Sanford Heisler Sharp is known for representing clients who have been discriminated against, but leaders there struggled to address complaints from legal assistants who alleged widespread sexist and racist comments and behavior at the firm, current and former employees told Law360.
They've made memories from their time serving their country in the military, and have carried those moments into their careers as practicing attorneys. Ahead of Veterans Day on Wednesday, Law360 shares 12 stories from lawyers who served in different branches of the U.S. military.
Trying to put on a mask after being hit with tear gas, being inside a submarine at 1,000 feet under the sea, caring for soldiers wounded by bombs during the Vietnam War. These U.S. military experiences taught veterans crucial lessons and traits that they’ve applied to their legal careers.
BigLaw is likely to see a boom in business under Joe Biden's presidency, with attorneys and law firm leaders anticipating a bevy of new federal regulation and enforcement actions that will have clients calling for advice.
Apple Inc.'s security chief promised to donate nearly $70,000 worth of iPads to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office in exchange for the approval of gun licenses for four Apple employees, the county's district attorney said Monday in announcing bribery charges.
A recent survey of 5,300 attorneys by the New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts shows that female attorneys, litigants and witnesses experience gender bias in a wide variety of ways throughout the court system — and that men and women have significantly different views of this bias, the state court system announced Monday.
Despite a solid third-quarter financial report, World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has dismissed three executives, including general counsel and corporate secretary Brian Nurse.
The publisher of Business Insurance has asked a New York federal judge to sanction Fox Rothschild LLP, alleging the firm violated professional legal ethics in trying to represent the publisher in one action while simultaneously suing it in another on behalf of the publication's former CEO.
President-elect Joe Biden has so far prioritized both experience and diversity in his choices for a national security team. Here are seven key people likely to take the helm in guiding U.S. foreign policy over the next four years.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who faced some criticism for her role in the Judiciary Committee's hearings for Justice Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, announced Monday that she will not seek to reclaim her position as the committee's top Democrat.
A California appellate court has vacated the disqualification of several Ohio attorneys representing Big Lots in an overtime pay dispute, determining that a state court jumped the gun by revoking their temporary admission to work on the putative class action after they solicited current and former employees.
The North Carolina Board of Law Examiners announced Monday it would hold the February 2021 bar exam remotely after refusing to adopt such an option for the July 2020 exam, citing the availability of new options from the National Council of Bar Examiners and the state's rising COVID-19 cases.
A California State Bar committee recently endorsed a policy allowing an alternative path to licensure for some bar applicants who did not pass their exams over the last five years. Here are three key points to know about the proposal.
Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP's 2020 year-end bonuses for associates remain the same for the sixth straight year, which Paul Weiss matched, according to memos Monday, despite the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic that had firms cutting salaries earlier this year.
Eastern District of Texas Judge Amos L. Mazzant III, one of the first Texas federal judges to resume in-person jury trials after an unprecedented four-month suspension due to the coronavirus, granted Law360 an interview to discuss his trial experience during the pandemic. Here, Judge Mazzant talks about the decision to open up his court, the COVID-19 outbreak that interrupted one of his trials and what to expect in 2021.
Reynen Court, a legal tech company billing itself as an "app store" for legal technology, has nabbed an investment from Nishimura & Asahi, Japan's largest law firm, the CEO confirmed Monday.
Any sensitive legal issue facing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, from pandemic-related closures to police reform and concerns surrounding the presidential election, crosses the desk of his counsel, Kapil Longani. Here, Longani shares more about his responsibilities, legal considerations when advising the mayor and a lesson shared with him by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP has nabbed Jones Day LLP appellate litigator Shay Dvoretzky to launch its new U.S. Supreme Court practice, becoming the latest New York-based litigation powerhouse to start focusing more on the high court.
New York state court administrators are questioning a Buffalo judge — already under an ethics investigation following an altercation with police — after he ruled in favor of an attorney in 2018 who owed the judge thousands of dollars.
As state lawmakers begin preparing for upcoming legislative sessions amid a resurgent pandemic, a scattered but largely grim outlook for state court funding is beginning to take shape.
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign launched an appeal to the Third Circuit on Sunday following a judge's decision a day earlier rejecting its bid to bar Pennsylvania election officials from certifying Joe Biden's win in the state's presidential election this month.
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.
The director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations has urged investment firms to empower their chief compliance officers, and warned that regulators notice when firms take a "check-the-box" approach to the position.
A former Fox Rothschild LLP legal aide told a New Jersey federal court Friday that she planned to appeal its October decision dismissing most of her suit alleging that a former lawyer for the firm sexually assaulted her and that Fox Rothschild brushed aside her complaints.
An Arkansas medical marijuana company has sued Feuerstein Kulick LLP with a $5 million legal malpractice suit, alleging that the firm misrepresented itself by claiming to be experts in the legal process of the medical marijuana industry and that it cost the company licensure from the state.
Around the country, 25 U.S. district courts have ordered jury trials and grand juries suspended amid a nationwide spike in COVID-19 cases, the federal judiciary announced Friday.
A New York state appeals court has dismissed a former Iona College general counsel's defamation suit against the school and its attorneys, ruling that the alleged defamatory statements were covered by "absolute privilege" since they came up during a civil proceeding.
Amid skyrocketing COVID-19 infections across the country, a jury trial in Texas ended in a mistrial Nov. 17 after at least 15 participants tested positive for the illness.
A New York state trial court has ordered the court system's administrative board and the chief judge to justify why they should not be held in contempt for not complying with an order for expedited discovery in a lawsuit alleging that the court system illegally targeted older judges for forced retirement during the 2020 budget crunch.
The Law360 2020 Glass Ceiling Report shows that law firms continue to make only minimal progress in their efforts to dispel the barriers women face, especially as they move up the ranks.
The elite slate of attorneys chosen as Law360's 2020 MVPs have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.
We're pleased to announce Law360's Rising Stars for 2020, our list of 176 attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.
Richard Finkelman and Yihua Astle at Berkeley Research Group discuss the ethical and bias concerns law firms must address when implementing artificial intelligence-powered applications for recruiting, conflict identification and client counseling.
Attorneys should consider the pros and cons of participating in virtual court proceedings from home versus their law firm offices, and whether they have the right audio, video and team communication tools for their particular setup, say attorneys at Arnold & Porter.
Attorneys considering blowing the whistle on False Claims Act violations by recipients of COVID-19 relief may face a number of ethical constraints on their ability to disclose client information and file qui tam actions, say Breon Peace and Jennifer Kennedy Park at Cleary.
U.S. Supreme Court nominees typically face intense questioning over potential judicial activism, but a better way to gauge judges' activist tendencies may be to look at the footnotes in their opinions, say Christopher Collier at Hawkins Parnell and Michael Arndt at Rohan Law.
The pandemic has accelerated the need to improve the practice of law through technology, but law firms and in-house legal departments must first ensure they have employee buy-in and well-defined processes for new digital tools, say Dan Broderick at BlackBoiler and Daryl Shetterly at Orrick.
Brian Burlant at Major Lindsey looks at how pandemic-era remote work has changed the way law firms operate — from shifts in secretarial functions to associate professional development — and explains why some alterations may be here to stay.
Blanket rules that bar recording or dissemination of remote public court proceedings impede presumptive common law and First Amendment right of access, greatly expand courts' powers over nonparties, and likely run afoul of U.S. Supreme Court precedent, says Matthew Schafer at ViacomCBS.
The vilification of Jones Day and Porter Wright for their involvement in President Donald Trump's election lawsuits is an attack on lawyers' duty to advocate for their clients' causes fearlessly and zealously within the bounds of the law, says Pierce O'Donnell at Greenberg Glusker.
Vanessa Barsanti and Sarah Mahoney at Redgrave explore how attorneys can prevent collateral discovery disputes by efficiently overseeing the electronic document review process and ensuring the integrity of the information provided to opposing counsel.
One issue the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia was whether to overturn the 30-year-old precedent for scrutinizing laws alleged to violate religious freedoms, but the discussion during oral argument suggests the court’s decision may sidestep the issue, say Austin Nimocks and Cory Liu at Ashcroft Law Firm.
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser explains how his office collaborated with local governments to enforce COVID-19 public health orders, and how moral suasion and education have limited the need for civil and criminal penalties against businesses.
Jessica Starr and Monica Ulzheimer at Alston & Bird look at four areas where business development and other law firm administrative teams can take a leadership role in driving practice growth at a time when attorney interactions with clients and peers are limited.
Recent court decisions applying the Federal Vacancies Reform Act to invalidate improper presidential appointments of acting federal agency heads have had little evident impact, highlighting shortcomings in the law that could become more acute if the presidency and Senate are controlled by different parties, says Steven Gordon at Holland & Knight.
Hay v. New York Media, a Harvard professor's suit asserting that a New York Magazine article defamed him, is likely dead on arrival because he was the primary source and consented to the article's publication, say Daniel Novack at Penguin Random House and Dakshïna Chetti at Columbia Law School.
Implementing pay structures that compensate attorneys for achieving clients' goals rather than measuring success based on hours billed is a necessary first step to keeping underrepresented attorneys in BigLaw, says Elizabeth Korchin at Therium Capital.