Daily LitigationJudge Grants Attys' $20M Fee Bid For ATM Antitrust Deal
A Washington, D.C., federal judge has awarded more than $20 million in fees, plus another $10 million for litigation expenses, to three firms that brokered a $66.7 million settlement with major banks over claims they conspired to fix ATM access fees.
Modern LawyerDOJ's Daring Mar-A-Lago Raid Amps Up Pressure On Garland
The FBI's Monday raid on Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort could lead to classified-materials charges that some experts likened to Al Capone's tax fraud rap — if Attorney General Merrick Garland makes the unprecedented decision to indict a former president.
Modern LawyerTaft Stettinius Adds DOJ Prosecutor To White Collar Practice
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP has hired a former U.S. Department of Justice white collar prosecutor to join the firm's growing compliance, investigations and white collar defense practice.
Modern LawyerLatinos Most Underrepresented Among Calif. Attys, Bar Says
While Latinos may make up 36% of California's 39.2 million residents, they only make up 6% of the attorneys in the Golden State, down from 6.7% three years ago, according to new statistics from the California State Bar.
Daily LitigationBoies Schiller, Hausfeld Score $627M In Fees In BCBS MDL
An Alabama federal judge awarded $626.6 million in attorney fees and another $40.9 million in costs on Tuesday to Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, Hausfeld LLP and other lawyers who scored a $2.67 billion class award for subscribers in multidistrict litigation against Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers.
CourtsSnapshot: Munck Wilson Hits Dallas Landlord With Fraud Suit
Munck Wilson Mandala LLP has launched a fraud lawsuit in federal court accusing its Dallas landlord of bilking the firm out of more than $1 million through bogus charges for building improvements and other services while actually allowing the property to fall into disrepair.
Modern LawyerGibson Dunn Promotes Chief Diversity Officer To Partner
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has become one of the first major law firms to elevate to partner a chief diversity officer who is dedicated exclusively to diversity and inclusion, the firm announced Monday.
In-HousePittsburgh Penguins Atty Elevated To General Counsel Role
The National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins said that the franchise had promoted one of its in-house attorneys to lead the legal department.
Modern LawyerLawmakers Urged To Grapple With New Brain Monitoring Tech
Lawmakers must stay apace with advancements in neurotechnologies to protect a whole suite of human and workplace rights, a new report commissioned by the Law Society warns.
Modern LawyerAllen & Overy Settles Suit Over Soccer Stadium Lease
Allen & Overy LLP has settled a £7.8 million ($9.4 million) lawsuit from the landlords of a stadium over how it drafted a deal for a soccer club to lease the former Olympic stadium in London.