In all, 15 lawyers from Morvillo LLP will join the New York and Washington, D.C., offices of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe on Jan. 1, including seven partners, three counsel and five associates. For Orrick, it’s the firm's largest addition of litigators in the last nine years.
Chief Justice John Roberts has called on Chief Judge Robert Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to head up an inquiry into sexual harassment complaints against Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski.
The number of women and minorities within partnerships in Big Law has increased slightly, but a report by the National Association for Law Placement found that their numbers in the associate ranks has slipped below pre-recession figures.
"The state of Washington has no business demanding nationwide data from some of the biggest private companies in the country," lawyers for Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. tell a federal judge in Tacoma, Washington.
This week, more Obama-era rules faced scrutiny and nominations moved forward. Companies are trying to learn harassment lessons. And some big issues—pay equity and LGBT rights—got new attention in the courts. We'll run through the big developments.
Lawyers from at least a dozen law firms are advising on The Walt Disney Co.'s $52.4 billion takeover bid for Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. as the proposed acquirer seeks to enter the competitive direct-to-consumer streaming services market.
"We are 5-0 against the Trump administration because they often fail to follow the law when taking executive action," the Washington state attorney general said in a statement that vowed swift legal action.
Recently disclosed documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request offer a deep glimpse into the bank’s efforts to contest bank manager Claudia Ponce de Leon's claims that she was unlawfully fired for complaining about corporate malfeasance.
A new report by Citi Private Bank's Law Firm Group finds that a slow-growth market for legal services will not abate in 2018. That's just one of several issues facing managing partners as their partnerships continue to age and more competitors squeeze onto their turf.
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While many of us can practically recite what the victims of sexual harassment say they endured from Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K. and Matt Lauer, do we look beyond those moments and consider how it altered the trajectory of these women's lives?
Read the letter the U.S. attorney’s office sent alerting Judge William Alsup to an explosive allegations a former Uber employee had passed to an in-house Uber attorney. The letter was unsealed and posted publicly Wednesday in the Waymo v. Uber docket.
Doug Jones, a name partner at Birmingham’s Jones & Hawley and a former partner at Haskell Slaughter and Whatley Drake, stunned Republican candidate Roy Moore in a special U.S. Senate election in Alabama.
In the normal judicial misconduct case, a federal appeals court would handle the complaint internally. But the sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit pose complications for the courts, according to judicial ethics experts.
"The government has entered an appearance in this case and intends to represent the government’s interests in this appeal," the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement Wednesday to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Tangle Over Science: New Jersey is set to become a battleground over the quality of scientific evidence to be presented to juries in a Big Pharma case--this one over Accutane, the anti-acne drug which plaintiffs have linked to Crohn's disease. But the appeal isn’t just about Accutane. There are amicus briefs calling on the New Jersey Supreme Court to adopt the Daubert standard, which is often seen as more defense-friendly.
The unprecedented Jones Day spree is a testament to the cachet of Supreme Court clerks and the unspoken presumption that all of them—or almost all—emerge from the nation’s highest court polished and ready to take on whatever legal task is handed them.
We collected the stories of four unlikely SCOTUS clerks to provide a glimpse of how hard work, happenstance and well-placed mentors can pave a nontraditional path to the U.S. Supreme Court. Here's what they had to say.
A Barnes & Thornburg partner in Atlanta who faced possible disbarment for fraudulently billing a corporate client tens of thousands of dollars instead will be suspended for two years, the Georgia Supreme Court says. John F. Meyers was a Seyfath Shaw labor and employment partner at the time of the professional conduct violations.
Judge's award acceptance speech becomes an impassioned appeal: "It is a very good thing that the workplace’s dirty little secret has finally been subjected to a healthy dose of Justice Louis Brandeis’ strongest disinfectant. Now that we have let the sunshine in, we can finally address the nefarious and way too prevalent scourge of sexual harassment in the workplace."
An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigation that found a class of older employees at Ohio State University faced age discrimination came as a suit targeting the university for certain practices is moving forward.
A federal appeals court has revived more than 750 lawsuits filed over four diabetes drugs after finding that a San Diego judge misapplied a 2011 U.S. Supreme Court opinion relating to federal pre-emption.
The path to a U.S. Supreme Court clerkship runs disproportionately through the chambers of certain circuit judges, many of whom sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and almost all of whom are white men.
When actor/singer David Cassidy died on Nov. 21 from organ failure, he left behind a legacy of popular music both as a solo artist and with the Partridge Family. He also, unfortunately, left behind some pretty hefty legal bills, and his attorneys are calling to collect.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to decide whether the nation's workplace anti-bias law bars sexual orientation discrimination. The justices may soon have another opportunity to take up the closely watched question. The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard arguments Sept. 26.
Bristol-Myers Blues: There is one place where the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Bristol-Myers has not been a game-changer for the defense bar: Philadelphia--a hub for mass torts, particularly in pharmaceuticals and medical devices--where a judge has refused to dismiss all but one of about 120 pelvic mesh lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit based on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court decision.
ALM Intelligence’s third annual cybersecurity study of law firms and law departments has found that law firms and law departments are increasingly being tasked by C-Suite and management to take the lead on cybersecurity. Yet, both law firms and law departments continue to struggle with their preparation and response to the cyber threat.
The federal judge overseeing the implementation of the $1 billion concussion-related settlement involving the NFL has barred third-party litigation funders from entering into assignment agreements with retired players.
Deutsche Bank, Germany's largest bank and one with long ties to Trump business ventures, has faced mounting scrutiny since this summer. A team from Akin Gump handled responses to U.S. congressional inquiries.
While Big Law has avoided being rocked by sexual misconduct claims in recent months, the steady stream of revelations in other industries has heightened the risks associated with a potential claim against a law firm.
U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken of the Northern District of California has granted final approval of the settlement and approved more than $41 million in attorney fees to class counsel, making up 20 percent of the overall award.
Hundreds of cases stemming from a massive hack of Atlanta-based Equifax that compromised the personal and financial data of more than 145 million people, will be consolidated in federal court in Atlanta and presided over by the district's chief judge.
Uber is in the hot seat for its use of messaging apps such as Wickr with self-destruct features. But legal experts say evidence rules don't preclude such tools, and Wickr's CEO warns against "stigmatizing" information security.
Veteran Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Supreme Court advocate Carter Phillips is stepping down as leader of the firm’s executive committee, to be replaced in January by a New York corporate partner, Michael Schmidtberger.
Hogan Lovells, representing the California-based outdoor apparel company Patagonia Works and Conservation Lands Foundation, among other clients, is suing various Trump administration agencies. Covington & Burling, advocating for three groups, filed suit against the U.S. Interior Department.
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