As the U.S. Department of Justice continues its busy year for overseas corruption cases, the agency will emphasize coordinating with foreign countries to avoid "duplicative" fines, the acting chief of the DOJ's Fraud Section said Tuesday in an overture to compliance professionals.
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed into law a 10-year extension of California's landmark cap-and-trade program, the centerpiece of the state's push to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels.
Efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act narrowly advanced in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, as Republicans barely mustered enough votes to open debate on the deeply controversial legislation.
Democratic senators asked a Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner at a hearing on Tuesday about his work for a Russian bank caught up in controversy around the presidential campaign, saying it will present a conflict if he is confirmed as head of the Department of Justice's criminal division.
The U.S. Department of Labor released its hotly anticipated request for information on how to revise the white-collar overtime exemption on Tuesday, opening up for public comment a controversial Obama administration rule that would more than double the salary level under which workers must be paid overtime.
Wells Fargo Advisors LLC asked a New York state judge on Monday to prevent further dissemination of reams of client data inadvertently provided in a response to a subpoena, saying the release was a mistake and a former employee and his counsel should be forced to return it.
A deeply split Seventh Circuit on Monday revived a debtor's suit accusing the law firm of Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore LLC of bringing charges against the individual in the wrong venue, finding that the panel's recent decision altering the venue rules for debt collection suits can apply retroactively to the debtor's suit.
A visual effects company embroiled in litigation over whether it owns five patents covering Academy Award-winning movement capture technology sued three more companies including Fox and Paramount Pictures on Monday, alleging they infringed the patents by working with a thief who stole the technology.
Martin Shkreli on Monday told a New York federal judge that he will not take the witness stand in his own defense at his securities fraud trial, while jurors were shown documents indicating that Shkreli's hedge funds were strapped for cash while he boasted of hefty returns for investors.
Brazilian oil giant Petrobras and several banks that underwrote its debt securities asked the Second Circuit on Friday to rehear a decision that decertified two investor class actions but affirmed part of a certification order, saying the circuit conflicted with U.S. Supreme Court precedent.
Chevron Corp. agreed to pay a $1 million fine and to make about $20 million worth of safety improvements at a Richmond, California, refinery, settling a long-running dispute with Golden State safety regulators over penalties levied following a 2012 fire, regulators said Monday.
A Minnesota federal judge refused Monday to exclude expert testimony the National Hockey League used to bolster its bid to defeat class certification in multidistrict litigation alleging the league hid the dangerous effects of concussions, finding that requiring the NHL to revise the opinions would be too burdensome.
The Federal Reserve on Monday made it simpler for banks to get more time to provide so-called seed funding in investment funds under the Volcker Rule, the second tweak to the Dodd-Frank Act’s ban on proprietary trading announced in less than a week.
Google Inc. and a proposed class of non-Gmail users accusing the internet giant of unlawfully scanning their emails are back with another proposed $2.2 million settlement, filed Friday, after a California federal judge struck down the original proposal in March.
A former Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP clerk convicted of passing inside information to friends told a New Jersey federal judge Friday that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s requested $2 million penalty is too high in light of fact he faces a nearly four-year prison sentence even though he only made $667 off the scheme.
In a decision hailed by immigrant rights advocates, the Massachusetts high court ruled Monday that court officers in the state can’t hold people in custody solely on so-called detainers from federal immigration authorities.
An Illinois federal jury on Monday found that AbbVie Inc. isn't liable for an AndroGel user's heart attack but ordered the company to pay $150 million in punitive damages for funding ads that misrepresented what the testosterone replacement therapy drug could treat.
The Bureau of Land Management on Monday formally unveiled is proposal to rescind an Obama-era rule regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands, as states, industry and environmental groups continue to fight over the rule's legality.
The Second Circuit on Monday struck down a lower court's green light for a class of about 69,000 women claiming that Sterling Jewelers Inc. cheated them out of pay and promotions, saying an arbitrator may not have had the authority to certify a class including employees who hadn't opted into it.
Having embraced the notion that the right space can reinforce the right firm culture, law firm leaders have been evaluating real estate primarily for its physical properties. However, It's hard to be collegial, even in the coolest of in-house coffee bars, if your cost structure is untenable, says Craig Braham of Advocate Commercial Real Estate Advisors LLC.
Only a handful of the largest U.S. law firms are led by women. Here, in their own words, are perspectives from Shook Hardy & Bacon Chair Madeleine McDonough, Crowell & Moring Chair Angela Styles, Morgan Lewis & Bockius Chair Jami Wintz McKeon and Goodwin Procter Chair Emeritus Regina Pisa.
Despite more focus and investment, the numbers continue to show little progress in advancing women to the top tiers of firm leadership. Considering the irreversible nature of the transformation of the market for top talent, it is time to start experimenting and innovating from the core, rather than from the periphery, say Anusia Gillespie and Scott Westfahl of Harvard Law School.
It can be challenging for midsize law firms to develop an enterprise cybersecurity program that mitigates the eminent threat of data breach and meets the regulatory and compliance requirements of the firm and its clients. This challenge becomes daunting when considering the steady rise in client audits, say K. Stefan Chin of Peckar & Abramson PC and John Sweeney of Logicforce.
In the penultimate installment of this series, Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project answer a question on many legal analysts’ minds: What if both sides’ expert witnesses sat in a hot tub discussing the case while a jury watched?
Recently, this publication featured an op-ed in which one law firm partner contended that midsize firms will be the next casualty of the legal market, due to a supposed inability to compete with BigLaw or boutique firms for business. Though we can expect to see Am Law firms continue to lead the market in megadeals and life-or-death litigations, by all indications midsize is on the rise, says Ronald Shechtman of Pryor Cashman LLP.
Despite the boom in mobile application development, many lawyers are still reluctant when it comes to using apps in their daily work. Attorney Sean Cleary explores the benefits and shares some recommendations for apps geared toward attorneys.
By allowing attorneys to summarize what has just occurred in testimony and how it fits into the wider case narrative, courts can substantially improve juror comprehension through every step of a trial. Yet interim arguments are not practiced regularly, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.
Recent amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure mean issues like spoliation, sanctions and adverse impacts are focus areas for many attorneys, providers and clients. David Turner of FTI Consulting Inc. discusses the technological best practices regarding preservation and proportionality, as well as the challenges associated with clients' structured data.
Though teaching a law school class may be one of the last things on a busy practitioner's to-do list, it's a misconception that teaching will benefit only those who are looking to leave the practice of law and enter academia. It also offers several practical benefits, especially for more junior lawyers looking for stand-up experience, say Steven Allison and Samrah Mahmoud of Crowell & Moring LLP.