The federal trial of baseball agent Bartolo Hernandez and athletic trainer Julio Estrada over Cuban ballplayer smuggling has entered the ninth inning, with federal prosecutors and defense counsel warming up for closing arguments after witness testimony wrapped Friday without Hernandez taking the stand.
A group of nearly 50 parties objected to a settlement in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action over an Arkansas bank’s alleged sending of thousands of unsolicited faxes Wednesday, accusing the bank of shopping the allegations against it to different lawyers to secure a lower settlement.
If confirmed by the Senate, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch would bring to the bench a strikingly similar judicial philosophy to that of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, but former clerks and colleagues say the Tenth Circuit judge and Colorado native’s congenial temperament couldn’t be more different from the fiery Scalia's.
The incoming president’s plans to rein in the power of federal agencies will lead to uncertainty for lawyers and their clients as pending investigations and rulemaking are stopped in their tracks.
A new look at the potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees’ rulings reveals a ranking of judicial influence with some surprises at the top — and at the bottom.
Jones Day’s Donald McGahn is stepping into the role of White House counsel, a powerful but little-understood position that has a strong history of impacting the president’s authority.
The alignment of law firms with or against the new administration in legal battles to come could open rifts among attorneys and clients. But the publicity earned for taking on a potentially unpopular case could ultimately be worth any public fallout.
“Data sovereignty” is a recent trend with important consequences for GE’s future as a digital industrial company. The technical challenges alone are immense. But compounding those challenges are the growing number of countries considering laws that would impede the flow of data across national borders, says Alex Dimitrief, general counsel of General Electric Co.
Technology so quickly outpaces regulation, and it’s imperative governments at every level find that sweet spot where the public is reasonably protected but innovation isn’t stifled. If the U.S. doesn’t get this balance right, other governments will, says Joshua Walker, general counsel and project executive for A3 by Airbus Group.
Donald Trump’s unlikely run to the White House was fueled more by sheer force of personality than by policy specifics, and while that lack of specificity on issues has left an air of mystery over how Trump would govern, what's clear is that new rules for immigration and trade are coming and regulations on all industries will likely ease.
President-elect Donald Trump has upended decades of conventional wisdom about what it takes to reach the White House, and his dearth of policy specifics has left the next steps unclear.
The victory of political outsider Donald Trump in the race to become the 45th U.S. president puts the Supreme Court front and center, with the president-elect having already tipped his hand as to who he might nominate to the court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
The Republican Party will likely hold onto control of the U.S. Senate after holding on to a number of competitive seats Tuesday night, setting up another two years of GOP control of both houses of Congress.
A Nevada state court judge on Tuesday shot down a lawsuit by Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump against a Clark County election official, which alleged poll workers allowed people to vote at early voting locations after they were supposed to close in an effort to tilt the election in favor of Democratic candidates.
A slew of presidential hopefuls turned to a wide variety of legal professionals throughout the 2016 race.
The total legal tab for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s scorched-earth battle far surpasses spending in recent elections, but experts predict more growth in the post-Citizens United landscape.
All litigation powerhouses boast talented trial lawyers, but the 20 firms at the top of their game don't just rely on their litigators. Here, we talk about the four traits that led the elite of the Litigation Powerhouses to become the go-to firms for bet-the-company cases.
A select group of 25 law firms has nailed down the art of pleasing GCs, garnering unprompted word-of-mouth recommendations from their clients for more than five years running.
Walgreens Boots Alliance, guided by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, has agreed to buy Rite Aid in a cash deal worth about $17.2 billion, the latest in a series of large health-related consolidations, Walgreens and Rite Aid said Tuesday.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday sued The Lash Group Inc., alleging in Maryland federal court that the health care consulting company fired a woman suffering from post-partum depression in violation of federal law protecting disabled workers from discrimination.
In the second installment of this two-part series on disruptive innovation among mid-size law firms, Jill Dessalines, founder of Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers and former senior vice president at McKesson Corp., explores a number of ideas for keeping clients and maintaining market position.
As I sat there listening, incredulous to learn that "Milkshake" was not only a real song but also a chart-topper, it reminded me of Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen’s work on disruptive innovation — and how it pertains to mid-size law firms, says Jill Dessalines, founder of Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers and former assistant general counsel of McKesson Corp.
Every lawyer who’s handled a civil case in federal court knows about Rule 30(b)(6), governing deposition procedures. But for many real-world deposition dilemmas, the rule offers little guidance. Last year, an Advisory Committee on Civil Rules subcommittee began considering whether the rule should be amended. Now attorneys must advise the subcommittee how to proceed, says Frank Silvestri Jr. of Verrill Dana LLP.
Despite an increase in engagement with client feedback programs over the last 15 years, law firms — and their clients — have a way to go before realizing the maximum benefits such programs can deliver, says Elizabeth Duffy of Acritas US Inc.
Most law firms today aren't using common security and data protection measures that other industries employ to protect sensitive data. Options like continuous data replication and backups have various pros and cons, but most importantly, law practices must understand the need for a two-tiered approach to data protection, says Jeff Ton of Bluelock LLC.
Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the U.S. Supreme Court a little more than 30 days ago, on April 7, 2017. And while it is too early for him to have written any opinions, Gorsuch participated in the final 13 oral arguments of the 2016 term. Charles Webber of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP offers five takeaways from his first month on the job.
Although the end often comes quickly, law firms do not fail overnight. Randy Evans of Dentons and Elizabeth Whitney of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions review five mistakes that expedite law firm failures.
Scams resulting in access to confidential information are probably a lawyer’s greatest technology and cybersecurity risk. But hackers are more likely to gain access to a lawyer’s computer systems through human error, usually responding to a scam, than a brute force attack, says J. S. Christie Jr. of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.
Many law firms use public-facing websites for business development and to streamline operational processes. While these sites are great for maximizing information-sharing, they could unknowingly be an unlocked gateway into a firm’s most confidential data, says Jeff Schilling of Armor Defense Inc.
Mediators’ proposals, which call for an unconditional and confidential acceptance or rejection, are resolving high-value disputes on a regular basis. Dennis Klein of Critical Matter Mediation examines why this is happening and the tactical implications for litigants in anticipating that a mediator’s proposal could resolve litigation.