Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, the top cop in four Massachusetts communities, including Boston, announced Wednesday he would be leaving his post three months ahead of schedule for a job at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC and its lobbying arm, ML Strategies LLC.
The First Circuit prodded BioChemics Inc. on what it felt was an inconsistent argument Wednesday as the pharmaceutical company tried to flip a district court order denying coverage by Axis Reinsurance Co. for defending against a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation and enforcement action.
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue adopted emergency regulations Tuesday that explain the tax treatment of corporations that apply for manufacturing corporation classification to account for changes by the federal tax overhaul last year.
Caught in a whirlwind of firm dissolutions and layoffs, thousands of associates were thrust into one of the worst job markets in history a decade ago. While some have rebounded, others are still feeling the lingering effects of the financial crisis on their careers.
The Federal Circuit’s decision Monday rejecting the University of California’s efforts to secure control over patents on the breakthrough gene-editing system CRISPR in a fight with the Broad Institute leaves an unsettled patent landscape for the technology that could spur the parties to strike a deal, attorneys say.
Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. must pay a former employee $675,000 for wrongful termination under an arbitration that found "no credible proof" she directed an assistant to make unauthorized trades, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Tuesday in upholding the award for termination without cause.
Neither Raytheon nor the Defense Contract Management Agency showed any clear error in a decision that had found that most of Raytheon’s disputed contract cost reimbursement claims were not expressly unallowable, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals ruled recently, refusing to reconsider its earlier decision.
The brother of the California attorney convicted in a pair of pump and dump schemes the government says cost investors $1.5 million was sentenced in Massachusetts federal court Tuesday to nine months in prison, despite a plea to avoid jail time due to serious health issues.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a Massachusetts federal judge appeared skeptical Tuesday of BioChemics Inc.'s claims that it can show, within three weeks, an ability to pay down a “seven-figure” chunk of the $17.2 million it owes the SEC.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority filed its first disciplinary action involving cryptocurrencies on Tuesday with a claim that a former Massachusetts broker skirted registration requirements and committed fraud to sell an unregistered security called HempCoin.
Tyco Fire Products LP, 3M Co. and other companies that produced a fire suppressant foam have told a Massachusetts federal court that a suit filed by a group of Cape Cod residents claiming the product caused illnesses should be tossed, arguing the allegations couldn’t properly be connected to specific manufacturers.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has rejected the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's bid to have tribe-owned land in Massachusetts held in trust by the government for a proposed casino project, reversing an Obama-era decision by finding that the tribe didn't qualify to have the land taken into trust under the Indian Reorganization Act.
The legal industry has shown some caution in rebuilding its pool of associates after the dramatic layoffs of thousands during the last recession. But have firms done enough to survive the next?
Exxon Mobil Corp. on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review Massachusetts' top court's decision not to stop the state attorney general's probe into the company's climate change statements, arguing its tenuous business links to the Bay State aren't enough to give the AG jurisdiction.
A proposed class of Massachusetts Institute of Technology employees accusing the school of mismanaging their retirement savings urged a Massachusetts federal judge to let them take their claims before a jury, one day after Cornell University workers won the right to a jury trial on part of their similar benefits suit.
The Federal Circuit on Monday rejected the University of California’s bid for broad control over patents on the breakthrough gene-editing system CRISPR, holding that a research institute associated with Harvard and MIT is entitled to some patents on the technology.
A California attorney, pilot and yachtsman convicted of running a $1.5 million pump-and-dump scheme wrote from prison to ask a Massachusetts federal judge to dismiss a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission complaint against him, or continue to stay the enforcement action until his criminal appeal is complete, according to a motion filed Monday.
A Mercedes-Benz driver urged a Massachusetts federal court Friday to keep intact his proposed class action claiming the automaker hid a radiator defect from consumers, arguing that the company's dismissal bid is “nothing more than advocacy” that the court must ignore.
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP is continuing its Boston expansion and launching its national First Amendment and media practice with the addition of a pair of partners from Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC who have defended newspapers, journalists and businesses alike in defamation cases for years, the firm said.
For starting attorneys, the financial crisis casts a long shadow, even though the worst is past. Here’s our breakdown of the data showing its impact and where the industry’s headed.
As a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, my job was to mirror my boss’ views and values in everything I did. Years later, I find that I am still striving to live up to the values Justice Ginsburg instilled in me, as both a lawyer and a spouse, says Burden Walker, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.
Massachusetts recently passed comprehensive noncompete legislation, which will become effective on Oct. 1, 2018, assuming it is signed by Gov. Charlie Baker. The new law would place significant limitations on the scope of enforceable employee noncompetes, say Bret Cohen and Michael Steinberg of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everything she is cracked up to be — feminist icon, brilliant jurist, fierce dissenter. She is also an incredible boss, mentor and friend. Her advice has shaped how I have tried to balance building a career and raising children, says Rachel Wainer Apter, counsel to the New Jersey attorney general.
One of us was a clerk when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her Ledbetter dissent from the bench, inviting Congress to act, and the other clerked a few years later, when RBG's prominently displayed copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act served as a daily reminder that dissents are not just for show, say Arun Subramanian and Mark Musico of Susman Godfrey LLP.
Twenty years ago, the first state "ban the box" law crystallized a movement that, in time, would yield similar background check restrictions across the U.S. The result is a crisscrossing jumble of requirements, putting employers in a difficult position when dealing with applicants in different jurisdictions, say attorneys with Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC.
As clerks for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we learned early on that, when preparing a memorandum or draft opinion, it was essential to present any opposing argument in its strongest possible light. There is a lesson here for today's public debates, says Trevor Morrison, dean of NYU Law School.
I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the days of RBG bobbleheads and “You Can’t Spell Truth Without Ruth” T-shirts. I had no idea I would become a judge, and I feel lucky every day that I had the chance to learn from her, says California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu.
A lot has changed since I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 20 years ago. At that time, I had hair and no wife. I also thought I knew everything — but working for the justice made me realize very quickly that I actually knew very little, says Ninth Circuit Judge John Owens.
In 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and I began my two-year clerkship with her. In her first opinion as a justice, and in dozens since, Justice Ginsburg reminded us how the law needs to operate if equality is to be a reality, says Margo Schlanger, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School.
As a result of waning federal involvement, states have increased their roles in the regulation and litigation of private student loans, and servicers and lenders now confront an amorphous environment policed by a diverse cast. And with student loan defaults rising, state enforcement activities may not be the only increase in litigation the industry sees, say attorneys at Troutman Sanders LLP.