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Litigators of the Week: The Gibson Dunn Duo Who Scored an Extraordinary SCOTUS Win for New York Landlords

Fri, 08/20/2021 - 08:30

Randy Mastro and Akiva Shapiro built on their prior U.S. Supreme Court win for the Diocese of Brooklyn striking down New York's capacity restrictions on religious services to secure another pandemic-related writ of injunction from the court for landlords challenging the state's eviction moratorium.

       

Rubbish In, Rubbish Out: Some Cautionary Thoughts on AI and Judging

Thu, 08/19/2021 - 08:30

"Judges typically act as very independent individuals, but in relation to these significant changes that technology will have on the system into the future, they need to be acting as a cohesive group rather than just in an individualistic manner," says Dean Tania Sourdin of the University of...

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If Your Associates Aren't Getting Argument Experience Now, When Will They?

Wed, 08/18/2021 - 08:30

Some barriers to getting junior lawyers stand-up court experience have dissipated during remote practice.

       

Dave Saunders of Juniper Networks Is Willing to Pay Outside Counsel More in Some Cases to Fight Than It Might Cost to Settle. Here's Why.

Tue, 08/17/2021 - 08:30

"On the commercial side, we're not going to pay someone if we didn't do anything wrong," says Saunders, the director of litigation at Juniper Networks, a multinational computer networking company based in Sunnyvale, California.

       

Finnegan Henderson Taps Its Federal Circuit Chops for Military Vets in Disability Cases

Mon, 08/16/2021 - 08:30

Finnegan's Charles Collins-Chase recently won two Federal Circuit appeals for pro bono veteran clients, including a decision finding the VA shouldn't be granted deference when it puts forward a position for the first time in litigation.

       

Litigators of the Week: Quinn Emanuel Clears the Decks for Norwegian Cruise Line to Ask for COVID Vaccination Docs in Florida

Fri, 08/13/2021 - 08:30

A Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan team led by Derek Shaffer, Olga Vieira and John O'Sullivan this week convinced a federal judge in Miami to grant an injunction blocking a Florida law barring the cruise line from requiring passengers to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

       

Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 08/13/2021 - 08:25

Our first runner-up this week is a joint team from the ACLU of Illinois, King & Spalding and Kirkland & Ellis that secured a victory last week on behalf of a certified class of all transgender individuals incarcerated by the Illinois Department of Corrections.

       

Regulatory Compliance Teams Are Linking Up With Their Sometimes-Less-Compliant Colleagues in Litigation

Thu, 08/12/2021 - 08:30

Relationships between in-house compliance teams and their litigation colleagues have grown tighter, particularly during the pandemic.

       

Caroline Teichner Describes How Litigators at Kraft Heinz Aim to Be the 'Most Reasonable People in the Room'

Wed, 08/11/2021 - 08:30

"When you're in private practice, you often are thinking purely from a legal strategy standpoint about what arguments are going to win," said Teichner, litigation counsel at the world's fifth-largest food and beverage company. "When you're in-house you're thinking: 'Is this dispute important to the...

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'Women Empowering Women': Touching Base With a New Wave of Leaders on the Plaintiff-Side of the Mass Torts and MDL Bar

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 08:30

"I really love what seems to be a movement now where the older guard is really having to move out of the way, whether voluntarily or not, to allow younger, more diverse attorneys to come through, and it's begun to enrich the legal field," said Harper Segui of Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips...

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Meet the Austin, Texas Litigator Helping Mexico Take on the Gun Industry

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 14:12

The case Steve Shadowen filed on behalf of Mexico in the District of Massachusetts appears to be the first brought by a sovereign nation against the gunmakers.

       

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