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Litigation Leaders: How Wilmer Litigators Keep a 'Relentless Focus' on the Storytelling Dimension of Trials

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 08:30

"Our lawyers are expert in the craft of establishing and reinforcing narratives and themes, and in the art of witness presentation—and, together, those are the key ingredients for achieving victory for our clients," says Hallie Levin, who co-chairs the trial practice at Wilmer Cutler...

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Litigator of the Week: The Dechert Partner Who Revived the Case of an Asylum Seeker Whose Immigrant Story Echoes His Own

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 08:30

Sozi Tulante secured a precedent-setting victory for B.C., an asylum-seeker from Cameroon, in an immigration appeal centering on B.C.'s primary language, Pidgin English, and the need for an interpreter.


Another Healthy Dose of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 08:25

A pair of plaintiffs' teams kick off the runners-up in what turned out to be a rough week in the courts for Boeing and its 737 MAX 8 partners.


What Makes the Elizabeth Holmes Trial the Hottest Ticket in Town?

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 08:30

I think I'm wrapping my head around the epic media line. Now those three Holmes' "fans" dressed in black? That's an entirely separate question.


Susman's Sex-Trafficking Suit Against Pornhub Headed for Discovery

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 08:30

Despite the company's argument that Section 230 shielded it from liability for sex trafficking claims stemming from underage content uploaded by others, a Southern California judge let the proposed class action move forward.


Chief Judge Rolls Out Mandatory Testing for Unvaccinated New York Court Employees

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 19:22

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore noted that many other employers, both public and private, have also started requiring the COVID-19 vaccine or announced that they will.


Litigators of the Week: The Kirkland Trial Team That Fought Off a Former Abbott Laboratories Employee's Racial Discrimination Claims

Fri, 09/03/2021 - 08:30

Jim Hurst, Christa Cottrell and Rebecca Fitzpatrick made the case that a former regional sales manager at Abbott Molecular was let go as a part of a reduction in force rather than as a result of any race discrimination or retaliation.


Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs!

Fri, 09/03/2021 - 08:25

Our first runner-up this week is Josh Rosenkranz of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe who scored a huge win for Gilead Sciences affiliate Kite Pharma at the Federal Circuit last week.


'Build, Build, Build': What Other Firms Can Take Away from Cadwalader's Rapid Integration of Nick Gravante and His Team

Thu, 09/02/2021 - 08:30

Gravante and partners Philip Iovieno, Karen Dyer and Lawrence Brandman joined Cadwalader from Boies Schiller and brought all their clients with them.


No Peek Behind the Curtain: Requests for Litigation Funding Docs Largely Go Unheeded

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 08:30

A comprehensive survey of 52 cases where judges have considered whether to force parties to hand over their communications with litigation funders finds the "vast majority" deny such requisitions because of the work-product doctrine.


With Two New Judges on the Bench, New York's Top Court Hears Arguments in Overdose Death Case

Tue, 08/31/2021 - 18:49

The case's outcome could be the first glimpse at how the court's new makeup will shape criminal justice issues, a focus of intense scrutiny during former Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas' rise to the bench.


Is This a Thing? Dozens of New Suits Target Magazine Publishers Under Michigan Privacy Law

Tue, 08/31/2021 - 08:30

Plaintiffs have fired off more than a dozen lawsuits in the Eastern District of Michigan this month claiming magazine publishers violated a state privacy law carrying statutory damages of $5,000 a pop.


These New SPAC Suits Really Have Your Firm's Attention, Don't They?

Mon, 08/30/2021 - 08:30

A group of 49 law firms came together late last week to issue a statement saying the central claim of the derivative suits targeting certain special purpose acquisition companies are "without factual or legal basis."


Litigators of the Week: This Covington Trial Team Protected AbbVie's $8B Per Year Cancer Treatment From a Generic Challenge

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 08:30

Following a seven-day remote bench trial last year, Christopher Sipes, Erica Andersen, and Brianne Bharkhda of Covington & Burling got a ruling from a federal judge in Delaware this week finding the four patents covering cancer treatment Imbruvica were valid and infringed.


Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 08:25

Last month we gave a Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher team runners-up honors for fending off a preliminary injunction in a high-profile trade secret spat. Welp, it's only fair that we give their opposing counsel at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan a runners-up nod for getting a ruling this week denying a...

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How Were the Soccer Federations at the Center of a Global Corruption Scandal Found to Be Its Victims? It's a $201M Question

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 08:30

Sidley Austin's Timothy Treanor, who represented Concacaf, one of the three international organizations at the center of the case, says that he and his colleagues found evidence that corrupt officials had victimized the organization.


5 Tips for Effective, Targeted Cross-Examinations

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 08:30

Zol Rainey, a senior litigation counsel at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, says to think of each cross-examination as a piece of a larger trial puzzle. "Don't try to hit a home run or win your entire case with just one cross-examination," he says.


A Litigator's Primer for Blockchain and Crypto

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 08:30

When is a crypto asset a security? Stick around long enough and you just might find out.


Litigation Leaders: Munger Tolles Chair Brad Brian on the Virtues of the Firm's 1-1 Partner-to-Associate Ratio

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 08:30

"Since our firm's inception in 1962, our strategy has remained the same: We take on the toughest cases, hire the brightest lawyers, and do it in a democratic environment where, from day one, lawyers are given early responsibility and treated like owners."


Another Stacked Lineup of Litigation of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 08/20/2021 - 08:30

Our first runners up this week are Sam Baxter of McKool Smith and Jason Sheasby of Irell & Manella, who won Litigator of the Week honors last year for landing a $506 million damages verdict for PanOptis in patent litigation against Apple. In a damages retrial. they won $300 million.