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Tackling a host of modern complications among in-house legal teams requires the right blend of outside legal expertise and technology, four legal innovators said during a panel discussion Thursday.
Jonathan Kanter, the White House nominee for U.S. Department of Justice antitrust chief, will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a confirmation hearing on Wednesday, the panel has announced.
Intellectual property attorneys working at private firms saw their billable hours decrease in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest survey from the American Intellectual Property Law Association, with some reporting decreased billing rates as well.
Perkins Coie LLP has added an intellectual property litigator who previously served as the West Coast co-chair of Mayer Brown LLP's electronic discovery and information governance practice as a partner in its Palo Alto, California, office.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday it will hear an appeal over whether the U.S. Tax Court had the authority to consider a North Dakota law firm's day-late challenge to a tax levy from the Internal Revenue Service.
Contract software company ContractPod Technologies Ltd., better known as ContractPodAi, secured a $115 million Series C investment round Thursday that was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, marking that fund's first investment in legal technology.
Freshfields again displayed its focus on fortifying the firm's corporate law capabilities Wednesday when it plucked a major mergers and acquisitions attorney from Cravath to co-lead its own M&A practice in New York City.
Polsinelli has hired from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP an experienced adviser on the formation and operation of investment funds for the firm's securities and corporate finance practice group in Dallas.
Jones Day's Daniel McMillan was part of a team that helped conclude the host of legal disputes over Millennium Tower — San Francisco's leaning skyscraper — this year, earning him a spot among Law360's 2021 construction MVPs.
Rebekah P. Goodheart of Jenner & Block LLP represented civil rights groups pro bono in a successful push for federal rate caps on prison and jail phone calls and helped advance a national broadband plan, making her one of Law360's 2021 Telecommunications MVPs.
William B. Brentani of Simpson Thacher has represented contract research organization Pharmaceutical Product Development in a series of capital markets and M&A transactions totaling more than $23 billion, earning him a spot among Law360's 2021 Health Care MVPs.
Marc Biamonte and Lindsey Goldstein of Ropes & Gray LLP counseled AlpInvest Partners as it raised $9 billion for AlpInvest Secondaries Program VII's closing in December 2020, which was greater than its $6.5 billion predecessor 2017 fund, earning them a spot among Law360's 2021 Fund Formation MVPs.
Victoria Maroulis of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP successfully defended Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. from a suit brought by an Australian technology company seeking to block it from challenging its patents in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, earning her a spot among Law360's 2021 Technology MVPs.
The results of a nonprofit group's 2018 study of the predictive value of the Graduation Record Examination for law school applicants is insufficient for the American Bar Association to say that institutions can successfully use the GRE and the Law School Admission Test interchangeably in admissions, according to an independent review of the report.
A Mohrman Kaardal & Erickson PA partner cannot yet challenge a district court's order referring him to a disciplinary panel over his role in a pro-Trump election lawsuit because the referral isn't an appealable final decision, a Vinson & Elkins LLP attorney tapped as amicus curiae has told the D.C. Circuit.
A director and a partner at DLA Piper have been promoted to diversity and inclusion leadership positions.
Greenberg Traurig LLP announced Tuesday it has added two new shareholders in Southern California, continuing the firm's string of lateral hires in the Golden State.
Michael Elkin of Winston & Strawn LLP notched a big win for PepsiCo Inc. in a suit alleging it stole the idea for a 2016 Super Bowl commercial and defended online archive Wolfgang's Vault against some of the largest music publishers in the world, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Media & Entertainment MVPs.
In another move to boost its commercial litigation practices, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC snagged a first-chair trial partner from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Los Angeles.
Sidley Austin LLP has lured three new partners, all former U.S. Food and Drug Administration attorneys, from Hogan Lovells for its global health care and FDA practice, the latest in a slew of hirings for the firm's life sciences sector in recent years, the firm announced Tuesday.
Sydney Mintzer of Mayer Brown LLP helped win permission from U.S. Customs and Border Protection to allow a tobacco company to continue importing from Malawi and secured low tariff rates for Turkey's largest aluminum sheet producer, making him one of Law360's 2021 International Trade MVPs.
On Friday morning, Steven Donziger will appear at the federal courthouse in downtown Manhattan, where U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska will decide if he'll go to jail for flouting court orders.
Colleagues and clients remember Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP's Joshua Mermelstein, who died in March at age 65, as a meticulous, creative attorney who loved his job and was an inspiration to others. A look at his work over the past year, which included multiple billion-dollar financings, has landed him a spot among Law360's 2021 Real Estate MVPs.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has launched a new international arbitration practice in London with six attorney recruits from WilmerHale, including one partner, continuing the firm's expansion of its dispute resolution services, Willkie announced Wednesday.
Anna María Tejada was a baby when her mother received legal status to live in the U.S., a pivotal moment Tejada marks as where her story as an attorney starts, and why she knows the importance of the law and representation. Tejada and other legal movers and shakers spoke with Law360 Pulse about how the industry should focus its diversity efforts.