Two associates of President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani were granted bail Thursday after being charged with campaign finance violations alongside two other men in an indictment that alleges attempts to gain influence in the U.S. for Ukrainian officials and a Russian businessman.
With only a few weeks left in an eventful two decades on the nationally important Delaware bench, retiring Chief Justice Leo E. Strine Jr. has called for a sweeping overhaul of American corporate governance, aimed at countering what he sees as failures to expand long-term investment, sustainable business practices and fair sharing of gains with workers.
Nothing says Fall is here quite like the start of a new U.S. Supreme Court term. Here are the major cases that could mean big changes for the business world.
A long-stalled suit filed by Dentons more than five years ago seeking $10 million in fees from the Republic of Guinea got a jump-start Wednesday when a federal judge told lawyers to come up with potential trial dates as early as this winter.
The Big Four accounting firms are continuing to make gains as the most well-known alternative legal service brands around the world, with EY Law eclipsing PwC as the strongest brand not from a law firm, according to a survey released Wednesday by London research firm Acritas.
The latest version of a gender discrimination suit by female former Jones Day associates tacks on allegations that range from being “redundant” to “merely inflammatory," the BigLaw powerhouse said, urging a D.C. federal judge to pare down their proposed class and collective action.
Tim Oyer has served as president and managing partner of intellectual property boutique Wolf Greenfield since 2007. He spoke to Law360 about how the firm recruits scientists to the practice of law and his mantra when it comes to finding and retaining talent.
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., on Tuesday criticized DLA Piper, where her husband is a partner, over the firm's policy of requiring employees to arbitrate employment-based legal claims, after an attorney for an accuser urged the presidential candidate to condemn the practice.
What happens when a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court justices can’t agree? Law360 takes you inside the fallout of a plurality ruling.
Citgo Petroleum Corp. has named as its vice president of legal and government affairs a former longtime BP attorney who held roles for the oil and gas company in Ohio, Texas and London, the company said Tuesday.
Law students can play a big role in breaking through bias and misconceptions in the legal industry about professionals with disabilities, a group of mental health and legal industry experts said Tuesday.
The new members of Baker Botts' environmental and workplace safety practice say the firm's larger platform will enable them to help clients grapple with increased regulatory scrutiny in the aftermath of accidents at industrial facilities and assist with the development of incident response plans.
Dentons said Monday that it is planning to combine with two midsize U.S. law firms, the latest in a long string of recent tie-ups for the legal giant.
Amazon.com Inc. has announced that it is partnering with law firms in a new program called "IP Accelerator," which aims to provide intellectual property protection to sellers that use participating firms to help with their trademark-related legal needs.
Every U.S. Supreme Court nominee vows to be guided by stare decisis. But respect for precedent rarely seems so straightforward once their title changes to “justice.”
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. lightly chided his liberal colleagues at oral arguments Monday in a case from a convicted Louisiana murder defendant seeking to overturn precedent, pointing out that "last term, the majority was lectured pretty sternly in a couple of dissents about the importance of stare decisis," the Latin term for respecting precedent.
A. William “Bill” Urquhart, a bet-the-company litigator who helped grow Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP from a Los Angeles boutique to one of the most profitable firms in BigLaw, died Friday at age 72.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a decision by West Virginia's highest court that halted impeachment proceedings by lawmakers against the state's then-chief justice and effectively blocked similar cases against two other justices.
Seven large law firms have committed to dedicate pro bono resources to a litigation campaign aimed at achieving equality for members of the LGBTQ community, in a joint effort recently announced by nonprofit organization Human Rights Campaign.
In a recent interview with Law360, the agricultural sciences company's general counsel shared his thoughts on the benefits of rising through the ranks in one legal department, the evolving role of the general counsel and alternative billing arrangements.
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared skeptical Monday of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s recent practice of seeking attorney fees from parties that take the agency to court, given that the USPTO paid for its own lawyers for more than a century.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied review of a California appeals court ruling that Winston & Strawn’s arbitration requirement with a former firm attorney was unenforceable, restarting her state court sex discrimination suit.
Instead of the immediate conservative revolution some feared, the new Supreme Court majority is abiding by an old adage: Slow and steady wins the race.
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.
A handful of law firms have seized an opportunity to profit from merger challenges in federal court with little scrutiny from judges, a development critics say amounts to a shakedown with little benefit beyond lining attorneys' pockets.
The U.S. Supreme Court's opinions this term in Henry Schein and Lamps Plus remind us of the fundamental difference between arbitration and litigation. Yet, as a commercial litigator who serves as a neutral arbitrator, I have observed that experienced litigators often fail to adapt their approach in arbitration, says Paula Litt at Honigman.
While Kelly Corrigan's popular book, "Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say," focuses on simple words or phrases that individuals can use to improve their personal lives, attorneys can utilize Corrigan's advice for professional benefit, says Karen Ross of Tucker Ellis.
As electronic data demands on federal courts continue to increase, it may be time to consider whether the courts should establish an office that could be staffed with technical experts familiar with electronic discovery issues, says Douglas Smith of Kirkland.
After last month's U.S. Supreme Court decision in Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Bensiek, holding that partisan gerrymandering claims present a political question outside the reach of federal courts, state courts will likely see increased litigation attempting to strike down gerrymandered districts, say Junaid Odubeko and Mike Stephens of Bradley Arant.
Rothschild Barry's John Coffey, who joined Justice John Paul Stevens' law firm in 1965, shares what it was like to watch Justice Stevens practice law, mentor younger lawyers and land a malfunctioning plane.
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.