Keila Ravelo, a former Willkie Farr & Gallagher partner, faces four to six years in prison and has been ordered to pay $7.9 million in restitution in the wake of her guilty plea Monday in Newark, New Jersey, federal court.
A former U.S. Navy Reserve lawyer, who was handcuffed, shackled and arrested by U.S. Marshals to secure his testimony in a military commission case, filed a complaint Monday with the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Marshal's Service.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller III’s team raised concerns Monday that a defense lawyer for Rick Gates, a former business partner of Paul Manafort, could have a conflict of interest that prevents him from participating in the money laundering case against the two men in Washington federal court.
Bipartisan reaction was swift after Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill said he'd been "sexually intimate with approximately 50 very attractive females" and defended Sen. Al Franken, Roy Moore and "heterosexual males" in general.
The so-called "Imperial Presidency" has its roots in a tale about a phony wedding contract, a femme fatale with a sharpshooter’s eye, the notoriously hot-tempered former California Supreme Court Justice who fell in love with her, and a U.S. Marshal who killed him on a train while defending a sitting U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
The White House announced five new additions Friday to its list of potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court, though no justice has announced retirement. The new names came in a press release that coincided with the annual conference of the Federalist Society, which has played a pivotal role in fashioning Trump’s list of potential nominees.
In the aftermath of Gordon Rees removing a partner from her management duties as a result of a controversial Fox News interview, media experts weigh in on the difficulty that law firms face when they have outspoken and partisan media figures in their ranks.
Looking at two significant verdicts for Johnson & Johnson. Plus, how would a class action against Harvey Weinstein work? And a groundbreaking lead-paint ruling out of California has manufacturers shuddering.
California on Thursday unveiled its latest set of marijuana regulations—this time, emergency rules that will guide the legalized recreational market when it opens in January. Here are a few takeaways from the emergency regulations presented to the committee on Thursday.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken came under fire Thursday after a radio newscaster recounted being groped and kissed by the former comedian during a USO tour of the Middle East in 2006, three years before the Minnesota Democrat took office. Less than 24 hours earlier, Franken was speaking out about sexual harassment to make his case against forced arbitration clauses in employment contracts that can silence victims of abuse.
A Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr counsel in Washington who specializes in regulatory and government affairs plans to divest interests in six major U.S. companies if he's confirmed to lead enforcement and compliance efforts at the U.S. Commerce Department. Kessler said in his ethics agreement he would divest holdings in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Ford Motor Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Microsoft Corp., Walt Disney Co. and Zimmer Biomet within 90 days of his confirmation.
David Syed, a former member of the executive committee at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, has joined the global legal giant as it reportedly steps in to advise the troubled South American nation in an effort to refinance $60 billion in debt.
Lawyers at Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro and The Armenta Law Firm filed a federal racketeering class action against Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Co. and Miramax Wednesday alleging they conspired “to facilitate and conceal [Weinstein’s] pattern of unwanted sexual conduct.”
AllVoices, a startup that seeks to help employees bypass their human resources departments to report sexual misconduct in the workplace, has received funding from the Am Law 100 firm and several other investors.
The appeals panel examining a challenge to the $25 million Trump University settlement appeared unlikely to dismantle the deal as they were peppered with questions from the attorney representing an objector to the deal.
A federal claims court judge on Tuesday ordered the government to pay $2 million in legal fees to Greenberg Traurig for its work representing a Florida real estate developer that prevailed in a long-running case over the denial of a permit to fill in wetlands.
Richard Cordray is stepping down as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after spending more than five years building up the Obama-era agency from scratch and fostering it into a powerful regulator.
Mercedes Colwin, a litigator at Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, has stepped down from her role as managing partner of the firm's New York office following her controversial appearance in a segment that aired last week on Fox News.
That Ellen Pao has nothing nice to say in her new book “Reset” about Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe litigator Lynne Hermle is not surprising. Turns out, Hermle doesn't have a lot of nice things to say about Pao either.
Kushner Cos. has been hit with another lawsuit regarding Jared Kushner's conduct as a landlord, this time accusing him of charging market-rate rents to tenants of an apartment building in Brooklyn that was supposed to be rent-stabilized.
Pacific Gas & Electric's lackluster maintenance of power lines, poles, and brush played a major role in sparking the wildfires that ravaged Northern California's wine country last month, according to a suit filed by a coalition of plaintiffs firms.
“There is a lot of confusion on what the law requires that has been going on for a long time,” said Sam Schwartz-Fenwick, a partner at Seyfarth Shaw in Chicago. “More uncertainty is negatively perceived by many employers, who prefer to work in black and white, not shades of gray.”
After some surprising twists Monday in the corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, some trial watchers are not optimistic about whether jurors will be able to reach a unanimous verdict.
Missouri's attorney general on Monday launched an investigation into Google Inc., questioning whether the search engine company's data-collection and privacy practices violate state consumer protection laws.
Having successfully pushed law firms to adopt policies helping women rise in the ranks of Big Law, the Diversity Lab has planned another initiative next year that hopes to enlist 88 law firms and in-house legal departments.
For some lawyers working on Robert Mueller's special counsel team, life—that is, other cases—must go on. That was true Monday for U.S. Justice Department appellate lawyer Adam Jed, who took a break from his detail on Mueller’s team to appear before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in a case without a Russia connection.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider a conservative challenge to a controversial California law that requires pregnancy “crisis centers” to post information about state-provided abortion and contraception options.
Alicia Coleman, had been employed through a job training and employment agency in Fort Benning, Georgia as a 911 operator, a job she had held for nearly a decade. She alleged that she was terminated in 2016 after her period came on unexpectedly while at work
The subpoenaing of information from TIAA, which reportedly handles retirement accounts for several million nonprofit employees across the country, comes after an Oct. 21 story in The New York Times detailed allegations of predatory sales practices used by the firm.
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