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WeWork's Stephen Mar Applies the 'Generalist' Approach to Litigation He Learned at Sullivan & Cromwell to In-House Work

2 hours 44 min ago

"In my current role as head of litigation and investigations, I don't have the luxury to specialize — I need to be a generalist and to be prepared for just about anything. And I love that," Mar said.


Litigator of the Week: Defending a 'Blockbuster' Antipsychotic Drug Patent During a Three-Week Zoom Trial

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 07:30

Barbara Mullin of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler fended off a generic drug maker's patent challenge to Janssen's antipsychotic drug Invega Sustenna which has more than $1.5 billion in annual sales. The win means nearly 10 more years of patent protection for the drug.


Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 07:25

Runners-up honors go to Winston & Strawn, for a big win in Texas, and the lawyers behind the Flint water settlement.


Kirkland Donates $12.5M in Legal Fees from Maryland HBCU Case to Schools and Civil Rights Orgs

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 06:00

Kirkland & Ellis was awarded statutory attorney fees as part of a $577 million settlement the state reached with the firm's clients, a coalition of students, faculty and alumni of Maryland's four public historically Black colleges and universities.


Soothsaying Lit Daily Readers Saw Some Big Things Coming

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 07:30

Lit Daily readers last year correctly predicted a rise in SPAC suits, disputes over supply chain disruptions and litigation centering on COVID vaccines. What do you see coming in 2022?


Want to Know State AGs' Priorities? Just Look at Their Settlement Agreements, Says Troutman Pepper's Ashley Taylor

Tue, 11/16/2021 - 07:30

Taylor's team has coined the phrase the "common law of settlements" to describe his team scours settlement agreements to parse the policy priorities of state attorneys general.


Litigation Leaders: Michael Gay of Foley & Lardner Thinks Frustrated High-School Athletes Make Good Trial Lawyers

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 07:30

"While there is competition everywhere in business, a jury verdict is as close as I can imagine to the walk-off home run, the buzzer-beating shot or the game-winning touchdown."


Litigators of the Week: Kirkland Litigators Bet on Client Huntsman and Themselves to Land $665M Arbitration Award on Contingency

Fri, 11/12/2021 - 07:30

Kirkland partners Gene Assaf, Mike Williams and Peter Farrell led a team that brought home a $200 million contingency fee after accusing Rockwood and executives of orchestrating a "massive fraud" in the $1.1 billion sale of its pigments businesses to Huntsman.


Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 11/12/2021 - 07:30

Quinn Emanuel and Gibson Dunn kick things off this week with a couple of high-profile wins in New York.


Faegre Drinker Leaders Discuss the Merger-Fueled Making of Product Liability and Mass Torts Juggernaut

Thu, 11/11/2021 - 07:30

According to a recent analysis by Lex Machina, Faegre Baker Daniels and Drinker Biddle & Reath, which merged in February of last year, combined to defend 21,235 product liability cases filed between 2018 and 2020. That's more than any firm besides Shook, Hardy & Bacon, which handled 21,308.


Survey Says! Some Virtual Litigation Tools Likely Here to Stay

Wed, 11/10/2021 - 07:30

Wilson Elser commissioned a survey of professionals in the insurance litigation management world to see which virtual litigation practices have taken hold during the pandemic and which ones might stick around long term.


Litigators on the Move: Move-ember is Well Underway

Tue, 11/09/2021 - 07:30

A bevy of big firm litigator lateral moves have been announced since the flip of the calendar this month. Here's a quick rundown.


Daralyn Durie, Who Just Won Her Third Trial in Five Months, Ponders the Benefits of Being Busy

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 07:30

"Often in the lead-up to trial it's easy to get buried in details that are ultimately not going to matter to the jury," Durie said. "It was helpful to come back at it with a mentality of starting at 30,000 feet and asking 'What is the jury going to make of this?'"


How the Charlottesville Trial Ties Into Capitol Riot Conspiracy Claims Against Trump and His Allies

Fri, 11/05/2021 - 16:20 reporter Jacqueline Thomsen reported on the first days of the civil trial against the alleged organizers of the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as the potential parallels with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot claims against Trump and his associates.


Litigators of the Week: A Huge Win for Drug Company Defendants in California Opioid Trial

Fri, 11/05/2021 - 08:30

The tentative decision from a judge in Orange County, California, was the first major win for drug companies facing trials across the country targeting their roles in the opioid crisis. Kirkland & Ellis, Hueston Hennigan, O'Melveny & Myers and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius represented the defendants.


Here Comes Another Loaded Batch of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 11/05/2021 - 08:30

Runners-up this week include teams from Akin Gump, Kirkland and Skadden.


After Winning a New Trial Because of Juror Misconduct, Debevoise Pro Bono Client Walks Free

Thu, 11/04/2021 - 08:30

After a juror pursued a romantic relationship with an incarcerated prosecution witness, a New York appellate court nixed Tysheem McGregor's convictions on gang-related charges. Last week, after a retrial handled by Susan Gittes and Lauren Dolecki Kober of Debevoise & Plimpton, McGregor walked free.


The SEC Said 'Hashlets' Were a Security. This Federal Jury Disagrees.

Wed, 11/03/2021 - 08:30

On Monday, a federal jury in Hartford, Connecticut found that four separate crypto assets were not securities in what appears to be the first time jurors in the Second Circuit, if not the whole country, were asked to consider whether a particular cryptocurrency was a security or not.


How are Gender Issues Playing Out in the Elizabeth Holmes Trial?

Tue, 11/02/2021 - 08:30

During a virtual fireside chat Monday, two Morrison & Foerster lawyers dug into the question of whether lawyers for the former Theranos CEO will call an expert on intimate partner abuse to try to make the case she was controlled by her former boyfriend and business partner, who is set to be tried...

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Litigators of the Week: Sheppard Mullin Lands a $100M-Plus Patent Infringement Award Against the Federal Government

Fri, 10/29/2021 - 08:30

Brad Graveline and Laura Burson of Sheppard Mullin won more than $100 million in damages at trial for their client SecurityPoint in a patent dispute with the federal government over the company's patented method for providing trays at security checkpoints.