U.S. Department of Justice official Seth DuCharme has been tapped as acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Friday, replacing Richard Donoghue, who is in turn taking DuCharme's old job.
The U.S. Supreme Court's opinion finding President Donald Trump isn't immune from a New York grand jury subpoena for his tax records affirms the president isn't above the law, but continuing litigation will likely delay their release.
A New York federal court Friday gave attorneys for President Donald Trump and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. until Wednesday to say whether further proceedings are necessary in the battle over Trump's tax records.
British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell urged a Manhattan federal court on Friday to release her on $5 million bail as she awaits trial on charges of luring minors for sex with financier Jeffrey Epstein, denying that her own wealth makes her a flight risk.
The Second Circuit declined to revive a lawsuit by an attorney accusing Dorsey & Whitney LLP of defaming him in a blog post, saying the post clearly expressed an opinion and was therefore not defamatory.
New legislation would allow New York public defender and government law graduates who have twice failed the bar exam to continue to practice under supervision for the duration of the state's ongoing coronavirus state of emergency.
The head of Brown Rudnick LLP's patent litigation practice has decamped with his team and clients in tow to launch his own firm in New York City, walking away with virtually all of Brown Rudnick's Manhattan-based patent litigation group.
A columnist who claimed President Donald Trump raped her in the 1990s cited the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling on Trump's tax records Friday in her argument that the president is not immune from her defamation lawsuit.
New York's move to penalize Deutsche Bank AG for what state officials said were lapses in the bank's relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is a wake-up call for how financial institutions and their compliance departments should approach high-risk clients, experts told Law360.
The New York federal judge overseeing the dispute between the Federal Defenders of New York and the Federal Bureau of Prisons over attorneys' access to clients in detention on Friday criticized the backlog of inmate requests for calls with their lawyers, calling the government's effort insufficient.
Supreme Court oral arguments are always a high wire act. This term, a global pandemic, a docket of hot-button cases and an experiment with remote technology took the challenge to new heights. Here’s a look at the law firms that argued the most, and how they fared.
A docket packed with divisive cases. Experiments in remote oral arguments. Defining moments for the court’s new swing justice. Here, Law360 takes a data dive into the numbers behind this historic court term, when the unexpected reigned supreme.
The 2019 term has removed all doubt: Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. is the power broker on the U.S. Supreme Court. But unlike past swing justices, the nation's top jurist puts the reputation of the court before his own conservative instincts and is willing to compromise when he needs to.
Bank of America has loaned $89.25 million for a residential condo property on Columbia Heights in Brooklyn, and Loeb & Loeb worked on the transaction, according to records made public in New York on Friday.
Oak Street Real Estate Capital has reportedly paid $51.01 million for a Florida mixed-use building, Knightsbridge Properties is said to have landed $20 million in financing for a New York condo project and a former Target in Florida could be redeveloped into apartments.
Universal Life Insurance Co. is urging a New York federal court to enforce a $524 million arbitral award against a Bermuda insurance company following a dispute that arose after its controlling owner, who was convicted earlier this year of federal bribery charges, allegedly improperly drained assets from an underlying trust account.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a drug patent trial in New York to go remote and again delayed a media streaming patent trial in Texas. Meanwhile, 3M settled a fraud suit tied to its N95 masks, and Jeff Dunham received pushback from a company selling face masks with his image. Here are some recent intellectual property updates tied to the outbreak that you may have missed.
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, a Universal unit that owns "Casper the Friendly Ghost" is asking to block an application filed by popular mattress company Casper — plus five other new TTAB cases you need to know.
A former WeWork program manager in New York has slapped the embattled real estate company with a sexual harassment lawsuit just a day after two Black WeWork defectors accused the firm of racism.
Goldman Sachs can't shake a proposed ERISA class action from an ex-employee accusing the financial services firm of mismanaging its 401(k) plan, after a New York federal judge ruled the worker adequately alleged the company put itself before the plan participants.
A Chicago-based trading firm became the latest entity to file a proposed class action against JPMorgan Chase in New York federal court Thursday, alleging the bank has been illegally spoofing the futures market since 2009.
The Second Circuit's recent decision firmly rejecting the proposition that U.S. law allows federal courts to order discovery for private commercial arbitration abroad has cemented a circuit split that could boost the chances of the U.S. Supreme Court finally resolving the fiercely contested issue.
President Donald Trump on Friday said he was planning to issue an executive order on immigration that would, in part, create a "road to citizenship" for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipients, telling a Telemundo anchor that "people are going to be very happy with it."
Although the recent Second Circuit decision in U.S. v. Napout — upholding fraud convictions of FIFA officials — expansively applied U.S. law to attenuated foreign conduct, it leaves room for future courts to reach a different outcome in similar cases, say Ashwin Ram and Brittany Prelogar at Steptoe & Johnson.
In this moment of national recognition of historical institutional racism, the American Bar Association must implement a model rule that explicitly declares efforts to fight racism and advance equality to be a matter of attorneys' ethics and professional conduct, say Marc Firestone at Philip Morris International and David Douglass at Sheppard Mullin.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing shelter-in-place regulations, mezzanine lenders will likely want to account for the changing Uniform Commercial Code landscape and recent New York state court rulings when approaching foreclosure sales and litigation, say attorneys at King & Spalding.
Law firms accounted for a large portion of the recipients of federal bailout funds designed to save small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, but some observers speculate that, for a number of those shops, the funds won't be enough to prevent future cuts if COVID-19 continues to drag down the market.
After a wildly tumultuous first half of 2020, law firm leaders are now preparing to take on whatever the second half of the year has in store. Here, leaders share their biggest worries for the remaining six months of the year.
Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone PLC has instituted layoffs and furloughs of attorneys and other employees amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to reports.
The Northern District of Illinois' latest COVID-19 safety order entered Friday extends remote hearings into mid-September and keeps an early August target date for jury trials to resume, and the court's two clerk's offices will reopen to the public on Monday.
The head of the labor and employment practice at Los Angeles-based law firm Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs APLC is facing allegations he engaged in an extended campaign of "creepy" behavior toward an associate that peaked with a "nightmarish" incident during a work trip overseas.
Court leadership in Philadelphia County on Friday vowed to take action following the release of a damning report from an outside consultant detailing "a culture of nepotism, mistrust and racial tension that is constantly brewing" for staff and judges alike.
The D.C. Circuit hit the brakes Friday on a panel's recent ruling instructing a federal judge to immediately grant the government's request to end the prosecution of former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn as the full appeals court considers whether to rehear the matter.
A new survey showed that corporate counsel are divided on whether they think recent work-from-home adjustments will continue or be reversed once the pandemic wanes, and a separate report revealed that more attorneys are getting comfortable with litigation funding. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court ended its term with a bang this week, rejecting President Donald Trump's claim that he was absolutely immune to a subpoena for his financial records by New York state prosecutors who are pursuing a criminal investigation.
A Minnesota woman told a Pennsylvania federal court that Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP used clients' protected information as "a sword and a shield" to hide its alleged wrongdoing in its report provided to a special master, who was investigating the firm's bid to drop clients suing GlaxoSmithKline and others for birth defects caused by thalidomide.