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Litigators of the Week: A $77.5 Million Plaintiff's Verdict in the 16th and Final Scheduled 3M Earplug Bellwether Trial

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 08:30
There's never been an MDL bigger than the massive 275,000-plus plaintiff case against 3M claiming its combat earplugs were defective and led to hearing

Another Round of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 08:25
Mark Ressler and Paul "Tad" O'Connor III of Kasowitz Benson Torres won a $185 million arbitration award for real estate developer client SL Green against Chinese conglomerate HNA Group.

Kudos and 'C'mon!': ACTL Just Pulled Off an Impressive Program to Diversify the Trial Bar. Again, Please.

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 08:30
This past weekend a group of fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers gathered in Chicago to help lawyers aspiring to be part of the next generation of trial advocates.

Break Out the Org Chart: How Covington Is Managing Its Opioid Docket for McKesson

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 08:30
Paul Schmidt, Andrew Stanner and Laura Flahive Wu of Covington & Burling discuss the challenge of staying on top of the all-encompassing assignment that's called on 50 lawyers at any given time.

Everybody's Uncomfortable During Voir Dire

Tue, 05/24/2022 - 08:30
Read to the end for jury consultant Diane Wiley's go-to question to get at the attitudes of prospective jurors.

How the United States Soccer Federation Got to Labor Peace and Equal Pay

Mon, 05/23/2022 - 08:30
Karen Leetzow, the federation's chief legal officer, discusses the "Rubik's cube" of litigation and collective bargaining that led to last week's announcement of new deals with the men's and women's national teams, alongside her lead labor negotiator Nicole Buffalano of Morgan Lewis and her lead litigator Jamie Wine of Latham & Watkins.

Litigators of the Week: The Irell Duo on a Win Streak for USAA in Mobile Check-Cashing Patent Cases

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 08:30
Jason Sheasby and Lisa Glasser of Irell & Manella scored a $218.45 million damages verdict in Marshall, Texas, last week for USAA against PNC Bank. They previously won jury verdicts of $200 million and $102 million in 2019 and 2020 in cases against Wells Fargo Bank.

A Fresh Batch of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 08:25
Our first runners-up at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Greenberg Traurig, and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman got a last-minute temporary restraining order barring the town of East Hampton, New York, from moving forward with plans to close its public airport.

A Few Questions for You

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 08:30

A lot has changed about the way I think and work over the past couple of years. What about you?


Overcoming Fear of Public Failure and Embracing Mentorship: Asian American Judges Trace Their Paths to the Bench

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 08:30

"Being a first Asian American anything is great," said Judge Holly Fujie of Los Angeles County Superior Court. "But making sure that you're not the last Asian American something is even more important."


Skadden Appellate Head Shay Dvoretzky On Making Business Arguments to a Textualist Supreme Court

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 08:30

"I think that's even more true now than it used to be the court seems more willing to follow the statutory text wherever it leads, even if that has adverse policy consequences for businesses," says Dvoretzky, who moved to Skadden to launch its Supreme Court and appellate practice about 18 months...

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Litigators of the Week: Patterson Belknap Scores a $2 Billion Trade Software Secret Verdict in Virginia for Software Maker Appian

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 08:30

Rival software company Pegasystems referred internally to a developer who had access to confidential Appian code as "our spy." After a seven-week trial, a Virginia state court jury sided with Appian and their trial team led by Adeel Mangi, Muhammad Faridi and Jeffrey Ginsberg of Patterson Belknap...

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Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 08:25

A Delaware federal jury awarded Quinn Emanuel client Complete Genomics $333 million in damages last week, while also invalidating two patents asserted by competitor Illumina.


Sweet Home California? How 2 Former Chicago Prosecutors Came to Lead Jenner & Block's SF and LA Offices

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 08:30

Back when they were AUSAs in Chicago a decade ago, Reid Schar and Brandon Fox talked about their mutual goal to end up in California. Now they're leading Jenner's offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles respectively.


Genetic Stop and Frisk? Gibson Dunn Pairs With Legal Aid to Block 'Familial Search' of New York's DNA Database

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 08:30

New York's Appellate Division, First Department issued a 3-2 decision last week siding with Gibson Dunn, Legal Aid and their clients, finding that the state agencies that authorized the practice had overstepped their authority.


Keeping Up With Cooley: How Tech's Favorite Litigators Won a Major Defamation Trial for the Kardashian-Jenner Family

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 08:30

Cooley's Mike Rhodes and Michelle Doolin discuss representing members of the preeminent reality TV family in a $100 million defamation lawsuit brought by Rob Kardashian's ex-fiancé, Blac Chyna.


Litigation Leaders: Winston & Strawn's Steve D'Amore Says the Firm Always Keeps an 'Eye on Succession'

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 08:30

"We recently transitioned our litigation leadership team to include a new and more diverse generation of leaders, which has empowered our rising stars to take on greater ownership of the litigation department's and the firm's future."


Litigators of the Week: The Cravath Team Defending Elon Musk from Shareholder Claims Over the Tesla-SolarCity Deal

Fri, 05/06/2022 - 08:30

Delaware Vice Chancellor Joseph Slights last week found the deal process was "far from perfect," but the price Tesla paid for SolarCity was "entirely fair" — a win for Musk and his trial team led by Evan Chesler, Daniel Slifkin and Vanessa Lavely.


Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 05/06/2022 - 08:25

After a two-week trial in Richmond, Virginia, a federal jury this week sided with Sullivan & Cromwell client Columbia University finding that NortonLifeLock Inc. infringed two cybersecurity patents developed by professors at Columbia's Intrusion Detection Systems Laboratory.


Another Chapter in the Recent Run of Unsuccessful Federal Antitrust Prosecutions of Individuals

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 08:30

Paul Coggins of Locke Lord and Fort Worth criminal defense attorney Brian Poe talk about defending a bellwether federal wage-fixing case targeting two former officials at a Texas physical therapy company.