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.
The New York Jets announced Tuesday that the team's general counsel has been promoted to president of the franchise and will now oversee all the team's business operations.
A controversial legal fund for Trump administration figures is driving debate over a U.S. Office of Government Ethics’ plan to draft a new ethics rule for such funds, but some attorneys worry the agency might over-correct with guidelines to prevent copycats.
As general counsel of alternative legal services provider Axiom, Lisa Young spends her time thinking about and implementing ways to make her peers' jobs easier. Here, she explains how Axiom is changing the legal industry, how millennials are transforming in-house departments and how she convinces other lawyers to use the company's services.
Guggenheim Partners has hired as its chief legal officer former Deputy Manhattan U.S. Attorney Robert Khuzami, who has also held high-profile positions at Kirkland, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Deutsche Bank, the financial services company announced Tuesday.
As LeClairRyan moves forward with a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, 20 of its former attorneys have found a home at Barclay Damon, including LeClairRyan's New Haven, Connecticut, office and onetime president Elizabeth Acee.
LeClairRyan PLLC has filed for Chapter 11 in Virginia, approximately one month after its members voted to shut down the firm.
For decades, Delaware’s law firms, courts and services have been indispensable to the regional economy, with a legal sector growing faster than any other state’s, buttressed by nationally sought-after bankruptcy, patent, corporate and commercial law venues where, in 2019, Law360’s Delaware Powerhouses consistently excelled.
When powerful global corporations face legal challenges ranging from pharmaceutical and automotive product liability suits to major real estate deals, they turn to the top firms in New Jersey, where those practice areas are fueling the state’s competitive legal landscape.
The firms chosen as Law360's 2019 Florida Powerhouses have all thrived by drawing on their extensive coverage of the Sunshine State to capitalize on the abundance of litigation and other legal work in construction, insurance, real estate and other fields that have accompanied the state's rapid population growth.
Law360’s 2019 Illinois Powerhouses flexed their legal muscles to launch a major fashion line with Rihanna, help expand the country’s third-largest airport and take Facebook to task in a major privacy fight.
The four firms tapped as Law360’s Pennsylvania Powerhouses for 2019 have withstood the test of time by positioning themselves to capitalize on big changes in the state and region’s economy, from the oil and steel booms of a century ago to today’s robust health care and pharmaceutical fields, all while nimbly adapting to changing legal industry trends.
The eclectic group of law firms selected as Law360’s 2019 California Powerhouses have steered billions in transactions, landed multimillion-dollar settlements and secured precedential rulings, representing tech and entertainment giants in a legal market that experts say is “deliriously” hot and could be on the verge of a shakeup.
In the competitive Texas legal market, five firms stand out for playing major roles in reshaping the state’s energy landscape, bringing home blockbuster trial victories and defending clients' trade secrets in bet-the-company litigation.
By shepherding emerging industries, the harnessing of wind power and the development of breakthrough medical technologies, the four firms that landed on Law360's Massachusetts Powerhouses for 2019 have worked hard to stay ahead of the curve.
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.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP partner Eugene Scalia, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Labor Department, earned more than $6 million working at the corporate law firm since January 2018, according to a financial disclosure form filed Aug. 30.
The dues collected by North Dakota's bar association do not violate the First Amendment, as the group clearly spells out its payment fees and options for a relatively sophisticated audience of lawyers, the Eighth Circuit determined Friday.
The Midwest-based firm Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP on Friday announced it will be merging with Minneapolis firm Briggs and Morgan, creating a combined firm with 12 offices and more than 600 lawyers.
When a bank robbery suspect's face tattoos didn’t appear in eyewitness descriptions or security camera footage, police edited them out of his mug shot. The incident has sparked outrage from activists, but altered police lineups are surprisingly common.
Lateral law firm recruitment activity rose in the first half of 2019 compared with 2018, with an overall 18% jump over a year ago and increases in the numbers of attorney hires across all tiers, indicating firms remain generally bullish in the face of renewed concerns about a looming recession.
Utah’s Supreme Court has approved a path forward for regulatory changes that will create new opportunities for accounting firms, legal technology companies and other organizations to offer a wider array of legal services to consumers, according to an announcement by the court.
A credit card processor must face the FTC's accusations that the company should pay for its alleged participation in an elaborate scam, and executives at a reverse mortgage provider were charged with overstating the value of bonds that served as collateral for loans. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.
The word “holiday” in the U.K. usually conjures up images of relaxing off-work time and travel. But in the middle of a long-running court trial, an impending vacation creates pressure for lawyers — and possibly jurors.
Legal department hires and promotions during the final full month of summer included high-profile appointments at American Airlines, Duke Energy and Walmart. Here, Law360 looks at these and some of the other top in-house announcements from the past few weeks.
Science suggests that at least some jurors pay attention to less than 65% of the evidence during a trial due to "task-unrelated thoughts," but there are steps attorneys can take to present information in a more engaging, cognition-friendly fashion, say Dennis Stolle and Dennis Devine of Barnes & Thornburg.
Having worked at a boutique law firm, a crisis communications agency and in BigLaw, I have identified a number of common misconceptions across these disparate business models when it comes to crisis and litigation communications, says Robert Gemmill of Hogan Lovells.
In light of a New York federal court's recent decision in Benitez v. Lopez, which joins a growing body of case law denying forced disclosure of commercial litigation finance, Stephanie Spangler of Norris McLaughlin and Dai Wai Chin Feman of Parabellum Capital break down the arguments commonly raised for and against disclosure.
Given that a large swath of the legal profession may display some narcissistic tendencies, it is important for lawyers to know how to address the narcissist in the room — and it may be you, says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle.
In this monthly series, legal recruiting experts from Major Lindsey & Africa interview management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here, Amanda Brady and Dustin Laws talk with Hy Pomerance, chief talent officer of Cleary.
Jury trials are not dying because arbitration is a “better product,” as alleged in a recent Law360 guest article, but because corporations have rigged the system through forced arbitration to ensure they cannot be held accountable before a judge or jury, say attorneys at Hagens Berman.
A key theme in Preet Bharara's new book is the enormous role the human element plays in the administration of justice. The former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York discussed this theme, among other topics, in a recent conversation with White and Williams attorney Randy Maniloff.
In a recent Law360 guest article, the author applauded the disappearance of jury trials as an inefficient, costly mechanism, but in doing so he overlooked the greater value of jury trials for our justice system, says Stephen Susman, executive director of the Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law.
During the past 15 years, three widely read articles bolstered by starstruck media have promulgated the incorrect perception — sorely in need of revision — that the U.S. Supreme Court bar is limited to a handful of elite lawyers, says Lawrence Ebner of Capital Appellate Advocacy.
A critical component of any virtual law team assembled for mass tort litigation is a dedicated "law team," which tackles the legal strategy and drafts the many necessary pleadings, motions and other submissions, say attorneys at Pepper Hamilton and FaegreBD.
A recent Law360 article reported on federal judges bemoaning jury trials' nationwide decline, but these laments are unfounded as jury trials have been replaced by better alternatives, says J.B. Heaton of J.B. Heaton Research.
Instead of going to college after high school, I followed in my father’s footsteps and became an electrician. Later I became an electrical engineer, and then an IP attorney. Every twist and turn along the way has made me a better lawyer, says Joseph Maraia of Burns & Levinson.
In "The Jury Crisis," jury consultant and social psychologist Drury Sherrod spotlights the vanishing jury trial, providing a fascinating canary-in-the-coal-mine warning for lawyers, litigants and society at large, says U.S. District Judge Robert Conrad of the Western District of North Carolina.
As a former general counsel for both public and private companies, my advice to law firm attorneys who want to attract and keep clients is simple — provide certain legal services for free, says Noel Elfant, founder of General Counsel Practice.
The moment an attorney agrees to serve as an escrow agent for a client, the attorney assumes some of the most important obligations in the legal profession. Significantly, these obligations potentially extend to third parties who are not clients, say Scott Watnik and Michael Contos of Wilk Auslander.