Sometimes viewed as an “invisible” disability, mental illness has long been forced under wraps because of the risk that attorneys could face bias and stigma. Here’s how lawyers, law firms and other groups are starting to take on the status quo. This article is part of our special report on disability inclusion in the legal industry.
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BigLaw’s Mental Health Stigma May Be Fading

Sometimes viewed as an “invisible” disability, mental illness has long been forced under wraps because of the risk that attorneys could face bias and stigma. Here’s how lawyers, law firms and other groups are starting to take on the status quo. This article is part of our special report on disability inclusion in the legal industry. Read full article »

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David Boies On How Dyslexia Shaped His Work

One of the country’s highest-profile litigators, the Boies Schiller Flexner LLP chairman was diagnosed with dyslexia when he was in his 30s. In an interview with Law360, he talks about practicing law with the learning disability. This article is part of our special report on disability inclusion in the legal industry. Read full article »

TOP NEWS

Mitsubishi, Hitachi To Pay $23M In Parts Price-Fixing MDL

Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd. and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation have agreed to pay more than $23 million combined to settle allegations in Michigan federal court that they participated in a wide-ranging global conspiracy to fix prices on automotive parts. Read full article »

Philippines' Watchdog Wins Grab Commitments For Uber Deal

The competition enforcer for the Philippines said Friday that it has reached an agreement with Grab Inc. that will preserve competition for ride-hailing services in the country after Grab took over Uber Technologies Inc.’s Southeast Asia operations earlier this year. Read full article »

Fed. Circ. Wrong On HIV Drug Patent Challenge, Justices Hear

A health care group told the U.S. Supreme Court it was improperly barred by the Federal Circuit from challenging a patent for an HIV drug because it had not filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application for a generic version of the drug, according to a petition for certiorari related to its request for declaratory judgment ruling the patents are invalid. Read full article »

MERGER REVIEW

Thales Extends $5B Data Encryption Offer Amid Probes

The Thales Group said that it has extended the acceptance period for its planned $5 billion purchase of Gemalto NV, as competition authorities in several jurisdictions give the tie-up a close look over concerns about hardware components used for data encryption. Read full article »

5 State AGs Argue Against $62B Bayer-Monsanto Deal

In opposition to Bayer AG’s planned $62 billion acquisition of Monsanto Co., the attorneys general of California, Iowa, Massachusetts, Mississippi and Oregon sent a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Justice, arguing that the deal would concentrate an already narrow seed market and threaten innovation. Read full article »

LITIGATION

Farmers, Dairy Co-Op Reach $40M Deal To End Milk Price Suit

A California federal court was asked Monday to approve a $40 million settlement to resolve putative claims for tens of thousands of dairy farms alleging that cooperative DairyAmerica Inc. and affiliate California Dairies conspired to boost profits by lowballing milk prices paid to farmers. Read full article »

FTC Overstepped In Shire FDA Petitions Case, 3rd Circ. Told

The Federal Trade Commission exceeded its authority in bringing a lawsuit that alleges a Shire PLC unit abused the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s citizen petition process to delay generic competition for its antibiotic Vancocin and is overstating potential consequences of the lower court’s dismissal, the Washington Legal Foundation has told the Third Circuit. Read full article »

Ex-Northwestern Hoops Player Drops Transfer Rule Suit

A former college basketball player suing the NCAA for killing his career with its “year in residence” rule after he was allegedly forced off Northwestern University’s team has dropped his suit, a move that comes roughly a month after the Seventh Circuit upheld that rule in another case. Read full article »

POLICY & REGULATION

CFIUS Overhaul Signed Into Law Along With Defense Budget

President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2019 into law on Monday, approving the federal defense budget and policy priorities for the upcoming year as well as the attached plan to overhaul the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Read full article »

EXPERT ANALYSIS

Japan's Balanced Approach To SEP Licensing

The Japan Patent Office's new guide to licensing for standard-essential patents maintains an admirable neutrality in tone, language and substance, making it an effective reference tool for all sides in SEP licensing, says David Kappos, a partner at Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP and former director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Read full article »

Roundup

Clerking For Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined the U.S. Supreme Court 25 years ago and is not planning to retire anytime soon — she has hired clerks through 2020. What's it like to assist Justice Ginsburg? In this series, former clerks reflect on the experience. Read full article »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

Proskauer, Partner Agree To End Pay Equity Suit

Proskauer Rose LLP and a female partner on Friday agreed to end her $50 million sex discrimination suit alleging that the firm pays her less than her male colleagues and threatened to fire her when she complained. Read full article »

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'Come Loaded For Bear' Before Manafort Judge, Attys Say

Lawyers who have appeared before the Virginia federal judge overseeing the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort offer two pieces of advice for arguing in his courtroom: Be prepared. Be concise. Read full article »

Dentons Grows In Latin America With New Chilean Office

Dentons announced Monday that it is combining with a Chilean firm, a move the firm's leadership boasted will further shore up its presence in Latin America and enable it to provide legal services to clients around the globe. Read full article »

Dems Again Denied Kavanaugh Bush-Era Docs From Archives

Senate Democrats’ latest long shot to get D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s documents from his time as President George W. Bush's staff secretary fell short, as the National Archives again has rejected a request for information on President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee. Read full article »

Del. Court Returns To Full Strength With 2 New Judges

The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware has added two federal judges to the bench, bringing the court, recently swamped with patent litigation, to full strength for the first time in more than a year. Read full article »

Gov't, PACER Users Can Appeal Suit Over Fees

A Washington, D.C., federal judge on Monday greenlighted an appeal in a class action challenging the government's use of fees for the Public Access to Electronic Court Records system, allowing both sides to argue that the court got it wrong in a liability decision that found the government misused $200 million in fees. Read full article »

Interview

15 Minutes With WeWork's General Counsel

WeWork general counsel Peter Greenspan's relationship with the company began in 2014 when he was approached to help the rapidly growing office space sharing startup hire a real estate lawyer. Greenspan, an alumnus of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, spoke to Law360 recently about his first three years at WeWork, what makes for an ideal partnership with outside counsel and why the legal department at WeWork is so special. Read full article »

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