Burford Capital.
The administrative record is very important to federal agency litigation — as showcased in last month's U.S. Supreme Court decision concerning the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census — yet there is no set of consistent principles to guide agencies in compiling these official records, say attorneys at WilmerHale.
Since 32 of the 67 decisions issued by the U.S. Supreme Court during its October term cite dictionaries, it’s worth reviewing the opinions to learn which dictionaries the justices consulted and how they used them, say Bruce Wessel and Brian Weissenberg of Irell & Manella.
Although the rate of employment for law school graduates — which had been falling steadily — saw a small increase over the last year, other factors, such as fewer graduates overall and potential future job growth stagnation, temper the good news for those pursuing law degrees, say Tiffane Cochran and Tyler Grimm of AccessLex Institute.
Leveraging the collective strengths of a diverse workforce is not only the right thing to do, it’s a strategic imperative for any successful firm or business, says Louise Pentland, executive vice president and chief business affairs and legal officer of PayPal.
A seismic shift is occurring in the demographics of the U.S. patent bar — the average patent practitioner is aging — which, in combination with other market forces, is already precipitating a number of fundamental changes in how patent practices must operate to remain profitable, says Ian Schick of Specifio.
Science is at the foundation of mass tort lawsuits involving drugs or medical devices. Critical to a virtual law team in these cases, the "science and expert team" does more than get into the weeds of scientific issues and retain experts, say attorneys at FaegreBD, Peabody & Arnold and Shook Hardy.
When a lawyer complains about some workflow inefficiency they are having, the knee-jerk reaction of many firms is to look for a technology-based workaround. This overlooks the importance of human psychology and behavior, which may be the root of the problem, says Ryan Steadman of Zero.
Legal writing often falls flat not because it’s unorganized, but because it’s technically unsound and riddled with gaffes that cheapen and degrade it. Avoiding the most common mistakes will keep judges interested and, most importantly, make them trust you, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.
In the final installment of this monthly series, legal recruiting expert Carlos Pauling from Major Lindsey & Africa talks with Virginia Essandoh about the trends and challenges she sees as chief diversity officer at Ballard Spahr.
In "Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense," authors Dan Abrams and David Fisher meticulously chronicle the forgotten high-profile 1915 libel trial of Teddy Roosevelt, capturing the interesting legal customs of an era before things like notice pleading and pretrial discovery, says Chief U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of New York.
When evaluating potential new hires, law firms should utilize structured interviews in order to create a consistent rating system that accurately and effectively assesses candidates' skills and competencies, says Jennifer Henderson of Major Lindsey.
Though multiple worker classification questions still swirl around the California Supreme Court's Dynamex decision, many have wondered what it means for white collar independent contractors. The law is still murky on this point, but there are several steps that might help hiring companies rebut a misclassification claim, say Raymond Bertrand and James de Haan at Paul Hastings.
A primary benefit of the virtual law team in mass tort litigation is creative collaboration. A "company case" approach is essential to breaking down the silos between team members, say attorneys at FaegreBD and Reed Smith.
A recent series of actions brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission suggests that insider trading by lawyers may be on the rise. Legal departments and law firms should understand the four types of cases the SEC is pursuing in this area, says Daniel Hawke of Arnold & Porter.