U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hit back at a lawsuit challenging its arrests of unauthorized immigrants in and around New York courthouses, saying that officers have discretion to make arrests at any public location.
The U.S. Department of Justice is asking the Federal Circuit to wipe out $7.4 million in attorney fees secured by Dentons in a lawsuit accusing the Navy of infringing a company’s patents in a combat ship, saying the lower court went “too far” in its analysis.
A Pennsylvania state court judge overseeing class action cases in Allegheny County said Thursday that a decades-old legal bill from his days as an attorney didn’t bias him against his former client’s law firm of Carlson Lynch, which has brought numerous class actions in state and federal courts.
A former Eastburn & Gray PC attorney who turned government witness after being linked to bribery allegations involving a Philadelphia-area magistrate judge has been suspended from the bar for five years in an order inked by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Six ex-Jones Day attorneys accusing the BigLaw powerhouse of underpaying female associates have urged a Washington, D.C., federal judge to let their suit move forward as a collective action, saying they've shown the firm's opaque pay decisions hurt a class of female lawyers.
Billionaire FilmOn founder Alki David failed to appear in a California courtroom Wednesday for a hearing to examine ways to collect an $11 million sexual battery verdict against him, prompting the plaintiff’s lawyer to tell a judge he wants a bench warrant issued with $5 million bail.
A deputy New Jersey attorney general on Wednesday questioned why a suspended judge needed to ask a rape accuser if she had tried to close her legs to fend off the alleged attack, since she'd already seemed to have claimed that the encounter wasn't consensual.
A California federal court on Tuesday appointed an attorney from BraunHagey & Borden to oversee the recalculation of attorney fees that tech company Straight Path IP Group Inc. owes to Apple and Cisco for allegedly dragging them into "recklessly litigated" patent disputes.
The mastermind behind the "Varsity Blues" college admission scandal tried to recruit seven coaches at Stanford into his scheme, but only one took him up on the offer, according to an investigation conducted at the school's behest by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.
The former Trenk DiPasquale Della Fera & Sodono PC and two ex-firm attorneys have reached a $6 million settlement with a defunct Newark water agency over claims in New Jersey bankruptcy court that they enabled corruption at the organization, a deal expected to ease the uncertainty of continued litigation in the "extraordinarily complex" case.
A name partner with Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano LLP asked a Pennsylvania judge Tuesday to dissolve the prominent Philadelphia-based employment shop’s partnership agreement in response to alleged efforts to strong-arm him out of the firm.
A Manhattan federal judge on Wednesday set a June date for attorney Steven Donziger to stand trial on criminal charges lodged by another judge alleging Donziger willfully flouted court orders in his civil legal battle with Chevron Corp.
Lawyers should be free to depart their law firm for another location without being restricted by noncompetition clauses or by rigid firm notification requirements, according to guidance released Wednesday in an opinion by an American Bar Association committee.
A suspended New Jersey judge fighting his removal from the bench for asking a rape accuser if she'd tried closing her legs told a panel Tuesday that though the words were "chosen terribly," he had been trying to help the pro se litigant after she'd become visibly shaken by a defense attorney's remark.
The liquidation trust for the defunct Woodbridge Group is seeking more than $500 million in damages from Sidley Austin LLP and nine other law firms accused of aiding the real estate investment enterprise's $1.3 billion Ponzi scheme.
Decisions by law firms to terminate groups of attorneys or hold lawyers to long notice periods before they switch to a competitor remain rare, but recruiters see such recent maneuvers as the latest sign of an increasingly competitive market.
A New York federal judge on Tuesday disqualified a Sidley Austin LLP partner and former deputy attorney general from representing Huawei in a criminal bank fraud case, siding with prosecutors who argued the case was too similar to an investigation the attorney worked on at the U.S. Department of Justice.
A $112 million suit against Citigroup Inc. brought by a former London-based trader over his acquittal on foreign exchange-rigging charges warrants dismissal because it fails to allege the bank fabricated and orchestrated a vindictive prosecution, the financial giant has told a New York federal court.
The former chief legal officer of defunct law firm LeClairRyan has been ousted as the wind-down trustee of title insurer LandAmerica Financial Group after a Virginia bankruptcy court was told the attorney deposited $2.85 million in excess funds into personal accounts.
Butler Snow LLP and its business development subsidiary have told the Fifth Circuit that a suit alleging the firm helped a now-imprisoned client pull off a massive Ponzi scheme belongs in arbitration, arguing that the lower court was wrong to say that an arbitration clause was not enforceable.
Fineman Krekstein & Harris PC told a Pennsylvania judge on Monday that its limited role as insurer-appointed counsel handling a malpractice case against a Scranton-based personal injury firm freed it from potential liability in a fight over the extent of coverage available for the claim.
Goodwin Procter LLP should be disqualified from representing Bank of America in a suit alleging the banking giant engaged in racially discriminatory lending practices, as witnesses in the case reversed their sworn statements after the firm began representing them, an Illinois county has argued.
A Massachusetts attorney will have his license temporarily yanked after a state appeals court on Monday agreed with previous findings that he hadn't fulfilled his duties to clients, including one who got detained by immigration authorities after taking the lawyer's advice.
An incarcerated former attorney will have to pay at least $116,455 after authorities say she wrote dozens of legal opinions endorsing unrestricted trade of microcap stocks, but used another lawyer’s name, a Colorado federal judge said Monday.
An Arnold & Porter partner who specializes in product liability litigation and class actions has been nominated to serve as the next president of the New York City Bar Association, the group announced Monday.
We reviewed 177 law firm partners' job changes from the last seven years and discovered some migration patterns and gender dynamics, say James Bailey of the George Washington University School of Business and Jane Azzinaro of Cognizant.
Admitting to imperfection is an elusive construct in the legal industry, but addressing this roadblock by capitalizing on vulnerabilities can increase personal and professional power, says life coach and attorney Julie Krolczyk.
At U.S. Supreme Court arguments in Rotkiske v. Klemm last week, divergent views on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act’s statute of limitation for the common law discovery rule emerged, and questions from the justices suggest the plaintiff’s waiver of the equitable tolling doctrine at the lower court level was the death knell for his case, say attorneys at Reed Smith.
Based on an analysis adjusting BigLaw operating income and revenue to account for equity partners and taxes, the profitability of firms is lower than commonly thought, says Madhav Srinivasan at Hunton.
As shown by recent case law, including a New Jersey federal court holding last month in Valsartan Products Liability Litigation, there is no "shifting tide" in favor of disclosing litigation funding arrangements, say Matthew Harrison and Stephanie Southwick of Bentham IMF.
While artificial intelligence has already revolutionized the e-discovery field, the development of emotionally intelligent AI promises to explore data in an even more nuanced and human way, thereby further reducing the burden on legal teams, say Lisa Prowse and Brian Schrader at e-discovery services provider BIA.
Although most lawyers are well-prepared to defend or justify the value of an insurance claim for clients, often law firms have not clearly identified their own potential liabilities, planned for adequate insurance or established prudent internal risk management practices, says Victor Sordillo at Sompo International.
With lateral transfers between law firms on the rise, it is more important than ever for partners to understand the steps they must take to adhere to ethics rules and other requirements when making a transition, say attorneys at Harris Wiltshire.
Assuming Rudy Giuliani intends to continue his assertion of attorney-client privilege in response to a House intelligence committee's subpoena concerning communications with Ukrainian officials on behalf of President Donald Trump, he has a difficult road ahead, says Tyler Maulsby at Frankfurt Kurnit.
The attempt to disqualify Ohio federal judge Dan Aaron Polster from the multidistrict opioid litigation illustrates the complicated nature of disqualification decisions, and the conflict between two theories of judging — the disengaged balls-and-strikes umpire and the engaged, problem-solving citizen-judge, says former Illinois judge Raymond McKoski.
By employing tactical empathy techniques to understand the interests behind the positions taken by others, attorneys can gain the upper hand in deal negotiations and litigation while still promoting and preserving long-term relationships with opponents, judges and others, say Shermin Kruse of TEDxYouth@Wrigleyville and Ursula Taylor of Strategic Health.
Law firms are beginning to recognize implicit bias as a problem. But too few recognize that it is also an opportunity to broaden our thinking and become better legal problem solvers, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch's new book "A Republic, If You Can Keep It" offers hope for our constitutional system through stories of American greatness, and sheds much-needed light on originalism for skeptics, says Sixth Circuit Judge Amul Thapar.
While I applaud all of the law firms that have signed the American Bar Association's campaign to improve attorney well-being, to achieve a truly holistic solution we must ask difficult questions about what we do, how we do it and the expectations we have set for ourselves and our clients, says Edward Shapiro at Much Shelist.
In light of the U.S. Department of Justice's recent dramatic increase in criminal enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, a wide array of individuals and organizations whose conduct may be implicated by FARA should keep in mind several key compliance considerations, say Richard Beizer and Dalal Hasan of Crowell & Moring.