A lawyer caught on video making racially-charged comments to employees at a Midtown Manhattan eatery has been heavily criticized since the video went viral. But will he also face attorney disciplinary action?
A former acquaintance-cum-business partner of notorious corporate raider Victor Posner has sued Akerman, alleging the firm gave shoddy advice to the person who took over as curator of Posner's estate some 13 years after he died.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke favorably of the plan last week during a meeting of the Federal Judges Association in Washington. Justice Elena Kagan said she supports the two-year pilot plan and will "take into account" in her own hiring whether judges and law schools comply with it.
"A helpful image is the client leaning out of train window while it gathers pace, as you run alongside. Get out the key nuggets first and in order of importance. The rest is waffle that the client doesn t want to hear, read or pay for."
Greenberg Traurig New York shareholder Toby Soli and Atlanta shareholder Lori Cohen filed a successful motion to compel the lawyer to reveal her identity in a products liability lawsuit against Bausch & Lomb.
Catch up with Michael Correia of the National Cannabis Industry Association's director of government relations, about the upcoming lobby days in Washington. Also: a marijuana app company is hit with a new class action, plus check out our In the Weeds roundup for the latest must-read headlines.
We're catching up with Obama-era Labor Department solicitor M. Patricia Smith for thoughts on the new guard at the agency and what's taking shape. Uber's end-to-arbitration announcement came with a catch, and scroll down to see who got the work. Thanks for reading Labor of Law.
Most firms have extensive cybersecurity measures in place, but emerging or unclear regulatory requirements embroil them in a never-ending cycle of evaluation, best-practices review, and implementation. A responsible firm must also reduce the risk of breach at their third-party vendors. As cloud service providers become commonplace, so too does a firm’s responsibility to ensure their vendors are managing risk appropriately.
Andrew Smith joins the FTC from Covington & Burling. FTC chair Joe Simons said Wednesday he was “disappointed that two of my new colleagues have chosen to turn Mr. Smith’s appointment into a source of unnecessary controversy.”
The decision could have wide implications for gig-economy companies and others that rely on independent contractors. "These law-abiding employers should not now face mammoth retroactive liability," Paul Grossman, general counsel to the California Employment Law Council, told the California Supreme Court.
CBS Corp.’s board of directors late Thursday voted to strip its controlling stockholder of most of her voting power, setting up the next showdown in the media giant’s ongoing struggle with Shari Redstone and her family's National Amusements Inc. for control of the company.
The real estate industry is closely watching the CFPB's Mick Mulvaney's next steps involving mortgage lender PHH Corp. A Hogan Lovells partner opened up about FCPA declinations. And scroll down for who got the work in some big new cases.
U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco’s petition in "Azar v. Garza" is not the “relist king” from recent high court terms, but it is inching toward second place. The justices have scheduled the dispute 14 times for conference. Thursday's conference marks the 15th at which the justices were set to consider the dispute.
Corporate partner Jeff Zhang arrives from King & Wood Mallesons while project finance partner Yacouba Coulibaly joins the firm's affiliate office in the Ivory Coast from the African Export-Import Bank.
Uber made a splash Tuesday morning when it announced it would put an end to mandatory arbitration clauses for survivors of sexual harassment and assault. But some are saying this and other moves the company is making on this front aren't enough. Plus, the Michael Cohen debacle in D.C. is starting to affect legal departments--AT&T and Novartis have lost lawyers since word got out that the companies paid Cohen as a consultant.
Christopher Wylie, former research director at Cambridge Analytica, told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that the firmcame up with phrases like 'drain the swamp' that became key campaign themes and slogans.
A Delaware Court of Chancery judge on Wednesday ordered a brief standstill in CBS Corp.'s lawsuit against Shari Redstone, but promised a decision on the merits of the case Thursday, just ahead of a planned board meeting to dilute the voting power of the company's controlling shareholder.
The episode underscored the heated nature of the special counsel’s case against Concord Management and Consulting, which was charged along with 13 Russian individuals and two separate entities with subverting the 2016 election.
Kirkland & Ellis' latest lateral hire is the fifth partner from the fourth U.S. city the firm has been linked to hiring so far this month. All but one is in the private equity market that has long been a key Kirkland practice.
Thurgood Marshall’s message was clear, and shared by most justices before and since: life-tenured Supreme Court justices don’t like to be told when to retire or move on. If anything, hinting that it is time to go seems to stiffen justices’ resolve to stay. But presidents and others keep trying.
Despite all the strategic planning CMOs may devote to individual attorney coaching and training, it is often not enough to support the lawyer client in connecting the dots of relationship building, reputation enhancing and contact management over the course of a career to make a remarkable difference.
"The case did not arise in a vacuum, and the special counsel did not create his own job description," U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson wrote in a ruling that upheld the criminal charges against Paul Manafort, the former Donald Trump campaign chairman.
"Basic principles of fairness and due process preclude retroactive application of the new ABC test in a way that would nullify years of litigation and a full trial," Grubhub's lawyers at Gibson Dunn told the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday.
One of the world's top arbitration experts, Wilmer Hale's Gary Born shares how he got his start, his goals as chair of the 70-lawyer practice, the benefits of "double-hatting"--and why he likes planes without wifi.
The California-based commercial litigation attorney and his own practice have racked up over $1 billion in verdicts in cases against some of the biggest companies and law firms out there. "I stand by the legal work we've done, and the results we've attained," he said.
The bill would require disclosure of third-party litigation funding in class actions and multidistrict litigation within 10 days of a case filing, or 10 days after a funding deal. It would also require disclosure of financing that provides cash to plaintiffs.
Yale Law School and 13 other top law schools are issuing a survey to law firms asking them to disclose whether or not they require summer associates to submit to forced arbitration agreements and related nondisclosure deals.
Michael Scudder, whose practice focused on tax-related matters, accounting and white-collar disputes, was the Trump administration's nominee to replace Richard Posner, who retired. Scudder earned $3.06 million in partnership income in 2017, according to a financial disclosure released as part of the confirmation process.
Reed Smith, representing the Russian entity Concord Management and Consulting, said in a new court filing: "A foreign corporation with no presence in the United States is indicted in an unprecedented case of a type never before brought by the DOJ for conspiring to defraud the United States purportedly by not complying with certain regulatory requirements that are unknown even to most Americans."
The conclusion of the study—that judges rarely grant discovery into litigation funding documents—helps explain why opponents of the industry are pushing for legislative and rule changes to require that funding agreements be disclosed.
Research released by Queen Mary University of London and White & Case found that the Southeast Asian city-state is now the third most popular jurisdiction in the world in which to hold an arbitration case.
The justices in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association found the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act infringed on state sovereignty. The decision could transform sports and sports gambling from coast to coast.
The first quarter of 2018 continued the growth trends experienced at the end of 2017 and leave a lot to look forward to for firms as they move further into the year. But volatility and stratification still lurk.
Greta Lichtenbaum, a partner at O’Melveny & Myers whose practice includes international trade and regulatory compliance, answered Corporate Counsel's questions about the impact on multinational companies of the Trump administration's renewed sanctions against Iran.
An Alabama law firm is seeking damages for every patent owner who's had one or more claims invalidated during America Invents Act proceedings. Meanwhile, Merck & Co. won't fight a $14 million fee award, and who'll play the lawyers if there's a movie about the famous monkey selfie case?
In a letter to Judge Kimba Wood, attorney Peter Gleason asked for an injunction to stop a memorialized communication between him and Cohen, which the government may have in its possession, from becoming public.
A "spoofing" challenge under Dodd-Frank. GM fights a damages-only retrial. Guns are back. These are some of the cases and issues we're watching for any action at the Supreme Court from its latest conference.
On March 27, 2018, in Oracle America, Inc. v. Google LLC, the Federal Circuit overturned a jury verdict in favor of Google from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. In doing so, the court revived Oracle’s claim that Google’s use of Oracle’s open-source Java language code did not constitute “fair use.”
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said Friday that hiring Trump lawyer Michael Cohen was a “big mistake.” Bob Quinn, vice president for external and legislative affairs and a former Mayer Brown lawyer, retired amid the scrutiny of the company's $600,000 payment.
After 24 hour of pointed letters sent back and forth between the two offices, the Manhattan DA and Gov. Cuomo held a press conference alongside Nassau DA Singas and her Suffolk County counterpart in a show of support for the launch of the special counsel investigation into former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
After a dispute with her bailiffs over courtroom security, Dallas County family court Judge Kim Cooks apparently took matters into her own hands by bringing a gun with her on the bench during a recent child custody jury trial, according to a Dallas County Sheriff’s Department report obtained by Texas Lawyer.
Florida Coastal alleges that the ABA told school officials in April that, while the school met its general accreditation standards, it continued to fall short of standards because of what were described as lax admission standards and a subpar ability to prepare students for bar exams.
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