Jones Day is the latest large law firm to face claims of gender discrimination. Wendy Moore, now a partner at Perkins Coie, alleges in a new suit that her former firm operates as a boys' club and marginalizes women.
Brent McIntosh, a former Sullivan & Cromwell partner who was confirmed as Treasury's general counsel in August, reported two sales of Bitcoin in December, according to records on file at the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.
The justices, who had granted review in March 2017, dismissed Leidos v. Indiana Public Retirement System on Monday after the parties notified the court they had agreed to settle their dispute. The case attracted widespread amicus attention, including a brief from the U.S. Department of Justice.
A former leader of Dentons' U.S. white-collar practice also brings to Arent Fox a bustling business in advising fantasy sports companies, one that could become more lucrative after a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
Damon Pourshian, the Toronto-based creative director of the production company Deviate, has sued Pixar and Disney, claiming that their 2015 hit animated feature "Inside Out" infringed his copyrighted 2000 student film of the same name.
"So Lean Law starts with developing a realistic Agreed Range of Outcomes with the client as the first component, and ends with examining whether the Agreed Range of Outcomes was delivered (and if not, why not) as the last component"
Waltham, Massachusetts-based Eloxx Pharmaceuticals announced Monday that it has appointed Neil Belloff as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Although Belloff comes to the role from biopharma giant Celgene Corp., he also has extensive experience in corporate law.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft's recently re-launched Cadwalader Cabinet, a financial regulatory and intelligence platform owned by the firm, is an example of Big Law’s movement to offer services that don't rely on a lawyer’s time.
The U.S. Department of Justice wants the Supreme Court to restrict the injunction in a sanctuary cities case to Chicago. Last week, DOJ lawyers told the Seventh Circuit it would turn to the high court if the appeals court did not rule to limit the breadth of the injunction.
In a legal advisory letter released Monday, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics clarified that virtual currency is “property held ... for investment or the production of income” and therefore must be disclosed by executive branch employees under the Ethics in Government Act.
U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco also urged the justices to grant review in the Apple antitrust case, which will be argued this fall. “The importance of the question presented will only grow as commerce continues to move online,” he wrote. The Apple dispute was one of five case the justices added to their argument docket for the 2018-2019 term.
In its latest round of litigation with the American Bar Association, the law school wants a court to temporarily halt a requirement that it report bar pass rates to all current students and indicate whether or not they are likely to fail.
Major U.S. companies including Microsoft Corp., Airbnb Inc., eBay Inc., and Viacom Inc. are backing the worker. Meanwhile, conservative states lined up against liberal-leaning states, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission threw its support to the employee, Mark Horton, whose dispute is playing out in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Most core law school courses provide only one exam at the end of the semester. Two law professors have reached differing conclusions about whether extra outreach to students and feedback helps boost grades in law school.
VanBuskirk had missed an opportunity to join the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps four decades earlier and had always regretted it: “When I saw that this new law school opening up, I thought here’s an opportunity to do community service, but on another level."
A former nurse who went to law school after a 20-month prison term on drug offenses, Tarra Simmons has finally reached the last step on her path from inmate to practicing lawyer. On Saturday, she'll be sworn in to the Washington State Bar.
A recent survey from the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium took its members' temperature on associate pay. There was frustration expressed about the Milbank raises, but some indicated they'd be understanding—as long as the costs didn't land on the corporate legal balance sheet.
A federal judge's ruling clearing the way for a combination between AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Inc., as well as dueling bids for the assets of 21st Century Fox Inc., have many hoping for an M&A wave. But optimistic outlooks should be tempered, said some deal lawyers.
Raising Costs and Declining Demand are Sapping Profits
The “New Normal” of today is one in which raising operating costs, associate salary increases, and reduced realization rates coupled with AFAs and demands from corporate counsel for reduced rates are sapping firm profits and there is no relief on the horizon. Law firm leaders, seeing current conditions, should be asking if there is a better way.
Christopher Green, co-lead of Ropes & Gray's global private equity and hedge fund SEC enforcement and litigation group, will become Bain’s managing director and general counsel, beginning his transition Sept. 1. He will succeed Sean Doherty, a former Ropes & Gray lawyer, who is retiring after 13 years at Bain to pursue other interests, including venture philanthropic work.
The government's defense of the charges came at a hearing as the sides quarrel about the scope of discovery and the extent to which lawyers for a charged Russian entity must restrict access to information they learn from the special counsel's office.
At a hearing on a special master's report on the firms' billings, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh asked for more detailed records about who did what on discovery, deposition and settlement issues in the case.
Tse comes to the professional services and investment- and real estate-management company from animal-centered retailer Petco Animal Supplies Inc. Before that, Tse had helped run the Kentucky Derby as the EVP, GC and corporate secretary at racing, gaming and entertainment company Churchill Downs Inc. since 2011.
The U.S. Justice Department told the Seventh Circuit that it would ask the U.S. Supreme Court to stay a nationwide injunction if the appeals court doesn't rule by June 18. The appeals court, responding to Main Justice, refused to budge. The court said it was awaiting the Supreme Court's decision in Trump v. Hawaii, which raises issues about the propriety of nationwide injunctions.
We've got some observations on that big marijuana legislation in Washington DC. And in who got the work—keep sending me your new stuff!—PharmaCann picks up a federal lobbyist, and a New Jersey law firm joins forces for a greater share of that state's growing marijuana business.
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Thursday was a boost to class action plaintiffs in dispute over vitamin C. Foreign law deserves "respectful consideration," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote, but it doesn't decide this class action.
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., leading the court in striking down Minnesota's ban on political apparel in the voting booth, showed again he is the justice steering the court through challenges under the First Amendment and making these rulings a crucial part of his legacy.
We've got highlights from the EEOC's sexual harassment task force meeting, where management-side and plaintiffs lawyers made observations about #MeToo and what's next. Plus: scroll down for who got the work in some of big cases, and check out the latest on the moves front. Thanks for reading!
In this edition of Inside Track, we’ll look at the big bucks companies have spent lobbying around net neutrality. And, speaking of money, in-house legal leaders have continued to send us scathing feedback on the recent Milbank associate raises and their fallout.
"This is an unbelievably important case,” says Wilmer Hale's Seth Waxman, who wrote the petition on Brendan Dassey’s behalf. The petition had been on the justices' Thursday conference list but was later rescheduled.
A three-judge panel of the Georgia Court of Appeals overturned a Fulton County trial judge's dismissal of a lawsuit against Dentons that claimed the firm unjustly enriched itself by accepting more than $1.3 million in legal fees from the trusts of Atlanta industrialist and philanthropist Walter Bunzl to defend the embattled trustee against a suit by Bunzl heirs.
LeClairRyan has become the first law firm to sign on to what UnitedLex Corp. hopes will be a pioneering alliance between Big Law and New Law. The company's CEO expects that law firms could see their profits per partner rise up to 15 percent a year if they join the newly formed ULX Partners.
The economic evidence indicates that the first and last mile add disproportionately to the costs of the service, and the challenge is to reduce the unique costs borne by companies of beginning and ending the journey on these otherwise efficient networks.
Companies are increasingly being asked to take political stands, which can make life a bit more complicated for in-house lawyers, according to speakers on a Monday panel at the 15th annual Stanford E-Commerce Best Practices Conference.
Celia Choy and Dahlia Mignouna, both Yale Law School graduates, will continue in their practice in the firm's 12-lawyer Washington, D.C., office until they head to the court in the summer of 2019 to clerk for Justice Stephen Breyer. More than half of the lawyers in Munger's office here are women, and a third are racial or ethnic minorities.
Data-security lawyers are parsing what's next after the FTC lost its big LabMD case in the 11th Circuit. To be sure, there are challenges for the agency. Plus: We've got some early observations about DOJ's foreign-agent memos. And scroll down to see some of the big compliance headlines. Thanks for reading!
The new associate salary scale set by Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy last week has been surpassed by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. The firm has agreed to pay $5,000 and $10,000 more for its midlevel and senior associates.
Erica McKinley succeeds former GC Lee Tyner, who resigned last December to “pursue other opportunities,” just 10 days after the NCAA ruled against the University of Mississippi over football recruiting violations.
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