• Law.com | Analysis

    Law.com Trendspotter: Law Firms Keep Getting Cyberscammed—and COVID-19 Isn't Helping

    August 2, 2020

    The pandemic is exacerbating a cybersecurity threat that had already been looming over the legal industry in recent years.

  • Legaltech News | Analysis

    FTC Mirrors New York DFS With Potentially Costly Cybersecurity Proposal

    July 28, 2020

    The FTC's new proposed safeguard rule change shouldn't be a shock to most financial systems, but some are debating if the suggested medications are too rigid for smaller entities to survive.

  • Athene Life & Annuity Co. v. Am. Gen. Life Ins. Co.

    Publication Date: 2020-06-03
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Wallace
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Martin S. Lessner, Richard J. Thomas, and M. Paige Valeski, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; James P. Gillespie and Dustin Hillsley, Kirkland& Ellis LLP, New York, NY; Adam T. Humann, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Washington, DC for plaintiff Athene. Brian C. Ralston, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs American Investors and Indianapolis Life.
    for defendant: Kenneth J. Nachbar and Sabrina M. Hendershot, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant American Life. Joel Friedlander and Christopher P. Quinn, Friedlander & Gorris, P.A, Wilmington, DE; John L. Jacobus, J. Walker Johnson, Catherine D. Cockerham, and William Carson, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, DC; Jeffrey B. Korn and Stuart R. Lombardi, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Washington, DC; Joseph G. Davis, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, New York, NY for defendants ZC Resource Investment Trust and ZC Resource LLC.

    Case Number: D68999

    Breach of contract and tortious interference claims arising from alleged rights to surrender or reallocation value from corporate-owned life insurance policies were dismissed as unripe where the policyholder had made no effort to surrender or reallocate.

  • The American Lawyer | News

    Stroock, Kirkland Take Coalition Leads as Big Law Ramps Up Pro Bono Efforts

    May 15, 2020

    A pro bono coalition led by Stroock is the latest Big Law pro bono initiative that has several firms working together during the pandemic.

  • Appellate Division, First Department:May 7, 2020

    Publication Date: 2020-05-11
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Criminal Appeals
    Court: Appellate Division, First Department, Cases Decided
    Judge: Unsigned
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: DOCKET

    Appellate Division, First Department:May 7, 2020

  • The American Lawyer | News

    Do Boies Schiller Departures Spell Trouble or Transition?

    April 28, 2020

    As the firm's second generation of leadership took the helm, more than one-fifth of its partnership headed for the exits.

  • The American Lawyer | News

    Six Months After Jump to McDermott, Ex-Drinker Partner Lands at Kirkland

    March 23, 2020

    Parimah Hassouri joined McDermott Will & Emery with a prominent group of insurance dealmakers six months ago. Now she's reuniting with another old colleague at Kirkland & Ellis.

  • New York Law Journal | News

    Willkie's Revenue and Profits Grow Amid Nonequity Tier Expansion

    March 12, 2020

    Willkie retained "virtually all" of Gordon Caplan's clients, with his departure from the college admissions scandal having "no impact on the financial results of the firm," firm leaders said.

  • In re: AmTrust Fin. Serv., Inc. Stockholder Litig.

    Publication Date: 2020-03-11
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Insurance | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Chancellor Bouchard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ned Weinberger, Thomas Curry and Mark D. Richardson, Labaton Sucharow LLP, Wilmington, DE; Jay W. Eisenhofer, Mi-chael J. Barry and Kyle J. McGee, Grand & Eisenhofer P.A., Wilmington, DE; Marcus E. Montejo, Stephen D. Dargitz and John G. Day, Prickett, Jones & Elliott, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Carl L. Stine, Adam J. Blander and Antoinette Adesanya, Wolf Popper LLP, New York, NY; Jeremy Friedman, Spencer Oster and David Tejtel, Friedman Oster & Tejtel, PLLC, New York, NY; Eric L. Zagar, Robin Winchester, Michael C. Wagner and Christopher M. Windover, Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP, Radnor, PA; David Wales and Edward Timlin, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, New York, NY; Joseph E. White, III, Adam D. Warden, Steven B. Singer and Joshua Saltzman, Saxena White P.A., Boca Raton, FL and White Plains, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Edward B. Micheletti and Bonnie W. David, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flow LLP, Wilmington, DE for Stone Point, Trident and Parallel Fund defendants. Gregory P. Williams, Blake Rohrbacher, Daniel E. Kaprow and Ryan D. Konstanzer, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Tariq Mundiya and Sameer Advani, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, New York, NY for defendants DeCarlo, Fisch, Gulkowitz and Rivera. Daniel A. Mason, Andrew G. Gordon and William A. Clareman, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Wilmington, DE and New York, NY for Zyskind, Karfunkel and Ev-ergreen defendants.

    Case Number: D68906

    Plaintiffs alleged sufficient facts to support a reasonable inference that certain defendants participated in a breach of fiduciary duty, so the entire fairness standard applied. The court dismissed the remainder of plaintiffs' claims.

  • New Jersey Law Journal


    March 5, 2020

    Profiles of 137 newly made and laterally hired partners at New Jersey firms, from February 2019 through January 2020,