A carbon tax in Washington and renewable energy mandates in Arizona and Nevada are part of a "green wall" of ballot initiatives in western U.S. states that could have significant impacts on the energy sector, experts say. Here, Law360 highlights major energy-related state referendums headed to the polls in November.
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Energy Policy Goes To The Polls In Western US States

A carbon tax in Washington and renewable energy mandates in Arizona and Nevada are part of a "green wall" of ballot initiatives in western U.S. states that could have significant impacts on the energy sector, experts say. Here, Law360 highlights major energy-related state referendums headed to the polls in November. Read full article »

Nigeria Appeal In $9B Gas Row Is Delay Tactic, Court Hears

A gas engineering firm asked a D.C. federal judge Monday to reject Nigeria’s appeal in litigation over a roughly $9 billion arbitration award stemming from a scuttled natural gas development deal, saying the move is a delay tactic and procedurally improper. Read full article »



The Path To Becoming A Supreme Court Advocate

A look at the careers of attorneys who have dominated oral advocacy at the U.S. Supreme Court over the last decade shows a similar path for men and women, with a few key differences. Here’s how the top 10 male and female advocates stack up. (This article is part of a series examining the gender gap among high court advocates.) Read full article »


Investor Can't Overturn Yukos' Buyer's Bankruptcy Plan

A New York federal judge has upheld the bankruptcy reorganization of a Luxembourg-based entity created to acquire the financial services arm of former Russian oil giant Yukos Oil Co., saying a minority investor waived his right to challenge the corporate overhaul that wrested away any say he might have in the entity. Read full article »

Tribe Looks To Nix DOI's Bid To Move Drilling Suit To ND

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation has urged a D.C. federal court to reject the U.S. Department of the Interior's attempt to transfer to North Dakota the tribe's suit challenging a decision that permits oil and gas drilling near a lake within its reservation, arguing that the case raises issues of national importance. Read full article »


Greenspoon Marder Adds Atty For NY Cannabis Tax Practice

Greenspoon Marder LLP is expanding its New York tax practice by adding a partner experienced in general corporate and real estate tax to help the firm with its new cannabis practice. Read full article »


A Holistic Approach To Client Retention

In an era when law firms are fighting for business and clients can dictate the terms of the relationship, "value" has become a moving target. Firms that take a proactive approach by using strategies designed to articulate value over time will gain the competitive advantage, says Dan Tacone at Intapp Inc. Read full article »


A Chat With Allens Pricing Chief Pier D'Angelo

In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Pier D'Angelo, chief pricing and practice officer at Allens. Read full article »


DC Investigations Lawyer To Be New White House Counsel

President Donald Trump has selected Pat A. Cipollone to replace Don McGahn as White House counsel, the president told reporters Tuesday, bringing in a well-known Washington litigator as his new top lawyer as the special counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election continues unabated. Read full article »

Axinn Enters California With SF Office, Plans To Expand

Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP announced Tuesday that it has launched a new office in San Francisco, bringing its antitrust and intellectual property capabilities to the West Coast and planning to lure talent to serve its major clients in the state. Read full article »

Berry Appleman Adds 9 Epstein Becker Immigration Attys

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP has nabbed a 60-person immigration team from Epstein Becker Green, including nine attorneys, expanding the firm's footprint to New York City with the opening of a new Manhattan office on Monday. Read full article »

SEC Comes Up Short In Fraud Case Against RD Legal Capital

A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission administrative law judge on Monday shot down much of the agency’s case alleging that fund manager RD Legal Capital LLC and its owner misled investors about their hedge funds’ legal receivables investments, ruling that while some misrepresentations had been made, they hadn’t been made with fraudulent intent. Read full article »

Justices Asked If Sanctions Can Cover Presuit Actions

A whistleblower has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether federal courts can impose sanctions for behavior that happened before a suit was filed, saying a Tenth Circuit decision upholding sanctions against him created a circuit split. Read full article »

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