Former Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP attorney Evan Greebel on Friday was sentenced to 18 months in prison over allegations that he aided now-imprisoned former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli in defrauding Retrophin Inc.
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Ex-Katten Atty Gets 18 Months In Prison For Shkreli Fraud

Former Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP attorney Evan Greebel on Friday was sentenced to 18 months in prison over allegations that he aided now-imprisoned former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli in defrauding Retrophin Inc. Read full article »

Scottrade To Face Mass. Securities Watchdog In State Court

A Massachusetts federal judge said Thursday that the state securities division’s administrative complaint alleging Scottrade Inc. flouted its own internal impartial standard conduct should not have been removed to federal court, remanding the action to a state administrative court. Read full article »

GE Must Face Retirement Plan Participants' Fiduciary Claims

General Electric Co. will have to face allegations in Boston that it made inefficient and self-serving investments on behalf of some 240,000 employees participating in a company 401(k) retirement plan, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled on Friday. Read full article »

DOL Urges 2nd Circ. To Revive PwC Retirees' ERISA Fight

The U.S. Department of Labor threw its support behind a class of former PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP employees attempting to revive their Employee Retirement Income Security Act claims against the company at the Second Circuit, arguing that there were remedies for the retirees under the statute. Read full article »

POLICY & REGULATION

Analysis

Trump Call For SEC To Study Reporting Rules Sparks Debate

President Donald Trump on Friday called on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to study ending quarterly reporting requirements for public companies and switch to a six-month system in order to cut costs and spur growth, a major policy shift that experts say would likely be embraced by many businesses but resisted by investors. Read full article »

ENFORCEMENT

Dutch National Gets 17 Years For $2.5M Investment Schemes

An Illinois federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Dutch national to 17 years in prison in an international criminal fraud case that saw the man cop to procuring more than $2.5 million through fake investment schemes between 1998 and 2010. Read full article »

US Takes Ex-HSBC Trader's Extradition Win To Top UK Court

The U.S. is appealing the denial of extradition of a former HSBC foreign exchange trader to the U.K.'s highest court, prosecutors said Thursday, to face charges in New York alleging he and a colleague defrauded bank client Cairn Energy PLC by trading ahead of a $3.5 billion forex deal for the Scottish oil and gas developer. Read full article »

Fraudster's Ex-Wife Gets Email Hunt Paused In Atty Tryst Suit

An Indiana federal court on Friday temporarily paused discovery for emails sent by the ex-wife of an incarcerated hedge fund manager in his suit claiming that his attorney had an affair with his wife while representing him in his criminal case, but refused to halt discovery all together.  Read full article »

Manafort Judge Talks Threats In Not Releasing Jurors' Names

The Virginia federal judge overseeing the Paul Manafort trial on Friday revealed he has received threats during the case and expressed concern that revealing the names of jurors deliberating the fate of the former Trump campaign chair could put their “peace and safety” at risk. Read full article »

LITIGATION

2nd Circ. Won't Revive Madoff 'Feeder Fund' Class Action

A three-judge panel of the Second Circuit rejected an effort by investors in two so-called feeder funds that were linked to Bernie Madoff’s fraudulent investment scheme to revive their class action against the funds’ managers, auditors, consultant and administrator, ruling Friday that a lower judge was right to dismiss the case. Read full article »

Investment Co., Irked Clients Clash On Securities Law's Reach

An investment firm and proposed class of investors accusing it of transferring their money into a mutual fund while concealing conflicts of interest are duking it out over whether a federal securities law precludes the investors' claims, with the firm hoping to dismiss the suit and the investors moving for remand to state court. Read full article »

Chancery Rejects Bid To Unwind $170M Furniture Co. Merger

A Delaware Chancery judge on Friday sided with directors of furniture company Design Within Reach Inc. and its hedge fund backers at Glenhill Capital Management LP, and rejected investor claims that a roughly $170 million merger with Herman Miller Inc. should be voided because of a quickly fixed mistake. Read full article »

BANKRUPTCY

Analysis

PG&E Fire Liability Has Calif. Considering Ch. 11 Alternative

As wildfires again ravage swaths of California forests in what has become a deadly summer ritual, the threat of a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. bankruptcy looms over state lawmakers who are hastily debating how to apportion liability for billions of dollars' worth of damage stemming from last year's infernos. Read full article »

DEALS

Real Estate Rumors: Lennar, Amerra Capital, Google

Lennar is reportedly under contract to buy 18.2 acres in Miami, private equity shop Amerra Capital is said to be subleasing 12,750 square feet in New York and Google is reportedly close to a deal to lease nearly 14,000 square feet in Chicago, where it plans to open a retail store. Read full article »

PEOPLE

Cooley Adds Ex-Boies Schiller Trial Partner In NY

Cooley LLP said Thursday that it has hired a former Boies Schiller Flexner LLP trial partner with experience representing financial institutions and sports and entertainment clients in securities and antitrust litigation, as well as in international and domestic arbitrations, bolstering its offerings in New York. Read full article »

King & Wood Mallesons Nabs Ex-Cahill Gordon Tax Expert

King & Wood Mallesons LLP announced it has hired a former Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP tax partner experienced in investments, capital markets and private investment funds for the firm’s New York office to boost its U.S. operations. Read full article »

EXPERT ANALYSIS

How FIRRMA Will Change National Security Reviews: Part 2

The newly enacted Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act significantly expands the authority of the U.S. government to review and restrict foreign investments on national security grounds. But FIRRMA also has provisions that may exempt some transactions from review, and accelerate review of others, say Jeffrey Bialos and Mark Herlach of Eversheds Sutherland LLP. Read full article »

Series

Judging A Book: Lipez Reviews 'Last Great Colonial Lawyer'

In his new book, "The Last Great Colonial Lawyer: The Life and Legacy of Jeremiah Gridley," Charles McKirdy argues that Gridley — someone I had never heard of — was the last great colonial lawyer, and that his cases illuminate his times. The author largely substantiates both claims, says First Circuit Judge Kermit Lipez. Read full article »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

Analysis

Despite Abuse Horrors, Attys Feel Duty To Defend The Church

Despite horrific details in a recently unveiled grand jury report about sexual abuse suffered by more than a thousand victims at the hands of Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania, attorneys who have represented the church say that public scorn hasn't swayed them from their duty to provide a vigorous defense. Read full article »

Feature

3rd Circ. Oral Argument Dip Troubling, Chief Judge Says

The Third Circuit appellate bar is trying to reverse a troubling decline in oral arguments before its panels, which its Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith in an exclusive interview with Law360 says could have been brought on by a "stunning" increase in pro se filings he traces to the Great Recession of the late aughts. Read full article »

Quinn Emanuel Says Ex-Partners Can't Duck Fee Arbitration

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP reiterated on Thursday in New York court that its former partners who launched Selendy & Gay PLLC cannot escape arbitrating a dispute over a clause in their partnership agreement requiring them to remit fees earned from clients they took to their new firm. Read full article »

Stinson Leonard Grows In St. Louis With IP Boutique Tie-Up

Stinson Leonard Street LLP continued its expansion streak Thursday, announcing plans to acquire 28-strong St. Louis intellectual property boutique Senniger Powers LLP, following up on two new office openings earlier this year. Read full article »

Feature

3 Reasons Attys Should Learn A Foreign Language

Becoming fluent in a foreign language may seem daunting, but the challenge can offer big rewards, including career opportunities and personal satisfaction, for attorneys willing to take it on. Here, Law360 looks at three reasons why lawyers should learn languages other than their own. Read full article »

Feature

GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

The Sixth Circuit ruled the Fair Labor Standards Act doesn’t on its own thwart arbitration agreements, consumer groups fought back against industry attempts to amend a hastily enacted landmark privacy law in California and British police warned of an increase in cryptocurrency fraud. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​ Read full article »

In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

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. Read full article »

Podcast

Podcast

Law360's Pro Say: Disabled Attys Fight For A Place In BigLaw

The legal profession can be a lonely place for attorneys with disabilities. They are often overlooked in diversity discussions, and may feel pressure to downplay their disability out of fear of facing bias and stigma. On this week's Pro Say podcast, we dive into these challenges and highlight how disabled attorneys are fighting for their place in the law.  Read full article »

Kavanaugh Will Meet With Top Senate Opponent

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will come face-to-face with his opposition Monday as he sits down with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the lawmaker leading the fight against his confirmation. Read full article »

Ex-Clerk Says NY Courts Protected Judge Who Harassed Her

A former law clerk has accused the New York state judicial system of covering up for a judge who she says sexually harassed her, allegations she made in a suit filed in federal court against the jurist and 16 other judges, administrators and attorneys. Read full article »

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American Civil Liberties Union

American Express Company

Apple Inc.

Archdiocese of Washington

Bank of America Corporation

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

CBOE Holdings Inc.

CNOOC Limited

Cairn Energy PLC

Cigna Corp.

Citigroup Inc.

Consumer Federation of America

Cray Inc

DESIGN WITHIN REACH

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Epic Systems Corp.

Gartner Inc.

General Electric Co.

GlaxoSmithKline

Google Inc.

HSBC Holdings PLC

Herman Miller, Inc.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Kelly Services, Inc.

Lennar Corporation

MasterCard Incorporated

Microsoft Corporation

Monsanto Co.

NBCUniversal Inc.

New York University

PG&E Corporation

PayPal Inc.

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Quicken Loans Inc.

Retrophin Inc.

Robert Half International Inc.

SIFMA

Scottrade Inc.

State Bar of California

State Street Global Advisors Inc.

The American Law Institute

The ERISA Industry Committee

Turing Pharmaceuticals AG

Twitter Inc.

Villanova University

WeWork LLC

Wells Fargo & Co.

Yahoo! Inc.

LAW FIRMS

Advisors LLP

Anderson Kill

Ashby & Geddes

Bartlit Beck

Bayard PA

Block & Leviton

Boies Schiller

Bredhoff & Kaiser

Butler Rubin

Cahill Gordon

Caplin & Drysdale

Chaffetz Lindsey

Cleary Gottlieb

Cohen Milstein

Cohen Seglias

Cooley

Coots Henke

DLA Piper

Ellenoff Grossman

Epstein Becker Green

Eversheds Sutherland

Fish & Richardson

Foley & Lardner

Fox Rothschild

Gardy & Notis

Gibson Dunn

Golenbock Eiseman

Goodwin

Greenberg Traurig

Hahn & Hessen

Hinshaw & Culbertson

Hogan Lovells

Hughes Hubbard

Katten Muchin

King & Wood Mallesons

Kirkland & Ellis

Kleinbard LLC

Kline & Specter

Kobre & Kim

Lackey Hershman

Latham & Watkins

Littler Mendelson

Mayer Brown

Meyer Darragh

Mintz Levin

Morgan Lewis

Murphy & McGonigle

Olshan Frome Wolosky

Paul Hastings

Pepper Hamilton

Proskauer Rose

Quinn Buseck

Quinn Emanuel

Reed Smith

Richards Layton

Robbins Geller

Robins Kaplan

Rosenthal Monhait

Rosner Law Group LLC

Sanford Heisler Sharp

Saul Ewing

Selendy & Gay

Senniger Powers

Sheppard Mullin

Sichenzia Ross

Sidley Austin

Skadden

Stinson Leonard

Stradley Ronon

Sullivan & Worcester

Vedder Price

Vladeck Raskin

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White & Case

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Williams & Connolly

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NATO

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