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Law360 MVP Awards Go To Top Attorneys From 78 Firms

The elite slate of attorneys chosen as Law360’s 2017 MVPs have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals. Read more »

The Law Firms Of The 2017 MVPs

Law360's MVP award goes to attorneys who have distinguished themselves from their peers in litigation, deals and other complex matters. Find the MVPs at your firm here. Read more »

Trump Tweet Raises Concern Over Regulators' Independence

President Donald Trump on Friday said that Wells Fargo & Co. would face tougher penalties even as the administration rolls back bank regulations amid reports that a penalty against the bank would be reviewed and potentially lowered. Read more »

Turkish Banker Knew Of US Concern Over Iran Ties, Jury Told

A former Obama administration official responsible for financial security told a Manhattan jury Friday that Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a Turkish banker facing charges of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, attended many meetings where growing concerns in Washington over his bank's work with Tehran were aired. Read more »

Court OKs $35M Atty Fees In Deutsche, JPMorgan Libor Deal

Following his approval of the banks’ combined $148 million settlement, a New York federal judge on Thursday granted $34.88 million in attorneys’ fees to counsel for two investor classes alleging JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank rigged the London Interbank Offered Rate. Read more »

US Says It Needn't Show Deutsche Traders Duped Libor Body

Prosecutors seeking to convict two former Deutsche Bank traders on Libor rigging charges told a New York federal court Thursday that the case doesn't rely on proving the pair meant to deceive the U.K. banking organization that actually set the global lending benchmark. Read more »

LITIGATION

Fed. Circ. Affirms Patent Win, Fees For Yahoo, Twitter, HSBC

The Federal Circuit on Friday refused to overturn a lower court’s ruling that found Google, Yahoo, HSBC and a laundry list of more than 50 companies did not infringe on fax-to-internet patents with email-based messaging systems and ordered the patent owners to pay attorneys’ fees to the companies for their “lack of candor and transparency” in the proceedings. Read more »

DOJ Tells High Court 2nd Circ. Erred In AmEx Ruling

The U.S. Department of Justice told the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday that it should vacate and remand the Second Circuit’s ruling that the use of increased fees to fund rewards for cardholders justifies American Express' anti-steering provisions imposed on merchants, claiming the ruling overlooked the central concern of antitrust laws: the preservation of competitive prices.  Read more »

Mellon Sues Altaba To Boost Share Rate For $1.4B In Notes

BNY Mellon Trust sued Yahoo Inc. successor Altaba Inc. for a 15 percent rise in shares due under a $1.4 billion notes-to-shares conversion agreement in Delaware’s Chancery Court on Friday, saying Yahoo’s sale to Verizon Inc. in June triggered the increase. Read more »

UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

The last week has seen a group of shipping companies sue Oman Insurance Co. PSC, RBC Trustees lodge a claim against UBS Employee Benefits Trust, and offshore law firm Appleby bring a confidential information suit against BBC and the Guardian. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K. Read more »

DEALS

Biotech Denali Therapeutics Tops 3 IPOs Totaling $506M

Shares of Denali Therapeutics Inc. soared Friday after the company raised $250 million in an upsized initial public offering that amounted to the largest biotechnology IPO of 2017, leading one of three newly public companies that raised $506 million combined. Read more »

EXPERT ANALYSIS

The Most Noteworthy Class Action Developments Of 2017

This year has seen significant developments in the field of class action litigation. The impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Spokeo decision continued to work its way through the courts, the appeals courts have made strides on issues like ascertainability and standing to pursue injunctive relief, and Congress is considering legislation that would alter the class action landscape, say attorneys with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Read more »

Series

40 Years Of FCPA: The Untold Story Of The Resource Guide

Much has been written about the 2012 "Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," but no one has talked about the behind-the-scenes work that produced the guide — until now, say Charles Duross, former chief of the FCPA Unit at the U.S. Department of Justice, and Kara Novaco Brockmeyer, former chief of the FCPA Unit at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Read more »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

9th Circuit's Kozinski Accused Of Showing Staffers Porn

After reports surfaced claiming Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski had showed female clerks pornography and engaged in other misconduct, the high-profile jurist told Law360 on Friday it was “regrettable” if he had offended any of his staffers. Read more »

Fla. Justices Stay Case To Mull Judge's Facebook Friendship

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday paused lower court proceedings in a suit seeking to get a judge disqualified for being Facebook friends with opposing counsel, indicating the court might take up the case. Read more »

Legal Sector Picks Up 600 New Jobs In November

U.S. legal services jobs climbed by 600 jobs in November, marking four consecutive months of job growth and the second-highest total for the sector so far in 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday in its latest jobs report. Read more »

Podcast

Law360's Pro Say: Kennedy Torn In Masterpiece Cakeshop

On the latest episode of Law360's Pro Say podcast, the team discusses Justice Kennedy's swing vote in a case pitting religious freedom and free speech against gay rights, a bizarre trial over a scheme to skirt sanctions on Iran, and Katy Perry's win in a suit over her purchase of a convent. Read more »

GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

Legislators introduced a bill to prevent businesses from enforcing mandatory arbitration agreements in instances where employees allege workplace sexual harassment, and a credit union sued President Donald Trump to block Mick Mulvaney from leading the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. These are some of the top stories in corporate legal news you may have missed this past week. Read more »

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 more »

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COMPANIES

21st Century Fox Inc.

Acacia Research Corporation

Aetna Inc.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc.

Allstate Corporation

Altaba Inc.

American Bar Association

American Conference Institute

American Express Company

American Medical Association Inc.

Association of Corporate Counsel

Bayer AG

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

British Broadcasting Corp.

CVS Caremark Corporation

Citigroup Inc.

ConAgra Foods, Inc.

Deutsche Bank AG

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc.

EQT Corporation

Exceed Company Ltd.

Facebook

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Google Inc.

HSBC Holdings PLC

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

J2 Global Inc.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Johnson & Johnson

KBW, Inc.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

LinkedIn Corp.

MasterCard Incorporated

Morgan Stanley

NASDAQ OMX Group Inc.

Ocwen Financial Corporation

Petrobras

Procter & Gamble Co.

Renaissance Capital

Sandler O'Neill & Partners LP

Siemens AG

Spokeo Inc.

Synapse Group Inc.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation

Twitter Inc.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

UBS AG

United Services Automobile Association

VPX Sports

Verizon Communications

Visa Inc.

Washington Post Co.

Wells Fargo & Co.

Yahoo! Inc.

LAW FIRMS

Akin Gump

Appleby Global

Archer & Greiner

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

BatesCarey LLP

Berman Tabacco

Blank Rome

Boies Schiller

Bracewell

Brafman & Associates

Brown Rudnick

Bryan Cave

Buckley Sandler

Byrne & Partners

Cafferty Clobes

Cohen Milstein

Cooley

Covington & Burling

Cravath Swaine

Crowell & Moring

DLA Piper

Davis Polk

Davis Wright Tremaine

Debevoise & Plimpton

Dechert

Dentons

Duane Morris

Edwin Coe

Eversheds Sutherland

Finnegan

Fish & Richardson

Flachsbart & Greenspoon

Fleming Ruvoldt

Foley & Lardner

Fox Rothschild

Frederic Dorwart

Fried Frank

Gibson Dunn

Goodwin

Gordon & Rees

Greenberg Traurig

Hagens Berman

Haynes and Boone

Heartfield Law Firm

Herrick Feinstein

Herssein Law Group

Hogan Lovells

Holland & Hart

Hughes Hubbard

Irell & Manella

Jenner & Block

Jones Day

Keker Van Nest & Peters

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Levine Lee

Lieff Cabraser

Littler Mendelson

Locke Lord

Lovell Stewart

Lowey Dannenberg

Marshall Gerstein

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will

McGuireWoods

McKool Smith

Mishcon de Reya

Montgomery McCracken

Morgan Lewis

Morrison & Foerster

Morvillo Abramowitz

Munger Tolles

Nelson Bumgardner

Nixon Peabody

Nossaman LLP

Nussbaum Law Group PC

O'Melveny & Myers

Orrick Herrington

Osborne Clarke

Paul Hastings

Paul Weiss

Pepper Hamilton

Perkins Coie

Peters & Peters

Polsinelli

Proskauer Rose

Quinn Emanuel

Reed Smith

Richman Greer

Robins Kaplan

Ropes & Gray

Rumberger Kirk

Sedgwick LLP

Seward & Kissel

Seyfarth Shaw

Shearman & Sterling

Sheppard Mullin

Shutts & Bowen

Sidley Austin

Simmons Hanly

Simon Law Firm

Simpson Thacher

Skadden

Squire Patton Boggs

Standley Law Group

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Stroock & Stroock

Sullivan & Cromwell

Susman Godfrey

Taft Stettinius

Thompson & Knight

Vinson & Elkins

Weil Gotshal

White & Case

Wiand Guerra

Wiley Rein

Wilkinson Walsh

Williams & Connolly

Willkie Farr

WilmerHale

Wilson Sonsini

Zuckerman Spaeder

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Delaware Court of Chancery

Department of Commerce

European Commission

European Union

Executive Office of the President

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Federal Reserve System

Federal Trade Commission

Government Printing Office

National Labor Relations Board

Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Senate

U.S. Supreme Court