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Harnessing Big Law's Desire to Take on Racial Justice Issues to Make a Dent in the Oncoming Eviction Avalanche

Wed, 10/06/2021 - 08:30

David Lash of O'Melveny & Myers said establishing the link between "housing justice and racial justice" has been key in getting pro bono lawyers geared up to handle tenants' cases as pandemic eviction moratoriums wind down.

       

Litigation Leaders: Carol Goodman Aims to Keep Growing Herrick's Employment and New York Real Estate Disputes Practices

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 08:30

"Our pre-eminence in the New York courts is recognized as a powerful asset for clients, and we are often retained by major international law firms with local offices of their own that nonetheless seek us out as co-counsel for high-stakes litigation filed in New York courts," says Goodman, the...

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Litigators of the Week: Susman Godfrey Fends Off Long-Pending $3.89B Suit from Puerto Rico's Electric Utility for Vitol

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 08:30

In a case that was originally filed in Puerto Rico in 2009, Alex Kaplan, Neal Manne and Weston O'Black of Susman Godfrey got a ruling knocking out claims brought on behalf of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and awarding $28.4 million plus interest on Vitol's counterclaim.

       

Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 08:25

A pair of talc trial wins for J&J and important appellate wins for Hogan Lovells and Wachtell lead the way this week.

       

'A 'Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't'-Type Thing: ESG Disclosures and the Prospect of Future Litigation

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 08:30

Heidi Friedman and Renee Zaytsev of Thompson Hine, whose firm just surveyed 130-plus corporate leaders about their approach to environmental, social and governance matters, discuss whether the market's current focus ESG issues might spur litigation.

       

Latham's Sean Berkowitz Talks Shop About a Rare Criminal Bench Trial Win for a Former CEO Facing Fraud Charges

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 08:30

A decade-and-a-half after he led the prosecution of Enron executives, Berkowitz last week won the acquittal of the former CEO of Power Solutions International Inc. after a four-week federal bench trial in Chicago this summer.

       

Jeffrey Bauer of Huntington Ingalls Industries: 'We Invest in Our Outside Counsel, and We Expect Them to Invest in Us'

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 08:30

"It is uncommon for us to have 'one-off' matters with different firms," says Bauer, an in-house litigation expert at the nation's largest shipbuilder. "Instead, we focus on building relationships with our outside counsel so they become extensions of our law department."

       

4 Ways to Master Virtual Depositions

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 08:30

"With the option of doing depositions in person or virtually, legal teams and their clients now have the option of considering which approach will offer the greatest strategic advantages," writes Avi Stadler, the general counsel of Esquire Deposition Solutions.

       

Litigators of the Week: Motley Rice and Robbins Geller Land an $809M Securities Settlement From Twitter

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 08:30

Dan Drosman and Tor Gronborg of Robbins Geller and Lance Oliver of Motley Rice secured a nine-digit settlement from Twitter in a case accusing two former executives of making misleading statements about user metrics.

       

An Almost-Overwhelming Slate of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 08:25

Latham leads the way this week with a rare acquittal for a former CEO who went to trial on criminal fraud charges.

       

How to Ask for $185M in Attorneys Fees Without Coming Off Like a Jerk

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 08:30

A judge at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims last week granted Quinn Emanuel's request for 5% of $3.7 billion in judgments scored for health insurers owed payments under the Affordable Care Act. Arguments first put forward by the Quinn lawyers led to $12 billion in recoveries industry-wide.

       

The Feds Asked for More Than 20 Years. How Did Kaleil Isaza Tuzman's Team at Gibson Dunn Get a Sentence of Time Served?

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 08:30

Isaza Tuzman, who was arrested in Colombia on a U.S. fraud warrant, was sexually assaulted while in custody. U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe took Isaza Tuzman's PTSD into account at sentencing, saying "the government had a moral obligation to do everything in its power to ensure his safety."

       

2nd Circuit Panel Casts Doubt on Challenge to New York's Revised Eviction Protections

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 18:16

Comments from the bench seemed to question assertions by Randy Mastro of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher that the new measure was at odds with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month, which scrapped an earlier iteration that allowed tenants to self-certify that they had suffered financial hardship.

       

This Skadden Litigator Brings a First-Gen Perspective to His Role as One of the Firm's New York Hiring Partners

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 08:30

Matthew Martino, the first member of his family to graduate college, regularly tells first-generation recruits about his background during interviews: "You can see them relax a bit. Then the interview becomes a lot more organic."

       

How Does This Reed Smith Citizen-Solder 'Reload, Refit, Refuel Both Body and Mind' After Deployment? Prepping to Go to Trial is Part of It

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 08:30

Just months off of a year-plus-long deployment centered on helping California fight COVID-19 and wildfires, National Guard Colonel Jesse Miller is gearing up for an in-person trial.

       

Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:30

Runners-up this week include litigation teams from Cooley; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Kirkland & Ellis and Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum.

       

Litigators of the Week: Apple Turns to Gibson Dunn and Paul Weiss to Fend Off Fortnite Maker's Antitrust Challenge

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:30

Rich Doren and Veronica Moyé of Gibson Dunn and Karen Dunn of Paul Weiss led Apple's trial team against Epic Games in the hotly contested antitrust challenge to its App Store business model.

       

Did Twitter Execs Mislead Investors About User Engagement? A Rare Federal Securities Class Action Trial Is Set to Decide

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 08:30

Jury selection is set for Monday in a rare securities class action trial involving plaintiffs counsel at Robbins Geller and Motley Rice and defense counsel at Cooley and Simpson Thacher.

       

The Civil Jury Trial Is a Dying Institution. Can It Be Revived?

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 08:30

"We felt that with an analysis of the types of things that were contributing to the decline, that we might actually have an opportunity to reverse it," says Cornell Law School Professor Valerie Hans, the lead author of a new white paper aimed at rejuvenating civil jury trials in the U.S.

       

Applied Materials CLO Teri Little on the Calculus of Cooperating with Prosecutors in a Criminal Trade Secrets Case

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 08:30

"In cases involving export-controlled technology and potential national security concerns, it makes sense to rely on the federal government despite countervailing concerns about delay and impact on the civil case," says Little, in the wake of a former employee's conviction on 11 federal trade...

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