Niro, Haller & Niro

Not a great week for the famed IP plaintiffs firm, which is fending off fee motions and trying to distance itself from a client’s damaging email.

Mariana Pfaelzer

After a personal apology from Raymond Niro Sr., the L.A. judge decided not to grant defendant Vizio’s motion for attorney fees. But she didn’t hold back in calling out the firm’s “inappropriate, unprofessional and vexatious” conduct.

Thelton Henderson

Instead of slowing down, the senior judge is doing something he hasn’t done in 15 years—presiding over criminal cases.

Google lawyers

Firms like Quinn Emanuel, Wilson Sonsini and Cleary Gottlieb are keeping busy with big-ticket litigation over patents and privacy, a spate of cross-licensing pacts, and deals galore.