Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. sold at least $100,000 in AT&T stock in November, shortly after a judicial watchdog said he should have recused himself in a case involving the telecom and while AT&T's merger with Time Warner was pending before the D.C. Circuit, according to financial disclosures released Thursday.
Intellectual property litigation boutique Desmarais LLP has opened an office in San Francisco's financial district, the firm announced this week, marking its first expansion outside of New York.
Law firms can look to tactics used in diversity and inclusion training to become places where innovation flourishes, a researcher said at the Legal Marketing Association's P3 conference in Chicago on Thursday.
Legal lions this week include the team of attorneys that helped secure a $12 million jury verdict in a talcum powder case, while the lambs include a former Pennsylvania magistrate judge sentenced to 6½ years in prison for agreeing to launder $400,000 in purportedly ill-gotten funds.
A litigation funder accused of bilking terrorism victims out of their compensation money faced off against the New York attorney general in a Manhattan state courtroom on Thursday, insisting that its agreements were not predatory loans.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to advance four more of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees to the full Senate for a final confirmation vote, with one prominent Democrat raising concerns about the courts "being stacked" at an unprecedented rate.
A Boston federal court has decided that Boies Schiller Flexner LLP can continue to represent two defendants in the Varsity Blues college admissions cheating case, despite the fact that one parent is cooperating with the government and may be called upon to testify against the other.
Ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn has hired a lawyer who peddled conspiracy theories about the special counsel's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election to replace Covington & Burling LLP as he faces sentencing on a charge of lying to investigators.
Milberg LLP has struck a confidential deal in a $15 million case brought in New York state court by an ex-partner and convicted felon who alleged his former firm reorganized to deprive him of payments he was owed.
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed five of President Donald Trump’s picks for U.S. district court seats, bringing the week's judicial confirmations to nine.
Attorney Michael Bogren said Wednesday he had withdrawn his nomination for a federal judgeship in the Western District of Michigan after what he called “gross mischaracterizations” of his past legal work by social conservatives.
A former partner of Michael Avenatti pressing for payment on a $10 million judgment raised a threat Tuesday that other lawyers who have accepted fees from the embattled Avenatti could be sued for fraudulent transfers.
Almost nine out of 10 judges said in a recent survey that jurists should speak out against threats to the independence to the judiciary, citing, among other factors, their mandate under the Model Code of Judicial Conduct to improve the administration of justice.
Richard Nicolaides, founder and managing partner of insurance boutique Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP, speaks to Law360 about the challenges of starting a new firm and the value of staying independent and specialized.
Rent-A-Center has tapped one of its in-house attorneys to serve as interim general counsel amid the resignation of its most recent top lawyer, according to a Tuesday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP is opening an Atlanta office and has hired three former Alston & Bird LLP attorneys with specialties in product liability, toxic torts and commercial disputes to work as partners at the location, the firm has announced.
A Virginia federal judge on Tuesday vacated a portion of a $1 million arbitration award against LeClairRyan in favor of an ex-shareholder who alleged systemic gender discrimination at the firm, saying the arbiter erred in calculating attorney fees and costs.
Greenberg Traurig LLP has set up a subsidiary that it says will serve as a platform for various legal industry players to collaborate in their efforts to innovate legal services delivery, the firm announced Tuesday.
The World Health Organization recently put a spotlight on workplace burnout by labeling it a "syndrome" that can harm an employee's health, underscoring a problem that can be particularly acute for attorneys who routinely work long hours and face stressful situations. Here, experts look at three best practices for law firms aiming to identify and fight burnout.
Greenberg Traurig LLP must face allegations it committed fraud when representing an investor seeking to finance a film biography of mob boss John Gotti, a New York appellate court ruled Tuesday as it revived the $1.3 million suit.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to authorize Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., to hold Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in civil contempt after the two failed to comply with subpoenas.
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP has gone to great lengths to prevent communication between two teams at the firm representing separate defendants in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions cheating case, a Boies Schiller attorney told a Boston federal judge Tuesday at a hearing on potential conflicts of interest.
The American Bar Association announced that it has decided to withdraw the Thomas Jefferson School of Law's accreditation, citing the San Diego school’s financial situation, admissions decisions and overall quality.
The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed one of President Donald Trump's picks for the federal trial courts Tuesday, agreeing to a state workers' compensation chief becoming a judge for the Southern District of Ohio.
President Donald Trump announced three new judicial picks Tuesday, including the nomination of a federal judge to the Fifth Circuit.
By 2030, it is possible that 75 percent of lawyers practicing in the U.S. will be millennials. A broadened focus on retention and advancement of all young lawyers is therefore a logical step forward but it fails to address another major retention issue that law firms should explore, says Susan Smith Blakely of LegalPerspectives LLC.
Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho Wendy Olson discusses her decades of experience prosecuting white collar crimes and civil rights violations, her work and challenges as U.S. attorney, and her move to private practice.
Anthony Thompson’s "Dangerous Leaders: How and Why Lawyers Must Be Taught to Lead" explores the conflict many lawyers face when charged with the responsibility of leadership. The book is an excellent read for all lawyers, says U.S. District Chief Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown of the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Trial lawyers are frequently taught that they should appear invisible during direct examination — that their job is merely to prompt the witness to start speaking. But the most powerful direct examinations are the ones in which the examiner, not the witness, is controlling the pace, say attorneys with Kobre & Kim LLP.
The process of applying for litigation financing isn’t difficult, but few do it right the first time. Following five steps in your application process will help make sure litigation funders are convinced of the value of your company's legal claims, says Molly Pease of Curiam Capital LLC.
In an era when law firms are fighting for business and clients can dictate the terms of the relationship, "value" has become a moving target. Firms that take a proactive approach by using strategies designed to articulate value over time will gain the competitive advantage, says Dan Tacone at Intapp Inc.
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 Pier D'Angelo, chief pricing and practice officer at Allens.
In the two years since the American Bar Association's controversial anti-discrimination and harassment rule, only one state has adopted it, while numerous state supreme courts, state attorneys general and legal groups have correctly rejected Model Rule 8.4(g) as a threat to lawyers' First Amendment rights, says Bradley Abramson, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom.
In the aftermath of Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, the U.S. Supreme Court should decline review of the nation's most polarizing political questions unless and until the questions become time-sensitive, says Alexander Klein, head of the commercial litigation group at Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco LLP.
Legal departments have been slow to adopt artificial intelligence and automation solutions for the sort of mundane tasks attorneys dread. But such tools can make legal teams more efficient and accurate, allowing members to focus on big-picture challenges and mission-critical strategies, says Rebecca Yoder of Docusign Inc.
In this series featuring law school luminaries, Boston College Law School professor Kent Greenfield reflects on his corporate law theories, his legal battle with the Pentagon over free speech and gay rights, and important constitutional law issues to watch out for.
Whether Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s prior statements may be grounds for disqualification when it comes to judging certain cases is debatable, but there are no specific recusal guidelines for the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices themselves don’t even agree on where to draw the line when it comes to perceived political bias, says Donald Scarinci, a founding partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC.
As technology evolves, law firms are increasingly looking for ways to improve communication, transparency and service for their clients. Firms should put knowledge management at the core of their value proposition to create a competitive advantage, says Rob MacAdam at HighQ.
Under New York law, statements made in court and other litigation-related communications are, in most cases, privileged. But these privileges have limits, and it behooves litigants — particularly those inclined to speak publicly about their cases — to be aware of them, says Jonathan Bloom of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.
As we watch what passes for political discourse in our nation’s capital, it’s understandable that universities are launching programs on how to cope with ideological disputes. But our country needs fewer people who profess to be open-minded and more people who engage in and honor the conclusions of reasoned debates, says Alex Dimitrief of General Electric Co.