Women in the legal industry cut down their hours, took leave, or quit when the pandemic toppled the precarious balance of work and life. Will the coronavirus exacerbate gender inequities in BigLaw, even when life returns to normal?
Recruiting efforts both inside the federal government and among major corporate defense firms are beginning to provide a snapshot of what the antitrust space could look like during President Joe Biden's tenure in the White House.
Law firms of all sizes are grappling with whether to keep leaders on longer to maintain a sense of consistency and normalcy amid the global crisis or to implement a transition to bring in new perspectives and ideas.
The move to remote work during the coronavirus pandemic has attorneys juggling their jobs and household tasks and family care, with an especially devastating effect on the careers of women, attorneys of color and those in other marginalized or minority groups.
Dell Technologies Inc.'s senior litigation counsel delved into a murky area of contract law during a panel discussion Thursday, touching on options companies have for recouping losses associated with infringement litigation when third-party suppliers break their contractual indemnification obligations.
A Manhattan federal judge said Thursday that a fight between attorney Jason Cyrulnik and a firm he helped start, Roche Freedman LLP, over his termination is likely to settle, declining to pause New York litigation over the sacking in favor of Cyrulnik's Florida suit.
On this week's episode of The Term, the hosts interview the co-authors of a forthcoming book examining the U.S. Supreme Court's long, fraught history with race, from the first days of the Republic to the modern day Roberts court.
A well-known litigator from Squire Patton Boggs LLP who was also recently an ambassador has joined the legal team defending former President Donald Trump in a fight over attorney fees stemming from a lawsuit involving the presidential election in Georgia, he confirmed Thursday.
Judges in Tennessee may not create nonfungible tokens of their likenesses that for-profit organizations could use to auction, even if a portion of the proceeds were donated to legal aid groups, a state judicial committee has determined.
The revelation that a Texas plaintiff lawyer made a faulty disclosure to an Iowa court on an out-of-state practice application has triggered a wave of withdrawals by her and other Dean Omar Branham Shirley LLP lawyers.
Immigration boutique firm Foster LLP has acquired Elise Healy & Associates PLLC, marking its first plunge into the Dallas market.
President Joe Biden's pick for the First Circuit, Puerto Rico Chief U.S. District Judge Gustavo A. Gelpí, will look to join a court that has knocked down some of his rulings in the past and affirmed another that will now be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The New York Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would allow attorneys to practice in the state without keeping a physical office there and while living elsewhere, reflecting a paradigm shift in a profession that has largely gone remote due to the pandemic.
A Gibson Dunn partner with a lead role in pursuing financial information from Chevron foe Steven Donziger acknowledged during cross-examination Wednesday that the oil giant was willing to spend millions to pursue an $800,000 judgment and other relief against him.
President Joe Biden's two nominees for Maryland's federal district court faced little scrutiny at a Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, although Republicans pressed a former public defender on her work with criminal defendants and her knowledge of constitutional law.
Voters in the Keystone State are gearing up to select candidates in next week's primary election to carry their party's banner to fill an upcoming vacancy on the seven-member Pennsylvania Supreme Court created by the pending retirement of Justice Thomas Saylor.
A D.C. federal judge opted Wednesday to admonish Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP and former firm partner Alex Oh in connection with the Exxon human rights case that appears to have led Oh to resign prematurely from her new post as enforcement head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Winston & Strawn LLP has picked up two former Thompson & Knight LLP corporate partners in Houston experienced in working with special-purpose acquisition vehicles and other capital markets entities, the firm said Wednesday.
Fox Rothschild LLP has created an environmental, social and governance practice group that aims to help companies that are increasingly assessed not only by their bottom lines but by how they conduct themselves, the firm said Wednesday.
Fintech startup Affirm has promoted as its next chief legal officer an attorney whose background includes being general counsel for Toyota Financial Services, the company has announced.
President Joe Biden tapped six women and lawyers of color for judicial spots Wednesday, including two for the Second and Tenth circuits who would become the only judges on those courts with experience as federal public defenders.
Kenyon & Kenyon LLP, a now-shuttered intellectual property law firm, can't recover $9.3 million in unpaid legal fees from a former client that invented a system for music and film downloads, a New York judge ruled Monday, saying the firm waited too long to seek its payday.
A National Labor Relations Board judge erupted at attorneys for Amazon and the worker the company is accused of firing for his role in protests against the company's COVID-19 safety policies, scolding them Tuesday for repeatedly asking pointless questions.
A Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner testified Tuesday in Chevron foe Steven Donziger's contempt trial that a court order mandating him to hand over his devices included privacy protections, despite Donziger's fears about delivering the entire body of his communications to the company.
The Washington Football Team backed its former general counsel's bid to seal arguments made in Virginia federal court litigation over a sexual harassment probe into the team, noting that, as a nonparty, the team never had a chance to consider some key documents in question.
Joann Inc. announced Tuesday that its board of directors approved the promotion of one of its own to senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, after she helped the fabric and crafts retailer raise nearly $131.3 million from its initial public offering this year.
COVID-19 relief efforts took the form of cash influxes announced over the past week in several states, including a $100 billion "comeback plan" for California's economy and $235 million in relief funding for small businesses in New Jersey.
President Joe Biden will have a third seat to fill on the influential Ninth Circuit when Judge Richard A. Paez takes senior status, after more than two decades on the court where he has seen major rulings on immigration, employment and intellectual property.
To be successful, legal operations professionals overseeing teams that are evolving and growing in prominence must communicate, be transparent and find partners with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, leaders from Mastercard, GlaxoSmithKline and McKesson said at a virtual conference Tuesday.
Law360 congratulates the winners of its 2020 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 Law360 2020 Glass Ceiling Report shows that law firms continue to make only minimal progress in their efforts to dispel the barriers women face, especially as they move up the ranks.
The elite slate of attorneys chosen as Law360's 2020 MVPs have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.
A Massachusetts federal judge’s recent rebuke of the state Attorney General’s Office for refusing to respond to discovery requests in Alliance for Automotive Innovation v. Healey highlights six important considerations for attorneys who want to avoid the dreaded benchslap, say Alison Eggers and Dallin Wilson at Seyfarth.
Following the D.C. Circuit’s recent notice discouraging use of the font Garamond in legal briefs, Jason Steed at Kilpatrick looks at typeface requirements and preferences in appellate courts across the country, and how practitioners can score a few extra brief-writing points with typography.
As the legal industry continues to change in the post-pandemic world, law firms should adapt to client demands by constantly measuring and managing the profitability of their services, says Joseph Altonji at LawVision.
Recent rulings shed light on how courts and international arbitration tribunals decide if litigation funding materials are discoverable and reaffirm best practices that attorneys should follow when communicating with funders, say Justin Maleson at Longford Capital and Michele Slachetka and Christian Plummer at Jenner & Block.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Niz-Chavez v. Barr decision decisively resolves the circuit split over whether a noncompliant notice to appear can trigger an Immigration and Nationality Act timing provision, but less clear is the impact the ruling will have on motions to reopen or terminate removal proceedings, says Kevin A. Gregg at Kurzban Kurzban.
This year's law graduates and other young attorneys must recognize that the practice of law tests and rewards different skills and characteristics than law school, and that what makes a lawyer valuable changes over time, says Vernon Winters, retired partner at Sidley.
The COVID-19 crisis has allowed lawyers to hone remote advocacy strategies and effectively represent clients with minimal travel — abilities that have benefited working parents and should be utilized long after the pandemic is over, says Chelsea Loughran at Wolf Greenfield.
The well-intentioned efforts and salutary purposes of the legal industry's Mansfield Rule diversity metric are tainted by the Diversity Lab initiative's omission of veterans, who are underrepresented at large law firms and entitled to advantageous treatment based on more than 200 years of public policy, says Robert Redmond at McGuireWoods.
The next few years could be an opportune time for bankruptcy litigants to capitalize on the advantages of third-party financing as the obstacles to its use — including attorney ethics issues and prohibitions against champerty — seem to be clearing at a slow but steady pace, say Daniel Simon and Natalie Rowles at McDermott.
Multidisciplinary, industry-based groups at law firms allow for more holistic legal advice, lead to sustainable client relationships, and are likely to replace practice group monoliths at many firms, say Jennifer Simpson Carr at Furia Rubel, Timothy Corcoran at Corcoran Consulting and Mike Mellor at Pryor Cashman.
The proposed Inspector General Access Act that would allow the U.S. Department of Justice inspector general to investigate allegations of misconduct by DOJ attorneys would do little to increase accountability, and could undermine decades of practiced procedure at the Office of Professional Responsibility, says Steven Wasserman at the National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys.
Minority attorneys are often underrepresented in conferences, media interviews and other law firm thought leadership campaigns, which affects their visibility with potential clients and their ability to advance at their firms, says John Hellerman at Hellerman Communications.
The current high demand for midlevel associates provides them a rare opportunity to potentially explore new practice areas, but associates should first ask themselves six questions to begin figuring out why a change sounds appealing, says Stephanie Biderman at Major Lindsey.
To truly support a client going through a complicated lawsuit or a painful experience, lawyers must think beyond interpreting legal guidelines and navigating court proceedings, says attorney Scott Corwin.
Due to the pandemic, the gap between law school and the first day on the job has never been wider, but law firms can leverage training to bridge that intimidating gap and convey the unique value of their culture in a virtual environment, say Melissa Schwind at Ward and Smith, and William Kenney and Jaron Luttich at Element Standard.