Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday at age 87. Here, Law360 looks at the feminist icon's legacy and the battle brewing over her seat.
As average BigLaw partner compensation soared by 38% between 2010 and 2018, pay gaps between male and female partners grew as did discrepancies between equity and nonequity partners, according to a report released Tuesday.
Law firms scrambled to make the most of a challenging situation by going virtual with their summer associate programs, and for many that hard work paid off with positive feedback, Law360 found in a survey of summer associates released Monday.
Despite the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, summer associate recruiting remained fairly strong in 2020, a Law360 survey has found, with nearly three-quarters of law students responding that they had received offers to return next year.
An Idaho federal judge with "unrealistic" scheduling demands amid the COVID-19 pandemic forced a plaintiffs lawyer to jump ship in the middle of a pilot's wrongful termination case, the pilot told the court Monday in an unusual bid to disqualify the judge.
Eleven former federal district court and appellate judges asked the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to wait until after the next presidential inauguration before considering a nomination to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The Federalist Society is part of a broader effort by outside interest groups to "capture" the court system in the United States, several legal experts and legislators contended during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing Tuesday.
With the race to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat gaining momentum, all eyes are turning to Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the most likely candidate to emerge as President Donald Trump's nominee Saturday. Here's what to know about the next potential U.S. Supreme Court justice.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is the latest to match the pandemic-related associate bonuses set earlier in the month by Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, offering its U.S. associates extra cash awards of up to $40,000, the firm confirmed Tuesday.
As law firms look to create diverse and inclusive workplaces, it will be vital for them to address the current stark underrepresentation of Hispanic and Latino lawyers, who make up only 2.5% of firm partners while accounting for just over 18% of the U.S. population.
Baker Donelson luminary Leo Bearman Jr., the colorful Memphis trial lawyer who once built the front end of a truck in a courtroom and who helped prosecute assassin James Earl Ray, has died at age 85.
An Atlantic City casino's former general counsel on Tuesday hit the hotel with state whistleblower and discrimination claims alleging she was fired for objecting to the business's decision to send false information to the state's Division of Gaming Enforcement and ultimately replaced by a less-experienced male attorney.
As the stalemate over a new COVID-19 pandemic relief bill continues in the federal government, state lawmakers and leaders made progress over the past week with new measures to battle the health and financial fallout of the coronavirus.
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP associate Andrea Lucas and U.S. Department of Labor official Keith Sonderling to seats on the five-member Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, leaving one EEOC nominee tapped by President Donald Trump still awaiting a vote.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel discusses her office's efforts to curb deceptive business practices by drop shippers — middlemen who entice purchasers using false or misleading information — and to educate consumers about the pitfalls of online shopping during the pandemic.
A Maryland-based former Kirkland & Ellis LLP associate will become a judge of the Court of Federal Claims for a 15-year term, after the U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed him by a 66-27 vote.
A pair of former Deutsche Bank traders on Tuesday told a jury — winnowed in size after a COVID-19 exposure scare — that prosecutors presented a case too incomplete, inaccurate and misleading to convict them for manipulating the precious metals market through an unlawful spoofing scheme.
Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah — one of the few Republican senators whose support was in question — said Tuesday he would vote to confirm a U.S. Supreme Court nominee this year, virtually assuring the GOP will be able to seat a new justice, likely before Election Day.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is among the few on the U.S. Supreme Court to have etched her name into legal history long before donning a robe. In a special episode this week, Law360's The Term dives into her legacy as a pioneering women's rights advocate with two guests who worked by her side.
A Kentucky appeals court has stopped short of affirming a jury verdict clearing a doctor and hospital in a suit accusing them of causing a patient's death, saying further proceedings are necessary to determine whether the judge's Facebook friendship with the doctor warranted a recusal.
Known as a budding superstar in Florida conservative legal circles, committed textualist Judge Barbara Lagoa could continue her lightning-quick ascent through the appellate ranks if President Donald Trump taps her for the now-vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat, where she would become the first Cuban-American, and first Floridian, to sit on the high court.
A former AIG in-house attorney's recent lawsuit shows the possible complications that could arise for companies and clients when businesses that don't focus on legal operations as a core mission externally consult in this growing area of the corporate law department.
The Senate majority leader on Monday defended his plan to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this year, while the House speaker said the late jurist will become the first woman to lie in state at the Capitol.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has added a commercial litigator previously with Boies Schiller Flexner LLP as a partner in its New York office, the firm announced on Monday.
The nontraditional path to Samantha Villanueva-Meyer's legal career included teaching math and science for five years, as well as keeping her private practice experience to a nine-month internship. Here, the top lawyer at Enjoy Technology Inc. shares lessons from her teaching career and her response to attorneys who say firm experience is necessary for success.
A federal judge allowed a Black officer for Connecticut's courts to continue with her suit alleging two co-workers harassed her for years, finding that her hostile work environment claim was pressed before the state's time bar ran out.
An Alabama federal judge has trimmed a defamation suit from former Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore over advertisements and statements calling him a "child molester," ruling that some of the allegedly defamatory statements were supported by news reports at the time.
A Roundup plaintiffs' attorney was sentenced Friday in Virgina federal court to two years in federal prison for trying to extort $200 million from a global chemical manufacturer, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.
Law360 congratulates the winners of its 2019 Practice Groups of the Year awards, which honor the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year.
The elite slate of attorneys chosen as Law360's 2019 MVPs have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.
U.S. law firms have long touted their commitment to diversity and inclusion. But those goals still seem far from being realized. Law360’s annual Diversity Snapshot indicates only marginal progress on racial and ethnic diversity in the attorney workforce from year to year, even as demands grow from clients expecting more diverse legal teams.
For the last 20 years, at the insistence of both parties, U.S. Supreme Court nominations have been fierce ideological battles — which is bad for the country and bad for the public's perception of the legitimacy of the court, say Judge Eric Moyé, Judge Craig Smith and Winston & Strawn partner Tom Melsheimer.
Current privilege logging practices to identify what information is being withheld from discovery often lead to costly disputes, so practitioners should adopt a system based on trust and good faith, similar to the presumptions embedded in the business judgment rule for corporate directors and officers, say Kevin Brady at Volkswagen and Charles Ragan and Ted Hiser at Redgrave.
A little-noticed memo recently issued by the Trump administration in response to the pandemic, directing federal agencies to provide greater due process to individuals and companies under regulatory investigation, represents a long-overdue sea change in the way justice is carried out in enforcement proceedings, say Joan Meyer and Norman Bloch at Thompson Hine.
Financially robust law firms are entering the recruiting market aggressively knowing that dislocations like the COVID-19 crisis present rare competitive opportunities, and firms that remain on the sidelines when it comes to strategic hiring will be especially vulnerable to having their best talent poached, says Brian Burlant at Major Lindsey.
COVID-19 concerns and glaring gaps in registration threaten to dampen voter turnout in the 2020 election, so attorneys should take on the problem by leveraging their knowledge and resources in seven ways, says Laura Brill at Kendall Brill.
In this Expert Analysis series, state attorneys general share their enforcement priorities related to COVID-19.
When a witness is isolated from the defending lawyer during a remote deposition, carefully planning the logistics and building witness confidence are critical to avoiding damaging admissions, say Jessica Staiger at Archer Daniels and Alec Solotorovsky at Eimer Stahl.
As the pandemic delays in-person arbitration hearings, mediator and arbitrator Theodore Cheng provides arbitrators with a checklist to examine the rationale and authority for compelling parties to participate in remote hearings.
New York Attorney General Letitia James highlights her office's efforts to ease financial burdens for New York residents and businesses struggling during the pandemic by fighting fraud, policing employers, assisting with debt relief and more.
Recent law firm trademark disputes highlight how the tension between legal ethics rules and trademark law can make it difficult for firms to select brands that are distinctive and entitled to protection, say Kimberly Maynard and Tyler Maulsby at Frankfurt Kurnit.
The Texas Supreme Court's recently proposed rule change allowing substituted service through social media and email could take effect in December, and practitioners will need to know how to establish that the defendant received notice through a technological method, says Marcus Eason at McGinnis Lochridge.
As practitioners increasingly turn to dispositive motion practice within arbitration, they should be aware of the underlying authority for these motions and consider practical guidance for their use, says arbitrator and mediator Janice Sperow.
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox discusses his efforts with other state attorneys general to push federal authorities to pursue an antitrust investigation of the beef processing industry, and the importance of maintaining competitive markets and protecting consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The strategic use of amicus briefs can help an appellate court think about a case in a new way and lift an organization's own cause or reputation for legal thought, say Mark Chopko and Karl Myers at Stradley Ronon.
Not every case requires more than one mediator, but engaging two mediators with different perspectives or expertise can significantly enhance the settlement process in certain disputes — and parties can choose from several co-mediation approaches, say Gail Andler and Cassandra Franklin at JAMS.