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  • MVP: Sullivan & Cromwell's David M.J. Rein

    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP partner David M.J. Rein took a securities suit he's defended Goldman Sachs against for more than a decade up to the U.S. Supreme Court, secured dismissals and favorable settlements for his clients and guided his firm's litigation group through the tribulations of the pandemic, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Securities MVPs.

  • Ex-NJ County Prosecutor Settles 'Toxic' Bias Suit

    The parties in a New Jersey state court lawsuit accusing former Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner and his male colleagues of creating a "toxic" workplace for women have settled the claims, according to a notice filed in the docket Tuesday.

  • MVP: Jenner & Block's Alex Hadjis

    Jenner & Block LLP partner Alex Hadjis helped Roku beat infringement claims in the first patent jury trial overseen by U.S. District Judge Alan Albright, earning the Washington, D.C.-based attorney a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Intellectual Property MVPs.

  • Morgan & Morgan Aims To Settle Suit Over Ga. Office Lease

    Morgan & Morgan has told the Georgia State-wide Business Court it plans to negotiate a settlement with real estate advisory firm Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and its top Georgia agent over the costs of an Atlanta office space lease.

  • MVP: Covington's Beth Brinkmann

    Beth Brinkmann of Covington & Burling LLP won two injunctions against regulatory actions by the Trump administration and defended one on appeal, earning her a title as one of Law360's 2021 Appellate MVPs.

  • Ex-NFL Player Seeks DQ Of Firm Likely To Become Witness

    A former Kansas City Chiefs player asked a Texas federal judge to disqualify the Groom Law Group from representing an NFL retirement plan in a benefits dispute, claiming the law firm not only represents the plan but administers it, acting as the "puppet master" behind its decisions.

  • NJ Town Sues Law Firms Over Affordable Housing Scheme

    Englewood Cliffs is suing four attorneys for malpractice in New Jersey state court, claiming they "deliberately excluded" the borough's mayor and several council members when representing the borough in affordable housing negotiations.

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    Anderson Kill Adds Crypto Litigator As Shareholder In Philly

    A litigator with a growing reputation as a top adviser on cryptocurrency and blockchain matters has joined Anderson Kill PC's Philadelphia office, the firm announced this week.

  • Curtiss-Wright Wants DLA Piper DQ'd In $30M Supply Fight

    A Curtiss-Wright company has asked the Georgia State-wide Business Court to disqualify DLA Piper from representing Westinghouse in a $30 million dispute over the supply of reactor coolant pumps for electric and nuclear power plants in the Southeast.

  • Ex-Trump Official Says Missing Party Sinks $9M Pa. Fraud Suit

    A Trump-era State Department appointee has asked a Pennsylvania federal judge to spike, or at least move, a lawsuit accusing him and a Philadelphia-based attorney of stealing over $9 million from an investment firm, claiming the suit failed to include a necessary defendant and belongs in New York.

  • Judge Slashes Attorneys' Uber Safe Ride Payout To $5.7M

    The attorneys who negotiated a $32.5 million class action settlement to resolve a suit over Uber's deceptive "safe rides" fees have had their own payout cut to $5.7 million from $8 million by a California federal court, which said the settlement provides barely enough value to recipients to be approved in the first place.

  • Legal Tech Roundup: Frontline Acquires Another IT Company

    A legal tech company making its third acquisition of the summer tops this roundup of recent news in the sector.

  • Dish, Sirius Fight Judge's Fee Denial Stance In Video IP Row

    Dish Network and SiriusXM are urging a Delaware federal judge to overrule a magistrate judge's recommendation that they not receive attorney fees from a Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruling that struck down a video playback patent asserted against them.

  • Calif. High Court To Mull Releasing State Bar's Girardi Files

    The California Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the State Bar of California and Thomas Girardi to address why it shouldn't force the bar to provide the Los Angeles Times its files on past professional misconduct investigations of the embattled trial attorney.

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    Willkie Opens New LA Office With 3 Ex-Venable Partners

    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has opened an office in Los Angeles with the addition of three attorneys formerly with Venable LLP whose specialties range from entertainment and media transactions to estate planning and business litigation.

  • NJ Town Sues Its Former Tax Atty For Overbilling

    An attorney who pled guilty to corruption charges is being sued by Holmdel Township for allegedly defrauding and overbilling the township while serving as its contracted special counsel.

  • Weil Adds Proskauer Rose Labor Litigator In NY

    Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP on Wednesday announced the appointment of a lateral from Proskauer Rose LLP as the new head of employment litigation based in New York.

  • Ga. County Sues Over Voting Law Ban On Giving Food, Water

    A suburban Atlanta county is challenging in federal court a Georgia ban on giving food and water to people waiting in line to vote, saying that criminalizing humanitarian aid serves no policy purpose and that the law is overly broad.

  • Spencer Fane Adds Okla. Litigator

    Spencer Fane LLP has added a litigator to its Oklahoma City office, with the firm touting her two decades of experience in an announcement Wednesday.

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    Fed. Judge Wants Attys, Others Vaccinated To Enter Court

    All attorneys, litigants and witnesses have to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus if they want to enter a Wisconsin federal judge's courtroom, the judge's law clerk confirmed to Law360 Pulse on Thursday.

  • Judge Flags Apple Stock Conflict 11 Years After Nokia IP Case

    A Wisconsin federal judge recently learned he owned stock in Apple while presiding over a 2010 intellectual property spat between Nokia and Apple, but assured the parties that this ownership didn't affect his decisions in the case, according to a letter filed Monday.

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    'Hottest Market': Lateral Movement In DC Hits Feverish Pace

    Lateral movement in the Washington, D.C., legal market has hit a feverish pace this year as law firms vie for more attorneys to handle a surge in incoming work across practice areas such as litigation, regulation and corporate transactions.

  • Attys Flagged For Possible Discipline Over Settlement Clause

    A California appeals court has referred three lawyers to the State Bar of California, after they accepted a settlement on a client's behalf without her approval. 

  • Lowenstein Sandler Atty Targeted In NJ Virus 'Favor' Suit

    A former New Jersey health official is looking to pull the governor's chief of staff and a Lowenstein Sandler LLP attorney into his whistleblower suit alleging he was fired for objecting to collecting COVID-19 test samples from the chief of staff's relatives, saying the state has admitted that they "orchestrated" his termination.

  • O'Melveny Hires Away Baker Botts Trial Partner In Dallas

    O'Melveny & Myers LLP announced Wednesday it has hired longtime Baker Botts LLP litigation partner Timothy S. Durst to the firm's general litigation and intellectual property and technology groups to help establish and grow its new Dallas office.

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