You know things have gone haywire on the other side of a case when opposing counsel agrees to pay $250,000 of your fees before the case wraps up.

Our Litigators of the Week are Laura Harris, Sumon Dantiki and Andrew Michaelson of King & Spalding. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan previously granted case-terminating sanctions for their client Google against Dmitry Starovikov and Alexander Filippov. The two Russians were accused of creating a sophisticated botnet called Glupteba by infecting a network of computers with malware to mine cryptocurrency and steal user information.