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Law enforcement personnel initiated or cooperated in a record high number of them in 2012.
Sedgwick LLP has moved to dismiss what it called "over-reaching" claims in a $200 million malpractice lawsuit filed by the receiver of a purported medical receivables purchasing company in California that was revealed to be a $1 billion Ponzi scheme.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips has launched a division to counsel clients on business opportunities associated with digital media based in Los Angeles' "Silicon Beach." Moreover, the firm has hired an entrepreneur to run its own venture capital fund, which will invest in emerging technology companies.
Jennifer Keller, the attorney who won an $88.5 million verdict against Mattel Inc. in the battle over the Bratz doll, has teamed up with three former partners at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips to create a new firm based in Irvine, Calif.
Massachusetts' highest court has held that a lawyer's contract work at New York's Sullivan & Cromwell while he was licensed in New Jersey counts toward "the active practice of law" requirement for admission to the Massachusetts bar.
What do Washington attorneys think will come of this push to reform copyright laws? We asked leading copyright lawyers and lobbyists to tell us about what they expect and what it all might mean for their clients.
The Arizona Supreme Court has found that an attorney seeking reinstatement to the practice of law did not need to show that he understood the psychology of "why" he ran afoul of ethics rules.
When Lebanon's bankers turned to DLA Piper and Patton Boggs for help last year, they hoped the lobbying powerhouses could burnish the image of a $127 billion industry tainted by allegations of money laundering for terrorists and drug dealers. Instead, two Lebanese financial institutions last week were hit with U.S. Treasury Department sanctions, each designated as a "primary money laundering concern" for purportedly aiding Hezbollah.
Nexsen Pruet, a 190-attorney law firm based in Columbia, S.C., has launched a public relations ancillary focusing on business strategies and media communications.
Disgraced plaintiffs' attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs could be headed back to prison after a federal appeals court affirmed his 2009 conviction for bribing a Mississippi state court judge.