White & Case LLP’s Christopher M. Curran continued his work for Toshiba Corp. this year, defending against a series of alleged cartel cases involving electronic components, and he also scored a big win for Nestle Purina Petcare Co. in a suit over the pricing of prescription pet food, landing him a spot among Law360's 2017 Competition MVPs.
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MVP: White & Case's Christopher Curran

White & Case LLP’s Christopher M. Curran continued his work for Toshiba Corp. this year, defending against a series of alleged cartel cases involving electronic components, and he also scored a big win for Nestle Purina Petcare Co. in a suit over the pricing of prescription pet food, landing him a spot among Law360's 2017 Competition MVPs. Read more »

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Keeping Your Law Library Relevant In The Age Of Google

Google’s status as a go-to research tool has transformed legal research habits, leading critics to view law libraries as cost centers. Law firms should embrace Google-style research tools and manage costs efficiently in order to position their libraries as valuable assets for years to come, says Donna Terjesen of HBR Consulting. Read more »

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Judging A Book: Cooke Reviews 'Constance Baker Motley'

Gary Ford's new book, "Constance Baker Motley: One Woman’s Fight for Civil Rights and Equal Justice Under Law," is more than a biography of the first African-American woman to become a federal judge. It presents in vivid detail how her work altered the legal landscape of the United States, says U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke of the Southern District of Florida. Read more »

What To Make Of CVS-Aetna And Other Megadeals

Under one view, large-scale mergers like the one proposed between CVS and Aetna are fine so long as they don’t restrict consumer choices and stifle innovation. But from another view, “bigness” can be an evil in its own right, says Randy Gordon of Crowe & Dunlevy PC. Read more »

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Another Boutique Tops Cravath Scale For Associate Bonuses

Two more firms announced in recent days that many of their associates would receive year-end bonuses that either matched or exceeded the market scale established by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, which has remained the standard among many BigLaw firms. Read more »

LA Boutique Says Ex-Gibson Dunn Atty Owes $140K In Fees

A former Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP partner skipped out on $140,000 in legal fees owed to Los Angeles-based boutique Brown Neri Smith & Khan LLP for an elderly abuse case, according to a state court suit filed Friday that said the former partner had even praised the boutique’s work with some freshly baked bread. Read more »

Pierce Sergenian Shakeout Produces A Split-Off Boutique

Less than a year into its existence, Los Angeles litigation boutique Pierce Sergenian LLP has been renamed Pierce Burns LLP after two members split to form their own boutique as a result of a clash between the original name partners over their long-term visions, Law360 has learned. Read more »

Senate Sets Up Vote For 'Not Qualified' Trump Judge Pick

The Senate on Monday advanced the nomination of Husch Blackwell LLP senior counsel L. Steven Grasz to an Eighth Circuit vacancy, despite Democrats' protests citing his "not qualified" rating from the American Bar Association. Read more »

Fla. Justices To Hear Row Over Judge's Facebook Friends

The Florida Supreme Court said Monday it will consider whether a judge should be disqualified from presiding over a case for being Facebook friends with opposing counsel, setting the stage for the court to refine the Sunshine State’s laws on judges' social media use. Read more »

Prosecutor Nominees Need To Be More Diverse, ABA Warns

The American Bar Association has urged the U.S. Department of Justice to place an emphasis on diversity when seeking recommendations for nominees to serve as U.S. attorneys, warning that a lack of diversity in the legal profession could erode public confidence in the justice system. Read more »

Analysis

15 Minutes With Pindrop's General Counsel

Clarissa Cerda, GC of voice technology security company Pindrop, shared with Law360 what she's most excited for in 2018 and her thoughts on alternative billing arrangements. Read more »

Feature

What Your Colleagues Think Of Litigation Finance

We asked, and you answered. Here are the results of Law360’s inaugural survey on third-party legal funding. Read more »

News Analysis

Why Investors Are Taking The Leap To 3rd-Party Funding

They often don’t know exactly what they’re buying, and there’s an ever-present chance they could come up empty in a given case. Here’s why investors are flocking to litigation finance anyway. Read more »

Feature

Has Litigation Finance Shed Its Stigma?

Once a taboo topic in the halls of BigLaw, litigation finance is winning over converts. And the peer pressure is building for rival law firms to join the bandwagon. Read more »

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