The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Stanford University, and other business groups and schools filed two lawsuits Monday to strike down the Trump administration's work visa restrictions, claiming the policies pull the rug out from underneath foreign workers and their employers.
A man suing Facebook over allegedly unsolicited text messages is pushing the U.S. Supreme Court to declare that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act broadly encompasses any device that can automatically dial numbers, arguing that adopting a narrower reading would "unleash the torrent of robocalls" that the law is intended to stop.
The Federal Circuit on Monday backed a California federal judge's decision that Google's Project Loon, which uses floating balloons in the stratosphere to provide wireless internet, does not infringe a patent owned by Space Data Corp.
Baker McKenzie on Monday announced a new partnership with artificial intelligence platform SparkBeyond that the firm said will use AI technology to "disrupt" the legal industry first with internal projects for the firm, including tools to anticipate client demands, followed by pitches to clients themselves.
The Trump administration has told the D.C. Circuit that a trial judge's order temporarily blocking the government from banning new downloads of video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores erroneously second-guessed President Donald Trump's "sensitive national security judgments" and his assessment that personal data of Americans was being collected by the Chinese government.
A life sciences research company and an oncology firm set price ranges for initial public offerings on Monday, joining a busy lineup of eight IPO prospects set to go public this week and potentially raise $2.3 billion combined, guided by 10 law firms total.
A Cooley-led company that said it automates various business operations, ranging from opening new client accounts to processing mortgages, announced Monday that it scored $80 million in a funding round led by investment adviser Tiger Global.
The family of an Uber driver who was killed by a passenger filed a wrongful death suit in Maryland federal court against the ride-hailing giant on Monday, claiming that the killing was the result of inadequate passenger screening procedures that fail to weed out dangerous passengers.
To build the ranks of female trial attorneys, law firms must integrate them into every aspect of a case — from witness preparation to courtroom arguments — instead of relegating them to small roles, says Kalpana Srinivasan, co-managing partner at Susman Godfrey.
It falls to senior male attorneys to recognize the crisis female attorneys face as the pandemic amplifies an already unequal system and to offer their knowledge, experience and counsel to build a better future for women in law, says James Meadows at Culhane Meadows.
Even as BigLaw firms are recruiting women into their ranks in larger numbers, their presence in leadership and equity partnerships remains stubbornly low. Here’s a look at why this is happening — and what firms can do.
More female attorneys are landing highly sought-after U.S. Supreme Court clerkships, and the experience can turbocharge their careers.
At most U.S. law firms, equity partnerships are still overwhelmingly male, but women at some firms are starting to shake up that reality and smash the glass ceiling that has prevented them from advancing to the uppermost ranks. Here are this year’s Ceiling Smashers — the firms that are outpacing their peers as the legal industry works toward closing the gender gap in its top ranks.
In this video, four Black women share their thoughts about wearing natural hair as BigLaw attorneys. In order of appearance, the attorneys are: Rukayatu Tijani, founder of Firm for the Culture and a former BigLaw associate; Delilah Clay, legislative & regulatory advisor at Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP; Rachel Boyce, associate at Cooley LLP; and Crystal Nwaneri, associate at Fenwick & West LLP.
Members of the broadband industry sternly warned the Pentagon against a proposal for the government to own and operate its own 5G network, saying Monday it should "reject experimental spectrum-sharing schemes" that could amount to "central government planning."
Cannabis software company Helix Technologies Inc. and a health care analytics company on Monday said they will merge in an all-stock deal guided by Duane Morris LLP and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.
A California federal judge repeatedly warned Apple and Epic Games Inc.'s counsel Monday that she'll sanction attorneys for any "nastiness" as their antitrust fight heads toward a May bench trial, and also aired concerns the public has maxed out the court's Zoom license and posted bootlegged videos of some hearings online.
A Delaware vice chancellor ruled Monday that former Yahoo owner Altaba must set aside roughly $800 million to cover potential liability for data breach claims asserted in Canadian lawsuits before it can distribute roughly $5.6 billion to stockholders as part of its $40 billion wind-down plan.
Microsoft has notched partial victories in an ongoing patent battle over Siri digital voice assistant technology patents, with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board wiping out 17 of 18 claims in one patent and trimming 42 of 71 claims off another.
The U.S. Supreme Court won't wade into a dispute over whether Facebook should be able to recover costs in a patent lawsuit, leaving in place a Federal Circuit decision allowing the social media giant to collect about $4,400.
A Harvard professor charged with lying about his ties to China and additional tax offenses will not be able to review secret grand jury minutes despite his claim that prosecutors' charged rhetoric about spying may have tainted the proceedings.
Facebook argued Monday that restrictions imposed by the U.K.'s antitrust enforcers while investigating its purchase of Giphy Inc. are heavy-handed and should be loosened.
House Democrats on Monday criticized FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's move to "clarify" interpretations of a rule that governs when websites' efforts to moderate user-posted content leaves them exposed to potential legal liability, characterizing the chairman's move as an attempt to aid the president before the election.
During the past seven months at Change Healthcare, general counsel Loretta Cecil and her legal team have acted as "the emergency room in the time of a pandemic." Here, she shares more about the novel issues her department has handled, and what she's worried about for the rest of 2020. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.
Lower middle market-focused private equity firm LLR Partners, with guidance from Latham & Watkins LLP, said in a news release Monday it has secured $1.8 billion for its sixth fund, which will invest in the health care and technology sectors.
New U.S. Department of Labor rules raise the level of education required to receive an H-1B worker visa, despite a contrary provision in the immigration statute, and creating artificially high entry-level wages that will price out statutorily qualified individuals, says Jeffrey Gorsky at Berry Appleman.
While Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's intellectual property agenda would likely strengthen patent rights and international trade secret enforcement, proposals to drastically reduce employee noncompete and no-poach agreements could weaken protections domestically, say Charles Barquist and Maren Laurence at Maschoff Brennan.
The pandemic's disproportionate impact on women presents law firms with a unique opportunity to devise innovative policies that will address the increasing home life demands female lawyers face and help retain them long after COVID-19 is over, say Roberta Liebenberg at Fine Kaplan and Stephanie Scharf at Scharf Banks.
Because the recent holdings in Federal Trade Commission v. Qualcomm and Continental Automotive Systems v. Avanci demonstrate antitrust's flaws in resolving disputes over licensing rates for standard-essential patents, users should employ contract and patent law for more flexibility in negotiations and litigation, say Erik Puknys and Michelle Rice at Finnegan.
Judicial reference proceedings as an alternative to litigating in California state court offer several advantages to parties, including the ability to get a case moving amid pandemic-induced backlogs and the right to appeal a judgment in court, say Charles Correll and George Morris at King & Spalding.
The U.S. Department of Labor is unlikely to uncover liability in its recent investigation into Microsoft’s attempt to hire more Black managers and executives, because Title VII case law supports private employers' consideration of race among other factors to enhance diversity, says Conor Ahern at Sanford Heisler.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s recent overhaul of the H-1B specialty occupation visa category creates a new test for whether an employer-employee relationship exists, further complicating an already nuanced process for determining what it means to be an employee, say Rebecca Bernhard, Thomas Oja and Fletcher Warren at Dorsey & Whitney.
Read together, the U.S. Department of Justice's recently released cryptocurrency guidance and unsealed BitMEX indictment send a strong message that the government is expanding efforts to combat use of digital assets and blockchain technology for criminal purposes, say Benjamin Klein and Deborah Meshulam at DLA Piper.
Lawyers should use their unique skill sets, knowledge and spheres of influence to fight burdensome ID requirements and other voter suppression tactics that may influence the 2020 elections, and to participate in potential post-election litigation, say CK Hoffler and Allyce Bailey at the National Bar Association.
Pedram Sameni at Patexia explains how an estimated $8.5 billion per year patent prosecution market size could allow companies to reduce their patent spending while maintaining the relevancy and improving the quality of their assets, resulting in fewer but more targeted filings.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's four enforcement actions settled in the days before its fiscal year-end show the regulator is keeping an eye on issuers' earnings management and financial reporting, and demonstrate the dangers of fixating on analysts' earnings targets, says Lori Echavarria at WilmerHale.
Videoconferenced mediation offers several advantages and helps cases settle faster and more cordially, making it hard to imagine going back to logistically difficult in-person dispute resolution after COVID-19 restrictions are gone, says Sidney Kanazawa at ARC.
Freedom of Information Act data reveals that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's collaborative search programs expedite examinations, so applicants filing in both the U.S. and Korea or Japan should avail themselves of the option before its October expiration, say Dylon Register and Daniel Ovanezian at Womble Bond and Shankar Nair at Aeva.
California's A.B. 5 — which Proposition 22 on this year's ballot would override — shoehorns many workers into an employment status that requires undivided employer loyalty instead of expanding opportunities for Californians to earn a living, says Michael Nader at Ogletree.
Ahead of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's annual enforcement data release later this fall, emerging enforcement themes include fraud related to COVID-19, as well as individual accountability, misuse of reserves, revenue recognition, disclosure malfeasance and data analytics, say attorneys at Perkins Coie.