Latham & Watkins LLP Chair Bill Voge announced his immediate resignation Tuesday afternoon following an admission that he had engaged in communications of a sexual nature with a person not connected to the firm.
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EXCLUSIVE: Behind The Downfall Of Latham's Chairman

Latham & Watkins LLP Chair Bill Voge announced his immediate resignation Tuesday afternoon following an admission that he had engaged in communications of a sexual nature with a person not connected to the firm. Read more »

Ex-Rep. From Texas Ran $1.25M Charity Scam, Feds Say

Former U.S. Rep. Stephen Stockman, R-Texas, solicited about $1.25 million in contributions from wealthy donors under the guise the funds would be used for charitable causes when in actuality the money went to fund his political ambitions, federal prosecutors told jurors in Houston Tuesday, the first day of testimony in a criminal trial. Read more »

Farm's Crop Claim Puts Arbitrability Before Texas High Court

Texas Supreme Court justices on Tuesday questioned whether a crop insurance policy’s arbitration provision extends far enough to force arbitration of a farm’s allegation that mistakes by its insurance agent caused the farm to be denied a crop damage claim under the policy. Read more »


Texas Justices Weigh Settlements' Effect On Loan Default Win

Texas Supreme Court justices on Tuesday probed whether a real estate developer found liable for failing to repay a construction loan could reduce the amount he owes based on separate settlements the lender had reached with law firms and title companies involved in the transaction. Read more »

Texas Court Finds Car Accident Injury Suit Untimely

A Texas appeals panel on Tuesday tossed a woman's personal injury suit against a tire company employee who was driving a company car that was involved in an accident with her vehicle, finding that while she may have filed her suit against the driver within the two-year deadline, it wasn't served on him until well after. Read more »

Tinder Stays On IP Warpath, Sues Top Chinese Dating App

The company that owns the dating app Tinder filed a sweeping intellectual property lawsuit Monday against a service billed as “China’s Tinder" just days after filing a similar case against top U.S. rival Bumble. Read more »


TPG, EnerVest Cut $2.66B Deal To Create Energy Co.

Texas-based TPG Pace Energy Holdings Corp. has agreed to acquire oil and gas assets within EnerVest Ltd.’s South Texas division for $2.66 billion, which will allow the entities to create Magnolia Oil & Gas Corp., the company said Tuesday. Read more »



National Lawyers Need National Licensing For National Courts

Just last month, a number of legal groups asked the Northern District of California to strike its rule requiring that, before seeking federal court admission, attorneys first be licensed by the state of California. It is irrational to exclude seasoned federal practitioners from general admission due to state bar approval while allowing raw state lawyers who have never been inside a federal courtroom, says attorney EJ Hurst. Read more »



How Female GCs Help Women Advance Their Law Careers

At the beginning of her career, Helen Browne said she wasn't allowed to wear pants and colleagues often questioned her employment since she was married to a working man. Now, as group general counsel of French multinational insurance firm AXA, she said it's hard to believe how much has changed. Here, Browne and other female GCs share how they're transforming their departments and other women's professional lives. Read more »


15 Minutes With PayPal’s General Counsel

Shortly after she joined PayPal in 2015, Wanji Walcott initiated her second pro bono program in the corporate legal realm, this time across the world. Here, the online payment company’s general counsel and senior vice president discusses with Law360 how she explains complicated legal matters to nonlawyers and which book she recommends to attorneys hoping to enhance their craft. Read more »

White & Case Reports 24% Gender Pay Gap In London

White & Case LLP became the first U.S. law firm on Monday to report its gender pay gap data to the U.K. government under a new law, revealing a 24 percent divide between what the average man and average woman earns in its London office. Read more »

Akin Gump Reps Tippee Pro Bono In Insider Trading Case

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has agreed to take up the defense of a computer analyst charged with trading on confidential merger information gleaned from a former Bank of America executive pro bono, according to notices filed Friday in New York federal court. Read more »

Judge OKs Eagan Avenatti's Exit From Ch. 11

A California bankruptcy judge has approved a settlement ending the bankruptcy of defunct class action law firm Eagan Avenatti LLP — owned by the attorney representing Stormy Daniels in her legal battle against President Donald Trump — that allows a former partner to collect $4.85 million to resolve his claims of allegedly unpaid fees. Read more »

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