Ninth Circuit watchers reached shortly after news broke that President Trump's first Ninth Circuit nominee had been withdrawn were shocked. But they said the episode could illuminate challenges the administration faces in changing the makeup of the nation's largest federal appellate court.
A former high-level federal prosecutor in New Orleans has been recommended for disbarment following his online commentary of criminal cases his office was actively handling at the time of the comments.
With the addition of the group, including "Queen of Toxic Torts" Sheila Birnbaum and two other partners who made the move in May, Dechert has increased the size of its global litigation practice by 7 percent.
A onetime office leader at old-line Massachusetts firm Nutter McClennen & Fish, has been suspended from practicing law in that state after the firm found improprieties in accounts he managed as a trusts and estates partner.
The hiring of Austin Kim as GC comes just a few months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is re-evaluating ACADIA’s Nuplazid, the only drug approved to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease psychosis.
"With the right culture, it doesn t matter if things go wrong or who the culprit is. What should matter is that errors are detected and adjustments are made. Any law firm or department with a blame culture is a danger to itself and its clients."
Justice Samuel Alito Jr. wrote that the majority recognized that the loss of payments from nonmembers may cause unions to experience "unpleasant transition costs in the short term." However, he added, "We must weigh these disadvantages against the considerable windfall that unions have received under Abood for the past 41 years."
In the final installment of our "long-term thinking" series, we take a look at a sneaky way for law firms to develop permanent equity for their partners: Spinning off back-offices and giving partners shares in those entities.
A new Delaware Supreme Court policy imposing an earlier filing deadline for most state court cases has highlighted a years-old divide among attorneys in a wider effort to address work-life balance in the legal profession.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson allowed the plaintiffs’ expert testimony before and during trial but, after the Aug. 21 verdict, found there was insufficient evidence linking Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder to the plaintiff’s ovarian cancer, plaintiffs lawyers say.
Responding to a challenge of a so-called forfeiture for competition clause in its partnership agreement, Quinn Emanuel accused former partners of bringing a New York court action as a “publicity gambit" in what, the firm says, should be a confidential dispute.
In a nearly three-hour confirmation hearing, Kathy Kraninger rankled Democrats over responses to their queries. “I am trying to get an answer from you, and I just can’t,” said Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii.
Along with announcing the hire of its first chief privacy officer in Zefo, the company also announced it will bring on TomTom's Simon Hania as its first data protection officer, a role required under the GDPR.
Los Angeles trial lawyer Patricia Glaser has been hired by John Schnatter as he fights against his removal from the pizza chain’s board of directors due to his use of a racial slur during a media training session.
MGM Resorts International has filed nine lawsuits across the country against 2,500 victims of the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas in an unprecedented move that had plaintiffs lawyers accusing the entertainment conglomerate of forum shopping and defense lawyers scratching their heads.
Tonkon Torp, targeted alongside Sidley Austin and prominent auditing firms that did work for Aequitas Management, has reached an $18.5 million deal that would resolve a proposed investor class action and related individual suits. Sidley continues to face claims.
"Here, the FDA’s policy ... is that no Proposition 65 warning for acrylamide should be placed on foods, including breakfast cereals, unless and until the science supports such a warning," Second District Associate Justice Victoria Gerrard Chaney wrote.
Forget about Condi Rice. A relatively unknown lawyer has emerged with the backing of Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback Josh Rosen to create a new system to pay NCAA players for their names and likeness.
The New York firm is objecting to a special master’s report that found Labaton and two other firms serving as class counsel in the case had deliberately misled the court about how they planned to distribute $75 million in attorney fees.
A case regarding the pending bar application of Dinsmore & Shohl associate Alice Jones in Ohio is being closely watched by law firms and lawyers at a time of increased lateral hiring and lawyer mobility.
A special master reviewing the material seized from Michael Cohen's home and offices in April has already released 3.2 million items to federal prosecutors, with more still expected, based on recent court filings.
A federal judge in San Francisco has certified a class of investors in a lawsuit accusing the company of misleading investors about key user metrics. They allege Twitter's stock price slid 40 percent after its struggles became public in 2015.
Peabody Energy's chief legal officer gives behind-the-scenes insight into what she learned from creating a roster of panel firms and what she thinks of AdvanceLaw's findings on panels through its GC Thought Leaders Experiment.
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has a limited record on class actions and mass torts, but many of his rulings favor businesses, lawyers say, raising the likelihood that he would favor the defense in such cases.
Experts see a difficult task ahead for the Trump administration, particularly because the federal trial judge’s ruling was so fact-driven. But others argue the appeal might find a more favorable reception at the D.C. Circuit.
Lisette Paulson sued Tidal, Jay-Z's entertainment company Roc Nation, and a number of individual Tidal managers in 2016, claiming seven federal and state sex and pregnancy violations after being fired the previous year.
Papa John's International Inc. has turned to its longtime securities counsel at Hogan Lovells to advise its board on a severance with company founder John Schnatter. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is also working on the matter.
Transparency advocates on Monday asked a federal court in Washington to expedite release of thousands of documents related to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s previous government positions.
The U.S. Department of Justice unveiled on Monday the arrest and criminal complaint against a Russian woman charged with conspiring against the United States as an undisclosed agent of the Russian Federation.
The breaches at the Clinton campaign and Democratic Party organizations show just how vulnerable high-turnover enterprises like political campaigns are to some conventional and well-known cyberattack strategies.
The name of former Florida Supreme Court Justice B.K. Roberts, who resisted racial integration efforts from the bench, should be stripped from the Tallahassee law school, according to a campus renaming committee.
The nearly $4.7 billion verdict that a St. Louis jury handed down Thursday against Johnson & Johnson over its talcum powder was by far the largest verdict seen out of a litigation that has already produced several eye-catching wins for plaintiffs.
As part of his latest wave of judicial nominations, President Donald Trump has tapped Eric Miller, the Seattle-based chair of the appellate practice at Perkins Coie, for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
U.S. District Judge George Daniels of the Southern District of New York succinctly put an end to a dramatic tangential episode in the ongoing lawsuit against Fox News and two people connected to a now-retracted story about the murder of former Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich.
The firm is representing a pornography company in its latest nationwide copyright infringement campaign. Can it avoid the controversies that preceded its involvement? Or will a small-time lawyer from Oregon provide the blueprint to stop it?
A name partner at a law firm that has backed a Democratic challenger to the former Republican presidential candidate called his firm’s employees’ contributions “an example of purely coincidental shared sympathies.”
A top NLRB lawyer concluded Lyft's confidentiality policy was permissible because it was primarily directed at prohibiting the "disclosure of 'technical, financial, strategic and other proprietary' information,” as opposed to the sharing of information about working conditions.
Long before his nomination to serve as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh got his start clerking for Walter K. Stapleton, the influential federal judge who has served as a mentor to some of the most prominent figures in Delaware's legal community.
A Chicago-area class action lawyer known for bringing junk fax, spam text and robocall cases was issued a public reprimand in his home state after a battery charge that stemmed from a domestic violence incident with his wife.
Factions of Yale Law students and alumni have issued dueling letters in opposition and support of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, while at least one legal academic said his praise of the nominee as a person and teacher has been misconstrued as an endorsement.
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