Lawyers agreed that NDAs likely won't be going away anytime soon in employment cases, but that there are reforms around the way these agreements are used that could help stop the next Harvey Weinstein.
In a nearly full reversal of a 2015 lower court ruling, an appeals panel has ruled that Susan Kassapian, a principal administrative law judge from 2009-13, stated several claims that should survive the city’s motion to dismiss.
Federal appeals judges are not all buddies—"that's not the point," Judge Harry Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit says. Collegiality is the norm. Edwards speaks with The NLJ about a recent dive into appeals court stats, and a survey he conducted among federal circuit judges.
Uber Technologies Inc.'s admission Tuesday that it waited a year to disclose a massive data breach could put the company in the crosshairs of a California law that mandates prompt notification—both to the public and to state regulators—of significant cyberattacks.
The company failed to notify 57 million users of a breach in October 2016. Two employees tasked with handling the response process have left the company, including Uber in-house attorney Craig Clark, who reported to the company’s chief security officer.
The American Bar Association has publicly disciplined—with sanctions ranging from letters of noncompliance setting out remedial plans to censure to probation—10 law schools since August 2016 for enrolling students it says are unlikely to graduate and pass the bar.
The nearly $1.2 million jury verdict Monday for a transgender professor in Oklahoma followed a years-long battle in which the U.S. Department of Justice—at once a plaintiff in the case—retreated from the dispute in the Trump administration, highlighting the increasingly complex landscape for gender identity discrimination complaints.
The panelists at a recent Harvard Law School discussion about the power of special prosecutors agreed on this: There's no flawless system that uses the executive branch to investigate the executive branch. Panelists at the Harvard event, part of the law school's bicentennial program, offered varying perspectives of what works, what doesn't and what might be done about it.
With instruction from two prominent IP litigators—and cameos from a real client, expert witness and PTAB judges—students in Berkeley Law's Patent Litigation II class are drafting and arguing petitions for inter partes review.
The pass rate on California's July bar exam may have risen to a five-year high but one dean says the state remains on "a wayward path" by holding on to a score requirement that is the second highest in the country.
Federal appellate courts in California and New York saw the Trump administration attempt to stop the push by plaintiffs for an expanded record production related to the administration's decision to end DACA.
Lawyers for Google Inc. argue a class action that accuses the company of pay discrimination casts too wide a net with overbroad claims of alleged gender inequities and unfair promotion opportunities for women.
“It makes no difference to me whether it’s one of my closest friends or a partner I have never met,” said Nicholas Gravante, GC of Boies Schiller. “My obligation is to the firm. The firm is my client.”
While acknowledging the possible medical and financial benefits of a pill embedded with a sensor that can tell doctors if and when patients take their prescribed medication, health care and data privacy lawyers warned about consent and data security issues associated with the new technology.
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.
Lawyers representing a plaintiff class made up of persons alleging they got sick from exposure to formaldehyde gas in laminate flooring insist they were cut out of last month’s $26 million class action settlement with Lumber Liquidators and want a federal judge to reject the deal.
Law.com's Scott Graham and Orrick’s Mark Davies will attend next week's SCOTUS args in 'Oil States', the patent world’s most-watched case. Then they’ll chew it over and take caller questions. Register now!
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.”
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