Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has left his position at Morrison & Foerster LLP after outside counsel completed an investigation stemming from sexual assault allegations and found no evidence he committed any wrongdoing since joining MoFo last year, a firm spokesperson said Monday.
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP said Monday it would begin providing all of its attorneys with up to eight weeks of paid parental leave regardless of their gender or caregiver status, allowing for a total of up to 20 weeks of leave when combined with time off for childbirth and recovery.
A BigLaw attorney facing a trial over accusations he lied to federal officials about foreign lobbying must navigate a fine line as he defends his statements as true while avoiding the appearance that he wants a pass for pulling the wool over the eyes of the U.S. Department of Justice.
A new and controversial justice. A growing number of dissents. Fights over precedent. The reality of Chief Justice John Roberts' new court proved more complicated than expected. Here, Law360 takes you on a deep dive of the last session.
A staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society has filed a suit in New York state court alleging that she was discriminated against and harassed for being white, resulting in a work environment so hostile she could no longer work there.
As a lawyer, Stu Alderoty has gravitated toward complex issues in need of a resolution. Following that path, he recently moved to San Francisco to become the general counsel of blockchain solutions provider Ripple. Here, he shares how blockchain technology is transforming the financial services industry and how the company will continue to build momentum in that space.
The Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. wants to sink a lawsuit brought by a former Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP bankruptcy partner who unsuccessfully sought long-term disability benefits following a "moderate depressive episode," arguing in New York federal court that his psychiatric problems weren't severe enough to stop him from working.
President Donald Trump on Monday named a Walmart compliance executive and a Rushton Stakely business lawyer as picks for federal judicial seats in Arkansas and Alabama, respectively.
The Michigan Supreme Court has removed a state court judge from the bench and banned her from resuming judicial office for six years, citing an investigation that revealed she tainted a murder trial through a personal relationship, destroyed evidence in her divorce and has shown a “breathtaking” willingness to lie under oath.
A retired judge and former chief justice of the Massachusetts trial court has been hit with a $2.85 million civil suit by two former probation department officials who claim they were forced out and faced criminal charges due to a personal grudge and a desire to control department hiring.
U.S. District Judge Manuel Real, known for his tough courtroom demeanor and for frequently seeing his decisions reversed by the Ninth Circuit, has died at the age of 95, California's Central District announced Friday.
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.
When a slim U.S. Supreme Court majority blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the census because the government hadn't been forthcoming, the justices gave litigants an irresistible precedent to cite in future policy fights with federal agencies, experts said.
Members of the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court had some surprises for court watchers this term, with one of the newer — and generally most conservative — justices becoming a particularly strange bedfellow to liberals.
The dozens of dissents the U.S. Supreme Court issued this term outpaced those in the prior term, and their tone is growing harsher as justices vie for control of a court that is still reeling from the retirement of swing Justice Anthony Kennedy.
It's become essential as the popularity of international arbitration has boomed across the globe to ensure that professionals in the practice area reflect the geographic diversity of its users, prompting some stakeholders to devise creative ways to improve the pipeline of diverse individuals coming up through the ranks.
The U.S. Supreme Court concluded its term in dramatic fashion on Thursday, issuing a pair of blockbuster 5-4 opinions on the 2020 census and partisan gerrymandering that will have sweeping implications for American elections.
A prominent group of plaintiffs lawyers called the American Association for Justice is accusing an upstart rival of choosing a name designed to mimic the association’s previous title.
On the U.S. Supreme Court's famously "hot" bench, Justice Sonia Sotomayor stood out once again as the most active questioner this term, speaking up more often than any of her colleagues.
When new attorneys step into the courtroom for the first time, there's an abundance of skills and knowledge that they lack. Here, judges chat with Law360 about the three things they wish fledgling lawyers could grasp sooner.
A former Equifax executive was sentenced for cashing in stock options in the fallout from the company's massive data breach, LGBTQ workers told the U.S. Supreme Court that Title VII protects them, and a report found that hourly rates are still popular among in-house departments. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.
An Illinois state appeals court on Thursday affirmed the recovery of roughly $5 million in damages by Mayer Brown LLP and its insurer for a former firm executive's billing and kickback scheme.
While general audiences may have a hard time finding the humor, there were several moments of legal levity in the Supreme Court this term that made the justices and the courtroom laugh.
Chief Justice John Roberts is presiding over the most conservative Supreme Court in years. But as the 2018 term showed, the reality is more complicated and the new majority is far weaker than expected.
Yes, the federal government must provide free access to court opinions, but it is also free to decide what filings constitute an opinion, a Florida federal judge ruled Thursday, siding with the government in an attorney's suit challenging PACER fees.
With recent technological advances and a broader acceptance of flexible work arrangements, the opportunity for freelance attorneys is greater than ever, as is the value that this freelance workforce can create for companies, says Ben Levi of InCloudCounsel.
The current calls to curb the power of Google, Facebook and Amazon recall an earlier time in American history, when the “bigness” of oil, steel and tobacco was front and center in national politics. And in those debates, the top lawyers of the day had a major voice, says John Oller, author of the new book "White Shoe."
Today, 89 percent of court reporters are women, but I remember sitting behind my steno machine in the '80s and being asked by a judge if I, as a woman, would have the emotional fortitude to work a murder case, says Karen Santucci, chairwoman of the Plaza College court reporting program.
The proposal by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., for a constitutionally mandated nine-justice U.S. Supreme Court does not address any of the well-known problems with the current system — problems that could be solved through a nonpartisan package of reforms, says Gordon Renneisen of Cornerstone Law Group.
The U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous ruling on Wednesday in Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP removes nearly all activities taken by creditors seeking nonjudicial foreclosure of liens and mortgages from the ambit of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, says John Baxter of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.
Trial counsel’s contribution to the virtual law team throughout the life cycle of a mass tort litigation rests in the key skill of viewing the case through the eyes of the ultimate audience for the defense, the jury, say attorneys at Covington & Burling LLP and Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
These days, a popular theme in media is that lawyers' jobs will be taken by robots. However, based on the tech issues discussed at the South by Southwest technology conference in Austin, Texas, last month, robots may in fact need lawyers, says Nick Abrahams of Norton Rose Fulbright.
You passed the bar exam and are ready for the character and fitness committee interview. Time to think about how to discuss that minor incident in college, that misdemeanor in high school or that mental health issue that you have totally under control, says Richard Maltz of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC.
My initial reaction to "Doing Justice" was that author Preet Bharara may have bitten off more than he could chew — an accusation leveled against him when he served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York — but I found the book full of helpful gems, says U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant of the Southern District of California.
Though most experts believe that an imminent recession is unlikely, slowdown fears are increasing. Now is the time for firms to consider how to best leverage their communications and marketing teams to lessen impacts from a potential economic slowdown, says Tom Orewyler of Tom Orewyler Communications LLC.
Social media presents rich opportunities to reach prospective clients. Attorneys should not let those opportunities pass them by, but they should keep their ethical obligations in mind as they post, says Cort Sylvester of Nilan Johnson Lewis PA.
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 Nina Godiwalla, director of diversity and inclusion at Norton Rose Fulbright.
More and more corporations are now using requests for proposals to make data-driven decisions about which law firms to work with, so it is more important than ever for law firms to avoid common RFP mistakes, says Matthew Prinn of RFP Advisory Group.
Over the course of his career, Leon Panetta has served as a U.S. representative, director of the CIA and secretary of defense. But before all that, he was a lawyer. Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP asked him about his legal background — and about little men from outer space.
My Fulbright scholarship project developed after I talked to my grandmother in the Philippines about the cost of her medication. Drugs developed in the U.S. and Europe are typically sold there for prices beyond the reach of many Filipinos. So I advocated for compulsory licensing for lifesaving medicines, says Melissa Martinez of McGuireWoods LLP.