• April 13, 2021 | The American Lawyer

    More Legal Leaders Join Opposition to New Voting Restrictions

    The new signers include two firms with Georgia roots.

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  • April 12, 2021 | The American Lawyer

    Deal Watch: A Shakeup in Q1 League Tables, Microsoft's Big Deal

    Leading firms shuffle in the rankings, and Microsoft announced a $19 billion deal for Nuance.

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  • April 12, 2021 | The Recorder

    Dozens of Big Firm Leaders and GCs Speak Out Against 'Unnecessary Obstacles' to Voting

    Leaders of nearly two-thirds of the Am Law 100—including California-based firms such as Morrison & Foerster, Cooley, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati—have signed a statement denouncing laws that make it more difficult to vote and "disenfranchise underrepresented groups."

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  • April 12, 2021 | The Legal Intelligencer

    Seven Pa. Big Law Firms Join Fight Against 'Unnecessary Obstacles' to Voting

    Leaders of nearly two-thirds of the Am Law 100, plus 19 current and former general counsel, have signed a statement denouncing laws that make it more difficult to vote and "disenfranchise underrepresented groups."

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  • April 12, 2021 | The American Lawyer

    Dozens of Big Firm Leaders and GCs Speak Out Against 'Unnecessary Obstacles' to Voting

    Leaders of nearly two-thirds of the Am Law 100, plus 19 current and former general counsel, have signed a statement denouncing laws that make it more difficult to vote and "disenfranchise underrepresented groups."

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  • April 9, 2021 | The American Lawyer

    Kirkland Set to Stay on Top After More Than 16% Rise in Revenue and Profits

    The firm's profits per equity partner, which crossed the $6 million mark in 2020, had its largest growth rate in the last decade.

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  • April 8, 2021 | Law.com

    'Blood, Sweat and Collections': How Elite Firms' Huge 2020 Put Them Even Further Ahead of the Pack

    Several New York firms engaged in some of their most expansive lateral hiring, while some also used the period to move further away from the strict lockstep partner pay model.

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  • April 8, 2021 | The American Lawyer

    Elite New York Firms' 2020 Financial Performance Furthers Strategic Advantage

    Several New York firms engaged in some of their most expansive lateral hiring, while some also used the period to move further away from the strict lockstep partner pay model.

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  • City of New York v. Chevron Corp.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-07
    Practice Area: Environmental Law | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Richard Sullivan
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Appellant City of New York: Richard Dearing, Claude S. Platton, Nwamaka Ejebe, on the brief, John Moore, for James E. Johnson, Corporation Counsel of the City of New York, New York, NY; Steve W. Berman, on the brief, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, Seattle, WA; Matthew F. Pawa, on the brief, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, Newton Centre, MA. For Appellee Chevron Corporation: Joshua S. Lipshutz, on the brief, Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr., Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Los Angeles, CA; Andrea E. Neuman, Anne Champion, on the brief, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York, NY; Herbert J. Stern, Joel M. Silverstein, on the brief, Stern & Kilcullen, LLC, Florham Park, NJ. For Appellee ConocoPhillips: John F. Savarese, Ben M. Germana, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York, NY; Sean C. Grimsley, James R. Jones, Bartlit Beck LLP, Denver, CO. For Appellee Exxon Mobil Corporation: Theodore V. Wells, Jr., Daniel J. Toal, Jaren Janghorbani, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, New York, NY; Dawn Sestito, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Los Angeles, CA; Patrick J. Conlon, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Houston, TX. For Appellee Royal Dutch Shell: David C. Frederick, Brendan J. Crimmins, Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, P.L.L.C., Washington, DC. For Appellee BP p.l.c.: Nancy G. Milburn, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, New York, NY, Matthew T. Heartney, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, Los Angeles, CA.
    for defendant: For Amicus Curiae Catherine M. Sharkey, Crystal Eastman Professor of Law: Catherine M. Sharkey, Crystal Eastman Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, New York, NY. For Amici Curiae States of New York, California, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, and the District of Columbia: David S. Frankel, Assistant Solicitor General, Steven C. Wu, Deputy Solicitor General, for Letitia James, Attorney General, State of New York, New York, NY. For Amici Curiae Professors Sarah H. Cleveland, Zachary D. Clopton, William S. Dodge, Harold Hongju Koh, Kermit Roosevelt III, and Christopher A. Whytock: Harold Hongju Koh, Michael J. Wishnie, Conor Dwyer Reynolds, Yale Law School, Rule of Law Clinic. For Amici Curiae New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, The Point Community Development Corporation, and Uprose: Kimberly Ong, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York, NY. For Amici Curiae National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, and International Municipal Lawyers Association: Michael Burger, Jennifer Danis, Morningside Heights Legal Services, Inc., Columbia Environmental Law Clinic, New York, NY. For Amicus Curiae Washington Legal Foundation: Corbin K. Barthold, Richard A. Samp, Washington Legal Foundation, Washington, DC. For Amicus Curiae United States of America: Eric Grant, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, R. Justin Smith, Christine W. Ennis, United States Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources, Division, Washington, DC. For Amicus Curiae Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America: Peter D. Keisler, C. Frederick Beckner III, Ryan C. Morris, Tobias S. Loss-Eaton, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC; Steven P. Lehotsky, Michael B. Schon, Jonathan D. Urick, U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, Washington, DC. For Amicus Curiae National Association of Manufacturers: Philip S. Goldberg, Christopher E. Appel, Shook Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., Washington, DC; Linda E. Kelly, Peter C. Tolsdorf, Manufacturers' Center for Legal Action, Washington, DC. For Amici Curiae States of Indiana, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia: Thomas M. Fisher, Solicitor General, Kian J. Hudson, Deputy Solicitor General, for Todd Rokita, Attorney General of Indiana, Office of the Attorney General, Indianapolis, IN. For Amicus Curiae Professor Richard A. Epstein: Yaakov M. Roth, Jones Day, Washington, DC; Robert A. Mittelstaedt, Jones Day, San Francisco, CA; Robert E. Johnson, Jones Day, Cleveland, OH, Kelly Holt, Jones Day, Boston, MA.

    Case Number: 18-2188

    Clean Air Act Displaces State Law Claims in City's Suit to Recover Costs of Global Warming

  • April 5, 2021 | The American Lawyer

    Deal Watch: Global M&A Hits $1.3 Trillion in Q1, Making the Biggest Opening Quarter Ever

    In case there was any doubt as to how the strong Q4 of 2020 would translate into a transitioning business climate in 2021, the answer is now pretty clear.

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  • April 2, 2021 | The American Lawyer

    Women Are Conspicuously Absent Again in Annual Ranking of Deal Lawyers

    It's an issue that has been discussed before, and while progress has been made, it hasn't translated to overall results just yet.

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