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  • MVP: Goodwin Procter's Bradley C. Weber

    Brad Weber of Goodwin Procter LLP steered landmark offerings over the past year, including a $1.6 billion initial public offering from Qualtrics International Inc., which spun off from software giant SAP America Inc., and fintech startup Marqeta Inc.'s $1.2 billion IPO, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Capital Markets MVPs.

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    Authors Suggest Disciplined Attorneys Might Say, 'I'm Sorry'

    When attorneys do wrong and are disciplined, they rarely do something that may cost them nothing financially but a lot emotionally: say they're sorry.

  • Michael Coffey, Robert Modica and Juliann O'Meara

    Startup Insurance Law Firm Aims For 'Google-Like Culture'

    Three BigLaw alumni have launched a new insurance defense law firm with 13 attorneys and offices in New Jersey, Connecticut and New York. The co-founders say their goal is to upend the current law firm practice paradigm and instead create a "Google-like culture."

  • Cybercrime Spree Raises Risks Of Insurance Coverage Battles

    As the pace of cyberattacks rises across the globe, insurance attorneys expect disputes to break out over the scope of digital attack coverage in insurance policies, potentially leading to a wave of litigation.

  • Baker Donelson Wants $13B Surveillance Suit Dismissed

    Baker Donelson is asking a Georgia judge to dismiss a $13 billion case seeking to hold the national law firm and others liable over allegations of illegal spying on a Georgia woman and trespassing on her property.

  • Intervenors Defend Bid To Pause McDonald's Chancery Suit

    Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP and other firms representing proposed intervening investors denied Thursday they were trying to "hijack" a suit by McDonald's stockholders with their request to pause it so they can pursue their bid to get documents from the company.

  • Lin Wood's Ex-Colleagues Say Hidden Emails Merit Sanctions

    Former colleagues of embattled conservative attorney L. Lin Wood Jr. have called for a second set of sanctions against him in their dispute over the distribution of shared client payments, saying they've uncovered emails proving he has repeatedly lied to a Georgia state trial court and continues to do so.

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    Troutman Pepper Appoints First Chief Administrative Officer

    Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP has created a chief administrative officer role, shifting the current practice director for its business litigation department into the job, the firm has announced.

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    Larger Law Firms Increasingly Drawn To Salt Lake City

    The nation's larger law firms are increasingly channeling Utah's bee symbol, lured to Salt Lake City in recent months by the legal work generated by the Beehive State's expanding technology sector.

  • MVP: Gibson Dunn's Theane Evangelis

    Over the past year, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP's Theane Evangelis spearheaded the legal team that convinced the Ninth Circuit to roll back a record-breaking $102 million judgment against Walmart over alleged pay stub violations, earning her a spot among Law360's 2021 Class Action MVPs.

  • MVP: Cohen Milstein's Theodore J. Leopold

    Theodore Leopold of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC helped secure a $641 million partial settlement for victims of the Flint, Michigan, drinking water crisis that received preliminary approval earlier this year, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Environmental MVPs.

  • MVP: Arnold & Porter's Soo-Mi Rhee

    Arnold & Porter partner Soo-Mi Rhee secured leniency agreements with three different government agencies in Brazil to resolve corruption-related charges against Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. and helped a global financial institution escape monetary penalty for alleged violations of sanctions laws, earning her a spot as one of Law360's 2021 White Collar MVPs.

  • SEC Says 2 Attys Helped Carry Out $5.7M Penny Stock Fraud

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has asked a New York federal district court to halt the activities of a group that allegedly reaped nearly $6 million in illicit proceeds by selling unregistered penny stocks.

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    McKool Smith Hires Calif. Entertainment Litigator

    A Los Angeles-based entertainment litigator has joined litigation boutique McKool Smith as a principal, the firm announced Thursday.

  • MVP: Cooley's Michael Rhodes

    Cooley LLP's Michael Rhodes steered Facebook through final approval of a $650 million settlement resolving claims that its face-scanning feature breached Illinois' biometric privacy law, and continues to be a go-to lawyer for other tech giants facing novel privacy allegations, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Cybersecurity & Privacy MVPs.

  • MVP: Quinn Emanuel's Robert Loigman

    Robert S. Loigman of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP is representing 10 investment managers against Citibank NA's attempts to claw back hundreds of millions of dollars it mistakenly wired to Revlon Inc. lenders last summer, earning him a spot among Law360's 2021 Banking MVPs.

  • Judge Shields Migrant Families From COVID-19 Expulsions

    A federal judge blocked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from expelling migrant families under a public health law, ruling Thursday that the families are likely correct in alleging that the executive branch overstepped the statute.

  • Insurer Drops Policy Suit Over Atty-Client Sexual Encounter

    Berkley Assurance Co. dropped a suit against a Colorado civil litigation attorney and his firm that had sought to rescind a professional liability policy over the insurance company's claims of a sexual relationship between the lawyer and one of his clients.

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    David Boies Threatened Theranos Whistleblower, Jury Told

    A former Theranos lab technician who filed a whistleblower complaint against the startup testified in ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes' criminal fraud trial Wednesday that she quit after her managers ignored her concerns with the accuracy of Theranos' blood tests, and said Theranos' then-counsel David Boies subsequently threatened to sue her.

  • Remington's Student Records Bid Irks Sandy Hook Judge

    The Connecticut judge overseeing a lawsuit against Remington Arms Co. brought by the families of victims killed in the Sandy Hook massacre scolded the gun manufacturer Tuesday for failing to make a proper request for academic and employment records of slain students and teachers.

  • MVP: Simpson Thacher's Patrick J. Ryan

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's Patrick Ryan advised major banks that helped finance multibillion-dollar deals aimed at creating the nation's second-biggest media company, the continent's first U.S.-Canada-Mexico rail network and the world's biggest aircraft lessor, earning him a spot among Law360's 2021 Banking MVPs.

  • MVP: Quinn Emanuel's Juan Morillo

    Juan Morillo of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP helped a Swiss bank avoid criminal charges as it navigates the fallout from the 1MDB scandal and is helping Mexican industrial executives fight alleged government takeovers of their businesses, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 White Collar MVPs.

  • Nelson Mullins Moves To Nix Suit Over Improper Fees

    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP argued Wednesday that a complaint alleging it was improperly paid thousands of dollars in legal fees to represent a company founder's former colleagues in litigation against him fails to show that a Florida federal court has authority to hear the case.

  • Littler Settles Dispute Over Allegedly Filched Copyrights

    Employment law powerhouse Littler Mendelson and the Center for Workplace Compliance have settled their dispute over allegations that Littler stole 2,100 pages of proprietary material from CWC to use to its own advantage.

  • Pot Co. Sues Law Firm Over Alleged Fraudulent Loan Scheme

    An Ohio marijuana cultivator has lodged a suit in New York federal court against law firm CKR Law LLP and two other corporations over claims that they have been running an ongoing, national scam to defraud victims out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by requiring them to pay advance fees as a part of a fraudulent loan scheme.

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