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    Ex-NFL Team GC Accused Wilkinson Of 'Trickery'

    Court filings unsealed Wednesday revealed that a suit by the Washington Football Team's former general counsel against litigator Beth Wilkinson accused her of lying to glean details about a confidential settlement during her probe into accusations of sexual harassment in the team's front office.

  • Jones Day Loses Bid To Force Orrick Top Brass To Testify

    Jones Day can't force Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, its chairman and its former managing partner to provide testimony in an international arbitration in Washington, D.C., a California federal judge ruled Tuesday, saying the Golden State court doesn't have the authority to compel compliance with the summonses.

  • MVP: Latham's Bert Reiser & David Callahan

    Bert Reiser and David Callahan of Latham & Watkins LLP led a team of global attorneys that successfully secured a $1.8 billion settlement — the largest ever in a trade secrets case — for LG Energy Solution Ltd. in a bitter dispute with its South Korean rival SK Innovation, earning them a spot among Law360's 2021 Intellectual Property MVPs.

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    Del. AG Sues To Block Protests Over Fatal Shooting

    Delaware's attorney general has sued in Delaware Chancery Court to block those who are protesting the fatal shooting of a Black man by police earlier this year from continuing to gather outside the home of a deputy attorney general who's leading an investigation of the incident.

  • MVP: Seyfarth Shaw's Gerald L. Maatman

    Gerald L. Maatman Jr. of the Seyfarth Shaw LLP employment law practice group secured a settlement that paid workers in gift cards to end a sprawling class action against Jimmy John's that threatened its franchise business model, securing him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Employment MVPs.

  • MVP: Gibson Dunn's Pamela Lawrence Endreny

    Pamela Lawrence Endreny led a Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP tax team representing Merck in a pair of colossal deals, a $2.75 billion acquisition of VelosBio and $9.2 billion sale of Organon & Co., earning her a spot among Law360's 2021 Tax MVPs.

  • MVP: Skadden's Frank Bayouth

    Frank Bayouth of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP's energy practice led a team that helped secure a merger of equals between Devon Energy and WPX Energy, creating a company with an enterprise value of about $12 billion and helping earn him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Energy MVPs.

  • MVP: Quinn Emanuel's Isaac Nesser

    Isaac Nesser helped lead a team of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP litigators in resolving approximately 100 mortgage contract indemnity suits, recouping more than $1.4 billion for the ResCap Liquidating Trust — previously the Residential Funding Co. LLC — and earning him a spot among Law360's 2021 Securities MVPs.

  • Mishcon De Reya Launches £150M Litigation Fund

    British law firm Mishcon de Reya LLP announced Wednesday that it has put together a new £150 million ($206 million) litigation finance venture to fund litigation and arbitration cases for clients.

  • MVP: Quinn Emanuel's Derek L. Shaffer

    Derek L. Shaffer of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP successfully challenged a California donor disclosure law before the U.S. Supreme Court, and got Delaware's highest court to reverse an adverse $82 million jury verdict in a suit alleging Express Scripts Inc. committed fraud to close a multimillion-dollar acquisition, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Appellate MVPs.

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    Tyson & Mendes Adds Litigation Partner In Los Angeles

    Insurance litigation defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP has added a partner specializing in catastrophic personal injury defense, commercial vehicle litigation and premises liability litigation to its Los Angeles office.

  • Receiver In $7B Stanford Ponzi Row Seeks $2.2M In Fees

    The court-appointed receiver of the $7 billion scheme run by convicted Ponzi scammer R. Allen Stanford on Tuesday requested approval of $2.2 million in fees and expenses incurred between March 1 and April 30.

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    Miami's Associate Market One Of The Most Active In 2021

    Miami's legal market saw a significant increase in associate moves during the first half of the year, with a 67% rise compared with its average the past four years, according to data provided to Law360 Pulse.

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    Girardi Saga Shows Why Calif. Attys Don't 'Snitch'

    High-profile lawyer scandals in California, like those of Thomas V. Girardi and Michael Avenatti, have cranked up the heat on long-simmering debates across the nation about the duties of lawyers to report misconduct by other members of the legal profession.

  • Albright Is Asked To Punish Oil Biz In Patent Fight

    An oilfield technology company wants U.S. District Judge Alan D. Albright to issue sanctions that could significantly boost its patent case against a Texas rival, according to a motion that blames a noninfringement ruling last year on "concealed critical evidence" in the case.

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    Anti-Mask Shoppers Told To Turn Over Facebook Messages

    A court-appointed special master overseeing discovery disputes in a challenge to grocer Giant Eagle's COVID-19 mask mandate has recommended that several shoppers be compelled to turn over private Facebook messages about the case and pay part of the chain's legal costs as a sanction.

  • MVP: Latham's Grace Lee

    Latham & Watkins LLP's Grace Lee has guided a variety of clients through major transactions over the past year, including advising TurboTax company Intuit on the tax aspects of its deal to acquire Credit Karma, earning her a spot as one of Law360's Tax MVPs.

  • CORRECTED: Meet The Judge Reviewing Ross Stores' $1B COVID Lawsuit

    Ross Stores Inc. in July won a green light to continue pursuing coverage from its insurers for more than $1 billion in COVID-19 pandemic-related losses, but a new jurist is now overseeing the dispute. California state Judge Evelio M. Grillo has reviewed cases spanning wage disputes to a controversial soda tax. Here's what you need to know about the judge reviewing the latest insurance-retailer legal battle.

  • MVP: Orrick's Erin Connell

    Erin Connell of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's employment law and litigation practice helped computer technology giant Oracle defeat a sweeping $400 million administrative pay bias suit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, earning her a spot among Law360's 2021 Employment MVPs.

  • JPMorgan Asks Court To Sanction Atty For 'Frivolous' Filing

    A Florida federal court should sanction an attorney for asking that it review both matters that have already been resolved and an Ohio state court's 2008 ruling, JPMorgan has argued in a case in which it faces fraud allegations concerning a trust.

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    BakerHostetler Brings Back Atty From Alston & Bird In NY

    A former Alston & Bird LLP attorney has rejoined BakerHostetler, where he started his legal career as an associate 14 years ago, expanding the firm's international arbitration and litigation group in New York City, the firm announced Tuesday.

  • Lead Counsel Battle Heats Up In $1.8B Biotech Sale Suit

    A battle is heating up in Delaware Chancery Court over who will lead stockholder litigation alleging the $1.8 billion sale of Emisphere Technologies to Novo Nordisk last year was unfair, with a counsel team taking aim at what it claims is a problematic investor plaintiff.

  • Businessman Drops Appeal Of $32.5M Vt. Resort Investor Deal

    A Miami businessman accused of stealing $50 million from immigrant investors in Vermont's Jay Peak ski resort is dropping his appeal of a recently approved settlement with law firm Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP that is expected to pay his alleged victims more than $30 million, according to his attorney.

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    Jones Day Says Service Failure Dooms Paralegal's Bias Suit

    Jones Day is looking to shake a paralegal’s claims of harassment and discrimination by members of the firm’s tax and real estate group, claiming Tuesday that the former employee failed to serve the firm in either state or federal court.

  • Rutgers Students Seek To Oust Judge In COVID Vaccine Suit

    A group of Rutgers students said a New Jersey federal judge should step aside from hearing their suit over the university's COVID-19 vaccine requirement for students, claiming his previous work as an adjunct professor at Rutgers creates the appearance that he could be biased.

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