Practice Skills

Coverage of case precedents and practice trends and requirements.

  • New York Law Journal

    What I Wish I Knew Then: Judith Livingston

    By Steve Cohen | May 16, 2022

    "A great, great lesson is: Never stop reading your file and reading your case, because you'll constantly learn more things."

    11 minute read

  • New York Law Journal

    Embracing the Gains of Virtual Trials: Part 2 

    By Natalie Gordon | May 13, 2022

    In this second part of a two-part article, the author addresses the concern with jurors' ability to evaluate the credibility of witnesses who testify remotely or are wearing masks (i.e., in a socially distanced courtroom), as well as to empathize with them and ensure due process (i.e., honor the presumption of innocence). Drawing again upon theory and anecdote, the author demonstrates that fears are much less palpable than originally thought.

    6 minute read

  • New York Law Journal

    Settlement Agreement by Email

    By Mark A. Berman | May 2, 2022

    Can a series of emails constitute an enforceable settlement agreement? Yes, but it depends.

    7 minute read

  • New York Law Journal

    The WDNY Confronts COVID-19 Mask Mandates and Regulations, and the Parameters of Permissible Amendments to a Complaint

    By Jessica Copeland and Riane Lafferty | April 28, 2022

    This article explores a case involving the WDNY's denial of an application for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction enjoining the enforcement of COVID-19 mask mandates and regulations distinguishing vaccinated and unvaccinated people. It also discusses a case involving the court's denial of a motion to amend a complaint where the plaintiff asserted a new theory of liability separate and distinct from the original complaint.

    10 minute read

  • New York Law Journal

    Litigating From an Opponent's Perspective

    By Milton Williams and Jonathan DeSantis | April 25, 2022

    It is all too easy to fall in love with your own case, but few cases are so one-sided that the other side does not have its own narrative to tell. Success in litigation requires understanding the strongest components of your opponent's case, and proactively assessing how you are going to defend against them. Not only will this facilitate a far more effective litigation strategy, but it has the added benefit of allowing you to provide your client with a far more reliable assessment of litigation risk.

    9 minute read

  • National Law Journal

    With 70 Years In Law and Counting, This Trailblazer Has No Plans to Slow Down

    By Christine Schiffner | April 20, 2022

    Pat Hatry is looking back at her seven-decade career in Davis & Gilbert's advertising, intellectual property and litigation practices—and the ways things have changed for women lawyers in that time.

    5 minute read

  • Texas Lawyer

    FAQs: Securing Discovery From a Texas Non-Party

    By Ali Mosser | April 18, 2022

    If a non-party fails to comply with a valid and enforceable subpoena without adequate excuse, a court can hold the non-party in contempt and punish the non-party by fine or imprisonment (Tex. R. Civ P. 176.8). A Texas court can also compel the non-party to respond to the discovery subpoena, say Cantey Hanger attorney Ali Mosser.

    7 minute read

  • Texas Lawyer

    Law Firms Must Rise to Meet New Challenges Post-Pandemic

    By Brett Johnson | April 14, 2022

    After an extended period of working remotely in a great deal of isolation, attracting and retaining talent will be the next big hurdle for firms to address, says Brett Johnson is the head of the Litigation Practice for the Dallas office of Winston & Strawn.

    7 minute read

  • Connecticut Law Tribune

    'It's OK to Admit You Have a Bias': Chief Justice Says Progress Made, Awareness Needed

    By Andrew Larson | April 14, 2022

    "Are we doing procedural justice? The answer is no," said Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson.

    5 minute read

  • Corporate Counsel

    Can Your CEO Help Win Your Case?

    By David J. Lender, Eric S. Hochstadt, Luna N. Barrington and Rebecca Jaeger | April 11, 2022

    How can corporate in-house counsel prepare for—and defend—allegations that go to the heart of the company's business? One of the most critical steps is to identify the right company witnesses and prepare them to testify. In "bet-the-company" disputes, those witnesses should be high-ranking senior executives who can look the jury in the eye and explain the company's actions.

    8 minute read

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