The following is a list of the 100 largest law firms in the United States, ranked by the number of lawyers at the firm practicing within the U.S.:
A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will not have to produce documents related to its review of a proxy statement at the heart of a lawsuit over executive bonuses paid following Bank of America NA's shotgun merger with investment bank Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc.
During oral arguments in two cases Tuesday, U.S. Supreme Court justices repeatedly questioned whether the honest services provision of the mail fraud statute — a long-held weapon of federal prosecutors — was too vague.
The U.S. Supreme Court has handed down a ruling in an employee’s battle with Mohawk Industries Inc. that curbs parties' ability to immediately appeal discovery orders that require the disclosure of documents covered by the attorney-client privilege, resolving a circuit split on the issue.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sidestepped the question of whether courts can set aside National Railroad Adjustment Board decisions because of alleged due process violations, rejecting Union Pacific Railroad Co.'s challenge to a ruling that said the NRAB was wrong to dismiss employee claims.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that the city of New York has authority to manage and restrict pay phone franchise installations on public property, ending a $60 million Federal Telecommunications Act and antitrust action brought against the city and Verizon Inc. by The New Phone Co. Inc.
While the associate ranks have been hardest-hit by the downturn, a Law360 survey shows many large law firms still have high ratios of associates to partners — a staffing model some legal consultants say needs to change.
A bankruptcy judge on Monday shut down an attempt by a group of senior bondholders to wrest control of Six Flags Inc.'s Chapter 11 proceedings away from the amusement park operator and file a competing reorganization plan.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case challenging the constitutionality of the oversight board created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, probing attorneys about the relationship of the board to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday formally rolled out its long-awaited endangerment finding on greenhouse gases, paving the way for the agency to implement new vehicle emission standards and begin monitoring greenhouse gas pollution from major industrial sources.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday accused three former top officers of New Century Financial Corp. — once the U.S.' second-largest subprime lender — of lying to investors about the company's losses from loan defaults in 2006.
Korea has become the latest nation to take issue with the United States' use of a debated methodology for calculating dumping margins, saying in a World Trade Organization consultations request that the practice has led to unfair anti-dumping duty orders.
Amid allegations of misconduct by a federal prosecutor, former Broadcom Corp. general counsel David Dull has secured a nonprosecution agreement in the ongoing stock options backdating case against former top executives of the semiconductor company, according to court documents.
A federal jury on Friday found Bayer AG liable for contaminating the U.S. rice supply with two strains of genetically modified rice, awarding two farmers compensatory damages of about $2 million but declining to issue punitive damages.
The European Council unanimously adopted a legislative package Friday designed to create a single European Union patent and patent court, marking a breakthrough in the long-running efforts to reform the patent system for the 27-member bloc.
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., has unveiled legislation that would increase funding to help developing countries deploy clean technologies, reduce deforestation and cope with climate change in hopes of providing the basis for an international investment deal at crucial United Nations talks next week.
The Federal Trade Commission's growing signals that it is poised to breathe new life into Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act have sparked questions about just how far the agency could push its authority under the long-dormant statute to target conduct outside the bounds of U.S. antitrust laws.
Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., on Thursday proposed an amendment to the U.S. Senate health care legislation that would place limits on the pay-for-delay deals that brand-name drug manufacturers strike with generics makers in order to slow the market entry of generic competition to blockbuster drugs.
In its first amendment to the health care overhaul, the U.S. Senate has voted for a provision sponsored by Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., that would force insurance companies to pay for the entire cost of preventive care such as mammograms for women.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has resolved a long-running wage-and-hour class action by agreeing to pay $40 million to 87,500 workers at its Massachusetts stores who accused the discount retailer of refusing them breaks and requiring them to work off the clock.