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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 »

Katten Atty Says He Never Saw Greebel Break The Law

A onetime colleague of former Katten Muchin corporate attorney and fraud defendant Evan Greebel who was retained to handle a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into one of Martin Shkreli’s hedge funds told a Brooklyn federal jury on Friday that he never saw Greebel do anything illegal. Read more »

Cancer Center In Ch. 11 To Shell Out $26M In FCA Deal

21st Century Oncology LLC has agreed to pay $26 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and Stark Law by paying off physicians who referred patients, according to an agreement recently filed in New York bankruptcy court. Read more »

Pharma Group Sues Calif. Over Drug Pricing Law

Trade group Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America on Friday sued California to block a newly approved drug pricing law, calling it a vast overreach that amounts to a “nationwide ban” on price increases. Read more »

LITIGATION

No Extra $2.3M FICA Refund For Kansas Education Nonprofit

A nonprofit will not receive at least $2.3 million in additional interest it had sought from the IRS for overpayment of Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax, after a Kansas federal judge ruled Thursday that the entity should be treated as a corporation. Read more »

Texas Justices To Hear Challenge To $9.6M MedMal Verdict

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a case in which Obstetrical and Gynecological Associates and one of its doctors argue that there was legally insufficient evidence to support a $9.6 million jury award in favor of the husband of a woman who alleges the substandard care she received resulted in a brain injury. Read more »

Veteran’s Sex-Assault Suit Against VA Staffer Moves Forward

A Kansas federal judge on Thursday kept alive much of a veteran’s suit alleging a former physician’s assistant at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital sexually assaulted him during medical examinations, but tossed his negligent hiring and retention claims. Read more »

ENFORCEMENT

Medicaid Scheme Lands NY Businessman 6-Year Sentence

An Albany County Supreme Court justice slapped a New York transportation company’s owner with two to six years in prison for submitting over $50,000 worth of false Medicaid claims for transportation that never occurred, according to an announcement Friday from the state attorney general’s office. Read more »

DEALS

Taxation With Representation: Shearman, Sullivan, Wachtell

In this week’s Taxation With Representation, CVS bought Aetna for $69 billion, UnitedHealth Group Inc. subsidiary Optum acquired Davita for $4.9 billion, Prysmian snapped up General Cable for $3 billion, and Hartford sold its life insurance business for $2.05 billion. Read more »

EXPERT ANALYSIS

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 »

Is Your Company Ready For Artificial Intelligence?

Evolving technologies such as artificial intelligence will change countless aspects of how companies do business. Consumer product companies ceding control to technology should weigh efficiencies against the risks posed by such novel movements, say attorneys at Morrison & Foerster LLP. 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.

Aetna Inc.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc.

American Bar Association

American Conference Institute

American Medical Association Inc.

Association of Corporate Counsel

Bank of America Corporation

Bayer AG

CAMC Health System Inc.

CVS Caremark Corporation

Davita, Inc.

Detroit Medical Center

Exceed Company Ltd.

Facebook

General Cable Corp.

Global Atlantic Financial Group Ltd.

Google Inc.

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.

Hartford Investment Management Co.

Humana Inc.

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Johnson & Johnson

LinkedIn Corp.

Maimonides Medical Center

Mylan NV

Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.

PhRMA

Retrophin Inc.

Siemens AG

Twitter Inc.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

United Services Automobile Association

UnitedHealth Group Inc.

Washington Post Co.

LAW FIRMS

Akin Gump

Archer & Greiner

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

BatesCarey LLP

Blank Rome

Boies Schiller

Bracewell

Brafman & Associates

Cohen Milstein

Cooley

Covington & Burling

Cravath Swaine

Crowell & Moring

DLA Piper

Davis Polk

Davis Wright Tremaine

Deans & Lyons

Debevoise & Plimpton

Dechert

Dentons

Downey Brand

Finnegan

Fish & Richardson

Fried Frank

Gibson Dunn

Gilliland & Hayes

Goodwin

Gordon & Rees

Greenberg Traurig

Hagens Berman

Harris Hilburn

Haynes and Boone

Herssein Law Group

Hogan Lovells

Holland & Hart

Hughes Hubbard

Irell & Manella

Jenner & Block

Jones Day

Katten Muchin

Keker Van Nest & Peters

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Lieff Cabraser

Littler Mendelson

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will

McGuireWoods

McKool Smith

Montgomery McCracken

Morgan Lewis

Morrison & Foerster

Munger Tolles

Nossaman LLP

O'Melveny & Myers

Orrick Herrington

Paul Hastings

Paul Weiss

Pepper Hamilton

Perkins Coie

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

Simpson Thacher

Skadden

Squire Patton Boggs

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Stroock & Stroock

Sullivan & Cromwell

Susman Godfrey

Taft Stettinius

Vinson & Elkins

Wachtell Lipton

Weil Gotshal

White & Case

Wiand Guerra

Wiley Rein

Wilkinson Walsh

Williams & Connolly

Willkie Farr

WilmerHale

Zuckerman Spaeder

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Department of Commerce

European Commission

European Union

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Government Printing Office

Internal Revenue Service

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. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Senate

U.S. Supreme Court

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York