Justice Sonia Sotomayor discusses her views on writing dissents and the change she hopes they inspire in the law, in the second of two articles based on an exclusive interview with the 111th justice.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor discusses the one thing she hates seeing at oral arguments, why diversity matters on the federal bench, and her habit of embracing audience members at live talks, in the first of two articles based on an exclusive interview with the 111th justice.
A new program at midsize law firm Barclay Damon has allowed associates to help shape important management policies. Here, experts discuss the impact such programs can have on the recruitment and retention of top talent.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses the value of oral arguments, advice for advocates, and the one thing lawyers do that irks her, in the second of two articles based on an exclusive interview.
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 Houston personal injury attorney has been hit with three barratry lawsuits with total claims equaling more than $1.7 million over the past three weeks, accusing him and his associates of, among other things, soliciting grieving families of car accident victims.
Now that he’s penned his first dissent, will Justice Neil Gorsuch follow in the footsteps of avid dissent writers like Justice Clarence Thomas, or will he be more reluctant to call out the majority? Here, we look at the first dissent by each sitting U.S. Supreme Court justice.
Regulators are eyeing a possible rollback on banking rules, a bipartisan coalition of senators is looking to reform the nation’s patent laws, and why Amazon’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods is unlikely to face an antitrust challenge. These are some of the top stories in corporate legal news you may have missed last week.
A former litigation associate at Dentons was arrested at the firm’s Los Angeles office Thursday on an extortion charge, accused of threatening to release confidential and sensitive materials taken from a superior's email account unless the firm paid him $210,000 and let him take home a piece of art.
A partner who sued Sedgwick LLP for gender-based discrimination has agreed to drop her putative class action in California federal court after reaching a settlement with the firm, according to a filing on Thursday.
Two Baker McKenzie tax attorneys and a trial lawyer are representing a Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group in a new lawsuit filed Thursday alleging that President Donald Trump and his staff are failing to preserve statutorily mandated records through their use of messaging apps and social media platforms.
Robert Schulman, the former Hunton & Williams LLP patent lawyer convicted of insider trading on a Pfizer deal, has tapped a Proskauer Rose LLP appellate partner for his post-verdict defense, a Thursday filing said.
In an exclusive interview with Law360, Justice Sonia Sotomayor reveals why she speaks up so much during oral arguments, why she expects never to see a woman serve as chief justice, and the one thing that makes her want to jump off the bench with frustration.
The retention of lateral hires at law firms is notoriously bad, with some estimates finding that only 47 percent of laterals remain at their new firm after five years. Here, Law360 gives you a game plan for integrating laterals effectively so they stay for the long haul.
About two-thirds of law firms have experienced some sort of data breach, according to a forthcoming cybersecurity scorecard from Logicforce that gives eye-popping clarity to the extent of data breaches in the industry — and what firms can do about it.
Associates have ranked a BigLaw heavyweight who took the lead on salary increases in the industry last year as the most prestigious firm, according to the results of a survey released Wednesday.
The first concurrence of Justice Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court career reads a lot like a dissent. In an immigration case Thursday, the newest member of the court accused his colleagues of venturing into unchartered legal territory “guided only by our own lights” and before the lower courts have had the chance to weigh in.
Legal consulting firm Altman Weil Inc. released on Thursday its annual survey of top law firms that found firms aren’t adapting quickly enough to the industry’s oversupply of lawyers and a decreasing demand for services.
Fish & Richardson PC was king of the legal jungle this week, winning a $235 million verdict for GlaxoSmithKline over a patent tied to the hypertension drug Coreg, while Skadden, Baker Botts and Morris Nichols ended up on the legal lambs list after a federal judge blocked their nuclear waste processor clients’ $367 million merger.
The Florida Bar on Friday will welcome a new president, Berger Singerman LLP partner Michael J. Higer, who will shepherd the organization as it collaborates with the state's Constitution Revision Commission — empaneled only once every 20 years — as it works on potential amendments to the Florida constitution.
While taking on a New Jersey town in a fight to revive a Muslim community’s plan for a mosque, a group of pro bono attorneys from New York City-based Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP unearthed an ugly case of Islamophobia and turned it into a legal victory.
The New York State Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Associate Judge Paul G. Feinman to the New York Court of Appeals, making him the first openly LGBT judge to sit on the bench of the Empire State’s highest court.
Two international law firms put out their U.K. annual revenue numbers this week, with CMS growing its intake by 4.1 percent, clocking in at €1.05 billion ($1.2 billion), and Taylor Wessing LLP booking a 1.8 percent boost to bring in £128.9 million ($163.5 million) in its 2016-2017 fiscal year.
Litigators, legal industry experts and financiers are reacting with skepticism to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's renewed push for a change to civil procedure rules mandating the disclosure of third-party litigation funding arrangements, saying the proposal is dubiously argued, hasty and unnecessary and could lead to longer and costlier litigations.
The Law360 400 features the largest U.S.-based law firms and vereins with a U.S. component, as measured by domestic attorney headcount.
The guessing game around Justice Anthony Kennedy’s possible retirement is reaching a crescendo. Yet the speculation does more than fuel bookmakers’ odds. It draws attention to his pivotal role as the court’s swing vote, says Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice.
One way to combat juror confusion and boredom is to allow jurors to ask witnesses questions. No federal evidentiary or court rule prohibits it, and every federal circuit court to address the practice has held it permissible, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.
Last month, the American Bar Association published revised guidance regarding an attorney’s duty to protect sensitive client material in light of recent high-profile hacks. The first step in compliance is understanding how your data is being stored and accessed. There are three key questions you should ask your firm’s information technology staff and/or external solution vendors, says Nick Holda of PreVeil.
After looking at all of the factual nuances associated with proving a constructive trust, I hit upon a strategy that I had never used before — namely, do nothing, say nothing and hope the IRS fails in its proof, recalls Mark Morris of Snell & Wilmer LLP.
One of the easiest ways to improve civil jury trials is to give juries substantive instructions on the law at the beginning of the trial rather than at its conclusion. It is also one of the most popular proposals we are recommending, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.
Lateral candidates looking to make the last — or perhaps only — move of their career cannot afford to just stand by and let a law firm’s vetting process unfold on its own, says Howard Flack, a partner at Volta Talent Strategies who previously led lateral partner recruiting and integration at Hogan Lovells.
One frequently hears from leading malpractice insurers that one of the highest risk categories for law firms is that of lateral partners not sufficiently vetted during the recruitment process, says Howard Flack, a partner at Volta Talent Strategies Inc. who previously led lateral partner recruiting and integration at Hogan Lovells.
This is the second in a series of articles discussing ideas proposed by the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project to resuscitate the American jury trial. In this article, Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman argue for setting early and strict time limits in civil jury trials.
In its most recent petition advocating mandatory disclosure of litigation finance, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce simply rehashes the same arguments from its previous failed efforts to convince the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the dire implications of undisclosed funding relationships, say members of IMF Bentham Ltd.
In his magnificent career, Larry Popofsky, who passed away last month, not only earned the well-deserved respect and devotion of innumerable clients, lawyers, colleagues and judges — he fundamentally changed the course of American antitrust law. That came when the U.S. Supreme Court confessed error in Schwinn, 10 years after he gave me my first legal research assignment, says Stephen Bomse of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.