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To Defend NBA Star Jimmy Butler Against Claims From His Former Talent Agency, This Greenberg Traurig Partner Played Offense

9 hours 45 min ago

When Independent Sports & Entertainment LLC sued Butler last year seeking a portion of the proceeds from a $5 million Nike endorsement contract, his lawyer Mathew Rosengart didn't just play defense.

       

Wilkinson Walsh Co-Founder Alexandra Walsh Talks Shop About Her New Firm and Move to the Plaintiff's Side of the 'V'

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 08:30

"I really had this vision that I wanted to use the practice of law to make a difference in a way that was important to me and to find ways to help regular people," says Walsh. "With the global pandemic and being about to turn 50, I realized that if I'm ever going to make a course correction, now...

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Chief Justice Presses Biden DOJ on Standard for Flipping Positions in Court

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 19:40

Responding to Roberts on Tuesday, DOJ's Eric Feigin said: "Well, your honor, I don't know that we have a specific set of procedures or guidelines that I could kind of publicly share."

       

How South Florida Litigators Are Benefiting from Private Equity Firms' Migration

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 16:10

"One of the most beneficial trends we have seen post pandemic is the flight of private equity firms from the Northeast and West Coast relocating or establishing substantial outposts in South Florida," said Greenberg Traurig's Michael N. Kreitzer.

       

Meet the Quinn Emanuel Partner Who's Been on Either Side of a Pair of Major COVID-Era Delaware Chancery Merger Decisions

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 08:30

Quinn's Andrew Rossman won a ruling from the Delaware Chancery Court late last year allowing a client to walk away from a deal. Last week he got a ruling forcing Kohlberg & Co. to go through with its acquisition of a company that sells cake decorations and technology for use in grocery store...

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Jury Trials Are Back in Corpus Christi. Now the Case Backlog Keeps this Judge Up at Night

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 12:52

How long to clear the case backlog? Judge Inna Klein said, "My guess is between two and four years, and that's just looking at statistics and how many new cases came in this year and projecting that the next years will be about the same."

       

Supreme Court Asks SG's Views on Patent Eligibility—Again

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 12:36

For the third time in three years, the Supreme Court is asking the solicitor general whether it's time to revisit Section 101 of the Patent Act, this time in an automotive engineering case. Eligibility is one of the most controversial areas of patent law.

       

Biden's Nominee to Lead DOJ Criminal Division Discloses $1.17M Morgan Lewis Partnership Share

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 11:32

Kenneth Polite, a white-collar partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, also disclosed work that included advising major U.S. financial companies and a host of higher-education institutions.

       

What Are Giga Projects and What Sorts of Litigation Do They Breed?

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 08:30

Mike Stenglein, the leader of the global construction and engineering disputes practice at King & Spalding, says the number of $10-plus billion projects in the world is proliferating, as are disputes over them.

       

How Litigation Firms in the Southeast Moved Forward While Courts Were Largely Halted

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 11:08

"In some ways, parties understood that no one was to blame and all parties needed to work through the issues together as there were no good options," said Miami managing partner Javier Lopez.

       

Litigators of the Week: This Kirkland Duo Landed a Complete Defense Sweep in an East Texas Competitor Patent Trial

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 08:30

In a patent showdown between rivals in the network security space, jurors sided with Kirkland's Adam Alper and Mike De Vries by finding that their client APCON didn't infringe and that all asserted claims were invalid.

       

Check Out This Week's Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 08:25

Orrick, Latham, Wilmer and Willkie all land runners-up nods.

       

2nd Circuit's Finding on 'Increased Risk' of Fraud Could Change the Game for Data Breach Cases

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 18:59

The decision, on an issue of first impression, was generally seen as a win for plaintiffs, who may now establish an injury based on an "increased risk" of harm once their sensitive data has leaked.

       

Skadden, Wilmer and Dechert Agree to Give Up $1M in Fees Under DOJ Settlement

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 14:39

The firms said they have "agreed to resolve the matter in the interest of expediency."

       

Will Certain Industries Benefit from a Post-COVID Halo Effect with Jurors?

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 08:30

According to public opinion polls, Americans' opinions about pharmaceutical companies have grown much more positive over the past year. Will that change how it and other industries are viewed as defendants?

       

Public Defender Experience and Diversity Dominates at Biden's Judicial Nominees' Debut Hearing

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 15:34

U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of D.C. and Candace Jackson-Akiwumi, a partner with Zuckerman Spaedar, described how their time working as public defenders impacted their careers and how they would set aside their personal views on the bench.

       

The Coming Wave of Trial Work Makes Burnout-Watch More Urgent

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 08:30

Trial dates are starting to mount on court calendars again. The adrenaline jolt of trial work might be just the thing for some lawyers hitting the pandemic wall. For others, not so much.

       

What Can a Litigator Bring to the Role of Global Law Firm Chair?

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 08:30

Not all litigators are trusted boardroom advisors. By all accounts, Sidley Austin's incoming management committee chair is both.

       

Ensuring That Arbitration Is Both Cost Effective and Speedy

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 20:16

Why is arbitration sometimes slower and more costly than it should be? We believe the answer lies, in large part, in counsels' insistence on mimicking their courtroom litigation experience, despite the fact that arbitration proceedings are intended to be different.

       

Zoom Court, in One Form or Another, Is Here to Stay: 'Your Clients Want This'

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 08:30

"Where I think we're headed with this is not Zoom as a replacement, it's Zoom as an adjacent," said Miami state court Judge Jennifer Bailey during a forum sponsored by the Online Courtroom Project and NITA.

       

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